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Remote-controlled cyborg moth ‘biobots’ to monitor emergency-response operations | KurzweilAI

Remote-controlled cyborg moth ‘biobots’ to monitor emergency-response operations | KurzweilAI | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals that moths use to control those muscles. The goal: remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response, such as search and rescue operations.

“The idea would be to attach sensors to moths … to create a flexible, aerial sensor network that can identify survivors or public health hazards in the wake of a disaster,” said Alper Bozkurt, PhD, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and co-author of a JOVE paper on the work.

Bozkurt, with Amit Lal, PhD, of Cornell University, previously developed a method for attaching electrodes to a moth during its pupal stage, when the caterpillar is in a cocoon undergoing metamorphosis. Now, Bozkurt’s research team wants to find out precisely how a moth coordinates its muscles during flight.


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Visualizing Algorithms

Visualizing Algorithms | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it

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Jean Luc lebrun's curator insight, August 22, 12:57 PM

Wow! People who struggle to explain algorithms during their oral presentation should read this page! Naturally, visualization requires work, but consider what you gain: audience wowed by you and your work, better understanding of your design, of your breakthrough. And for you, the coder, a better understanding of your own work!

Visualization rocks! Furthermore, the blog starts with a quote from my old boss, Don Norman. Very apt! 

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NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was impossible because it goes against classical mechanics. But the fact is that the quantum vacuum plasma thruster works and scientists can't explain why.

 

 


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Cardboard

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Ionut Anton's curator insight, June 26, 5:23 AM

Google cardboard. diy VR on your phone. 

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The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
"20 years from now we'll look back and say, 'Well, nothing really happened in the last 20 years,'" predicts founding Wired editor Kevin Kelly.

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MIT robotics experts create pair of shoulder-mounted arms to give us six limbs - Daily Mail

MIT robotics experts create pair of shoulder-mounted arms to give us six limbs - Daily Mail | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
Daily Mail MIT robotics experts create pair of shoulder-mounted arms to give us six limbs Daily Mail MIT's robotic arms may resemble those of Spider Man villain Otto Octavius, or Dr Octopus (pictured) but unlike the comic book creations, they are...

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MILIEUS AND ALGORITHMS | Sasa Zivkovic

MILIEUS AND ALGORITHMS | Sasa Zivkovic | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it

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Meet Rex, The World's First Bionic Man

Meet Rex, The World's First Bionic Man | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
While scientists have built many artificial organs individually, they have never before been put together to create an entire human body. Rex or as he has recently been renamed Frank (after Frankenstein), the world's first fully functional bionic man has just changed that. Now on display at the National Air And Space Museum in Washington D.C., the human clone was assembled in three short months using state-of-the-art organs that were donated by 17 manufacturers - A good thing given that the total cost came to about $1 million USD!

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Fashioning Technology

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Fashioning Technology is a research & development studio aimed at designing next generation wearable technologies.

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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.

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Shifting Paradigms Fashion + Technology Exhibition Kent State University

Shifting Paradigms Fashion + Technology Exhibition Kent State University | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it

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Holy Crap, This Real-Life Laser Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like Nothing

Holy Crap, This Real-Life Laser Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like Nothing | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
We've seen real laser guns before, pulling off tricks like starting small fires, or popping black balloons. That's cool, sure, but it's got nothing--and I mean nothing--on this crazy handheld laser rifle that eats metal for breakfast.

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Arduino Yún starts connecting

Arduino Yún starts connecting | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
ElectronicsWeekly.com Cloudy Arduino Yún starts connecting ElectronicsWeekly.com Basically, it has the same footprint as an Arduino Uno but there's an ATmega32U4 microcontroller (the same as the Leonardo) and also a Linux system based on the...

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This Bio-Inspired Bike Jacket Flashes When Drivers Get Too Close

This Bio-Inspired Bike Jacket Flashes When Drivers Get Too Close | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it

"A designer has an idea of how to make drivers take more caution around cyclists: Help them see bikers as people, not obstacles. [...] The jacket uses sensors to tell if a car or bus is approaching, and then starts flashing LED lights. As cars get closer or drive faster, the lights flash more quickly. The design is inspired by animals that use visual signals to keep predators away."


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“We are only 10 percent human and 90 percent bacteria”

“We are only 10 percent human and 90 percent bacteria” | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
“We are only 10 percent human and 90 percent bacteria”

 


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Morphable Surfaces at MIT

Morphable Surfaces at MIT | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT are working on a morphing surface that dramatically improves the efficiency of vehicles. - Gabriel Sistare for Serious Wonder

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Scientists discover new material that makes objects invisible to touch

Scientists discover new material that makes objects invisible to touch | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
You're looking at a new awesome nano-material invented that does the seemingly impossible: It hides things from touch. Just a thin layer of this amazing polymer will hide anything under it from being perceived by your sense of touch. In this photo you can see how it "absorbs" a metal cylinder.
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A new generation is born every four years due to age tech is introduced to kids, says MIT director

A new generation is born every four years due to age tech is introduced to kids, says MIT director | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
The age at which people are introduced to smart devices has dropped to four years old, meaning an entirely new generation is born every...

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The Forgotten History Of CGI

The Forgotten History Of CGI | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
The roots of CGI lie in the first mechanical aids to drawing and painting. The earliest of these were developed to help solve a problem every artist has found to be sticky: perspective.

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Wearable Technology Database | Vandrico Inc

Wearable Technology Database | Vandrico Inc | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
The list of wearable devices has been constantly changing since 2008. With the recent announcements at CES 2014 and the media coverage that it has garnished, the wearable tech market is now poised for its biggest year in history. This database is an ever-evolving and free resource tool for everyone to use. If you know of a device that is missing information or you would like to share one of your ideas for the database, please let us know. We're happy to keep building this resource up so everyone can benefit from it.

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Revolution in Artificial Limbs Brings Feeling Back to Amputees

Revolution in Artificial Limbs Brings Feeling Back to Amputees | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
The next generation of prosthetics will enable amputees to move and feel with their devices like never before.

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luiy's curator insight, February 23, 10:29 AM

Something is missing. Every amputee knows it, and it is more than the arm or leg they have lost. They can getreplacements for those limbs: substitutes made from metal and plastic, controlled by advanced computer chips, with the ability to grip, to turn, to step. On the outside the limbs can appear lifelike, and on the inside they are amazing machines.

 

But they are tools, not part of the patients themselves. They have no sensitivity, and no instant response to a patient's intentions.

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Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame

Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
New research shows emotional states are associated with distinct bodily sensations regardless of culture and so specific that they can be mapped.

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5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data

5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
Big data's kind of a big deal. Here's how a few cities and using mass information to make their residents' lives a little easier.

 

Cities across the world, large and small, are utilizing big data sets — like traffic statistics, energy consumption rates and GPS mapping — to launch projects to help their respective communities. For example, New York recently released hundreds of high-value data sets to provide greater data collection transparency. Innovative projects are popping up nearly every day in different cities. And as more information becomes public, the potential for these increases significantly.

 

Visit the link for specific examples of cities utilizing big data to improve communities and leverage technology...

 

 


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See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled...

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Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | TECH_PEOPLE | Scoop.it
GNU just turned 30 years old. But much has changed since the beginning of the free software movement; now there's SaaS and more. Malware is common in proprietary software products since users don't have control over them.

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