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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays.
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Simply Layering Solar Cells Could Make Them as Cheap as Natural Gas

Simply Layering Solar Cells Could Make Them as Cheap as Natural Gas | leapmind | Scoop.it
It's not uncommon to focus on excotic solutions to making solar power more efficient: new materials, complex tracking systems or unusual physical phenomena. But what about just stacking them on top of each other?
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33rd Square | Drug Found to Reverse Alzheimer's Effects in Animal Model

33rd Square | Drug Found to Reverse Alzheimer's Effects in Animal Model | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model.
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Humans Are Heading Down A Path That Will Allow Us To Supercharge The Brain

Humans Are Heading Down A Path That Will Allow Us To Supercharge The Brain | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Bioengineering team builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function

Bioengineering team builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty about how they function.
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Artificial Intelligence Means Goodbye Human Race?

Artificial Intelligence Means Goodbye Human Race? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Will the advent of artificial intelligence mean humans will have to say goodbye to our species?
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IBM's Watson: Cognitive or Sentient?

IBM's Watson: Cognitive or Sentient? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Jon Iwata, Senior VP of Marketing and Communications at IBM, shares the origins and purpose of IBM's supercomputer Watson.
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These Battery-Free, WiFi Devices Run On Radio Waves

These Battery-Free, WiFi Devices Run On Radio Waves | leapmind | Scoop.it
In the last decade, mobile devices have become radically smaller and more powerful. The list of tech-related tasks that the miniature black
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Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet | leapmind | Scoop.it
The race is on to land people on Mars. But it’s not just Nasa taking part. Guest blogger Zahaan Bharmal reviews the competitors in this amazing dash for the red planet
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Phys.Org Mobile: Cheap and compact medical testing: Researchers develop simple detector

Phys.Org Mobile: Cheap and compact medical testing: Researchers develop simple detector | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Is There Any Way to Avoid Standards Wars in the Emerging Internet of Things? - IEEE Spectrum

Is There Any Way to Avoid Standards Wars in the Emerging Internet of Things? - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love industry consortia
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China used more cement in the last 3 years than the U.S. did in the 20th century

China used more cement in the last 3 years than the U.S. did in the 20th century | leapmind | Scoop.it
We've all seen the headlines about rampant Chinese economic growth. Many have presented evidence — from ghost cities, to excessive financial debt — that China's growth is an unsustainable bubble. And maybe the boom there will soon give way to a bust.
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Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence - Learning Mind

Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence - Learning Mind | leapmind | Scoop.it
Electronic brains of the most advanced robotic models surpass human intelligence and are able to do things that will make some of us shudder uncomfortably.
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New Digital Currency Aims to Unite Every Money System on Earth | Enterprise | WIRED

New Digital Currency Aims to Unite Every Money System on Earth | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Rodrigo Batista is the CEO of Mercado Bitcoin, the first Brazilian bitcoin exchange and one of the largest digital currency operations in Latin America.
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Geneticists Are Hacking Plants So They Can Grow in the Shade

Geneticists Are Hacking Plants So They Can Grow in the Shade | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research portends good things for the future of not-starving, and it involves light-sensing crystals.
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‘Rewired’ mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses | KurzweilAI

‘Rewired’ mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mitochondrion (credit: BruceBlaus/Creative Commons) Mice lacking a specific protein (TRAP-1) live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses, such as
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How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself | leapmind | Scoop.it
There's a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves.
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Watching chemistry in motion: Chemical environments mapped using molecular vibrations

Watching chemistry in motion: Chemical environments mapped using molecular vibrations | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scientists have long known that a molecule's behavior depends on its environment.
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33rd Square | Plastic Recycling: The Process, Advantages and Disadvantages

33rd Square | Plastic Recycling: The Process, Advantages and Disadvantages | leapmind | Scoop.it
When plastics are recycled, there are short-term advantages for the environment, but the long-term results may not be so pretty. Have a look at how plastic is recycled, the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
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An NMR Chip The Size of a Seed - IEEE Spectrum

An NMR Chip The Size of a Seed - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Together with a small permanent magnet, the chip could enable cheap NMR analysis in factories and clinics
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Algorithm extracts audio from silent video using vibrations

Algorithm extracts audio from silent video using vibrations | leapmind | Scoop.it
It feels almost like a scene straight out of a spy movie or crime procedural show. You only have a video a of man talking with his back to the camera. No audio to tell you clearly what he's saying ...
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Why do some controversies persist despite the evidence?

Why do some controversies persist despite the evidence? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The debate over climate change is relatively young while nuclear power and pesticides have been heated topics since the 1960s, and fluoridation since the 1950s. So what is it about these scientific controversies that makes them seem to go on forever?
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Silicon nanorods bend light in new directions - physicsworld.com

Silicon nanorods bend light in new directions - physicsworld.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ultrathin coatings could replace bulky optical components
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Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots

Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots | leapmind | Scoop.it
We could become "obsolete."
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The Promise Of A Cancer Drug Developed By Artificial Intelligence

The Promise Of A Cancer Drug Developed By Artificial Intelligence | leapmind | Scoop.it
Can AI speed up the discovery of new treatments? BPM 31510--a drug designed without tedious work in the lab--has entered human trials.
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