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In the main hall of the hands-on science exhibits at the Cape Town Science Center in South Africa, a lifeless, tattered globe stands under naked fluorescent bulbs, all but ignored by children passing through on school tours. Across a sunblasted courtyard and up a dingy staircase, another globe — a digital globe — stands in [...] - Jamreilly
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3D Systems, the industrial 3-D printing giant, is expanding its desktop line of printers with the oversized, multicolor-printing CubeX printers. The printers, announced today at CES, promise an oversized print platform that can output objects up to 10.8″ x 10.45″ x 9.5″, more than twice the build volume of printers from other manufacturers such as [...] - Jamreilly
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Why We Have a Right to Consumer Genetics | MIT Technology Review - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future It’s hard to get straightforward health guidance from personal genome tests, which are banned in some places. But one way to make them more meaningful is to let more people buy them. - It was easy to send my spit to 23andMe, a personal genetics company [...] - Jamreilly
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App uses artificial intelligence to automatically edit videos | Machines Like Us - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
If you struggle with editing videos, then an app called Magisto might be just what you’re looking for. Available for iOS and Android as well as on the web, the app takes your videos and edits them automatically, creating high-quality movies you can then turn around and share with friends or family, or upload to [...] - Jamreilly
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PaperTab: Revolutionary paper tablet reveals future tablets to be thin and flexible as paper. (by humanmedialab) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) - Jamreilly
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One cell is all you need-Innovative technique can sequence entire genome from single cell - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future Scientists at Harvard have pioneered a breakthrough technique that can reproduce an individual’s entire genome from a single cell. “If you give us a single human cell, we report to you 93 percent of the genome that contains three billion base pairs, and if there is [...] - Jamreilly
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Tissue engineering research at MIT is now largely focused on creating tissue that can be used in the lab to model human disease and test potential new drugs. MIT professor Sangeeta Bhatia recently developed the first stem-cell-derived liver tissue model that can be infected with the hepatitis C virus. She has also designed thin slices [...] - Jamreilly
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Bio-Synthetic Cybernetics - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
The making of a synthetic brain requires now little more Than Time and labor… . such a machine might be used in The distant future … To explore regions of intellectual subtlety and complexity at present beyond The human powers… . how will it end? I suggest That The simplest way To find out is [...] - Jamreilly
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What is cognition? Basically, it is a group of mental processes. Cognition requires: Perception Attention Anticipation Reasoning Learning Inner Speech Imagination Memory Emotions Planning Pain and Pleasure Most cognitive scientists view cognition as something that is computational. Cognition = Computational System By computational system they mean a system that manipulates symbols, in the sense that [...] - Jamreilly
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And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945)  (via fast-t-feasts) - Jamreilly
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WHAT do you get when you cross a fragrance with an actor? Answer: a smell Gibson. Groan away, but you should know that this joke was written by a computer. “Smell Gibson” is the C.P.U. child of something called Standup (for System to Augment Non-Speakers’ Dialogue Using Puns), a program that generates punning riddles to [...] - Jamreilly
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The Myth of Universal Love - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Philosophy everywhere everywhen Expanding our ethical care to include all of humanity is a nice idea, but it involves a misunderstanding of the source of our empathy: emotions. Now that the year-end holidays have passed, so have the barrage of entreaties to nurture a sense of “good will to all mankind,” [...] - Jamreilly
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Will digital addiction clinics be big in 2013? - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future Mobile and social media are driving the next wave of digital change. But is this creating new dilemmas for the way we live and work? It used to be the case that British people had a reputation for buttoned-up restraint. Today we are some of the [...] - Jamreilly
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Did Lucy walk, climb, or both? | e! Science News - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
Much has been made of our ancestors “coming down out of the trees,” and many researchers view terrestrial bipedalism as the hallmark of “humanness.” After all, most of our living primate relatives — the great apes, specifically — still spend their time in the trees. Humans are the only member of the family devoted to [...] - Jamreilly
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The Official Launch of PREPARE: an Easy-to-Use, Online Advance Care Planning Tool | GeriPal – Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – The future of medicine and health HOW can people prepare to have the conversation about what matters most in life and HOW can they prepare for medical decision making? A new, interactive, easy-to-use, advance care planning website called PREPARE can help. See on geripal.org - Jamreilly
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Researchers in Japan have come up with a storage solution to keep your most important data with a method that seems to be drawn directly from the pages of Superman. Everyone who has gone through the process of upgrading their computer system knows the inevitable task of transferring data involves a certain amount of acceptance [...] - Jamreilly
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NAO Next Gen : the new robot of Aldebaran Robotics (by AldebaranRobotics) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) - Jamreilly
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The Eve 1138 Android – Sensual Cyborg / Robot 3D Photorealistic Animation HD (by MacMave) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) - Jamreilly
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Studying Ethical Questions as We Unlock the Black Box of the Brain – NYTimes.com - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
In a world of proliferating professions, S. Matthew Liao has a singular title: neuroethicist. Dr. Liao, 40, the director of the bioethics program at New York University, deploys the tools of philosophy, history, psychology, religion and ethics to understand the impact of neuroscientific breakthroughs. Define neuroethics. It’s a kind of subspecialty of bioethics. Until very [...] - Jamreilly
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We are seeing a vast increase in the variety of kinds of activities and information available to individuals. This does not just facilitate human freedom, it effectively is human freedom in the sense of there being an increasing variety of possible states of human experience and actions. But on the other hand, constraints are introduced [...] - Jamreilly
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AI ‘lifeguard’ could save young swimmers from drowning – tech – 04 January 2013 – New Scientist - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Cyborg Lives An artificial-intelligence system is learning to recognise the panicky movements people make when they are drowning - THIS goes way beyond water wings. An AI system is learning to recognise the panicky movements people make when they are drowning. The idea is that the system could one day be [...] - Jamreilly
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At the beginning of this report’s section, I suggested that there is a continuum from a fully human animal to a cybernetic organism to a fully robotic machine. This spectrum is perhaps defined by how many human body parts we replace with mechanical ones, ranging from zero to all. Enhanced warfighters, then, could fall somewhere [...] - Jamreilly
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Could Human Enhancement Turn Soldiers Into Weapons That Violate International Law? Yes - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Philosophy everywhere everywhen New technologies reveal ambiguities and hidden assumptions in international humanitarian law. Science fiction, or actual U.S. military project? Half a world away from the battlefield, a soldier controls his avatar-robot that does the actual fighting on the ground. Another one wears a sticky fabric that enables her to [...] - Jamreilly
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Inside the meat lab: the future of food-With billions of mouths to feed, we can’t go on producing food in the traditional way - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future With billions of mouths to feed, we can’t go on producing food in the traditional way. Scientists are coming up with novel ways to cater for future generations. In-vitro burger, anyone? The future feast is laid out around a cool white room at Eindhoven’s University of [...] - Jamreilly
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Jared Diamond: what the tribes of New Guinea have to teach us | Science | The Observer - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
The west’s dwindling connection with the natural world puts it in increasing peril, says the distinguished anthropologist in his new book. Many of the practices of tribal cultures can help us to rediscover our way, he argues – from respecting the environment to letting toddlers play with knives The Kaulong people of New Britain used [...] - Jamreilly
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Digital caves are a revelation for tourists – and offer respite for ancient historical sites. Jane O’Brien explores how 3D recreations can be even better than the real thing. Atmospheric music greets visitors to Cave 220 – part of the Mogau Grottoes of Dunhuang, an oasis on the ancient Silk Road in China’s Gobi Dessert. [...] - Jamreilly
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You Can’t See It, But You’ll Be A Different Person In 10 Years : Shots – Health News : NPR - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2013...
No matter how old people are, they seem to believe that who they are today is essentially who they’ll be tomorrow. That’s according to fresh research that suggests that people generally fail to appreciate how much their personality and values will change in the years ahead — even though they recognize that they have changed [...] - Jamreilly
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[Artificial Intelligence] may well be the most vital of all commodities, surpassing water, food, heat and light. Without it, we will certainly not survive as a species. … One of our problems is data – masses of it. A few hundred years of scientific inquiry and the invention of the data-generating and sharing mechanism that [...] - Jamreilly
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sciencesoup: Dancing Science? It’s not too often that the worlds of science and dance mix, but choreographer Liz Lerman is one of those starting to change that. Lerman has created two pieces as of now that deal with scientific topics: “Ferocious Beauty: Genome” (2006) and “A Matter of Origins” (2011). “Ferocious Beauty: Genome” focuses, as [...] - Jamreilly
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2012 State of the Future - http://k21st.wordpress.com/2012...
See on Scoop.it – Knowmads, Infocology of the future2012 State of the Future Report-The Millennium ProjectGLOBAL FUTURES STUDIES &RESEARCH - “The 2012 State of the Future finds the world is getting richer, healthier, better educated, living longer, and is more peaceful and better connected; yet half the world is potentially unstable. Food prices are rising, [...] - Jamreilly
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