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Understanding our Cyborg lives, redescribing our reality
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TechCrunch | Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

TechCrunch | Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Google made quite a splash with its Project Glass video earlier this month.
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Yale-led team developing social robots

Yale-led team developing social robots | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Within five years, Yale designed robots may be helping teach children.

 

Articles about ROBOTICS: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=robotics

 


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Cyborg Clams Power Motor as 'Living Batteries' | Animal Cyborgs | Innovationnewsdaily.com

Cyborg Clams Power Motor as 'Living Batteries' | Animal Cyborgs | Innovationnewsdaily.com | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A new experiment has turned clams into living batteries capable of powering a small motor or small electronic devices.
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Human Cyborgs: The Thin Line Between Man and Machine

The future in which robots are a normal part of everyday life, present in your car, your home, your office, is here. Technologies that were once only the subject of university research are now making their way to market.
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Olympic cheats: The cat-and-mouse game to catch dopers

Olympic cheats: The cat-and-mouse game to catch dopers | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
As the Olympics approaches, scientists hope a raft of new techniques will give them the edge in the hi-tech battle to catch out unscrupulous athletes.
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Cyborg Cabaret -will bring together humans and robots in a way that audiences haven't seen before Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Cyborg Cabaret -will bring together humans and robots in a way that audiences haven't seen before Carnegie Mellon University | CMU | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

An interdisciplinary variety show called "Cyborg Cabaret" will bring together humans and robots in a way that audiences haven't seen before.

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The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive | Santa Fe Institute

The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive | Santa Fe Institute | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, and The Guardian.


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Interxion Readies Staff 'Sleeping Pods' for Olympics » Data Center Knowledge

Interxion Readies Staff 'Sleeping Pods' for Olympics » Data Center Knowledge | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Interxion today unveiled "sleeping pods" at its London data center campus, allowing staff to sleep amongst the racks to ensure that the facility will be fully staffed throughout the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Transgressive Love: Cyborg Tenderness – Part 2 | URBNFUTR

Transgressive Love: Cyborg Tenderness – Part 2 | URBNFUTR | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

It is now easy to love our selves as cyborgs, cyborg love is here, embrace it. The essential notion of Cyborg love is constructive transgression, a spreading out of our sense perception, into new domains of feeling. More than stimulating, less than exciting, slightly uncomfortable, the cyborg symbiosis we are moving into is an opportunity to expand our humanness. According to Amber Case who studies Cyborg Anthropology:

“It’s not that machines are taking over – it’s just that they are helping us be more human”

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Virtual Reality Spiders Crawl Toward Phobia Treatment | Innovationnewsdaily.com

Virtual Reality Spiders Crawl Toward Phobia Treatment | Innovationnewsdaily.com | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Researchers have created an augmented reality program that lets phobia patients poke and lift virtual spiders and watch them crawl over and under objects on a tabletop.
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Augmented Reality technology becomes a tool for urban and construction planning (4/12/2012)

Augmented Reality technology becomes a tool for urban and construction planning (4/12/2012) | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Mobile computing tools for urban and construction planning have developed dramatically over the past few years. Even by global standards, the progress made at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been remarkable. Augmented Reality technology developed by VTT has enabled the placement of office and residential construction in the appropriate environment and the study of the overall concept on-site, even at the planning stage, for example on a smart phone display.

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"Cyberplasm" Micro-Robot Takes Inspiration From Parasitic Fish

"Cyberplasm" Micro-Robot Takes Inspiration From Parasitic Fish | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
How would you feel if a tiny robot modeled after the pesky sea lamprey(pictured) was coursing through your bloodstream, seeking out harmful diseases?
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6 Glasses With Integrated Displays That You Can Buy Today

6 Glasses With Integrated Displays That You Can Buy Today | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
While Google's augmented-reality glasses are receiving immense attention -- and scrutiny -- they're certainly not the first pieces of eyewea...
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Bio-Armor: Printing Protective Plates From Patterns In Nature

Bio-Armor: Printing Protective Plates From Patterns In Nature | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Neri Oxman, the director of the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT Media Lab, designs skins and body armors inspired by human tissue. “Most patterns in nature—whether scales or spiderwebs—have some kind of logic that can be computationally modeled,” she says.


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Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches

Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
adidas is to trial its miCoach system at the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, with team coaches able to monitor athlete performance on tablet devices.
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Some say the use of tech tools has no influence in the brain’s ‘wiring’ | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Some say the use of tech tools has no influence in the brain’s ‘wiring’ | Pew Internet & American Life Project...
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Implantable medical device is designed to warn patients of impending heart attack (4/18/2012)

Implantable medical device is designed to warn patients of impending heart attack (4/18/2012) | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

More than 30% of the one million heart attack victims in the United States each year die before seeking medical attention. Although widespread education campaigns describe the warning signs of a heart attack, the average time from the onset of symptoms to arrival at the hospital has remained at 3 hours for more than 10 years. In their upcoming Ergonomics in Design article, "'This is your heart speaking. Call 911,'" authors Mary Carol Day and Christopher Young study the benefits of the AngelMed Guardian®, an implantable medical device currently undergoing clinical trials that alerts users about a potential heart attack through a combination of vibrations, audible tones, and visual warnings.

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Oakley eyes augmented reality kit

Oakley eyes augmented reality kit | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Augmented reality glasses targeted at athletes are being researched by glasses maker Oakley, the firm's boss confirms.
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Are Online Tools the Future of Disaster Relief?

What online tools have emerged to revolutionize disaster response? And what others can we expect as people become more connected online?
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Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers?

Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers? | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A look at new software that could transform journalism...
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chris arkenberg: Ubicomp Getting Under Your Skin So Are Hackers

chris arkenberg: Ubicomp Getting Under Your Skin So Are Hackers | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

A deeply fascinating and, by measures, terrifying milestone on the path to truly ubiquitous networked computation... The BBC notes that security firm, McAfee, was able to remotely compromise a wireless, implantable insulin pump, thereby propelling the conversation about medical implants into the realm of cyberwarfare. Another McAfee researcher claims to have "captured the signal" of an implanted heart defibrillator, only to have thrown the signal right back at the device causing it to shut off mercilessly. As a class, such devices are increasingly being implanted into us fragile apes in order to contain the threats of heart disease, diabetes, and other slow-moving but potentially fatal conditions that might thwart our god-like ascent into techno-superiority. But grok this, ye mighty, and despair:

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What is R&D scifi? | Olsen Jay Nelson

What is R&D scifi? | Olsen Jay Nelson | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

My first three titles could probably come under the ‘sub-genre’ of R&D scifi … along with others. Why? Because R&D plays such a pivotal role in the narratives.

 

What is R&D scifi/SF?  Google doesn’t come up with much to help us out on this one, although the answer is probably a bit obvious.  Anyway…

 

1) R&D scifi is any scifi that has R&D as a central or pivotal focus throughout the text or at least at crucial points, which then has a significant impact on the outcome of the narrative. Something like this…

 

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A Baby Quantum Internet Was Born Today : Discovery News

A Baby Quantum Internet Was Born Today : Discovery News | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Physicists have built the first two nodes of a quantum network.
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London Data Center Geeks Will Live in Pods to Dodge Olympic Traffic

London Data Center Geeks Will Live in Pods to Dodge Olympic Traffic | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Staffers at some London data centers won't be burdened with long commutes when the 2012 Olympics roll into town this summer and jam up city ...
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Machine learning to get its day in the Redmond sun | ZDNet

Machine learning to get its day in the Redmond sun | ZDNet | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Get your buzzword bingo scorecards ready. Machine learning is Microsoft executives’ newest favorite phrase.
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