Tag: Wild-systems

Silk Pavilion
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The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make. We are our thoughts, whether they are created by our neurons, by our electronically augmented minds, by our technologically mediated social interactions, or by our machines themselves. We are our bodies, whether they are born in womb or test tube, our genes inherited or designed, organs augmented, repaired, transplanted, or manufactured.

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How Data Reforms Politics
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How Data Reformed Politics

In the presidential election of 2008 Barack Obama already used data to boost his campaign, but in 2012 it became the most important and effective tool to reach the right voters. The availability of huge piles of data on voters’ behavior is fundamentally reshaping politics and it tends to work in favor of those in power.

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Nano robots repair electronic circuits
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Nature-Inspired Nano-Robots

When we cut ourselves the platelets in our blood rush by the thousands to the location of the cut and start aggregating causing the wound to close. This process is very efficient and operates automatically. Inspired by this extraordinary, yet ordinary, feed of our bodies researchers built autonomous nanobots able to locate and repair cuts in circuits, just like our platelets do in our veins.

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Lost in the Forest? The Drones Will Find You

Researchers at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Zurich have “taught” small drones how to recognize and navigate the forest paths by themselves. This means that soon, if you get lost in the woods, you may have a drone come get you and tell you how to get back on track. They can also be used in order to improve the effectiveness of rescue teams.

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Robot Breaks Rubik’s Cube World Record

In today’s modern world, where micro-bots assemble a room in few minutes and cars drive themselves, a robot able to solve the Rubik’s Cube in a blink of an eye shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

However, it is still impressive to watch this machine in action and complete the puzzle in 1.047 second, breaking the human record of 4.9 seconds – held by a 14-year-old boy.

Via Motherboard

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A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

In the last months we’ve been witnessing a refugee crisis of huge proportions. More than a million people crossed the sea to flee violence in Africa and the Middle-East. Together with a team from Texas A&M University, the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue is launching a pilot project this week for a very special robot: Emily, the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard.

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