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As the underlying tech becomes a commodity, design emerges as the answer

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Smart Destinations, Creative Commons<p>The technology industry is undergoing a creative transformation. A large amount of …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

The Weirdest Musical Instruments You’ll Ever See

François Chambard reinterprets Theremins with mid-century, Bauhaus-Pop, and Steampunk style.<p>Named after its Soviet creator Léon Theremin–whose other inventions include the legendary Cold War listening device known as The Thing–Theremins are perhaps the only musical instruments that do not require a …

Teaching IBM's Watson How To Think Like A Human

Immediately after IBM’s Watson defeated two grand champions of <i>Jeopardy!</i> Ken Jennings, one of the champs, held up a placard saying, “I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords.” He was referring to an episode of “The Simpsons’ where a character mistakenly believes a race of giant space insects …

Time Machines: Silver platters

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>It bears a passing resemblance to the vinyl record, but this futuristic concept was envisioned as more than just sound on a platter. The …