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Google's set to invest billions in satellite connectivity, but what's its real end game?

Google's set to invest billions in satellite connectivity, but what's its real end game? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The web giant’s plans reportedly involve sending at least 180 small satellites into the skies to enable connectivity using Ku-band spectrum. However, as with Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, it’s not clear who would pick up the bill down the line.
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Robo-bugs are here! World's smallest bot takes flight - NBC News

Robo-bugs are here! World's smallest bot takes flight - NBC News | leapmind | Scoop.it
Insect-sized robots have long held promise in the minds of sci-fi nerds. They could poke through treacherous rubble in search-and-rescue missions, discreetly...
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Mars One Teams with Endemol for Worldwide TV Event - Press Releases - News - Mars One

Mars One Teams with Endemol for Worldwide TV Event - Press Releases - News - Mars One | leapmind | Scoop.it
Endemol-owned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) will exclusively follow the selection and training of the world’s first one way astronauts to Mars.
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‘Prescriptive planting’ technology is set to disrupt the farming industry | Impact Lab

‘Prescriptive planting’ technology is set to disrupt the farming industry | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Tractor-mounted computers help farmers make decisions about planting crops. The word innovation usually brings to mind small startups doing clever things
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Language will be transformed by wearable computers | Impact Lab

Language will be transformed by wearable computers | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Smart clothes and accessories will let us share thoughts and sensations as well as words Fabled mathematicians Edward O. Thorp and Claude Shannon, of MIT,
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How Advanced Socialbots Have Infiltrated Twitter | MIT Technology Review

How Advanced Socialbots Have Infiltrated Twitter | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
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TransEvolution, Transhumanism, and Daniel Estulin

TransEvolution, Transhumanism, and Daniel Estulin | leapmind | Scoop.it
Interview with renowned investigative journalist Daniel Estulin
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Amazon deploys 10,000 robot workers, a year after Obama’s famous Amazon jobs speech | ExtremeTech

Amazon deploys 10,000 robot workers, a year after Obama’s famous Amazon jobs speech | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Amazon isn't stopping at its initial 1,000 Kiva robots, with Bezos promising as many as 10,000 will be hard at work by the end of the year. That pales compared to the plans Foxconn has, likely helped by Google.
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Novel Battery Could Improve Economics of Wind and Solar | MIT Technology Review

Novel Battery Could Improve Economics of Wind and Solar | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new type of flow battery could allow renewable-energy developers to store power until it’s most valuable.
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Teleportation is Real—But You Won't be Beaming Anywhere Soon

Teleportation is Real—But You Won't be Beaming Anywhere Soon | leapmind | Scoop.it
It ain't the stuff of Star Trek, but quantum physics can make it possible to do things that mystified even Einstein
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Robots could cost Australian economy 5 million jobs: expert

Robots could cost Australian economy 5 million jobs: expert | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rapid acceleration in automation technology could see millions of Australians lose their jobs.
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Samsung Oculus VR headset: neat, but not unique

Samsung Oculus VR headset: neat, but not unique | leapmind | Scoop.it
The first generation of mobile smartphone-based virtual reality is about to be upon us – or so at first it would seem. Last ...
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The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old

The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old | leapmind | Scoop.it
Between 2012 and 2050, the number of Americans age 65 or older is predicted to nearly double from 43.1 million to 83.7 million, according to a U.S. Census report published this month. The U.S.
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Scientists develop new hybrid photosynthesis energy transfer system | ZeitNews

Scientists develop new hybrid photosynthesis energy transfer system | ZeitNews | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete, have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system, which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis.
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Google to launch 180 satellites in $1bn plan to cover the unwired | ZDNet

Google to launch 180 satellites in $1bn plan to cover the unwired | ZDNet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google may launch a constellation of satellites to deliver broadband to underserved parts of the world.
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Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future' | leapmind | Scoop.it
The pioneering American scientist, who created the world's first synthetic life, is building a gadget that could teletransport medicine and vaccines into our homes or to colonists in space
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James Hughes on Moral Enhancement, and the Cyborg Buddha Project

James Hughes on Moral Enhancement, and the Cyborg Buddha Project | leapmind | Scoop.it
James and I discuss moral enhancement and his up and coming book Cyborg Buddha. Moral Enhancement in this context: The use of information technology, psychopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, bra...
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New Method of Quantum Teleportation Could Bring Us a Quantum Internet

New Method of Quantum Teleportation Could Bring Us a Quantum Internet | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of Dutch scientists just announced a new method of quantum teleportation that uses entanglement as a form of communication. They can successfully teleport data over a distance of ten feet.
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Thanks to Google and Tesla, the first driverless cars will be electric | Impact Lab

Thanks to Google and Tesla, the first driverless cars will be electric | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Electric cars and robotic cars are moving to the market hand-in-hand. Google’s new experimental fleet of robotic cars are electric. That’s important beca
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Move Over Facial Recognition, New Algorithm Identifies Your Actions in Videos

Move Over Facial Recognition, New Algorithm Identifies Your Actions in Videos | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence algorithms can find your face in a crowd and detect what you’re feeling. But it’s harder for them to identify what
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Ray Kurzweil on building a better Google search, the 'singularity' and his quest to live forever

Ray Kurzweil on building a better Google search, the 'singularity' and his quest to live forever | leapmind | Scoop.it
The futurist on his work improving Google's search engine, the merging of man and machine and his quest to live forever.
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Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute | leapmind | Scoop.it
In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen…
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So, Where Are My Robot Servants? - IEEE Spectrum

So, Where Are My Robot Servants? - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Tomorrow’s robots will become true helpers and companions in people’s homes—and here’s what it will take to develop them
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