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Covering robotics, politics, social activism, humanitarianism and the future.
Covering robotics, politics, social activism, humanitarianism and the future.

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Why women might be less likely to be given CPR, Marie Claire wants to know why Taylor Swift isn’t part of the Resistance, and Poland celebrates 99 years of Independence. #Poland #TaylorSwift #CPR
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Today on Make Robots Not War, a U-S company offers to implant microchips -- for its employees.

President Donald Trump sets the internet on fire with an announcement about transgender people serving in the U-S armed forces, and the Trump administration cracks down on one of the most vicious criminal gangs in the country.
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A number of so-called peer-reviewed journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper by "Lucas McGeorge"
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A Brief Aside on the Epistemology of Progressive Activism
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I am joined again by Jacob Santillan of Digital Heretic for a muti-faceted discussion on immigration.
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3D Systems prints 140 parts for P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle by Confederate Motors

As any designer will tell you, a design can only be as good as manufacturing realities allow it to be. It’s a problem that has often confronted exclusive motorcycle developers Confederate Motors, who build custom rides for prominent clients such as Tom Cruise and David Beckham. It’s exactly why the company recently teamed up with 3D Systems to develop complete assembly kits for their P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle, consisting of more than 140 different 3D printed parts. The final results perfectly captured the integrated aesthetic Confederate Motors was looking for, and they are already planning to 3D print more motorcycles in the near future.

From 3DSystems blog: http://www.3dsystems.com/learning-center/case-studies/confederate-motors-works-3d-systems-push-limits-motorcycle-design-and
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Equestrian Robots? Yes, please!
Nick Powers uses a LulzBot TAZ 5 to make a mechanical model of a horse in celebration for this years Kentucky Derby via Arrow.com
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Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First

In a robotic surgery breakthrough, a bot stitched up a pig’s small intestines using its own vision, tools, and intelligence to carry out the procedure. What’s more, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) did a better job on the operation than human surgeons who were given the same task.

STAR’s inventors don’t claim that robots can replace humans in the operating room anytime soon. Instead they see the accomplishment as a proof of concept—both for the specific technologies used and for the general concept of “supervised autonomy” in the OR.

Pediatric surgeon Peter Kim, one of the researchers, didn’t sound threatened when he spoke to reporters in a press call yesterday. “Even though we surgeons take pride in our craft at doing procedures, to have a machine that works with us to improve outcomes and safety would be a tremendous benefit,” he said.

#MedicalBreakthroughs #RoboticsSurgery

Link to original study: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/337/337ra64
Link to IEEE article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/robotics/medical-robots/autonomous-robot-surgeon-bests-human-surgeons-in-world-first
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We asked America to rethink high school and we still can't believe the response. Thank you to all the teams and participants who submitted their Super School ideas. #RethinkHighSchool at http://www.xqsuperschool.org
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