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Understanding our Cyborg lives, redescribing our reality
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New energy source for future medical implants: Sugar (6/15/2012)

New energy source for future medical implants: Sugar (6/15/2012) | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

MIT engineers have developed a fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers human cells: glucose. This glucose fuel cell could be used to drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, which could help paralyzed patients move their arms and legs again.

The fuel cell, described in the June 12 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, strips electrons from glucose molecules to create a small electric current. The researchers, led by Rahul Sarpeshkar, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, fabricated the fuel cell on a silicon chip, allowing it to be integrated with other circuits that would be needed for a brain implant.

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Brain Implants Powered by Spinal Fluid: Another Huge Step Towards Our Cyborg Future

Brain Implants Powered by Spinal Fluid: Another Huge Step Towards Our Cyborg Future | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The biggest question for would-be cyborgs is: How are you going to power all those brain implants? And now it looks like some MIT engineers may have stumbled upon the answer.
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Cyborg eye translates colours into sounds

Artist, cyborg, and Shamengo pioneer Neil Harbisson has invented a new way of seeing. Neil's "eyeborg" electronic eye, which is hardwired into his skull, tra...
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Human Interface – contemporary dance for humans and industrial robots ‹ Thomas Freundlich

Human Interface – contemporary dance for humans and industrial robots ‹ Thomas Freundlich | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

In May 2012, Thomas Freundlich will premiere a new dance work at Zodiak Centre for New Dance in Helsinki. Human Interface brings together on stage two dancers and two ABB industrial robots.


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I Sing the Body Electric - LA Times Magazine

I Sing the Body Electric - LA Times Magazine | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

At this year’s Coachella music festival, slain rapper Tupac Shakur was resurrected for a performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Projected as a two-dimensional image, abs still ripped in the pixilated afterlife, Virtual ’Pac alternately dazzled and freaked out the crowd 15 years after his shooting. Forget keeping it real; thug life just got surreal.

Kind of creepy but not exactly cutting-edge: Hologram Tupac was actually a 19th-century magic trick called Pepper’s Ghost, an image projected onto glass tilted 45 degrees. Pepper’s Gangsta, if you will, was flashed in high definition on Mylar, but it’s basically the same wizardry used by local community theaters for spectral castmembers. Which prompts the question: Who’s more street—Jacob Marley’s ghost or Tupac Shakur?

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Robot sewing machines could make 'made in China' obsolete

Robot sewing machines could make 'made in China' obsolete | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Sweatshops filled with robots could bring manufacturing of smartphones, computers and TVs to the United States, as well.
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Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital

Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
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Unique clinic helps amputee athletes push physical boundaries (6/7/2012)

Unique clinic helps amputee athletes push physical boundaries (6/7/2012) | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A diverse group of young athletes came together recently for a common purpose: to participate in UCSF's Amputee Comprehensive Training program at the Orthopaedic Institute, where they pushed themselves further than they had ever imagined possible.
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The Puzzle of Personhood-Who and what we consider a person has been evolving for as long as humankind has recognized the concept.

The Puzzle of Personhood-Who and what we consider a person has been evolving for as long as humankind has recognized the concept. | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Ethically speaking, I’m waiting for B1-66ER or the hot humanlike cylons of Battlestar Galactica to show up and make a claim for personhood.
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The Cognitive Systems Era -Join IBM's Dharmendra Modha - Manager, Cognitive Computing Systems.

Join IBM's Dharmendra Modha - Manager, Cognitive Computing Systems and Master Inventor - as he offers a glimpse of IBM Research's efforts to help shape the n...
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The video games you play with your mind

The video games you play with your mind | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Companies like NeuroSky Inc., and Emotiv Systems are developing consumer-grade headsets that read the brain's electrical signals to control onscreen action...
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Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft’s Kinect | Ars Technica

Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft’s Kinect | Ars Technica | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The company, called Ubi Interactive, won $20,000 from Microsoft for its system.
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Ouch! podcast: Is a disabled cyborg the future of elite sport ...

Ouch! podcast: Is a disabled cyborg the future of elite sport ... | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

She became very interested in genetic and bio-engineering of humans as a species – even the idea of a 'cyborg'. In this guest post for Ouch!, Kaite O'Reilly looks at how this emerging science could influence the possible ...


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Samsung TecTiles: User programmable NFC stickers automate smartphone functions

Samsung TecTiles: User programmable NFC stickers automate smartphone functions | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Samsung is looking to expand the use of near field communication technology with the introduction of NFC stickers called TecTiles that can be prog...
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Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
[HTML1]With the help of human instructors, a robot has learned to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors.
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Wildcat: Bringing remoteness to immediacy We are all technoshamans

Wildcat: Bringing remoteness to immediacy We are all technoshamans | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
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RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad - DigInfo TV

RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad - DigInfo TV | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The Robocar HV being developed by ZMP is a test vehicle for research and development that acquires vehicle sensor data via the vehicle's controller area network (CAN) to enable vehicle control through an independent controller.
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Swedes Explore Computer Interface for Your Biceps-building a computer interface for your body

Swedes Explore Computer Interface for Your Biceps-building a computer interface for your body | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Swedish researchers are building a computer interface for your body.With a paper published in Nature Communications, researchers at Linköpi...
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Rats use GPS to root out land mines | KurzweilAI

Rats use GPS to root out land mines | KurzweilAI | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Two Bucknell University professors are working with a U.S.
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When fashion meets technology

When fashion meets technology | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A look at fashion innovations including grow-your-own clothes, virtual mirror reflections and a digital library of fabric.
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Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts - Technology Review

Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts - Technology Review | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Millimeter-scale devices could give surgeons the ability to operate on beating hearts.
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Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king

Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Mark Kingwell: The Big Ideas: Plato was right: the ideal society needs truth-seekers as rulers – but with a twist...

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The Biometric Wallet - Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand-IEEE Spectrum

The Biometric Wallet - Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand-IEEE Spectrum | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand...
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Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human

Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Forget prostheses that merely resemble a human limb. Scientists are building bionic limbs with machines intelligence that can sense their environment and predict a user's intentions. Smart robotics will enhance the powers of the able-bodied, too.
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The Sound of Color | The Scientist

The Sound of Color | The Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

ORANGE TONES: Neil Harbisson wearing his “eyeborg,” a device that converts light waves into vibrations that lend a touch of color to his world

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