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How We Came To Be Deluged By Tweets - James Gleick - May 16, 2012

The story of information began in a time profoundly unlike our own, when every thought and utterance vanishes as soon as it is born. From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long-misunderstood talking drums of Africa, Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information: Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing and Claude Shannon, the creator of information theory itself.

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Tissue engineering: Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish

Tissue engineering: Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Scientists have generated mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering. The scientists grew a leg muscle starting from engineered cells cultured in a dish to produce a graft. The subsequent graft was implanted close to a normal, contracting skeletal muscle where the new muscle was nurtured and grown. In time, the method could allow for patient-specific treatments for a large number of muscle disorders.
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Welcome to Bitnation | Bitnation

Welcome to Bitnation | Bitnation | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
BITNATION is a fully inclusive governance system. BITNATION offers a full range of services traditionally done by governments. We provide a cryptographically secure ID system, blockchain based dispute resolution, marriage and divorce, land registery, education, insurance, security, diplomacy, and more through a fully distributed platform.
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Printing Things. Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing - we make money not art

Printing Things. Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing - we make money not art | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Is It Ethical to Create Babies From Three DNA Sources? Absolutely | WIRED

Is It Ethical to Create Babies From Three DNA Sources? Absolutely | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Critics give three main reasons; safety; creating babies with three parents; and the danger of opening the door to more genetic engineering. None of these objections provides a convincing reason against trying to treat what are often lethal diseases.

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Robodynamics' Luna personal robot hits Kickstarter

Robodynamics' Luna personal robot hits Kickstarter | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, Gizmag looked at Robodynamics' Luna personal robot. As 2014 draws to a close, Luna has still to reach market, but the maker has launched a Kickstarter to raise money to start manufac...
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Local Motors just 3D-printed a car live at an auto show

Local Motors just 3D-printed a car live at an auto show | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Auto shows are typically a place to debut cars, not to build them — but then again, Local Motors isn't your everyday automaker.


The printing of the car takes 44 hours
The Phoenix-based...

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Researchers: We can detect life on other worlds through its vibrations

Researchers: We can detect life on other worlds through its vibrations | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A sensitive instrument vibrates with the metabolic activity of life itself.
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The Internet of Things and the Connected Person | WIRED

The Internet of Things and the Connected Person | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
One of the interesting things about the Internet of Things (IoT): It’s not really about the things. The IoT is a developing technological marvel. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 50 to 100 billion devices will be electronically connected in the globally emerging IoT. But at the center of the innovation that is unfolding…
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DIYBio Comes of Age

DIYBio Comes of Age - Backchannel - Medium
The next generation of amateur science tools are coming, and this time they mean business.
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Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations

Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has been visualizing what the tweets of city dwellers reveal about who lives there, who they talk to — and who they don’t.
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Moving from the Internet of Things To The Internet of Everything

Moving from the Internet of Things To The Internet of Everything | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Internet of Everything. Image source:cloudtweaks.com “More relevant and valuable connections will change the world.” Or at least, that is the viewpoint of

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Robotic Micro-Scallops Can Swim Through Your Eyeballs - IEEE Spectrum

Robotic Micro-Scallops Can Swim Through Your Eyeballs - IEEE Spectrum | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Tiny robots modeled on scallops are able to swim through all the fluids in your body
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Student makes low-cost prosthetic with 3D printer - YouTube

Jeff Powell, a college student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, made a prosthetic hand for a 7-year-old boy for only $20 using a 3D printer. The impact of thi...
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Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The idea that an advanced artificial intelligence should be able to “pass” as humanlike is self-defeating, unethical and perhaps even dangerous.
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DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com

DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The US military’s advanced research division – DARPA – has revealed details of its ‘cortial modem’ which wants to turn the inside of the human eye into an advanced display powered by the spine.

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The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing | WIRED

The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A startup called Clarifai is able to search video images in a matter of seconds and figure out what's inside them. Watch how it works in this demo video.
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NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars'

NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars' | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.
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These 11 Technologies Will Go Big in 2015

These 11 Technologies Will Go Big in 2015 | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
If you thought 2014 was thrilling, here's a look at what I'm most excited about for 2015. Here are 11 of the most exciting new technologies moving
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Next Big Future: Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

Next Big Future: Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language Translator | WIRED

How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language Translator | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Very soon now, a select group of Skype beta testers will have a new Microsoft technology that seems borrowed from the world of Star Trek. It’s called the Skype Translator—a Skype add-on that listens to the English words you speak into Microsoft’s internet phone-calling software and translates them into Spanish, or vice versa. As you…
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Biologists Have Built An Artificial Chromosome From Scratch

Biologists Have Built An Artificial Chromosome From Scratch | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
In a breakthrough seven years in the making, an international team of scientists have reconstructed a synthetic and fully functional yeast chromosome. It's a remarkable advance that could eventually lead to custom-built organisms — humans included.

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Net is 'less free and more unequal'

Net is 'less free and more unequal' | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.

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The web is becoming less free and more unequal, according to a report from the World Wide Web Foundation.

Its annual web index suggests web users are at increasing risk of government surveillance, with laws preventing mass snooping weak or non-existent in over 84% of countries.

It also indicates that online censorship is on the rise.

The report led web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to call for net access to be recognised as a human right.

The World Wide Web Foundation, led by Sir Tim, measured the web's contribution to the social, economic and political progress of 86 countries.

Other headline findings from the report include:

74% of countries either lack clear and effective net neutrality rules and/or show evidence of traffic discrimination62% of countries report that the web plays a major role in sparking social or political action74% of countries are not doing enough to stop online harassment of women

The index ranked countries around the world in terms of:

universal accessrelevant content and usefreedom and opennessempowerment

Four of the top five were Scandinavian, with Denmark in first place, Finland second and Norway third. The UK came fourth, followed by Sweden.

"The richer and better educated people are, the more benefit they are gaining from the digital revolution," said Anne Jellema, chief executive of the World Wide Web Foundation, and the lead author of the report.


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The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals

The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Wearable tech like fitness bands and GPS trackers are all the rage, and our pets are starting to use them, too. These tools can help us monitor and track our companion animals. But these devices are also changing our pets' capabilities and how we interact with them. We've entered the age of cyborg animals.
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This is "mm.cc" by notthisbody on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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