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Scientists build autonomous construction robots based on termites – TechSpot

TechSpotInspired by the incredible work ethic of termites, scientists from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have been working for the past four years to build autonomous …Researchers Develop Termites-Inspired Robots To Build Shelter On MarsThe AlmagestNow, robotic termites to build homes for youThe […]

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Robot army ‘to help alleviate future floods’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSelf-organising robots that mimic insect colonies have been shown off by computer scientists at Harvard University. The robot construction crews could in future be used to help alleviate flooding, building up walls of sandbags or as the construction crew of …Termites inspire robots that can build housesSydney Morning HeraldTermite-Inspired Robotic Construction Crew Is Biologically […]

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Termites Teach Robots a Thing or Two – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBio-inspired robots developed by Harvard researchers are the latest innovation in swarm intelligence, where large groups collaborate on projects. Eliza Grinnell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. CHICAGO—Inspired by termites, Harvard …Robotic termites build without a bossAFPWill your next home be built by robot termites?Christian Science MonitorRobot termites build complex structures with […]

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Robot termites build complex structures with amazingly simple rules – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesImagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They exist – they’re called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard University scientists have …Termites inspire robot buildersBBC NewsHow termite-inspired robots could build for usCNNTermite tactics show robots how to build without […]

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Termites inspire robot builders – BBC News

BBC NewsThe insects build impressive, metres-high structures even though they can follow only simple rules and have no knowledge of an overall plan. The Harvard researchers’ robot brick-layers do something similar, sensing just the immediate area and taking …Team Designs Tiny Robots That Can Build Like TermitesWall Street JournalHow termite-inspired robots could build for usCNNRobotic […]

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Team Designs Tiny Robots That Can Build Like Termites – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCHICAGO—Inspired by termites, Harvard University researchers have designed a construction crew of tiny robots able to build complicated structures without blueprints or outside intervention. The robots, which took four years to design, are the latest …Robotic termites may one day build houses, not destroy themWashington PostTermites inspire robot buildersBBC NewsRobotic termites build without […]

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Facebook at 10: Zuckerberg hails ‘incredible journey’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukToday marks 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard University. Since then, the site has grown to become a global social network with more 1.2 billion monthly active users. “It’s been an incredible journey so far, and …Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacyWashington PostHow we ruin social networks, Facebook specificallyArs […]

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The doings at Davos – Harvard Gazette

Harvard GazetteOn the global summit social calendar, the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is the glittering, invitation-only confab where titans of industry and political figures, such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Secretary of State John … …read more Source: Davos Forum News From Google

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Status update: 10 years in, Facebook still a force – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook on Tuesday celebrates 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room launch of the social network, a business now worth more than corporate centenarians General Motors and Ford Motor combined.Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than EverReutersPlease de-friend your ex: How people are using FacebookCNETTen Years In, These […]

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Helen Mirren twerks at Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Ceremony – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMiley Cyrus may have been dethroned as the twerking queen by Dame Helen Mirren. The 68-year-old star was honored at the Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Ceremony on Thursday and while playing a game of charades at the event she was …Helen Mirren can twerk better than youCNNHelen Mirren Tongues […]

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“Hot Or Not” Facebook Friend App Better Than Facemash; $1,000 Contest

The new “Hot Or Not” app for Facebook is really interesting, especially considering that Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly started that social network as something called “Facemash.” “Hot or Not” is really a far better variation of Facemash that really can be a useful time waster, or a window into what could be […]

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‘SNL’: Get to know upcoming Weekend Update host Colin Jost – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklySaturday Night Live’s “newest addition” isn’t actually a new addition at all. Colin Jost, named today as Seth Meyers’ imminent Weekend Update successor, has been writing for the sketch show since 2005 (shortly after he graduated from Harvard; …Colin Jost Named New SNL Weekend Update Co-AnchorHollywood Reporter‘SNL’ Announces Seth Meyers’ Weekend Update ReplacementNewsOK.comThings happened […]

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Harvard Press

Harvard PressI realized about an hour into “Catching Fire,” the new installment of the “Hunger Games” series, that I felt sick. The movie was actually making my stomach churn. Of course, I figured: the premise of the series—a dystopian future America where children are …Box office preview: ‘Frozen’ ready to cool down ‘Catching Fire’Entertainment Weekly‘Catching […]

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Nina Davuluri Wins Miss America: Racists Show Rampant Mental Illness

Nina Davuluri won the Miss America crown on Sunday, becoming the first Indian American to be so honored. That’s should be a cause of celebration, but in America’s complex society, so much so that it’s beyond the comprehension of many, some respond by being racist, and in the process show that the USA’s very march […]

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Wendy Davis 13-Hour Filibuster Blocks Texas Anti-Abortion Bill

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is a new political star for Democrats, after her successful 13-hour filibuster of a sweeping GOP anti-abortion bill. Thanks to the powerful voices of thousands of Texans, #SB5 is dead. An incredible victory for Texas women and those who love them. — Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) June 26, 2013 The bill, […]

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Ravens Release Fullback Vonta Leach

Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach tweeted this message Monday night: “Thank @Ravens organization for a great two years,” Leach tweeted. “I came here and did what we set out to do and that’s win the Super Bowl. My time here is up but what we accomplished, we will be forever linked. Thank the fans for […]

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Samantha Power, UN Ambassador: “Monster” Comment Was Right, At The Time

Samantha Power was, some time ago, it seems, one of this blogger’s favorite candidates to be what she has become: UN Ambassador replacing Susan Rice. What I’ve always liked about Ms. Power, from a distance, is a keen mix of fearless observation, rapier intellect, and incredible good looks. I’d also, long ago, wrote that she […]

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Jae Son, Inventor & President of GoSmart, At CES 2013

Jae Son, Harvard PhD in Robotics and the Inventor & President of GoSmart, will be at CES 2013 to talk about his products and inventions (Zennie62 coverage by Tout.com) GoSmart Stylus – the smoothest and most precise stylus for iPads, touchscreen tablets, smartphones and other devices. Made of ergonomically designed solid aluminum and a flexible […]

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Mitt Romney Must Show College Transcripts

Where are Gov. Mitt Romney’s college transcripts? For all of the questions about President Obama and his college transcripts, which are not sealed by the way, no one has asked to see Governor Mitt Romney’s college transcripts. Here’s where silliness ensues. Because it’s one thing to know that Romney graduated in a certain year, or […]

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Will Jeremy Lin (‘Friend’ of Barack Obama, Donald Trump) Be Ruined By Fame?

It was inevitable that Linsanity would morph into the celebrity stratosphere. Two weeks ago, Jeremy Lin was a nobody, practically the last man on the New York Knickerbockers’ roster, reportedly days away from getting released (again!) from his third National Basketball Association (NBA) team in less than two years as a professional, after starring at […]