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Crumpled graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage

Crumpled graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage | leapmind | Scoop.it
When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it's about to be thrown away.
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Nanograss is Greener on the Photovoltaic Side - IEEE Spectrum

Nanograss is Greener on the Photovoltaic Side - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanopillars lead to ideal architecture for organic solar cells to harvest energy from the sun
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Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans? | leapmind | Scoop.it
What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.
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What Would It Take to Turn New York into a Megacity?

What Would It Take to Turn New York into a Megacity? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Something bizarre happened overnight: New York City's population grew to the size of Shanghai's, swelling from 8 million people to 24 million. It's like a natural disaster, but this tidal surge is made of human needs.
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Emergent aerodynamics in wind farms

New designs for inexpensively harvesting wind energy were inspired by the fluid mechanics of fish schools.
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Dr. Ken Hayworth: Will You Preserve Your Brain?

Dr. Ken Hayworth: Will You Preserve Your Brain? | leapmind | Scoop.it
If the technology existed, would you have your brain preserved? Dr. Ken Hayworth is working to perfect preservation techniques such as cryonics…
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The Anatomy of Attention

The Anatomy of Attention | leapmind | Scoop.it
The voices of neurons fall in and out of synchrony in our brains, modulating our attention. Scientists are trying to determine why and how.
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Chelsea Craig's curator insight, October 2, 2014 3:35 PM

Biological take on the concept!

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Allen Institute’s Christof Koch on Computer Consciousness | MIT Technology Review

Allen Institute’s Christof Koch on Computer Consciousness | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The world’s best-known consciousness researcher says machines could one day become self-aware.
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Stitches Are Out, Polymer Nanofibers Are In

Stitches Are Out, Polymer Nanofibers Are In | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed polymer nanofibers that are capable of sealing wounds in a matter of weeks, eliminating the need for stitches.
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Synthetic Meat

Synthetic Meat | leapmind | Scoop.it
Modern Meadow believes that increasing livestock herds is not the answer. Growing synthetic meat from stem cells cultures at industrial scale is the answer.
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In China, the internet of things is a social phenomenon

In China, the internet of things is a social phenomenon | leapmind | Scoop.it
China is an ardent adopter of technology trends and its enthusiasm for the internet of things is no exception.
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This wearable device replaces passwords using the unique patterns of your beating heart

This wearable device replaces passwords using the unique patterns of your beating heart | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sick of passwords? A new wearable device has been invented that uses the unique pattern of your beating heart to unlock your online accounts.
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MIT Thinks It Has Discovered the Perfect Solar Cell

MIT Thinks It Has Discovered the Perfect Solar Cell | leapmind | Scoop.it
'Thermophotovoltaics' offer the possibility of "ideal" solar efficiency.
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The expert guide to space colonies

The expert guide to space colonies | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the run-up to BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit, here’s a guide to the issues to be discussed… starting with whether we can live in space.
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This air-breathing solar panel stores its own electricity, cutting the cost of solar power significantly | ExtremeTech

This air-breathing solar panel stores its own electricity, cutting the cost of solar power significantly | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's a solar cell! No... it's a rechargeable lithium-air battery! No... wait... it's both: It's the world's first all-in-one solar battery!
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Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States : DNews

Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States : DNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the new movie Splice, a human-animal hybrid terrorizes people. In real life, scientists argue mixing human and animal cells could save lives.
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Beyond Pistorius: rise of 'cyberathletes' could change sport as we know it

Beyond Pistorius: rise of 'cyberathletes' could change sport as we know it | leapmind | Scoop.it
A revolution in prosthetics is transforming lives and sporting competition.
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Dr. Ken Hayworth, Part 1: Will You Preserve Your Brain? - YouTube

“I wish it were possible, from this instance, to invent a method of embalming drowned persons, in such a manner that they might be recalled to life at any pe...
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Here's Something to Look Forward to—the Sun Could Be the World's Top Source of Energy in 2050

Here's Something to Look Forward to—the Sun Could Be the World's Top Source of Energy in 2050 | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Second guessing Artificial Intelligence in the face of a coming job apocalypse: Thoughts from Vivek Wadhwa, Wendell Wallach, Erik Brynjolfsson and Riva-Melissa Tez

Second guessing Artificial Intelligence in the face of a coming job apocalypse: Thoughts from Vivek Wadhwa, Wendell Wallach, Erik Brynjolfsson and Riva-Melissa Tez | leapmind | Scoop.it
While previous technological advances created at least as many jobs as they destroyed, there’s reason to be concerned that for artificial intelligence, that may not be the case.
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33rd Square | The Fountain of Youth is Closer Than We Think Says Human Longevity Inc.'s Robert Hariri

33rd Square | The Fountain of Youth is Closer Than We Think Says Human Longevity Inc.'s Robert Hariri | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to stem cell expert, Dr. Robert Hariri the biology of a stem cell is akin to a computer, and we are now understanding how to reprogram it.
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Taiwan Bedazzles Humans With Robot Superiority - SERIOUS WONDER

Taiwan Bedazzles Humans With Robot Superiority - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
If the Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robot show has anything to tell us, it's that human labor is growing obsolete! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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You Can Now Get Popcorn Time--The Netflix of Torrents--on Your iPhone

You Can Now Get Popcorn Time--The Netflix of Torrents--on Your iPhone | leapmind | Scoop.it
Despite rumors of its demise, Popcorn Time is alive and thriving. So much so that you can now install the torrent surfing app on your iPhone. Of course, you'll have to jailbreak it first.
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