News Index

3D Printed $10,000 House

Ready in 12 to 24 hours

#Technology
Thu, March 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

BRG brings to attention a 3D printed house that costs a mere $10,000 and can be erected in under 24-hours. [...] the innovation isn’t in…

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“New green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world.”

China wants to dominate the global electric-vehicle industry

#Driving
Wed, March 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Bloomberg, China is diligently working in reducing pollution in its country and is doing so quite aggressively — already particle counts are lower…

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“Amazon Paid No Federal Taxes In 2017.”

Jimmy Dore explains how Amazon is screwing America

#Money
Tue, March 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

On the Jimmy Dore Show, a discussion on just how insidious Amazon can be. And with people having nothing to lose now that they are…

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“Engineers designed it to stop animals from eating farmers’ crops.”

Super Monster Wolf

#Robots
Mon, March 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

When you kill all the wolves and get overrun by deer and wild boar, you can rely on a robot to keep them from eating…

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“Clearly, no one is going to build weapons that have sufficient general intelligence to, for example, decide and execute a plan to take over the world.”

-- Stuart Russell

#Technology
Sun, March 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

On Science, Technology & the Future, professor of computer science at University of California discusses artificial intelligence. He's the guy behind Slaughterbots. Exclusive interview with…

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Monetizing Private Data for Personal Financial Gain

Nucleus Vision

#Money
Sat, March 10th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Aside from inviting uses to shop "offline," Nucleus' nCash Tokens are a way for a user to monetise their private data. Each time data is…

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“The ring box modernized.”

The RokShok

#Relationships
Fri, March 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

If sharing your proposal on social media is of your utmost priority in life, the RokShok phone case lets you propose and film her reaction…

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“A random generator of contestations, cold and impersonal.”

The Hater Box

#Art
Thu, March 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

This art installation by Parse/Error provides minimal words for maximum reaction, whether to inspire you or to insult you. By mixing many concepts, from the…

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“Traditional path to economic growth may close to all but a handful of developing countries.”

World Bank chief warns that automation will bring violence, conflict, extremism

#Robots
Wed, March 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to the New Statesman, the president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim warns that with the advent of automation, only a "handful of…

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“GMO foods are perfectly healthy.”

Bill Gates promoting GMO crops to sustain population of the future

#Food
Tue, March 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit studies determined there are "no significant hazards" in consuming GMO crops, they are still regarded as pariah. Bill Gates argues that the products are…

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“Contains all the same components as cow’s milk, [...] but doesn’t use any animals in its production process.”

Milk without the cows

#Food
Mon, March 5th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Cellular agriculture company Perfect Day has reportedly raised funds to commercialise animal-free dairy ingredients that taste like the real thing but require no animals to…

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“We will need a robust orbital infrastructure to serve as our beachhead.”

On orbital infrastructure

#Space
Sun, March 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Never disappointing, Isaac Arthur explains the orbital infrastructure needed for humanity to leave Earth and explore space, as well as to how to clean up…

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“The team used a modified Roomba with a jigsaw attached to cut lumber on a plank.”

Furniture making robot

#Robots
Sat, March 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Although these robots do not assemble the finished product for you, they allow for precision-cut wood that you can then assemble into furniture customised for…

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“Oil companies have known that burning fossil fuels impacts the climate.”

Money over environment

#Environment
Fri, March 2nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Here is a DW Documentary on the climate cover-up by big oil who knew that fossil fuels would have a detrimental effect on climate and…

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“Let's quit wasting billions of dollars on a failed, criminalized, stigmatized approach to drug use.”

Canadian federal party proposes decriminalization of all drugs

#Drugs
Thu, March 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to The Globe and Mail, the federal New Democratic party (NDP) passed a resolution to decriminalize all drugs, replacing punitive measures with prevention, education…

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“In another context, this could be read as something akin to torture or brainwashing. For Facebook, it was just business as usual.”

It is the end of reality and you should be terrified

#Internet
Wed, February 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

With researchers predicting how AI will be used for nefarious purposes, Facebook wrecking journalism at an alarming rate, the threat to democracy, the growing trend…

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“We're working on a menu.”

Starship's food delivery demonstration

#Robots
Tue, February 27th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video, Starship gives a demonstration of how its robots deliver food and, to be honest, I don't think we have to worry about…

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“Ride sharing is pulling from and not complementing public transportation.”

Studies discover Ride Sharing causes gridlock

#Driving
Mon, February 26th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to the Denver Posts, a variety of studies performed on ride sharing companies have discovered that not only are these companies stealing transit riders,…

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“Sharper forms of the problems with which we are already grappling.”

The future we are scared of is already here

#Technology
Sun, February 25th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit some argue that AI aren't the danger, it's how people use them that will be the problem (sounds familiar), Kenan Malik of The Guardian…

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"A cuckoo making an appearance every millennium."

The 10,000 year clock that ticks once a year

#Art
Sat, February 24th, 2018 11:59 by capnasty

Albeit I understand the artistic concept of "inspiring a more long-term view of the world and our place in it," the $42 million that went…

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