Joshua Brian Frank Harrison

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A Chilling And Deeply Personal Look At Life In A Psychiatric Ward Through Self-Portraits

“My project resulted in photos about a girl, me, who is on the verge of death,” photographer Laura Hospes says.<p>After a failed suicide attempt this year, photographer Laura Hospes was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. A student at the Photoacademy in Amsterdam, Hospes was always interested in …

I Asked 12 Scientists: What Is The One Fact Humanity Needs To Know?

"If civilisation was destroyed, what scientific information would you pass on to the survivors?"<p>Richard Feynman, the physicist, was once asked: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what …

New Japanese Glasses Block Facial Recognition

Like glasses people might actually wear — for $249<p>Computers are really, really good at recognizing faces. Refined through work on millions of uploaded and tagged faces at sites like Facebook and elsewhere, algorithms that identify faces can place people in locations based just on a photograph. …

Don't miss: Last chance see 5 visible planets for first time in a decade TOMORROW

NASAThe five visible planets in our solar system will be seen together<p>Last seen more than a decade ago in January 2005, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies | Jordan Kisner

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

Jokes

The Philosophical Importance of Algorithms

IBM’s Watson (Image from Clockready via Wikipedia)<p><i>This post originally appeared on Philosophical Disquisitions.</i><p><i>In the future, every decision that</i> …

The Earth from a million miles away

<b>(CNN) —</b> After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking photo taken a little closer to home.<p>This image is the first full view of the sunlit side of the Earth taken from one million miles away.<p>The turquoise spots you see in the middle are …

To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

Silicon Valley Then and Now:<p>“You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.”<p>Steve Jobs is explaining why, …

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next | PBS

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence