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Synthetic life promises ‘magical future’

Synthetic life promises ‘magical future’ | leapmind | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to global warming, toxic waste, and dependency on fossil fuels, and get ready to enjoy perfect health with exotic drugs that could one day cure most diseases and extend lifespan indefinitely.
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Married to a Doll: Why One Man Advocates Synthetic Love

Married to a Doll: Why One Man Advocates Synthetic Love | leapmind | Scoop.it
Davecat lives with his wife and mistress, both dolls, and thinks synthetic partners are ideal for those who don't want to deal with humans' inconsistencies.
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The Man Who Would Build a Computer the Size of the Entire Internet | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

The Man Who Would Build a Computer the Size of the Entire Internet | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
With a new open source software project called Docker, Solomon Hykes wants to build a computer the size of the internet.
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Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster

Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of physicists at Kent State University has discovered a way to cause liquid crystals to relax to their natural state faster.
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Our friends electric

Our friends electric | leapmind | Scoop.it
AS GIANT welding robots go about their business in a modern car factory, the scene looks like a cyberpunk vision of Dante’s “Inferno”. Amid showers of sparks,...
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From dental braces to astronauts’ seats

From dental braces to astronauts’ seats | leapmind | Scoop.it
EVER since 3D printing—the ability to construct solid objects by building them up, a layer at a time, in plastic or metal—hit public consciousness a couple of...
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Will Robots Drive Us To Socialism?

Will Robots Drive Us To Socialism? | leapmind | Scoop.it
I read recently that Rio Tinto has already replaced 30% of their mining machinery operators and drivers with robots. The future of work in an age of increasing automation is a topic that a lot of e...
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Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough

Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough | leapmind | Scoop.it
Silicon is great, but we're tickling the edges of its speed limit. As a result, researchers at Oregon State University have been plugging away at a
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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:43 AM

This sounds really interesting and if true it would improve the speed of conventional computing by a great margin, not even talking about energy saving.

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U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030

U.S. spy agency predicts a very transhuman future by 2030 | leapmind | Scoop.it
The National Intelligence Council has just released its much anticipated forecasting report, a 140-page document that outlines major trends and technological developments we should expect in the next 20 years.
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New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns

New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar...
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Geordie Rose on Singularity 1 on 1: Machine Learning is Progressing Faster Than You Think

http://www.singularityweblog.com/geordie-rose-d-wave-quantum-computing/ Dr. Geordie Rose is a founder and Chief Technology Officer at D-Wave Computers. I met...
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Drone's eye view of Burning Man 2013

Some daytime scenes from around the playa at Burning Man 2013. Be sure to watch in HD at full screen for maximum awesomeness! Major art include BELIEVE, The ...
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Researchers discover how to map cell-signaling molecules to their targets

Researchers discover how to map cell-signaling molecules to their targets | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps in cell division.
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Researchers Claim to Successfully 3D-Print Living Kidneys (VIDEO)

Researchers Claim to Successfully 3D-Print Living Kidneys (VIDEO) | leapmind | Scoop.it
3D printing is a promising technology that, aside from its obvious manufacturing advantages, has been steadily showing promise in the field of medical rese
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Nissan Announces Plans to Release Driverless Cars by 2020

Nissan Announces Plans to Release Driverless Cars by 2020 | leapmind | Scoop.it
Already engaged in testing, Nissan said this week that it planned to introduce a market-ready autonomous vehicle by the end of the decade.
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CellNEWS: Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-repair and Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart

CellNEWS: Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-repair and Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart | leapmind | Scoop.it
A team of scientists has taken a major step towards treatment for heart attack, by instructing the injured heart in mice to heal by expressing a factor that triggers cardiovascular regeneration driven by native heart stem cells.
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What’s The Difference Between Haptics Now And Then? | Components content from Electronic Design

What’s The Difference Between Haptics Now And Then? | Components content from Electronic Design | leapmind | Scoop.it
Great leaps are being taken in the understanding of human multi-sensory fusion, and engineering solutions can provide truly lifelike tactile response.
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Genes key to human longevity identified

Genes key to human longevity identified | leapmind | Scoop.it
Imagine taking a drug that can reduce the rate at which you age, it may soon be a reality! A new study provides evidence that ageing works through a special set of genes that everyone has - the rDNA genes.
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Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution?

Will super-human artificial intelligence (AI) be subject to evolution? | leapmind | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.
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Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years

Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years | leapmind | Scoop.it
Wall Street is starting to wake up to the potential of 3D printing.
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