en attente de faire émerger une équipe New Skintight Spacesuit Design Unveiled July 17, 2007Can an engineer bring sexy backto the future? Dava Newman, a professor of astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, just might if her new space suit design makes it off the launching pad. Yesterday she unveiled the BioSuit, a skintight, next-generation space suit prototype that she and a team of researchers have spent seven years developing. The new suit, which Newman is modeling here, could make space exploration safer and easierand maybe a little more fashion forwardthanks to specially reinforced fabrics. Traditional space suits are too heavy and ungainly to meet the challenges of future space travel, which will likely require more mobility and greater comfort, Newman said. "It's a whole different ballgame when we go to the moon or Mars and we have to go back to walking and running or loping," she said in a press statement. "You can't do much bending of the arms or legs in that [old] type of suit."
Quand les robots s'invitent dans notre quotidien | Alastair HIMMER | Société En matière de robotique industrielle, aucun doute: le pays du Soleil levant fait la course en tête, mais certains savants songent en plus à des «créatures» qui, tels de parfaits «maîtres d'hôtel» ou «dames de compagnie», se mettraient au service d'une population vieillissante. Quelque 300 sociétés viennent d'ailleurs de se regrouper pour former un consortium afin de développer d'ici à 2020 une centaine de robots ultra-sophistiqués pensés comme des amis ou assistants. Quant au premier ministre Shinzo Abe, il veut carrément organiser en 2020 des Olympiades des robots, en parallèle aux JO humains à Tokyo. Le combat homme-robot n'est pas loin. «Les ordinateurs ont déjà surpassé les capacités humaines. Ishiguro y croit tellement qu'il a déjà créé son double, un androïde à son image. Pour créer son jumeau truffé d'électronique, le professeur Ishiguro a utilisé du caoutchouc et du silicone et a sacrifié de ses propres cheveux pour garnir le crâne de sa copie. Androïde de ménage
Pokemon Red Version (GB) FAQ/Walkthrough by Jr Pikachu Pokemon FAQ _____________ Version 1.0 (12/01/98) Written By: Jr Pikachu email@example.com Revisions: 1.2 Finished up the evolutions, FAQ finished! 1.1 Added more evolutions and put up a section on the 3 rare birds, also fixed some spelling errors 1.0 First version of the faq, most things up, will add more evolutions in the next revision _________ Contents _________ 1. Pokemon List and Evolutions 2. TM and HM List and Locations 3.
News and Events June 12, 2012 Corticaldb Announces Key Patent Issue for the Efficient Computational Simulation of Biological Neural Networks. SAN FRANCISCO (June 12, 2012) - Corticaldb, Inc (www.cortical.com), has been issued a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent Number 8,200,593 describes a Method for efficiently simulating the information processing of the Nervous System using a novel type of neural network, a Temporal Series Compressed Encoding Neural Network (TSCENN). Existing neural network techniques are either limited in their processing ability due to their use of simplistic models or unable to implement very large networks due to their use of complex biophysically realistic models. About Corticaldb, Inc Corticaldb Inc is building a new generation of exciting new applications based on the latest developments in neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Corticaldb, Corticalmap, CCortex, and Cortical Labs are trademarks of Corticaldb, Inc. August 9, 2010 June 25, 2009
ghost in the shell - fusion cerveau-machine Peter Principle An illustration visualizing the Peter principle The Peter Principle is a concept in management theory in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in his or her current role rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence." The principle is named after Laurence J. Overview The Peter Principle is a special case of a ubiquitous observation: Anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails. Peter suggests that "[i]n time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties" and that "work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence." Responses There are methods that organizations can use to mitigate the risk associated with the Peter Principle: Research
Existencialismo Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Existencialismo é um termo aplicado a uma escola de filósofos dos séculos XIX e XX que, apesar de possuir profundas diferenças em termos de doutrinas,   partilhavam a crença que o pensamento filosófico começa com o sujeito humano, não meramente o sujeito pensante, mas as suas ações, sentimentos e a vivência de um ser humano individual. No existencialismo, o ponto de partida do indivíduo é caracterizado pelo que se tem designado por "atitude existencial", ou uma sensação de desorientação e confusão face a um mundo aparentemente sem sentido e absurdo. Muitos existencialistas também viam as filosofias académicas e sistematizadas, no estilo e conteúdo, como sendo muito abstractas e longínquas das experiências humanas concretas.  Origens[editar | editar código-fonte] O rótulo foi aplicado retrospectivamente a outros filósofos para os quais a existência e, em particular, a existência humana eram tópicos filosóficos fundamentais.
Artificial Brains - The quest to build sentient machines armes militaires et civils 15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites Do you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? And in what pattern do people scan your website? There have been many eyetracking tests on this subject and I’ll give you 15 most useful facts you should know. The picture below shows 3 different websites and where people look on them. As you can see, the more people scroll down, the more they lose focus and start mainly scanning your website. Here are the 15 facts you should know on how people view websites. Text attracts more attention than pictures. There you go. Sources: BBC News | directcreative | GoogleBlog