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Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we're not ready.

"What's happening is bigger than any one of us": a conversation with historian Michael Bess.<p>Artificial intelligence has become the pet anxiety of luminaries like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. They have all expressed concerns about our Promethean quest to develop machine intelligence, …

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.<p>Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.<p>But what …

From Sci Fi to reality: Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Many lower organisms retain the miraculous ability to regenerate form and function of almost any tissue after injury. Humans …

What Anime Architecture Teaches Us About the Future of Cities

The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the architecture of anime.<p>Within the world of animation and the subculture of anime, <i>Akira</i> and <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> stand apart as iconic and highly influential. Released in the late 1980s, both animated films featured dystopian …

Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study

If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this …

This Man Wants to Implant a Vibrator into His Pubic Fat

The notorious DIY transhumanist Rich Lee refers to his latest project as the Lovetron9000. This summer, he hopes he can make the subdermal sexual modification a reality with his own body as the guinea pig.<p><i>Rich Lee is a pretty forward-thinking transhumanist. Most H+ folk, as they're sometimes known,</i> …

CRISPR dispute raises bigger patent issues that we're not talking about

The worlds of science, technology and patent law eagerly await the U.S. government’s decision on who deserves patents on what many have referred to …

Sketch, Illustrator or Fireworks? Exploring A New Free UI Design App: Gravit

I enjoyed Fireworks mostly as an <b>illustration tool</b> — I used it for all of my digital illustration work and in various side projects, such as my Friday …

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This Hacker Feline Is Creating The Internet Of Cats

The Cat Exploit project uses roaming kitties to get into your Wi-Fi, exposing some of the cracks in our data’s security.<p>On a clear day last fall, German digital media student Dennis Siegel attached a smartphone-sized Raspberry Pi computer to a tiny harness and carefully fitted the contraption onto …

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

'Body hacking' movement rises ahead of moral answers

A curious crowd lingered around Amal Graafstra as he carefully unpacked a pair of gloves, a small sterile blanket and a huge needle. A long line of …

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

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This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time

By measuring how hard the brain is working, the BACh system knows when to give a learner new information.<p>Beste Yuksel could soon put a lot of piano teachers out of work.<p>The Ph.D candidate at Tufts University in Massachusetts has created a tool that helps students learn the instrument faster and …

The WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program

<i>Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis</i><p>On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against an important piece of the climate solution puzzle: India's ambitious program to create homegrown solar energy. The ruling shows that …

Elon Musk Fights Back Against the Koch Brothers' Lobbying

Elon Musk went on a mini-tweetstorm between Friday and last night, following a report by The Huffington Post claiming that the Koch brothers and …

75+ Awesome Tools for Designers

🎨 Pick Colors<p>BrandColors: <br>Official color codes of the world’s biggest brands.<br>• Coolors: <br>Generate infinite color palettes for your designs and share, …

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15 Web Design Tools to Try in 2016

If you are the owner of a business and website, or you are planning to be in the near future, there are various web design tools that you need to be …

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a limitless supply of organs for transplant and produce better crops. …