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Next Big Future: IBM's goal is a petaflop computer the size of a large backpack and not a basketball court

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An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it | leapmind | Scoop.it
Starbucks' 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn't need sleep. It's precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can't quit. It has memorized every one of its customers' orders.
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Covert operations: Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought

Covert operations: Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought | leapmind | Scoop.it
With advances in neurofeedback techniques, the signal-to-noise ratio of the brain activity underlying our thoughts can be remastered, according to a recent discovery.
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How Hollywood Can Stop Suing Downloaders and Capitalize on Piracy | MIT Technology Review

How Hollywood Can Stop Suing Downloaders and Capitalize on Piracy | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
After spending millions of dollars on legal fees, film studios should stop suing downloaders and take better advantage of what they do.
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Your Brain Can Be Hacked And This Is How To Do It

Your Brain Can Be Hacked And This Is How To Do It | leapmind | Scoop.it
Would it be possible to hack the human brain and even take control of it? And if the answer was yes (it’s yes – have you ever heard of a Cochlear hearing implant?), how would information be carried? Via electricity… or perhaps using light?
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The Drone Paradox

The Drone Paradox | leapmind | Scoop.it
There is an overwhelming trend in the world of warfare today, which is to move combat to remote operated systems first, and then to autonomous platforms, in the very near future.
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Porter Wharton's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:56 PM

So in about 10 or 20 years from now war will probibly not have to involve humans fighting at all it will be like Star Wars and only have drone to fight 

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Simple urine test uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting

Simple urine test uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting | leapmind | Scoop.it
Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.
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The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence

The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists and engineers are creating a world in which cars drive themselves, machines recognize people and humanoid robots travel unattended.
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A Staff of Robots Can Clean and Install Solar Panels

A Staff of Robots Can Clean and Install Solar Panels | leapmind | Scoop.it
With the price of solar panels falling, the industry is looking to labor savings to achieve its goal of make solar energy cheaper than natural gas.
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Halloween Candy Spooks Aging Digestive Systems! Research in Fruit Flies Helps Explain Why

Halloween Candy Spooks Aging Digestive Systems! Research in Fruit Flies Helps Explain Why | leapmind | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why young children can eat bags of Halloween candy and feel fine the next day – compared to adults who experience all sorts of agony following the same junk food binge? Evolution and a gene called Foxo may be to blame.
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Microsoft Leans on Machine Learning and Quantum Computing in New Research Strategy | MIT Technology Review

Microsoft Leans on Machine Learning and Quantum Computing in New Research Strategy  | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
As Microsoft prepares to absorb Nokia’s handset business, a new research strategy emerges.
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Now that's proper science: CYBORG MONKEYS with PROSTHETIC ARMS

Now that's proper science: CYBORG MONKEYS with PROSTHETIC ARMS | leapmind | Scoop.it
No, it's not the long awaited cyborg monkey butler
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Airlines cashing in on the business of the overhead bins | Impact Lab

Airlines cashing in on the business of the overhead bins | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Airlines are finding new ways to make money from carry-ons. People have tried to cram all sorts of things into airplane overhead compartments, including a
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The Chilling Implications Of Democratizing Big Data: Facebook Graph Search Is Only The Beginning

The Chilling Implications Of Democratizing Big Data: Facebook Graph Search Is Only The Beginning | leapmind | Scoop.it
While privacy advocates have expressed concern about the phenomenon of massive data collection and analytics colloquially known as “big data,” most people are more familiar with social media anxiety, like inappropriate Facebook posts leading to...
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Same genetic mutations linked to 12 types of cancer

Same genetic mutations linked to 12 types of cancer | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research identifies genetic mutations that are common among 12 types of cancer, reflecting the growing understanding that tumors can be defined by their underlying biology rather than their location in the body.
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Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs

Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments – such as collapsed buildings – based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or 'biobots.'...
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33rd Square | WatsonPaths Shows How AI Will Augment Human Intelligence

33rd Square | WatsonPaths Shows How AI Will Augment Human Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to IBM's Michael Barborak, it’s not human versus machine that will represent how artificial intelligence evolves, but human plus machine taking on challenges together and achieving more than either could do on its own.
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Machines Gauging Your Star Potential Automate HR Hiring - Bloomberg

Machines Gauging Your Star Potential Automate HR Hiring - Bloomberg | leapmind | Scoop.it
Machines Gauging Your Star Potential Automate HR Hiring
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The programmable world begins in our homes | Impact Lab

The programmable world begins in our homes | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Your home will start thinking and be able to detect the presence of people, pets, cars, smoke, humidity, moisture, lighting, temperature, vibration, angle,
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Design News - Blog - MIT's ConceptNet Helps Advance Artificial Intelligence

Design News - Blog - MIT's ConceptNet Helps Advance Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
The idea behind MIT's ConceptNet is to give systems and technical devices a better understanding of the human language.
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Scientists create a super antioxidant: Common catalyst cerium oxide opens door to nanochemistry for medicine

Scientists create a super antioxidant: Common catalyst cerium oxide opens door to nanochemistry for medicine | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists at Rice University are enhancing the natural antioxidant properties of an element found in a car's catalytic converter to make it useful for medical applications.
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3D printing 'entering the metal age'

3D printing 'entering the metal age' | leapmind | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion reactors.
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Two-way street: electric cars of the future could give power back to the grid

Two-way street: electric cars of the future could give power back to the grid | leapmind | Scoop.it
On September 23rd, the city of Palo Alto, California decided to embrace the electric car. Inspired by one resident who fought to install a public charging station, the city council voted to mandate...
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A blueprint for restoring touch with a prosthetic hand

A blueprint for restoring touch with a prosthetic hand | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research is laying the groundwork for touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs that one day could convey real-time sensory information to amputees via a direct interface with the brain.
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