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Fiberead Helps Foreign Authors Break Into China’s E-Book Market

China’s book publishing market is worth about $20 billion and e-books are a fast-growing segment, but it’s difficult for foreign authors to gain a foothold. First they have to find a publisher and then wait for their book to be translated and edited, a process that can take up to a year. Fiberead, …

Eco-activists speak about their conversion experiences – Sarah Pike | Aeon Essays

One day last summer, a young woman looked down on a small crowd of vocal supporters and police officers from her hammock or ‘sky pod’, 60ft above an …

#Soren Kierkegaard

KIM KIERKEGAARDASHIAN, who tweets as @kimkierkegaard, is Twitter at its wittiest, a marriage between an icon of contemporary American culture and the …

How are humans going to become extinct?

<b>What are the greatest global threats to humanity? Are we on the verge of our own unexpected extinction?</b><p>An international team of scientists, mathematicians and philosophers at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.<p>And they argue in a research paper, …

Singularity

I love my mom a not-normal amount and it makes me crazy – Mary H K Choi | Aeon Essays

My mom runs fast for a 65-year-old. She’s small — 5 ft even — and clocks in at just over 100 lbs. Her compact frame slays in the juniors section of …

Parenting

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

Facebook’s New “Home” Puts Focus On Messaging With Chat Heads

At today’s Facebook “Home on Android” event, the company launched a brand new homescreen that can be installed across any Android device, called Home.<p>Home transforms your smartphone from a app-centric, task-driven device to a people-centric tool, keeping you in the know about your friends and …

NASA puts Mars rover on a month-long hiatus

NASA halts communication with Curiosity to avoid any interference during a period when the sun is blocking Earth-to-Mars transmission signals.<p>For the first time since its descent onto the red planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is getting a little alone time.<p>The rover and NASA scientists are having a …

Mars Rover

You’re Not Supposed To Want Facebook Home…Yet

Making you feel comfortable didn’t get Facebook to a billion users. It had to push your limits of “open and connectedness”. That’s why so many of its product launches are initially met with outrage, or apprehension. But Zuck is convinced the amount we share will double each year. So if you don’t …

How Far is it to Mars?

If the Earth were 100 pixels wide,<p>Low Earth Orbit<br>Hubble & the ISS<p>GPS Satellite Orbit<p>100 pixels<p>(12,756km)<p>The Moon would be 3000 pixels away.<p>27 …

Next-gen mobile devices will be more powerful than consoles, says Nvidia exec

Graphics processors in the next generation of mobile devices will outperform those of consoles, according to Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi.<p>According to Bit-Tech, Tamasi said the next model of chips, which will follow the Tegra 4 currently used in Nvidia's …

Modern geoengineers are part rainmaker, part Dr Strangelove – Adam Corner | Aeon Essays

At a small conference in Germany last May, I found myself chuckling at the inability of the meeting organisers to control the room’s electronic …

Climate Change

Opinion: Battlefield 4 totally eclipses the heart

Total eclipse of the heart. That's the phrase I was left with following last night's demo of <i>Battlefield 4</i> — a game in which the player shoots hundreds of faceless people — that developers are labeling "more human."<p>The decadent presentation took place in a downtown San Francisco movie theater, a …

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Debut Trailer

NYC blue: what the pain of loneliness tells us – Olivia Laing | Aeon Essays

The bluest period I ever spent was in Manhattan’s East Village, not so long back. I lived on East 2nd Street, in an unreconstructed tenement …

The sculptor’s impossible gift and all that came with it – Will Buckingham | Aeon Essays

Atuf, the culture hero, turned to stone. So, too, did Inkelu, his sister. That is how things happened in the Tanimbar Islands. And after several …

My futurist mom, whose eyes were always on the horizon – Veronique Greenwood | Aeon Essays

When I went home for the 2007 holidays, in my last year of college, my mom’s new favorite phrase was ‘mobile social networking’. It was a big thing …

Augmented Reality

The lure of AI is erotic as much as it is rational – George Zarkadakis | Aeon Essays

Artificial intelligence is arguably the most useless technology that humans have ever aspired to possess. Actually, let me clarify. It would be …

Artificial Intelligence

Space tourism: the annoying details

With the news of Voyager leaving the solar system (again), prehistoric water on Mars and possible missions there, the mechanics of landings on …

Battlefield 4 announced, launching this fall

It seems like only yesterday when <i>Battlefield 3</i> was announced and launched, but Electronic Arts has announced that the next installment in the series,</i> …

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