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James Cameron Making Docu-Series About Evolution of Science Fiction

James Cameron Making Docu-Series About Evolution of Science Fiction | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
AMC has approved a six-episode documentary series from James Cameron about how the science fiction genre has changed over time, as well as how it’s changed us.
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NASA's Supercomputers Reveal the Incredible Turbulence Produced By a Drone

NASA's Supercomputers Reveal the Incredible Turbulence Produced By a Drone | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever been blasted by the downwash of a drone when it flies over you, you know how much air four spinning rotors can move. But to help improve the design and flight characteristics of future drones, NASA had its supercomputers simulate what that air movement actually looks like, and it’s impossibly complex.
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3D Printed Robots Teach Themselves to Move

3D Printed Robots Teach Themselves to Move | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing printable robots that can tackle any situation they face
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You Can Turn Almost Any Object Into a Computer - and It Could Completely Change AI

You Can Turn Almost Any Object Into a Computer - and It Could Completely Change AI | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
You can make computerised water.
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“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”

“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?” | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
There are two sets of reasons to care about your privacy even if you’ve got nothing to hide: ideological reasons and practical reasons. Just like the right to interracial marriage, the right to…
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NASA just released its incredibly cool concept for houses on Mars

NASA just released its incredibly cool concept for houses on Mars | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
NASA is thinking of creating inflatable domes covered in ice, which would protect astronauts from extreme temperatures and high-energy radiation.
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Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Nerf ball

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Alessio Erioli's curator insight, January 7, 4:13 AM

Surprise surprise.... (not so much for some), shape matters more than "substance", material properties are still a question of form, just on a different scale. In the words of Stephen Hyde: "Shape determines function, and the energetics of function dictates the optimal structure required".

 

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"The new findings show that the crucial aspect of the new 3-D forms has more to do with their unusual geometrical configuration than with the material itself, which suggests that similar strong, lightweight materials could be made from a variety of materials by creating similar geometric features." and "“You can replace the material itself with anything,” Buehler says. “The geometry is the dominant factor. It’s something that has the potential to transfer to many things.”"

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The Rise of Science Fiction from Pulp Mags to Cyberpunk

The Rise of Science Fiction from Pulp Mags to Cyberpunk | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
This wide-ranging exploration of the impulses, movements, and unique voices in twentieth century science fiction originally appeared as the introduction to this year’s The Big Book of Science Fiction…
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Synthetic biology for the senses| Ani Liu | TEDxBeaconStreet

Can biotechnology be used to create work as moving as music? Where are the thresholds between science and its ability to change our emotional landscape
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How Digital Nomads Are Leading the Seismic Shift in Where We Work

How Digital Nomads Are Leading the Seismic Shift in Where We Work | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Have laptop, will travel.

That’s become the slogan of an increasing number of the global white-collar workforce. People are unleashing themselves from corporations and companies to plug wirelessly into the wider world. The tribe of this digital diaspora is described and named in various ways—among them, location independent—but I prefer digital nomad.

Full disclosure: I number myself among this constituency, breaking the tether to corporate ties last year. I’m writing to you from a somewhat disclosed corner of southwestern Turkey where sugar-cubed-shaped homes tumble down rugged hills toward the Aegean Sea. I can literally see Greece—at least a few of her islands—from my window.

I’m certainly not alone, and the community seems to be growing exponentially, reaching what appears to be a tipping point that is ready to push the 9-to-5 workweek into the dustbin of history, along with pet rocks and pensions.

“[Digital nomads] don’t subscribe to the standards of previous generations for what defines happiness, what defines productivity, what defines success. I think they’re freeing themselves from the shackles of previous generations,” says Brian Solis, a self-described digital anthropologist and principal analyst at technology research firm Altimeter Group, which is part of the marketing firm Prophet Company. He is also the author of X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.

No one has done a complete anthropologic makeup of digital nomadism, but I like the brief history that fellow nomad and now documentary filmmaker Christine Gilbert developed a few years ago, as one way to tell the story. It all started, according to Gilbert, around 1983, with a freelance writer named Steven Roberts.

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Land Lines overview

https://lines.chromeexperiments.com/ Satellite images provide a wealth of visual data from which we can visualize in interesting ways. Land Lines is a
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The Not-So-Fine Tuning of the Universe - Cosmos on Nautilus

The Not-So-Fine Tuning of the Universe - Cosmos on Nautilus | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Before there is life, there must be structure. Our universe synthesized atomic nuclei early in its history. Those nuclei ensnared electrons to form atoms. Those atoms agglomerated into galaxies
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Why in the post-truth age, the bullshitters are winning

Why in the post-truth age, the bullshitters are winning | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The key difference between the liar and the bullshit artist is that the liar has at least some regard for the truth.
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Even Physicists Find the Multiverse Faintly Disturbing - Cosmos on Nautilus

Even Physicists Find the Multiverse Faintly Disturbing - Cosmos on Nautilus | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
How do you feel about the multiverse?” The question was not out of place in our impromptu dinner-table lecture, yet it caught me completely off-guard. It’s not that I’v
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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The company behind Google's quantum computer is releasing open source tools so coders can create software without needing an advanced physics degree.
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Robotics, maths, python: A fledgling computer scientist’s guide to inverse kinematics | Robohub

Robotics, maths, python: A fledgling computer scientist’s guide to inverse kinematics | Robohub | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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Lego teams with M.I.T. for app-based kit aimed at future programmers

Lego teams with M.I.T. for app-based kit aimed at future programmers | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Lego A/S introduces the $160 'Lego Boost,' a simple programming kit that allows children to add movement to their Lego creations....AAPL
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OSVehicle - Open Source Vehicle

OSVehicle - Open Source Vehicle | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Save millions in car platform R&D. Design, prototype and build your next electric vehicle using a modular open source electric car platform.
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The Most Important Philosophers of Our Time Reside in Silicon Valley

The Most Important Philosophers of Our Time Reside in Silicon Valley | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Alert your parents: Your liberal arts degree wasn’t useless after all. You just have to apply it to the future.
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MIT's Foundry Interface Is the Photoshop of 3D Printing

MIT's Foundry Interface Is the Photoshop of 3D Printing | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at MIT have developed a system for designing multi-material objects that it hopes will do for 3D printing what Photoshop did for graphic design.
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Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A theoretical physicist proposes a new way to think about gravity and dark matter.
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Design Fiction | MIT Media Lab

The MIT - Design Fiction group designs projects to stimulate discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies. The group also explores novel ways to spread debate using social/viral media and popular culture.

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An Artificial Cyborg Implant Has Been Fitted on Humans for the First Time | The Creators Project

Cyborg Nest's North Sense lets you feel the earth's magnetic field through an embedded circuit board on your chest.
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