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2012-12-13 11:27:56     Kenshiro robot has muscle and bones, is ready to stretch its way into your nightmares

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/12/kenshiro-robot/

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Add this to the list of terrifying robots we hope to nev ...

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2012-12-12 19:59:59     Frog-in-bucket-of-milk folklore leads to potential new antibiotics

http://phys.org/...-milk-folklore-potential-antibiotics.html

Frog-in-bucket-of-milk folklore leads to potential new a...
December 12, 2012
Frog-in-bucket-of-milk folklore leads to potential new a ...
Following up on an ancient Russian way of keeping milk f ...

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2012-12-12 11:23:09     Maps and Moralities, Blanks and Beasties | Elizabeth F. Churchill

http://elizabethchurchill.com/...lities-blanks-and-beasties/

I looked down at Jane, aka the voice of my TomTom XL1 na...
Completely empty.
We are nowhere.
Disturbingly precise, our nowhere was notated.
... 0mph 1:22pm 206 SW

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2012-12-11 06:50:21     UCLA doctors remove man's heart, replace it with total artificial heart / UCLA Newsroom

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/...removed-and-replaced-241430.aspx

Chad Washington
Chad Washington with total artificial heart and pump device
Imagine living without a heart. It is possible — if yo ...
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has performed its firs ...
... advanced technology small enough to fit in a backpac

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2012-12-10 20:08:27     Official Google Africa Blog: Understanding barriers to mobile Internet adoption in Kenya and Ghana

http://google-africa.blogspot.co.uk/...rriers-to-mobile.html

While mobile phones have become commonplace, mobile Inte... lagged. In 2011, for instance, mobile Internet adoption ... compared to 54% in Europe. We’ve been working to bette... nature and root causes of this dynamic. Earlier this yea... with iHub R

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2012-12-09 23:41:41     Netherlands Highways Will Glow in the Dark Starting Mid-2013 | Autopia | Wired.com

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/10/glowing-roads/

A smart-road design that features glow-in-the-dark tarma... weather indicators will be installed in the Netherlands ...

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2012-12-09 13:42:05     Temporary Tattoo Attaches Health Sensor to Your Body

http://mashable.com/2012/12/07/temporary-tattoo-sensor/

This type of tattoo won't disappoint your mom. A health-... can be attached to your arm with a temporary tattoo. The... "tattoo" hides medical sensors that monitor your skin's ... sensors can detect and relay information about metabolic... exertion to

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2012-12-09 13:39:27     Your Next Tattoo May Vibrate When You Get a Phone Call [VIDEO]

http://mashable.com/2012/03/20/nokia-vibrating-tattoo/

You've heard of setting your phone on vibrate, but how a...
Originally uncovered by Unwired View, the patent shows a ...
Vibrations could be customized depending on the person c ...
In addition to being attached to your body in fabric for ...
... n your

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2012-12-08 10:09:54     2012 Corruption Perceptions Index -- Results

http://www.transparency.org/cpi2012/results

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and ter... how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A co... territory’s score indicates the perceived level of pub... corruption on a scale of 0 - 100, where 0 means that a c... as highly c

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2012-12-07 19:49:43     Twitter Blackbird Pie | Themergency

http://themergency.com/plugins/twitter-blackbird-pie/

Add awesome looking embedded HTML representations of act... blog posts just by adding simple shortcodes. Please read... http://themergency.com/twitter-blackbrid-pie-wordpress-p... info and see a demo of the plugin in action at http://themergency.com/tw

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2012-12-07 08:24:04     Save Our Inboxes! Adopt the Email Charter!

http://emailcharter.org/

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2012-12-06 17:46:55     24 ways: Flashless Animation

http://24ways.org/2012/flashless-animation/

Sadly, animating with JavaScript was limiting and resour... initial foray into an infinitely looping background did ... in my CPU than amaze my friends (although it still looks...
Things are different now. CSS3 transitions and animation ...
In this pro

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2012-12-05 13:53:44     this isn't happiness™ (Fixer’s Manifesto), Peteski

http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/366137.../fixers-manifesto

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2012-12-04 12:57:09     Real-Time Rendering · Graphics Codex version 1.7 Released

http://www.realtimerendering.com/...ex-version-1-7-released/

This is a guest post from Morgan McGuire. His Graphics C... great thing for anyone who wants just about all graphics... algorithms at their fingertips. It's not a perfect venue... this is an extremely interesting alternative to books, s... constantly

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2012-12-04 08:44:56     Emptyage — Yes, I was hacked. Hard.

http://www.emptyage.com/post/286798.../yes-i-was-hacked-hard

So maybe you saw my Twitter going nuts tonight. Or you s... Twitter account blow up. Or you saw this in AllThingsD. ... DailyDot. Although embarrassing, Twitter was the least o... someone gained entry to my iCloud account, used it to re... devices, an

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2012-12-03 08:15:05     Here comes the first real alternative to iPhone and Android - Quartz

http://qz.com/...rst-real-alternative-to-iphone-and-android/

If you talk to enough people at the Finnish mobile start... point it occurs to you that the company it most resemble...
Sailfish, Jolla insists, will become a legitimate altern ...
“China… is the most dynamic smartphone market—it†...
Jolla canno

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2012-12-01 17:49:59     buechley - projects - sewing circuits

http://web.media.mit.edu/~leah/grad_.../sewing_circuits.html

[ From frame: http://web.media.mit.edu/~leah/.../sewing_circuits_text.html ]

Spring 2005-present. A collaborative project with Nwanua...
Each kit contains a patch of fabric, a fabric switch, LE ...
We have held several workshops in Colorado and in Europe ...
Click here for instructions on how to make your own elec ...
Also, Nwanu

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2012-12-01 17:46:20     Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/...ow_to_sketch_with_electronics.html?...

Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expens... until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools ... electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from T... Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a pape...
Leah Buechl

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2012-12-01 17:44:30     English words of Celtic origin - Everything2.com

http://everything2.com/title/English+words+of+Celtic+origin

When the Germanic tribes known as the Anglo-Saxons and t...
From Irish (Gaelic):
banshee - bean síth, "woman of the fairy mound"
bard - bard, a high rank of poet
... gull - gullan, "bird"

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2012-11-28 08:19:44     Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker | Indiegogo

http://www.indiegogo.com/misfitshine

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2012-11-27 10:20:53     Mining enthusiast creates his own replica in his garden (From The Northern Echo)

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/...n_replica_in_his_garden/

A MINING enthusiast has built his very own 150ft ironsto... his back garden.
John Wiggins has spent years making the perfect 19th cen ...
Despite being located just 15 feet underground, the mine ...

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2012-11-26 18:40:13     Brain-like chip outstrips normal computers - tech - 22 November 2012 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/...tstrips-normal-computers.html

Attempts to simulate the brain usually involve programmi... behave like groups of neurons. A new "neuromorphic" desi... recreate the brain's hardware, using analogue components...
The Spikey chip contains 400 "neurons", or printed circu ...
Spikey also

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2012-11-23 20:41:07     Designing Interactions

http://www.designinginteractions.com/interviews/BillGaver

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2012-11-23 09:52:03     xkcd: Heatmap

http://xkcd.com/1138/#

Heatmap

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2012-11-18 07:52:08     They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside | Danger Room | Wired.com

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/ff-the-manus.../all/

It was the fall of 1998, and Schaefer was about to leave... job in the linguistics department at Uppsala University,... Stockholm. Hock announced that he had a going-away prese...
She was a little surprised—a parting gift seemed an od ...
Schaefer op

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2012-11-17 08:08:54     Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part one • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/...rst_british_laptop_part_one/

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2012-11-15 23:41:10     First pressure-sensitive, self-healing material developed

http://www.gizmag.com/self-healing-pressure-sensit.../24969/

Our largest bodily organ is also one of the most remarka... our skin pressure sensitive, it is also able to efficien... provide a protective barrier between our insides and the... While we’ve covered synthetic materials that can repai... pressure se

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2012-11-15 08:06:41     Sometimes mob rule works | Article | The Punch

http://www.thepunch.com.au/arti.../sometimes-mob-rule-works/

Can we just stop for a second and appreciate that in gro... people want to be good, and moral and right? For a shini... moment, the internet was at its moral best.

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2012-11-09 17:33:39     Informatics Europe - Reports

http://informatics-europe.org/services/reports.html

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2012-11-07 09:17:44     'Pinch' connects multiple smartphones and tablets together to make a display | The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/...onized-display-link-interface-app

Not content with synchronizing your phones to make one g... Researchers at the Tokyo University of Technology have d... an interface that lets you connect multiple devices toge... giant disjointed display. Although the technology behind... remains a m

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