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Are we on the brink of the first mile-high building?

Are we on the brink of the first mile-high building? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Skyscrapers are getting bigger, as cities race to raise the tallest tower. But in the future, they may become cities themselves, helping mitigate urban sprawl.
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33rd Square | What Does Watson Tell Us About the Philosophy of AI?

33rd Square | What Does Watson Tell Us About the Philosophy of AI? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Recently, long-time AI researcher Selmer Bringsjord presented a lecture at Oxford on the future directions of artificial intelligence based on where Watson has already been.
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Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease - Home News - UK - The Independent

Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease - Home News - UK - The Independent | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have hailed an historic “turning point” in the search for a medicine that could beat Alzheimer's disease, after a drug-like compound was used to halt brain cell death in mice for the first time.
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This would be a miracle, for sure!

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Robots Should Play Football - Not Humans! - BrighterBrains.org

Robots Should Play Football - Not Humans! - BrighterBrains.org | leapmind | Scoop.it
by Hank Pellissier For 140 years, American male human skulls have bashed each other on gridirons in the battle sport that brain-cripples many participants, leaving high schoolers dead, college students comatose, pro pigskin-players...
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The next frontier in cybercrime? Your body | Impact Lab

The next frontier in cybercrime? Your body | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Advances in healthcare mean that in-body devices to treat chronic conditions, or even just make you perform better as a human being, are not as far away as
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It’s the year 2023 and a day-old startup just sold for 1 billion dollars

It’s the year 2023 and a day-old startup just sold for 1 billion dollars | leapmind | Scoop.it
When my parents were my age they primarily dealt with huge and old companies. The mail, newspapers, banks and insurance companies were all giants and usually 100-year-old companies. The ...
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Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever

Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk.
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Major leap towards graphene for solar cells

Major leap towards graphene for solar cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells ...
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Google wants to make you immortal (and Obamacare will pay for it)

Google wants to make you immortal (and Obamacare will pay for it) | leapmind | Scoop.it
The ACA may stimulate Silicon Valley to help unlock the types of healthcare innovation that has never existed before.
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IBM scientists use data to predict infectious disease outbreaks | Impact Lab

IBM scientists use data to predict infectious disease outbreaks | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM scientists are collaborating with Johns Hopkins University and University of California, San Francisco to combat illness and infectious diseases in
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Get Happy: Why Superintelligent AI Will Probably be Superfriendly

Get Happy: Why Superintelligent AI Will Probably be Superfriendly | 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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Dr. George Church SENS6 Keynote Presentation

In the SENS6 Conference's keynote address, Harvard University's Dr. George Church describes recent advances in genomics and in the reading, writing, and inte...
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UAlberta medical research team designing new drug for common heart condition | Science Codex

UAlberta medical research team designing new drug for common heart condition | Science Codex | leapmind | Scoop.it
An international research team led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta has shown that new medications based on resveratrol — a compound found in red wine and nuts — may be used to treat a common heart-rhythm problem known as atrial...
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The Scientific Case for Decriminalization - Reason.com

The Scientific Case for Decriminalization - Reason.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Carl Hart on the fundamental ignorance that shapes our national conversation about drug policy.
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Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It - Wired Science

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It - Wired Science | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The Future of Winemaking Is in High-Tech Robotics

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) –- Adios Lucille Ball! Your wine is now crushed by robots. Winemaker Hall Vineyard is utilizing optic technology to replace hand sorting grapes.
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33rd Square | Exponentially Shrinking Electronic Components

33rd Square | Exponentially Shrinking Electronic Components | leapmind | Scoop.it
While everyone is familiar with Moore's Law effect on microprocessors, other electronic components are also shrinking at exponential rates.
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Direct 'writing' of artificial cell membranes on graphene

Direct 'writing' of artificial cell membranes on graphene | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene emerges as a versatile new surface to assemble model cell membranes mimicking those in the human body, with potential for applications in sensors for understanding biological processes, disease detection and drug screening.
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Sound waves create touch feedback without actual touch

Sound waves create touch feedback without actual touch | leapmind | Scoop.it
A technology called "ultrahaptics" can create a sensation of touch in mid-air using focused ultrasonic sound.
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The Ethics of Autonomous Cars

The Ethics of Autonomous Cars | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sometimes good judgment can compel us to act illegally. Should a self-driving vehicle get to make that same decision?
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Who needs a body anyway? Experts are now investigating whether we could one day live as just a BRAIN on far away planets

Who needs a body anyway? Experts are now investigating whether we could one day live as just a BRAIN on far away planets | leapmind | Scoop.it
Professor Kevin Warwick, at the University of Reading, believes the key to one day inhabiting far away planets is to get rid of the body altogether, such as how cartoon villain Krang, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did.
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GE teams up with AT&T and Intel to conquer the industrial internet. Here's its plan.

GE teams up with AT&T and Intel to conquer the industrial internet. Here's its plan. | leapmind | Scoop.it
So far this year GE has made $290 million in revenue from its industrial internet products. The two-year effort gets new partners Wednesday, and we learn how it plans to stay open and still build a barrier to entry.
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How big will the Internet of Things become? | Impact Lab

How big will the Internet of Things become? | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Internet of Things Seventy-five billion is the number of devices that Morgan Stanley has extrapolated from a Cisco report that details how many devices will
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Cota charging system transmits power wirelessly at up to 30 feet | Impact Lab

Cota charging system transmits power wirelessly at up to 30 feet | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gartner Research released a report in 2008 in which it identified the number one IT grand challenge as Never having to manually recharge devices. Physicist
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Oculus Rift Brings Virtual Reality to Verge of the Mainstream | MIT Technology Review

Oculus Rift Brings Virtual Reality to Verge of the Mainstream | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift has heavyweight developer support, and millions of dollars of crowdsourced investment. But many of the old challenges to this new technology remain.
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