Vol. 02: News from the Future
Tim O'Reilly reports on the labs, companies, and garage projects changing the way we live.
By Tim O'Reilly
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Korean roboticist Kim Jong-Hwan has developed "artificial chromosomes" he says will allow robots to feel lust.
UK researchers have developed a computer that was able to learn "rock, paper, scissors" by watching humans play the game.
A University of Minnesota team has constructed synthetic DNA that could be used to direct the assembly of computer circuits.
Some Lexus cars may be vulnerable to infection by a virus transmitted via Bluetooth from mobile phones.
New Orleans is experimenting with IP-based surveillance cameras on a wireless mesh network in high-crime areas.
A new service uses cellphone location to track how fast teens are driving, and sends alerts to parents.
California is entertaining proposals to require GPS in all cars so that it can tax miles driven rather than gasoline used.
HP just received a patent on a system that would broadcast an "image inhibitor" that would fuzz facial images captured by a digital camera.
The spread of GPS navigation systems is leading to the closure of lighthouses along the German coast.
Traffic near LA was snarled as thousands tried to get to a new-release event with the creators of World of Warcraft MMORPG.
Alaskan researchers create an artificial aurora they say might be useful for advertising messages on the night sky.
Researchers plan to hold an arm-wrestlying match between a human being and an artificial one made from electroactive polymers.
A Utah State University Professor plans RFID-equipped robots to guide blind people to products in the supermarket.
A group of amateur astronomers processed the raw images of Titan from the Huygens probe faster than the official space agencies.
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