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How Are Brands Using Twitter For Marketing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Twitter recently celebrated its 8th birthday and, in that relatively short period of time, the platform has become an increasingly important marketing tool for brands and businesses of all shapes and sizes in almost every major industry across the globe.
But how are brands using Twitter effectively to promote their products and services, and what sorts of challenges are they facing?
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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance
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Robot can wear human faces, tell what you’re feeling

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Robots are becoming more and more mainstream, thanks to large tech companies like Googlejumping onto the robotics bandwagon. Combine that with improved artificial intelligence that can do everything from recognizing our faces to giving a TED talk, and it’s a certainty that humans will be interacting with robots regularly in the near future
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Video of the Day: Your brain, in real time

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If everything is going the way that it’s supposed to be going, the only pieces of your brain that you can actually see are the terminuses (termini?) of your optic nerves deep inside your eyeballs. And that’s probably for the best, because brains aren’t designed to be seen. Even if you somehow could see your brain, it wouldn’t look nearly as cool as this visualization of what’s going on inside, created by the Neuroscape Lab at UCSD.
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We can create 3D-printed mugshots solely from DNA

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Genetics and technology are quickly reaching a point where we could create fairly accurate images of faces based simply off DNA, according a study published on March 20.
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Today’s 3D printed eye cells could someday cure blindness

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Living, 3D printed retina cells could someday aid in curing many kinds of blindness.
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3D printing right into your spine could make you whole again

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Scientists at Cornell University, led by Dr. Lawrence J. Bonasser, are pioneering a spinal surgery that sounds like something straight out of science fiction. Utilizing 3D printing techniques loaded with stem cell-infused bio-ink, they aim to repair the degenerative spinal discs of 30 million ailing Americans
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MIT melds electronics and living cells into new ‘living materials’

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The concept of living electronics is one of the stranger rabbit holes sci-fi has taken us down. The idea that some component of your starship’s computer could one day be alive, in a biological sense, can cause a number of conflicting emotions. Some people might feel sorrow for the enslaved organism, while others think it only logical that we use nature’s adaptability and resilience to fuel our technological progress.
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