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Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles | Danger Room | Wired.com

Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles | Danger Room | Wired.com | man and machine | Scoop.it
Robots aren't often athletic. But in this new video, a prototype version of a robot sponsored by the Pentagon's blue-sky researchers climbs over wooden blocks, jumps while maintaining its balance, and climbs up stairs -- the kinds of athletic tasks...
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Rapture of the nerds: will the Singularity turn us into gods or end the human race?

Rapture of the nerds: will the Singularity turn us into gods or end the human race? | man and machine | Scoop.it
A gathering of experts on artificial intelligence becomes a search for deeper meaning...
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New HAL Exoskeleton: Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit to Be Used In Fukushima Cleanup - Neurogadget.com

New HAL Exoskeleton: Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit to Be Used In Fukushima Cleanup - Neurogadget.com | man and machine | Scoop.it
The latest version of the HAL exoskeleton has evolved to a brain-controlled full body robot suit that protects against heavy radiation without feeling the weight of the suit.
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EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2012 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2012 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky | man and machine | Scoop.it
Meteor shower this weekend! The annual Orionid shower peaks before dawn on October 21.
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What is a Cyborg? - Cyborg Anthropology

What is a Cyborg? - Cyborg Anthropology | man and machine | Scoop.it

 

Anything that is an external prosthetic device creates one into a cyborg. The idea of a cell phone being a technosocial object that enables an actor (user) to communicate with other actors (users) on a network (information exchange and connectivity) makes one into what David Hess calls low-tech cyborgs.


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Press Release: Over 2.5 billion Mobile Augmented Reality Apps to Be Installed Per Annum by 2017

Press Release: Over 2.5 billion Mobile Augmented Reality Apps to Be Installed Per Annum by 2017 | man and machine | Scoop.it
Juniper Research,industry analysts and publishers of market and technology research reports covering the telecoms,broadband,wireless LAN,mobile and internet sectors (RT: Over 2.5 billion Mobile Augmented Reality Apps to Be Installed Per Annum by 2017...
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Vatican looks to heavens for signs of alien life

Vatican looks to heavens for signs of alien life | man and machine | Scoop.it
Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the center of the universe, the Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of alien life.
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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives.
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Big Budget TV Documentary Builds Artificial Human Body From Bionic Parts - Neurogadget.com

Big Budget TV Documentary Builds Artificial Human Body From Bionic Parts - Neurogadget.com | man and machine | Scoop.it
Frankenstein: Building The Bionic Human is a new science documentary, soon to be on Channel 4 in the UK, that aims to construct an artificial human from bionic body parts.
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MindFile-Uploaded-Into-Cyborg" is Favored Future, in Poll of 800+ Transhumanists // Current TV

Mindfile-Uploaded-Into-Fresh-Body is Ranked #2; Cryonics is Far Behind...
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AI entering new age where major advances being made - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

AI entering new age where major advances being made - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | man and machine | Scoop.it
Although the term “artificial intelligence” (AI) is not strictly defined, it is the collective designation of attempts to give machines an intellect similar to that of humans.
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Samsung's new Roboray humanoid robot walks the walk

Samsung's new Roboray humanoid robot walks the walk | man and machine | Scoop.it
Samsung revealed a new humanoid robot, Roboray, at IROS 2012, which boasts a more human-like walking style.
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Human Immortality: Singularity Summit Looks Forward to the Day That Humans ... - PolicyMic

Human Immortality: Singularity Summit Looks Forward to the Day That Humans ... - PolicyMic | man and machine | Scoop.it
PolicyMicHuman Immortality: Singularity Summit Looks Forward to the Day That Humans ...PolicyMicSolving the problem of friendly artificial intelligence is the key to saving the world.” Humanity's inevitable future, according to the speakers at the...
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Kiwis' internet smartphone usage tops 2.5m - National Business Review

Kiwis' internet smartphone usage tops 2.5mNational Business ReviewBUSINESSDESK: Smartphones users are in the majority for the first time in New Zealand, with more than half of all Kiwis using their mobile phone to access the internet, government...
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How artificial intelligence is changing our lives

How artificial intelligence is changing our lives | man and machine | Scoop.it
By The Christian Science Monitor Sunday, September 16, 2012 13:38 EDT In Silicon Valley, Nikolas Janin rises for his 40-minute commute to work just like everyone else. The shop manager and fleet te...

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Brave New World w/Stephen Hawking Episode 1: MACHINES - Full/HD

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Excellent documentary with the great Stephen Hawkings as Stephen Hawking and others such as Professor Richard Dawkins and Professor Jim Al-Khalili examine how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward.
In Episode 1 the team showcase breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines. Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine.
Kathy Sykes hits the streets of San Francisco to have the ride of her life as she experiences the future of transport in a driverless car. In Italy Jim Alei-Khalili comes face to face with a remarkable, baby-like robot called iCub, which learns like a child.
Joy Reidenberg discovers the extraordinary exoskeleton that can make the paralysed walk and give one man the strength of three. In the Canary Islands Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits one of the world's biggest telescopes, where they're searching for new planets in the furthest reaches of the universe - planets that we could one day colonise.


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