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brucesterling:

*I’m Technology Review’s fiction editor for their annual science fiction issue.  And check out my list of contributors.

http://www.technologyreview.com/twelvetomorrows/14/

brucesterling:

*I’m Technology Review’s fiction editor for their annual science fiction issue.  And check out my list of contributors.

http://www.technologyreview.com/twelvetomorrows/14/

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fastcompany:

The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers.
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mostlysignssomeportents had this nailed

fastcompany:

The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers.

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mostlysignssomeportents had this nailed

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fastcompany:

"We chose the epic challenge of reaching Mars because epic challenges inspire us and motivate us."
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fastcompany:

"We chose the epic challenge of reaching Mars because epic challenges inspire us and motivate us."

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Open source plasmids: just add bacteria and reproduce at will

mostlysignssomeportents:

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John Schloendorn is distributing “open source” plasmids, giving away proteins that normally cost biotech startups thousands of dollars per milligram, ready to be inserted into bacteria and reproduced at will, without any royalties.

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dreamingofdisneymagic:

Happy 59th Birthday, Disneyland!

(Source: mickeyandcompany, via vintagedisneyparks)

theatlantic:

A Bionic, Mind-Controlled Arm, From the Inventor of the Segway

The Segway was supposed to change everything … until it became the preferred transportation of walking tours and shopping mall security. But now its inventor, Dean Kamen, is back with a new creation that might be slightly more revolutionary.
Enter the DEKA limb, the first FDA-approved robotic arm that’s powered by the wearer’s mind. Electrodes attached to the arm near the prosthesis detect muscle contraction, and those signals are then interpreted into specific movements by a computer, the FDA announced on Friday.
"The device is modular so that it can be fitted to people who’ve suffered any degree of limb loss, from an entire arm to a hand," Bloomberg Businessweek reported. ”Six ‘grip patterns’ allow wearers to drink a cup of water, hold a cordless drill or pick up a credit card or a grape, among other functions.”
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Which took, what?; Six years to get to market?

theatlantic:

A Bionic, Mind-Controlled Arm, From the Inventor of the Segway

The Segway was supposed to change everything … until it became the preferred transportation of walking tours and shopping mall security. But now its inventor, Dean Kamen, is back with a new creation that might be slightly more revolutionary.

Enter the DEKA limb, the first FDA-approved robotic arm that’s powered by the wearer’s mind. Electrodes attached to the arm near the prosthesis detect muscle contraction, and those signals are then interpreted into specific movements by a computer, the FDA announced on Friday.

"The device is modular so that it can be fitted to people who’ve suffered any degree of limb loss, from an entire arm to a hand," Bloomberg Businessweek reported. ”Six ‘grip patterns’ allow wearers to drink a cup of water, hold a cordless drill or pick up a credit card or a grape, among other functions.”

Read more. [Image: DARPA]

Which took, what?; Six years to get to market?

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