Alberto Pérez

8 Magazines | 1,835 Articles | 8,421 Followers | @aperezpa | Street Photographer based on Castellón

Cockroach robots? Not nightmare fantasy but science lab reality

They lurk in dark corners, feed off crumbs, and obey the commands of humans. Years in the making, and a contender for the most revolting creation to emerge from a laboratory, the robo-roach has arrived.<p>Built by engineers in Texas, the robotic insect fuses a live cockroach with a miniature computer …

Robotics

Why the VCR’s clunk-whirrrrr-kra-chump was the sound of freedom

Forget birdsong. Forget choirs of angels. If ever I somehow get to heaven, I want it to sound like this: clunk-whirrrrr-kra-chump-zzzssshhhhh-klik-k-k-k. I want it to look a bit blobby and vague, the harsh, crisp lines of earthly life rendered indistinct. After all, wouldn’t everything – everything …

Mos Def

Nine things you should never say to a wheelchair user

Last week it was revealed that Nottinghamshire police has labelled misogyny a hate crime. And yet nothing anyone has ever said to me in my capacity as “woman” has ever come close to what comes my way in my capacity as “wheelchair user”.<p>Whether amusing or downright offensive, people seem to say most …

Wheelchairs

Insurance cheats discover social media is the real pain in the neck

To come in seventh place in a field of 2,000 competitors in a 10km race is quite an achievement for any enthusiastic runner. So in the age of social media it was unsurprising that William Owen tweeted a picture of himself running said race in St Helens.<p>A few weeks later and the energetic …

Social Media

Pokemon Go unleashed in the UK

<b>Pokemon Go, a mobile game that has become a global phenomenon, has been released in the UK.</b><p>It was already available in the US, Australia and Germany …

GPS

Cowell v computer: Have talent show judges had their day?

<b>Music talent show judges are among the highest-profile figures in the modern media, watched by millions each week on shows like The Voice and X</b> …

Music

A letter to … my wife, who won’t get a job while I work myself to death

I remember the thrill of first seeing you at law school orientation. You were radiant in a sea of dour, nervous faces. It quickly became clear that you were kind, down-to-earth, engaging, loyal to family and friends. By graduation, we were inseparable. We took the bar exam and were married. The …

Cost of living

Obituary: Vicente Ferrer

Vicente Ferrer, who has died aged 89, was regarded by Spanish supporters of his aid work in India as a "lay saint". More than 100,000 attended his funeral in Anantapur, a testament to the reverence in which he was held and the impact of his work in the region of Andhra Pradesh.<p>Ferrer was born in …

Andhra Pradesh

Why Singapore is building a new Indian city 10 times its own size

South-east Asia has an invigorating buzz about it. Economies are growing quickly, and Singapore was recently ranked as the best place in the world to do business. The UK comes in at number 21, below Malaysia, Austria and France.<p>The go-getting entrepreneurialism of Singapore has led its government …

Singapore

Mozart - Piano Quartet in E Flat Major K 493

DAVID FRAY - Mozart Piano Concerto # 25 in C major - Philharmonia Orchestra/ 2010

Seong-Jin Cho - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 (2011)

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red heart

Yellow X

Headless Dog

Shibakoen, Tokyo, 2011

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Dusting

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広島 (Hiroshima)

Dissolution

ARROW

hidden connection #1 What's the connection between these three pictures? ¿Qué conexión hay entre las tres fotografías?

Capitain Petzel

Blueberry Doughnuts and Coca Cola

Just My Imagination (SPNC - Year 4 - Instruction # 22)

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