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Androids in Space

Continuing with the topic of privatized space exploration, some developers at Google have launched Android smartphones into space. Why, you might ask? Because they can. Seven payloads, with Nexus S’s as sensory modules, were sent into space on weather balloons. The data collected by the phones showed that the loads reached altitudes of over 30 […] Continue reading Continue reading

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What does it mean to be human?

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” The 1982 film Blade Runner is a science fiction classic for a reason. It is a stylishly made noir film that is not afraid to get philosophical. […] Continue reading

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