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talkingmonkeynews: Machine intelligence is improving rapidly, to the point that the scientist of the future may not even be human! In fact, in more and more fields, learning machines are already outperforming humans. As noted in this transcript of a talk at TEDxLausanne on Jan. 20, 2012, artificial intelligence…
Talking Monkeys In Space: INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE... →
talkingmonkeynews: Dimethyltryptamine is so hot right now. Ever since Enter the Void and DMT: The Spirit Molecule showed up on Netflix Instant, kids have been going gaga over this technology from another dimension. An extremely effective, naturally occurring psychedelic compound that’s simultaneously spiritual…
Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel →
I want to be alone: the rise and rise of solo... →
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Amazon Web Services now hosting massive genetic... →
singularitarian: Amazon Web Services has just announced that it will be providing space for hosting and analyzing data collected by the 1,000 Genomes Project, an international effort to collect and catalog a vast amount of genetic information from anonymous donors worldwide. Amazon will be footing the bill to host the roughly 200 terabytes of information, but will charge researchers to use its...
Talking Monkeys In Space: New Layer of Genetic... →
talkingmonkeynews: Within Redundancy of Genetic Code Exists Information that Helps Determine How Fast Proteins are Produced A hidden and never before recognized layer of information in the genetic code has been uncovered by a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) thanks to a…
'Nanorefrigerator' is cooled using sunlight -... →
As we transition from print to online media, features like these become...– Buildings and Food: A small change that would improve online reading (via thisistheverge)
Free Wireless Broadband for the Masses -... →
Want To Expand A City? Make It Float →
singularitarian: A Dutch company says it can add infrastructure to expanding coastal cities with adjustable floating pieces that could change with different municipal needs.
Techno Desire and Cyber Sex – Part 1 | URBNFUTR →
wildcat2030: That we are intimate with the world is not news. That we have extended this intimacy to our tools is a reality; the idea that we are becoming cyborgs is already here. There is nothing mysterious or futuristic about being a cyborg, part machine part biological organism. Using our smartphones to remember our appointments, a long list of telephone numbers, addresses and shopping lists...
A Cloud Operating System Takes Shape - Technology... →
Smarter computing systems make society better |...
wildcat2030: Via Scoop.it - Cyborg Lives Smarter computing systems can help give our lives a big boost - in education, healthcare, transportation, security and even the environment. But these computing systems need to be adjusted constantly, to help meet the changes that emerge every year. The HIPEAC (‘High performance and embedded architecture and compilation’) project is driving innovative...
The Web is a stunningly effective accelerant, its speed increased by orders of...– You’ve Already Forgotten Yesterday’s Internet (via courtenaybird)
Talking Monkeys In Space: One drug to shrink all... →
talkingmonkeynews: Stanford researchers have found a single drug that can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do not eat” signal normally displayed on tumor cells, coaxes the…
Talking Monkeys In Space: Graphene: 'Wonder'... →
talkingmonkeynews: In the era of Big Science, it is often assumed that cutting-edge research can’t be done cheaply. Yet even now a piece of tape can lead to a Nobel prize. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for their discovery of graphene, a type of carbon one atom thick but more than 100 times stronger than…
Talking Monkeys In Space: How Cellulose Could Make... →
talkingmonkeynews: People have long used cellulose — the indigestible, woody fibers in plants — to make paper, but one group of scientists is looking to make cellulose items that are a little more sophisticated. On March 25, materials scientist Olli Ikkala presented one cellulose-based material he made that’s…
Talking Monkeys In Space: A universe of... →
talkingmonkeynews: What we’re missing now, on another level, is not just biology, but cosmology. People treat the digital universe as some sort of metaphor, just a cute word for all these products. The universe of Apple, the universe of Google, the universe of Facebook, that these collectively constitute…
No More GPS Voice: Haptic Steering Wheel Buzzes to... →
singularitarian: GPS devices are great, but sometimes I want to throw mine out the window. There’s something so obnoxious about the Garmin voice, especially when you disregard its navigation choice and it tells you it’s “reCALCulating” in that disapproving tone. A new haptic steering wheel concept would be so much friendlier! Instead of smarmy commentary, the wheel simply vibrates to tell you...
Materials inspired by Mother Nature: A 1-pound... →
Roxxxy the US$7,000 companion/sex robot (NSFW) →
When the first artificial general intelligences are built, they may improve themselves to far-above-human levels. Speculations about such future entities are already affected by anthropomorphic bias, which leads to erroneous analogies with human minds. In this chapter, we apply a goal-oriented understanding of intelligence to show that humanity occupies only a tiny portion of the design space...
BOEKE:Synthetic biology is an exciting, rapidly growing new field created from the marriage of traditional biology and engineering. It’s dedicated to designing and constructing from scratch new sequences of DNA not found in nature. These new sequences are used to create entirely new biological functions and systems, and increase the efficiency of existing biological functions and systems.