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Memetic Engineering

Memetic engineering is a term concerned with the process of modifying held ideas and beliefs by exposing those who carry those beliefs to differing belief systems that question their existing set. Memetic engineering is basically the control, monitoring and managing of the flow and quality of information. It is essentially the dream of any marketer, or government official ? ultimately offering the potential for control of knowledge.

Internet based environments and the free-for-all social elements of virtual environments to a large degree counteract direct memetic engineering, although studies are ongoing at using the microcosm societies of virtual environments as petridishes for such idea engineering.

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For almost three decades, Roger Pressman's Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach has been the world's leading textbook in software engineering. The new seventh edition represents a major restructuring and update of previous editions, solidifying the book's position as the most comprehensive guide to this important subject.

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Biped Robots > Petman
The Petman robot, created by Boston Dynamics, is a possible successor to BigDog. Built using the same engineering principles, it is essentially a two-legged version of the go-anywhere workhorse.

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Engineering Everquest
A long and comprehensive piece about the MMORPG Everquest, the company behind it, and how this ageing behemoth is both staying fresh, and doing more to pressurise the growth of home computing power than anything else, for its 600,000 subscribers.

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What ACE means for VR
ACE, or Autonomous City Explorer, is an embodied robot system, a development of the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. However, we are not interested in its navigation achievements here. Instead, one of the new interaction methods ACE employs, is of interest for quite different applications.

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Fitting Prosthetics Snugly over Time
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig, Germany have developed a sensor system that fits into a prosthesis to analyse gait over time.

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Beginnings In Optogenetics
Optogenetics is a novel field. Half brain interface, half genetic engineering. None the less, it is starting to make inroads as a means of non invasive writing back to the brain.

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Open-Source, Multitouch Surface
At the start of May 2008, Engineers at Eyebeam, an engineering and design firm based in New York, created a scaled-down open-source version of Microsoft Surface, called Cubit.

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Artists 'draw on air' to create 3D illustrations
Slipping an slim line, lightweight stereoscopic HMD over your eyes; each of the two screens sending data to a different eye, giving the same angles in the virtual world as light takes to each eye in the physical. Holding a stylus in one hand, and a 3D pointer in the other. This is the set up for art work, heavy engineering design or model making with ?Drawing on Air?.


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July 14 - 17, 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

WORLDCOMP'08 - The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

WORLDCOMP'08 is the largest annual gathering of researc...

August 28th - September 1st 2012
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, USA

The 34th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society will take place at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San...

The British Science museum is exploring electronic noses, artificial retinas, and other artificial senses in an interactive exhibit lasting until 11 Oct 2007.

The series, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, explore...

May 17 – 20, 2012
Shanghai, China

The 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2012) will be held from May 17th to 20th, 2012 in Shanghai, China. iCBBE 2012 will bring together ...

(Press Release) Lightworks, supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, is pleased to announce that the Company will be taking part in this year’s Congress On the Future of Engineering Softwar...