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Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing.
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When A Robot Comes Knocking On The Door : NPR

When A Robot Comes Knocking On The Door : NPR | leapmind | Scoop.it
If a biomechanical breakthrough creates sentient machines, that could lead to some immediate moral quandaries for humans — and could push the debate about robot rights to the front burner.
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Sweden Importing Trash From Neighbors To Meet Waste-To-Energy Demands

Sweden Importing Trash From Neighbors To Meet Waste-To-Energy Demands | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sweden’s residents recycle such a high percentage of waste, that trash for its waste-to-energy now has to be imported from neighboring countries.
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U.S. looks to replace human surveillance with computers

U.S. looks to replace human surveillance with computers | leapmind | Scoop.it
Security cameras that watch you, and predict what you'll do next, sound like science fiction. But a team from Carnegie Mellon University says their computerized surveillance software will be capable of 'eventually predicting' what you're going to do.
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Robin Hanson: Extraordinary Society of Emulated Minds

Robin Hanson predicts what the extraordinary society of the future will look like when emulated minds are ushered in.
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New High-Efficiency Quantum Dot Solar Cells Developed - CleanTechnica (blog)

New High-Efficiency Quantum Dot Solar Cells Developed - CleanTechnica (blog) | leapmind | Scoop.it
New High-Efficiency Quantum Dot Solar Cells DevelopedCleanTechnica (blog)The first solar cell with an external quantum efficiency (EQE) that exceeds 100 percent for photons with energies in the solar range has been created.
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We have the technology

We have the technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
With the science fiction of yesteryear rapidly being eclipsed by the burgeoning technologies of the present day, everyone's future can be made that little bit better, says Melissa Sterry...
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Apple’s fashionable seduction

Apple’s fashionable seduction | leapmind | Scoop.it
The iPad maker is leading a subtle change in the tech industry which has one simple goal: getting consumers to buy more.
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The bleeding edge of self-healing skin-like materials

The bleeding edge of self-healing skin-like materials | leapmind | Scoop.it
Materials that take their inspiration from how skin repairs itself could one-day be used to build self -healing planes or buildings.

Via Wildcat2030
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Virtual Diva Hatsune Miku Rocks Taiwan And Hong Kong

Virtual Diva Hatsune Miku Rocks Taiwan And Hong Kong | leapmind | Scoop.it
Times, they are a changin’. I think when Bob Dylan penned the lyrics to his timeless song he had no clue that Hatsune Miku was coming.
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Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers?

Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers? | leapmind | Scoop.it
A look at new software that could transform journalism...
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Flying cars: Grounded reality or ready for take off?

Flying cars: Grounded reality or ready for take off? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Despite centuries of promise, flying cars remain largely confined to films and fiction. But a host of new projects hope to finally let them fly.
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EmTech: Soon You'll be able to Program a Revolutionary Robot to do Your Bidding | MIT Technology Review

EmTech: Soon You'll be able to Program a Revolutionary Robot to do Your Bidding | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’ll soon be possible to hack Baxter—a new kind of industrial robot—to do just about anything. Let the mayhem commence.
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Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World (Intro) - Transhumanity.net

Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World (Intro) - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. —Vernor Vinge Economic prosperity comes from human intelligence.
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The Singularity Summit 2012

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The Singularity Summit is the premier event on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.
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DARPA Welcomes "Virtual Robots" to Robotics Challenge

DARPA unleashes open source, cloud based software for robot developers world wide.
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Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing Fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees

Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing Fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees | leapmind | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, a group of renegade agriculturalists called Guerrilla Grafters are doing just that, grafting fruit-bearing branches onto public trees that otherwise don’t bear fruit.
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6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years

6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the next 10 years, I suspect that today's 'extreme plastic surgery' treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future is likely to bring us astonishingly advanced, and increasingly unusual ways to enhance our bodies.
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Technology advances to end China's manufacturing dominance, open up new possibilities for India - The Economic Times

Technology advances to end China's manufacturing dominance, open up new possibilities for India - The Economic Times | leapmind | Scoop.it
The next decade will show that China's manufacturing advantage was short-lived. How will these advances affect India? Mostly in a positive way.
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The Transcension Hypothesis: An Intriguing Answer to the Fermi Paradox? - Transhumanity.net

The Transcension Hypothesis: An Intriguing Answer to the Fermi Paradox? - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ever since Enrico Fermi questioned back in the 1950’s, why, if a multitude of civilisations are likely to exist in the Milky Way, no sign of their existence in the form of probes or spacecraft has ever been detected, scientists and critical...
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Death: A special report on the inevitable - New Scientist

Death: A special report on the inevitable - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it

well don't believe it...  to whatever extent this is a rationalisation of death's immediate inevitablility this point of view deserves to be challenged!

Inescapable, universal, uplifting: the only certainty in life is that it will one day end.

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