Twitter Boot Camp – October 11, 2008

 Twitter Boot Camp - October 11, 2008

Going from zero to Twitter Master in one short morning

Over the past few months, Twitter has emerged as one of the hottest online tools of all time. But while Twitter serves well as a vibrant social network, its also serves as a legitimate business tool. People on Twitter use it to find people working on similar projects, doing similar work, or with common interests.

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Tiny Handlike Gripper Could Make It Easier For Doctors

Tiny Handlike Gripper Could Make It Easier For Doctors

A tiny gripper that responds to chemical triggers could be a new tool for surgery.

A tiny handlike gripper that can grasp tissue or cell samples could make it easier for doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery, such as biopsies. The tiny device curls its “fingers” around an object when triggered chemically, and it can be moved around remotely with a magnet.

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Robots, the Terror Tools of Future

Robots, the Terror Tools of Future

Killer robots could become the weapon of choice for militants, a British expert said on Wednesday. Noel Sharkey (above with robot), professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said he believed falling costs would soon make robots a realistic option for extremist groups.

Several countries and companies are developing the technology for robot weapons, with the US department of defense leading the way. More than 4,000 robots are deployed in Iraq.

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