technology

The Surrealist Practice of Twenty-First Century Populism

‘Surreal’ is a word that many increasingly reach for, a (hopelessly inadequate) description for the daily cavalcade of cataclysmic and bizarre events we’re confronted by....

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AI: More Than Human

A major new exhibition is an unprecedented survey of creative and scientific developments in artificial intelligence, and explores the evolution of the relationship between humans and technology....

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TRA: Slave to the Circadian Rhythm

Slave to the circadian rhythm: Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2018...

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Existential Sci-fi: I Feel Machine

If you enjoy a splash of life and warmth in your darkness, I Feel Machine might just be the collection of stories you've been waiting for. ...

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He’ll Be Back: Skynet One Step Closer to Reality…

X–ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but an MIT team has gotten us closer to seeing through walls. ...

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Good Boy: Fido Comes to the Rescue

ETH Zurich scientists have developed the smallest ever equipment for detecting people by smell, which could be used to create electronic rescue dogs....

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Armageddon: two daft leaders may find it difficult to push the button

eremy Corbyn, in a sensible moment, commented that he would not be willing to press the button that would unleash Britain’s nuclear forces – called a deterrent, so as not to upset the...

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‘Deep Mind’ AI As Advanced as a 4yr old!

The 'Deep Mind' team have developed an AI that can think 'like a four year old' will this be our making or undoing?...

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Lose Weight Without Exercise? Enter the Fat Conversion Patch

New patch aims to turn energy-storing fats into energy-burning fats ...

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Could Robotic Arms Become Thought-Controlled Limbs?

Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds ...

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Will Humanity Succumb to Origami-Powered Soft Robots?

Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers ...

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Electric Cars, Perpetual Motion and the Home Energy Mobius Strip

Energy from electric cars could power our lives - but only if we improve the system ...

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Don’t Throw Stones! Inside the Smart Solar Greenhouse

Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow healthy crops ...

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Self-Crashing Cars: Tweaking the Glitches on Transport’s Future

First white-box testing model finds thousands of errors in self-driving cars ...

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Sculpting Noise for Better Electronics

Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement ...

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Can a Tablet Teach Kids to Juggle?

Tablets can teach kids to solve physical puzzles ...

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Faster Video, An End To Buffering, More Cats!

CSAIL's machine-learning system enables smoother streaming that can better adapt to different network conditions....

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3D Movies at Home, Without Glasses!

CSAIL system converts 3-D movies into a more TV-friendly format...

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Drones, or a Big Dumb Wall? Autonomous Border-Surveillance

ngineers at the University of Arizona are designing an autonomous border-surveillance system that can collect, assess and act on data in real time...

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Would You Trust a Car to Make an Ethical Decision?

Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do ...

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Hugh Broughton Architects (Interview)

Great buildings embrace their environment, even in the Antarctic permafrost...

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Rejection, Dismay, Heinous Feels: The Tragic Fallout of Being Phubbed

Ironically, people 'phone snubbed' by others often turn to phones or social media for acceptance...

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Hard, hard, hard… chewy: Glassy Carbon

New form of carbon that's hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber ...

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Better Ways to Harness Wind Power

It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind ...

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3-D Printed Bionic Skin for Touchy Feely Robots

3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch ...

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Guess Which Parts of the Brain Were Used for Stone Age Tech

Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have 'musical' ties ...

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Snap Your Shiny Suspenders for Sustainable Rubber

Findings by Delaware scientists could transform the multi-billion-dollar plastics and rubber industries...

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In Car Cow Avoidance Systems GO!

Automated cow avoidance for cars on Indian roads...

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Pop Music: Whatever Happened to the Intro

Short attention spans inspire intros that are 4 times shorter, study finds...

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When Life Hands You Oranges…. Water Purification With Peel

Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new absorbent material made from fruit peels ...

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