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  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 23:13:16 -0700 (PDT)



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Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 07:55 AM.:

Cyborg-walkers stride towards robotics future <index.php?itemid=1374>
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Staff Reporter AFP | 03 August, 2009
Three Japanese cyborg look-alikes turned heads on busy Tokyo streets and
subway trains on Monday as they made their way to a robotics conference
on a hot summer's day - without breaking a sweat.
Two men and a woman, wearing what looked like white plastic exoskeletons
over black outfits, were testing - at a pace of 1.8km an hour - robotic
suits designed to give mobility to the injured and disabled.
"What on earth is it?" asked Hisako Ueda, 43, digital camera in hand, as
she and her 10-year-old daughter Ayaka gazed at the trio striding
through Akihabara district, a high-tech geeks' paradise also called
Electric Town.
Undeterred by the onlookers' stares, the three completed their
mechanically assisted trek by train, taxi and on foot from the suburb of
Tsukuba, 50km north of central Tokyo, to the robo-meeting.
One of the three robotics company employees, 32-year-old Takatoshi
Hisano, said the futuristic 11kg - which can detect and preempt its
user's movements - made the two-hour commute that much
"I'm not tired at all," he said with a smile when they arrived at the
building where the robotics industry meeting was about to start in a
fourth-floor room. "Let's take...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 06:54 AM.:

Palestinian report scathing of South Africa's relations with
Israel - by Safiyyah Surtee <index.php?itemid=1373>
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Originally published on Monday, 13 July 2009 10:13

by Safiyyah Surtee*
A report </images/documents/sa-israel-report-stw.pdf> published last
month by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign,
<> and endorsed by the Palestinian BDS
(Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions) National Committee
<>, is scathing of South African business -
including South African parastatals - for their relations with Israel.

Posted By Nimer Jaber to Nimer's Political Blog at 8/06/2009 12:12:00 AM

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