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'Google of the brain' neuroimaging project receives $2.5 million NIH grant: IU News Room: Indiana University

'Google of the brain' neuroimaging project receives $2.5 million NIH grant: IU News Room: Indiana University | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Indiana University Bloomington cognitive scientist Michael Jones, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Colorado, University of Texas at Austin and Washington University in St.
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Biohacking: The next great wave of innovation

Biohacking: The next great wave of innovation | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

The last 40 years of computing have proven what a hacker culture can accomplish. We’re about to see that again, this time in biology. And, while we have no idea what the results will be, it’s safe to predict that the coming revolution in biology will radically change the way we live — at least as radically as the computer revolution. It’s going to be an interesting and exciting ride.
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Not-for-Profit Sector Gets Internet Savvy

Not-for-Profit Sector Gets Internet Savvy | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
If big data and other technologies are transforming enterprise, then what effect will they have on the not-for-profit sector? It is an area that is typically strong on good will but short on innovation.
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The Measurement That Would Reveal The Universe As A Computer Simulation - Technology Review

The Measurement That Would Reveal The Universe As A Computer Simulation - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists...
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Everything You Know Will Eventually Be Wrong

Everything You Know Will Eventually Be Wrong | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
It's an irony of modern life that the exponential spread of information has given rise to another exponential spread, of books about the exponential spread of information.
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Abortion rates plummet with free birth control | e! Science News

Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62 percent to 78 percent over the national rate, a new study shows.
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The CIA and Jeff Bezos Bet on Quantum Computing - Technology Review

The CIA and Jeff Bezos Bet on Quantum Computing - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
With funding from the Amazon founder and the CIA's investment arm, the Canadian company D-Wave is gaining momentum for its revolutionary approach to computing.
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Geologists Plan To Drill 6 Kilometers Down – All The Way To Earth’s Mantle!

Geologists Plan To Drill 6 Kilometers Down – All The Way To Earth’s Mantle! | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Drills 10 km long will be lowered through the ocean to where the Earth’s crust is just 6 km thick.
It’s an expensive journey – costing a billion dollars – and it’s wrought with hazards that could derail the explorers at any moment.
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Reality is a computer projection: physicists | KurzweilAI

Reality is a computer projection: physicists | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Is our reality a projection of information, like the hologram image of Princess Leia projected by R2D2 in Star Wars?
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How to remotely control cockroach cyborgs

How to remotely control cockroach cyborgs | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Remote-controlled cockroach cyborg (credit: Tahmid Latif, Alper Bozkurt)
A technique to remotely control cockroaches has been developed by Dr.
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Kellogg’s opens a shop in London where the currency is tweets

Kellogg’s opens a shop in London where the currency is tweets | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
There are plenty of examples where bloggers, celebrities and sports people will post sponsored tweets for brands or companies they are representing.

The reward is usually megabucks ...
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Computers match humans in understanding art

Computers match humans in understanding art | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Understanding and evaluating art has widely been considered as a task meant for humans, until now.
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Neural implants could spark better decisions - life - 19 September 2012 - New Scientist

Ever wish you could make better choices? That could one day be possible thanks to an electronic brain implant that can enhance short-term memory and decision-making in primates. The implant can also restore these functions in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease and other types of brain damage, paving the way for the development of new treatments for people with these conditions.

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An Entrepreneur And A Neuroscientist Walk Into A Bar

An Entrepreneur And A Neuroscientist Walk Into A Bar | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Thomas Copeman and Dr. Nathan Wilson are something of an odd couple. As I sit down to join them in a Brooklyn restaurant, the two business partners do nothing to play against type.
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Topology: The Secret Ingredient In The Latest Theory of Everything

Topology: The Secret Ingredient In The Latest Theory of Everything | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Combine topology with symmetry and add a sprinkling of quantum mechanics. The result? A powerful new theory of everything


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Did Human Evolution Favor Monogamy or Polygamy?

Did Human Evolution Favor Monogamy or Polygamy? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
What makes us different from all the other animals? Is it our swollen brains, our idle hands, or perhaps our limber thumbs?
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The Radicalness Of 3D Printing

The Radicalness Of 3D Printing | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Way back in February of 2011, I wrote an extensive article for H+ on 3D printing and how it would allow a transition between an economy based on material “value” and scarcity to one based on nonmaterial “value” and abundance.
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MIND Reviews: The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty : Scientific American

The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves Dan Ariely HarperCollins, 2012 ($26.99) Liars: they populate our news feeds, perform evil deeds on our favorite television shows and infuse drama into our daily...
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MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet - MIT News Office

MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet - MIT News Office | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
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Scientists explain how ketamine vanquishes depression within hours

Scientists explain how ketamine vanquishes depression within hours | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Many chronically depressed and treatment-resistant patients experience immediate relief from symptoms after taking small amounts of the drug ketamine.
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Smartphone of the future will be in your brain - CNN

Smartphone of the future will be in your brain - CNN | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Smartphone of the future will be in your brainCNNBut what will the smartphones of the future look like? CNN's artists imagine ... Stewart Scott-Curran. In five years, the Patent Wars are over and Apple emerges victorious.
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Planetary Resources ‘now hiring asteroid miners’ | KurzweilAI

Planetary Resources ‘now hiring asteroid miners’ | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Do you want to be an Asteroid Miner? Well, here's your chance! --- an email we just received.
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Electronic Implant Dissolves in the Body

Electronic Implant Dissolves in the Body | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The technology could enable therapeutic and diagnostic devices that are absorbed by body after they are no longer needed.
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Friends with cognitive benefits: Mental function improves after certain kinds of socializing

Talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems, a new study shows. But conversations that are competitive in tone, rather than cooperative, have no cognitive benefits.

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Could Sustainability be Unsustainable? - Forbes

Could Sustainability be Unsustainable? - Forbes | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
By Erika Karp Recently a colleague of mine sent along a cartoon with a chart depicting a steeply rising curve and the caption: "The use of the word sustainable is unsustainable."  Amusing…and likely correct!
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