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TechCrunch | New Robot Touch Sensor Paves The Way To More Lifelike Humanoids (Video)

TechCrunch | New Robot Touch Sensor Paves The Way To More Lifelike Humanoids (Video) | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Robots these days, especially humanoids, have one problem: it doesn't feel nice or life-like when you touch them. This is where an invention by Japanese robot startup Touchence comes in.
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'Octobot' Could Save Your Life

'Octobot' Could Save Your Life | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Researchers have mimicked an unusual muscular structure found only in tongues and elephant trunks.
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Team Behind Virgin Galactic Aircraft Unveils A Hybrid Electric Flying Car

Team Behind Virgin Galactic Aircraft Unveils A Hybrid Electric Flying Car | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
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Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

TED Talks New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
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Rising oceans -- too late to turn the tide?

Thermal expansion seawater contributed only slightly to rising sea levels compared to melting ice sheets during Last Interglacial Period, University Arizona-led team researchers has found.
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Can Science Survive the 'Age of Austerity'?

Can Science Survive the 'Age of Austerity'? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
When budgets shrink, science makes an easy target...
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Let's talk utopia - Red Pepper

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Let's talk utopiaRed PepperTo which Maddalo replies bitterly: 'You talk utopia!' That snap dismissal echoes down to our own day.
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Underwater Ocean City Could Be in Australia's Future

Underwater Ocean City Could Be in Australia's Future | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Concepts for Austrailia's future as part of the 'Now + When Australian Urbanism' Exhibit at the 2010 Venice Biennale.
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A High-Bandwidth Interplanetary Connection

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A High-Bandwidth Interplanetary Connection - ScienceNOW...
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Book Review - Here on Earth - By Tim Flannery

Book Review - Here on Earth - By Tim Flannery | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
While detailing the great harm done by humans, Tim Flannery also writes hopefully about the earth’s future.
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At what price, immortality?

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Look up "transhumanism" in Wikipedia and you will find an extensive entry, with enough hyperlinks to keep you occupied for a very long time.
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Robots: Utopian or dystopian?

Robots: Utopian or dystopian? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Technology is increasingly a part of our homes and daily lives, but as these advances become more sophisticated, with researchers now trying to mimic the workings of the brain, could some future super-robot become a threat to humans, asks JOHN HOLDEN...
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Why Brains Get Creeped Out by Androids

Why Brains Get Creeped Out by Androids | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
By Mark Brown, Wired UK We've all found ourselves in the uncanny valley before.
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Safe Driving: Why Your Next Car Will be Connected to the Cars Around it

Safe Driving: Why Your Next Car Will be Connected to the Cars Around it | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
When cars can talk to the Internet, many interesting things can happen. When they can talk to each other, though, even more possibilities open up.
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Brain Produces Empathy in Various Ways

Brain Produces Empathy in Various Ways | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Our brains are capable of experiencing physical empathy in a variety of ways.  We rely on the intuitive, sensory-motor parts of the brain to relate to someone...
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House Boats

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House boats are an amazing innovation, floating homes away from home in which we can relax in more free and open spaces than virtually anywhere on land. The best houseboat designs combine privacy and mobility, livability and functionality. From all-out portable yachts to mostly-immobile these boat-based houses may just make you green with envy (or that could be the sea sickness starting).
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U.Va.'s Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing

A sort of Holy Grail for physicists and information scientists is the quantum computer.
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Words and Pictures » Can technology save the planet?

Words and Pictures » Can technology save the planet? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
From the Weekend Australian - Are we courting disaster with our modern environment-bashing lifestyles? Can ingenuity rescue us? Elizabeth Walton reports, in this mid 1990′s prediction of whether technology can save the planet.
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Robotics experts team to create human-like hands

A new project is gathering Europe’s leading robotics experts to create hands that can learn fine manipulations and adapt to different manual tasks much like humans can.
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Women And Children First: Technology And Moral Panic

Women And Children First: Technology And Moral Panic | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Why did electricity and the mobile phone create moral panic, but the fountain pen and the fax machine entered our lives unremarked?
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Virtual Communities, Anonymity, and the Risks of Self-Disclosure

Virtual Communities, Anonymity, and the Risks of Self-Disclosure | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Negotiating privacy, personalization, anonymity to form online community...
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