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Why computers of the next digital age will be invisible

Why computers of the next digital age will be invisible | leapmind | Scoop.it
Computers are hi-tech, right? Our children may not see it that way. The next generation of digital devices will be hidden, bringing both benefits and dangers.
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6 things you should know about the market for big batteries

6 things you should know about the market for big batteries | leapmind | Scoop.it
How do you build a big market for batteries and other forms of energy storage? Here’s a look at the key challenges.
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Dyed Plastic Boosts Stretchable Solar Cells | MIT Technology Review

Dyed Plastic Boosts Stretchable Solar Cells | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Using plastic to absorb light could lower the cost of solar power.
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Graphene: The quest for supercarbon

Graphene: The quest for supercarbon | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene's dazzling properties promise a technological revolution, but Europe may have to spend a billion euros to overcome some fundamental problems.
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The12 Real Life Inventions That Science Fiction is Neglecting at its Peril

The12 Real Life Inventions That Science Fiction is Neglecting at its Peril | leapmind | Scoop.it
Science fiction has always commented on the present, and today's present is very science-fictional. All around, we see inventions that could transform the world within a decade or two. So why don't more science fiction writers speculate about them?
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$125K Job, No Degree or Experience Necessary

$125K Job, No Degree or Experience Necessary | leapmind | Scoop.it
A hot startup called Knack has been getting lots of press attention, but much of the coverage has missed the most exciting potential of this firm, which is to help individuals succeed based on their
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Amazon Drone Skeptics Lack Imagination

Amazon Drone Skeptics Lack Imagination | leapmind | Scoop.it
Video Jeff Bezos' announcement on 60 Minutes that Amazon would be pursuing drone delivery has prompted a bunch of skeptical replies.
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Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph

Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph | leapmind | Scoop.it
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
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A research-focused Yahoo gets smarter, buys NLP startup SkyPhrase

A research-focused Yahoo gets smarter, buys NLP startup SkyPhrase | leapmind | Scoop.it
Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase and will incorporate the team into Yahoo Labs. SkyPhrase had built a natural-language processing platform that returned relevant statistics in response to search queries entered using everyday language.
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Love-‘bots: future robots could become ideal lovers, experts say

Love-‘bots: future robots could become ideal lovers, experts say | leapmind | Scoop.it
Although some people might find the idea of love with a machine repulsive, experts predict that as the technology advances and robots become more human-like, we will view our silicon cousins in a friendlier light.
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The War on the War on Death Begins

The War on the War on Death Begins | leapmind | Scoop.it
When Google launched their Calico project aimed at working toward the end of aging and the radical extension of the human lifespan, I figured that – quite apart from any scientific progress this mi...
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Will Amazon-owned robot maker sell to e-tailer’s rivals? - The Boston Globe

Will Amazon-owned robot maker sell to e-tailer’s rivals? - The Boston Globe | leapmind | Scoop.it
Amazon is beginning to add Massachusetts-made robots.
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Look Out, Waiters: Applebee's Is Putting a Tablet at Every Table

Look Out, Waiters: Applebee's Is Putting a Tablet at Every Table | leapmind | Scoop.it
Score one for the machines. On Tuesday, Applebee’s announced plans to install a tablet at every table in its 1,860 restaurants across the United States.
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Andy Rubin's next Google moonshot project: Robots

Andy Rubin's next Google moonshot project: Robots | leapmind | Scoop.it
The former Android leader is in charge of one of Google's 'moonshots,' an effort to use robots to free humans from drudgery. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500

As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hospital pricing is often convoluted, and hospital charges represent about a third of the total United States health care bill.
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Can 23andMe survive the FDA?

Can 23andMe survive the FDA? | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s been a week since the FDA brought the hammer down on personal genetics service 23andMe, and for followers of the company, the future is still uncertain. According to the order, the company...
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Large-scale trial of driverless cars to begin on public roads - Telegraph

Large-scale trial of driverless cars to begin on public roads   - Telegraph | leapmind | Scoop.it
The world’s first large-scale test of driverless cars will involve 100 Volvos taking to the streets of Gothenburg in 2017
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GET READY: The Threat And Promise Of Humans With Technologically Boosted Superintelligence

GET READY: The Threat And Promise Of Humans With Technologically Boosted Superintelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Via Sentient Developments, futurist and Singularity Summit co-organizer Michael Anissimov on radically amplified human intelligence (IA) as potentially even more powerful, and dangerous, than artificially intelligent machines: The real objective…...
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GEN | News Highlights:Designer Sperm Passes Selected Genes to Future Generations

GEN | News Highlights:Designer Sperm Passes Selected Genes to Future Generations | leapmind | Scoop.it
Lentiviruses have been exploited to generate transgenic animals via the male germline.
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Scientists discover wonder rice gene

Scientists discover wonder rice gene | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a wonder rice gene that could dramatically increase yields of one of the world's most important food crops, the International Rice Research Institute said Tuesday.
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New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos

New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
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Israeli Startup Develops Wireless Mobile Chargers Using Infrared Light

Israeli Startup Develops Wireless Mobile Chargers Using Infrared Light | leapmind | Scoop.it
While the technology of smartphones keeps becoming more advanced, charging technology is still lagging behind. Israeli startup Wi-Charge has created the technology to charge phones and other devices without a charger, using focused infrared light.
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China could become the first country to legalize parcel delivery by drone

China could become the first country to legalize parcel delivery by drone | leapmind | Scoop.it
In building drones that kill people, the US has a couple-decade head start on China.
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33rd Square | Doctors Perform Historic First in Regenerative Medicine Trial on Human Heart

33rd Square | Doctors Perform Historic First in Regenerative Medicine Trial on Human Heart | leapmind | Scoop.it
A University of Utah doctor has performed the historic first procedure using new regenerative medicine technique called retrograde gene therapy to restore function to a human heart severely damaged by cardiac arrest.
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