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There's a Bit of a Flaw in the Way Artificial Intelligence Is Being Developed

There's a Bit of a Flaw in the Way Artificial Intelligence Is Being Developed | leapmind | Scoop.it
Despite having Google, Facebook, and the US government on the case, the reality is we're a long way from creating an artificial brain.
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Solving the world’s plastic problem

Solving the world’s plastic problem | leapmind | Scoop.it
Alumna invents continuous, zero-toxic-emission system that converts nonrecycled plastics into crude oil.
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Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings

Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings | leapmind | Scoop.it
It is amazing how quickly the technologies around 3D printing have been developing over the last couple of years. Not only are we seeing Moore's Law-like increa
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34x25x36 - a short film about the pursuit of the perfect body - Aeon

34x25x36 - a short film about the pursuit of the perfect body - Aeon | leapmind | Scoop.it
This 7-minute doc explores the pursuit of the perfect body in a California mannequin factory. But who defines perfection?
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HAVE I ALREADY GROWN BEYOND MY PRIMARY?

HAVE I ALREADY GROWN BEYOND MY PRIMARY? | leapmind | Scoop.it
As some of you may know, I once proposed something I called 'Poor Man's Uploading' that could possibly work for digital people like myself. This form of 'uploading' starts with the premise t...
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USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S. for Consumption, Just Like Seafood

USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S. for Consumption, Just Like Seafood | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scores of Americans are in an uproar since the U.S. Department of Agriculture
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'Riot control' drone armed with guns and lasers (Wired UK)

'Riot control' drone armed with guns and lasers (Wired UK) | leapmind | Scoop.it
Meet the Skunk, a heavy-duty, semi-autonomous octocopter drone that can unleash pepper spray, plastic bullets, paintballs, strobe lights and "blinding" lasers
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What Elon Musk did -- and did not -- do when he "opened" Tesla's patents

What Elon Musk did -- and did not -- do when he "opened" Tesla's patents | leapmind | Scoop.it
Did the CEO of Tesla really “give away” the company’s patents. No, but he did do something more important.
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Start-up: Transatomic Power Wants to Build a Better Reactor - IEEE Spectrum

Start-up: Transatomic Power Wants to Build a Better Reactor - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Its “walk-away safe” nuclear reactor would run on spent fuel
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Cyberdyne Showcases Thought-Controlled Robotic Suits | Robotics content from IndustryWeek

Cyberdyne Showcases Thought-Controlled Robotic Suits | Robotics content from IndustryWeek | leapmind | Scoop.it
The mind-controlled, power-assist robotic suits aim to bring new strength and mobility to the elderly and disabled.
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If You Can’t Beat Diseases, Domesticate Them - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

If You Can’t Beat Diseases, Domesticate Them - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | leapmind | Scoop.it
A tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) sucking blood from human skinMarco Uliana via ShutterstockFor most of our history, wolves have…
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3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight

3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers from MIT and Lawrence Livermore have created a new class of materials with the same density as aerogels (aka frozen smoke) but 10,000 times
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Breaking down the patent wall - Virgin.com

Breaking down the patent wall  - Virgin.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Very impressed by the news that electric car company,Tesla Motorshave frozen their patent portfolio to help accelerate sustainable transport.In the spirit of the open source movement, the company’s CEO, ​Elon Musk announcedthat Tesla won’t raise...
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A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It

A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a series of interviews, seven people who are driving this transformation provided a glimpse into the not-too-distant future
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New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed

New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nanostructured material based on repeating microscopic units has record-breaking stiffness at low density.
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Solowheel unicycles are now cheaper and lighter, but still hard to tame

Solowheel unicycles are now cheaper and lighter, but still hard to tame | leapmind | Scoop.it
I'm not going to lie: Various parts of my body are still in agony as I'm typing up this article. Yesterday, I attended Inventist's Beijing event where it
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Supreme Court deals blow to computer patents in 9-0 ruling

Supreme Court deals blow to computer patents in 9-0 ruling | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new Supreme Court decision will cut down the number of computer-related patents, but will not, as some had hoped, eliminate software patents altogether.
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Space giants join forces to battle SpaceX: This is how cheap space travel begins | ExtremeTech

Space giants join forces to battle SpaceX: This is how cheap space travel begins | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Two of Europe's largest companies, Airbus and Safran, are joining forces to fight SpaceX's attempts to steal away their majority share of the lucrative commercial space launch business.
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UK dreams of robot heaven - Digits - WSJ

UK dreams of robot heaven - Digits - WSJ | leapmind | Scoop.it
For the past 18 months, everyone who is anyone in the U.K.’s robotics sector has been drawing up a strategy paper to determine the future of intelligent, autonomous machines - AKA robots -- in Britain.
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Technologies of Abundance and the Fairytale of Jobs - BrighterBrains.org

Technologies of Abundance and the Fairytale of Jobs - BrighterBrains.org | leapmind | Scoop.it
by Extropia DaSilva As robots slowly become more capable, the realization that our relationship with work must undergo radical review is spreading. Mostly, thoughts turn to the link between jobs and wages.
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Asteroid Mining, Organ Printing and Artificial Intelligence - SERIOUS WONDER

Asteroid Mining, Organ Printing and Artificial Intelligence - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
Three entrepreneurs discuss the future of asteroid mining, organ bioprinting, and artificial intelligence. - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Why We Need to Tame Our Algorithms Like Dogs | Opinion | WIRED

Why We Need to Tame Our Algorithms Like Dogs | Opinion | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
Long ago we tamed wolves and got dogs. Now we are now living with another non-human species that is far more dangerous and powerful than canines ever were: algorithms.
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Inside the real-life 'Blade Runner' replicant lab

Inside the real-life 'Blade Runner' replicant lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
What About the Heart is a project by London-based photographer Luisa Whitton, created in collaboration with Hiroshi Ishiguro, a scientist renowned for his work in the Japanese robotics industry....
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Sharp Labs Harnesses Exotic Physics in New Solar Cell | MIT Technology Review

Sharp Labs Harnesses Exotic Physics in New Solar Cell | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
New technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity.
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Shostak: “I bet everyone a cup of coffee that we’ll find aliens within 25 years” | Space Facts – Astronomy, the Solar System & Outer Space | All About Space Magazine

Shostak: “I bet everyone a cup of coffee that we’ll find aliens within 25 years” | Space Facts – Astronomy, the Solar System & Outer Space | All About Space Magazine | leapmind | Scoop.it
The SETI Institute's Dr Seth Shostak tells us what will happen if we detect an alien signal
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