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At MIT, flowers as pharma factories

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MIT invents what amounts to the universal chemical factory…genetically engineered periwinkles: here.

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January 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm

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The technology appropriate to freedom

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Michel Bauwens has another great article.  This time on the future technologies of freedom: here.

Written by ryanlanham

January 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Wireless sensors leading to “smarter” buildings

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Wireless sensors for smart buildings

NRC (National Research Council Canada) has launched an ambitious multidisciplinary project to develop and link arrays of indoor environment sensors in order to help improve a building’s environmental health, energy efficiency and maintenance, as well as the general comfort of its occupants.

The previous link and quote comes from the wireless sensor networks blog: here.

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January 18, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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Kashklash…a new form of collaboration?

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Kashklash is an interesting idea about collaboration.  I’m not sure it’s new or not new.  Any ideas?

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January 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm

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Electronic Goldmine…for those who can’t stand not building their own robots, etc

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Find the store here.

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January 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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Controlling diseases with math

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ScienceDaily has an interesting discussion of collaboration between a mathematician and medical teams.

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January 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

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The future of battle robots

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Wilson Quarterly has an interesting article that futurizes (if that is a word) the coming robotic battlefield.  Perhaps the most interesting part is where robots are able to control and plan for combatants better than humans–robot officers.

HT Arts & Letters Daily

Written by ryanlanham

January 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

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