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Is the “Technological Singularity” Plausible? - Transhumanity.net

Is the “Technological Singularity” Plausible? - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
How seriously should we take the Singularity hypothesis? Going by some of the essays and comments out there on the Web, it would seem that some do not think it should be taken seriously at all.
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SpaceX Grasshopper Takes Off and Lands Vertically in New 12-Story Hop

SpaceX Grasshopper Takes Off and Lands Vertically in New 12-Story Hop | leapmind | Scoop.it
SpaceX recently released video of the latest test of their Grasshopper Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicle, where it rose 40 meters (131 feet), hovered an
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UV ray of hope for safer drinking water

UV ray of hope for safer drinking water | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A group of researchers from PML's Sensor Science Division is part of a project that will have a direct effect on improved safety of the nation's drinking water.
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Snow Crash(ed) in Second Life (end 2012)

Snow Crash(ed) in Second Life (end 2012) | leapmind | Scoop.it
I fell totally in love with Second Life one minute after joining in 2005. A few weeks later I left a very boring but very well paid senior management post in the public sector to became a technology entrepreneur.
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Nasa plans to 'lasso' asteroid the size of two double-decker buses and turn it into a space station to orbit the moon

Nasa plans to 'lasso' asteroid the size of two double-decker buses and turn it into a space station to orbit the moon | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nasa scientists are presenting the White House with a plan to capture an asteroid and steer it to a new position where it will act as a stepping stone to Mars.
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Plan B For Humanity - The Next 200 Years

A video timeline of the social and technological changes that could save civilization and secure the long term survival of humanity. Special thanks go to the...
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New kind of magnetism discovered: Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid'

New kind of magnetism discovered: Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid' | leapmind | Scoop.it
Following up on earlier theoretical predictions, researchers have now demonstrated experimentally the existence of a fundamentally new kind of magnetic behavior, adding to the two previously known states of magnetism.
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The 500 phases of matter: Entering a new phase

The 500 phases of matter: Entering a new phase | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Forget solid, liquid, and gas: there are in fact more than 500 phases of matter. In a major paper in today's issue of Science, Perimeter Faculty member Xiao-Gang Wen reveals a modern reclassification of all of them.
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IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives within five years | KurzweilAI

IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives within five years | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
IBM announced today the seventh annual IBM 5 in 5 --- a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during
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New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers - ScienceNOW

New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers - ScienceNOW | leapmind | Scoop.it
New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers - ScienceNOW (“@steve_messina: RT New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers http://t.co/UUl8Lfvb...
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What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news

What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news | leapmind | Scoop.it
A researcher who specializes in analysing the way that information flows through Wikipedia during a breaking news event compared the way seven mass shootings -- including the recent incident at an elementary school in Connecticut -- were reported...
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Self-driving cars can navigate the road, but can they navigate the law?

Self-driving cars can navigate the road, but can they navigate the law? | leapmind | Scoop.it
This year has been full of big news about the progress of self-driving cars. They are currently street legal in three states and Google says that on a given day, they have a dozen autonomous cars...
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New calculations solve an old problem with DNA

New calculations solve an old problem with DNA | leapmind | Scoop.it
Normal DNA will switch to left-handed DNA when it is physically twisted, or when a lot of salt is added to the solution. Researchers were able to accurately calculate for the first time the amount of salt which is required to do this.
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The Singularity: what to expect when machines get smarter than us

The Singularity: what to expect when machines get smarter than us | leapmind | Scoop.it
What can we expect when machines surpass humans in intelligence; a point in time that futurists predict could become reality by 2045.
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HP granted a patent for robotic skin

HP granted a patent for robotic skin | leapmind | Scoop.it
HP granted a patent for robotic skin (RT @Nanowerk: HP granted a patent for robotic skin http://t.co/yTXjCTlG)
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Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work (Update)

Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work (Update) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.
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What will your next body be like?

What will your next body be like? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Many engineers, including me, think that some time around 2050, we will be able to make very high quality links between the brains and machines.
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America's top young scientist crafts system to purify water (w/ video)

America's top young scientist crafts system to purify water (w/ video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire, has won this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her solar-powered device designed to kill bacteria in water.
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Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct

Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct | leapmind | Scoop.it
Three pharmaceutical firms are trying to restore a mechanism that normally tells cells to die if their DNA is badly damaged, an approach that might work against half of all cancers.
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Self-driving cars: Google maps the road to automated vehicles

Self-driving cars: Google maps the road to automated vehicles | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google is spearheading the movement to get automated vehicles on America's roads. Self-driving cars are street legal in three states, and Google's fleet has collectively logged over 300,000 miles...
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Is Cloning the Key to Perfect Christmas Trees?

Is Cloning the Key to Perfect Christmas Trees? | leapmind | Scoop.it
When you think of cloning, you'll probably either think of dolly, or maybe some sort of sci-fi clone army. German scientists, on the other hand, their minds hop to Christmas trees, and the hope that cloning can bring us all perfect ones forever.
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#10 3D Printing Laboratories: The Age of DIY Designer Drugs Begins

#10 3D Printing Laboratories: The Age of DIY Designer Drugs Begins | leapmind | Scoop.it
Novel techniques in 3D printing technology simplify the production of drugs, enabling home design and synthesis of pharmaceuticals.
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2013 will be the year of ‘the Internet of things’ as more than 5B wireless chips ship

2013 will be the year of ‘the Internet of things’ as more than 5B wireless chips ship | leapmind | Scoop.it
Most of those five billion chips won't be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras, light bulbs, refrigerators, and more increasingly get connected to the internet.
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Science Technology

Science Technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
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 We demonstrate the rapid quantification of protein biomarkers in diverse clinical samples with the V-Chip. The development of the V-Chip thus opens up the possibility of greatly simplified point-of-care and personalized diagnostics.

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The Robotics Revolution

The Robotics Revolution | leapmind | Scoop.it
The ripple effects of drones, unmanned systems, and robotics will continue to push out into all sorts of domains, in ways both expected and unexpected. Peter W. Singer looks at the pros and cons of these advances in military technology.
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