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Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture

People are far more likely to call a room beautiful when its design is round instead of linear. The reason may be hard-wired into the brain.<p>When the great architect Philip Johnson first visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, he started to cry. “Architecture is not about …

Imaging

MIT has built a dark-matter hunter out of a modified particle accelerator

Dark matter is estimated to make up a vast majority of the universe's mass, yet no one has ever definitively detected it before. Now researchers from MIT are working to modify a particle accelerator to allow it to test select theories on what dark matter could actually be like. The work, described …

How is the NSA’s vault of secrets being unlocked?

<b>Media organisations have revealed startling details about US espionage in recent weeks. The disclosures can be traced back to three people who don't play by the rules - intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and his chief disseminators, the Guardian newspaper reporter Glenn Greenwald, and independent</b> …

Surveillance

BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss potential takeover: report

BlackBerry Ltd. has discussed the possibility of a sale to Facebook Inc., The Wall Street Journal reports today.<p>The report had few details, saying only that executives of the embattled smartphone maker flew to California last week to meet with Facebook and suss out whether the social network might …

Lineup

What does the future of drones look like?

An annual convention offers a glimpse at new drone technologies, from solar-powered vehicles to autonomous Roombas<p>Last week in Washington, D.C., the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world's largest trade association for unmanned vehicles (better known as drones), held its …

Why Living Cells Are The Future Of Data Processing

Biocomputers make maps, run logic gates, perform binary calculations and more.<p>Not all computers are made of silicon. By definition, a computer is anything that processes data, performs calculations, or uses so-called logic gates to turn inputs (for example, 1s and 0s in binary code) into outputs. …

Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots

In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said, "That …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

Self-improvement

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

Ternate, Philippines, Sailors from Assault Craft Unit 1 Maritime Raid Force and Philippine Marines standby to recover 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines and Philippine Marine Corps force reconnaissance Marines as they helo cast from a CH-53E Super Stallion into the water during Philippine Bilateral Exercise (PHIBLEX) off the coast of Philippine Marine Base Ternate. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise designed to demonstrate the United States and Republic of the Philippines commitment to mutual security and strengthen our long-term partnership, while ensuring the readiness of a bilateral force able to rapidly respond to regional humanitarian crises. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd ClassGary Granger Jr.

The 2 Secrets to Sending People to Mars

Robotic insects make first controlled flight

In culmination of a decade's work, RoboBees achieve vertical takeoff, hovering, and steering<p>Cambridge, Mass. — In the very early hours of the …

Stunning Laser Scans That Could Help Us Reuse Aging Buildings Better

MIT and Harvard's 3D-Printed Inchworm Robot Can Assemble Itself

The first sure sign of a robot uprising will be when robots gain self-awareness and begin acting autonomously – and if this self-assembling robot is …

This Bacterium Can Do Division, Compute Logarithms And Take Square Roots

MIT researchers engineered bacterial cells to function as living calculators.<p>A group of engineers from MIT have created analog calculators out of living cells, according to a paper published online in <i>Nature</i> yesterday. By tweaking the genes of bacterial cells, the researchers were able to create …

What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

Ever notice how ant colonies so successfully explore and exploit resources in the world … to find food at 4th of July picnics, for example? You may …

The Story of Enrico Dini - The Man Who Prints Houses

Shares 10<p><i>I came across this interesting interview from the Dutch technology magazine ‘De Ingenieur’ with Enrico Dini and translated it for you to</i> …

How to grow your own island

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Thought experiment: the plan to build a supercomputer replica of a human brain

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Faster Forward, Together

How Can You Use Digital Marketing To Your Existing Customers? <i>bookmark_border</i> Kevin Layton<p>Marketers love their customers. So much so that they want …

3D Printer Can Build You A House In 20 Hours: Welcome To The Future

We've seen 3D printers used for everything from iPhone cases to makeshift weapons, but if you think bigger, what can these new printers really be …

Norwegian Town Creates 'Artificial Sun' to Light Up Dark Winter Days

The small Norwegian town of Rjukan is getting its own artificial sun this month. Engineers are completing The Mirror Project—a system of three 300 …

Die, Links, Die! How Link 'Suicide' Could Save the Web

<i>"Studying biological systems is perhaps the best way to understand the complex networks that humanity has created. More than anything else,</i> …

Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video]

One day, they could be used to monitor soil. Or your inner organs.<p>This robot is putting down roots. Recently at the Living Machines conference in London, researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology debuted a system of robotic roots that can grow and turn in response to stimuli in their …

Architectural Ecologies of the Near Future

Home > Articles > Architectural Ecologies of the Near Future<p>Posted: Thu, May 23, 2013 | By: Miscellaneous<p><b>by Rachel Armstrong</b><p>Wafer thin artificial …

Scientific Proof That Cities Are Like Nothing Else in Nature

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …