Spark | May 12, 2013 | 53:59

Estrangement Online, Communication Tech and Identity, 3D Scanning and Copyright Law, and Unexpected Friend Suggestions

(Spark 217): Becca Bland on estrangement online. Michelle Parise on unexpected friend suggestions. Caro Rolando on communication tech and identity. Dan Misener on 3D scanning. Paul Banwatt on 3D scanning, printing and the law. Matt Mason on 3D piracy.

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Spark Social physics Mar 2, 2014 | 10:14In his new book, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread, Alex Pentland takes a mathematical approach to human behavior to better understand where good ideas come from, and how they spread.
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Spark Sciencescape Feb 23, 2014 | 9:06Now that most scientific journals are digital, it's become difficult to keep track of new research. In an attempt to solve this problem, Sam Molyneux created Sciencescape, which he describes as a kind of "Twitter for research papers."
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Spark Speech Donor (Sample) Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Rupal Patel is using speech donors to create individualized voices for those with speech disorders. Here is an example of the "old" voice a young girl uses now, followed by her speech donor, and then her new voice.
Spark - Robotic exoskeletonsFeb 16, 2014 | 8:06Spark Robotic exoskeletons Audio
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Spark 3D Printing and the Law (May 2013 Encore) May 10, 2013 | 7:30As 3D printing and scanning become more commonplace, will patent and copyright law be able to keep up? We'll do some futurecasting with technology lawyer Paul Banwatt.
Spark - Internet Linguistics with David Crystal (Full interview)May 28, 2013 | 19:20Spark Internet Linguistics with David Crystal (Full interview) Audio
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