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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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Blind mole-rats are resistant to chemically induced cancers | News Bureau | University of Illinois

Blind mole-rats are resistant to chemically induced cancers | News Bureau | University of Illinois | leapmind | Scoop.it
The News Bureau, part of Public Affairs, generates and coordinates news coverage of the Urbana-Champaign campus
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2030s Cognitive Machines: a glimpse of life in a future wonderworld

2030s Cognitive Machines: a glimpse of life in a future wonderworld | leapmind | Scoop.it
"It's the year 2030, and as I glance around my bedroom, I feel secure knowing that microscopic sensors embedded throughout the house constantly monitor my breathing, heart rate, brain activity and other vital health issues.
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Is the Pigularity Near?

Is the Pigularity Near? | 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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Book Review: The Transhumanist Wager, by Zoltan Istvan

Book Review: The Transhumanist Wager, by Zoltan Istvan | leapmind | Scoop.it
An Epic Declaration of Transhumanist Values Full disclosure: I LOVE this book… If you want a dispassionate, unbiased, detached, "objective" examination of the book's plot, character development, li...
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RIP Frederik Pohl, the man who transformed science fiction

RIP Frederik Pohl, the man who transformed science fiction | leapmind | Scoop.it
One of the leading lights of the science fiction world, editor and author Frederik Pohl, passed away this weekend after a career that defined the genre for decades.
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How Flake-Handling Trick Will Enable Graphene's Next Revolution | MIT Technology Review

How Flake-Handling Trick Will Enable Graphene's Next Revolution | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The ability to stack graphene sheets on top of each other should make possible an entirely new class of devices that exploit previously inaccessible physics, say researchers
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Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real? | leapmind | Scoop.it
From androids to Pixar, the golden rule has been that lifelike creations cross a line from cute to creepy. Now experts are asking whether this is actually true.
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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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IBM Watson at Work for Consumers: Helping Us Fix Things

IBM Watson will soon help consumers figure out how to fix products without having to look through an entire product manual. Find out how Watson will work dir...
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33rd Square | Researchers Develop Super-Strong Robot Muscle

33rd Square | Researchers Develop Super-Strong Robot Muscle | leapmind | Scoop.it
National University of Singapore’s (NUS) engineers have created efficient artificial muscles that could one day carry 80 times their own weight and extend to five times their original length when carrying the load.
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New Take on Free Radicals

New Take on Free Radicals | 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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Aging really is 'in your head'

Aging really is 'in your head' | leapmind | Scoop.it
Among scientists, the role of proteins called sirtuins in enhancing longevity has been hotly debated, driven by contradictory results from many different scientists. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate? | leapmind | Scoop.it
A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
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