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Off Book | Generative Art - Computers, Data, and Humanity | PBS Arts

An intriguing combination of programmers, artists, and philosophers, these creators embrace a process that delegates essential decisions to computers, data s...
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We're The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

Channel 4 is proud to present the 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Signed & Subtitled and Audio Described versions are available in th
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South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes

South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
At only a quarter of its eventual capacity, the MeerKat radio telescope captures 1,300 galaxies in tiny corner of universe where only 70 were known before
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Bio-Inspired Design | Neri Oxman

In the first three industrial revolutions, new inventions were assembled from parts – as opposed to grown, like in nature. In the fourth industria
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New record for storing digital data in DNA

New record for storing digital data in DNA | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The DNA in every cell of your body houses an unfathomable amount of information. Harnessing such storage capabilities for the next generation of digital data storage has been the subject of studies for years, and now a team made up of researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington has broken a new record, managing to store and retrieve 200 MB of data on strands of DNA.

We're getting better at shrinking the physical size of data storage devices while simultaneously increasing the stoarge capacity, with hundreds of gigabytes of data squeezing onto devices that fit in the palm of a hand. But far more data is produced each year than our current technology will be able to keep up with as the world's total data heads towards an estimated 44 trillion GB by 2020.

Unfortunately, even the best of our current range of devices are only relatively short-term solutions to the problem. Hard drives, and optical storage such as DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, are vulnerable to damage and degradation, with a life expectancy of a few decades at best.

Scientists are increasingly looking to nature's hard drive, DNA, as a potential solution to both the capacity and longevity problems. As our own bodies demonstrate, DNA is an incredibly dense storage medium, potentially squeezing in a mind-boggling 5.5 petabits (125,000 GB) of information per cubic millimeter. By that measure, according to University of Washington professor, Luis Ceze, all 700 exabytes of today's accessible internet would fit into a space the size of a shoebox.

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DIY 3D Printing: Kiri:Moto Web Based Slicer for your 3D Printer, Laser Cutter and CNC Machine

DIY 3D Printing: Kiri:Moto Web Based Slicer for your 3D Printer, Laser Cutter and CNC Machine | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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Gender Identification - Male, Female, Cyborg @ That Awesome Shirt!

Gender Identification - Male, Female, Cyborg @ That Awesome Shirt! | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
When human genders no longer apply.
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Prof Brian Cox: ‘Being anti-expert – that’s the way back to the cave’

Prof Brian Cox: ‘Being anti-expert – that’s the way back to the cave’ | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
As he moves to BBC1 for his latest natural-world spectacular, TV’s favourite particle physicist talks about his deep belief in the good of public service broadcasting – and how his pop-star past doesn’t make him any less of a scientist
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HXD | Human by Design

Human by Design is a one-day conference that explores the world of human augmentation with two goals: First, to bring together the top minds to debate, question, and challenge what it means to be human; and second, to create a Code… HUMANXDESIGN.COM
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Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it
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Yes, Your Brain Does Process Information - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Yes, Your Brain Does Process Information - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Do you know what information is? No worries if you don’t. Clarity on the concept is apparently hard to come by. In a May cover story,…
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Forget Iron Man: skintight suits are the future of robotic exoskeletons

Forget Iron Man: skintight suits are the future of robotic exoskeletons | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Children with a rare neurological disease were recently given the chance to walk for the first time thanks to a new robotic exoskeleton. Thes
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A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More | Knowmads, Infocology of the future

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a computational power that is equivalent to human intelligence.
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Fungarium and Astro Mini Farm triumph in Star Trek replicator challenge

Fungarium and Astro Mini Farm triumph in Star Trek replicator challenge | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The next generation of trekkies is off to an inspiring start with winners recently named in the Future Engineers 3D Printing Star Trek Replicator Challenge. The budding student scientists were invited to engineer the future of food production, particularly those that would address issues faced by long interplanetary space flight and manned missions on Mars.

The student contestants were tasked with designing 3D-printable objects that would help provide astronauts with nutritious meals in the year 2050. In all, the organizers received 405 submissions, with submissions offering concepts on ways to grow and harvest produce in space, as well as methods for the preparation, eating and disposing of food.

First place in the Teen Group (13-19) was Kyle Corrette from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona, who designed a Melanized Fungarium, or mushroom farm. The device, created specifically for use in a microgravity environment, would provide an organic growth bed for its melanized fungus using radioactivity as an energy source.

This ionizing radiation, readily available in space, would allow for continuous growth of the fungi, providing a renewable food source for the crew. Water would be pumped into an extruding intake tube that makes its way through internal pipes to the growth bed.

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35+ Robots in Agriculture

35+ Robots in Agriculture | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Over the last years we have seen a strong trend towards more agricultural robots able to perform a wide range of agricultural chores. These robots are
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Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right

Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights violation to take it away.
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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Overview - An innovative, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to world-class research in additive manufacturing and related technologies.
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Scientists believe the natural next step in our evolution is to become cyborgs

Scientists believe the natural next step in our evolution is to become cyborgs | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Somehow, humans evolved from single cell organisms to the intelligent creatures we are today. So, is it so incredible to conceive that the next step in our evolution will see man meld with machine? That’s the argument two scientists from the University of Adelaide’s school of medicine put forward in their latest book," The Dynami
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Björk unveils 3D-printed Rottlace mask based on her face

Björk unveils 3D-printed Rottlace mask based on her face | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Musician Bjork has partnered with designer Neri Oxman on a mask made up of multiple 3D-printed strands that mimic the underlying structure of her own face
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Here are the shores you're actually facing when you look out to sea

Here are the shores you're actually facing when you look out to sea | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
If you are in Canada, you could be looking at Australia.
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The science of why people insist on making idiotic choices

The science of why people insist on making idiotic choices | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The gap between expert analysis and public opinion seems to be widening by the day. In the US, there is significant popular support for the policies of Donald Trump which the vast majority of experts regards as questionable, to say the least. In the UK, we have seen a broad consensus of economics experts warning tha
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