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That Was The Week That Was

More gems from the interweb

Again this week the news has been dominated by the continued revelations at News International, so being a good former journalist – I’m leaving that to the Guardian. Instead here’s my run down of the non-telephone hacking related stories that caught my eye this week.

Robot round-up

There’s a great story in the New York Times about the drive to build a better robot and the DARPA initiative helping fund it

On a related theme, Boing Boing covered the story of the 16th Century Monkbot,an automaton ordered by the King of Spain. Seek out the Radiolab short documentary on this too – it’s excellent.

Sagan and some nuclear lunacy

Carl Sagan (yes that one) was involved (albeit on the fringe) of a plan to fire a nuclear missile at the moon

3-in-1 e-bike
Nice three-in-one electric bike on Gizmag – really don’t want the chain(s) coming off though…

Meeja news

Trailer for Sherlock Holmes 2:

While the BBC is about to offer Doctor Who episodes on Facebook
And finally
Like Studio Ghibli? Like Lego? This is probably for you then (via @twitchfilm)



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