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Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built

Nvidia has laid claim to building the “fastest single computer humanity has ever created,” by linking up 16 of its Volta-generation Tesla V100 …

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This 27-Year-Old Scientist Has A Fix For Our Pesticide Problem

The winner of the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize thinks he can drastically cut the pesticides we use, by making them stickier.<p>By 2050, there will be 2 billion more people on planet Earth. Because everybody has to eat, the latest science suggests we may need 70% more crop production to meet demand. …

Saudi Arabia might not be able to afford its multibillion dollar mega-projects

Most headlines with "Saudi Arabia" in them seem to feature a hefty sum of money. A US$500-billion smart city here, a US$200-billion solar project there--it's beginning to look like Saudi Arabia wouldn't even look at a project if it costs less than a billion dollars.<p>One also gets the distinct …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

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This tiny wearable knows what you’ve been eating, drinking, and smoking

A recent breakthrough in miniaturized sensor technology could end up taking a bite out of personal privacy. Researchers developed a wearable small enough to stick on a human tooth virtually unnoticed. And it’s capable of wirelessly transmitting data on any chemicals it comes in contact with.<p>The …

This New Cruise Ship Will Have Virtual Assistants to Give You Everything You Could Possibly Need

Guests will be able to start journeying the seas onboard MSC Cruises’ next flagship, the MSC Bellissima, next year, and their journey is about to get …

Descifran el código para restaurar la creación de recuerdos en cerebros envejecidos

Los cerebros envejecidos o discapacitados pueden una vez más formar recuerdos duraderos si se eleva una enzima que presiona los frenos demasiado …

What is a Resource-Based Economy?

To transcend these limitations, The Venus Project proposes we work toward a worldwide, resource-based economy, a holistic social and economic system …

Economics

Germany paid people to use electricity over the holidays because its grid is so clean

People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many customers — as in, below zero — on Sunday and Monday, because the country's supply of clean, renewable power actually outstripped demand, according to The New York …

The 40 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree

Don't fret.<p>There are plenty of high-paying jobs that require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary nondegree certificate, or even just a high-school diploma — and a few that don't require a formal educational credential at all.<p>According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor …

Sordo Madaleno designs elliptical latticed skyscraper for Monterrey

Stepped roof gardens will be built up around the latticed glass skyscraper that Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has designed as part of a new …

Architecture

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

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To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain

Your three-pound brain runs on just 20 watts of power—barely enough to light a dim bulb. Yet the machine behind our eyes has built civilizations from …

Director de ingeniería de Google: La inmortalidad solo es el comienzo

Conozca el futuro de la humanidad y la inteligencia artificial, según el futurólogo e inventor Ray Kurzweil.<p>Dentro de 10 o 15 años, la humanidad …

The US Navy is hoping its new nuclear submarine will be the stealthiest ever

The Navy's new nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines will incorporate a stealthy "X"-shaped stern and noise-reducing electric drive technology as a way to try to engineer the quietest and least-detectable submarine in the history of the world, senior service officials said.<p>The emerging Ohio …

Here's how Apple's UFO-like campus is coming along

A drone's view of the superstructure<p>On a vast lot in Cupertino, California, Apple is building an immaculate world. Campus 2, the massive expansion of the tech giant’s offices is a tremendous work of engineering, a planned facility dedicated to creating and sustaining the success of the most …

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Set to Design Eco-Friendly Island in the South China Sea

The island will become a holiday destination for travelers that features luxurious hotels, apartments, and theme parks<p>It was announced yesterday that Diller Scofidio + Renfro has narrowly beaten Foster + Partners in a competition to design an eco-friendly island in the South China Sea. Ten …

Is this the end for air conditioning? Scientists develop clothing which cools the body

An end to arguments over the temperature of office air conditioning could be on the horizon after scientists invented a material which cools the body by 4F.<p>The new cloth reflects sunlight while also allowing heat radiating from a person's body to escape.<p>While people have been wearing furs and …

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Take A Video Tour Of The Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic Circle

Buried 500 feet inside a mountain north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an attempt to save copies of every seed used to grow food in the world. In theory, it should last 1,000 years, safe from climate change, nuclear war, or an asteroid.<p>A recent video takes viewers …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Modern Architecture - The Merging Towers: Seoul

Although this proposal by Asymptote did not win the “Dream Hub” master plan competition for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea, I'm totally blown away by their ambitious imagination.<p>The FCD Yongsan Landmark Tower was conceived and designed to be among the most …

Vincent Callebaut proposes underwater "oceanscrapers" made from 3D-printed rubbish

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has developed plans for a city of futuristic ocean buildings made from 3D-printed plastic waste which extend …

United Nude abstracts a Lamborghini to create faceted Lo Res sports car

This polygonal black form is actually a sports car, which Dutch footwear brand United Nude designed by simplifying a classic Lamborghini (+ …

Serbian Pavilion features bright blue interior modelled on a ship's hull

<b>Venice Architecture Biennale 2016:</b> a curving, bright blue structure reminiscent of a boat fills the inside of Serbia's Biennale pavilion – to …

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

One Freight Crate, Two Acres of Urban Farming

In shipping containers, urban farmers can grow a large yield in small spaces.<p>The gray lot under the I-93 overpass in downtown Boston didn’t have much to draw in pedestrians or foodies. It was empty, like so many other urban spaces orphaned by America’s lust for highways.<p>Now it has a farm. Not a …

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