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Reuters TV | 3D scan reveals fetal anatomy - inside and out

Jan. 13 - A combination of scanning technologies developed in Brazil, is giving doctors and expectant parents the opportunity to examine their unborn babies in unprecedented detail, inside and out.
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Do You Want to be a Cyborg, or a Transhuman?

Do You Want to be a Cyborg, or a Transhuman? | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The words “cyborg” and “transhuman” are frequently used interchangeably, but to what extent, and in what ways, do the concepts have the same referents? And which is the preferable concept to identify with when ...
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Skataviz - Prototype

Skataviz is an experimental prototype developed by Design I/O which uses an iPhone or iPod touch attached to a skateboard to record its motion and visualize its…
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This Polymer Film Flexes Like an Artificial Muscle

This Polymer Film Flexes Like an Artificial Muscle | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
This polymer film is expanding and contracting like a muscle, and looks pretty alive doing it, but the energy is coming from water vapor, not black magic.
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Rise of the cyborgs

Rise of the cyborgs | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Of all the powers that we have imagined for the cyborg, which do we most covet? Their ability to see and sense detail in the environment? The ability manipulate things with the dexterity and power of a machine? Or perhaps it would be to command vast amounts of information which can be processed at tremendous speed?
If you chose none of those, you chose as any cyborg likely would have. The cyborg’s greatest power, that from which it derives the most satisfaction (to use that term loosely), must be the ability to see itself.


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Why is Creativity Important in Education? Sir Ken Robinson Video Series from Adobe Education

Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short video why creativity is crucial in education, and why it will require a transformation in the way schools work. In his words, “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity.”


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 14, 2013 2:53 AM

Why don't they pay attention to what he says instead of that continuous void applause?

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Hackteria-Wiki

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Hackteria is a collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art Projects that use Biology, LifeSciences, Biotechnology.

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Collaboration is the New Competition

Five ways to drive large-scale social change by working cooperatively.

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Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems. They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to advance their shared objectives. It's called collective impact and it's a growing trend across the country. (...)

While collaboration is certainly not a foreign concept, what we're seeing around the country is the coming together of non-traditional partners, and a willingness to embrace new ways of working together. And, this movement is yielding promising results.

... five lessons for driving large-scale social change through collaboration:


  1. Clearly define what you can do together: As Dana O'Donovan of the Monitor Institute has noted, many organizations find collaboration to be messy and time consuming. From the very beginning, you must develop clarity of purpose and articulate, "What can we do together that we could not do alone?" (...)
  2. Transcend parochialism: Even the most well intended collaboration is often crippled by parochialism. Individual organizations earmark their participation and resources for activities that perfectly align with their own work or they use the collaboration platform as a way to get other participants to fund their own priorities. (...)
  3. Adapt to data: The complex, multidisciplinary problems that many collaborative projects tackle do not have easy fixes. These challenges require continuous learning and innovation and the use of real-time data to help participants understand what is and isn't working. Adjustments must be made on the fly. (...)
  4. Feed the field: You have an obligation to share what you learn — both the results and the methods for achieving them. Living Cities has long understood the value that our member institutions get by learning and working together. (...)
  5. Support the backbone: In our experience, progress is best achieved when a "backbone organization," keeps the group's work moving forward. Staff at these organizations ensure that work is completed between meetings, track data, enable adaptation, disseminate knowledge, and build buy-in and ownership from all participants.(...)

Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht is President & CEO of Living Cities, an organization that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 22 member foundations and financial institutions to benefit low income people and the cities where they live.



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Documentary: Building Gods — ChilliPaprika

A philosopher, a brain builder, a theologian, and a cyborg speculate on the future of humanity, artificial intelligence and the possible coming changes of life as we know it.
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The Internet of You: How the future of computing became screens and sensors on every appendage

The Internet of You: How the future of computing became screens and sensors on every appendage | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
We've been hearing about "wearable computing" for years. But we're finally at a tipping point.
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A MIND MADE FOR MATING! by @JasonSilva

A MIND MADE FOR MATING! by @JasonSilva Edited by CITIZEN Music by SECESSION Footage by Shutterstock, Imaginaty Foundation, and.. Inspired by Geoffrey Miller…
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Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity

Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Scientists, futurists, and other experts describe how we've begun to blur the lines between humans and technology.
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PLOS Biology: Evolutionary Biology for the 21st Century

PLOS Biology: Evolutionary Biology for the 21st Century | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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New algorithm for message dissemination in decentralized networks faster than its predecessors and guarantees delivery

New algorithm for message dissemination in decentralized networks faster than its predecessors and guarantees delivery | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Ad hoc networks—communication networks set up on the fly by mobile sensors—pose problems that ordinary office networks don't. Ad hoc networks are usually decentralized, meaning that no one node knows what the network as a whole looks like.
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Sexbots Will Satisfy Our “Sick” Fantasies - Transhumanity.net

Sexbots Will Satisfy Our “Sick” Fantasies - Transhumanity.net | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
When the nurse asks you to disrobe for a checkup… when the doctor inspects your organs… when the dentist invades your mouth… when the lab assistant stabs you for a blood sample… do you palpitate with sexual imaginings?
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10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job | TechCrunch

10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job | TechCrunch | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur.

You can't make money without selling something real. You can't make something real without first imagination manifesting itself in your head.
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The Biohacking Hobbyist § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

The Biohacking Hobbyist § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Why does all biology happen in academic or industrial labs? Mac Cowell, cofounder of DIYbio, seeks to change that.
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Edge: BIOCOMPUTATION

Edge: BIOCOMPUTATION | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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One aspect of our culture that is no longer open to question is that the most significant developments in the sciences today (i.e. those that affect the lives of everybody on the planet) are about, informed by, or implemented through advances in software and computation. In no other field is this as evident as in the biology and, in this regard, each of the panelists in this Edge conversation exemplifies this new trend.

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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Doc Official Trailer

Trailer for the upcoming documentary TPB AFK about the founders of the filesharing site the Pirate Bay. The film will be released for free online at the prem...
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BiFi, Biology, Engineering and Artifical Life | World Future Society

BiFi, Biology, Engineering and Artifical Life | World Future Society | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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BiFi is to biology as WiFi is to computers. It's a technology being pioneered by researchers at Stanford University and other institutions, looking at bioengineering techniques for creating complex biological communities working together to accomplish specific tasks. In a sense every organ and every system of coordinated activity within our bodies runs as a BiFi network. And what researchers are trying to accomplish involves duplicating this same feat.

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Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist

Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
If you develop an appetite for learning and openness, you're more likely to be able to draw ideas from multiple disciplines - and be more creative.
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Gabor Forgacs at TEDMED 2011

What if we could simply "print" new organs for use in clinical trials? Gabor Forgacs from Organovo tells us about a radical new approach to tissue engineering.
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Channelling your inner Eastwood: CES 2013 offers brain-wave technology

Channelling your inner Eastwood: CES 2013 offers brain-wave technology | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
It's not quite Firefox – the movie, not the search engine – but companies are developing exciting mind-controlled gizmos
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