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1. Architect Zaha Hadid Dies at 65 Dame Zaha Hadid, widely considered one of the world’s greatest living architects, died at the age of 65 from a heart attack. Her sudden and shocking passing ends an award-winning career in which she produced...
DESIGN
Six Worthwhile "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Collaborations
With all the hype and excitement leading up to the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," it's no surprise several brands have jumped on the bandwagon (or, Millennium Falcon) and come up with some very playful collaborations. From bold tropical...
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CH25: Cynthia Breazeal
Cynthia Breazeal didn’t just invent a new robot, she invented the field of social robotics. Before Breazeal, robots were conceived of as brute-force laborers. Whether strong enough to lift what we can't, able to traverse dangerous terrain on earth...
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Cynthia Breazeal
If necessity is the mother of invention, why is the image of Western inventiveness a man bending the material world to his will? Cynthia Breazeal mothers her inventions another way. A pioneer of social robotics who literally wrote the book on the field...
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1. The Mexican Morrissey Although he’s known to many as the world’s greatest Morrissey impersonator, Jose Maldonado will admit he’s just another fan of the indie rock icon and former The Smiths lead singer. Maldonado spends his days patrolling the...
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Radical Interactive Design by The Workers
One of the UK’s most exciting art events last year only technically took place inside a gallery. In reality, Tate Britain’s “After Dark” played out on computer screens all across the globe. "After Dark" let website visitors take control of four robots...
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1. A Bionic Eye Restores a Man's Vision Minnesota native Allen Zderad has regained his vision almost 20 years—after he was diagnosed with an untreatable degenerative eye disease—10 years of which he spent nearly blind. The 68-year-old underwent...
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Robot Swarm at MoMath
They might be kept under the glass floor of a boxing ring-like installation, but that doesn't mean the robots within NYC's National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)'s new exhibition aren't friendly. In fact, they seek out interactions with each other...
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The ADA Project by Conrad Shawcross
In the darkness of an indoor car park in London’s Soho, a crowd of people is gathered around a dancing industrial robot. In front of it, soprano Teresa Duddy stands singing her heart out, willing the robot to fall in love with her, as it moves...
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Dyson's First Ever Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Intelligent, powerful and effective—these are the qualities customers look for in a robot vacuum cleaner for it to surpass novelty gadget level. After 16 years (and millions of dollars) spent in research and development, the just-announced Dyson...
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Cool Hunting Video: 27 Robots
Not unlike the laboratory of a mad scientist, Josue Maldonaldo's gadget-filled studio on the outskirts of Detroit is full of odd and fascinating creations. By day, Maldonaldo sculpts life-sized model cars for Ford, but by night, he creates his very...
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