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“The direction of the cost of storage is less clear and depends on metals prices.”

Renewables consistently cheaper than coal and gas

#Technology
Mon, November 12th, 2018 17:35 by capnasty

According to Ars Technica, the cost of traditional coal or gas plants is higher than the cost of a brand-new renewable installation. The problem, then,…

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Origami Lunchbox

Oriyami

#Products
Sun, November 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Currently seeking your financial support on Kickstarter, the Oriyami lunchbox is capable of elegantly carrying your lunch. When you are done just toss out the…

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“Bias, error, and misuse of Artificial Intelligence technologies.”

Austerity, Inequality, and Automation

#Future
Sat, November 10th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

At the AI Now 2018 Symposium, Virginia Eubanks from the Universty of Albany, Philip Alston, from the NYU School of Law, and Vincent Southerland,from the…

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“We need to make algorithms transparent, regulated, and forgiving of the flawed creatures that converse with them.”

An argument in favour of an FDA for algorithms

#Technology
Fri, November 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Nautilus speaks with Hannah Fry from the University of College in London about her recent book, Hello World. In her book, Fry talks about the…

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“Pack Behaviors in Autonomous Robots.”

Manus

#Robots
Thu, November 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit I wish there was more information than a teaser, the behaviour of these Manus robots is both disturbing and fascinating. Manus is a set…

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“Free the mind from the limitations of even healthy bodies.”

DARPA's ambitious goals to program soldiers' brains

#Technology
Wed, November 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The Atlantic looks at the fascinating work taking place at DARPA where researchers are attempting to find ways to turn the limitations of the human…

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“Oumuamua may actually be a light sail of extra-terrestrial origin.”

No word yet on when the alien invasion is to take place

#Space
Tue, November 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Remember ‘Oumuamua, that cigar-shaped interstellar object that quickly passed through our solar system? According to a pair of Harvard stargazers, it may have been an…

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If You Ever Wanted to Build a Model Lighthouse

Build a realistic seaside

#HowTo
Mon, November 5th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

While building something of this calibre is beyond my interests, watching Luke Towan build a lighthouse and the entire seaside area surrounding it is very…

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“What do we do if the US falls apart?”

Canada worried about America's collapse

#Politics
Sun, November 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The Walrus looks at how America's decline will impact Canada, especially with the lingering expectation that a second civil war may soon be coming. We…

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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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