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Will These Augmented-Reality Contact Lenses Replace Your Smartphone?

Will These Augmented-Reality Contact Lenses Replace Your Smartphone? | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
A little known startup showcases a wearable technology that generates an interactive display right before your eyes
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Amazing Footage Of Volcanic Eruption Shot From A Drone | IFLScience

Amazing Footage Of Volcanic Eruption Shot From A Drone | IFLScience | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Who wants to see a volcano blow its fiery load in a truly epic way, without fear of death? Thanks to a drone, you don’t need to travel all the way to Iceland or risk turning into a pile of ash to see what Barbarbunga Volcano is capable of. Check it out here:     Read this next: First Baby Born From Womb Transplant
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Uncharted ocean mountains, trenches and ridges revealed by satellite map

Uncharted ocean mountains, trenches and ridges revealed by satellite map | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Previously unknown features of the ocean floor include an ocean ridge under the Gulf of Mexico as wide as Texas
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Cartography, and the fact that interest was sparked from the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight.

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The world according to Google

The world according to Google | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Our lives are being mapped by the internet. But is it wise to let the likes of Google decide what becomes our culture’s collective memory? By Lauren Laverne
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Top 10 bad tech predictions

Top 10 bad tech predictions | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Think today’s pundits and scientists can really forecast the future? Not if history is any lesson. Relive the folly of predictions past with 10 particularly ill-fated tech prophecies that did not stand the test of time.
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Play With Google’s Psychedelic New Interactive Music Video Cube | TechCrunch

Play With Google’s Psychedelic New Interactive Music Video Cube | TechCrunch | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
It's called The Cube, and it's a trip. Built by Google Creative Labs as "an experimental platform for interactive storytelling", The Cube is an in-browser..
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Telcos back internet piracy crackdown

Telcos back internet piracy crackdown | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
The country's biggest telecommunications companies are willing to block their customers from accessing overseas websites hosting pirated movies and music despite concerns harmless sites could also get caught by the filter.
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Harvard’s 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics

Harvard’s 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
A new system has replicated the hive mind with over 1,000 simple robots collaborating without human control. By Samuel Gibbs
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Future Networked Technologies

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Artificial intelligence will not turn into a Frankenstein's monster

Artificial intelligence will not turn into a Frankenstein's monster | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Fears of playing god by creating machines that become ever more clever are misplaced. We need to be cautious, but can maintain control
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Future Networked Technologies

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Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App - The New Bull @ 100.3

Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App - The New Bull @ 100.3 | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Have you seen what you're agreeing to by downloading and using Facebook's mandatory messenger app?
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The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face"

The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face" | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
In the 1890s, female cyclists had to worry about an especially dangerous condition
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Donna Haraway, "Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble", 5/9/14

Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble Sympoiesis, not autopoiesis, threads the string figure game played by Terran critters. Always…
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Watch as a Hawk Knocks a Drone Out of the Sky

Watch as a Hawk Knocks a Drone Out of the Sky | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Won't birds know that Amazon's drones aren't really threats, though? Nope. To a bird, a big flying thing is a big flying potential threat.
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The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything

The rise of GoPro: why wearable cameras make us film everything | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Cheap, high-quality wearable cameras now mean no deed need go unfilmed – from the heroic to the to the criminal to the deeply mundane. Archie Bland inspects his own highlight reel
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Death, drones and driverless cars: how Google wants to control our lives

Death, drones and driverless cars: how Google wants to control our lives | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Google seems to be reaching out of the internet and into every corner of the world. So what exactly does it want – and can it really be good for us?
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2014/08/26 President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

2014/08/26 President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
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This War Photographer Embedded Himself in a Video Game

This War Photographer Embedded Himself in a Video Game | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
See images from a virtual zombie apocalypse, captured through the lens of a real war photographer
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Hawks' attack of the drones

Hawks' attack of the drones | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Hawthorn has broken new ground by becoming the first club to use remote control ''drones'' to fly over Waverley Park at training.
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My Parents Open Carry: Brian Jeffs, Nathan Nephew, Lorna Bergman: 9781618081018: Amazon.com: Books

My Parents Open Carry

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My Parents Open Carry [Brian Jeffs, Nathan Nephew, Lorna Bergman] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Come join 13-year-old Brenna Strong along with her mom, Bea, and her dad, Richard, as they spend a typical Saturday running errands and having fun together. What's not so typical is that Brenna's parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defense. The Strongs join a growing number of families that are standing up for their 2nd Amendment rights by open carrying and bringing gun ownership out of the closet and into the mainstream. If you want to learn about the open carry of a handgun
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These Iron Man Suits Aim To Give Soldiers Super-Human Strength And Endurance

These Iron Man Suits Aim To Give Soldiers Super-Human Strength And Endurance | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
For decades, the U.S. military and its private-sector partners have been working towards a technology straight out of science fiction: robotic suits.
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Military Industrial Entertainment Networks

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I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.
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"My News Feed took on an entirely new character in a surprisingly short amount of time. After checking in and liking a bunch of stuff over the course of an hour, there were no human beings in my feed anymore. It became about brands and messaging, rather than humans with messages."

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Gaza and the language of modern war

Gaza and the language of modern war | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Steven Poole investigates the political and misleading use of such terms as 'human shields' and 'tragedy'
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The use of words as a technology of war.

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Should we mourn the end of blogs?

Should we mourn the end of blogs? | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Mel Campbell: Maintaining a personal blog has become entrepreneurial, and young people want nothing to do with it. I'll keep on updating my lonely, uncool one – but other platforms are just as valuable
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AURA

AURA | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
AURA is a member of Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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