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Google pulls its all-star robot out of military competition to focus on commercial product

Google pulls its all-star robot out of military competition to focus on commercial product | leapmind | Scoop.it
The $2 million Robotics Challenge, run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is a competition for the most advanced robots in the world. The three-year competition is less than...
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Robotic Hand Uses AI to Specialize Its Grip for Any Object

Robotic Hand Uses AI to Specialize Its Grip for Any Object | leapmind | Scoop.it
Your cat may think she’s your boss, but she would actually be your boss if it weren’t for a feat of engineering called the human hand, complete
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Educational technology is making achievement gaps bigger between rich and poor | Impact Lab

Educational technology is making achievement gaps bigger between rich and poor | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Poor kids don't receive as much guidance in a library as affluent kids do. "The Badlands" is the local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of
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Is Hatsune Miku a better pop star than Justin Bieber? A video explainer on the future of pop stardom

Is Hatsune Miku a better pop star than Justin Bieber? A video explainer on the future of pop stardom | leapmind | Scoop.it
Let's hope Hatsune Miku is the future of pop.
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The incorporated woman

The incorporated woman | leapmind | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK, Amazon, Twitter and a host of other big companies in today’s “data-driven economy” share one thing in common: they make a living from harvesting...
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Why Google and Apple's battle to lock users into their services will stop at your car's door

Why Google and Apple's battle to lock users into their services will stop at your car's door | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gigaom spoke with Nvidia automotive guru Danny Shapiro about what Android Auto will look like and why the car won’t be the next front in the mobile OS war.
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These sex tech toys will blow your mind (Wired UK)

These sex tech toys will blow your mind (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wired.co.uk's pick of the best -- well, most intriguing -- sex tech toys on the market
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Capsules of stem cells placed on injured bones works to heal the bones | Impact Lab

Capsules of stem cells placed on injured bones works to heal the bones | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Materials science may be a big help in healing broken bones. How do medical researchers best cultivate certain kinds of cells and spur them to function in
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FDA approves revolutionary ReWalk exoskeleton for non-clinical use

FDA approves revolutionary ReWalk exoskeleton for non-clinical use | leapmind | Scoop.it
After nearly two years of extensive safety testing, the US Food and Drug Administration has finally given its stamp of approval to ReWalk
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Google’s Ray Kurzweil: The Business Of Extending Human Life Is Going Into “High Gear”

Google’s Ray Kurzweil: The Business Of Extending Human Life Is Going Into “High Gear” | leapmind | Scoop.it
The futurist says that we're getting closer and closer to reprogramming the human body.
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Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing | leapmind | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn't that it will only cost
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How computers 'remember' things

How computers 'remember' things | leapmind | Scoop.it
How does your computer recall things and perform logical operations? It is all thanks to the "moving" metal particles in memory components, finds new research.
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23andMe Scores Win, As FDA Accepts First Health Report Submission Since November

23andMe Scores Win, As FDA Accepts First Health Report Submission Since November | leapmind | Scoop.it
We expect this submission will provide 23andMe with a foundation to accelerate the process for future submissions, the company tells us.
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Is Hatsune Miku a better pop star than Justin Bieber? - YouTube

Chris Plante asks the question "Is a virtual pop star better than a human pop star?" Pitting Hatsune Miku against Justin Bieber, Plante explores what a virtu...
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Engineered Probiotics Prevent Obesity in Mice

Engineered Probiotics Prevent Obesity in Mice | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers genetically modified probiotic bacteria to produce a hunger-suppressing hormone in the gut.
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Startup tests space tourism balloon, service set to lift off in 2016

Startup tests space tourism balloon, service set to lift off in 2016 | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you fancy a better view of the planet than the one offered by a run-of-the-mill plane flight, then startup World View Enterprises looks set to get its balloon-based service off the ground in just a couple of years.
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World first farm robot set to revolutionise vegetable farming

World first farm robot set to revolutionise vegetable farming | leapmind | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking solar-powered farm robot is set to revolutionise the vegetable farming sector
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The Moore’s Law of 3D Printing… Yes it Does Exist, And Could Have Staggering Implications

The Moore’s Law of 3D Printing… Yes it Does Exist, And Could Have Staggering Implications | leapmind | Scoop.it
For those who follow technology, there isn't a single concept which embodies the incredible progress we have made over the last several decades, than that of Mo
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US group plans floating cities with 'start-up governments'

US group plans floating cities with 'start-up governments' | leapmind | Scoop.it
A US organisation is hoping to create 'microcountries' which float on the ocean and have their own government.
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New research shows robots can learn quite a bit when fed a lot of data

New research shows robots can learn quite a bit when fed a lot of data | leapmind | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of research going on right now about how to teach robots to learn new things, and it all points to the same general conclusion: Without lots and lots of data to train on, an intelligent robot isn’t very smart at all.
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A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes

A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes | leapmind | Scoop.it
This technique for manipulating genes borrows a strategy from the way bacteria fight viruses. It's still experimental, but the possibilities excite medical researchers hoping to tailor treatments.
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Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers

Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers | leapmind | Scoop.it
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks.
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33rd Square | Ray Kurzweil on Biologically Inspired Models of Intelligence

33rd Square | Ray Kurzweil on Biologically Inspired Models of Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Recently at the Google I/O Conference, the company's Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil spoke and was interviewed. He discussed some of his familiar concepts and then talked a bit more about his artificial intelligence work at Google.
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