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Sep 20, 2016

Adorable robot that bounds like an excited puppy can open doors

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The 1.3 feet long robot was developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania who are now selling it for £7,700 ($10,000) a go. It is able to climb fences, jump and even open doors.

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Sep 20, 2016

Official guidelines to keep humans safe from robots published

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Thou shalt not kill: Official guidelines to keep humans safe from robots are published by standards authority…


The science fiction author Isaac Asimov first proposed the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ in a short story published in 1942 as a way of ensuring the machines would not rise up to overthrow humanity.

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Sep 20, 2016

Microsoft will ‘solve’ cancer within 10 years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.

In a dramatic change of direction for the technology giant, the company has assembled a “small army” of the world’s best biologists, programmers and engineers who are tackling cancer as if it were a bug in a computer system.

This summer Microsoft opened its first wet laboratory where it will test out the findings of its computer scientists who are creating huge maps of the internal workings of cell networks.

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Sep 20, 2016

MyData2016 Conference Videos

Posted by in category: internet

MyData 2016 was an international conference that focused on human centric personal information management, held in Helsinki Finland from 31st August-2nd September 2016. It was organized by the Open Knowledge Finland, Aalto University Finland and FING — Next-Generation Internet Foundation (FING).

The conference featured international speakers and hands-on sessions — this channel exclusively showcases most of the activities & key talks from the three days.

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Sep 20, 2016

Mini Drones: Weapon of the Future

Posted by in category: drones

Take a look at these mini drones that are making their way onto the battlefield. Mini drones improve unit mobility, provide valuable intelligence and save service members’ lives.

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Sep 20, 2016

World’s First Cyborg Games Kicks Off This October

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, entertainment

Coming this fall: The world’s first cyborg games.

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Sep 20, 2016

Control Virtual Reality With Your Eyes

Posted by in category: virtual reality

This vision-tracking tech will let you navigate virtual reality using only your eyes.

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Sep 20, 2016

How Sex Tech Is Reimagining the ‘Magic Touch’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, sex

Cool new story on future:


A medical futurist ponders new ways to get freaky between the sheets.

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Sep 20, 2016

China’s Race To Space Domination

Posted by in category: space

To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space.

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Sep 20, 2016

Reinventing Prosperity | The Club of Rome

Posted by in categories: economics, education

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“The biggest challenges facing the rich world today are persistent unemployment, widening income inequality, and accelerating climate change. … In Reinventing Prosperity, Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers take a radically different approach and offer thirteen politically feasible proposals to improve our world.”

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