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June 30th, 2015 No comments
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Digital Dark Age

June 28th, 2015 No comments

I have often wondered what would happen if a solar flare hit the earth now like it did in 1859 (see wikipedia “Solar Storm of 1859″). Since we are at the peak of the solar cycle, it might be a good time to take a look at the question. With everything stored by computer would we enter a digital dark age?

Well today on “On the Media” they talked about this issue and also the loss of historical digital information.

Take a listen:

On The Media Site

More on the Lunar Image Recovery Project HERE.

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Robotics News from IEEE Spectrum – 9 June 2015

June 18th, 2015 No comments
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Robotics News from IEEE Spectrum – 28 April 2015

June 18th, 2015 No comments
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Why Google’s Robot Personality Patent Is Not Good for Robotics – IEEE Spectrum

June 18th, 2015 No comments
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IEEE Spectrum Tech Alert – 26 March 2015

June 18th, 2015 No comments
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IEEE Spectrum Tech Alert – 19 March 2015

June 18th, 2015 No comments
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DARPA News

June 15th, 2015 No comments

The 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals took place last week. If you are not familiar with this challenge, it was based on experiences with the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan. During that event, people had to be sent in to high radiation areas to do work. The DARPA contest challenged teams to build a robot that could: Drive a car, Walk on rubble, Turn valves, Cut holes in walls, Climb stairs, connect hoses etc.

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Just on IEEE’s website alone there are 160+ article. Here is a LINK to an IEEE Search

More on the DARPA Robotics Challenge Website

There are so many videos that I can post them all but here are a few I liked:

Winner – Korea Team KAIST (Time Lapse):

Good General Overview:

Of course there had to be some “Fails” at the competition…..


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Article: SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

June 9th, 2015 No comments

SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

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Article: This Is Microsoft’s Big Secret Windows 10 Feature

June 4th, 2015 No comments

This Is Microsoft’s Big Secret Windows 10 Feature

http://flip.it/DXdjN

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