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NASA unveils 6-foot ‘superhero robot’ Valkyrie
Designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, this “female” robot could be the precursor to robo-astronauts that will help colonize Mars.
What if NASA’s Robonaut grew legs and indulged in steroids? The result might be close to what NASA has unveiled: Valkyrie is a humanoid machine billed as a “superhero robot.” Developed at the Johnson Space Center, Valkyrie is a 6.2-foot, 275-pound hulk designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). It will go toe to toe with the Terminator-like Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics in what’s shaping up to be an amazing modern-day duel. In an interesting twist, Valkyrie seems to be a girl. While officially genderless, “Valkyrie” (a nickname, since the official designation is R5) evokes the goddess-like females of Norse myth. (via NASA unveils 6-foot ‘superhero robot’ Valkyrie | Crave - CNET)
El futuro esta más cerca que parece…
El poder de Pinterest (Infografía) vía TreceBits
This British man lost hard drive with $7.5 million worth of bitcoins in it
In a bizarre incident, a man in the UK has been scouring every inch of a landfill looking for a…
Ten years ago the government built a totally private, anonymous network. Now it’s a haven for criminals
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A look at the future of data security,
“The last decade has been about sharing. The next decade will be about protecting.” - Dave Pell. (via On Data Horticulture - Big Think)
Buried inside System Preferences on your iOS device is a list of places you frequently go—with a surprisingly useful or creepy amount of data.
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Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.