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Berkeley Bionics eLegs
The feel-good gadget story of the year, without a doubt, was a lightweight exoskeleton from Berkeley Bionics that can help paraplegics walk again.
At the company’s press conference, a person who’d been paraplegic for 18 years demonstrated the eLEGS by walking around onstage.
Her smile shows you everything you need to know about this remarkable invention.
You probably can’t buy one, as it will cost around $100,000. But it’s  the sort of thing that a hospital or physical therapy clinic might buy  to help people do rehabilitation exercises, which can be especially  beneficial for people who were recently injured. That’s because the  eLEGS can help them get started on load-bearing, upright, walking  exercises while they still have the muscle memory for walking.
The eLEGS exoskeleton is not the only such device: A company called ReWalk makes a similar, $100,000 gadget that appeared on Glee this month.
Hat Tip: WIRED

Berkeley Bionics eLegs

The feel-good gadget story of the year, without a doubt, was a lightweight exoskeleton from Berkeley Bionics that can help paraplegics walk again.

At the company’s press conference, a person who’d been paraplegic for 18 years demonstrated the eLEGS by walking around onstage.

Her smile shows you everything you need to know about this remarkable invention.

You probably can’t buy one, as it will cost around $100,000. But it’s the sort of thing that a hospital or physical therapy clinic might buy to help people do rehabilitation exercises, which can be especially beneficial for people who were recently injured. That’s because the eLEGS can help them get started on load-bearing, upright, walking exercises while they still have the muscle memory for walking.

The eLEGS exoskeleton is not the only such device: A company called ReWalk makes a similar, $100,000 gadget that appeared on Glee this month.

Hat Tip: WIRED

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unknownskywalker:

Why don’t people understand the urgency of colonizing other planets?
The human race could be wiped off the Earth’s surface at any moment — so why don’t people understand the urgency of colonizing space? In this excerpt from his book Reopening the Space Frontier, Professor John Hickman explains our foot-dragging.
Read the full article at io9.com

unknownskywalker:

Why don’t people understand the urgency of colonizing other planets?

The human race could be wiped off the Earth’s surface at any moment — so why don’t people understand the urgency of colonizing space? In this excerpt from his book Reopening the Space Frontier, Professor John Hickman explains our foot-dragging.

Read the full article at io9.com

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ahmedsalman:

Particle aggregation made using Sunflow, an open source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis.

ahmedsalman:

Particle aggregation made using Sunflow, an open source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis.

(Source: inthenoosphere)

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English will fade as a lingua-franca, but not because some other language will take its place … English will have no successor because none will be needed. Technology, Mr. Ostler believes, will fill the need.
The English language is doomed (to be usurped from its global ubiquity). (via utnereader)
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The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.
Mark Weiser, Situating Ubiquitous Computing in Everyday Life: Bridging the Social and Technical Divide (via spime, devilduck)
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One of the things our grandchildren will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real.
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Al Jazeera | The Riz Khan Show - Are we living in the end times

Is the world ignoring signs of the so-called “end times”? According to renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek, who has been called the “most dangerous philosopher in the West”, the capitalist system is pushing us all towards an apocalyptic doomsday. He points to the faltering economy, global warming and deteriorating ethnic relations as evidence.   

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A missile hits earth.

Don’t mess.

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Here’s an interesting (though not necessarily good) idea: The Saudi Biome is a project that endeavors to “bring the rainforest to  the desert” of Saudi Arabia. The massive domed city will contain a  hotel, residential units and retail space and will employ water  management and heat regulation systems. In addition, the project will  include hundreds of different species of trees and plants, water  features, an aquarium and a range renewable energy technologies.
Hat Tip: Inhabitat

Here’s an interesting (though not necessarily good) idea: The Saudi Biome is a project that endeavors to “bring the rainforest to the desert” of Saudi Arabia. The massive domed city will contain a hotel, residential units and retail space and will employ water management and heat regulation systems. In addition, the project will include hundreds of different species of trees and plants, water features, an aquarium and a range renewable energy technologies.

Hat Tip: Inhabitat

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