LeapMind

Jul 22

Monsanto Should Lose Some Battles to Win the War Over GMOs

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No company wants to endure the market and political risk of being among the “most hated” in the world.
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Nanoparticles Improve Stroke Treatment - IEEE Spectrum

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Nanorods that spin inside the bloodstream enhance blood-clot busting drug
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Is Technology Alive? - SERIOUS WONDER

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Technology is not a thing, but a life-like, evolving organism that has its own ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. Kevin Kelly argues we need to understand what ‘it’ wants
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The surprising decline in violence

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Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.
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Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal | ExtremeTech

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In a landmark study sure to provoke interest, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have regenerated an aged organ — in vivo, inside a living animal — to its youthful state though noninvasive manipulation of genes.
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We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

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Robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.
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Japan Wants 2020 Robot Olympics Alongside Human Olympics - IEEE Spectrum

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The world needs a well funded, high profile, international competitive robotics event. Can Japan make it happen in 2020?
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New material gives rejected drugs a new chance

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Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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GE’s got a new in-house fuel cell startup

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GE’s got a new idea for how to make a key part for a lower cost fuel cell, and its using a new business model to launch it commercially.
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How to Live Forever By Turning Your Brain Into Plastic

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We may never be able to freeze you at the moment of death and then reanimate you. But the good news is, there may be another way to keep your brain viable.
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