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Reign of the Techno-Nanny – The New Inquiry

Reign of the Techno-Nanny – The New Inquiry | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Black-hole laser edges closer to testing Hawking - physics-math - 08 October 2012 - New Scientist

Black-hole laser edges closer to testing Hawking - physics-math - 08 October 2012 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
A novel laser could confirm Stephen Hawking's theory that black holes emit light – and find practical applications...
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Self-Braking Cars Will Save Thousands of Lives - IEEE Spectrum

Self-Braking Cars Will Save Thousands of Lives - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Virginia Tech researchers demonstrate the value of safety systems that take action when a distracted driver doesn't...
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Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World | Book | Exponential Times

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Sleeping brain behaves as if it's remembering something, study shows

Sleeping brain behaves as if it's remembering something, study shows | leapmind | Scoop.it
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep.
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Will Big Data Kill All But the Biggest Retailers?

Will Big Data Kill All But the Biggest Retailers? | leapmind | Scoop.it

Grocery manufacturers are investing heavily in "shopper marketing" — but independent retailers aren't seeing much of the action. (Will Big Data Kill All But the Biggest Retailers?


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The £90,000 'robolegs' that got me out of my wheelchair: How one woman stood on her own feet nine years after she was paralysed

The £90,000 'robolegs' that got me out of my wheelchair: How one woman stood on her own feet nine years after she was paralysed | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sophie Morgan was paralysed for life when her spine was shattered in a car accident as she celebrated her A-levels. Here, nine years later, she tells how she can finally walk again.
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When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle

When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Questioning thoughts arise from a bracing study from Norway. The electric car might be a trade-in of an old set of pollution problems for a new set. Thanks but no thanks to a misguided cadre selling on the green revolution.
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From the Pirate Bay to Google’s self-driving cars: 5 stories you have to read | memeburn

From the Pirate Bay to Google’s self-driving cars: 5 stories you have to read | memeburn | leapmind | Scoop.it
From the Pirate Bay to Google's Self-Driving Car: 5 stories you have to read http://t.co/1j9CtraF via @memeburn...
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Sick of intrusive airport security already? Just wait for the next generation of scanners which can read EVERY molecule in your body

Sick of intrusive airport security already? Just wait for the next generation of scanners which can read EVERY molecule in your body | leapmind | Scoop.it
The invention, while technologically exciting, raises the sinister spectre of government, businesses and individuals having the ability to monitor everyone constantly.
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Urban Coyotes Move To The City - Science News - redOrbit

Urban Coyotes Move To The City - Science News - redOrbit | leapmind | Scoop.it
Urban coyote populations could be just the beginning of animal predators making their way towards the big cities.
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Foxconn to be 50% automated within three years: report|Companies|Business|WantChinaTimes.com

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High-capacity 3D transparent memory a step closer to reality

High-capacity 3D transparent memory a step closer to reality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rice University researchers led by chemist James Tour have just written a paper in the journal Nature Communications that describes transparent, non-volatile, heat- and radiation-resistant memory c...
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The Radicalness Of 3D Printing

The Radicalness Of 3D Printing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Way back in February of 2011, I wrote an extensive article for H+ on 3D printing and how it would allow a transition between an economy based on material “value” and scarcity to one based on nonmaterial “value” and abundance.
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2012 Nobel Prize For Making Cells Young Again : Discovery News

2012 Nobel Prize For Making Cells Young Again : Discovery News | leapmind | Scoop.it
This year's Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to John B.
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The Invisible Computer

"Technology is like a race car going 200 miles per hour on the fastest track on earth . . ." A simple picture story describing a new, innovative approach to ...
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MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet - MIT News Office

MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet - MIT News Office | leapmind | Scoop.it
New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
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The vast gulf between current technology and theoretical singularity | ExtremeTech

The vast gulf between current technology and theoretical singularity | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
The gap between where we are and where we need to be for any sort of technology 'singularity' to occur is huge -- and the measures futurologists point to don't actually seem to address the problem.
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Rethinking Sleep

Rethinking Sleep | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s not the quantity of sleep that restores and refreshes, but the quality.
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The Weird Neuroscience of Immortality --Uploading the Human Mind

The Weird Neuroscience of Immortality --Uploading the Human Mind | leapmind | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Kenneth Hayworth, 41, recently of Harvard and a veteran of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, believes that he can live forever, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.
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Robot firefighters help mitigate hazardous conditions

Robot firefighters help mitigate hazardous conditions | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Events worldwide remind us of the fact that modern-day fire-fighting has taken on added complexities such as explosions, chemical leaks, and nuclear accidents.
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Dragonfly spy drone technology could make data centers more green

Dragonfly spy drone technology could make data centers more green | leapmind | Scoop.it

Tiny ribbons that generate electricity when flexed and flex when stimulated with electricity have been developed to flap the wings of mechanical dragonfly spy drones, but the technology can also find uses ranging from powering iPods and cell phones...

 

Tiny ribbons that generate electricity when flexed and flex when stimulated with electricity have been developed to flap the wings of mechanical dragonfly spy drones, but the technology can also find uses ranging from powering iPods and cell phones to charging batteries by converting to electricity the vibration of devices deployed in data centers. (...)

 

Researchers at Princeton University have embedded these brittle ribbons in silicone rubber, allowing them to flex and also protect them from environments where they might be deployed, such as in shoes - to capture mechanical energy as people walk in them - or implanted within humans - to capture the motion of lungs to power pacemakers. (...)


Power generation using the PZT ribbons is similar to solar cells except that solar cells require sunshine. "Here you need to continuously generate motion to power things," he says. PZT is also more efficient than solar cells, which capture 25% of the energy they absorb. PZT captures 80%, McAlpine says.


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Mice Created From Stem Cells - Health News - redOrbit

Mice Created From Stem Cells - Health News - redOrbit | leapmind | Scoop.it
Japanese scientists reported in the journal Science that they have created life using stem cells made from skin.
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"server-sky" concept could put millions of servers in orbit

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Open access will change the world, if scientists want it to | Machines Like Us

Open access will change the world, if scientists want it to | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
While the Australian Research Council considers its policy on open-access publication and others within the...
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