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“What does it mean to be alive, to be conscious, to be hurt, to be ethical?" bit.ly/1uKqWm4
"Companies that start as technological companies become antitechnological in character." -Peter Thiel bit.ly/XKn2hh
“There’s nothing you’re supposed to do; no way to win. It just is." bit.ly/1uKqWm4
"Pharma companies are bets against innovation b/c they’re just figuring out ways to extend the lifetime of patents." bit.ly/XKn2hh
I only just found this, but it's excellent: Why Can’t My Computer Understand Me? nyr.kr/1r3D3ul
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Custom-made pants led @samgrobart to conclude that Alibaba is basically...the world's largest 3-D printer. businessweek.com/articles/2014-…
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Research Says Population Won’t Plateau by 2050 After All bit.ly/1rh6Y2A
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending September 20, 2014) bit.ly/1rh30qH
"Can technology companies that start out bold stay that way when they become established?" bit.ly/XKn2hh
How Human-Robot Teamwork Will Upend Manufacturing bit.ly/1o6HzU5 By @willknight pic.twitter.com/JahwREYCtL
"Beyond being entertaining, software that behaves in a lifelike way could find many commercial applications." bit.ly/1uKqWm4
2014 Lemelson-MIT prize recipient Sangeeta N. Bhatia shares her thoughts on women in engineering: bit.ly/1rUNa6P
Lunch time reading: Q+A with Peter Thiel Technology is stuck in 1970 bit.ly/XKn2hh
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields. bit.ly/1svjeIT
A Grandiose Quest to Breathe Life into Virtual Beings bit.ly/1sv5iic
Good Qs to @elonmusk by @RachCrane. money.cnn.com/2014/09/18/tec… But he shld be pressed re: how to sustain life on Mars. Going there is easy part
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A Chinese city creates a handy lane for cellphone-distracted pedestrians bit.ly/1wsE7Iz
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A dollar invested in Merck or Microsoft is a bet against technology -- says @peterthiel technologyreview.com/qa/530901/tech…
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Nanotechnologists Discover How To Carve Tunnels Beneath the Surface of Silicon Chips bit.ly/1suNPGD
If you say tech has stalled since 1970, that seems like a cry for more government funding and involvement technologyreview.com/qa/530901/tech…
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"Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation." - the Scottish writer Alisdair Gray
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Peter Thiel Says Computers Haven’t Made Our Lives Significantly Better bit.ly/1reMzek
Technology Stalled in 1970: Q+A with Peter Thiel bit.ly/XKn2hh By @tsimonite pic.twitter.com/q0duFRdTRs
Partner Content: The Priest Who Invented The Big Bang | via @bbvaOpenMind goo.gl/U7BpRv
Radical New DNA Sequencer Finally Gets into Researchers’ Hands bit.ly/1ssPxIy
Motorized Pants to Help Soldiers and Stroke Victims bit.ly/1rdFlHx
The Hunt for Qualified Workers bit.ly/1rdwwh4
Cheap Natural Gas Boosts Manufacturing bit.ly/1sswq1f
A Closer Look at Breakthrough Factories bit.ly/1rdkGn4
Fact: Yields of wheat are increasing at 1 percent per year—half the rate of increase needed to keep the world fed. bit.ly/XDErIs
Turbocharging Photosynthesis bit.ly/XDErIs
Price of residential solar has gone from $12/watt in 1998 to $4 watt. Still going down. See slide 12 emp.lbl.gov/sites/all/file…
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ios 8 has an emergency id info feature. i'm skeptical--seems ripe for ripping off personal info and doubt EMTs will think to look for it.
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A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change where, and how, gene research occurs. bit.ly/1spVZjv
Employers have 300,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs. bit.ly/1raZy0F
Companies that use natural gas as a raw material find the U.S. an increasingly attractive place to be. bit.ly/1spxm6k
One of the most promising new manufacturing technologies still faces big hurdles. bit.ly/1spp2na
Speeding Up Photosynthesis bit.ly/XDErIs
David Deamer made this sketch in 1989 when the idea for nanopore DNA sequencing came to him. bit.ly/1s6nPHp pic.twitter.com/2gmJ56nZfU
Senators opposing net neutrality rake in more campaign cash ars.to/1uE2HXE
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2014 Lemelson-MIT prize recipient Sangeeta N. Bhatia shares her thoughts on women in engineering: bit.ly/1rUNa6P
Transplanted Genes Could Help Boost Food Production bit.ly/1rahbOi