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“Human and animal cells can be 3D printed into high-resolution tissue.”

Creating complex tissue using 3D-printer

Sat, August 19th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Singularity Archive, scientists at the University of Oxford can create complex tissue and cartilage using a 3D-printer designed for living tissue, without issues…


“That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think.”

Boston Dynamics shows off how far its robots have come

Fri, August 18th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this TED talk, Boston Dynamics' founder Marc Raibert demonstrates how far robots have come in handling their environment, while showing off SpotMini's abilities. That…


“Nobody is forcing the participants to stay, of course, but if they leave, they won’t be paid.”


Thu, August 17th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The Washington Post brings to attention marketing app Surkus,


“Eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car’s battery.”

When all cars are electric, gas stations will simply switch to selling you electrolyte

Wed, August 16th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Purdue University, a new system to instantly recharge the battery of an electric vehicle could be obtained without changing existing petroleum-based distribution centres,…


“This 160-step biochemical process is very well studied, and surprisingly inefficient.”

Improving photosynthesis by genetically engineering plants' metabolism

Tue, August 15th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With global warming and a growing global population, food production must increase by 50% by 2050. According to MIT's Technology Review, one way of doing…


“During this phase of decline, the US was likely to go through a phase of reactionary 'fascism'.”

Collapse of the U.S. predicted in 20 years

Mon, August 14th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Double-doctored, Nobel Prize-nominated professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University Johan Galtung is a futurist, who is predicting the decline of the…


“Our Internet handlers, not government, are using operant conditioning to modify our behaviour today.”

The internet has basically become one giant marketing tool designed to control people's built-in impulses

Sun, August 13th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

American psychologist B. F. Skinner considered free will an illusion and that all human behaviour is based simply on previous experiences — hence his experiments…


“We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos.”

We are all getting chipped, sooner or later

Sat, August 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

While USA Today notes that the chipping of employees at a Winsconsin company was more of a publicity stunt than anything else, associate professor of…


“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long.”

The death throws of the combustion engine are starting already

Fri, August 11th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit the combustion engine is “the mightiest motor in history,” The Economist notes that its end has already begun. With the cost of batteries plummeting,…


“After 78 years, the helicopter has been reinvented.”

A drone you can fly in

Thu, August 10th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

This under-$200,000 helicopter comes with 8 drone-style propellers, has a battery backup system in case the gasoline-powered generator fails, has a ballistic parachute, and allows…


“The algorithm chose; Max attended.”

Randomising your life to escape the filter bubble

Wed, August 9th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

This article on NPR looks at Max Hawkins, a techie who has algorythms randomly pick events for him: from which events to attend, where in…


“Within 30 years, half of humanity won't have a job. It could get ugly — there could be a revolution.”

Former Facebook executive warns that in 30 years half of us will be jobless, chaos and violence will follow

Tue, August 8th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Both Mashable and the Huffington Post bring to attention BBC's Secrets of Silicon Valley, where former Facebook executive Antonio Garcia Martinez warns that in 30…


Defacing Street Signs Can Send Self-Driving Cars Crashing

All it takes is some stickers

Mon, August 7th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Engadget notes that while car makers are worried about the possibility of car hacking, a paper from the University of Washington shows that simply by…


“It doesn’t matter what it is anymore, I just need a job.”

Thousands line-up for low-wage physically-demanding jobs at Amazon

Sun, August 6th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

While slavery is still a thing, and stores are closing at record levels, it may perhaps be no surprise that thousands of people lined up…


“An intentionally false representation of real life on social media.”

Insta Lie

Sat, August 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Fascinating short video by Ditch the Label on how we are living a life of lies with the extremely curated images we post on social…


“Selling nudes on the internet isn’t new.”

But you can use Patreon to make plenty of money doing it

Fri, August 4th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

TheVerge brings to attention a new trend by women who sell NSFW content via Patreon. While the concept of selling nudes online is not new,…


“'Daddy Finger' is basically the YouTube Kids anthem”

Why YouTube videos for kids are so weird

Thu, August 3rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

If you have kids and they watch YouTubeKids and have noticed just how many videos there are with Indian people singing Daddy Finger, playing with…


“Essentially it’s a Babel fish, though admittedly a rough draft of one.”

Real-time translation

Wed, August 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

TechCrunch looks at the WT2, a real-time translation tool that works in conjuction with your phone. Each person puts on an earpiece and the device…


“We can make aged cells younger.”

Researchers claim aging reversal in human cells

Tue, August 1st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Motherboard, Dr. John Cooke and his team from the Houston Methodist Research Institute claim in a paper published in the Journal of the…


The World's First All-Electric, All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Truck

Bollinger Motor's B1

Mon, July 31st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Mashable brings to attention the B1 by Bollinger Motors, a no-frills all electric all-wheel drive sports utility truck. The vehicle, which sports a very spartan…