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The Street Artist Forces The Viewer To Reflect When Seeing His Artworks On The Walls

TRUST. iCON is a street artist from South East London. He works with contrasting styles of cartoons and reality offering messages of social contrasts …

Art

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

Ant colonies flow like fluid to build tall towers

Insects' structural secrets offer model for designing swarm robots.<p>To cross streams or secure themselves against water currents, fire ants join …

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

Biomimicry with Steel Sheets: Designing "DNA" Into Materials Can Create Architecture that Shapes Itself

<i>This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Haresh Lalvani on Biomimicry and Architecture That Designs Itself."</i><p>It’s …

How to Train for a Tactical Physique

The average lifter follows a traditional gym program, which is made up of body part splits that start with chest day every Monday. This style of …

NYU Researchers are Working on Their Own 'Star Trek' Holodeck

Researchers at NYU will take virtual reality to the next level.<p>The <i>Star Trek</i> franchise has seen numerous revivals, yet in the 50 years since its …

Augmented Reality

VR vs. AR: Going to a virtual world or mixing it with ours

<b>Human society</b> is evolving at an unprecedented pace. <b>Technologies</b> available today were but a dream a couple of decades ago, and we could not even …

Nature’s Operating Instructions

What happens when seven biomimicry teams compete for $100,000 to revolutionize the planet’s food systems?<p>After reading Paul Hawken’s <i>The Ecology of</i> …

Genetics, bionics or artificial intelligence, what will the future be made of?

Near the end of his book <i>Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind</i> (an interesting read, if you haven’t had the chance), Yuval Noah Harari briefly …

Dragonfly shows simulated flight potential

Futuristic dragonflies are flapping their wings in the Biomimetics Lab at the University of Auckland's Bioengineering Institute.<p>Soon they may be …

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics - MIT Technology Review

Science fiction has, for many years, looked to a future in which robots are intelligent and cyborgs are commonplace. <i>The Terminator, The Matrix, Blade</i> …

Singularity

‘Westworld’ and the Moral Dilemma of Cyborgs

The mathematician Norbert Wiener founded the science of cybernetics in 1948 with a warning that has become a cornerstone of futurist writing. The computer age was still in its infancy when he cautioned that intelligent machines could wreak havoc on civilization — and perhaps even snuff it out — if …

The Power of the Biomimicry Design Spiral

<b>By Denise DeLuca</b><p>They’re everywhere, hiding deep in your ears, emerging from flower buds, mounding on heads of cauliflower, swirling in river eddies, …

Human augmentation: we can, but should we?

647shares<p>We’ve seen and read so many stories about how 3D printing has helped countless people in need when used for human augmentation. From …

Bionics

Does Language Influence How You See The World?

April McCarthy, <i>Prevent Disease</i><p>The language you are introduced to affects the structure of your brain, influences how you see the world and who you …

Let a grandmaster of memory teach you something you will never forget

Teachers and students can benefit from knowing the techniques of memory champions. It just takes imagination…<p>If you wanted to pinpoint the most absurdly geeky event in the world calendar, it would be difficult to beat the binary numbers challenge at the World Memory Championships. In it, a bevy of …

Are these normal Japanese things weird to you? 10 things that might surprise you when you visit Japan

When traveling to a foreign country for the first time, no matter how well-prepared you are, there’s sure to be a lot you’ll be surprised by! Let’s …

Korean Language: Differences Between North and South

It should come as no surprise that the Korean language is spoken in both North and South Korea. But there are some differences between the written …

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …