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some recent finds

First things first,

This Binary Universe trailer (BT's new album--thank you twistor84), looks like a must-own:
http://www.bt-network.org/tbu_trailer.swf
http://www.bt-network.org/
33 days till Binary Universe release!

Japenese researcher creates an android clone of himself:

http://wired.com/news/technology/0,71426-0.html?tw=wn_index_3

New household humanoid robot that runs Linux (videos of robot in action included in links below):

http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS8377820601.html
http://www.kawada.co.jp/global/ams/hrp_2.html

video of a chimp playing Pac-Man

Good article on the latest generation of bionic prosthetics, including some cool pictures:

article
"Billed as the first knee with artificial intelligence, it combines up to 15 sensors, a processor, software and a memory chip to analyze the motion of the prosthetic and learn how to move accordingly" (note: neither of the pictures above are the Rheo knee, but you can find pictures of it amongst the ones in the link below)
more bionic prosthetics photos, plus a bit more info

The Doomsday Curve (I disagree with the anti-technology undertones in this, but I love the soundtrack... nicely done):
http://www.doomsdaycurve.com/

cool video of a DJ rewinding time

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ladycatherina
Jul. 26th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
I'm very glad to see more work done on intelligent, adaptable prosthetics - had a friend who used to play piano beautifully but lost function in his arms and legs after an accident. I know prosthetic limbs are for those who've lost a limb entirely, but I wonder if something along those lines could be created for paralyzed people, something movable and attached somewhere.
lars_larsen
Jul. 26th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
I, for one, accept our pac-man playing chimp masters.
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