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Massimiliano Zecca
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Passionate about research and education in robotics
Passionate about research and education in robotics

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Fast-paced Tokyo by night.
Guest star: @cele_world

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Well done, Yiannis! :-) 
Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a totally new way of designing and fabricating high frequency communications circuitry.

The funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to establish the SYMETA – SYnthesizing 3D METAmaterials for RF, microwave and THz applications – research programme. 

Current conventional printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly processes involve harsh chemicals, etching, high volumes of water and high temperatures. SYMETA’s aim is to employ metamaterial technology to construct the circuits and reduce significantly both the number of processes involved in the circuit manufacture and the components soldered onto the boards.

Metamaterials are engineered composite materials that have certain electromagnetic properties not normally found in nature, and can therefore be designed to create high frequency circuitry like that found in mobile phones.

SYMETA’s research has the potential for significant academic, economic, societal and environmental impacts.  With rapid advancements in the development of metamaterials the possibilities for innovative applications across many sectors are significant.  Industries that could benefit from the research include aviation, space, healthcare and the military.  Employing the advanced manufacturing techniques that the consortium will develop will also remove the need for the harsh chemicals typically used in the manufacture of traditional circuit boards, thereby offering significant environmental benefits.

The SYMETA team will be led by Professor Yiannis Vardaxoglou from Loughborough University. The other research partners include the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Sheffield and Queen Mary, University of London: http://t.co/yN4mS8K7LI
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I wonder if they come with a color option too ;-) 
3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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Very nice idea, Ross! Congratulations on your success
Congrats to Loughborough graduate Ross Weir, who has successfully crowdfunded his climate-controlled running gloves, 'Flux' by almost doubling his target! http://bit.ly/1IM1IxI
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Wonderful interpretation of Lose Yourself by Eminem with sign language. Great work, +Shelby Mitchusson ! 

https://youtu.be/fnAofkVHZOQ has been removed. Let's try with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qeXKqzYpHI

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Great teaching! 
This is how #math (and any class in general!) should be taught! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2SsIYEbCio Great Job, +Matthew Weathers!!!! 

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Well done +Loughborough University ! 
Loughborough University has risen to 2nd place overall in the Times Higher Education (THE) #StudentExperience Survey. In this year’s survey Loughborough’s facilities were rated the best in the country, with the University ranked number one in both the High Quality Facilities and Good Sports Facilities categories. http://bit.ly/1IMf6ha
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Are patents really useful?
I just read this article http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-software/why-googles-robot-personality-patent-is-not-good-for-robotics about a new patent granted to Google for "Methods and systems for robot personality development". 
Just one more proof that the patent office is not useful at all :-( 
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