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Biomimicry in the real world

Apr 17, 2014 12:55 PM
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A couple of years ago, I visited the World Science Festival in New York and saw Festo’s robotic bird. It was amazing. I’ve seen things that looked more or less like a bird, and that flew, but clearly weren’t flying like a bird. … (translate)

Four short links: 17 April 2014

Apr 17, 2014 12:55 PM
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Playbook for Strategic Foresight & Innovation — MANY pages of framework and exercises. Good for what it is, but also as a model for how to disseminate your ideas and frame for the world to consume. Why I’m a Crabby … (translate)

Four short links: 16 April 2014

Apr 17, 2014 11:33 AM
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morris.js — pretty time-series line graphs. Open Source CT Scanner — all the awesome. Alan Kay’s Reading List — in case you’re wondering what to add to the pile beside your bed. (via Alex Dong) Foldscope — origami optical microscope, … (translate)

Disposable architecture?

Apr 17, 2014 11:33 AM
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I’ve noticed a number of faint signals recently pointing to a general shift in the speed of technology and the repercussions it’s having on the products we’re seeing come to market. This recent Tweet from Tom Scott got me really … (translate)

#IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans

Apr 16, 2014 11:32 AM
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Rod Smith of IBM and I had a call the other day to prepare for our onstage conversation at O’Reilly’s upcoming Solid Conference, and I was surprised to find how much we were in agreement about one idea: so many of the … (translate)

Announcing BioCoder issue 3

Apr 15, 2014 11:32 AM
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We’re excited about the third issue of BioCoder, O’Reilly’s newsletter about the revolution in biology and biotechnology. In the first article of our new issue, Ryan Bethencourt asks the question “What does Biotechnology Want?” Playing with Kevin Kelly’s ideas about how technological development drives … (translate)

Four short links: 15 April 2014

Apr 15, 2014 11:32 AM
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Funders Punish Open Access Dodgers (Nature) — US’s NIH and UK’s Wellcome Trust are withholding funding from academics who haven’t released their data despite it being a condition of past funding. It’s open access’s grab twist and pull move. Digitize … (translate)

Four short links: 14 April 2014

Apr 14, 2014 11:32 AM
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dategrep — print lines matching ranges of dates. Genius! Business Case Guidance in Agile Projects (gov.uk) — how the UK govt signs off on Agile projects, which normally governments have no clue over how to handle properly. Hyper Growth Done … (translate)

Distributed science

Apr 11, 2014 3:33 PM
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In my post on biohacking and bioterrorism, I briefly mentioned the possibility of vaccines and other treatments developed outside of institutional research. That may be far-fetched, and I certainly hope we’re never in a situation where DIY treatments are the only … (translate)

Security and the Internet of stuff in your life

Apr 11, 2014 3:33 PM
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Your computer is important. It has access to your Amazon account, probably your bank, your tax returns, and maybe even your medical records. It’s scary when it gets pwnd, and it gets pwned regularly because it’s essentially impossible to fully … (translate)

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