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Sep 20


A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them John Biggs, techcrunch.com
Robots need love, too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch-force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved and in love. Okay, not really. But now Baxter, a…

A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them
John Biggs, techcrunch.com

Robots need love, too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch-force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved and in love. Okay, not really. But now Baxter, a…

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“What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.” — Victor Hugo (via inthenoosphere)

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centuriespast:

LOMBARDO, AntonioContest between Minerva and Neptunec. 1508Marble, 83 x 107 cmThe Hermitage, St. Petersburg

centuriespast:

LOMBARDO, Antonio
Contest between Minerva and Neptune
c. 1508
Marble, 83 x 107 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

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more beautiful Kurama….god damn it he’s such a poser! 

more beautiful Kurama….god damn it he’s such a poser! 

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‘I will not commit you to fighting another ground war in Iraq’ – Pres. Obama to U.S. troops -

(Source: nbcnightlynews)

UNGA 69: Why the UN Matters More Than Ever

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September 22 marks the opening of sixty-ninth United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Week in New York.  World leaders and representatives from 194 countries will come together to work on an agenda packed with burning issues: foreign terrorist fighters, Ebola, climate change, and much more.

Incredible things can happen at UNGA — diplomacy often breaks out in uncommon and unanticipated ways, and the convening gravity of the United Nations gives Manhattan a decidedly multilateral tilt every September.  In his speech earlier this year at West Point, the President discussed at some length his vision of American foreign policy leadership — leadership that would not shrink from challenges to U.S. interests, but would also seek to seize and employ opportunities for collective action when such a path offered the best chance for realizing U.S. goals. 

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(Source: blogs.state.gov)