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Six Ways to Embrace A Low Paid Future - Forbes

Six Ways to Embrace A Low Paid Future - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
For many of us who earn a reasonable living, low pay is also a fact of life. So how do you make sense of the future of work?
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Simulating the sun for photovoltaic research

Simulating the sun for photovoltaic research | leapmind | Scoop.it
PML researchers have devised a novel source of portable sunlight that may fill an urgent need in renewable energy research – namely, light sources that generate a near-perfect solar spectrum to be used in testing the performance and efficiency of...
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New, less expensive nanolithography technique developed

New, less expensive nanolithography technique developed | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications.
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Physician, glove thyself: Med Sensation has exam tool (w/ Video)

Physician, glove thyself: Med Sensation has exam tool (w/ Video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—An effort by two engineers and a medical student has resulted in a second glove prototype designed so that doctors can use it as enhanced data.
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New insights into placebo effect

New insights into placebo effect | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur.
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Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size: Scientific American

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size: Scientific American | leapmind | Scoop.it
How and why the volume of the orbital prefrontal cortex is related to the size of social networks...

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Viktoras Veitas's comment, September 1, 2012 12:47 PM
The idea came across my mind wile reading this. Global Brain can be compared to a global social network (= giant global graph). Humans are not able to form a meaningfull social network with more than 150 members. Global Brain should encompass the whole humanity, i.e. in the order of billions. So, in order for the Global Brain to emerge, we need (1) to either enhance humans to be able to form "theories of mind" of this magnitude, or, alternatively, (2) to create artificial agents, capable of doing this and connecting humans. Oh, and there is a third way - doing both in parallel...
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Homeless People Use Facebook Just Like You and Me

Homeless People Use Facebook Just Like You and Me | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Atlantic is reporting some pretty fascinating findings from a study on Internet usage patterns in homeless vs. non-homeless youth out of the University of Alabama.
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Biophysicists unravel secrets of genetic switch

Biophysicists unravel secrets of genetic switch | leapmind | Scoop.it
When an invading bacterium or virus starts rummaging through the contents of a cell nucleus, using proteins like tiny hands to rearrange the host's DNA strands, it can alter the host's biological course.
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Smallest antenna can increase Wi-Fi speed 200 times

Smallest antenna can increase Wi-Fi speed 200 times | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz.
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What Is Value? What Is Money? | Conversation | Edge

What Is Value? What Is Money? | Conversation | Edge | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Protect Privacy When Recycling Smartphones: Scientific American Podcast

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The Pirates And Trolls Of Porn Valley

The Pirates And Trolls Of Porn Valley | leapmind | Scoop.it
Since 2010, a slew of lawyers have made their living off of pursuing (possible) porn pirates. It's a controversial living, but it's a living.
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How Self-Sustaining Space Habitats Could Save Humanity from Extinction

How Self-Sustaining Space Habitats Could Save Humanity from Extinction | leapmind | Scoop.it
This planet can't protect us forever. Sooner or later, there'll be a catastrophe that renders this world uninhabitable for humans. And when that day comes, we'll need to know already how to live in space.
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A novel nanobio catalyst for biofuels

A novel nanobio catalyst for biofuels | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Nanoparticles synthesized from noble metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver (Ag), osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold (Au) are attracting increased attention by researchers around the world looking for advances in such...
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Can you patent a hyperlink? Patent trolls sure think so | ExtremeTech

Can you patent a hyperlink? Patent trolls sure think so | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Once again, a patent troll is trying to make money off the good old hyperlink. It's only one more reason why the US patent system needs to be reformed, and soon.
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This Touch Screen Knows Your Touch - Technology Review

This Touch Screen Knows Your Touch - Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The new device could transmit a user-specific ID through the skin.
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Researchers find a protein that helps DNA repair in aging cells

Researchers find a protein that helps DNA repair in aging cells | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Scientists have long wondered why cells lose their ability to repair themselves as they age. New research by scientists at the University of Rochester has uncovered two intriguing clues.
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Harvard creates cyborg flesh that’s half man, half machine | ExtremeTech

Harvard creates cyborg flesh that’s half man, half machine | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first examples of cyborg tissue: Neurons, heart cells, muscle, and blood vessels that are interwoven by nanowires and transistors.

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How Google and Apple's digital mapping is mapping us

How Google and Apple's digital mapping is mapping us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Digital maps on smartphones are brilliantly useful tools, but what sort of information do they gather about us – and how do they shape the way we look at the world?

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Is a Privately Funded Manned Mission to Mars Possible? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Is a Privately Funded Manned Mission to Mars Possible? | Wired Science | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Politicians love to occasionally declare that the United States is going to Mars, but eventually backpedal on such plans. Astrobiologist and Extremo Files blogger Jeffrey Marlow wonders if a private quest to the red planet might be possible.
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Light-sensitive muscles will enable robots to move like real animals

Light-sensitive muscles will enable robots to move like real animals | leapmind | Scoop.it
A recent breakthrough at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania is set to make the spastic and jerky movements of robots a thing of the past.
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Wolfram Alpha launches Facebook personal analytics reports

Wolfram Alpha launches Facebook personal analytics reports | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha is continuing to expand into the data analytics space with a feature that will likely be more popular amongst regular users than its professional data analysis service: personal...
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Tomorrow’s Zoo: Cloned Dodos and Cyborg Giraffes? | Extinction | DISCOVER Magazine

Tomorrow’s Zoo: Cloned Dodos and Cyborg Giraffes? | Extinction | DISCOVER Magazine | leapmind | Scoop.it
Some animals might look a lot different in human-guided future. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.
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Using Fertilizer Wisely Could Help Feed 9 Billion People: Scientific American

Using Fertilizer Wisely Could Help Feed 9 Billion People: Scientific American | leapmind | Scoop.it
Farmers in the U.S.and China should use less fertilizer, freeing it up for application where such nutrients can do the most good...
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Robot cars on public roads? California says yes

Robot cars on public roads? California says yes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Legislators pass new law that would set safety and performance standards.
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