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Fish-like flow sensing on underwater vehicles

Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli, Meghali Bora Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Jianmin Miao Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Michael Triantafyllou Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 February 2017

Advanced flow sensing abilities enable fish to perform complex hydrodynamic manoeuvres. Understanding these is key to constructing viable artificial sensors.

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Videogames and the Future of Ideological Warfare

Marcus Schulzke Department of Politics, University of York
Videogames have emerged as one of the preeminent domains of ideological warfare, forming part of the media strategies of both state military forces and violent non-state actors, including Islamic State. Dr Marcus Schulzke emphasizes the need to understand the role of videogames during times of conflict and their ability to control the narratives surrounding wars.

How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

Richard Stallman Free Software Foundation
We need to reduce the level of general surveillance, but how far? Where exactly is the maximum tolerable level of surveillance, which we must ensure is not exceeded?

Imagine a future dominated by brain emulation robots

Robin Hanson George Mason University
History took us from the age of foraging to the age of farming, will brain emulation technology now take us from the industrial era to the age of the "em" economy?

Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?

Chris Hankin & Andrew Burton Imperial College London
By 2020, it is predicted that networked devices, streaming information and connecting us globally, will exceed 50 billion. But will we be able to switch off, or maintain distinct identities in online and offline worlds?

The Digital Revolution: Why do you Google?

Andreas Ekström Sydsvenskan
14 May 2016

Is there really such a thing as an unbiased search result? While the majority of us rely on Google to provide us with unbiased information, the reality is very different. Behind every algorithm is always a person, a person with a set of personal beliefs that no code can ever completely eradicate. As such, the idea of the unbiased, clean search result is, and is likely to remain, a myth.

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Measuring Global Success

Michael Weatherburn Imperial College London
24 January 2016

Economic and development measures such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Total Factor Productivity (TFP) have been well-known to specialists in Britain and elsewhere for decades. Labour productivity is a core component of both measures, although perhaps it shouldn't be. We need to develop more sophisticated measures of social and economic activity in response to emerging economic and environmental challenges.

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