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Perhaps We Shouldn’t Teach Robots After All

We all know the story: humans create robots, robots overthrow humans. It’s a trope almost as old as science fiction itself, first appearing in Karel Capek’s 1920 play R.U.R. (the first work to use the word “robot”), and then in … Continue reading

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From Replicant to Replican

Given that it might be awhile before we have functioning nanofactories and molecular assemblers, what are we supposed to do if we simply can’t wait to replicate things? The answer involves an object most of you probably already own–a computer … Continue reading

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Eye Eye, Matey

Remember when Mom said she had eyes in the back of her head? She might not be speaking metaphorically. Scientists at Tufts University have found a way to develop cells into eyes. In a discovery reminiscent of Frankenstein (the movie, … Continue reading

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