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China used more cement in the last 3 years than the U.S. did in the 20th century

China used more cement in the last 3 years than the U.S. did in the 20th century | leapmind | Scoop.it
We've all seen the headlines about rampant Chinese economic growth. Many have presented evidence — from ghost cities, to excessive financial debt — that China's growth is an unsustainable bubble. And maybe the boom there will soon give way to a bust.
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Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence - Learning Mind

Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence - Learning Mind | leapmind | Scoop.it
Electronic brains of the most advanced robotic models surpass human intelligence and are able to do things that will make some of us shudder uncomfortably.
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Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here

Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ectogenesis is a social and political minefield.
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Elon Musk is More Dangerous than AI

Elon Musk is More Dangerous than AI | leapmind | Scoop.it
I was enjoying a quiet weekend when my news feed started to pop up with stories such as Elon Musk warns us that human-level AI is ‘potentially more dangerous than nukes’ etc. Wow!
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Create Happiness In the Digital Age With EQ - SERIOUS WONDER

Create Happiness In the Digital Age With EQ - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
According to British expert, emotional intelligence (EQ) is essential skill for a happy life in the digital age. - Massimo Barbato for Serious Wonder
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IBM’s Watson Groomed as C-Suite Advisor | MIT Technology Review

IBM’s Watson Groomed as C-Suite Advisor | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers at IBM are testing a version of Watson designed to listen and contribute to business meetings.
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Europe to Launch Robotic Space Plane Prototype in November

Europe to Launch Robotic Space Plane Prototype in November | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new space plane prototype's launch in November could pave the way toward the creation of a reusable cargo vehicle that would survive the blistering re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, according to the European Space Agency.
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Free Mobile Data Plans Are Going to Crush the Startup Economy | Business | WIRED

Free Mobile Data Plans Are Going to Crush the Startup Economy | Business | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The deal sounds great: Stream unlimited music without any data charges. The offer from T-Mobile includes popular services such as Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora.
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Captains of industry explore space's new frontiers

Captains of industry explore space's new frontiers | leapmind | Scoop.it
With spacecraft that can carry tourists into orbit and connect Paris to New York in less than two hours, the new heroes of space travel are not astronauts but daring captains of industry.
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Time travel logically possible, quantum researchers say - Technology Org

Time travel logically possible, quantum researchers say - Technology Org | leapmind | Scoop.it
Time travel has been a subject of countless human narratives, ranging from ancient Hindu myths to modern science fiction such as the famous H.G. Well’s The Time Machine.
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Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview)

Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview) | leapmind | Scoop.it
"I thought the best place to advance the AI mission is at Baidu," Ng says.
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Three Questions for J. Craig Venter | MIT Technology Review

Three Questions for J. Craig Venter | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.
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The Promise Of A Cancer Drug Developed By Artificial Intelligence

The Promise Of A Cancer Drug Developed By Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Can AI speed up the discovery of new treatments? BPM 31510--a drug designed without tedious work in the lab--has entered human trials.
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No-power Wi-Fi connectivity could fuel internet of things reality

No-power Wi-Fi connectivity could fuel internet of things reality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Imagine a world in which your wristwatch or other wearable device communicates directly with your online profiles, storing information about your daily activities where you can best access it – all without requiring batteries.
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The Man Who’ll Stop at Nothing to Bring Free Internet to the World | Business | WIRED

The Man Who’ll Stop at Nothing to Bring Free Internet to the World | Business | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
The fight to bring the entire planet online has reached new extremes. On one hand, we have Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Internet.org, the non-profit he founded to bring the developing world online through drone and satellite technology.
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Surprise discovery could see graphene used to improve health

Surprise discovery could see graphene used to improve health | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics...and they're betting $3 billion on it.
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Super-Strength Robot Suits Are Now Being Used in Real Life

Super-Strength Robot Suits Are Now Being Used in Real Life | leapmind | Scoop.it
This man can pick up a 70-pound lump of metal like it's bag of groceries. But it's not because he's Iron Man--he just happens to be wearing a robotic suit that grants him immense strength.
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New tools advance bio-logic: Researchers build more sophisticated synthetic gene circuits

New tools advance bio-logic: Researchers build more sophisticated synthetic gene circuits | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform more complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.
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High-gain optical transistors flipped by just one photon - physicsworld.com

High-gain optical transistors flipped by just one photon - physicsworld.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Devices created using Rydberg states of ultracold atoms
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Technologies To Make You 'Superhuman' Are No Longer Science Fiction

Technologies To Make You 'Superhuman' Are No Longer Science Fiction | leapmind | Scoop.it
VIDEO: It's no longer a distant dream or a sci-fi fantasy. The bionic age is here.
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The Social Laboratory

The Social Laboratory | leapmind | Scoop.it
Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
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Top 10 ways nanotechnology is transforming the world around us | Impact Lab

Top 10 ways nanotechnology is transforming the world around us | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology might be outside your window at this very moment in the form of a gecko-like human scaling a self-cleaning, nano-enhanced solar window. A pair
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NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works | ExtremeTech

NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA didn't set out to confirm the feasibility of a seemingly impossible fuel-less thruster design, but it seems they did exactly that.
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