Friday, December 31, 2004

Happy New Year

Don't feel much like celebrating tonight given the situation in South Asia. Rob Cockerham has compared the death count from the Tsunami to the deaths at the World Trade Center. Here are some videos of the tsunami.

Today's links:

Managing Care Through the Air

Growing old in a wireless world will mean not just keeping your body healthy but keeping it online.

The New and Improved SETI

SETI's Seth Shostak reveals the latest technology and techniques used in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Robots and Emotion: Tetchy the Turtle Meets Sonny and HAL

Affective Media is planning for a future in which it will be important that machines are able to understand the different states of their human colleagues.

Small Wonders

Nanotechnology will give humans greater control of matter at tiny scales. That is a good thing, says Natasha Loder

Is Mechanosynthesis Feasible?

The nanotechnology debate moves up a gear.

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