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When kids and old technology collide it's funny | Geek.com

When kids and old technology collide it's funny | Geek.com | Yeah? | Scoop.it

Jan. 10, 2011 - Here is a short video that will give you a chuckle. Imagine if you will a bunch of school kids getting together and taking a look at some technology that is (When kids and old technology collide it’s funny:
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How the internet is changing English

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Online, English has become a common language between users from around the world. In the process, the language itself is changing.

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Mind-controlled quadrotor drone could one day help the paralyzed fly

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Robotic devices controlled by brainwaves are a hot area of research, and this new application of thought-control technology is one we really hope…...

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Remembering the Walking Robot of 1969 – Wired Cosmos

Remembering the Walking Robot of 1969 – Wired Cosmos | Yeah? | Scoop.it

Each morning I pick a random music station on Netflix and enjoy some oldies but goodies while catching up on the news and downing my Starbucks-Red Bull combo. This morning I heard Bryan Adams’ Summer of 69 (still a great song). I started thinking about robotics and just how far we’ve come in the past two decades and wondered what kinds of robotic projects were around in 1969. Honestly, I had no idea what I’d find (or if I’d find anything at all). Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the 3000 lb. monster above (actually built in 1968). Naturally, I had to research it and post my findings. Enjoy, and let me know if you would drive this beast if given the opportunity.


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Biological Responses to Cyborg Life | Wired Cosmos

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While there have been a number of compelling essays on gender equality, physical differences continue to define human beings. Cyborg life forms would be without these constraints. Certain feminist authors have actually focused on this as a radical way to achieve gender equality, though other commentators have held less optimistic views.


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HENNING WEHN: German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain

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Official Website of Henning Wehn, German Comedy Ambassador To The UK...
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Ad agency laughs at people on benefits

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I have nothing against Iris, the ad agency that invented 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville. I even know some great people working there. But I just can’t justify what I saw on Campa...
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How language change sneaks in

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Languages are continually changing, not just words but also grammar. A recent study examines how such changes happen and what the changes can tell us about how speakers' grammars work.

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Visualizing discourse @ the Democratic Convention, the Words Being Used

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A look at how often speakers at the Democratic National Convention have used certain words and phrases so far, based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service.

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Alejandro Curado's comment, September 5, 2012 10:17 AM
111 times "women" but NEVER "men" jajaj
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Infographic of the Day: What Google Knows About Men vs. Women | Co.Design

Infographic of the Day: What Google Knows About Men vs. Women | Co.Design | Yeah? | Scoop.it

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3D printing: A replicator in every home?

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In a few years, 3D printers will become a consumer electronics commodity. Today you can buy a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic, “the latest in cutting edge personal manufacturing technology,” for $2,500. You can plug it into your computer via USB, load up some freely-available 3D modeling software, and print stuff; it really is that simple. The only real barrier to mass adoption is the initial purchase price, and the printing material itself isn’t cheap either.

 

Both of these costs will tumble in coming years, however. Printing — or additive manufacturing — techniques will improve. 3D printers will speed up, and the choice of colors and finishes will expand. For now these magical printers are just the plaything of prototypers, inventors, and gadgeteers, but sooner rather than later they will find a place in the home. To begin with they will be attached to a family computer, but it’s safe to assume that wireless versions that can sit on the kitchen worktop won’t be far behind.


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Traveller caught in India with monkey in pants

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Customs authorities in India have arrested a man who was attempting to board a flight at New Delhi's international airport with a monkey in his underwear, a report said on Monday.


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So you want to be a futurist | Foresight Culture

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Advice on how to think about becoming a professional futurist, including how to get started, where to get training, degree programs, and general advice from a job-trained, long-time practicing futurist...

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Ghil'ad Zuckerman proposes that a new branch of linguistics, Revival Linguistics, should be established

Ghil'ad Zuckerman proposes that a new branch of linguistics, Revival Linguistics, should be established | Yeah? | Scoop.it

In a talk at Victoria University in New Zealand (7 Sept 2012), Ghil'ad Zuckerman proposes that a new branch of linguistics, Revival Linguistics, should be established. According to him, the new discipline will systematically study 

 

“…the universal constraints and local peculiarities apparent in linguistic and cultural revitalizations across various sociological backgrounds. With coca-colonization and homogenization there will be more and more groups added to the forlorn club of the lost-heritage peoples. Language reclamation will become increasingly relevant as people seek to recover their cultural autonomy, empower their spiritual and intellectual sovereignty, and improve their wellbeing. There is an urgent need to offer perspicacious comparative insights relevant to language reclamation.”

 

Source: http://goo.gl/f7vnr

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WeeBots: Driveable Robots for Babies Who Need Them - IEEE Spectrum

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Even at just six months old, babies turn out to be proficient robot drivers...

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The Counterintuitive Physics of Tarzan Swings

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When Tarzan leaps from a swinging rope, when should he let go to jump furthest?

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Seth Dixon's comment, September 10, 2012 1:12 PM
I was just on a Tarzan swing on the Merrimack River in New Hampshire and was pondering these very questions. Thanks for posting the link.
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exercise nerd heaven

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Deep-fried Mars bars disowned by chocolate firm

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Chocolate manufacturing giant Mars distances itself from the deep-fried Mars bar made famous by Scottish fish and chip shops.

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Text speak does not affect children's use of grammar: study - Telegraph.co.uk

Text speak does not affect children's use of grammar: study - Telegraph.co.uk | Yeah? | Scoop.it

Children who use ‘text speak’ when sending messages on their mobile phones do not have a poor grasp of grammar, a study has shown.

“Lead author Professor Clare Wood said: “In recent years there has been widespread concern about the impact that children’s texting behaviour may have on their developing understanding of written and spoken language conventions.

"However, surprisingly little research has been undertaken to examine such claims.

"We found no evidence of a link between poor grammar when texting and the actual grammatical understanding of UK children.

"Therefore there is no reason to assume that just because children play with the representation of written language when they are texting that this will somehow damage or undermine their appreciation of standard grammar over time.”

For articles on texting on this site, see http://tinyurl.com/LanguageTexting.

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