A floaty, yet robotic, musical feel to today’s news. (Is that the best you can do, Google? Sheesh!):
- Has the cause of Morgellon’s Disease been discovered?
- ‘Mysterious’ Baltic Sea object is a glacial deposit.
- Black hole ‘bonanza’.
- In flotsam news: Rhea egg found floating in the sea off Brighton Beach, boy strikes it rich with whale vomit find and (somewhat anti-climactically) potatoes wash up on the Isle of Man.
- Virtual tour of Maeshowe goes online.
- Temporary temples: an interpretation of the crop circle phenomenon as the art of making sacred spaces by Rupert Callender, author of the Natural Death Handbook.
- Astrophysicist uses Nine Inch Nails song to visualise data from outer space.
- Neolithic figures discovered near Jerusalem.
- The artificial volcano a German prince built in 1794 is once again active.
This week’s evidence of the coming robot revolution:
- Light-activated muscles could make robots move like real creatures.
- I, Robot. As science fact catches up with science fiction, what can the latter teach us about robot morality?
- Eye, Robot. Australians implant ‘world first’ bionic eye.
- Solar powered robotic sunfish grooves to the Grateful Dead (well, not really).
Quote of the Day:
There is something eminently human in the desire of impossible things.