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The virtual life
About immersive selves and augmented reality
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Dark matter’s tendrils revealed

Dark matter’s tendrils revealed | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Direct measurement of a dark-matter ‘filament’ confirms its existence in a galaxy supercluster.
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What Does It Mean To Be Literate In The 21st Century?

What Does It Mean To Be Literate In The 21st Century? | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Is it time to re-think the list of life skills that we want our kids to know?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 30, 2012 1:39 PM
Glad you enjoyed this article David.
Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 30, 2012 1:48 PM
So glad you enjoyed this article, Deborah.
@DebMillar24 's comment, June 30, 2012 1:57 PM
Thank you :) Keep them coming
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‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time | KurzweilAI

‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The Special Issue on Mind Uploading (Vol.
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What happened to Turing's thinking machines? | ZDNet

What happened to Turing's thinking machines? | ZDNet | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is still a long way from delivering the human intelligence in robot form that has long been common in science fiction.

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oliviersc's comment, June 23, 2012 11:55 AM
I share this article at Seenthis = http://seenthis.net/messages/77159
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, June 23, 2012 1:27 PM
Thank you Oliviersc
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Are neutrons escaping to a parallel world? | KurzweilAI

Are neutrons escaping to a parallel world? | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
An anomaly in the behavior of neutrons may point to the existence of mirror neutrons that could be candidates for dark matter responsible for the missing...
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Science's Long—and Successful—Search for Where Memory Lives | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions | DISCOVER Magazine

Science's Long—and Successful—Search for Where Memory Lives | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions | DISCOVER Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
They called it a myth as fantastical as the unicorn, but scientists have now found the engram, the physical trace of memory in the brain. . Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.

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Neuropolis: a global neuroscience hub | KurzweilAI

Neuropolis: a global neuroscience hub | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Switzerland has announced NEUROPOLIS, an international showcase dedicated to neuroscience and the science of simulation.
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Underground Supermodels | The Scientist

Underground Supermodels | The Scientist | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Underground Supermodels |...What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?
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Cyborg Literacy Acquisition Through Second Life

Cyborg Literacy Acquisition Through Second Life | The virtual life | Scoop.it

Cynthia Davidson, a professor at Stony Brook University, contributed a nice piece on teaching in Second Life to the spring 2012 issue of the online academic journal, Computers and Composition Online.  Nice use of the term, "practical magic."


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Pathfinding & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Class

Pathfinding & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Class | The virtual life | Scoop.it

Pathfinding & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Class
Tuesdays in 2012 starting May 22nd, 2:30pm SLT
Prerequisites: Basic Building and Basic Scripting.

HAL 9000 Certificate Awarded for Successful Completion of any animated (moving arms/legs) pathfinder exercise.

In 90 minutes, we plan to cover: Intro to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots, PATHFINDING, Animating
Your Non-Player Characters (e.g. moving arms and legs), Exercises: Build 5 AI Characters Hands-On - Use
Sandbox SLURL http://tiny.cc/lu4hew

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Well-connected brains make you smarter in older age | KurzweilAI

Well-connected brains make you smarter in older age | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Older people with robust brain wiring --- nerve fibers that connect different, distant brain areas --- can process information quickly and that this makes...
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Austrian researchers set new world distance record for ‘quantum teleportation’ | KurzweilAI

Austrian researchers set new world distance record for ‘quantum teleportation’ | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Anton Zeilinger's group (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the University of Vienna) has just submitted an arXiv paper claiming that...
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Higgs boson: it's unofficial! Cern scientists discover missing particle

Higgs boson: it's unofficial! Cern scientists discover missing particle | The virtual life | Scoop.it
'God particle' that gives mass to the universe thought to have been found in Large Hadron Collider, announce scientists...
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God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson particle has been discovered

God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson particle has been discovered | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Five leading theoretical physicists have been invited to the event in Switzerland on Wednesday - sparking speculation that the particle has been discovered.
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The modern phlogiston: why 'thinking machines' don't need computers

The modern phlogiston: why 'thinking machines' don't need computers | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In the late 1700s, French scientist Antoine Lavoisier proved that the mechanism behind burning is oxidation.
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How is our consciousness connected to the world?

How is our consciousness connected to the world? | The virtual life | Scoop.it

How is our consciousness connected to the world?
Explore the unconscious functions of the brain with visual illusions and mysterious perceptual phenomena.


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Universal Illusion? Juan Maldacena's holographic universe

Universal Illusion? Juan Maldacena's holographic universe | The virtual life | Scoop.it

To make things clear - Maldacena's universe is not like the one we actually live in! It's a model, a toy universe, which comes complete with its own physics. It's a hologram because all the physical goings-on inside it can be described by a physical theory that's only defined on the boundary. What's more, it's a universe in which the gravity/quantum conundrum has been resolved completely: the boundary theory is purely quantum, it contains no gravity, but a being living in the interior will still experience gravity. Gravity in this universe is part of the holographic illusion.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Pradeep Banerjee, Sakis Koukouvis
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Humanoid robot learns language like a baby | KurzweilAI

Humanoid robot learns language like a baby | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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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Time - BBC - With Michio Kaku

Time - BBC - With Michio Kaku | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Michio Kaku discovers our sense of time passing and the clocks that drive our bodies. He reveals the forces of time that make and destroy us in a lifetime.
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Second Life 2.0

Second Life 2.0 | The virtual life | Scoop.it
There’s been something of an ongoing discussion over the ever-excellent Metareality concerning the viability / attractiveness of a “new” Second Life – that is, a platform wherein Linden Lab...
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The Quantum Conspiracy: What Popularizers of QM Don't Want You to Know

Google Tech Talk January 6, 2011 Presented by Ron Garret. ABSTRACT Richard Feynman once famously quipped that no one understands quantum mechanics, and popul...
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Bioengineers Make DNA Into a Living Flash Drive - IEEE Spectrum

Bioengineers Make DNA Into a Living Flash Drive - IEEE Spectrum | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Cellular memory system could bring better control to biotechnology...
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