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DeepMind now has an AI ethics research unit. We have a few questions for it…

DeepMind now has an AI ethics research unit. We have a few questions for it… | science and tech | Scoop.it
DeepMind, the U.K. AI company which was acquired in 2014 for $500M+ by Google, has launched a new ethics unit which it says will conduct research across six..
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Engineers have found a way to 3D print super strong aluminum

Engineers have found a way to 3D print super strong aluminum | science and tech | Scoop.it
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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | science and tech | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted
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The infinite auditory illusion that makes the Dunkirk soundtrack so intense (and good)

The infinite auditory illusion that makes the Dunkirk soundtrack so intense (and good) | science and tech | Scoop.it


I remarked on Twitter recently that "Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for Dunkirk is outstanding". The music blends perfectly
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The home that builds itself in minutes

The home that builds itself in minutes | science and tech | Scoop.it
Building a house is a lifelong dream for some. And thanks to new flat-pack homes, it's one that can be achieved in under ten minutes.
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Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop.

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop. | science and tech | Scoop.it
The more researchers learn about metformin, the more it seems like a medieval wonder drug that could boost longevity in the 21st century.
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Doug Wheeler: PSAD Synthetic Desert III

Doug Wheeler: PSAD Synthetic Desert III | science and tech | Scoop.it
PSAD Synthetic Desert III belongs to a yet-to-be-realized series of installations conceived by Doug Wheeler during the late 1960s and ’70s.
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ROADS OF KIAROSTAMI (2006) FULL

Roads of Kiarostami is a 2005 Iranian documentary film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Looking to his own art for inspiration, Abbas Kiarostami reflects o

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Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

Bizarre fourth state of water discovered | science and tech | Scoop.it
You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it's put under extreme pressure in small spaces, the life-giving liquid can exhibit a strange fourth state known as tunneling.
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This Lawyer Is Fighting To Give Chimpanzees Legal Rights

This Lawyer Is Fighting To Give Chimpanzees Legal Rights | science and tech | Scoop.it
Steve Wise wants to establish legal "personhood" for animals to challenge their captivity.
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Did Kelly Slater Just Create the World’s Greatest Artificial Wave?

Did Kelly Slater Just Create the World’s Greatest Artificial Wave? | science and tech | Scoop.it
"This is the best manmade wave ever made, for sure. No doubt about it."
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The inadvertent art of tiny bodies – stunning, hidden patterns of animal movement | Aeon Videos

A mesmerising confluence of biology, aesthetics and filmmaking, the ingenious nature photography of Dennis Hlynsky, professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, condenses frames of footage to reveal marvellous patterns in the activities of small creatures. The occasionally eerie effect shows the appearance of intricate trails in the wakes of insects and birds. Works of art in their own right, the clips also double as small-scale investigations into animal movement patterns and flock behaviour.
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With Designer Bacteria, Crops Could One Day Fertilize Themselves

With Designer Bacteria, Crops Could One Day Fertilize Themselves | science and tech | Scoop.it
Big Ag is pouring a lot of money into figuring out how. But the science still has a long way to go.
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The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision

The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision | science and tech | Scoop.it
The bionic lens is one of the first genuine cybernetic enhancements to human perception, but the price tag may leave it out of each until the near future.
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Quanta Magazine - Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine

Quanta Magazine - Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine | science and tech | Scoop.it
Illuminating mathematics, physics, biology and computer science research through public service journalism.
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The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan – Jonardon Ganeri | Aeon Ideas

The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan – Jonardon Ganeri | Aeon Ideas | science and tech | Scoop.it
In European societies, knowledge is often pictured as a tree: a single trunk – the core – with branches splaying outwards towards distant peripheries. The imagery of this tree is so deeply embedded in European thought-patterns that every form o
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‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from th
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curio.io: writing worth listening to

curio.io: writing worth listening to | science and tech | Scoop.it
In partnership with The Guardian, Aeon, Nautilus, and The Point.
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IBM scientists emulate neurons with phase-change technology | KurzweilAI

IBM scientists emulate neurons with phase-change technology | KurzweilAI | science and tech | Scoop.it
A prototype chip with large arrays of phase-change devices that store the state of artificial neuronal populations in their atomic configuration. The devices

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The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity - Issue 36: Aging - Nautilus

The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity - Issue 36: Aging - Nautilus | science and tech | Scoop.it
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” Henry David Thoreau exhorted in his 1854 memoir Walden, in which he extolled the virtues of…
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21-Year-Old’s Miracle Ocean-Cleaning Tech Ready To Get Its Feet Wet

21-Year-Old’s Miracle Ocean-Cleaning Tech Ready To Get Its Feet Wet | science and tech | Scoop.it
It could eventually remove more than 150 million pounds of trash from the Pacific Ocean.
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Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet

Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet | science and tech | Scoop.it
The certified seafood market raked in $11.5 billion last year, according to a new report.
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No, volcanoes didn't kill off the dinosaurs - Futurity

No, volcanoes didn't kill off the dinosaurs - Futurity | science and tech | Scoop.it
Volcanic eruptions didn't cause the demise of dinosaurs 65 million years ago, but scientists think they now have a more definitive answer about what did.
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