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Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
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Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we hav...
Here's seven minutes celebrating the principles of great visualization.
Interesante hasta sin el audio puesto. Fascina la diversidad de formas de visualizar los datos y representar la complejidad.
The Internet is a strange and wonderful place, full of magic and mystery and videos of kittens doing cute kitten things. The digital world evolves so quickly, though — can you even imagine what the Internet will look like 100 years from now?
Robert Swartz, the father of Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, said his son would be alive today if he were never arrested for hacking.
Continuous glucose monitoring is still an imperfect technology, requiring patients to wear a sensor around their abdomens which has to be regularly replaced, and which can be improved in terms of maintaining accuracy over a longer period than a week.
Imagine driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour, when suddenly the wheel turns hard right. You crash. And it was because someone hacked your car.
A very interesting video was published by Stanford University in which inventors describe how they re-designed batteries not to be bigger than a grain of rice therefore medical devices implanted into the body could be much much smaller.
Chinese biomedical engineers have used liquid metal to transmit electrical signals across the gap in severed sciatic nerves. The work raises the prospect of a new treatment for nerve injuries, they say.
Les objets connectés envahissent de plus en plus notre quotidien… et celui de bébé !
The next generation of recommendation engines will use your location data to suggest music festivals, sporting events and conferences you will want to attend.
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
Some projects are so engaging and fun that you wish you could be a child again. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo is staging a summer exhibition for children entitled GHOSTS, UNDERPANTS and STARS and Torafu Architects have created the most stunning and imaginative Haunted House ever.
EXOSKELETONS helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here.
Bio-printing promises to change the way the medical community deals with organ failure. Every year hundreds of thousands of people die because they could not re
Humans have traveled to the far corners of the solar system through the eyes of robotic explorers – spacecrafts, probes, and rovers that have sent back progressively more astonishing data and images. The colored lines illustrate nearly 200 unmanned missions since 1958: flybys, orbits, soft landings, and intentional crashes, as well as some of the failures. No human has left low Earth orbit since 1972, when Apollo 17 made the last of NASA's 9 manned missions to the moon. But odds are we will. A privately funded mission aims to have a man and a woman to circle Mars as early as 2018.
Computing a Cure for HIV: 9 Ways Supercomputers Help Scientists Understand ... Huffington Post HIV/AIDS has caused an estimated 36 million deaths, according to the World Health Organization, and remains a major menace worldwide.
Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with hundreds of talented educators from all corners of the world. Two in particular who have had a tremendous impact on my life and approach to education at TechChange are Dary
Brain implant made man a Johnny Cash fan Courier Mail RESEARCHERS say they were left shocked after a man being treated for severe obsessive-compulsive disorder became a passionate Johnny Cash fan after having a stimulation device planted in his head.
With the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence playing in cinemas, with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman showcasing clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake in history.
Stephen Hawking, 01/05/2014
Stephen Hawking, prix Nobel de physique; met en garde contre l'attaque des robots qui pourrait être désastreuse pour l'humanité. L'intelligence artificielle pourrait le plus grand événement de l'histoire humaine, mais aussi le dernier. A moins que nous apprenions aux robots comment éviter ce risque.
In what might be the most ingenious ad campaign for anti-virus software we've ever seen, Kaspersky Lab has put has put together a terrifying, interactive infographic of sorts calling attention to malware threats in real-time.
Despite some recent advances treatment remains palliative
Transhumanism is a “Western philosophy” - it’s roots can be traced to FM-2030 (born in Iran, but lived and taught in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami) and Max More (born in England, founded Extropy Institute in California, currently CEO of Alcor in Arizona). Transhumanism today is primarily identified with Humanity Plus, a nonprofit affiliated with two California groups - Singularity Institute and Foresight Institute, plus Utah’s Mormon Transhumanist Association.…
In this edition of Keys to Success, we take a look at three very different startups: a provocative Los Angeles fashion retailer, an Icelandic gaming company and a computer forensics firm in Chicago.
As 3D printing becomes mainstream worldwide, it is great to see steps forward in biotechnology as well. Recently, Turkish researchers were able to print out anatomically accurate aorta cells in 3D.