Articles tagged national geographic

10 Aug 2011 // 2:25 AM

Making Robots Human

From childcare provider to chef, roboticists have big plans for their human-like machines, which raises the question: How human is too human?

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An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson

Thanks to this book, a friend greeted me with an earnest handshake, and I remarked that the handshake developed in England several hundred years ago as a means for people to demonstrate that they were not holding weapons.

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24 Oct 2008 // 1:02 PM

Inside New Orleans High

Disappointments abound in Inside New Orleans High. But hopes are also unstoppable.

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9 Aug 2007 // 4:51 AM

In the car, I’m a total National Public Radio junkie. Despite pretty regular on-air prodding, though, it’s rare that I visit the NPR

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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