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Warped Street Art Portraiture by Stamatis Laskos | Colossal

<p>“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter,” said Oscar Wilde. “It is not he who is revealed by the …

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MIT researchers teach computers to learn what’s happening in videos

MIT researchers have developed a method for identifying what’s happening in video files by taking a lesson from approaches to understanding what’s …

Marieke van der Velden's swimming pools - in pictures

Dutch photojournalist Marieke van der Velden has taken pictures of swimming pools in every country she's visited since 2009. Her work with NGOs has taken her to places such as Burkina Faso, Liberia and Iraq, where she finds out about local pools by asking her drivers. 'Whenever I'm in the …

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2 Percent Of People Can Multitask Well. Are You A Supertasker?

Now that I have your undivided attention...<p>When people try to do multiple things at the same time, their ability to do these things suffers. It's well-established that motorists on cellphones drive as badly as drunk people, for example. University of Utah researcher David Strayer thought that this …

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

Redesigned Window Stops Sound But Not Air, Say Materials Scientists - MIT Technology Review

Noise pollution is one of the bugbears of modern life. The sound of machinery, engines, neighbours and the like can seriously affect our quality of …