News Index

Teleportation Achieved

Photon entanglement from Earth to space

#Science
Wed, July 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The MIT Technology Review reports that China has successfully created the first Earth-to-space quantum network, which will allow scientists to start experimenting with entanglement, cryptography,…

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“An unfolding 'Cambrian Explosion' in robotics.”

Machines are learning to see the world they live in

#Robots
Tue, July 11th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Calling it a "Cambrian Explosion" in robotics, the ability for machines to see is opening up a whole new world of applications. And while the…

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"SEP systems, in other words, could become the cargo ship of deep-space missions."

Technological breakthroughs may soon change space propulsion

#Space
Mon, July 10th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Seeker, we might be on the cusp of technological breakthroughs on how we fly through space. Reportedly, new technology will allow humans to…

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Flippy the Burger Flipper

Miso Robotics shows off the first of a series of robots to automate the kitchen

#Robots
Sun, July 9th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

California-based startup Miso Robotics shows off Flippy, a kitchen robot capable of managing a grill, cooking each burger consistently perfect — the ramifications to human…

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Everything the Internet Knows About You

The internet is broken now that it has become a well-oiled tool for advertising, but you can push back a little

#Advertising
Sat, July 8th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

If you're curious as to much how information a website can gather about you simply by visiting it, take a look at either webkay or…

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"Not because people are environmentally conscious, but simply because it will make more economic sense."

Solar to become ridiculously cheap in three years

#Environment
Fri, July 7th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With France planning to ban all petrol vehicles by 2040, the CEO of Europe's biggest solar company argues that we are just one cheap battery…

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A Self-Driving Truck that Completely Lacks the Whole Cab

The trucks from Logan are here

#Future
Thu, July 6th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The Verge compares the recent offering of cab-less self-driving trucks by Swedish startup Einride to the trucks seen in the movie Logan and as a…

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"Today’s announcement shows how quickly the market is shifting."

Volvo begins to phase out the combustion engine

#Driving
Wed, July 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Automotive News, car maker Volvo has announced its plans to phase out internal combustion engines from its line-up and switch to full-electric, plug-in…

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How Big Bird Works

In case you have ever wondered

#Television
Tue, July 4th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Neatorama brings to attention this clip from the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, explaining how the giant bird worked. Big Bird…

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"Every defunct satellite left in orbit is a risk."

Future satellites will include independent thrusters and destroy themselves in the atmosphere

#Space
Mon, July 3rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With the growing problem of space junk (sparking some interesting solutions) Italian startup D-Orbit has developed a "decommissioning system for satellites." They are currently planning…

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Firebase

Short sci-fi movie directed by Neil Blomkamp

#Film
Sun, July 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Set during the Vietnam war, this short sci-fi movie directed by Neill Blomkamp — you may have seen District 9 and Chappie — titled Firebase…

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Music History Using Daft Punk

Using Get Lucky as the point of reference, how music has changed over centuries

#History
Sat, July 1st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Les covers de Persiflette covers Get Lucky using a range of methods from famous composers like Bach, Bethoven, and many more.

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"The work that went into bringing the 911 system to life."

A brief history of 911

#History
Fri, June 30th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Here's something that I never thought about: the history of 911. If you are curious like me, on Tedium, Ernie Smith looks at 911's arduous…

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"What we are building is basically a perfect scenario for collapse."

Everything is getting connected to the internet, creating one big weak link

#Internet
Thu, June 29th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

By connecting everything to the internet, Raph Koster argues that the world is putting all its eggs in one basket. The issue is that by…

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"I made a self driving potato."

Goes by the name of Pontus

#Robots
Wed, June 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

By popular demand, Marek Baczynski gives a full explanation of how he put together Pontus, a self-driving potato. I made a self driving potato. And…

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How to Build a 4 Barrelled Rocket Launcher

Totally safe

#HowTo
Tue, June 27th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Solely for the purpose of scientific edification, The Q shows how to build a powerful four-barrelled rocket launcher using Coke bottles as rockets and other…

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"The world has lost its last shot at staving off dangerous global warming."

Enjoy the good weather while it lasts

#Environment
Mon, June 26th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic interviews Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer, who laments the consequence of Trump's decision to abandon the Paris Agreement. Oppenheimer, who also…

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"They don't want to believe that their own intelligence is deterministic."

We are genetically predisposed to be mediocre

#Workplace
Sun, June 25th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this article, grey enlightenment explains how high-IQs will play an important role for anyone to survive the "post-2008 hyper-efficient, hyper-competitive economy," now that low…

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Schools Monitoring Students' Social Media Feeds

Ethical questions abound

#Internet
Sat, June 24th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this PBS NewsHour clip, Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how universities are screening prospective students by watching their social media behaviour. As…

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WannaCry is Childsplay Compared to This

How the stolen NSA cyberweapons are being used for nefarious tasks

#Computers
Fri, June 23rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The New York Times has this fascinating piece on how the stolen NSA hacking tools were used by unknowns to penetrate IDT Corporation and steal…

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