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Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science: Scientific American

Massive Open Online Courses, aka MOOCs, Transform Higher Education and Science: Scientific American | leapmind | Scoop.it
Science, engineering and technology courses have been in the vanguard of the massive open online course movement. These classes also are providing fodder for scientific research on learning
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Google's secret X lab to reveal new project 'in the coming month'

Google's secret X lab to reveal new project 'in the coming month' | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google X is the secret laboratory where the company puts designers to work on some of their most outlandish and ambitious ideas; its output so far has included Project Glass, self-driving cars, and...
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Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?

Throughout humankind's history, we've driven species after species extinct: the passenger pigeon, the Eastern mountain lion, the dodo .... But now, says Stew...
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Robots: When will they take your job?

Robots: When will they take your job? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots are coming fast and furious, and they are after your job. Robots are not just replacing manual jobs such as assembly line workers but now they have their eyes on doctors, pilots and
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hope soon so life will be easier

Braden Costin's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:17 AM

This article focuses on the advancements of robots and how one day they could take over every job. The reality is that this has already happened an example being an aircraft. The latest auto pilot system acan land and take off safley.

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Computer Algorithms Rely Increasingly on Human Helpers

Computer Algorithms Rely Increasingly on Human Helpers | leapmind | Scoop.it
Computer algorithms are capable of trading stocks, arranging dates and winning “Jeopardy.” But increasingly, behind the curtain, there is a human helper.
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Russians resurrect 30,000-year-old frozen flower

Russians resurrect 30,000-year-old frozen flower | leapmind | Scoop.it
It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years.
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BMW Pledges To Have Driverless Cars By 2020

BMW Pledges To Have Driverless Cars By 2020 | leapmind | Scoop.it
BMW Group and Continental Automotive are collaborating to improve driver assistance systems, otherwise known as “highly automated driving.” With this partnership, BMW hopes to have fully automated driving “ready for implementation by 2020.”...
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David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions...
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33rd Square: Breakthrough May Lead To Anti-Aging Drugs In Five Years

33rd Square: Breakthrough May Lead To Anti-Aging Drugs In Five Years | leapmind | Scoop.it
Resveratrol-based drugs that combat aging may be available within five years says the discoverer of the Sirituin activating compounds, David Sinclair.
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Google confirms Project Glass will support prescriptions ‘later this year,’ but not in its Explorer Edition

Google confirms Project Glass will support prescriptions ‘later this year,’ but not in its Explorer Edition | leapmind | Scoop.it
A prescription version of Google Glass is coming in 2013. Google's project Glass is a pair of glasses at the end of the day, so it follows that you'll be able to order a pair personalized ...
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James D. Miller on Singularity 1 on 1: Prepare for a Smarter World

http://www.singularityweblog.com/james-d-miller-on-singularity-1-on-1-prepare-for-a-smarter-world/ James D. Miller is a professor of economics and, most rece...
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Facebook 'likes' predict personality

Facebook 'likes' predict personality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Research suggests that highly personal information can be gleaned from things users choose to like on Facebook.
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This wireless brain implant could make telekinesis a reality

This wireless brain implant could make telekinesis a reality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Brown University researchers have developed a fully implantable and rechargeable wireless brain sensor capable of transmitting neural data to an external receiver.
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Google Glass Will Disrupt Social Media With Too Much Data

Google Glass Will Disrupt Social Media With Too Much Data | leapmind | Scoop.it
When there is too much information, aggregators and hosts look for ways of slowing down the stream.
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The Transhumanist Reader, edited by Max and Natasha, to be published in April | TURING CHURCH

The Transhumanist Reader, edited by Max and Natasha, to be published in April | TURING CHURCH | leapmind | Scoop.it
TURING CHURCH - A magazine on science, technology, religion, and spirituality
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Graphene: Made in Manchester

Graphene is the world's thinnest material. The two dimensional material was first isolated by Professor Andre Gein and Professor Kostya Novoselov at The Univ...
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Hitachi's ROPITS is the self-driving go-kart of the future

Hitachi's ROPITS is the self-driving go-kart of the future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sick of walking around the parking lot to find your tiny single-person car, only to have to manually drive it to your destination like a slob? Hitachi has a self-driving solution, and for some...
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NASA’s Curiosity rover confirms that life could’ve survived on Mars | ExtremeTech

NASA’s Curiosity rover confirms that life could’ve survived on Mars | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Just 200 days into its primary mission, NASA's Curiosity rover has confirmed that Mars could've once supported life. We now know that Mars, once upon a time, was a lot like Earth and could've supported ancient microbes.
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Scientists Identify Gene that Causes Obesity in Mice | Genetics | Sci-News.com

Scientists Identify Gene that Causes Obesity in Mice | Genetics | Sci-News.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that deleting a gene called Perilipin 2 (Plin2) in mice prevents them from becoming obese even on a high fat diet.
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Moore's Law Found to Apply to Evolution of Technologies Beyond Transistors: Scientific American

Moore's Law Found to Apply to Evolution of Technologies Beyond Transistors: Scientific American | leapmind | Scoop.it
A comparison of several mathematical laws regarding costs of technologies finds that industrial growth and productivity can be predicted in many sectors, including aeronautics
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Phys.Org Mobile: Flexible, semitransparent power source made with novel comb-teeth structure

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Why Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning To America For The First Time In Decades

Why Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning To America For The First Time In Decades | leapmind | Scoop.it
Key economic drivers. ;
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