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Regulate armed robots before it's too late

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
In the next decades, completely autonomous robots might be involved in many military, policing, transport and even caring roles. What if they malfunction? More>>>
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Protein Complex Shown To Play Pivotal Role In S...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Bora over 7 years ago
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein complex important in controlling whether embryonic stem cells retain their ability to become any cell in the body — a quality called pluripotency — or instead embar... More>>>
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Over-consumption Of Sugar Linked To Aging

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Bora over 7 years ago
We know that lifespan can be extended in animals by restricting calories such as sugar intake. Now, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics, Université de Montréal scientists have discovered that it's not sugar itself that is i... More>>>
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Gadgets

Japanese gadget controls iPod in blink of an eye

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
A wink, a smile or a raised eyebrow could soon change the music on your iPod or start up the washing machine, thanks to a new Japanese gadget. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Bacteria-killing Enzyme Cures Mice With Fatal P...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
Instead of using synthetic weapons, they are using nature’s: an enzyme that has proved so effective at killing Streptococcus pneumoniae that it has been put on the front lines in the battle against infectious disease. More>>>
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The Eyeborg Cometh

(http://www.angryzenmaster.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 7 years ago
Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Spence wants to embed a video camera in his prosthetic right eye. He’s working on a documentary about how we interact in our daily lives with a surveillance culture that keeps watch over us like never before. More>>>
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Education

Students Getting College Credit via YouTube

(http://www.readwriteweb.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
A computer science professor at an Australian University is doing something revolutionary with YouTube - he's offering students who can't attend his classes college credit for watching his videos. More>>>
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Thumbs up for 3D bone printer

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
EXACT replicas of a man's thumb bones have been made for the first time using a 3D printer. More>>>
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Energy

Google's Schmidt on National Renewable Energy P...

(http://online.wsj.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 7 years ago
Google's chairman and CEO, Eric Schmidt, discussed the company's energy plan with The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray. Here are edited excerpts of their discussion. More>>>
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Molecular ice chain structure could be used to ...

(http://www.nanowerk.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 7 years ago
an international team of scientists have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials which can be used to seed clouds and cause rain. More>>>
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The Sociology of Robots: A New Paradigm in Huma...

(http://www.zygbotics.com) - scanned by: zygbot over 7 years ago
An exciting and important new prospect for sociological research that is steadily appearing on the technological horizon involves the domain of human-robotic interactivity—or what might be called the “sociology of robots.” More>>>
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Environment

Beyond Green Roofs: 15 Vertically Vegetated Bui...

(http://webecoist.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 7 years ago
Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These ‘living walls’ increase interior humidity, purify the air and provide a much-needed touch of nature in spare, angular urban spaces li... More>>>
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