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Diogenes
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Postby Diogenes » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:56 pm

Luzr wrote:
williatw wrote:I mean nuclear war would devastate the planet, this obviously restrains to some degree even our craziest leaders. But these killer machines could selectively target people, leaving infrastructure, property the evnvironment alone.


I am not quite sure how is that different from current status. Replace "killer machines" with "special forces" and the statement still holds true.



A machine can watch forever, waiting for you to stick your head out from behind an obstacle, and before you can pull it back, the machine will have already shot it off.

Extraordinary patience, speed and precision which no human can match.
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Postby DeltaV » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:05 am

Research wrests partial control of a memory

Scripps Research Institute scientists and their colleagues have successfully harnessed neurons in mouse brains, allowing them to at least partially control a specific memory. Though just an initial step, the researchers hope such work will eventually lead to better understanding of how memories form in the brain, and possibly even to ways to weaken harmful thoughts for those with conditions such as schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder.


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Postby Diogenes » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:03 pm

Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws


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Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website accessed in "real time", The Sunday Times reported.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/n ... -laws.html


Paging Doctor Orwell, Paging Doctor Orwell....
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Postby Skipjack » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:48 pm

Aprils fools joke?
I hope...

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Postby Diogenes » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:50 pm

Forget Kevlar! Liquid body armor hardens on impact





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When the force of the disturbance is large enough, the particles will then actually “lock” together. So when a bullet hits the material at speed, the liquid armor absorbs the impact energy and hardens extremely quickly.




Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/ ... z1rTpoCjff
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Postby DeltaV » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:21 am

http://www.ccm.udel.edu/STF/pubs1.html

But, the fluidic Terminator was (will be?) based on a different concept --
Collective pseudo-stigmergic model-referenced adaptive control of motile metalloid nanoblob sensing/processing/actuation units.

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Postby Diogenes » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:03 pm

DeltaV wrote:http://www.ccm.udel.edu/STF/pubs1.html

But, the fluidic Terminator was (will be?) based on a different concept --
Collective pseudo-stigmergic model-referenced adaptive control of motile metalloid nanoblob sensing/processing/actuation units.



*I* didn't make the comparison, I simply posted a reference to an article which did.

In my thinking, the linkage to the theme of this thread was based on the likelihood that this sort of armor would also be used to protect robot soldiers.

Even though they would be made of more durable stuff than humans, they still may occasionally catch a round that does damage. If you are sending them in to fight, it only makes sense to give them a lightweight and inexpensive armor system to minimize damage.

I am always looking to identify pieces or components that when put together will increase the functionality and efficiency of future human killing machines.
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Postby choff » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:09 am

Terminator isn't the only movie inspiring weapons designers.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology- ... 22297.html
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Postby choff » Mon May 07, 2012 7:27 am

Another movie inspired threat to humans.

http://tech.ca.msn.com/be-very-afraid-s ... kin-lasers
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Postby vernes » Mon May 07, 2012 12:54 pm

Would it help if we collected all these researchers and just dump em all in one big city called 'eureka'? :P

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Postby Diogenes » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:21 am


This robot will beat you at rock-paper-scissors 100 percent of the time



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By watching the image from a camera that can determine the position of your hand every millisecond, it is aware of your move the very moment you make it. And as soon as your hand starts to form that rock, the robot is giving you some paper to wrap it up. At the very end of the video, you can see the tiny delay between the human making a move and the robot reacting — but it happens so fast that you wouldn't notice except when shown in slow-motion.



http://www.futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/t ... ime-847446


Wait till they give it arms and legs. It will then beat you at everything.
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Postby Diogenes » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:00 pm

L.A. Cops Embrace Crime-Predicting Algorithm



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On patrol: A computer-generated “heat map,” left, shows predicted crime activity. This is translated into patrol instructions in the form of the red boxes on the map, right.



http://www.technologyreview.com/news/42 ... algorithm/
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Postby Diogenes » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:02 pm

Robot vision: Muscle-like action allows camera to mimic human eye movement


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Using piezoelectric materials, researchers have replicated the muscle motion of the human eye to control camera systems in a way designed to improve the operation of robots. This new muscle-like action could help make robotic tools safer and more effective for MRI-guided surgery and robotic rehabilitation.



http://phys.org/news/2012-07-robot-visi ... amera.html
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Postby DeltaV » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:16 am

Researchers devise a way to a create graphene transistor

And you thought they would have positronic brains...

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