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Echography on the go

I guess you have experienced a ultrasound test in your life. It involves a laying on a bed with a doctor moving a probe over the part of your body to be monitored. The probe generates ultrasounds that penetrate under the skin and bounce back at different rate depending on …

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Meet a new hairdresser

I attended a presentation on advanced robotics. Now, if you think I looked at space robots or micro-robots that can perform autonomous surgery inside a human body you are mistaken. What I saw where robots able to carry out very simple things, like combing hair! Before you dismiss this as …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – VIII

8. The “softwarisation of knowledge Executable knowledge is both something that can be put into action by a person (hence the requirement to be understandable and applicable to the present situation) as well as something that can be executed by a machine. i.e. a piece of software. There is a significant …

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Cyber-wars

If there ever was a doubt war will be moving to the cyberspace now we can definitely say that it is happening. The news of the hack on the Viasat satellite an hour before the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been on newspapers and magazines for quite a while. Now …

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Aging clocks

We have always been fascinated by the fountain of youth and myths abound in many cultures. In spite none has been found so far, researchers have been, and are, at work to find ways to extend our life span, in the last decade trying to leverage on the possibility of …

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The truth and the hype of Quantum Computers

I am no expert in quantum computer, nor in quantum computing. I read a lot about both, I attended quite a number of meetings where quantum was discussed (including the ones at the IEEE Future Direction Committee where there is a Quantum Initiative), yet I remain uncertain about the real …

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Augmented Reality for wearable design

I stumble on this news, that actually is an old one, as I was looking for new application of Augmented Reality. It goes back a long way, to 2015, when it was presented at CHI, the Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems, I had the pleasure of hosting when …

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Human Machine Symbioses

MIT has just announced the establishment of a new research centre, the Lisa Yang Centre for Bionics,  focussing on the fusion of  human body and advanced technology aiming at overcoming disabilities. This includes use of exoskeletons and brain computer interfaces. The centre start with an initial funding of 24 M$ …

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This robot will check your vital signs

Boston Dynamics Spot robot looks like a dog (at least like a mechanical dog) and was designed to operate in a variety of complex environment, with complex meaning uneven pavement, cluttered with “stuff” (including people). This is pretty challenging for a robot, it requires both the awareness on what is …

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Kirigami in your gut

I guess most of you are familiar with Origami, the Japanese art-form of folding a sheet of paper to create simple up to amazingly complex shapes. Fewer are familiar with “kirigami” that brings origami e step forward by adding to the “folding” some cutting. MIT researchers got inspired by kirigami …

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