News Index

“What if energy generation was a consumer electronic you could order off Amazon?”

$200 Amazon-bought miniature solar grid

#Environment
Sun, July 23rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

On Hackernoon, Niko Dunk explains how to combine about $200 worth of products in order to build your very own solar micro-grid in his bedroom.…

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"An unabashed love letter to the 1982 motion picture Blade Runner."

Tears in the Rain

#Film
Sat, July 22nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

VOLT has this short sci-fi film titled Tears in the Rain, set in the Blade Runner universe. Tears In The Rain, the award-winning South African…

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"A helpful guide created by an unqualified individual."

How to read sheet music

#Music
Fri, July 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Julian Cianciolo explains how to read sheet music — well, sort of. You probably won't be able to read sheet music after all. If you…

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“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”

Autonomous robots need a way to record and explain their decision making

#Robots
Thu, July 20th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With AI rapidly improving and Musk saying that robots will kill us all, researchers are asking that autonomous robots be equipped with a "black box"…

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Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing

Desktop Metal

#Technology
Wed, July 19th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

TechCrunch reports that Desktop Metal, a company founded by four MIT professors, while not the first to work with 3D printers capable of using metal…

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Typewriter Guns

Turning old typewriters into convincing looking machine guns

#Art
Tue, July 18th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

French artist Éric Nado takes ordinary typewriters and turns them into convincing looking weapons. See more of his work here. Website is in French. 32…

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"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."

Elon Musk wants to power the U.S. entirely on solar

#Future
Mon, July 17th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Inverse, at the National Governors Association Elon Musk informed the state governors that the United States could be powered by solar alone, and…

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Iron Star Civilizations

Thriving in the Black Hole era of the Universe

#Space
Sun, July 16th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Isaac Arthur argues that during the Black Hole Era of the Universe — a period when all the stars have died — civilization may not…

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"State borders are a lot weirder than they first appear."

Weird American borders

#History
Sat, July 15th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this video, VanDeGraph looks at the strange borders U.S. states share and explains the bizarre history behind them. Ever wondered why Michigan has two…

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"A real-time surveillance machine that has been developed for online advertising is rapidly expanding into other fields."

How corporations monitor and influence people everyday

#Privacy
Fri, July 14th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Cracked Labs has this report explaining how digital tracking is being used by thousands of corporations to monitor, influence, and analyse individuals with the personal…

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"Warp drives could become a real technology within the lifetimes of today’s toddlers."

Really close yet really far from warp drive technology

#Space
Thu, July 13th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

On Rantt, Greg Fish explains current technological progress in developing a warp drive. While a feasible functioning spacecraft is still a long way to go,…

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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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