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Researchers Aim to Create MacGyver Robot | News | Laboratory Equipment

Researchers Aim to Create MacGyver Robot | News | Laboratory Equipment | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers are working to create a robot that, like MacGyver, can "think" its way out difficult situations and assess objects to see if they could be useful tools in its endeavors.
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Internet of things is now a reality - News - Logistics Manager

Internet of things is now a reality - News - Logistics Manager | leapmind | Scoop.it
The latest news from Logistics Manager - the leading resource for supply chain professionals (RT @DSVUK: Ever heard of the Internet of Things?
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Future of Work: Custom Printed Bodies and the End of the 9-to-5 Job

Future of Work: Custom Printed Bodies and the End of the 9-to-5 Job | leapmind | Scoop.it
Need blue skin, four arms, or a tail? Want to augment and extend what you already have? I am here to help you become your own avatar. Does this idea sound too weird or far fetched?
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Human Generator – new e-bike trades the chain for an alternator

Human Generator – new e-bike trades the chain for an alternator | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Mando Footloose replaces the bicycle chain with an alternator that turns leg power into electricity.
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Dwayne Spradlin (CEO, InnoCentive): The Power of Open Innovation

Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of InnoCentive, discusses the power of crowdsourcing innovation at the BRITE '10 conference. He shows how InnoCentive's global network o...

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Cell Phones Here To Stay On Emirates Flight, But Must Be Turned Off Before U.S. Airspace

Cell Phones Here To Stay On Emirates Flight, But Must Be Turned Off Before U.S. Airspace | leapmind | Scoop.it
On Monday, Dubai-based Emirates Airlines said it will now allow passengers on its A380 aircraft to use cell phones during flights.
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Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities

Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities | leapmind | Scoop.it
Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings.
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Nobel for quantum parlor trick that could make super computers

Nobel for quantum parlor trick that could make super computers | leapmind | Scoop.it
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them, which could make it possible to build a new...
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Serge Haroche and David Wineland discuss the possibility of quantum computers that behave and calculate differently to modern computers. They suggest that with this new technology it may have an influence on contemporary computing the way personal computers did when they first became available.

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Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe) : NPR

Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe) : NPR | leapmind | Scoop.it
From Earth, lifeless Mars can seem like a serene and boring planet. However, scientists noticed some little black dots in a satellite image of the Martian sand that may hint at an exciting, explosive geography.
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The Knowledge Revolution Is Not About Big Data, It's About Well-Connected Little Data - Forbes

The Knowledge Revolution Is Not About Big Data, It's About Well-Connected Little Data - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
To take advantage of the technology we already have, we should stop being so obsessed with (and intimidated by) "big data," and start from where we are, with our own "little data." (RT @HugoSarrazin: RT @Allenwe: The Knowledge Revolution Is Not About...
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Harvard RoboBees Learn to Steer, Mostly - IEEE Spectrum

Harvard RoboBees Learn to Steer, Mostly - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Harvard's robotic bee can now steer itself in mid-air, more or less...
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I'm a cyber utopian and I'm proud of it! - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I'm a cyber utopian and I'm proud of it! - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | leapmind | Scoop.it
What's the history of cyber utopianism? We’ll meet some self-confessed cyber utopians who are out of the closet and proud!
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In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword

In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword | leapmind | Scoop.it
Alongside the impressive technology advances of the last two decades, many see a destructive use of software patents corrupting the marketplace for ideas. (Forget #BigData.
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Composite film shows promise as a replacement for transparent electrical conductors in displays

Composite film shows promise as a replacement for transparent electrical conductors in displays | leapmind | Scoop.it
Flatscreen televisions, computers and mobile phone displays all require transparent electrical conductors to connect embedded electrical devices without obstructing back illumination.
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Intelligence agencies turn to crowdsourcing

Intelligence agencies turn to crowdsourcing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Why US intelligence agencies hope the 'wisdom of the crowd'" can help them predict the future.
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Microsoft Develops Wrist-Worn Gloveless Sensor for Freehand 3D Computer Interaction

Microsoft Develops Wrist-Worn Gloveless Sensor for Freehand 3D Computer Interaction | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The rise of the robots|chinadaily.com.cn

The rise of the robots|chinadaily.com.cn | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rising labor costs, innovation drive prompt companies to use more machines in manufacturing.

As seen from a chinese perspective


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Sex, Drugs and a Telephoto: Candid Car Photos Challenge Personal Privacy | Raw File | Wired.com

Sex, Drugs and a Telephoto: Candid Car Photos Challenge Personal Privacy | Raw File | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Spanish photographer Oscar Monzón shoots drivers at stoplights in downtown Madrid, sometimes without their knowledge. As a result, some of his photos can be shocking.
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Keyless Entry Via Smartphone With Lockitron Takes Off

Keyless Entry Via Smartphone With Lockitron Takes Off | leapmind | Scoop.it
The smartphone is quickly becoming the 21st century Swiss army knife.
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Coca-Cola Equips Vending Machines With Kinects, Lets You Dance For Free Cokes

Coca-Cola Equips Vending Machines With Kinects, Lets You Dance For Free Cokes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Advertising shticks have come a long way, especially for companies like Coca-Cola. In an effort to retain its position as the number 1 global brand, the company has recently equipped vending machines with webcams and Microsoft Kinect sensors.
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KIT - Visiting - Current Topics - Press Releases - PI 2012 - Building 3D Structures from a 2D Template

KIT - Visiting - Current Topics - Press Releases - PI 2012 - Building 3D Structures from a 2D Template | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe.
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Spacecraft Now In 'Uncharted Territory,' Data Suggest

Spacecraft Now In 'Uncharted Territory,' Data Suggest | leapmind | Scoop.it
By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 10/09/2012 09:34 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries It will be another giant leap for mankind when NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft becomes the first manmade object to venture past the solar system's edge and into the...
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Can coma patients communicate with brain patterns? (Wired UK)

Can coma patients communicate with brain patterns? (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Coma patients previously considered to be in a vegetative state have been able to communicate with doctors through their brain patterns...
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Physicists extend special relativity beyond the speed of light

Physicists extend special relativity beyond the speed of light | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Possibly the most well-known consequence of Einstein's theory of special relativity is that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, c.
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Rumor: Top 10 robots and how our future could look like | inrumor.com | inrumor

Rumor: Top 10 robots and how our future could look like | inrumor.com | inrumor | leapmind | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Kurata, SmartBird, Geminoid F, the Nano Hummingbird or BigDog?
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