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FCC chairman: US phone system needs Internet makeover

FCC chairman: US phone system needs Internet makeover | leapmind | Scoop.it
Tom Wheeler expects a 'diverse set of experiments' to begin next year aimed at replacing the country's aging analog transmission infrastructure. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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How Supercomputers Will Yield a Golden Age of Materials Science: Scientific American

How Supercomputers Will Yield a Golden Age of Materials Science: Scientific American | leapmind | Scoop.it
With supercomputers and the equations of quantum mechanics, scientists are designing new materials atom by atom, before ever running an experiment
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New Indoor Navigation Technologies Work Where GPS Can’t - IEEE Spectrum

New Indoor Navigation Technologies Work Where GPS Can’t - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
GPS doesn’t work indoors, but other radiolocation methods are coming to a smartphone near you
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NASA's Next Frontier: Growing Plants On The Moon

NASA's Next Frontier: Growing Plants On The Moon | leapmind | Scoop.it
A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" – and they’re doing it with the help of thousands of children, a robot, and a few specially customized GoPro cameras.
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Could Artificial Meat Ever Replace The Real Thing?

There's nothing quite like a juicy steak straight off the grill, but scientists are coming close to replicating that meaty greatness, without the meat! Annie...
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Real-Life People Who Have Become Dolls

Real-Life People Who Have Become Dolls | leapmind | Scoop.it
Did you know about the 'Barbie Flu'? Real-life women (and men!) are converting themselves into living dolls by any means necessary. Sexy or creepy? You decide.
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Inkjet Printing Could Be the Key to Next-Generation OLED Displays | MIT Technology Review

Inkjet Printing Could Be the Key to Next-Generation OLED Displays | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable OLED displays, rigid and flexible.
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Exponential Technology

Exponential Technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
Below is a graph of Computing on a logarithmic scale. It shows the power of computing at the Supercomputer, Desktop Computer and Mobile level. This is Moore's Law in action - it states that the num...
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Small, Fast and Cheap, Theranos Is the Poster Child of Med Tech — and It’s in Walgreen’s

Small, Fast and Cheap, Theranos Is the Poster Child of Med Tech — and It’s in Walgreen’s | leapmind | Scoop.it
A number of startups are selling portable diagnostic laboratories that require just a drop of the patient’s blood, made possible by advances in the field of microfluidics.
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How License-Plate Scanners Are Eroding Our Privacy

How License-Plate Scanners Are Eroding Our Privacy | leapmind | Scoop.it
Police officers don't respond kindly to being videotaped, yet law enforcement agencies on every level are tracking out comings and going via cameras that ID our license plate numbers.
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Anyone Anywhere Can Build The Next Google -- There Are No Barriers

Anyone Anywhere Can Build The Next Google -- There Are No Barriers | leapmind | Scoop.it
A common excuse that entrepreneurs make for not being able to innovate is the lack of venture capital in their region.
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Carnegie Mellon Computer Searches Web 24/7 To Analyze Images and Teach Itself Common Sense

Carnegie Mellon Computer Searches Web 24/7 To Analyze Images and Teach Itself Common Sense | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) computer program is able to label images and learn associations with little human intervention.
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Condom mechanics of graphene

Condom mechanics of graphene | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wonder material graphene faces its stiffest challenge yet – providing thinner, stronger, safer and more desirable condoms.
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Self-Driving Cars Gain Backing of U.S. Regulators - IEEE Spectrum

Self-Driving Cars Gain Backing of U.S. Regulators - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Federal officials welcome the idea of autonomous cars but caution against rushing the technology
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Google's Top Futurist Says Your 'Privacy May Be An Anomaly'

Google's Top Futurist Says Your 'Privacy May Be An Anomaly' | leapmind | Scoop.it
One of Google's top futurists, Vinton Cerf, said yesterday that "privacy may be an anomaly" and "it will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve."
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Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: where to now? | Machines Like Us

Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: where to now? | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
There isn’t a radio-control handset in sight as a nimble robot briskly weaves itself in and out of the confined tunnels of an underground mine.
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Growing inequality in supercomputing power | PCWorld

Growing inequality in supercomputing power | PCWorld | leapmind | Scoop.it
The first 17 entrants in the latest supercomputer ranking produce half of all the supercomputing power on the list.
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The coming tech-lash

The coming tech-lash | leapmind | Scoop.it
Everyone should be forgiven a certain amount of self-indulgence on their wedding day. But Sean Parker’s multi-million-dollar wedding last June in a forest in...
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Graphene Comes to Nanopore Gene Sequencing - IEEE Spectrum

Graphene Comes to Nanopore Gene Sequencing - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene is thin enough to fit in between each base of a DNA molecule, so it could solve some of nanopore gene sequencing's problems
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Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing

Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.
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4 World-Changing Products Dreamed Up by Bill Gates | Wired Design | Wired.com

4 World-Changing Products Dreamed Up by Bill Gates | Wired Design | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
WIRED asked four premier product design firms to turn some of Bill Gates' dream products into full-blown prototypes.
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I can foresee competition between artificial and human intelligence - Dr. Latar

I can foresee competition between artificial and human intelligence - Dr. Latar | leapmind | Scoop.it
This year Intel celebrates the 40th anniversary of the microprocessor. The microprocessor has been the engine of the digital revolution that has changed our society dramatically over the past few dec
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