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Kapil Katyal, Senior Engineer Robotics & Autonomous Systems at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory demonstrates a robotic hand and arm that responds to brain impulses seen April 22, 2014 during a briefing on DARPA sponsored inventions at the Pentagon. In the version seen here, the robotic hand/arm(L) mimics his real hand(R) that is wearing a sensor glove. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) PAUL J. RICHARDS—AFP/Getty Images

Five Best Ideas of the Day: February 2

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1. Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job.

By Andy Baio in the Message

2. Cost-cutting is killing U.S. military innovation.

By Dan Steinbock in Project Syndicate

3. We should streamline the patchwork of state licenses and certifications required for many jobs.

By Adam Ozimek in Forbes

4. Focusing on responsiveness over efficiency can spur business breakthroughs.

By First Round Review

5. A new concept for a cheaper, lighter space telescope could reach 1,000 times the resolution of Hubble.

By the University of Colorado Boulder

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