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How We Can Tame Overlooked Wild Plants to Feed the World | Magazine | WIRED

How We Can Tame Overlooked Wild Plants to Feed the World | Magazine | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
It sounds simple, but humans haven't domesticated a new staple crop for thousands of years.
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Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help

Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help | leapmind | Scoop.it
The incarceration rate has nearly quadrupled since the U.S. declared a war on drugs, researchers say. Along with that, racial disparities abound.
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Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life

Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo's...
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Malware worms its way into more apps, study finds

Malware worms its way into more apps, study finds | leapmind | Scoop.it
Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through 'cloned' versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said Tuesday.
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Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels

Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels | leapmind | Scoop.it
UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a 'green' fuel.
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SunPower unveils details of a battery pilot for the first time

SunPower unveils details of a battery pilot for the first time | leapmind | Scoop.it
SunPower gives a sneak peek of a battery pilot project it’s been working on in California. Batteries and solar panels could transform the edge of the power grid in some places in the world.
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Dr. Franken-Tree, I Presume: Using Biotechnology to Battle Extinction

Dr. Franken-Tree, I Presume: Using Biotechnology to Battle Extinction | leapmind | Scoop.it
In thirty years of covering (as an author/journalist) and working on (as an entrepreneur/activist) both ecological issues and technological
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How Psychedelics Enhance Cognition, Boost Intelligence, and Expand Cognitive Studies - Reality Sandwich

How Psychedelics Enhance Cognition, Boost Intelligence, and Expand Cognitive Studies - Reality Sandwich | leapmind | Scoop.it
Society benefits from intellectual work. If chemicals make that work more efficient, insightful, and creative, isn't it a professional duty for intellectuals to work as well as they can by using chemical cognitive enhancers?
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What's machine learning? It depends on who you ask

What's machine learning? It depends on who you ask | leapmind | Scoop.it
As interest in machine learning has grown, its definition has expanded to include a panoply of techniques for automating knowledge and pattern discovery from fresh data
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Sex proteins may help fight mosquito-borne diseases

Sex proteins may help fight mosquito-borne diseases | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Better understanding of mosquito seminal fluid proteins – transferred from males to females during mating – may hold keys to controlling the Asian tiger mosquito, the world's fastest-spreading invasive species, found in the U.S.
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Banks Are Deploying Voice Biometrics So That You Don't Have To Tell Them Your Mother's Maiden Name Again

Banks Are Deploying Voice Biometrics So That You Don't Have To Tell Them Your Mother's Maiden Name Again | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nice Systems, one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, is launching a voice biometric system for call centers to verify customers' identities.
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Robot can be programmed by casually talking to it (w/ Video)

Robot can be programmed by casually talking to it (w/ Video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robots are getting smarter, but they still need step-by-step instructions for tasks they haven't performed before. Before you can tell your household robot 'Make me a bowl of ramen noodles,' you'll have to teach it how to do that.
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Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help

Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help | leapmind | Scoop.it
The incarceration rate has nearly quadrupled since the U.S. declared a war on drugs, researchers say. Along with that, racial disparities abound.
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Collaborative learning for robots

Collaborative learning for robots | leapmind | Scoop.it
Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking cars.
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How to watch hacking, and cyberwarfare between the USA and China, in real time | ExtremeTech

How to watch hacking, and cyberwarfare between the USA and China, in real time | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
You've probably read dozens of paragraphs on how the next great theater of war will be online rather than offline, and how China and the US are already battling each other for cyber supremacy.
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Cruise aims to bring driverless tech to life in 2015

Cruise aims to bring driverless tech to life in 2015 | leapmind | Scoop.it
The old saying why reinvent the wheel will resonate with the coming debut of Cruise technology in certain cars on certain roads next year.
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Next generation internet will arrive without fanfare, network architects say

Next generation internet will arrive without fanfare, network architects say | leapmind | Scoop.it
Someday soon, the world will migrate away from the old, original Internet to a new, next-generation Internet with far better security, greater mobility and many other improved features, but most of us will never know the change has occurred, says...
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You Won’t Believe It: DARPA Future Research Into Advanced Computers

You Won’t Believe It: DARPA Future Research Into Advanced Computers | leapmind | Scoop.it
Cameras that tell you what they see. Computer chips that self-destruct. A processor that mimics the human brain's neocortex. Authentication systems that analyze a user's "cognitive fingerprint." Sound like Star Trek?
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Elon Musk Has a Radical Plan to Finally Turn Around America's Energy Crisis

Elon Musk Has a Radical Plan to Finally Turn Around America's Energy Crisis | leapmind | Scoop.it
If the government can't stop China from winning, he will.
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Futurework - IEEE Spectrum

Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution. The program explores how technology will redefine the culture of work
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Bionic pancreas shows promise in managing diabetes | Impact Lab

Bionic pancreas shows promise in managing diabetes | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
The bionic pancreas In 2000, Ed Damiano's son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Damiano's son was 11 months old.The biomedical engineer, decided to create
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NASA moves ahead with asteroid-capture plan, wants to grab one in 2019

NASA moves ahead with asteroid-capture plan, wants to grab one in 2019 | leapmind | Scoop.it
NASA's ambitious plan to capture an asteroid and put it in a stable orbit around the moon for later exploration is moving forward, with the space agency recently offering an update on how the project is progressing.
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How opening your wireless to strangers can improve your privacy (Wired UK)

How opening your wireless to strangers can improve your privacy (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
In an age of surveillance anxiety, the notion of leaving your Wi-Fi network open and unprotected seems dangerously naive
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What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality | Enterprise | WIRED

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Even Sunday night HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to net neutrality.
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