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Cobotics

 

https://robotics.cio...2473-cid-1.html

 

(CIO Review) Cobotics, the term used for‘Collaborative Robotics’ is an emerging technology trend where in human beings and robots come together to do tasks in synchronization to bring the best of both the worlds. 


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Firenado

 

https://www.bbc.com/...the-netherlands

 

Introduction:

(BBC) Beach bonfire sparks 'firenados'

 

Revellers watched on as multiple fires broke out in the resort of Scheveningen, in the Netherlands.

 

The bonfire, which was made from wooden pallets, was lit in an annual competition with neighbouring Duindorp.


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Can Government Legislate How We Use Language?

 

This is a continuation from an article also linked in The Future of Food  thread.

 

You Can Now Be Fined and Jailed for Calling This “Meat”

 

https://www.motherjo...ling-this-meat/

 

Extract:

(Mother Jones) ... Missouri, where legis­lators enacted a new statute to limit how companies use the word “meat” on food labels or in advertisements.

 

The law’s no joke: You can receive a $2,000 fine and spend up to a year in jail for using the word to describe something that’s “not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry.” (It’s unclear whether the law applies to the use of words like “burger” or “sausage” as well.)

 

A few months after the measure was signed in June, free-speech advocates and vegans teamed up to fight it: With help from the American Civil Liber­ties Union, Tofurky and the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that advocates fake meat, sued Missouri for violating the First Amendment.

 

 

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Hawaiian-language experts make their mark on the Solar System

 

https://www.nature.c...586-019-00098-w

 

Introduction:

 

(Nature) ‘Oumuamua is best known as the interstellar visitor that flew through the Solar System in 2017, a cosmic rock on a temporary visit from deep space. But it is also blazing a trail in connecting Hawaiian Indigenous culture with modern astronomy.

 

In the Hawaiian language, ‘Oumuamua means “a messenger from afar arriving first”, a reference to its scout-like nature. Astronomers and the public adopted the name quickly. Now, the experts who came up with it are developing names for other celestial objects discovered using Hawaii’s world-class telescopes.

 

The team includes experts in Hawaiian culture and astronomy. It hopes to strengthen the links between the Hawaiian language, which has gone from nearly extinct to a vibrant source of cultural identity, and astronomical findings with ties to the island chain. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), which approves official celestial names, is considering two more Hawaiian-language submissions from the project, which describe two unusual asteroids.

 

“A name isn’t just something by which we call something or someone,” says Ka’iu Kimura, executive director of the ‘Imiloa astronomy and cultural-education centre in Hilo, Hawaii, where the effort is based. “A name provides identity and gives insight.” She unveiled the project on 7 January at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington.

 

What’s in a name

 

The effort is called A Hua He Inoa, a Hawaiian phrase that references the practice of calling forth a name. It is not directly related to the ongoing controversy over building a next-generation observatory, the Thirty Meter Telescope, atop the Mauna Kea mountain on Hawaii’s Big Island. But it does try to address the decades-long dispute over whether astronomers have properly developed and managed observatories on Mauna Kea and other peaks that are sacred to Native Hawaiians.


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Unnecessariat

 

http://www.scenariom...-unnecessariat/

 

Introduction:

(Scenario) In a recent blog post, ‘Anne Amnesia’ sparked a discussion about an emerging subsection of society in the United States, made up of those people who have been left behind in the race towards the future. She names this group the ‘Unnecessariat’.

 

The Unnecessariat’s loose membership can be found predominantly spread across the rural U.S. but its membership is bound not by geography, but by a shared hopelessness, an apathy, and a feeling of having become unnecessary to an economy which no longer values nor demands low-skilled labour.

 

Importantly for this discussion paper, Anne argues that the conceptual birth of the Unnecessariat is closely linked to the very real and growing death of its membership through opioid addiction, overdose and suicide.


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Why "taxation" is neither "theft" nor "slavery":

https://www.currenta...eft-nor-slavery

But people will try to invent new names for it, or warp the meaning of "theft" and "slavery" beyond all recognition in service of an agenda.

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Optogenetics & Sonogenetics

 

http://blogs.discove...es-genes-cells/

 

Introduction:

(Discover) Most parents’ first glimpse of their children comes in ultrasound images taken months before birth. But ultrasound could soon offer much more than prenatal portraits. In the past few years, researchers have opened a new door for ultrasound, developing techniques that harness the familiar, safe and noninvasive sound waves to control genes, alter brain function and deliver drugs to targets with millimeter precision.

 

The advance of what’s being termed sonogenetics offers a new twist on one of biology’s biggest recent successes. For about a decade, biologists have been able to control genes and nerve cells by activating light-sensitive proteins with laser light. The technique, known as optogenetics, has transformed the field of neuroscience, and its use is spreading to many other branches of biology.

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Focused beams of ultrasound can reach deep into the brain to deliver drugs or gene therapies to targeted areas with millimeter precision. 

(Credit: Knowable Magazine)


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Here is a slant that is a little different, yet still fits the theme of this thread.

 

Engineer Invents Gloves That Turn Sign Language into Audible Speech

 

https://www.blackbus...OSlOvvpqZ8hxlgA

 

Introduction:

(BlackBusiness.com) Roy Allela, a 25-year old engineer and inventor from Kenya, has found the ultimate solution to bridging the communication barrier between deaf and hearing people. He has invented the Sign-IO gloves that can translate signed hand movements to audible speech so deaf people can "talk" even to those who don't understand sign language.

 
The Sign-IO gloves feature sensors mounted on each of the five fingers to determine its movements, including how much a finger is bent. The gloves are connected via Bluetooth to an Android app that Allela also invented which uses a text-to-speech function to convert the gestures to vocal speech.

Allela was inspired to create the gloves because he and his family struggled to communicate with his 6-year-old niece who was born deaf. "My niece wears the gloves, pairs them to her phone or mine, then starts signing and I'm able to understand what she's saying. Like all sign language users, she's very good at lip reading, so she doesn't need me to sign back," he said in an interview with The Guardian.

The young inventor, who also works for Intel and teaches data science at Oxford University, first launched the gloves at a special needs school in rural Migori county, south-west Kenya. He aims for it to be available in every school for special needs children to assist as many deaf or hearing-impaired children as possible.

The Sign-IO gloves are currently still in the prototype phase of development but it has already received awards and prize money which helped him further improve the invention. It has been the 2018 grand winner of the "Hardware Trailblazer Award" from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) global finals in New York and a second runner-up at the Royal Academy of Engineering Leaders in Innovation Fellowship in London.

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Xenobot

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenobot

 

(Wikipedia) Xenobots, named after the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), are self-healing microbots that are designed and programmed by a computer (an evolutionary algorithm) and built from the ground up using biological cells.[1] A xenobot is a biological machine under 1 millimeter (0.039 inches) wide, small enough to travel inside human bodies. They are made of skin cells and heart cellsstem cells harvested from frog embryos.[2][3] University of Vermont & Tufts University scientists have created this living machine that one day might safely deliver drugs inside the human body—and pave the way for understanding how to form organs for regenerative medicine.[4][5]

 

Xenobots can walk and swim, survive for weeks without food and work together in groups, can heal on their own and keep working.[6]

 

This came to my attention as a result of an article that Starspawn0 cited in the AI and Robotics  thread.  I subsequently came across that very same scientific article. Here is a link:

 

https://www.pnas.org...837117.full.pdf

 

There was also an article in The New York Times which makes reference to the cited article:

 

https://www.nytimes....gs-xenopus.html


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Pseudonymization

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...seudonymization

 

 

Pseudonymization is a data management and de-identification procedure by which personally identifiable information fields within a data record are replaced by one or more artificial identifiers, or pseudonyms. A single pseudonym for each replaced field or collection of replaced fields makes the data record less identifiable while remaining suitable for data analysis and data processing

 

Pseudonymization (or pseudonymisation) can be one way to comply with the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation demands for secure data storage of personal information.[1] Pseudonymized data can be restored to its original state with the addition of information which then allows individuals to be re-identified, while anonymized data can never be restored to its original state.[2]

 

Effective as of May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines pseudonymization for the very first time at the EU level in Article 4(5). Under Article 4(5) definitional requirements, data is pseudonymized if it cannot be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of separately kept "additional information.” 

 

Example in usage:

 

Specifically it (the European Commission)  writes that these bodies should apply what it calls “appropriate safeguards” — listing pseudonymization, aggregation, encryption and decentralization as examples of best practice. 

 

From: 

https://techcrunch.c...itizens-rights/


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Spintronics

 

https://www.nature.c...586-020-01099-w

 

(Nature) A promising technology for the next generation of computers is spintronics, a type of electronics that depends on the spin — the intrinsic angular momentum — of electrons, rather than their charge. 


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Biomimetic

 

 

adjective
BIOCHEMISTRY
 
Relating to or denoting synthetic methods which mimic biochemical processes.
 
 
 
In reading the Wikipedia citation, I note that this word has been around since the 1950s.  Since I only recently came across it and because it relates to developing technology, I decided to put it in this thread rather than in the History of Language thread.

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Toucan Raise Three Million Dollars to Teach You New Languages as You Browse the Web

 

https://techcrunch.c...toucan-funding/

 

Introduction:

(TechCrunch) Toucan has developed a Chrome browser extension designed for anyone who wants to learn a new language but hasn’t found the motivation or the time.

 

Once installed, the extension scans the text of any (English-language) website you’re visiting and will automatically translate some of the words into the language that you’re trying to learn. If you mouse over the word, you’ll see original English word. Think of it as a browser-based version of language flashcards.

 

The startup was founded by CEO Taylor Nieman, CTO Shaun Merritt and CPO Brandon Dietz. Today, it’s announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding led by GSV Ventures,  with participation from Amplifyher Ventures, Wonder Ventures, Golden Ventures, Halogen Ventures, Vitalize Ventures and strategic angel investors.

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Image Credit: Toucan


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