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Comment Re:So what. (Score 1) 204

Shoot me an email at tim(dot}blakely[at)gmail and I'd be happy to tell any information I have. Can't disclose too much on the internet, but email correspondence is fine.

About that "neural code" you're talking about... one of the long-term goals of Dr. Leuthardt - the lead neurosurgeon in our lab - is to find that code :)

Robo-Gecko Climbs Glass 143

galactic_grub writes "Researchers at Stanford have developed a robot that mimics the extraordinary climbing skills of the Gecko. These creatures can climb sheer surfaces thanks to the intermolecular forces exerted by millions of tiny hairs their feet, called setae. The robot, Stickybot, has polymer pads on its feed with synthetic setae. Check out the video of it climbing up a sheet of glass."

Beware Your Online Presence 677

Mz6 wrote to mention an article in the NY Daily News stating that an increasing number of employers are Googling their prospective employees during the interview/hiring process. From the article: "'A friend of mine posted a picture of me on My Space with my eyes half closed and a caption that suggests I've smoked something illegal,' says Kluttz. While the caption was a joke, Kluttz now wonders whether the past two employers she interviewed with thought it was so funny. Both expressed interest in hiring Kluttz, but at the 11th hour went with someone else."

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