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Robot-Human Marriages Inevitable by 2050 says Levy

(http://electronics.howstuffwork...) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
Levy, a British researcher who recently earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, believes that by 2050, robots and humans will be able to marry legally in the United States. He predicts that Massachusetts will lead the ... More>>>
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Cognitive dysfunction reversed in mouse model o...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shed light on the neural basis of memory defects in Down syndrome and suggest a new strategy for treating the defects with medication. More>>>
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The Future of Abstinence

(http://www.newsweek.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
It's been a mainstay of sex ed for more than a decade. Now, as the Obama administration cuts off federal funding, the movement scrambles for money. More>>>
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Robot Warrior Ethical Guide in the Works

(http://dsc.discovery.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 4 years ago
Ronald Arkin, a professor of computer science at Georgia Tech, is in the first stages of developing an "ethical governor," a package of software and hardware that tells robots when and what to fire. His book on the subject, "Governi... More>>>
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Growing Up on Facebook - Personal Retro-Quant

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: FutureFly over 5 years ago
Someone I haven’t seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook: there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball. William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after ... More>>>
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Mapping the Geospatial World: A Tool for Social...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: VenessaMiemis over 5 years ago
It's part of human nature to label, classify, and quantify the world around us. We feel empowered when we're able to create structure and meaning out of our surroundings. Maps have been used for thousands of years to that end; enabling us to plot ... More>>>
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China PM ‘Worried’ Over U.S. Treasuries

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
China's stance on U.S. treasuries increases the likelihood that a drop in the dollar may be forthcoming, especially if the U.S. begins printing more money. More>>>
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Second Life to put adult content on own continent

(http://www.raphkoster.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
As reported by many sites, Linden Lab is going to move all adult content to its own continent. Access to the new continent will be gated by real world age verification — credit card, ID, that sort of thing. The challenge, of course, is rating t... More>>>
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Solar power schemes could protect nature reserves

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
TWO great challenges of the 21st century - green energy and wildlife conservation - could have a symbiotic solution. Michael McGuigan of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, has suggested that combining solar power plants with... More>>>
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Obama Outlines Plan for Education Overhaul

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
President Obama called for sweeping changes in American education on Tuesday, urging states to lift limits on charter schools and improve the quality of early childhood education while also signaling that he intends to make good on his campaign pr... More>>>
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World faces 'irreversible' climate change

(http://www.cnn.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The world is facing an increasing risk of "irreversible" climate shifts because worst-case scenarios warned of two years ago are being realized, an international panel of scientists has warned. Drought, flooding, storms and mass extinct... More>>>
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Gene therapy shows early promise for treating o...

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
With obesity reaching epidemic levels, researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center are studying a potentially long-term treatment that involves injecting a gene directly into one of the critical feeding and weight control centers of th... More>>>
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