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Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

The Semantic Web may have failed, but higher intelligence is coming to applications anyway, in another form: Cognition-as-a-Service (CaaS). And this …

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

Energy

Nuance: Dancing with Light | Colossal

<p>In this new short from Marc-Antoine Locatelli, dancer Lucas Boirat is seen battling with various geometric forms of light that launch and morph as …

10 reasons not to trust claims national security is being threatened by leaks

Ever since they were set up more than a hundred years ago Britain's security and intelligence agencies have been accused of using the excuse of "national security" to suppress information. Whenever information has been disclosed against their will, through leaks or whistleblowers, they have claimed …

Glitch Textiles, Blankets with Abstract Designs Based on Glitched Digital Files

Glitch Textiles is a purveyor of blankets with abstract designs that are based on glitched digital files. Artist Phillip Stearns creates some of the …

Digital Cameras

Scientists deem new super toxin too dangerous to make public

Botulinum toxin type H has no known antibodies<p>A new type of botulinum toxin — the most toxic substance known to man — has been discovered in the feces of a child. Botulinum toxin type H is the eighth type (types A-G being the first seven) to be detailed by scientists; the naturally occurring toxin …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Some interesting experiments in fiber optics could dramatically improve the data rates of our backbone internet networks. Researchers at the …

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

Nasa hosts the Starship Project aiming for interstellar travel within 100 years

It would be hard enough these days to find a human capable of playing a 12-inch LP, let alone an alien. So perhaps it is time for Nasa to update its welcome pack for extraterrestrials.<p>The agency announced earlier this month that its Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, becoming the first …

What’s a metal air battery and why is Tesla interested in it?

News broke last week that Tesla (s TSLA) was granted a patent for an electric vehicle power train that could use a metal air battery to extend the …

Inside the Beautifully Bizarre World of Inventor Blair Somerville

Recently chosen as a “Staff Pick” on Vimeo, this delightful short film, by New Zealand-based filmmaker Joey Bania takes you inside the world of a quirky artist, inventor and self-professed tinkerer named Blair Somerville. For over 10 years, Blair has owned and operated a magical wonderland called …

New Zealand

Photography: Genetic Portraits

Today's post may strike you as a little eerie at first scroll but we're excited to share Genetic Portraits, a photographic research project exploring …

Massive canyon discovered buried under Greenland ice

A vast gorge in the Earth on the same scale as the Grand Canyon lies buried under ice in Greenland, scientists have learned.<p>The massive hidden canyon is at least 466 miles (740km) long and up to 800 metres (2,600ft) deep in places.<p>The feature, resembling a meandering river channel, is believed to …

Free Software Tool Aims To Fight Government Secrecy

This crowdfunded Freedom Of Information Act algorithm seeks to liberate guarded knowledge.<p>The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), first enacted in 1966 provides a way for citizens, activists, and journalists to coax information out of the government. The Government doesn't make this easy, but a new, …

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Transparent gel speaker plays music through the magic of ionic conduction (video)

It may be hard to believe, but that transparent disk in the photo above is actually a fully functioning speaker. A team of researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have pioneered a never before seen application of ionic conductivity by creating a see-through artificial …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

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Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Cleveland Clinic

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

"Dolomite Wave"

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Reflective Furniture Becomes Nearly Invisible in a Room

Most of us use our furniture as a focal point of our homes, but Takeshi Miyakawa‘s Visible/Invisible furniture series actually seeks to blend into …

Furniture

Overwhelm The NSA With Vice's New Spam Generator

"Hello, NSA" is a fun plan to befuddle U.S. spies, but will it work?<p>With characteristic subtlety, yesterday Vice launched "Hello, NSA", a site that generates keyword-laden, tweetable messages designed to overwhelm the National Security Agency with false reports. The fundamental principle behind …

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