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NOVA scienceNOW : 39 - Personal DNA Testing, Art Authentication, Capturing Carbon, Pardis Sabeti

Personal DNA Testing - 01:40 NOVA scienceNOW examines the realm of personal DNA testing. It describes the latest tests, which look for single-nucleotide poly...
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Is William Gibson A Modern Day Oracle? | Idea Channel | PBS

The science fiction writer William Gibson has not only written some fantastic scifi novels, but in the process predicted the internet, Miku Hatsune, reality ...
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Six ways to build robots that do humans no harm - tech - 18 November 2008 - New Scientist

Six ways to build robots that do humans no harm - tech - 18 November 2008 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Can we teach robots right from wrong?In this special feature, two experts give New Scientist their tips on how to make smart technologies safe...
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Engineering students build robot capable of creating theoretically infinite WiFi network

Engineering students build robot capable of creating theoretically infinite WiFi network | leapmind | Scoop.it
Northeastern University students have built a robot that's theoretically capable of creating an infinite WiFi network.
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Are Memes & Internet Culture Creating a Singularity? | Idea Channel | PBS

Here on the internet, we love us some memes. But where do they come from? Yes we know, they are user generated. But to an internet layman, they seem to just ...
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New technique could mean super thin, strong graphene-based circuits

New technique could mean super thin, strong graphene-based circuits | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Integrated circuits, which are in everything from coffeemakers to computers and are patterned from perfectly crystalline silicon, are quite thin—but Cornell researchers think they can push thin-film boundaries to the single-atom level.
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WISE survey uncovers millions of black holes

WISE survey uncovers millions of black holes | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.
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Why we should reboot the Biosphere projects

Why we should reboot the Biosphere projects | leapmind | Scoop.it
The last Biosphere 2 project ended 18 years ago. Correction: The failed Biosphere 2 project ended 18 years ago. That's right, our only real attempt to create an artificial, materially closed ecological system ended in complete failure.
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Watch a Blade Runner-inspired short movie directed by Ridley Scott's son

Watch a Blade Runner-inspired short movie directed by Ridley Scott's son | leapmind | Scoop.it
As a collaboration with the designers of RED cameras, Luke Scott (the son of Blade Runner director Ridley Scott) has directed the 20-minute science fiction film Loom.
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Obesity

Hank tells us some of the surprising things that could be causing or contributing to the obesity epidemic. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/...
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.
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Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis: The Quantified Life Is Not Worth Living | ACCELER8OR

Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis: The Quantified Life Is Not Worth Living | ACCELER8OR | leapmind | Scoop.it
The best in accelerating technoculture & screaming memes...
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Tech pushes athletes beyond human limits

Tech pushes athletes beyond human limits | leapmind | Scoop.it
Heinrich Popow relies on Paralympic technology to get him running - but debate rages on whether tech should push humans beyond their limits.
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Biologists create first predictive computational model of gene networks that control development of sea-urchin embryos

Biologists create first predictive computational model of gene networks that control development of sea-urchin embryos | leapmind | Scoop.it
As an animal develops from an embryo, its cells take diverse paths, eventually forming different body parts -- muscles, bones, heart.
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Robotics Updates: Robots Going Open Source to Make Them Ubiquitous

Robotics Updates: Robots Going Open Source to Make Them Ubiquitous | leapmind | Scoop.it
Companies like Rethink Robotics and Willow Garage are moving robots from mass production to small business and personal use...
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Robo-Grading Programs Judge Student Essays Better Than Humans Do

Robo-Grading Programs Judge Student Essays Better Than Humans Do | leapmind | Scoop.it
Since 2009, Utah has used computers to grade essays on a state student-assessment test.
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'Nano machine shop' shapes nanowires, ultrathin films

'Nano machine shop' shapes nanowires, ultrathin films | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A new 'nano machine shop' that shapes nanowires and ultrathin films could represent a future manufacturing method for tiny structures with potentially revolutionary properties.
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Hector: Robotic Assistance for the Elderly - Forbes

Hector: Robotic Assistance for the Elderly - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
VideoHector, a mobile assitive robot and smart home interface for the elderly.
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Immunological Genome Project Researchers Probe Every Type of Immune Cell | www.ucsf.edu

Immunological Genome Project Researchers Probe Every Type of Immune Cell | www.ucsf.edu | leapmind | Scoop.it
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New Robot Makes Sushi Rolls by the Thousands

New Robot Makes Sushi Rolls by the Thousands | leapmind | Scoop.it
A Japanese robot can churn out 2,500 sushi rolls per hour with just a little human help.
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Biotech is thrusting us into new political territory - opinion - 28 August 2012 - New Scientist

Biotech is thrusting us into new political territory - opinion - 28 August 2012 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Stem cells, embryo research and synthetic biology are just a few of the issues that will force strange new political alliances, says Jonathan D.
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Self-assembling smart microscopic reagents to pioneer pourable electronics

Self-assembling smart microscopic reagents to pioneer pourable electronics | leapmind | Scoop.it
Self-assembling smart microscopic reagents to pioneer pourable electronics...
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Predictions, Decisions, and Intelligence in the Open World

In his keynote to the 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist and Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research, discuss...
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Lab-Grown Meat

Hank brings us the strange story of in vitro meat - muscle tissue grown in laboratories with the hope that someday we will eat it. Like SciShow: http://www.f...
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