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The most sophisticated sex robot today is a product of healthcare | ExtremeTech

The most sophisticated sex robot today is a product of healthcare | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sophisticated sex dolls and toys have been around for quite some time now, with Real Dolls having been on the market since 1996.
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Becoming Bionic: Engineering Beyond Biology - IEEE Spectrum

Transmuting nature to hardware that can repair or strengthen human capabilities
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Future and Cosmos: The Man of the Future Visualized

Future and Cosmos: The Man of the Future Visualized | leapmind | Scoop.it
A visual tour of the cool gadgets and body enhancements of the Man of the Future
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Ballmer’s biggest success was out of the spotlight

Ballmer’s biggest success was out of the spotlight | leapmind | Scoop.it
Fortunately for Microsoft and the future health of the Puget Sound economy, there are two strong contenders to replace outgoing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer — one at hand and the other nearby.
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DARPA wants computers that fuse with higher human brain function

DARPA looking to begin “Cortical Processor” processor development
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Google Car + Uber = Killer App

Google Car + Uber = Killer App | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google's $258M investment in Uber shows it is serious about commercializing the Google Car As I've argued before and expand upon in my upcoming book, The New Killer Apps: How Big Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups, massive car sharing is the...
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If Internet.org Succeeds, The Developing World Will Gain Billions In Online Work

If Internet.org Succeeds, The Developing World Will Gain Billions In Online Work | leapmind | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, an online marketplace for hiring virtual workers. The world's internet companies have a vested interest in bringing everyone online, but so do the world's workers.
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Quantum boost for artificial intelligence

Quantum boost for artificial intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Quantum computers able to learn could attack larger sets of data than classical computers.
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Why We'll Have Robots In The Workplace Before Robots At Home

Why We'll Have Robots In The Workplace Before Robots At Home | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sorry, Wall-E. Willow Garage's troubles show that in Silicon Valley, telepresence is in, robot butlers are out.
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Graphene transistors based on negative resistance could spell the end of silicon and semiconductors | ExtremeTech

Graphene transistors based on negative resistance could spell the end of silicon and semiconductors | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
With silicon fast running out of steam and no clear path beyond 14nm, graphene might just be the light at the end of the tunnel.
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A computer that can read letters directly from your brain

A computer that can read letters directly from your brain | leapmind | Scoop.it
By using brain scan data and a set of computer algorithms, scientists from the Netherlands were able to determine which letters a person was looking at.
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Copper identified as culprit in Alzheimer's disease | Machines Like Us

Copper identified as culprit in Alzheimer's disease | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset and enhance the progression of Alzheimer's disease by preventing the clearance and accelerating the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain.
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33rd Square | Machines May Learn Like Us

33rd Square | Machines May Learn Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Studies have found that neural network computer models, which are used in a growing number of applications, may learn to recognize patterns in data using the same algorithms as the human brain.
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Giant Robotic Mining Trucks Love the Australian Desert

Giant Robotic Mining Trucks Love the Australian Desert | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the dusty red earth of Western Australia, robot trucks haul iron ore. The trucks themselves weigh about 500 tons whe…
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New research suggests 'female sperm' and 'male eggs' possible

New research suggests 'female sperm' and 'male eggs' possible | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research from Japan has suggested that it may be possible in the future for scientists to grow male and female reproductive cells from the opposite gender. In other words, to create sperm from women and eggs from men.
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Can Google build its own 'Nexus car' without the help of automakers?

Can Google build its own 'Nexus car' without the help of automakers? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google could be contemplating a ‘Nexus car’ that showcases its driverless-vehicle technology, just like Nexus phones showcase Android. According to a report, Google is talking with auto component suppliers about building a car to its designs.
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Automation slows job growth in manufacturing | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND

Automation slows job growth in manufacturing | Prairie Business Magazine | Grand Forks, ND | leapmind | Scoop.it
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- Minnesota's factories are churning out lots of products like airplane parts and medical devices these days, but they're not exactly going on hiring sprees.
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Is Google Knowledge? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

"Google it" seems to be the quick and easy answer for every question we could possibly ask, but is finding facts the same thing as KNOWING? Having billions o...
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Google is knowledge!

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Jobs, Robots, Capitalism, Inequality, And You | TechCrunch

Jobs, Robots, Capitalism, Inequality, And You | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe everything will be fine. Maybe the "widening gap between rich and poor" is temporary. Maybe the steady growth in the proportion of jobs that are part-time and/or low-paid will soon reverse.
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33rd Square | Will Google Make Their Own Car?

33rd Square | Will Google Make Their Own Car? | leapmind | Scoop.it
After working on collaboration agreements with major auto manufacturers to bring self-driving car technology to the masses seems to have stalled, there is increasing chatter that Google may be on the path to developing it's own line of cars.
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In California, a Champion for Police Cameras

In California, a Champion for Police Cameras | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rialto, Calif., has become the poster city for using cameras to police the police, backed by data showing that complaints against officers fell by 88 percent after they began wearing the technology in 2012.
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Researchers Transform Human Scar-Tissue into Heart-Muscle Cells

Researchers Transform Human Scar-Tissue into Heart-Muscle Cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
A newly published study from scientists at the Gladstone Institutes details how researchers transformed the class of cells that form human scar tissue into those closely resembling beating heart cells.
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Jobs Are Not the Answer

Jobs Are Not the Answer | leapmind | Scoop.it
Job losses will only get worse as the 21st century progresses. Global capital will continue to move jobs to places on the planet that have the lowest labor costs. Technology will continue to improve, eliminating countless jobs.
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