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The Robots Have Heartbeats

Articles in robotics, limbs, fake meat, stem cell disasters, supergerms, and of course, emoji.

[mic.com]

MIT Scientists Invented a Way to Attach an Extra Robotic Hand to Your Wrist

It's awesome! I might actually not swap my bio-arm out now if this tech gets better.
[getdango.com]

Teaching Robots to Feel: Emoji & Deep Learning

So this is basically an advert for an app but it's a damn fascinating one that talks about applying machine learning to learn how people use emoji. It even suggests that Kanye is the (goat). P.S.: I hope these emoji show up in your inbox!
[nytimes.com]

A Cautionary Tale of 'Stem Cell Tourism'

Desperate man gets injected with stem cells abroad for exploitative amounts of money; gains temporary mobility and then massive tumors that doctors don't know how to stop. OK, thanks, that's good to know, I won't try that one.
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MIDI Cyrus

MIDI Cyrus

Moses on a Motorbike reached out directly to share this fantastically glitchy music video featuring a wide array of techniques and a cool, alt-90s aesthetic. Give it a look!
[news.vice.com]

Ivan the Terminator: Russia Is Showing Off Its New Robot Soldier

No big deal, just a literal robot soldier hellbent on someone (potentially anyone's) destruction. Not scary at all. Everything is fine.
[theinertia.com]

Here’s a Company Growing Real Meat from Stem Cells

Apparently it's actually super tasty! This is definitely the future, if you ask me.