News Index

Russian Style Gangnam Style

SKIBDI

#Music
Sat, November 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In what may soon become the next Gangnam Style viral music video, Little Big's SKIBDI is just as weird and addictive.

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“A fully 3d printed timepiece”

Chrolo

#Products
Fri, November 2nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Currently seeking your financial support on Kickstarter, Chrolo is a "multisensory kinetic timer" that with the use of a metal sphere can count down to…

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Frying Eggs with Magnets

Totally possible

#HowTo
Thu, November 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

K&J Magnetics explains how to cook an egg using magnets sitting on a spinning surface underneath an alluminium pan. Can spinning magnets fry an egg?…

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If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys

Marty's Matchbox Makeovers

#HowTo
Wed, October 31st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit these Matchbox models are the ones my dad would have played with, it's still entertaining to watch Marty giving them a makeover, turning them…

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“What's the difference if the simulation is so amazingly realistic?”

Matrioshka Brains: powerful computers the size of a solar system

#Science
Tue, October 30th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Big Think explains Matrioshka Brains, theoretical megastructures that could harness the power of stars: the ultimate computer. Here is how to build one if you…

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“Norway was recognized in 2016 as having the highest percentage of of electric cars car ownership in the world.”

What taxes and financial incentives from the Government can do

#Environment
Mon, October 29th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Inverse explains just how popular Tesla's are in Norway, a coutry dubbed the world's capital of the electric cars: 5.1% of all passenger vehicles in…

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“Go get yourself a hi-vis vest. And that's all you need to know about life.”

A high-visibility vest makes you invisible

#Life
Sun, October 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Fascinating article by Vice on how by making yourself stand-out makes you just as part of the background as anything else: you're there to work.…

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“Heavy multitaskers have reduced memory.”

Add to that the stresses of living in the 21st century and you are screwed

#Health
Sat, October 27th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to researchers at Stanford, people who engage with multiple types of media at the same time are the same ones that perform worse with…

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“We may be reaching the end of this amazing technological age.”

We May Be Entering a Dark Age of Technology

#Technology
Fri, October 26th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Noting enviromental causes, lack of sustainability, and migrant crisis Top Tenz looks at how we may have reached our technological peak before it even started…

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“Scientists recently discovered how to dramatically extend the worm’s lifespan.”

Human ageing could potentially be stalled

#Health
Thu, October 25th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Inverse, in a study published in the October issue of the journal Developmental Cell, researchers were able to extend the extremely short life…

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The Pocketable Chewable Reusable Spin-Dry Straw

Introducing CHEW

#Products
Wed, October 24th, 2018 07:00 by capnasty

The brain child of three Singapore-based Industrial Designers, the CHEW is the first eco-friendly reusable straw equipped with a chewable silicon tip and comes complete…

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The Paper Airplane Database

Fold'N Fly

#HowTo
Tue, October 23rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

A collection of paper airplanes you can fold from a simple dart all the way to an F-16. For when you need to attack the…

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“Companies like Google seem to have a dangerous disconnect from those of us in the world outside their confines.”

The citizens of San Francisco have had enough of the tech giants abusive behaviour

#Opinion
Mon, October 22nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Engadget has a fascinating opinion piece talking about the abusive, careless, and sometimes completely dangerous behaviour engaged by the tech giants all at the expense…

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“Bioinspired Polymeric Woods.”

Water and fire-resistant artificial wood

#Technology
Sun, October 21st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Scientific American, material chemists at the University of Science and Technology of China have developed artificial wood that is as strong as its…

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“The more employees are watched, the harder they try to avoid being watched.”

The Era of the Employer-Surveillance State

#Workplace
Sat, October 20th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to this article on The Atlantic, surveilled employees don't actually work better: they either find ways around the surveillance—causing more surveillance to be placed…

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“Social robots will be uniquely personal.”

Social robots will become members of the family

#Robots
Fri, October 19th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Not intended to replace humans but to be considered as "entities that enrich our lives" and enhance the human experience, social robots will become members…

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DIY Smartphone

MAKERphone

#Telephone
Thu, October 18th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Now seeking your financial support on Kickstarter, the MAKERphone is a kit for a DIY mobile phone that you can program yourself as you learn…

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“The prospects and future of AI.”

The Era of Artificial Intelligence

#Video
Wed, October 17th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video by NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman & CEO of Sinovation Ventures, gives a lecture on what the future of…

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“The robot age is nothing to be worried about.”

Automation will steal workers' wages

#Robots
Tue, October 16th, 2018 09:37 by capnasty

Albeit the World Bank is stating that the looming robot age is an opportunity and not a threat, The Guardian argues that not only will…

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“Long live the instant gratification economy—and the increasingly sophisticated technology that’s enabling it.”

Fully-automated fulfilment centres in city centres

#Robots
Mon, October 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit there are still a few humans involved in the process, Common Sense Robotics has worked out a way to create completely automated fulfilment centres…

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