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Legged Squad Support Systems (LS3)
The LS3 program' goal is to develop a walking quadruped platform that will augment squads by carrying traditional and new equipment autonomously. These platforms will be capable of managing complex terrain where tactical vehicles are not able to go—lightening the load of Marines and Soldiers and increasing their combat capability. LS3 will carry 400 pounds or more of payload, and provide 24 hours of self-sustained capability over as much as 20 miles of maneuver ...See: http://www.darpa.mil/news/2009/LS3DARPA.pdf
'Intelligent' Tools Help Disabled
1.8 million people rely on walkers to get around, and 1.7 million people use a wheelchair. While mobility devices improve independence, navigating some spaces is still difficult. Now researchers are developing new intelligent walker that cater to the disabled people.... See:http://www.cbs42.com/content/health/story/Intelligent-Tools-Help-Disabled/VG8A2oe9_kKmNBzs62ToLw.cspx
Computer Simulations Can Be as Effective as Direct Observation at Teaching Students
A study found that people who used computer simulations to learn about moon phases understood the concepts just as well -- and in some cases better -- than did those who learned from collecting data from viewing the moon.... See: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100211151653.htm
Genetic code 2.0: Life gets a new operating system
A new way of using the genetic code has been created, allowing proteins to be made with properties that have never been seen in the natural world. The breakthrough could eventually lead to the creation of new or "improved" life forms incorporating these new materials into their tissue..... See: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18523-dna-20-a-new-operating-system-for-life-is-created.html
Pentagon Looks to Breed Immortal ‘Synthetic Organisms’
Darpa is looking to re-write the laws of evolution to the military’s advantage, creating “synthetic organisms” that can live forever — or can be killed with the flick of a molecular switch... See: http://www.unexplainable.net/Info-Theories/Darpa.shtml
Artificial Intelligence is already here, according to Artificial Intelligence Around Us (ISBN 978-1-58909-666-4), an intriguing and insightful new book just released by Bookstand Publishing.
"Artificial intelligence is already upon us," says author and researcher Dr. Yuri Iserlis. "It not just something coming in the distant future. Every day, we enjoy the fruits of the work being done in this field, yet we are hardly aware of it. In fact, AI systems are everywhere around us, and many of these we encounter on a routine basis in our daily lives. This book is intended to give the reader a better understanding what is currently going on around us, and why."
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