Friday, August 15, 2008

"Plausible deniability"

So the US military have a new laser weapon with a 20 km range and the accuracy to pinpoint a vehicle's tyre to "disable' it safely. They also have a global network of spy satellites. Any bets on who will be the first victims of inexplicable tyre blowouts or sudden house fires?

Robots with rat neurons in their brain vats

I guess these count as cyborgs?

I love the idea that a "baby"neuron culture might need to be implanted in the robot and grow up with it to avoid being driven insane by sensory deprivation...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Keeping the pharmaceutical companies in business...

3/3 on antibiotics... but all at work/childcare today in our various states of disrepair.