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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

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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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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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The Many Ways Your Memory Plays Games With You

The Many Ways Your Memory Plays Games With You | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
While we’re continuously learning new things about the brain and how it works, it mostly remains a mysterious organ. It has our best interests a...
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Inside a sex doll factory: A look at the eerily lifelike faces and bodies before they are assembled into $7,000 silicone 'companions'

Inside a sex doll factory: A look at the eerily lifelike faces and bodies before they are assembled into $7,000 silicone 'companions' | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Zackary Canepari's photo project, called Love Machines, shows Real Dolls' faces and bodies in various states of production inside a San Marcos, California factory called Abyss Creations.
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Amazon.com: Playmobil Security Check Point: Toys & Games

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Cultures of interactive satirical product review.

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Bird's eye view: Six beautiful destinations filmed using drones

Bird's eye view: Six beautiful destinations filmed using drones | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Is it a bird...? Is it a plane...? As unmanned drones become increasingly popular with filmmakers we take a look at six of the best films showing the world's most beautiful destinations from above
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Bound for robotic glory

Bound for robotic glory | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass.
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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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The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
“We’ve been keeping a very low profile, mostly intentionally,” said Doug Lenat, President and CEO of Cycorp. “No outside investments, no debts. We don’t write very many articles or go to conferences, but for the first time, we’re close to having this be applicable enough that we want to talk to you.”
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IPv6 – Google

IPv6 – Google | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
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Military Industrial Entertainment Networks

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Facial recognition: is the technology taking away your identity?

Facial recognition: is the technology taking away your identity? | Culture, Bodies & Technology | Scoop.it
Facial recognition technology has huge potential in consumer advertising as well as in surveillance and security. But there are ethical issues, says Luke Dormehl
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