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NASA JSC Unveils 'Valkyrie' DRC Robot - IEEE Spectrum

NASA JSC Unveils 'Valkyrie' DRC Robot - IEEE Spectrum | World news | Scoop.it
“NASA's DARPA Robotics Challenge entry is much more than Robonaut with legs: it's a completely new humanoid robot”When teams participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) were announced last year, almost all of them provided reasonably detailed renderings that gave us a good idea of the robots that they were working on.Valkyrie (officially designated "R5" by NASA) is a 1.9 meter tall, 125 kilogram, 44 degree of freedom, battery-powered humanoid robot. A team from NASA's JSC in Houston, in partnership with the University of Texas and Texas A&M and with funding from the state of Texas itself, built the robot for the DRC, which will hold a preliminary competition later this month. JSC is a Track A team in the DRC; along with five other Track A teams with their own robots, JSC will be competing against Track B and C teams, each one of which will have an ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics. In addition, Track D teams (which have no DARPA funding) will be entering their own robots.The challenge created by DARPA involves tasks like walking over uneven terrain, climbing a ladder, using tools, and driving. This means that Valkyrie has to be capable of operating in the same spaces that a person would operate in, under the control of humans who have only minimal training with robots, which is why the robot's design is based on a human form. The overall goal of the DRC is to help drive innovation towards robots that are able to take over from humans directly, without needing any special accommodations. In that context, a human form makes sense because we're humans, and these robots will be doing the jobs that we don't want to be doing because they're too dangerous.To that end, Valkyrie has seven degree of freedom arms with actuated wrists and hands, each with three fingers and a thumb. It has a head that can tilt and swivel, a waist that can rotate, and six degree of freedom legs complete with feet equipped with six-axis force-torque sensors. Unlike the ATLAS robots, Valkyrie is battery powered and operates without a tether. A removable battery in its backpack is good for about an hour of activity, and a human can swap in a fresh battery for a spent one in a matter of minutes. Also removable are Valkyrie's limbs: in just a few more minutes, a damaged arm can be swapped out for a new one, and the left arm can even be swapped with the right arm, since they're identical in construction. Things are bound to go wrong during the DRC, and the ease with which Valkyrie can be fixed is a potentially significant advantage.
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This robot looks like iron man. It's sort of creepy though. Drons....
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The Hour of Code is here

The Hour of Code is here | World news | Scoop.it
“ Join millions of students to learn about the Hour of Code, the largest learning event in world history.”
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This is interesting to me because our school is participating in this activity. The hour of code is where you keep coding until your time is up. Your time is up after an hour and some of the top coding in an hour is 99 codes figured out that is held by a celebrity.
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The ‘Day of the Dead’ comes alive in Peru

The ‘Day of the Dead’ comes alive in Peru | World news | Scoop.it
“ In a vast cemetery in Lima, crowds remember their loved ones on Nov. 1, the annual Day of the Dead.”
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This was what we studied in Spanish and art class, the day of the dead is were they celebrate the dead and they give them a ceremony to honor them
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera Review | Blog | Modahaus

Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera Review | Blog | Modahaus | World news | Scoop.it
“ The Samsung Galaxy S4 camera produces stunningly sharp photos setting a new benchmark in image quality for Smartphones! This is indeed a 'Rave Review'!”
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A lot of people say that the galaxy s4 is so much better the the iPhone 5s. This is a tricky debate because they have to offer different things!
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Satirical criticism is Pharaonic heritage: Archaeologist | Egypt Independent

Satirical criticism is Pharaonic heritage: Archaeologist | Egypt Independent | World news | Scoop.it
“ Pharaonic rulers of Egypt were subjected to satirical criticism using words and pictures, according to Archaeologist Ahmed Salah, the head of Abu Simbel area antiquities. The expression of opinion was an integral part of the ancient Egyptians culture,...”
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This is amazing. The temple is built into the rock. The rules were praised highly
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Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c set a new record: 9 million sales in first weekend [chart]

Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c set a new record: 9 million sales in first weekend [chart] | World news | Scoop.it
“ It was another banner opening weekend for Apple’s new iPhone. The company says 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c handsets were sold. One mobile analytics firm pegs the breakdown around 7 million of the 5s with 2 million of the 5c sold.”
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WARNING: Hackers claim first iPhone 5s fingerprint reader bypass; bounty founder awaiting verification | ZDNet

WARNING: Hackers claim first iPhone 5s fingerprint reader bypass; bounty founder awaiting verification | ZDNet | World news | Scoop.it
“ One hacker group claims to have bypassed the Apple iPhone 5s fingerprint reader. ZDNet spoke to the founder of a bypass-seeking bounty on how the alleged hack will be verified.”
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So intresting that they can do this tech now
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What the iPhone 5S and 5C and iOS7 offer the enterprise

What the iPhone 5S and 5C and iOS7 offer the enterprise | World news | Scoop.it
“ Much of what Apple offers enterprise workers and their IT departments in the new iPhone 5S and 5C comes by virtue of its new iOS 7, first announced in June.”
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I just got ios7 and its really amazing what we can do now days
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Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth-lowest extent on record

Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth-lowest extent on record | World news | Scoop.it
“ Sea ice recovers from record low of 2012 but long-term trend continues towards an ice-free Arctic during the summer months”
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Wow, if anyone believes in global warming this might be it
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Ios7 Flat (APEX NOVA GO THEME) v1.1.5 | ApkLife-Android Apps Games Themes

Ios7 Flat (APEX NOVA GO THEME) v1.1.5 | ApkLife-Android Apps Games Themes | World news | Scoop.it
“ Ios7 Flat (APEX NOVA GO THEME) v1.1.5 Requirements: Android 2.2 and up Overview: Try ios7 icons in Minimal Style ….”
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Could use android also
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Exposed: The Obama Invasion of Syria (SHARE)

“ Please Share. Subscribe for more This is a Non-profit educational video with the purpose of promoting social, political and economic awareness. Videos which ... (American soldiers are waking up to Obama and his plan for war with syria World War 3!”
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I think we should help this country I'd going down anyways
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What Freud Would Say About Our Social Media Accidents - BuzzFeed

What Freud Would Say About Our Social Media Accidents - BuzzFeed | World news | Scoop.it
“What Freud Would Say About Our Social Media AccidentsBuzzFeedBut are our social media mistakes really mistakes? Sigmund Freud, the Austrian neurologist who founded psychoanalysis, famously believed that there is no such thing as an accident.”
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Social media is so dangerous because one wrong click and u could be in so much trouble. Yaaaaaa
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Venice on a budget: how to eat, drink and travel cheaply - The Guardian

Venice on a budget: how to eat, drink and travel cheaply - The Guardian | World news | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian Venice on a budget: how to eat, drink and travel cheaply The Guardian Line 2 travels the Grand Canal, making fewer stops than Line 1, so is usually less crowded; it then loops round to Giudecca, giving you a scenic tour for around €6.”
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Venice is amazing but it can be an expensive trip. To manage a budget is important because u need to manage your money. These tips are very useful. And people should try to use them to save cash!:)
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Seat belts will be required on large buses - NBC News.com

Seat belts will be required on large buses - NBC News.com | World news | Scoop.it
“ New tour buses and buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts starting in late 2016 under a federal rule...”
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These busses are very dangerous because they are to Heavy and they can tip easily, I saw a car today that flipped and to think a huge bus like this tip is nuts! Seat belts should be required in busses like this
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King Tut, Killed In Chariot Accident?

King Tut, Killed In Chariot Accident? | World news | Scoop.it
“ King Tut, one of the most emblematic pharaohs of ancient Egypt, was also one of the first “boy racers” and may have died in a freak chariot accident, according to new research.”
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I didn't know that king tut was a chariot racer. King tut ,a of died in a chariot race. This would be sort of weird out of all the possibilities of dissing
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80 percent of iPhone purchasers in China are picking the iPhone 5s

80 percent of iPhone purchasers in China are picking the iPhone 5s | World news | Scoop.it
“ It seems Apple’s release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is chock full of surprises aside from the humungous 9 million units sold during the first weekend.”
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I am getting one soon can't wait to use the new technology
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iPhone 5S Sells Out Within One Day

iPhone 5S Sells Out Within One Day | World news | Scoop.it
“ The new iPhone 5S helped attract the longest lines ever — a record 1,417 people — outside Apple's flagship store in New York City this week, and now they're all sold out Until October, that is.”
Via Thomas Faltin
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Wow I wnt one
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What the iPhone 5S and 5C and iOS7 offer the enterprise

What the iPhone 5S and 5C and iOS7 offer the enterprise | World news | Scoop.it
“ Much of what Apple offers enterprise workers and their IT departments in the new iPhone 5S and 5C comes by virtue of its new iOS 7, first announced in June.”
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Military dogs protecting Prince William at RAF base are PUT DOWN days after he quits

Military dogs protecting Prince William at RAF base are PUT DOWN days after he quits | World news | Scoop.it
“ A German Shepherd named Blade and a Belgian Shepherd Brus were part of the unit guarding 31-year-old Wills at RAF Valley.”
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iOS7 Control Center Clone for Android

iOS7 Control Center Clone for Android | World news | Scoop.it
“ One of the many features and "innovations" Apple fans worldwide love to tout is the all-too-familiar notification and settings area from Android Control Cente”
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iOS7 UI components PSD | Freebiesbug

iOS7 UI components PSD | Freebiesbug | World news | Scoop.it
“ Today's freebie is a set of UI elements for iOS7. It has been made with vector shapes included in a single, well-organised PSD file.”
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This is going to be so cool can't wait to see if its betterthen ios6
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