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new ascii symbol

(graphics)

kiss-kiss.jpgSymbols are often created to express oneself more simply and though limited communication channels. So why do not make an ascii version for a kiss (emoticon)? Instead of expression icons. The symbol presents two persons kissing seem from above. Can be made in many variables with different color lips, different color eyes etc. Emoticons are already

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MEMS microbots square off in Alaska

(hardware)

the mmc, a product of collaboration between the national institute of standards and technology (nist) and the ieee robotics and automation society to create the mobile microrobotics challenge, features seven teams competing with micron-scale robots on three tasks. in the two-millimeter dash, the robots will sprint down a track the size of a pinhead. in the second task, the robots will

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abiko house

(hardware)

homefinalsm.jpgAbiko house was original a classical Japanese house. Free standing with a garden. Build just after the second world war. With tatamis, shoojies, 2.40m height ceiling, dark, simple. Monique van Kerkhof and me modified the home to make it more open and let sunlight be our friend in many ways. We took out the ceiling and

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