Organic Bees not affected

Read this today, the mysterious Honey Bee die off not affecting organic honey bees. Quote from story "...and no one in the organic beekeeping world, including commercial beekeepers, is reporting colony collapse on this list. The problem with the big commercial guys is that they put pesticides in their hives to fumigate..." One more reason for being organic...
original article.

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Robots and War

This a nice Washington Post article about battlefield robots. A quote: "There wasn't a whole lot left of Scooby," Bogosh says. The biggest piece was its 3-by-3-by-4-inch head, containing its video camera. On the side had been painted "its battle list, its track record. This had been a really great robot." Saving lives and making connections with people when is it going to switch? another quote:


I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace."

And may there be peace... right now please.

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Happy 50th Helvetica

Just that.

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Robotic Architecture

Robot Architecture buildings that move and interact with users. "Robots as motion typologies", "looking at architecture motion as the next spectacle" interesting concepts. The movie Giant robot talks about this for a music venue. from studio Lynn at University of Applied Arts.

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