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De-schooling ideas in an institutional context

We need schools like these in Canada. This seems a very important approach to foster and facilitate innovation and creation…. Source: Pourquoi j’ai créé une école où les enfants font ce qu’ils veulent. | Ramïn Farhangi | TEDxSaclay    

Neuro-ergonomy as the next human right issue

Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.

Wireless Brain Sensor Could Unchain Neuroscience From Cables | MyScienceAcademy

Wireless Brain Sensor Could Unchain Neuroscience From Cables | MyScienceAcademy.

Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots — ScienceDaily

Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots. via Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots — ScienceDaily.

New technique for generating electricity — ScienceDaily

Read the full article at: New technique for generating electricity — ScienceDaily. Research scientists have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The new method can be used in harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations of the environment and converting it into electricity. Energy harvesters are needed, for example, in wireless self-powered sensors and medical … Continue reading

A giant leap to commercialization of polymer solar cell technology

May 6, 2013 — Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) demonstrated high-performance polymer solar cells (PSCs) with power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 8.92% which is the highest values reported to date for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles (NPs). via A giant leap to commercialization of polymer solar cell technology.

Sabbatical outcomes Part 1: New Media & Sensorial Literacy

Fingertip tingle enhances a surgeon’s sense of touch – tech – 10 August 2012 – New Scientist

OUR fingers are precision instruments, but there are plenty of things they are not sensitive enough to detect. Now we can augment their talents – using wearable electronic fingertips that provide tingling feedback about whatever we touch. John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and colleagues have designed a flexible circuit that can … Continue reading

Silk holds the key to devices that dissolve after use – health – 27 September 2012 – New Scientist

Wrapping something up in silk needn’t be just for the sake of achieving a luxurious look. Silk coatings may herald a new breed of electronics that melts away when no longer needed. This could lead to environmentally friendly devices, implants which break down naturally in the body, even self-destructing spy cameras. A collaboration between electronic … Continue reading

« Hello, Savants! [studio] Hello, Savants! [studio]

« Hello, Savants! [studio] Hello, Savants! [studio]. Hello, Savants! is an Amsterdam based collective of creative people with unique disabilities and unexpected talents. About a decade of life in the creative hub that is Amsterdam, they collected a baggage of international experience in commercial work and personal projects.