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39 New Scientific Concepts That Everyone Should Understand

39 New Scientific Concepts That Everyone Should Understand | arslog | Scoop.it

The editors over at Edge.orgasked some of the most influential thinkers in the world — including neuroscientists, physicists and mathematicians — what they believe are the most important scientific concepts of the modern era.The result is "This Will make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts To Improve Your Thinking," a compilation of nearly 200 essays exploring concepts such as the "shifting baseline syndrome" and a scientific view of "randomness."

We've highlighted 39 of the concepts here, crediting the author whose essay highlights the theory.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/scientific-concepts-from-this-will-make-you-smarter-2012-6?op=1#ixzz20lnQ9Spd


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Massimo Banzi: How #Arduino is open-sourcing imagination - TED conference

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."


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Quantum Bits Compressed for the First Time

Quantum Bits Compressed for the First Time | arslog | Scoop.it

Physicists have now shown how to encode three quantum bits, the kind of data that might be used in the computers of tomorrow, using just two photons


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Luisa Whitton Photography

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The Technology of 2022: Battery Superstorage, Nanobots, and Networked Everything

The Technology of 2022: Battery Superstorage, Nanobots, and Networked Everything | arslog | Scoop.it

A report from the IEEE Computer Society predicts the future.


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Neural Conspiracy Theories

Neural Conspiracy Theories | arslog | Scoop.it

Last month, a paper quietly appeared in The Journal of Neuroscience to little fanfare and scant media attention (with these exceptions). The study revolved around a clever and almost diabolical pre...


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Magazine MCD #75 / Archéologie des média - #mediaart #artnumerique

Magazine MCD #75 / Archéologie des média - #mediaart #artnumerique | arslog | Scoop.it

L’archéologie des média est quasiment inconnue en France, bien qu’elle ait plus de vingt d’existence. Pourtant, elle a produit (et continue de produire) des effets majeurs dans le champ de la création, de l’exposition, de la médiation, de la conservation et de la théorisation des œuvres médiatiques et numériques. Héritant d’esprits indisciplinés de Marshall McLuhan, de Michel Foucault et de Friedrich Kittler, l’archéologie des média est multiple, inter- et a-disciplinaire. Le numéro MCD #75 sera à son image. 


Pour la première fois, MCD confie la direction d’un numéro à une école d’art. Au croisement de la création et de la conservation-restauration, l’École Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon, et en particulier le laboratoire PAMAL (Preservation, Archaeology, Media Art Lab), entre en dialogue, dans un esprit de questionnement et de diversité, avec ce courant atypique de la pensée d’aujourd’hui, qui interroge principalement la temporalité et la matérialité des média.


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Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution (Full Documentary)

Want to watch the amazing singularity documentary Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution? Check this out...

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Shodan, le moteur de recherche des objets connectés

Shodan, le moteur de recherche des objets connectés | arslog | Scoop.it
Il existe une nouvelle manière de regarder le monde... Une carte mondiale recense la localisation de tous les objets connectés à Internet : feux de signalisation, appareils de santé connectée, centrales électriques, caméras de surveillance, imprimantes... Cette carte interactive repose sur un nouveau moteur de recherche baptisé Shodan et développé par John Matherly. Une légende de couleurs indique les zones géographiques où l'on recense le plus d'objets connectés. Plutôt inquiétante, cette base

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Donna Haraway, "Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble", 5/9/14

Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble Sympoiesis, not autopoiesis, threads the string figure game played by Terran critters. Always…

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John Wilkins - Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology - YouTube

The philosophy of biology is a subfield of philosophy of science, which deals with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues in the biological and bi...

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3Dynamic Systems Working on 3D-Bioprinting Human Bone, Skin & Muscle on Demand

3Dynamic Systems Working on 3D-Bioprinting Human Bone, Skin & Muscle on Demand | arslog | Scoop.it
Bioprinting certainly will play a major role in the future of medicine.  Implantation of 3D printed bones, soft tissue, and eventually entire organs look to be

 

 


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Superintelligence reading group | KurzweilAI

Superintelligence reading group | KurzweilAI | arslog | Scoop.it
Nick Bostrom’s eagerly awaited Superintelligence is due to be published in the U.S. this week, and MIRI will be running an online reading group where you

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Here’s how you can listen to the entire planet

Here’s how you can listen to the entire planet | arslog | Scoop.it
Welcome to the field of soundscape ecology.

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Lucid Dreaming? 30 Hz is all you need - SERIOUS WONDER

Lucid Dreaming? 30 Hz is all you need - SERIOUS WONDER | arslog | Scoop.it

Researchers suggest that all you need to start lucid dreaming is a slight electrical pulse through your scalp. - Gabriel Sistare for Serious Wonder


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Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen | arslog | Scoop.it
Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina – and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. This is of course not certain to occur – it is possible that we will develop some other dangerous technology first ...

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Futurs : des grandes visions à la banalité de nos quotidiens

Futurs : des grandes visions à la banalité de nos quotidiens | arslog | Scoop.it

Futurs : des grandes visions à la banalité de nos quotidiens


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Your Body, the Machine... Literally

Your Body, the Machine... Literally | arslog | Scoop.it
Once upon a time it was quite popular to depict the human body in terms of machinery. The idea was that all of the functions and organs of the body could be equated on a one-to-one basis with machinery and technology: the eyes were cameras, the lungs bellows, the arms derricks, etc. The result was scores of books featuring some pretty bizarre illustrations. A sample of these will speak for themselves.

 

 


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#ArtNumérique et industrie: «Les artistes n’ont plus peur des marques» - interview Anne-Cécile Worms (MCD MAG)

#ArtNumérique et industrie: «Les artistes n’ont plus peur des marques» - interview Anne-Cécile Worms (MCD MAG) | arslog | Scoop.it

Anne-Cécile Worms est depuis longtemps passionnée de l’univers croisé entre l’art et les nouvelles technologies. A l’origine de la start-up Art2M (Art to Machine), spécialisée dans la production et la diffusion d’œuvres d’art numérique, elle est également la fondatrice et directrice éditoriale du Magazine des cultures digitales (MCD) qui vient de publier un très large panorama théorique et pratique sur les relations entre l’art numérique et l’industrie. Entretien.

 

« Art et Industrie », est-ce le moment d’interroger cette relation dans le domaine des arts numériques ?

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#BIGDATA SOCIETY: Age of Reputation or Age of Discrimination? | #controverses #privacy

#BIGDATA SOCIETY: Age of Reputation or Age of Discrimination? | #controverses #privacy | arslog | Scoop.it

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Like every technology, Big Data has some side effects. Even if you are not concerned about losing your privacy, you should be worried about one thing: discrimination. A typical application of Big Data is to distinguish different kinds of people: terrorists from normal people, good from bad insurance risks, honest tax payers from those who don't declare all income ... You may ask, isn't that a good thing? Maybe on average it is, but what if you are wrongly classified? Have you checked the information collected by the Internet about your name or gone through the list of pictures google stores about you? Even more scary than how much is known about you is the fact that there is quite some information in between which does not fit. So, what if you are stopped by border control, just because you have a similar name as a criminal suspect? If so, you might have been traumatized for quite some time.

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▶ Biohacking - the forefront of a new kind of human evolution: Amal Graafstra at TEDxSFU - YouTube

Ever wished you could unlock doors, turn on your lights, or log into your computer with a simple swipe of your hand? Amal Graafstra does just that as one of ...

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New synthetic gene circuits can perform complex Boolean logic

New synthetic gene circuits can perform complex Boolean logic | arslog | Scoop.it

Programming synthetic cells for tasks such as production of biofuels, environmental remediation, and treatments for human diseases. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.

 

The modular genetic circuits,  which are engineered from parts of otherwise unrelated bacterial genomes, can be set up to handle multiple chemical inputs simultaneously with a minimum of interference from their neighbors.

 

The work, reported in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Synthetic Biology, gives scientists more options as they design synthetic cells for specific tasks, such as production of biofuels, environmental remediation, or treatments for human diseases.

 

The researchers are creating complex genetic logic circuits similar to those used to build traditional computers and electrical devices. In a simple circuit, if one input and another input are both present (AND gate), the circuit carries out its instruction. With genetic circuitry based on this type of Boolean logic, a genetic logic circuit might prompt the creation of a specific protein when it senses two chemicals — or prompt a cell’s DNA to repress the creation of that protein.

 

Simple circuits have become easier to create as synthetic biologists develop more tools, but they require more sophisticated tools for complex problems. Rice’s Matthew Bennett and his colleagues are intent upon following a path similar to that of computer programmers, whose capabilities grew from simple Pong to the immersive worlds of modern games.


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Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air

Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air | arslog | Scoop.it
A fascinating lamp design uses living algae to produce an electricity-free glow and could absorb as much carbon as 200 trees a year.

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French biochemist Pierre Calleja has designed a fascinating eco-friendly lamp that could light up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 emissions. It runs completely free of electricity, powered solely by a tube filled with glowing green algae. The lamp uses the energy created by the algae’s own photosynthesis process to power the light within, while the algae itself lives on CO2 in the air outside.


The street lamp that absorbs CO2: Pierre Calleja at TEDxLausanneChange


Read more: Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 From the Air | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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A Conversation With Alejandro Jodorowsky - SXSW Film 2014 (Full Session) - YouTube

One of the legends of '70s cinema, a vanguard of the midnight movie, and just as famous for films he didn't make as the films he did, Jodorowsky is not an ar...

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Extensive Archive of Avant-Garde & Modernist Magazines (1890-1939) Now Available Online

Extensive Archive of Avant-Garde & Modernist Magazines (1890-1939) Now Available Online | arslog | Scoop.it
Having once been involved in the founding of an arts magazine, I have experienced intimately the ways in which such an endeavor can depend upon a community of equals pooling a diversity of skills.

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Monoskop maintains a digital archive of printed avant-garde and modernist magazines dating from the late-19th century to the late 1930s, published in locales from Arad to Bucharest, Copenhagen to Warsaw, in addition to the expected New York and Paris. From the latter city comes the 1924 first issue of Surrealisme at the top of the post.

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Japanese Tech Firm, Miraisens, Unveils New “Touchable” 3D Technology Which May Influence 3D Printing

Japanese Tech Firm, Miraisens, Unveils New “Touchable” 3D Technology Which May Influence 3D Printing | arslog | Scoop.it
Japanese high-tech firm, Miraisens, announced that it has developed haptic technology, which closes the tactility gap that formerly existed with the virtual rea

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