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Big Brain Stories of 2014

As we turn the page on 2014, here's a list of some of the year's highlights in neuroscience - along with a heavy dose of speculation about what they might mean for the future of the brain. It seems, like Christmas decorations for sale during Halloween, that "end of year best" stories come to us earlier each year.

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Big Thinkers - Ralph Merkle [Nanotechnologist]

Big Thinkers is a former ZDTV (later TechTV) television program. It featured a half-hour interview with a "big thinker" in science, technology, and other fields. Interviews were filmed in a 16:9 format and intercut with public domain material from the Prelinger Archives.

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SINGULARITY: Google Predicts Robots to Replace Humans By 2035

In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV recaps a Google Fireside chat. http://www.amtvmedia.com/re-direct-singularity-google-predicts-robots-to-replace-humans-by-2035/ Subscribe to AMTV: http://www.amtvmedia.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreeneWaveTV Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreeneWave Donate: http://www.amtvmedia.com/donate [SPONSOR] **9 Lives Solutions - Get 10 Free reports on how to protect yourself from predators. http://www.amtvmedia.com/re-direct-singularity-google-predicts-robots-to-replace-humans-by-2035/ Counter Assault Tactics DVD's... ORDER NOW!!

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What Movies Portray an Economic or Governmental Model Different Than We Have Seen Before Historically? * /r/Futurology

In Slavoj Zizek's film A Pervert's Guide To Idrology he poses a really great question: "Why is it easier for people to imagine the complete...

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How will the world look like in an age of abundance? * /r/Futurology

Let's say we have fusion reactors providing the world with a virtually endless source of unlimited energy, automation making transportation,...

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Need a Hand? Now You Can Print One | Molecules to Medicine, Scientific American Blog Network

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Judy Stone, MD is an infectious disease specialist, experienced in conducting clinical research. She is the author of Conducting Clinical Research, the essential guide to the topic.

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Kepler Candidate Planets Searched for Signs of Intelligent Life

The Kepler-10 system, with its three known planets, was one of the targets of a recent SETI search for radio signals.Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech A recent Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) effort studied 86 candidates in the Kepler space observatory's field for radio signals that could potentially indicate the presence of an intelligent civilization.

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How the hell did Vizio make a $999 4K TV?

Vizio officially launched its P-Series 4K TVs last night, which start at $999 for a 50-inch set and go up to $2,499 for a 70-inch set - the first mainstream 4K TVs to be that aggressively priced.

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What are some of the best consumer-focused biotech/quantified self tech conferences today? * /r/Futurology

Preferably looking for conferences/expos located in the states. I know this area is somewhat new compared to other health sectors and I'd like to...

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Innovative EV Charging Solution In San Francisco Could Go Big

One of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption has long been the inability of residents living in many apartment buildings to charge their cars. Aside from lack of awareness about EVs, I think this is currently the #1 barrier.

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The End of Men

Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women's progress has been cast as a struggle for equality.

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Next Big Future: China also developing railguns and lasers for their navy but will first have a modern missile cruiser in about 2017

China appears to be developing a new cruiser, potentially called the Type 055, which reportedly would displace approximately 10,000 tons and carry large numbers [about 128] of antiship cruise missiles, surface-to-air missiles, and land-attack cruise missiles as well as potentially laser and rail-gun weapons .

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2015, And Worlds Now Gone at Literary Abominations

There Are Some Things You Can't Change It's the New Year again, well, almost. You can't begrudge me a couple of days late (I had to do a bit of research for this one). 2015 is opening up in front of us like the maw of a giant sarlacc that WILL swallow us all whether we want it to or not.

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A step toward a potential anti-aging drug | KurzweilAI

According to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers have tested a potential anti-aging drug called everolimus (AKA RAD001) - an analog (version) of the drug rapamycin (sirolimus)*.

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The Next Century

THE SEEDS OF ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTIC AUTOMATION ARE PLANTED. HUMANS OVERCOME THE LIMITATIONS OF BIOLOGY & ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE BECOMES INDIGISTIUABLE A $1,000 personal computer is now 1,000 times more powerful than the human brain. The vast majority of computation is done by computers and not by human brains.