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Scientists have found a gene that could be the key to growing food in space

Scientists have found a gene that could be the key to growing food in space | leapmind | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have found the gene that allows a native tobacco plant to grow and reproduce in an incredibly short amount of time, and in arid, desert conditions. If applied to other plants, this gene could be the key to getting crops to...
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Lie-detecting algorithm spots fibbing faces better than humans

Lie-detecting algorithm spots fibbing faces better than humans | leapmind | Scoop.it
Move over Columbo. By studying courtroom videos, a computer has learned to detect the facial expressions of liars so well it can beat the best interrogators
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The Journey to Digital Immortality

The Journey to Digital Immortality | leapmind | Scoop.it
Could an AI avatar collect all your thoughts and memories, then become a digital clone of yourself and “live” forever?
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Fighting Mosquitoes with Mosquitoes

Fighting Mosquitoes with Mosquitoes | leapmind | Scoop.it
To combat the bug problem in Los Angeles, insect-control experts are releasing thousands of male mosquitoes infected with a powerful bacterium
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The Science of Aging Well | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Science of Aging Well | DiscoverMagazine.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Genetic treatments to reverse aging at the cellular level? Diets and exercises that help your mind and body function better longer? It’s not a sales pitch from a life-extension guru — it’s science.
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Gene editing: cut and paste the genetic code – John Parrington – Aeon

Gene editing: cut and paste the genetic code – John Parrington – Aeon | leapmind | Scoop.it
In gene editing, the genetic code now has a workable text editor. Will this mean Ctrl+X for disease and Ctrl+V for talent?
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Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived - InformationWeek

Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived - InformationWeek | leapmind | Scoop.it
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
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Longevity is increasing: Can we extend our lifespan, one gene at a time? | Genetic Literacy Project

Longevity is increasing: Can we extend our lifespan, one gene at a time? | Genetic Literacy Project | leapmind | Scoop.it
How much do "good genes" matter? In some countries, average lifespan is creeping towards 90. New research is beginning to crack open the mystery of longer life.
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Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project | Environment | The Guardian

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project | Environment | The Guardian | leapmind | Scoop.it
World’s largest concentrated solar power plant complex, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half the country’s energy by 2020
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What might superintelligences value? | OUPblog

What might superintelligences value? | OUPblog | leapmind | Scoop.it
If there were superintelligent beings – creatures as far above the smartest human as that person is above a worm – what would they value? And what would they think of us? Would they treasure, tolerate, ignore, or eradicate us?
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Researchers Test Rapamycin in Dogs, a Possible Step Toward Human Trials of an Anti-Aging Drug | MIT Technology Review

Researchers Test Rapamycin in Dogs, a Possible Step Toward Human Trials of an Anti-Aging Drug | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
A drug that helps people after organ transplants has extended the lives of fruit flies, worms, and mice. The next step is to see what it will do for our pets.
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The Importance of Failure: How to Explain to a Child That Life Is Difficult - The Atlantic

The Importance of Failure: How to Explain to a Child That Life Is Difficult - The Atlantic | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's easy to over-parent. It's also easy not to.
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FLI - Future of Life Institute | 90% of All the Scientists That Ever Lived Are Alive Today

FLI - Future of Life Institute | 90% of All the Scientists That Ever Lived Are Alive Today | leapmind | Scoop.it
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It's official: NASA announces Mars' atmosphere was stripped away by solar winds

It's official: NASA announces Mars' atmosphere was stripped away by solar winds | leapmind | Scoop.it
Watch it live with us.
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The hot new job in Silicon Valley is being a robot’s assistant

The hot new job in Silicon Valley is being a robot’s assistant | leapmind | Scoop.it
With humans as the secret engine that powers Facebook's virtual assistant M, it's time to stop worrying about robot overlords in favour of their human underlings
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Finland prepares universal basic income experiment

Finland prepares universal basic income experiment | leapmind | Scoop.it
The Finnish Social Insurance Institution, also known as Kela, has begun work on a proposal that would guarantee a basic income to every citizen of Finland.
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AI tool scours all the science on the web to find new knowledge

AI tool scours all the science on the web to find new knowledge | leapmind | Scoop.it
Semantic Scholar makes light work of digesting the planet's scientific discoveries to make connections and unearth key information
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Cheap material made from orange peel can suck mercury out of the oceans

Cheap material made from orange peel can suck mercury out of the oceans | leapmind | Scoop.it
This is awesome.
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Scientists map genes that extend life by as much as 60 percent if deleted

Scientists map genes that extend life by as much as 60 percent if deleted | leapmind | Scoop.it
*Reaches for Delete key*
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Can Shadows Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light, Sounds Unbelievable But Maybe True

Can Shadows Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light, Sounds Unbelievable But Maybe True | leapmind | Scoop.it
How can this even be imagined? When we cast our body's shadow on an object and move our body, the shadow also moves. But shadow is nothing more than absence of light (information).
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Artificial intelligence is coming to a surveillance camera near you | ExtremeTech

Artificial intelligence is coming to a surveillance camera near you | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence being made at Carnegie Mellon University, computers may soon be able to give timely ...
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Chinese Researchers Knock Out Myostatin Gene in Beagles with CRISPR, Generating First Gene-Edited Dogs | MIT Technology Review

Chinese Researchers Knock Out Myostatin Gene in Beagles with CRISPR, Generating First Gene-Edited Dogs | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
An extra-muscular beagle has been created through genome engineering. Are we on our way to customizing the DNA of our pets?
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