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A quest to prove there's a business case for installing big batteries at buildings

A quest to prove there's a business case for installing big batteries at buildings | leapmind | Scoop.it
California is set to become a large energy storage market, and that has prompted bankers to figure out whether they could make money from it. Wells Fargo plans to get answers from its own pilot project.
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Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet

Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet | leapmind | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global network built with...
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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:33 AM

A controversial news from Brazil. On one way opposition is right that internet should be decentralized and free but on the other hand it is true that huge percentage of internet services are US based. So who is to decide what should be done. Hopefully internet will escape local legislation and a control by its own wild growth because if any geocentric instance will try to take the control or impose the rules, freedom of digital communication will die painful death. 

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When the professor works at Google - Fortune Management

When the professor works at Google - Fortune Management | leapmind | Scoop.it
Singularity University is a novel response to the need for continuous, lifelong learning among professionals in today’s working world.
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DNA Double Take

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Your DNA and identity are not as entwined as once thought. In fact most people have multiple genomes floating around, from mutations and remnants of pregnancies or twins.
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On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing: High temperature superconductivity in a toplogical insulator

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing: High temperature superconductivity in a toplogical insulator | leapmind | Scoop.it
Reliable quantum computing would make it possible to solve certain types of extremely complex technological problems millions of times faster than today's most powerful supercomputers.
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Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals

Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Methane is the main component of natural gas, as well as a potent greenhouse gas whose levels in the atmosphere have been rising.
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Microbe is Immune to Aging

Microbe is Immune to Aging | leapmind | Scoop.it
While aging remains an inevitable fact of life, researchers have discovered a microbe that stays forever young by rejuvenating every time it reproduces.
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Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

http://www.ted.com Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high...
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Scientists discover cosmic factory for making building blocks of life

Scientists discover cosmic factory for making building blocks of life | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a 'cosmic factory' for producing the building blocks of life, amino acids, in research published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.
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Why Do We Work?

Why Do We Work? | leapmind | Scoop.it
We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one i…
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Researchers demonstrate new method for harvesting energy from light | Impact Lab

Researchers demonstrate new method for harvesting energy from light | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Hybrid optoelectronic nanostructures with controlled variation in photoconduction properties. University of Pennsylvania reasearchers have demonstrated a
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The Last Generation to Die — a short film | KurzweilAI

The Last Generation to Die — a short film | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
Set in the future when science first begins to stop aging, a daughter tries to save her father from natural death. The story takes place roughly 30 years
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All-digital, bookless library opens in Texas | Impact Lab

All-digital, bookless library opens in Texas | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
A rendering of BiblioTech, a public library offering only electronic books. Officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrated the opening of the BiblioTech
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Aging experts from across the world gather in Cambridge to 'reimagine' being old

Aging experts from across the world gather in Cambridge to 'reimagine' being old | leapmind | Scoop.it
Leading scientists gathered in Cambridge to discuss the solution to age-related diseases and how people can be as healthy at 90 as they are at 20.
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Stanford scientists use 'wired microbes' to generate electricity from sewage | ZeitNews

Stanford scientists use 'wired microbes' to generate electricity from sewage | ZeitNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
Engineers at Stanford have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage, using naturally occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.
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Synthetic biology is bursting with life | Chemistry World

Synthetic biology is bursting with life | Chemistry World | leapmind | Scoop.it
Synthetic biology is shifting into high gear. To truly thrive, it needs chemists, says Mark Peplow
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Are Robots Going To Kill Your Next Job Or Create It?

Are Robots Going To Kill Your Next Job Or Create It? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Everyone agrees that some jobs for humans will be lost to robots and some jobs for humans will be made because of our 'bot overlords. But there's a...
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CMU's Autonomous Car Doesn't Look like a Robot - IEEE Spectrum

CMU's Autonomous Car Doesn't Look like a Robot - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
This self-driving Cadillac uses seemingly invisible, automotive-grade sensors
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Scientists discover a way to erase bad memories | Impact Lab

Scientists discover a way to erase bad memories | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have already learned how to erase memories of fear, as well as how to plant false memories. What if you could walk into a clinic, just like
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33rd Square | Mercedes-Benz Shows Off Self Driving Car

33rd Square | Mercedes-Benz Shows Off Self Driving Car | leapmind | Scoop.it
With its S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE research vehicle, Mercedes-Benz became the world's first automobile manufacturer (that is if Google doesn't start making cars) to demonstrate that autonomous driving in rural and urban traffic is possible.
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Should we legalize all drugs? | Machines Like Us

Should we legalize all drugs? | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron explains why legalizing all drugs—including cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine—would be a better policy than the current prohibition.
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » How Long before a Driverless Car Wins the Indianapolis 500?

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » How Long before a Driverless Car Wins the Indianapolis 500? | leapmind | Scoop.it
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