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NASA’s Older Mars Rover Notches Another Milestone | TIME.com

NASA’s Older Mars Rover Notches Another Milestone | TIME.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
(LOS ANGELES) -- Opportunity, NASA's other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it's easy to forget it's still alive.
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Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 years?  -  Tim Cannon Interview (Biohacker / Grindhouse Wetwares) - Transhumanity.net

Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 years?  -  Tim Cannon Interview (Biohacker / Grindhouse Wetwares) - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Tim Cannon is a biohacker from Grindhouse Wetwares in Pittsburgh - their motto is “what would you like to be today?
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Indefinite lifespan possible in 20 years, expert predicts

Indefinite lifespan possible in 20 years, expert predicts | leapmind | Scoop.it
New Google hire and renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil sums up how technologies might play out over the next two decades with this claim: “If you remain in good health for 20 more years, you may never die.”...
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D.I. Dubrovsky: “Cybernetic immortality. Fantasy or scientific problem?”

D.I. Dubrovsky: “Cybernetic immortality. Fantasy or scientific problem?” | 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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Web 're-defining' human identities

Web 're-defining' human identities | leapmind | Scoop.it
Social networks such as Facebook and on-line gaming are changing people's view of who they are and their place in the world, says a UK report.
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Josie Eldred's curator insight, September 9, 2014 1:22 AM

3. Despite that this article digresses somewhat, it nonetheless touches very accurately on the topic of my presentation. The article states, "The study found that far from creating superficial or fantasy identities that some critics suggest, in many cases it allowed people to escape the preconceptions of those immediately around them and find their "true" identity. This is especially true of disabled people who told researchers that online gaming enabled them to socialise on an equal footing with others." (Ghosh, P., 2013) It also quotes, "'The internet can allow many people to realise their identities more fully.'" (Ghosh, P., 2013) I feel that these two lines encapsulate the theme of my presentation very precisely, and I also find the BBC News to be a reliable source of information, which is why I've prioritised this article on the list.

 

 

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Bred to Resist Insect Pests GMO Crops Cause Less Damage to Biodiversity than Non-GMO | World Future Society

Bred to Resist Insect Pests GMO Crops Cause Less Damage to Biodiversity than Non-GMO | World Future Society | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Mousetrap: Four next-gen controllers that will kill the mouse as we know it | Digital Trends

Mousetrap: Four next-gen controllers that will kill the mouse as we know it | Digital Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's high time the mouse met its maker. Up to now, nothing has truly been able to outdo this age-old peripheral. But 2013's tech might change that forever.
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Building Intelligent Computer Systems: Richard Gordon at TEDxOverlandPark

Building Intelligent Computer Systems: Richard Gordon at TEDxOverlandPark | leapmind | Scoop.it
Richard T. Gordon has a PhD in physics and has spent his career working on complex problems affecting business, the environment and the nation's computer infrastructure. He is a specialist in machine
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Is It Time to Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Is It Time to Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease? | Wired Science | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's often said that violence is a sickness, that gun violence threatens public health. Some scientists say these aren't just figures of speech, but literal truths: Violence truly is contagious, spreading through society like an infection.
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Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy'

Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy' | leapmind | Scoop.it
Obscurity is a protective state that can further a number of goals, such as autonomy, self-fulfillment, socialization, and relative freedom from the abuse of power.
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End of Death

End of Death | leapmind | Scoop.it
Is the end of death in our future? Positive futurists say it is. Infectious disease, accidents, starvation, and violence have kept average life expectancy at 20-to-30 years throughout most of human history.
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Fireflies Inspire Modification to LEDs that Makes Them 55 Percent More Efficient | MIT Technology Review

Fireflies Inspire Modification to LEDs that Makes Them 55 Percent More Efficient | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A modification to existing LEDs based on firefly abdomens can boost the brightness of the light source.
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Graphene-based transistor seen as candidate for post-CMOS technology

Graphene-based transistor seen as candidate for post-CMOS technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A new graphene-based transistor in which electrons travel both over a barrier and under it (by tunneling) has exhibited one of the highest performances of graphene-based transistors to date.
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Transhumanism and Money - Transhumanity.net

Transhumanism and Money - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Money is at the very center of how human beings communicate with one another in complex societies and yet it is almost completely ignored in all private k-12 education in the united states and most nations.
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Earworms: The Rise of Mobile Malware | MIT Technology Review

Earworms: The Rise of Mobile Malware | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Is your phone the next great malware vector?
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33rd Square | Chris Eliasmith Discusses SPAUN's Artificial Intelligence

33rd Square | Chris Eliasmith Discusses SPAUN's Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Recently Nikola Danaylov of Singularity 1 on 1 interviewed Chris Eliasmith and discussed a variety of topics including the story behind his desire to create the breakthrough brain simulation, SPAUN.
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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:26 AM

This is really something I have been dreaming to work on when I was in 2nd grade on highschool. Brilliant. Download and have fun ;-)

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Asteroid-prospecting spacecraft plan to be announced | KurzweilAI

Asteroid-prospecting spacecraft plan to be announced | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Deep Space Industries Inc. will announce plans to create the world's first fleet of commercial asteroid-prospecting spacecraft, according to
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Chipmaker Races to Save Stephen Hawking’s Speech as His Condition Deteriorates | ZeitNews

Chipmaker Races to Save Stephen Hawking’s Speech as His Condition Deteriorates | ZeitNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has long relied on technology to help him connect with the outside world despite the degenerative motor neuron disease he has battled for the past 50 years.
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Why international competitiveness trumps ethics and accountability

Why international competitiveness trumps ethics and accountability | leapmind | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein famously asserted that “we will not solve present problems with the same thinking that created them”, so pointing out that the problems we now face—problems like climate change, rising income inequality, financial crises, resource...
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Ain’t No Science Fiction, Suspended Animation Is FDA Approved and Heading To Clinical Trials

Ain’t No Science Fiction, Suspended Animation Is FDA Approved and Heading To Clinical Trials | leapmind | Scoop.it
The next new thing doctors are trying to do to save our lives? Bring us that much closer to death.
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Opening a new avenue in neurobiology, scientists turn one form of neuron into another in the brain

Opening a new avenue in neurobiology, scientists turn one form of neuron into another in the brain | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new finding by Harvard stem cell biologists turns one of the basics of neurobiology on its head – demonstrating that it is possible to turn one type of already differentiated neuron into another within the brain.
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'Quadruple helix' DNA discovered in human cells

'Quadruple helix' DNA discovered in human cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving 'double helix' DNA structure - the chemical code for all life.
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HPCwire: Micron Readies Hybrid Memory Cube for Debut

HPCwire: Micron Readies Hybrid Memory Cube for Debut | leapmind | Scoop.it
The next-generation memory-maker Micron Technology was one of the many innovative companies demonstrating its wares on the Supercomputing Conference (SC12) show floor last November.
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