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The Rising of the Robot Discovery Channel Science Documentaries 2015 #ROBOT


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BBC DOCUMENTARY 2015 | The Rising of the Robot Discovery Channel Science Documentaries 2015

Publicado el 14 jun. 2015

BBC DOCUMENTARY 2015 | The Rising of the Robot Discovery Channel Full Documentary HD 2015
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A robot is a mechanical or virtual artificial agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda’s Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY’s TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, and even microscopic nano robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own.

The branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,[2] as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing is robotics. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today’s robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. These robots have also created a newer branch of robotics: Soft robotics.

From the time of ancient civilization there have been many accounts of user-configurable automated devices and even automata resembling animals and humans, designed primarily as entertainment. As mechanical techniques developed through the Industrial age, there appeared more practical applications such as automated machines, remote-control and wireless remote-control.

The word ‘robot’ was first used to denote fictional humanoid in a 1921 play R.U.R. by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek. Electronics evolved into the driving force of development with the advent of the first electronic autonomous robots created by William Grey Walter in Bristol, England in 1948. The first digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954 and was named the Unimate. It was sold to General Motors in 1961 where it was used to lift pieces of hot metal from die casting machines at the Inland Fisher Guide Plant in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, New Jersey.[3]

Robots have replaced humans[4] in the assistance of performing those repetitive and dangerous tasks which humans prefer not to do, or are unable to do due to size limitations, or even those such as in outer space or at the bottom of the sea where humans could not survive the extreme environments.

There are concerns about the increasing use of robots and their role in society. Robots are blamed for rising unemployment as they replace workers in increasing numbers of functions.[5] The use of robots in military combat raises ethical concerns. The possibilities of robot autonomy and potential repercussions have been addressed in fiction and may be a realistic concern in the future.

 

SITmobile PLATFORM #spain


Publicado el 7 de oct. de 2013

Nuestra Plataforma multicanal te permite comunicarte con tus clientes de forma directa a su teléfono móvil vía SMS, Instant Messaging Message, Email y Push Notification (Push a la App). ¡¡Un gestor 360º para sus campañas de comunicación push!!

 

The Rise of the Securocrats


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Publicado el 14 de ene. de 2015

The South African government led by the ANC’s president, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, stands accused of having fallen under the sway of the securocrats. Who, or what, are they? Securocrats are officials located in the security establishment – the police, intelligence services or the military – that have the power to influence government policy in their favour.

 


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The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the murky world of espionage

Publicado el 14 de ene. de 2015
The South African government led by the ANC’s president, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, stands accused of having fallen under the sway of the securocrats. Who, or what, are they? Securocrats are officials located in the security establishment – the police, intelligence services or the military – that have the power to influence government policy in their favour.

Cellular Exploitation on a Global Scale: The Rise and Fall of the Control Protocol


Publicado el 11/8/2014

“Since the introduction of the smart phone, the issue of control has entered a new paradigm. Manufacturers and enterprises have claimed control over not just how your phone operates, but the software that is allowed to run on it. However, few people know that Service Providers have a hidden and pervasive level of control over your device. These hidden controls can be found in over 2 billion cellular devices worldwide. Organizations have been quietly deploying these controls in smart phones, feature phones, basebands, laptops, embedded M2M devices, and even certain cars. Someone with knowledge of these controls and the right techniques could potentially leverage them for cellular exploitation on a global scale.

We’ve reverse engineered embedded baseband and application space code. We’ve torn apart the Over-the-Air communications and implemented our own code to speak the relevant protocols. Layer by layer, we’ve deconstructed these hidden controls to learn how they work. While performing this work we’ve unearthed subtle flaws in how the communication is handled and implemented. After understanding these flaws, we’ve written proof-of-concept exploits to demonstrate the true risk this software presents to the end user.

In this presentation, we will discuss and disclose how Over-the-Air code execution can be obtained on the major cellular platforms and networks (GSM/CDMA/LTE). Including but not limited to Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Embedded M2M devices. You will come away from this talk armed with detailed insight into these hidden control mechanisms. We will also release open source tools to help assess and protect from the new threats this hidden attack surface presents. These tools will include the ability to dynamically test proprietary system applications and simulate different aspects of a cellular environment.”

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Saving Cyberspace by Jason Healey


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Publicado el 11/8/2014
“Imagine that twenty years after Johannes Gutenberg invented mechanical movable type, the Pope and the petty princes – in fact, anyone who tried hard enough – had the ability to determine exactly who was printing exactly what. Worrying about intellectual property theft, privacy or civil rights violations, had those concepts existed, would be missing the point.

The future of Europe, the future of humanity, would have been profoundly changed, not just for five years but five hundred. If people lost trust in the underlying communication medium, could there even have been a Renaissance or Enlightenment?

Unfortunately, the world is facing this dilemma today as it is possible, even likely, the Internet will not remain as resilient, free, secure, and as awesome, for future generations as it has been for ours. It is under grave threat from data breaches, theft of commercial secrets, the opportunity for widespread disruptive attacks and systemic failures, erection of sovereign borders, and mass surveillance.

The only truly goal for this new cyber strategy should be to give the defenders the high-ground advantage over attackers. This is just imaginable with a clever push for new technology, policy, and practice which is applied patiently, internationally, at scale, and with the private sector at the fore.

This talk will discuss these threats to the Internet and novel approaches to sidestep much of the current unproductive debate over privacy versus security.”

The Castor Project [ natural gas storage ] DOCUMENT by Hacksperger


The Castor Project is a submarine natural gas storage facility able to contain 1,3 Billion cubic meters of gas: 3 months consumption of the Spanish region of Valencia.






WEB: http://www.proyectocastor.com/

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Vuelven a pedir la paralización del Proyecto Castor

Ecologistas en Acción ya pedía su paralización en unas alegaciones presentadas contra el proyecto en octubre de 2008.
Antecedentes:
Después de que el proyecto CASTOR se presentara sin tiempo suficiente para estudiarlo dada su dimensión y obligando a presentar alegaciones deprisa y corriendo, incumpliendo la ley 27/2006 de acceso a la información ciudadana en materia ambiental, ahora hemos podido comprobar que tal como había advertido Ecologistas en Acción éste es un proyecto peligroso para las personas, que el Estudio de Impacto Ambiental del proyecto minimizó los riesgos derivados del mismo y que las valoraciones hechas no estuvieron acertadas.
Protección Civil de Cataluña (DGPC) ha advertido que no se puede descartar una “tendencia creciente” de la magnitud de los seísmos que se están produciendo los últimos días al sur de las Tierras del Ebro, a pesar de que no se han logrado niveles de intensidad susceptibles de producir daños.
Lo afirma en un comunicado en el que explica que los terremotos se están produciendo en una falla en el interior del mar ante la costa de Castelló.
Ante estos hechos Ecologistas en Acción quiere hacer saber a la opinión pública lo siguiente:
  1. A nuestro entender no hay ninguna duda sobre la relación entre la inyección de gas al almacenaje subterráneo del proyecte CASTOR y los terremotos que se han sucedido después.
  2. Este tipo de proyectos pone en peligro la vida de las personas, dadas las consecuencias que podemos observar de su ejecución pero también de la riqueza ambiental de la zona que se ve amenazada por su actividad.
  3. CASTOR tampoco ha tenido en cuenta el convenio internacional Aarhus que está firmado por el Estado español sobre participación ciudadana e investigación de consenso alrededor de un proyecto de estas características.
  4. El proyecto de almacenaje submarino de gas ha sido declarado por el estado español `de interés comunitario y de importancia nacional´, lo cual ha repercutido en un desprecio a la participación ciudadana en el periodo de exposición del proyecto y en una carencia de seguridad en su ejecución.
Por todo este conjunto de irregularidades en su tramitación y gestión y por las consecuencias que hemos podido ver, que ponen en peligro la vida de las personas y destruyen la riqueza ambiental y paisajística de la zona afectada, Ecologistas en Acción pide la paralización definitiva de este proyecto.
Así mismo, la organización se suma y quiere expresar su total apoyo a las movilizaciones y protestas ciudadanas que están teniendo lugar en las zonas afectadas y alertar sobre proyectos de similares características que se quieren desarrollar en Cataluña como es el proyecto Berlin previsto a les cavidades salinas del Bages, o como es la explotación de gas mediante la técnica de fractura hidráulica (fracking), por la peligrosidad demostrada que comporta la inyección de agua a presión o gas en estructuras del subsuelo.

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El colegio de geólogos relaciona el proyecto Castor con los seísmos de Tarragona y Castellón



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Luis Eugenio Suárez, presidente del Colegio Oficial de Geólogos de España ha asegurado en Radio 5 que “hay una relación clara entre el proyecto Castor de almacenamiento de gas y la serie importante de seísmos” que se han sucedido en Tarragona y Castellón desde el 13 de septiembre y que suman más de 300. Admite que hay una relación directa y habla de “sismicidad inducida”. También ha afirmado que le parece correcta la orden del Ministerio de Industria de suspender la actividad (01/10/13).
 

STRATEGIC NATURAL GAS STORAGE: Completion of construction and commissioning of the Castor project

In July of 2012, SENER completed construction and then commissioned the Castor project, a strategic natural gas (NG) storage plant in Vinaroz, Castellon (Spain), delivering the project on time. >From 2009 SENER worked in a turnkey consortium on the design, construction and commissioning of the project, which belongs to Escal UGS (a subsidiary of the Canadian multinational Eurogas) and the ACS group.
Castor can store gas from the national gas pipeline network in high-pressure periods (injection phase) and return it to the network when, due to an increase in demand or undersupply, network pressure is reduced (withdraw phase). It has a usable storage capacity of 1,300 Nm3, an injection capacity of 8 million Nm3/day and its withdraw capacity is 25 million Nm3/day. It is Spain’s largest offshore storage plant and has one of the largest onshore sweetening units in the world.
The project was delivered on time and on budget, and it also bears pointing out that the construction phase consisted of over 2,600,000 labor hours with an extremely low accident rate.
The Castor project’s design, construction and commissioning all adhered to the international quality standards typically followed in the industry, and was certified by Lloyds Register.
Project Chronology:
November 2006 to July 2008: SENER contributs to the conceptual and basic engineering and to the estimate for the investment costs.
March 2009: The EPC contract comes into effect and, as part of the construction consortium, SENER contributs to the building of the onshore plant and to the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the rest of the project.
March 2010: Construction of the onshore operations plant begins.
October 2010: The WellHead Platform (WHP) is installed and starts the drilling campaign.
November 2011: The Process, Utilities and Quarters platform (PUQ) is installed.
July 2012: The commissioning works are completed, the injection tests are conducted, and the client signs the provisional acceptance certificate for the project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
European Investment Bank welcomes first successful use of project bond credit enhancement and provides EUR 500m for Castor energy storage project in Spain
The first transaction under the Project Bond Credit Enhancement initiative has successfully taken place. Investment in the Castor underground gas storage project, that will provide storage for 30% of Spain’s daily gas consumption, was supported by the successful issue of the first European Investment Bank supported project bond. The EIB will provide a total of EUR 500 million for the project. The Castor project is being developed by ACS Group and Dundee Energy and the promoter is the Spanish Ministry of Industry.
The EUR 1.4 billion bond issue for the Castor project was supported by a EUR 200 million liquidity line under the Project Bond Credit Enhancement Initiative which allowed the project to achieve a credit rating more attractive to investors. The EIB will also purchase EUR 300 million of the bonds as an anchor investor. The issue was placed with a wide range of institutions from across Europe.
“Unlocking the support of institutional investors to provide long-term investment in European infrastructure is crucial for stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs. The European Investment Bank is committed to supporting investment essential for Europe’s future and congratulates Castor for successfully demonstrating how using project bond credit enhancement can enable increased support for long-term investment during challenging economic times. We expect the pilot phase of the joint EIB-European Commission project bond credit enhancement initiative to add a new dimension to the EU Bank’s contribution to infrastructure finance in Europe.” said European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer.
“Successful issue by Castor of the first project bond is a welcome sign of increasing support for long-term investment essential for sustainable growth in Europe. The project bond initiative is an innovative way to unlock private investment in infrastructure and a key element in helping to boost growth and jobs. The pilot phase is an important first step in view of the next EU financial framework, underlining the role of the EU budget as an engine for growth.” said European Commission Vice President Olli Rehn.
The Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative, a joint programme by the European Commission and the EIB is designed to stimulate capital market financing for infrastructure delivered under ‘project finance’ structures. The pilot phase will benefit from EUR 230 million from the EU budget and will focus on encouraging capital market investment worth more than EUR 4 billion for transport and energy investment. To benefit from credit enhancement during the pilot phase suitable projects will need to reach financial close between now and the end of 2016, provided that the EIB obtains financing approval by its Board before the end of 2014.
To date nine energy and transport projects eligible for Project Bond Credit Enhancement, in six EU countries, have been approved by the EIB Board. These include motorway projects in Belgium, Germany Slovakia, and the UK, grid connections to offshore wind farms in Germany and the UK, and as well as gas storage facilities in Italy. The Castor project is expected to be followed by additional project bonds later this year and in 2014. Under the project bond model bonds are issued by the project companies themselves, and not the EIB or the Member States. The role of the European Investment Bank is to provide credit enhancement through a subordinated instrument, either a loan or contingent facility, to support the senior debt issued by the project company.
Banco Santander has acted as Global Coordinator in the Castor transaction

Castor project VIDEO

 
                                                                   
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The Inter-Alpha Group of Banks was created in 1971 by six banks in the European Community to provide a platform for the regular exchange of ideas and to explore areas for cooperation between its member banks. The group is a non-hierarchical association and is maintained by mutual agreement with each bank retaining full autonomy and independence.
It was one of the banking clubs set up during the 1960s and 1970s when a number of european banks attempted to cooperate at an international level.[1]
Membership of the group has grown to eleven banks, representing 15 European countries:
  • Mauro GuillénThe Rise of Spanish Multinationals, European Business in the Global Economy

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Homeless versus Mansions 0011

Desde la Sombra: Inter-alpha. En busca del poder global (E5)

 
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LAWSUITS PILING UP AGAINST THE ELITE BANKING CARTEL

 
 
 

Desde la sombra: Espionaje total electrónico: Herramienta exclusiva de EE.UU. (E45)


EE.UU., una potencia que se considera “exclusiva” y extraterritorial. Un imperio que se como “centro omnipresente” con derechos de control total tanto en el exterior como dentro del país. En este episodio Daniel Estulin afirma que en épocas anteriores nunca hemos visto una agresión semejante a los derechos de las personas y a las normas democráticas en EE.UU.

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  • Daniel Estulin
  • Daniel Estulin es escritor, investigador y orador ruso. Hijo de padre científico y madre pianista, trabajó como agente de contraespionaje del Servicio Federal de Seguridad. Habla ruso, inglés y español.

US Mounted 231 Offensive Cyber-operations In 2011, Runs Worldwide Botnet


An anonymous reader sends this news from the Washington Post:”U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents [from Edward Snowden]. Additionally, under an extensive effort code-named GENIE, U.S. computer specialists break into foreign networks so that they can be put under surreptitious U.S. control. Budget documents say the $652 million project has placed ‘covert implants,’ sophisticated malware transmitted from far away, in computers, routers and firewalls on tens of thousands of machines every year, with plans to expand those numbers into the millions. … The implants that [an NSA group called Tailored Access Operations (TAO)] creates are intended to persist through software and equipment upgrades, to copy stored data, ‘harvest’ communications and tunnel into other connected networks. This year TAO is working on implants that “can identify select voice conversations of interest within a target network and exfiltrate select cuts,” or excerpts, according to one budget document. In some cases, a single compromised device opens the door to hundreds or thousands of others.”

via: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/08/31/2223212/us-mounted-231-offensive-cyber-operations-in-2011-runs-worldwide-botnet

DEF CON: The Documentary


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DEF CON is the world’s largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEF CON 20, a documentary crew was allowed full access to the event. The film follows the four days of the conference, the events and people (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEF CON’s success and unique experience. Written by Jason Scott

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Get involved with DEF CON:
https://forum.defcon.org/
https://www.defcon.org/

POSTER: https://www.defcon.org/images/defcon-21/defcon-21-receipt.pdf

https://defcon.org/html/defcon-21/dc-21-index.html

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Überwachungsstaat – Was ist das?


Was ist ein Überwachungsstaat?
Seit den Enthüllungen von Prism und Tempora, den Überwachungs-Programmen der USA und Großbritannien, hört man die Warnung vor einem Überwachungsstaat.
Doch, was hat es damit auf sich?

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Wenn du dich gegen Überwachung engagieren willst, nimm an einer dieser Petitionen teil:
http://www.stopsurveillance.org/
http://www.change.org/prism

Diese Animation zeigt die Gefahren von Überwachung auf, und erklärt, warum der oft gehörte Spruch “Wer nichts zu verbergen hat, hat auch nichts zu befürchten” ein großer Irrtum ist.

Weitere Themen aus dem Video: NSA, George Orwell und 1984, Big Brother, Vorratsdatenspeicherung und Geheimdienst

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FBI Taps Hacker Tactics to Spy on Suspects


Law-Enforcement Officials Expand Use of Tools Such as Spyware as People Under Investigation ‘Go Dark,’ Evading Wiretaps

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MOTOROLA Moto X by Google Factory


Motorola revela el primer teléfono de la era Google, el Moto X

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El Moto X pone menos énfasis en el control manual, en favor de sensores integrados y siempre activos para responder a la palabra, los gestos y el contexto.

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Moto X by Motorola

http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/home

http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/Moto-X/moto-x,en_US,pg.html

DOCUMENT: 2013 EEUU Data Protection #1984 #1776


http://ep00.epimg.net/descargables/2013/07/21/849c9e0486f3300b007ba7cd1c9b6412.pdf  USA

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http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_EDPS-13-4_en.htm

DOCUMENT : general data protection regulation #data #1984 #1776


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http://ep00.epimg.net/descargables/2013/07/21/d9d751c9b66cad403d4d2903c993cc63.pdf USA

REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/document/review2012/com_2012_11_en.pdf EUROPA

 

 

 

BRAIN POWER / MindUp – The Hawn Foundation


“Help shape the future by … giving children the gift of MindUP and educating their heart and mind.”

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