SETI bioastro: FW: KurzweilAI.net Daily Newsletter

From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Fri Jul 07 2006 - 07:34:43 PDT

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    >KURZWEILAI.NET NEWSLETTER
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    >In Memoriam: Push Singh (1972-2006)
    >James Hendler
    >07/06/2006
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    >Push Singh was a young MIT post doc
    >making important contributions to AI
    >with his Open Mind Common Sense
    >project, a Web-based approach to
    >acquire common sense knowledge from
    >the general public. He was also one
    >of KurzweilAI.net's big thinkers. He
    >will be missed by us, and by many
    >others.
    >http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/artRedirect.html?artID=678&m=25748
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    >Tweaking Genes in the Basement
    >Wired News July 6, 2006
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    >The Biotech Hobbyist collective, an
    >amateur biotech community, explores
    >homebrew biotech. Projects include
    >basic computation using a DNA
    >"computer." Tools for the project
    >include a $100 high school-science
    >education kit and some used lab...
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    >Catching Seizures Before They Occur
    >Technology Review July 6, 2006
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    >Researchers at MIT and Harvard are
    >preparing to carry out trials of a
    >new device for treating epilepsy. It
    >involves implanting a pacemaker-like
    >device in the patient's chest.
    >Connected to the device is an
    >electrode that wraps around the
    >vagus nerve. It uses powerful
    >electrical stimulations and can be
    >activated by the patient when a
    >seizure...
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    >'Smart' spacecraft makes its own
    >decisions
    >New York Times July 6, 2006
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    >AI will increasingly give
    >spacecraft the ability to think for
    >themselves. The AI group at NASA's
    >Jet Propulsion Laboratory wrote the
    >software that manages the schedule
    >of Earth Observing-1, a satellite
    >that looks for natural disasters
    >like volcanic eruptions, wildfires
    >and floods. It reprograms itself to
    >image these targets and provide
    >rapid...
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    >Make way for the terabyte laptop
    >drive
    >TechWorld July 5, 2006
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    >Seagate Technology Inc. plans to
    >increase disk capacity by 10 times
    >with new technology it has just
    >patented, meaning a computer hard
    >drive could soon be storing as much
    >as a terabyte of data. The
    >Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording
    >(HAMR) technology created by Seagate
    >includes nanotube-based lubrication
    >to allow the read/write head of a
    >disk to...
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