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Tuesday 14 September 2010

The new social network, Diaspora, takes on the power of Facebook, promising to allow users to decide what content finds its way to your employer and what to your intimate friends.

Researchers in Switzerland have designed a project that aims to enable miniature robots to fly based on research gleaned from flies. The project called the Cyborg Fly builds on flies aerodynamic abilities and use of instability.

Colin Grant visits a digital art display in southern England which includes a black cube that seems to be able to permanently auction itself on eBay.

Gareth Mitchell talks the team behind a non-profit organization that aims to unite language teachers in the developing word with clients in the West offering lessons via Skype.


4 items
  • Diaspora vs Facebook

    The new social network Diaspora launches its challenge to Facebook.

  • Cyborg Fly

    Researchers harness the abilities of fly to perfect the flight of miniature robots.

  • Suspending Disbelief

    Colin Grant visits an exhibition where a black cube auctions itself permanently on eBay.

  • Learning by Skype

    Gareth Mitchell takes a French lesson via Skype with his teacher in Senegal.


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