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Countdown to zero: New 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may lead to superthin electronics and synthetic cells

Countdown to zero: New 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may lead to superthin electronics and synthetic cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Synthetic, man-made cells and ultrathin electronics built from a new form of 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may be possible through research at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.
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There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’

There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’ | leapmind | Scoop.it
What if you discovered an invasive species that seems drawn to electricity — in your outlets, appliances, laptops and TVs — and no one would listen?
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Falling in love with AI virtual assistants: a creepy love affair nearer than you think (Wired UK)

Falling in love with AI virtual assistants: a creepy love affair nearer than you think (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
In Spike Jonze’s Her, Joaquin Phoenix falls hard for his AI operating system.
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33rd Square | Researchers Use Electricity To Control Atom-Sized Magnets

33rd Square | Researchers Use Electricity To Control Atom-Sized Magnets | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have been able to modify the magnetic orientation of a single atom, the mechanism that determines its magnetic stability and therefore its usefulness in a variety of future device applications, by varying the atom's electrical coupling...
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IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Will Power A 'Cognitive, Expert Personal Shopper' App Next Year

IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Will Power A 'Cognitive, Expert Personal Shopper' App Next Year | leapmind | Scoop.it
There are two other officially announced apps coming as well.
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The Robots are Taking Our Jobs: Part II

Google has just announced a huge new push into robotics. And they're not the only ones. We seem to hear about new, exciting robotics companies every day. But...
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David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

David Simon: 'There are now  two Americas. My country is a horror show' | leapmind | Scoop.it
David Simon: Capitalism in America has lost sight of its social compact
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EXPLORE THE SCIENCE AND SPACE WITH ME: How Artificial Chromosomes Could Transform Humanity

EXPLORE THE SCIENCE AND SPACE WITH ME: How Artificial Chromosomes Could Transform Humanity | leapmind | Scoop.it
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How Skynet Might Emerge From Simple Physics

How Skynet Might Emerge From Simple Physics | leapmind | Scoop.it
A provocative new paper is proposing that complex intelligent behavior may emerge from a fundamentally simple physical process.
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Will your company be powered by Tesla?

Will your company be powered by Tesla? | leapmind | Scoop.it
SolarCity is offering Tesla battery packs to reduce your peak-time demand charges with no upfront fee.
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Meet WISP, the wireless future of Internet service | PCWorld

Meet WISP, the wireless future of Internet service | PCWorld | leapmind | Scoop.it
No cable or phone line required. No satellite lag. Traditional ISPs should be nervous.
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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

Video Sources! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aq_fU6bY-l5BdGVUdUVOX2ZBWFNlb2tLcnZnT1g5ekE&usp=sharing Artificial intelligence is an ever evolvi...
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U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030

U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030 | leapmind | Scoop.it
The National Intelligence Council has just released its much anticipated forecasting report, a 140-page document that outlines major trends and technological developments we should expect in the next 20 years.
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33rd Square | For Marcus Hutter, The Path To AI Starts With An Equation

33rd Square | For Marcus Hutter, The Path To AI Starts With An Equation | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence researcher Marcus Hutter believes he has found an equation for artificial general intelligence. His team is now testing AIXI by playing video games.
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A Video Introduction to Aubrey de Grey: Renowned Gerontologist Moves Away from Immortality

A Video Introduction to Aubrey de Grey: Renowned Gerontologist Moves Away from Immortality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Introduction to Aubrey de Grey Parts 1 & 2 are the first two videos in our Aubrey de Grey series. Come see them in full on SingularityWeblog.com!
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Quantum Entanglement Holds DNA Together, Say Physicists | MIT Technology Review

Quantum Entanglement Holds DNA Together, Say Physicists | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new theoretical model suggests that quantum entanglement helps prevent the molecules of life from breaking apart.
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Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s Job-Crushing Drones and Robot Armies: They’re Coming for Your Job Next

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s Job-Crushing Drones and Robot Armies: They’re Coming for Your Job Next | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's inescapable: We'll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?
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New wave of automation comes as jobs decline

New wave of automation comes as jobs decline | leapmind | Scoop.it
I USED to think online shopping would mean plenty of work for couriers, because at least delivering the stuff that's bought online can't be automated.
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Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say | leapmind | Scoop.it
Massive reserves of "freshwater" are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.
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Killing cancer like the common cold

Killing cancer like the common cold | leapmind | Scoop.it
After doctors trained his immune cells to become adept at killing cancer, Nick Wilkins is now cancer free.
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Hitachi Develops All-in-One Container-Type Energy Storage System | Business Wire

Hitachi Develops All-in-One Container-Type Energy Storage System | Business Wire | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hitachi develops all-in-one container-type energy storage system - CrystEna - and plans to begin demonstration test in North American market
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Robots Can Now Debone a Chicken with Surgical Precision

Robots Can Now Debone a Chicken with Surgical Precision | leapmind | Scoop.it
One more feather into the robotics' cap. Now robots can slice meat from chicken bone more accurately than any human.
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Dueling Nanowire Lasers Promise Big Changes to Optoelectronics - IEEE Spectrum

Dueling Nanowire Lasers Promise Big Changes to Optoelectronics - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two research projects nearly simultaneously develop semiconductor nanowire lasers and we all could reap the rewards
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This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientific researchers say Calico may be our best shot at making real steps to slow the aging process.
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Are Emoticons the Future of Language? | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

In the digital age, we increasingly use written language in place of face to face chat or phone calls. But the advantages email, chat, and text give us in sp...
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