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Google is Betting BIG on Robotics

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 4 months ago
Andy Rubin "“I feel with robotics it’s a green field,” he said. “We’re building hardware, we’re building software. We’re building systems, so one team will be able to understand the whole stack.”" More>>>
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Metaverse

Google's Ingress Game - Precursor of Augmented ...

(http://socialnode.blogspot.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 4 months ago
Ingress: whether you find it to be a gigantic waste of time, gas and bandwidth, or a revolutionary new economic system, it’s an edge indicator that’s at least bound to garner hype and headlines for years to come. More>>>
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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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Environment
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Undersea volcano may collapse, cause devastatin...

(http://news.blogs.cnn.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
A destructive, but not unrealistic wild-card. More>>>
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Space
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Diamandis: Countries & Companies Will Race to M...

(http://www.huffingtonpost.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
X-Prize Foundation CEO Peter Diamandis predicts the human reaction to the knowledge that there's water on the moon. More>>>
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NSA To Store Yottabytes of Surveillance Data

(http://www.impactlab.com) - scanned by: memebox over 4 years ago
Davinci Institute: the NSA is constructing a datacenter in the Utah desert that they project will be storing yottabytes of surveillance data. And what is a yottabyte? More>>>
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Future of Education is Just-in-Time, Multidisci...

(http://www.masternewmedia.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
Teemu Arina introduces a vision for the future of learning as well as two interesting concepts you may want to explore further: Serendipic and Parasitic Learning. 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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Communication

4G Wireless May Reach $5 Billion In 2013

(http://www.informationweek.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Fourth-generation Long Term Evolution likely will be deployed rapidly and its infrastructure market alone should reach $5 billion in 2013, according to a new report by Infonetics Research. More>>>
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Solar Sahara 'could power all of Europe'

(http://www.timesonline.co.uk) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Witness the rise of the Sun Belt. All of Europe’s energy needs could be supplied by building an array of solar panels in the Sahara, the climate change conference has been told. Technological advances combined with falling costs have made it... More>>>
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Environment

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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Regulate armed robots before it's too late

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 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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