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Jason Silva, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Melissa Sterry on Startalk Radio

On November 27th, 2012, StarTalk Live brought a little science to the world of dollars and cents at the Business Insider IGNITION conference. Now you're invi...
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Robots with Biological Brains: Issues and Consequences

Robots with Biological Brains: Issues and Consequences | leapmind | Scoop.it
In this talk a look is taken at the relatively new area of culturing neural tissue and embodying it in a mobile robot platform—essentially giving a robot a biological brain.
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the other way around would be 'fun' too?

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Norway Begins Four Year Test Of Thorium Nuclear Reactor

Norway Begins Four Year Test Of Thorium Nuclear Reactor | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Norwegian company is breaking with convention and switching to an alternative energy it hopes will be safer, cleaner and more efficient. But this isn’t about ditching fossil fuels, but rather about making the switch from uranium to thorium.
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33rd Square | IBM Breakthrough Will Use Light To Move Big Data

33rd Square | IBM Breakthrough Will Use Light To Move Big Data | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM has announced a breakthrough optical communication technology which has been verified in a manufacturing environment.
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Believe in UFOs? ETs? Here’s my “miniaturized” POV… - Transhumanity.net

Believe in UFOs? ETs? Here’s my “miniaturized” POV… - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Was that a giant extraterrestrial spacecraft hovering over Istanbul?  Did alien “gods” build Macchu Picchu?  Are 13 astronauts lying when they report they saw UFOS, including Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11?
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Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's been fashionable in military circles to talk about cyberspace as a "fifth domain" for warfare, along with land, space, air and sea. But there's a sixth and arguably more important warfighting domain emerging: the human brain.
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Google's Universal Push into the Big Data Industry | Web Analytics World

Google's Universal Push into the Big Data Industry | Web Analytics World | leapmind | Scoop.it
Will Google Analytics be the go-to "Big Data" analysts tool. Read about how all the facts line up for Google to be the major player in this rapidly emerging industry.
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That Robot Economy And The Rentier Class - Forbes

That Robot Economy And The Rentier Class - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
This idea that technological change is going to make 99% of us unemployable has always rather puzzled me. We've even got Paul Krugman, and such as FT Alphaville, claiming that we're going to have an explosion of inequality.
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Another job being automated at a surprising pace: the boss | SmartPlanet

Another job being automated at a surprising pace: the boss | SmartPlanet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Meet the new boss, more digital than the old boss: Fully automatic system delegates tasks to human workers via crowdsourcing platforms.
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Top 10 Innovations 2012 | The Scientist Magazine®

Top 10 Innovations 2012 | The Scientist Magazine® | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Scientist’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.
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Printing 3D Buildings: Five tenets of a new kind of architecture

Printing 3D Buildings: Five tenets of a new kind of architecture | leapmind | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Neri Oxman is a designer, architect, artist and founder of the Mediated Matter group at MIT’s Media Lab. See Oxman's full 30-minute profile this Sunday 2 P.M. E.T. only on CNN.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman, Tudor Cosmatu
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Slow progress of fast McSingularity? Or what? | TURING CHURCH

Slow progress of fast McSingularity? Or what? | TURING CHURCH | leapmind | Scoop.it
TURING CHURCH - A magazine on science, technology, religion, and spirituality...
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What is Techno-Immortality? - Transhumanity.net

What is Techno-Immortality? - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Cyberconsciousness implies techno-immortality.  Immortality means living forever.  This has never happened in the real world, so we think of immortality as a spiritual existence (as in heaven) or as a non-personal existence (as in ‘Bach’s music will...
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Transhumanist Ideas Need to Evolve for Mainstream Popularity – how can this be accomplished? - Transhumanity.net

Transhumanist Ideas Need to Evolve for Mainstream Popularity – how can this be accomplished? - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Why do you (transhumanists in general) care if mainstream thinking in modern civilization cares about ‘Transhumanism’?
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Princeton’s nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency | ExtremeTech

Princeton’s nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
A research team at Princeton has used nanotechnology to create a mesh that increases efficiency over traditional organic solar cells nearly three fold.
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Google offers $99 Chromebook for teachers and students | Digital Trends

Google offers $99 Chromebook for teachers and students | Digital Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google will be offering a discounted Chromebook, the Samsung Series 5, at only $99 for teachers and students until December 21st.
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Three-Wheeled ELF Can Be Plugged In, Pedaled or Solar-Powered | Autopia | Wired.com

Three-Wheeled ELF Can Be Plugged In, Pedaled or Solar-Powered | Autopia | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
There's no shortage of bizarre, motorized bicycle crossbreeds in the world, but there just aren't enough bizarre, motorized tricycle crossbreeds. So enter the ELF, a three-wheeled, electrically-assisted velomobile that ups the ante with solar panels.
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Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric | leapmind | Scoop.it
Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Crowdsourcing Your Commute | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new study examining transportation and social networking in San Jose, California, finds that commutes are faster -- and more "joyful" -- if there's an app for that.
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Robotic Gadgets Are Becoming Within Reach of Average Consumer

Robotic Gadgets Are Becoming Within Reach of Average Consumer | leapmind | Scoop.it
Devices that clean your floor and mow your lawn are coming within reach of the average consumer’s pocketbook.
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10 jobs being automated at a surprising pace | SmartPlanet

10 jobs being automated at a surprising pace | SmartPlanet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Many jobs thought to be immune from automation are increasingly being conducted by machines.
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U.S. Spies See Superhumans, Instant Cities by 2030 | Danger Room | Wired.com

U.S. Spies See Superhumans, Instant Cities by 2030 | Danger Room | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
3-D printed organs. Brain chips providing superhuman abilities. Megacities, built from scratch. The U.S. intelligence community is taking a look at the world of 2030. And it is very, very sci-fi.
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3D printer on moon or Mars could make tools from local rocks

3D printer on moon or Mars could make tools from local rocks | leapmind | Scoop.it
Stuck on the moon without a hammer? Research suggests you may one day be able to print one from moon dust. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET.
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TedxVienna - Federico Pistono - Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK

http://www.tedxvienna.at/ http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna Federico Pistono is an author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, blogger, and ...
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