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Scientists building synthetic yeast

Scientists building synthetic yeast | leapmind | Scoop.it
A UK team is building an "artificial" chromosome to be inserted into the world's first synthetic yeast, which could help make vaccines and biofuels.
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Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials

Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Although scientists continue to discover the remarkable electronic properties of nanomaterials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, the way that electric current flows at this scale is not well understood.
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What if Moore’s Law applied to humans as well?

What if Moore’s Law applied to humans as well? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Even the humans of the near future may look nothing like today’s humans.
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The Money Side of Driverless Cars

The Money Side of Driverless Cars | leapmind | Scoop.it
Revenue from parking tickets, car insurance and more could dry up if cars can drive themselves and traffic accidents become largely a thing of the past.
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For perfect nano-crystals, just add water

For perfect nano-crystals, just add water | leapmind | Scoop.it
A simplified technique to fabricate nano-crystals of cerium dioxide (CeO2), which have wide-ranging technological and industrial applications, has been 'unexpectedly' demonstrated by a UNSW chemist.
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Billionaire Peter Thiel invests in the development of 3D printed meat

Billionaire Peter Thiel invests in the development of 3D printed meat | leapmind | Scoop.it
The prospect of lab-grown meat has intrigued both vegetarians and environmentalists for years.
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WEB, AWAKE!

WEB, AWAKE! | leapmind | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.
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Justifying Human Enhancement: The Case for Posthumanity

Justifying Human Enhancement: The Case for Posthumanity | leapmind | Scoop.it
This paper argues on behalf of a posthuman future that is intimately tied to the use of human enhancement technology.
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Stem cells could rejuvenate oldest humans to indefinite lifespan

Stem cells could rejuvenate oldest humans to indefinite lifespan | leapmind | Scoop.it
Centenarians, people who have reached 100 years of age boast about 450,000 members worldwide; but super-centenarians, those 110 years and older, total just 58 as of May 5, 2013.
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Could Artificial Intelligence Create an Unemployment Crisis?

Could Artificial Intelligence Create an Unemployment Crisis? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will have significant implications for evolving economic systems.
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Breakthrough could lead to 'artificial skin' that senses touch, humidity and temperature

Breakthrough could lead to 'artificial skin' that senses touch, humidity and temperature | leapmind | Scoop.it
Using tiny gold particles and a kind of resin, a team of scientists has discovered how to make a new kind of flexible sensor that one day could be integrated into electronic skin, or e-skin.
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Enhanced yet affordable material for supercapacitors: Mass production of 3D mesoporous graphene nano-balls

Enhanced yet affordable material for supercapacitors: Mass production of 3D mesoporous graphene nano-balls | leapmind | Scoop.it
Korean Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) developed a new method to massively synthesize enhanced yet affordable materials for supercapacitors.
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Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities | leapmind | Scoop.it
While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction, people are considering what they could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.”
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Researchers patent new electrolytes based on ionic liquids that prolong the life of solar cells and batteries

Researchers patent new electrolytes based on ionic liquids that prolong the life of solar cells and batteries | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a new family of ionic liquids that produce electrolytes that improve the performance, stability and durability of electrochemical and electronic devices.
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These Decapitated Worms Regrow Old Memories Along with New Heads

These Decapitated Worms Regrow Old Memories Along with New Heads | leapmind | Scoop.it
New experiments show that beheaded flatworms can retain trained behaviors after their brains regenerate
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To clean the air, Dutch scientists invent pavement that eats smog

To clean the air, Dutch scientists invent pavement that eats smog | leapmind | Scoop.it
What if the solution to smog was right where the rubber meets the road?
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'Pressure Cooker' Breaks Waste into Useful Components

'Pressure Cooker' Breaks Waste into Useful Components | leapmind | Scoop.it
Like alchemists, engineers are developing a process to turn sewage into drinkable water, energy and useful byproducts at a cost of less than a nickel per person per day.
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July 10 News: U.S. Passed 10 Gigawatts Of Solar Capacity

July 10 News: U.S. Passed 10 Gigawatts Of Solar Capacity | leapmind | Scoop.it
The United States is now one of four countries to achieve 10 gigawatts of solar power capacity, and installations are only expected to accelerate.
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Sprint Opens New Lines of Communication with Cars’ Onboard Computers | MIT Technology Review

Sprint Opens New Lines of Communication with Cars’ Onboard Computers | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wireless connections in cars are becoming faster and more capable, bringing new features, new services—and new problems.
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New study validates longevity pathway: Findings identify universal mechanism for activating anti-aging pathway

New study validates longevity pathway: Findings identify universal mechanism for activating anti-aging pathway | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.
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A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.

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Novel nanoparticle delivers powerful RNA interference drugs

Novel nanoparticle delivers powerful RNA interference drugs | leapmind | Scoop.it
Silencing genes that have malfunctioned is an important approach for treating diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
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Kai-Fu Lee’s Innovation Works Spreads Startup Religion in Beijing | MIT Technology Review

Kai-Fu Lee’s Innovation Works Spreads Startup Religion in Beijing | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
One man, Kai-Fu Lee, did more than anyone else to turn the Chinese capital into a technology powerhouse.
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Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed...
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33rd Square | How Robots are Being Used to Test the Safety of Self Driving Cars

33rd Square | How Robots are Being Used to Test the Safety of Self Driving Cars | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ford outfitted vans with robotic controls that allow the vehicle to drive around, steer the vehicle, change gears, and utilize the brakes when faced with obstacles or potential hazards.
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