News Index

Wearable Collaborative Robot

Fusion by Embodied Media

#Robots
Thu, September 6th, 2018 09:41 by capnasty

Called Fusion, this is a wearable robot that sports an extra set of arms allowing a remote operator to collaborate with the user. They should…

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“For one reason or another, they couldn’t pluck up the courage to quit.”

Start-up EXIT will quit your job for you

#Workplace
Wed, September 5th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Japan Times reports on a new start-up called EXIT that will help you quit your job in a country where quitting is frowned upon. Niino…

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“Technology companies must include not just data privacy, but protections of our humanity.”

Tech giants need to self-regulate or risk catastrophe

#Health
Tue, September 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

On Quillette, Tanveer Ahmed explains the importance for tech giants to not just protect users' data and but to stop exploiting our lizard brain to…

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“Obayashi envisages a space elevator using six oval-shaped cars.”

Space elevator experiments begin

#Space
Mon, September 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Electronics Weekly, Japan Will be testing the space elevator concept by having two satellites connected to the ISS by a steel cable. The…

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“People think of time travel as something as fiction. [...] But, mathematically, it is possible.”

Mathematicians come up with the TARDIS

#Science
Sun, September 2nd, 2018 07:00 by capnasty

According to Science Alert, physicists claim that while the materials needed to create a machine capable of travelling back and forth in time have yet…

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“These new types of sails, known as 'rotor sails' rely on a physics principle called the Magnus Effect.”

Sails are making a comeback

#Technology
Sat, September 1st, 2018 08:00 by capnasty

Taking advantage of the Magnus Effect, Norsepower has developed a new type of sail that looks more like a spinning cilinder than what one would…

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“The synergy between biotechnology and artificial intelligence is going to revolutionize everything around us.”

Making cancer as harmless as the common cold

#Health
Fri, August 31st, 2018 09:00 by capnasty

In this Big Think presentation, American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science Michio Kaku looks at the fourth wave of scientific innovation in which…

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“A plastic count that is equivalent to 250 pieces of debris for every human in the world.”

The Ocean Cleanup to launch on September 8th

#Environment
Thu, August 30th, 2018 08:00 by capnasty

In less than two weeks, the world's most ambitious ocean clean-up project will launch, with the goal of having a plastic free ocean by the…

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“A robot whose sole purpose in life is to fold your laundry.”

Laundry folding robot

#Robots
Wed, August 29th, 2018 08:00 by capnasty

Albeit an early prototype, Foldimate is a device that for just under $1,000, will fold your laundry. It doesn't wash or iron and you have…

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“A startup that transformed a vacant Las Vegas industrial property into a center for hydroponic farming.”

Organic vertical farm in Las Vegas aiming for 450,000 kg of produce a year

#Food
Tue, August 28th, 2018 07:00 by capnasty

Business Insider reports that vertical farming start-up Oasis Biotech has achieved a significantly reduced environmental cost and accelerated growth process for their produce, and their…

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“The paper is a scary look at Google’s pervasive reach into our lives.”

Android devices call home 90 times per hour

#GoogleWorldDomination
Mon, August 27th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Back to College, researchers from the Vandebilt University published a paper showing just how often an Android device will report back to Google.…

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“We need a new literacy for the digital age.”

Skimming is the new normal

#Health
Sun, August 26th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to The Guardian there is a neurological change taking place where the ability of the brain to read is drastically changing bringing along some…

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“The internet is the root of multiple woes, from increasing political polarization to the mass diffusion of misinformation.”

Where the Internet went all wrong

#Internet
Sat, August 25th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In the MIT Technology Review, Tim Hwang explores the similarities between early Christians and Russian revolutionaries with 21st-century digital evangelists — evangelists answering the cry…

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“While the use of hydrogen is still in its infancy, it's growing in Canada.”

Hydrogen could change Canada's energy sector

#Environment
Fri, August 24th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit hydrogen powered vehicles are nothing new, they face the same problem as electric vehicles: a lack of fueling stations. This may be about to…

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“I said maybe we need a new force. We'll call it the ‘space force’.”

Space Force lobbied by government officials with deep financial ties to the aerospace industry

#Politics
Thu, August 23rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The Los Angeles Times has a fascinating look at where the idea for the Space Force — a proposed sixth service — came from. Reportedly…

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“Now we have a blueprint for a direct interface from one brain to another.”

Telepathy interface two years away

#Technology
Wed, August 22nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to Australia's ABC News, researchers will have a telepathy interface in two years. Reportedly, researchers determined that only two million neurons are needed after…

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“What if there was a thermostat that allowed you to turn down the temperature of the Earth whenever you wanted.”

Solar geoengineering with a handful of chaulk

#Environment
Tue, August 21st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Pumping the stratosphere full of chaulk would allow Earth's temperature to drop to preindustrial levels. This TED 2017 proposal does not see this as a…

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“That’s why Colorado School of Mines decided it was time for students to learn how to tap celestial bodies for all they’re worth.”

World's first space resources graduate program

#Space
Mon, August 20th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to 5280, with space-mining operations believed to become a reality in the next few decades, the Colorado School of Mines is offering a space…

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“This incredible inconsistency can make English really hard to master for non-native speakers.”

If English was phonetically consistent

#Languages
Sun, August 19th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video, Aaron Alon wonders what English would be like if it were phonetically consistent and starts changing the sound of letters one at…

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On Instagram, Everyone Takes the Exact Same Photos

@insta_repeat

#Photography
Sat, August 18th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The Instagram account @insta_repeat collects identical photos all following the exact same theme by different Instagrammers and puts them all in one image. I'll leave…

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