Ale Solano

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Connecting the Dots

Style can be defined as the particular way in which something is done, created, or performed. In the case of my cartoons, the style I use is not only particular, it’s a bit peculiar, as well: instead of drawing with lines, as most cartoonists do, I use lots of dots. Of course, to make a cartoon, …

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Comment Podcast: Literature and Life

Listen to “Literature and Life,” Rebecca Mead’s Comment about trigger warnings and Elliot Rodger.<p>You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or XML.<p><i>Illustration by Tom Bachtell.</i>

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Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

A World Without Steering Wheels is Google's Best Idea Yet

In a telephone press conference earlier today, Google went into further detail about its first-ever prototype for a purpose-built driverless car. Unlike the modified Priuses and other commercially-available models that have already racked up more than 700,000 miles on public roads, the plucky …

En qué sociedad utópica se viviría mejor

Imagen de dominio público.<p>¿Crees que un pintor, después de haber pintado el más bello modelo de hombre que pueda verse y de haber dado a cada rasgo …

¿Le llegó su fin al PIB?

<b>Pobre el PIB.</b><p>Pareciera que todo el mundo le está empezando a dar la espalda a la que alguna vez fue considerada la medida económica de mayor prestigio.<p>El Producto Interno Bruto, una medida del valor de los bienes y servicios que un país produce, es quizás el indicador estadístico más poderoso de la …

Remembering in Rwanda

In Kigali last week, thousands of mourners trekked through a thick predawn fog to converge on Amahoro Stadium. By midmorning, in hot, raking sunshine, they filled the stands. The Army band, with sousaphones flashing, marched to the center of the field, arrayed itself there on a round stage, and …

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