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Exclusive Interview With Doug Wolens, Director of “The Singularity”

Exclusive Interview With Doug Wolens, Director of “The Singularity” | leapmind | Scoop.it
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” If you watch Doug Wolens’ latest documentary, “The Singularity,” the quote from Arthur C. Clarke is the first thing you see.
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Robots predicted to join family in home or serve in public setting

Robots predicted to join family in home or serve in public setting | leapmind | Scoop.it
A robot called mObi senses when someone is nearby. It rolls gracefully on a single ball, navigating around people and furniture, and even talks a
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Transhuman express

Transhuman express | leapmind | Scoop.it
"My predictions very often seem startling 10 or 20 years out, but then people quickly get used to changed circumstances when they actually do happen."
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Dopamine: the two-faced molecule behind addiction and Parkinson's disease - video

Dopamine: the two-faced molecule behind addiction and Parkinson's disease - video | leapmind | Scoop.it
The neurotransmitter is not only at the root of addiction and Parkinson's, it has also revealed a fascinating distinction between the brain chemistry of 'wanting' and 'liking'
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Bruce Sterling Thinks Artificial Intelligence Has Jumped the Shark

Bruce Sterling Thinks Artificial Intelligence Has Jumped the Shark | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bruce Sterling wrote influential works like Schismatrix and Islands in the Net, plus he practically invented cyberpunk (with all due respect, of course, to William Gibson and Rudy Rucker). We are serious fans of his work.
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Google Experiments With Killing the Password and Using a USB Keyfob Instead | MIT Technology Review

Google Experiments With Killing the Password and Using a USB Keyfob Instead | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Life would be more secure if we used USB sticks, or even jewelry, to log into computer accounts, suggest Google engineers
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The World in 2050: What is the Next Big Idea?

The World in 2050: What is the Next Big Idea? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Peter Thiel, Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist
Charles Bolden, NASA Adminstrator
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Telepresence robot helps program brain and spine stimulators remotely | KurzweilAI

Telepresence robot helps program brain and spine stimulators remotely | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
RP-7 telepresence device (credit: Ivar Mendez et al./Neurosurgery) With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy
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Ben Goertzel interviews Natasha Vita-More

Ben Goertzel interviews Natasha Vita-More | 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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Why Facebook's Graph Search needs to be mobile right now | Digital Trends

Why Facebook's Graph Search needs to be mobile right now | Digital Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
Facebook unveiled Graph Search this week, but all its innovation is confusingly desktop-only. Here's why Graph Search needs to be on mobile in a hurry
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Your Biggest Genetic Secrets Can Now Be Hacked, Stolen, and Used for Target Marketing

Your Biggest Genetic Secrets Can Now Be Hacked, Stolen, and Used for Target Marketing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Few things in this world are more personal than your DNA. For this reason, databases like the Human Genome Project have always respected the privacy of their participants.
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Hiding your research behind a paywall is immoral

Hiding your research behind a paywall is immoral | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mike Taylor: As a scientist your job is to bring new knowledge into the world. Hiding it behind a journal's paywall is unacceptable
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Peter Diamandis Says Eight Technologies Are Making the World Better

Peter Diamandis Says Eight Technologies Are Making the World Better | leapmind | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur and X Prize Foundation creator Peter Diamandis says that popular misconceptions aside, the world has never been in better shape and that it is going to get even better, thanks to an unprecedented wave of technological innovation that...
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Faster, Sooner: Why The U.S. Needs 'Gigabit Communities' - Forbes

Faster, Sooner: Why The U.S. Needs 'Gigabit Communities' - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Julius Genachowski Julius Genachowski is chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
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Dr. Wade Adams: Nanotechnology and the Future of Energy

Dr. Wade Adams, Associate Dean of the School of Engineering at Rice University, passionately explains what nanotechnology is and why it is fundamental to sol...
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Flexible Battery Breakthrough In Quest For A Bendable Phone

Flexible Battery Breakthrough In Quest For A Bendable Phone | leapmind | Scoop.it
South Korean researchers have unveiled a way to create flexible battery. The breakthrough is the latest step forwards on the quest to create a bendable phone, which everyone seems to want for no specific reason.
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Nanowires Fuel Breakthrough for Solar Energy | ZeitNews

Nanowires Fuel Breakthrough for Solar Energy | ZeitNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the latest issue of Science, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells.
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Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven

Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven | leapmind | Scoop.it
In 2005, President George W. Bush and American corn farmers saw corn ethanol as a promising fossil fuel substitute that would reduce both American dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Japan to replace nuclear plant with world's largest wind farm

Japan to replace nuclear plant with world's largest wind farm | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Officials in Japan have announced plans for building the largest wind farm in the world, ten miles off the coast of Fukushima – site of the nuclear disaster that followed the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation in 2011.
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Multiple steps toward the 'quantum singularity'

Multiple steps toward the 'quantum singularity' | leapmind | Scoop.it
In early 2011, a pair of theoretical computer scientists at MIT proposed an optical experiment that would harness the weird laws of quantum mechanics to perform a computation impossible on conventional computers.
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The End of Auto Insurance?

The End of Auto Insurance? | 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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Rise of the Military Robot - Transhumanity.net

Rise of the Military Robot - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you grew up on Transformers, or maybe Gundam Wing; big battling robots that carved swaths of destruction wherever they went.
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How connectivity is transforming us and our society: Erik Kruse at TEDxStockholm

How connectivity is transforming us and our society: Erik Kruse at TEDxStockholm | leapmind | Scoop.it
Folke is the Chair Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University. He has previously worked at Auckland University, New Zealand, Gothenburg University and Stockholm University.
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Dynamics of telomere DNA structure revealed | Machines Like Us

Dynamics of telomere DNA structure revealed | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Biomedical researchers studying aging and cancer are intensely interested in telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes.
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