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Feb 11, 2016

Mannequins of the Future Are Headless Robots

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Here is a thought; could we see a future where runway models are robots? What about the Victoria Secret fashion show? Or, could all models (men and women) be replaced for the perfect robot? Maxim has already been known for using artificial models in print.


Shape-shifting dummies, the mannequins of the future, could change garment fitting in a big way.

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Feb 11, 2016

NASA uses virtual reality for robot control

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space, virtual reality

This is an excellent use of both VR and Robotics together to evolve and improve technology for NASA & space travel.


NASA and Sony are working on a virtual reality system that will replicate real life challenges when controlling a robonaut.

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Feb 11, 2016

Scientists adapt next-gen solar cell materials for a different purpose

Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability

Making Nanowire Lasers


Feb. 11, 2016 — Scientists have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers — an advance toward using light to transmit data.

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Feb 11, 2016

Bumpy liquid films could simplify fabrication of microlenses

Posted by in category: futurism

Keeping the microfabrication process smooth.


Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn’t remain completely flat? Instead, it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange. These sorts of deformations inspired a group of researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany, to explore whether they could be used to improve and streamline microfabrication processes.

The film of oil is a classic example of a hydrodynamic systems with a liquid-gas or liquid-liquid interface while, for instance,. Other examples include bubbles and the tiny droplets of fat in milk have a liquid-liquid interface. Planar liquid films, like the oil film, are particularly mechanically unstable and may undergo changes in morphology if not kept at a uniform temperature.

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Feb 11, 2016

Apple knifes Samsung

Posted by in category: computing

Not good at all.


Puts all 10nm eggs in TSMC’s basket

Fruity cargo cult Apple has turned on its partner Samsung and given the contract to produce 10-nano application processors (AP) to TSMC.

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Feb 11, 2016

Study – Inactivity Now May Lead to Smaller Brain Later

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Even more reason to do that daily run, or hike, or treadmill.


Youngstown, OH, Warren, OH and Sharon, PA local news, investigative news, weather and sports.

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Feb 11, 2016

Anger pill to calm even The Hulk: Scientists discover RAGE part of the brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Scientists now have a pill to control the Hulk size tempers.


AN ANGER pill that could even calm down ‘The Incredible Hulk’ may be on the horizon after scientists identified the rage centre of the brain.

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Feb 11, 2016

Family buries third child, lost to rare form of brain cancer: “I am sick of it”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

I do know that a certain form of Glioblastoma does run in families; however, 3 sisters and all so young is a tragedy.


BONITA SPRINGS, Florida — A Florida family is remembering another child whose life was taken too soon.

Ten-year-old Isabella Mading died on Saturday, February 6th after her year-long battle with a rare form of brain cancer — the same disease that killed her older brother in 2010 and her older sister 2013.

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Feb 11, 2016

How the Human Brain Reads – In Any Language

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, robotics/AI

Very interesting read for my AI friends working on nuero patterns & cognitive thinking as well as my Neurologist friends.


UConn researchers find that what happens inside the human brain when reading is the same, no matter what the language or script.

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Feb 11, 2016

Brain Games‘ Jason Silva Explains Why Robots Won’t Destroy the Human Race

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience, robotics/AI, sex

Hmmm; sounds like he needs to read one of my postings on congitive thinking.


Sex, drugs, God, and a hit TV show. Are there any limits to the techno-optimism of television’s favorite “wonder junkie”?

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