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Ingenious ‘Electric Paint’ Let’s You Paint Wires That Can Conduct Electricity

Interested in electronics and circuitry or looking for a creative way to make your fashions glow? You might want to scoop up some Electric Paint from Bare Conductive. The London-based startup has innovated this ingenious paint, which actually conducts electricity. That means you can paint circuits …

Remote Controls

Cornell Student Delivers Thesis In Underwear After Professor Questions Her Outfit

A group of students defended the professor, writing that she was "noting the importance of professionalism."<p>Cornell University student Letitia Chai stripped down to her underwear while delivering a presentation this week after a professor reportedly told her that her shorts were “too short” just …

Chai

Niantic recruiting Pokémon GO players to create AR map of the world

Niantic CEO John Hanke said that Pokémon GO players will help create a 3D map of the world that can be used to enhance the game and assist in the development of new augmented reality apps …<p>Hanke explained the plan to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>What the company describes as an “AR map” is viewed as crucial to advanced …

Pokémon

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella announced today during the annual Build keynote. “Kinect, when we first launched it in 2010, was a speech-first, gaze-first, vision-first device. It was used in gaming, and then, later on, it came to the PC, and it was used in …

Kinect

25,000 internet users communally purchased a single, $2 million Picasso painting.

Pablo Picasso, Buste de mousquetaire, 1968. Photo by Harold Cunningham / AFP / Getty Images.The sale of Pablo Picasso’s <i>Buste de mousquetaire</i> (1968) …

Art

“Mutations/Créations: Ryoji Ikeda” at Centre Pompidou

Paris<p>Centre Pompidou <br>Place Georges-Pompidou<br>June 13 - August 27<p>Curated by Frédéric Migayrou, Marie-Ange Brayer, and Frank Madlener<p>Ryoji Ikeda first …

Mutations

Baltimore Museum of Art selling works by white men to fund diverse art

Major museums and galleries in the west have, for decades, told a very singular history of art. In a bid to make the collections at the Baltimore Museum of Art more diverse, seven works by 20th-century masters, including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Franz Kline will be auctioned off. This …

Art

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

Mindfulness

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

Welcome to 2018 and a children's book that teaches us how to find our place in the world... using the blockchain.<p>At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about …

Bedtime Stories

New movie asks why ’90s smartphone pioneer General Magic failed

In 1993 Sarah Kerruish was part of a filmmaking crew commissioned by tech start-up General Magic to visually capture the creation of their handheld …

Augmented Reality

Comment: Who should win, who will win, and how the smartphone dominates the Turner Prize 2018 shortlist

Newsletter signup<p>Our daily newsletter contains a round-up of the stories published on our website, previews of exhibitions that are opening and more. …

Venice Biennale

The Robot Assault On Fukushima

The night before the mission, Kenji Matsuzaki could not sleep. For more than a year, Matsuzaki and a team of engineers had been developing their …

Nuclear Energy

Oculus wants to stretch your skin to see what it feels like to be human

In patents filings made public this week, Oculus describes a couple different technologies that could make its virtual reality even more realistic …

Bill Gates, SoftBank and Airbus back plan to livestream the Earth

Exploring the planet from the comfort of your own home is nothing new -- Google Earth has largely cornered the market on that. But what if, instead of looking at static pictures of your own house, you could explore views of the entire planet, in real time? It sounds ambitious, but that's exactly …

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Mozilla announces Firefox Reality, a cross-platform browser for AR and VR headsets

Mozilla is doubling down on its mixed reality efforts with the announcement of a new browser built specifically for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets.<p>Most headset makers already offer their own browsers, of course, including Oculus, Samsung, and Microsoft. But Mozilla is …

Augmented Reality

Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?

A new technology—virtual embodiment—challenges our understanding of who and what we are.<p>Thomas Metzinger had his first out-of-body experience when he was nineteen. He was on a ten-week meditation retreat in the Westerwald, a mountainous area near his home, in Frankfurt. After a long day of yoga and …

Apple Submits New Accessibility Emojis to Unicode Consortium

Apple today submitted a new proposal [PDF] to the Unicode Consortium, suggesting the committee introduce a series of accessibility emojis in future Unicode releases.<p>As outlined by <i>Emojipedia</i>, Apple has suggested emojis that include a guide dog, a hearing aid, a prosthetic arm and leg, sign language, …

SimCity Creator Will Wright Announces New Game Proxi

Proxi, a new mobile game from legendary game designer Will Wright, was revealed today during Unity's keynote at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018.<p>…

Disney’s Latest Research Project Can Turn Scripts Into Virtual Reality

Disney Research has been working on a way to turn natural language scripts into virtual reality (VR) pre-visualizations. While currently focusing on …

Art buffs: naked gallery tour wows Parisian naturists

A one-off Facebook invitation to see the latest Palais de Tokyo exhibition nude out-stripped expectations – and left thousands on the waiting list<p>The Association des Naturistes de Paris (Association of Naturists of Paris) has announced – and rapidly closed, due to a rush on the limited spaces – a …

Art

AI will be the art movement of the 21st century

Most agree that AI will be the defining technology of our time, but our predictions tend to differ wildly. Either AI will become the perfect servant, …

Samsung’s Best TVs Now Come With an Invisibility Cloak... Sort Of

For years, Samsung has been trying to make TVs look pretty even when you’re not watching TV. The company just announced the latest lineup of its …

All of Oculus’s Rift headsets have stopped working due to an expired certificate

<i>Update: After nearly a full day of downtime, the company has issued an official patch here. More details on how to get your Rift up-and-running here.</i><p>Someone at Oculus screwed up pretty badly today: An expired certificate appears to have soft-bricked all of the company’s Rift VR headsets, with users …

Here Are 911 Transcripts of Some of the Times Apple Employees Walked Directly Into Glass Walls

Last month, reports emerged that Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California—which hosts roughly 13,000 employees behind around 3,000 …

Santa Clara County

Vodafone, Nokia, and Audi team up to install a mobile phone network on the Moon

While engineers on Earth are busy developing next-generation 5G networks, others are looking at new places to implement existing 4G technologies. …

Apollo Missions

Bill Gates warns cryptocurrency has a deadly side

Microsoft co-founder says criminals, terrorists and tax evaders benefit from cryptocurrencies' anonymous transactions.<p>Bill Gates is no fan of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin despite the tech community's growing enthusiasm, linking them to drug-related deaths.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and …

Bill Gates

Aquests dies s'està portant a terme projecte #PAIC Participatory Art for Invisible Communities a l'illa #Vis, Croàcia. A part dels meetings, s'està fent taller sobre la visió de futur de l'illa segons infants de Vis. Taller a càrrec de Dinko Božanić, Ožbej Černe i Velimir Ujević https://t.co/dQBSjvozQI

From Salvador Dali to Jeff Koons, a New Show Reveals the Artists Behind History’s Great Album Covers

On View<p>"Art & Vinyl" showcases a century of surprising collaborations between artists and musicians.<p>,<p>Since vinyl records first began appearing in …