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P3i – the future of innovative design

P3i – the  future of innovative design | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Intelligent self-repairing clothing and sensors that can detect the potential onset of an epileptic seizure sound like the stuff of science fiction but Northumbria University designers and engineers are turning them into reality. ...
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Welcome To Mixed Reality - h+ Magazine

Welcome To Mixed Reality - h+ Magazine | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Reality just became "mixed" , a little bit more strange, and possibly a whole lot more interesting.
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This 3D-printed fantasy dress can very literally kick butt

This 3D-printed fantasy dress can very literally kick butt | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Wipprecht's "Spiderdress" exemplifies the trend of wearable technology. It's an article of clothing that integrates robotics and sensors to give the wearer capabilities she wouldn't have otherwise.
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Molecular Hub of Autism? | The Scientist Magazine®

Molecular Hub of Autism? | The Scientist Magazine® | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Researchers identify a network that includes many genes previously linked to autism spectrum disorders.
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The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014 | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction --including William Gibson's return to the future! -- along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014.
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#8: Future of love and sex: monogamy no longer the default, say experts

#8: Future of love and sex: monogamy no longer the default, say experts | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
There’s a pervasive notion that monogamous relationships are the end-all-be-all – the default pact in human couplings that keep the fabric of society from being torn apart. But growing numbers of scientists believe monogamy is not our biological default; and may not even represent the best road to happiness.
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The Craziest Sci-Fi Fantasies That Got Closer to Reality This Year | WIRED

The Craziest Sci-Fi Fantasies That Got Closer to Reality This Year | WIRED | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
It goes without saying that the future hasn't officially arrived until we have flying cars and jetpacks. But that doesn't mean 2014 didn't see some awesome advances that bring science fiction closer to reality.
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Bedtime Pillow Fights: Paintings by Chen Dao Lee

Bedtime Pillow Fights: Paintings by Chen Dao Lee | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Looking to 17th century painting for inspiration, Taiwanese visual artist Chen Dao Lee puts his own unique and modern stamp on this source material. Much of this is derived from the colours he uses in his work, paradise pink and electric blue, and from the subjects that he chooses to paint. These include bloated fanboys...
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Nasa scientists are working on a city made out of huge balloons in the clouds above Venus, which will allow astronauts to explore the planet without venturing onto its hostile surface.
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Cubic: An Artificial Intelligence That'll Become Like Family - SERIOUS WONDER

Cubic: An Artificial Intelligence That'll Become Like Family - SERIOUS WONDER | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
The friendly, yet witty robot assistant that we've all been waiting for is finally here: say hello to Cubic! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used

Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
It's like something straight out of science fiction.
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Summit Europe: Chip Implants Easy as Piercings

Summit Europe: Chip Implants Easy as Piercings | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
“I am bleeding just a little bit,” said Raymond McCauley. “Might I ask for a little assistance?” McCauley, chair of Singularity
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Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn

Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Is it any surprise that fledgling virtual reality headset porn is terrible? That's why it's delicious to watch people get their first taste of weird, not-very-realistic virtual reality porn.
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+Me è il cuscino per i bimbi autistici (in crowdfunding su Indiegogo)

+Me è il cuscino per i bimbi autistici (in crowdfunding su Indiegogo) | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
+Me è il cuscino per i bimbi autistici (in crowdfunding su Indiegogo)
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Neill Blomkamp's Secret Alien Movie Looks So Good We're Furious

Neill Blomkamp's Secret Alien Movie Looks So Good We're Furious | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Guess what? Neill Blomkamp was working on a secret Alien project that included Sigourney Weaver reuniting with Corporal Hicks, and the concept art is gorgeous. But now it's dead, or was never going to be made, and I'm just going to scream "PROMETHEUS" into a pillow all day until I pass out from lack of air.
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Do you know how much math there is in animation movies?

Do you know how much math there is in animation movies? | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
How do 3D animated characters look so smooth? Pixar researcher Tony DeRose explains - with mathematics.
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Computer matches primate brain in object recognition

Computer matches primate brain in object recognition | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
MIT scientists have found that some computer programmes can identify objects in images just as well as the primate brain.
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognising
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A Chip In The Head: Brain Implants Will Be Connecting People To The Internet By The Year 2020

A Chip In The Head: Brain Implants Will Be Connecting People To The Internet By The Year 2020 | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Would you like to surf the Internet, make a phone call or send a text message using only your brain? By Michael Snyder Would you like to “download” the content of a 500 page book into your memory in less than a second?  Would you like to have extremely advanced nanobots constantly crawling around in your body monitoring it f...
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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world
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The Next 209 Seconds Will Blow Your Mind | IFLScience

The Next 209 Seconds Will Blow Your Mind | IFLScience | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Whether you're feeling on top of the world or thinking that life couldn't get worse, one thing is true: Earth--and thus all of its problems and successes--are pretty small. Don't believe me? Check out this video by BuzzFeedBlue that compares the size of the Earth to the other planets in our solar system, as well as other stars, the galaxy, and beyond. Despite our microscopic presence in the Universe, it's pretty cool that we're here at all. Prepare to have your mind blown here:  
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The Movies Were Real... Full Weird View Inside Sex Robot from the Future!

The Movies Were Real... Full Weird View Inside Sex Robot from the Future! | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
She makes a Fembot look like Chatty Cathy!
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‘A Great Moment’: Rover Finds Methane, a Clue That Mars May Harbor Life

‘A Great Moment’: Rover Finds Methane, a Clue That Mars May Harbor Life | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
The presence of the gas could be the result of a geological process or the product of microbes.
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Flesh Computer: Short Film Explores Consciousness In Machines - SERIOUS WONDER

Flesh Computer: Short Film Explores Consciousness In Machines - SERIOUS WONDER | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Sci-Fi short film Flesh Computer goes deep into this century's most asked question: can a machine express consciousness? - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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