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Nissan Announces Plans to Release Driverless Cars by 2020

Nissan Announces Plans to Release Driverless Cars by 2020 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Already engaged in testing, Nissan said this week that it planned to introduce a market-ready autonomous vehicle by the end of the decade.
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CellNEWS: Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-repair and Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart

CellNEWS: Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-repair and Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of scientists has taken a major step towards treatment for heart attack, by instructing the injured heart in mice to heal by expressing a factor that triggers cardiovascular regeneration driven by native heart stem cells.
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What’s The Difference Between Haptics Now And Then? | Components content from Electronic Design

What’s The Difference Between Haptics Now And Then? | Components content from Electronic Design | leapmind | Scoop.it
Great leaps are being taken in the understanding of human multi-sensory fusion, and engineering solutions can provide truly lifelike tactile response.
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Genes key to human longevity identified

Genes key to human longevity identified | leapmind | Scoop.it
Imagine taking a drug that can reduce the rate at which you age, it may soon be a reality! A new study provides evidence that ageing works through a special set of genes that everyone has - the rDNA genes.
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Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution?

Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution? | 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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Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years

Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wall Street is starting to wake up to the potential of 3D printing.
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Health-Care Costs Driven By Expensive Technology That Doesn’t Work | MIT Technology Review

Health-Care Costs Driven By Expensive Technology That Doesn’t Work | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
In every industry but one, technology makes things better and cheaper. Why is it that innovation increases the cost of health care?
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Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows | leapmind | Scoop.it
Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 w...
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Chinese firm hitches ride on drones to deliver packages | ZDNet

Chinese firm hitches ride on drones to deliver packages  | ZDNet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Shenzhen-based courier company, SF Express, begins trials in Guangdong using drones each outfitted with eight propellers and able to fly up to 100 meters to deliver packages.
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Charles Grinnell presents at: Mothers of Invention-Robots 2012

Charles Grinnell presents at: Mothers of Invention-Robots hosted by Boston Globe Innovation Economy columnist Scott Kirsner Dec 11, 2012
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33rd Square | Honda Shows Technology To Avoid Pedestrian-Car Collisions

33rd Square | Honda Shows Technology To Avoid Pedestrian-Car Collisions | leapmind | Scoop.it
Automaker Honda has demonstrated two experimental safety technologies aimed at reducing the potential for collisions between automobiles and pedestrians and between automobiles and motorcycles.
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Driverless cars, pilotless planes … will there be jobs left for a human being?

Driverless cars, pilotless planes … will there be jobs left for a human being? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: Throughout history, economic upheaval has destroyed whole industries – and created new ones. But now, some fear automation may mean the death of mass employment
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Our friends electric

Our friends electric | leapmind | Scoop.it
AS GIANT welding robots go about their business in a modern car factory, the scene looks like a cyberpunk vision of Dante’s “Inferno”. Amid showers of sparks,...
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From dental braces to astronauts’ seats

From dental braces to astronauts’ seats | leapmind | Scoop.it
EVER since 3D printing—the ability to construct solid objects by building them up, a layer at a time, in plastic or metal—hit public consciousness a couple of...
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Will Robots Drive Us To Socialism?

Will Robots Drive Us To Socialism? | leapmind | Scoop.it
I read recently that Rio Tinto has already replaced 30% of their mining machinery operators and drivers with robots. The future of work in an age of increasing automation is a topic that a lot of e...
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Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough

Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough | leapmind | Scoop.it
Silicon is great, but we're tickling the edges of its speed limit. As a result, researchers at Oregon State University have been plugging away at a
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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:43 AM

This sounds really interesting and if true it would improve the speed of conventional computing by a great margin, not even talking about energy saving.

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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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New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns

New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar...
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Electronic cigarettes growing in popularity with teens

Electronic cigarettes growing in popularity with teens | leapmind | Scoop.it
One out of 10 American high school students used electronic cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly 3% of middle school students, according to a new federal report.
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On Cyborgs, Patents, Property and Open Source

On Cyborgs, Patents, Property and Open Source | leapmind | Scoop.it
When speaking about transhumanism, one might think either about genetically altered human beings, or about ones with cybernetic enhancements and augmentations. Those second ones are popularly known as cyborgs.
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Technological Unemployment | 60 minutes

Real story behind industrial mass unemployment in the USA. Robotics has taken over manufacturing and warehousing jobs that created the US middle class, now a...
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Redesigned PayPal app wants you to order ahead, skip lines

Redesigned PayPal app wants you to order ahead, skip lines | leapmind | Scoop.it
PayPal has grand plans of replacing your wallet, and it hopes offering more discounts and dining-out payment options will help it do that. Read this article by Donna Tam on CNET News.
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