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World’s Smallest Horse Makes Me Wish I Could Give Birth to Horses

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Can you imagine the look of delight and joy on any mother’s face to see this little guy’s legs hanging out of you on the delivery table? I’ll tell you this much: I would be OVER THE FREAKING MOON to cradle the nubby glass bones of Einstein, the Smallest Horse...
World’s Smallest Horse Makes Me Wish I Could Give Birth to Horses
Bean leaves may hold answer to killing bloodsucking bedbugs

Mighty morphing hexapod bot is back, now rolls with the punches

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It's been awhile since we last saw Kåre Halvorsen's morphing hexapod ball-shaped bot, and in the interim it picked up some new tricks. Before, the MorpHex could only maneuver by scurrying around on its six legs, but now it can move around while still in spherical form. It works...
Mighty morphing hexapod bot is back, now rolls with the punches

Sent From My Phone, In Bed

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Our beds used to be finite. A limited range of activities took place there. We’d sleep, or try to, make love, eat, and maybe read a paperback. But we could only hide from the world for so long. The nagging puppet strings of our desire to learn and experience would...
Sent From My Phone, In Bed

Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

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Last week, the CloudStack controversy questioned whether there can be more than one open source cloud. Evan Prodromou, founder and CEO of StatusNet, says no, arguing that it's "going to be better for everyone" if there is a single contender for open source cloud computing thanks to network effects....
Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

Bionics users show pace of change

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Rock climbers tell DLD conference of how their bodies 'can go beyond what nature intended'Legendary explorer Reinhold Messner said he lost his enthusiasm for rock climbing and switched to mountain climbing after losing some of his toes to frostbite at 25. Hugh Herr, was also a well-known climber, but his...
Bionics users show pace of change

Will You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?, The Flowchart (SPOILER: No, No You Won't)

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This is a flowchart used to determine if you'll survive a zombie apocalypse. This is only a tiny piece of the thing though because it's giant so click THESE PINK WORDS to see the whole damn damndy damn. So? You're a goner aren't you? Well let me give you...
Will You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?, The Flowchart (SPOILER: No, No You Won't)
MorpHex robot can now walk and roll

Honda leasing Walking Assist devices to hospitals for rehabilitation

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Honda is finally letting its Walking Assist devices out of the laboratory and onto the legs of those who need them. The car maker is leasing 50 pairs (in medium and large sizes) out to hospitals in Japan that provide physical rehabilitation and therapy to people with lower limb...
Honda leasing Walking Assist devices to hospitals for rehabilitation

Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs

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While some mind-control technologies may not amount to much more than gimmicks, there's also plenty of serious research being done in the field -- particularly when it comes to artificial limbs. So far, the majority of that work has focused on robotic arms, but a team of researchers from...
Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs

X-RHex Lite robot grows a tail, always lands on its feet (video)

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By far the greatest challenge for robots with legs is staying upright when the going gets rough. A team at the University of Pennsylvania's Kod*lab has a hunch that we don't need extra smarts to make that happen -- just an extra appendage. The upgraded X-RHex Lite (XRL) carries...
X-RHex Lite robot grows a tail, always lands on its feet (video)

Will IBM and Google keep the tech rally going?

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more about "CNBC IBM Google", posted with vodpod On The Kudlow Report on CNBC, Jon Fortt discusses whether the tech rally still has legs....
Will IBM and Google keep the tech rally going?
DARPA's latest humanoid robot jumps and climbs with athletic precision

DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

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Biologically inspired designs are not a new thing in robotics, but the video embedded below is the first time I've ever seen something that looks like it's modeled on a family pet. Development of the Cheetah robot is being funded by DARPA, the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....
DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

So... Will Apple Hire Ron Johnson Back To Run Retail? (AAPL)

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Ron Johnson is out as JC Penney CEO, according to CNBC. Now everyone is making the same joke: Cool! He can go back to Apple. Johnson got the Penney job because Apple's retail stores were phenomenal successes. Since he left, Apple has struggled to replace him. It hired John Browett...
So... Will Apple Hire Ron Johnson Back To Run Retail? (AAPL)

Whoa: You might pay just a $1 for a daily gigabyte in 2020

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“By 2020 the average person will download one gigabyte of personalised data each day, and it will be delivered for less than $1 a day.” That’s a striking comment from Hossein Moiin, CTO of Nokia Siemens Networks. Not only does it speak to the enormous growth in our data needs through...
Whoa: You might pay just a $1 for a daily gigabyte in 2020

Lego Star Wars foosball table to cut epic battle short

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A few weeks ago in a galaxy far, far away, Rebel Troops and the Empire decided to put down their starships and fight out their epic battle like men, in a foosball game. Or, at least that is what I'm guessing is going on in this impressive Lego Star...
Lego Star Wars foosball table to cut epic battle short

With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs

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QuantiaMD, one of a growing number of companies attempting to build the LinkedIn for the medical community, today announced that it has raised $12 million in venture financing from Fuse Capital. The expansion round is the company’s largest raise to date and brings its total outside investment to $27 million....
With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs

NYT: Facebook Location Features Coming Next Month

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Facebook is finally going to enter the location game at this April’s f8 conference, according to a report this morning on the NYT’s Bits blog. And they’re looking to take Google head on. We’ve been hearing rumors about Facebook’s location features for a long time, but the buzz has picked...
NYT: Facebook Location Features Coming Next Month

Look, This Is What It Comes Down To

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The old press is still having the same conversation about the new press: objectivity! Here’s the latest by the L.A. Times, titled Are Silicon Valley tech bloggers truly objective? This can (and has) gone on and on and on. I argue that there’s no such thing as objectivity, and that...
Look, This Is What It Comes Down To
Just in Time for the Holidays, It's Sexy Easter Greetings

Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments

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OK, it’s no Three Wolf Moon t-shirt, but it’s still pretty funny. Following Mitt Romney’s comment about “binders full of women” at this week’s presidential debate, the customer review sections for various binders on Amazon.com have been filling up with hilarious comments. For example, see this Avery Durable View Binder or this Avery...
Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments
Neural interfacing research could hold key to better prosthetics

Nvidia launches a "sweet spot" GPU of its own

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Nvidia today fired the next salvo in the GPU arms race: The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. Nvidia and arch-rival AMD have decided that 30 frames per second at 1080p resolution is the gaming sweet spot, and so the GPU designers have set about beating each other over the...
Nvidia launches a "sweet spot" GPU of its own

Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

www.engadget.com
Those looking to tinker with humanoid robots aren't exactly lacking for options these days, but Cognitive Spring is taking a slightly different approach than most with its Arduino-based cSpring bipedal robot -- one of the semifinalists in the Insert Coin competition here at Expand. Rather than offering a readymade...
Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

Tim Dowling: open all hours

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What with the Guardian Open Weekend, Twitter and my banjo playing, I seem to be putting my flaws on increasingly public displayMany weeks ago, I agreed, on behalf of the middle-aged man band I'm in, to play a short set on a small stage at the Guardian Open Weekend. Like a far-off appointment to have a tooth pulled,...
Tim Dowling: open all hours

Exoskeleton Lets The Paralyzed Walk Again

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A research team at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Italy is working on a way to restore the ability to walk to those paralyzed from the waist down, according to New Scientist. To hold the person up and propel them forward, the team created an exoskeleton - a set of...
Exoskeleton Lets The Paralyzed Walk Again

There Is Already a Craigslist Missed Connection Post for a Citi Bike Rider

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The new Eastern Bloc. The much-ballyhooed Citi Bike sharing program launched yesterday and we already have our first romantic encounter! A post on Craigslist’s men seeking men Missed Connections section described a scene ripe out of a terrible gay indie movie. The man in question said he spotted another dude looking...
There Is Already a Craigslist Missed Connection Post for a Citi Bike Rider

Kwedit Has Legs – Repayment Rate above 33%

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Kwedit is one of the more promising alternate payment methods for social gaming and other virtual good sellers online. If you don’t have a credit card and don’t want to get into the offers/scamville stuff, you don’t have a lot of options. Kwedit allows you to make a promise to...
Kwedit Has Legs – Repayment Rate above 33%
US Navy's firefighting robot SAFFiR pictured for the first time
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