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    TAG : Science and Technology

    “We Are As Gods…”

    In her new book, We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America, author Kate Daloz lovingly conjures up the unbridled idealism and gritty resolve of the late ’60s and early ’70s, a period some historians now call America’s “Third Great Awakening.” ...

    Bob Ross Plus Google’s DeepDream A.I. Is Utterly Terrifying

    Last year, Google’s DeepMind A.I. development house released a “tool” called DeepDream that let neural networks loose on innocent imagery, with truly terrifying results. Though it was hailed as a window into the secret experiences of A.I, in reality, DeepDream was a demonstration of just ...

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company

     Photo courtesy The Boring CompanyIn a moment of traffic frustration back in December, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging… I am actually going to do this.”And with that tweet, The Boring ...

    How Can We Tell Whether Comey’s Firing Was Justified

     Photo by AdobeStock/assetseller This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.We all want our top investigative bodies to be headed by competent officials. We also all want to ensure that these officials can freely investigate other branches of the government — including the ...

    The Exosuit Opens New Frontiers for Science

    This high-tech diving suit will change the future of oceanography and medical science.The Exosuit sounds and looks like something out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to scientist Phil Nuytten, this futuristic diving suit has become a reality. Measuring 6.5 feet long and weighing 530 ...

    Mind Over Matter: Using EEG to Improve Focus

     New advancements in EEG technology allow the average consumer to unleash their inner Jedi via headset.The ability to influence objects with sheer brain power has typically been designated to the realm of science fiction, but new advancements in EEG technology allow the average consumer to ...

    MARLIN Makes Traffic Lights Smarter

     A self-learning traffic system means less waiting at intersections.Despite the smart technology that has made today’s transportation more efficient, our current traffic lights still operate on an outdated system of timed sequences and ineffective sensors that do not respond to the real-time ...

    The Revolution and Its Wi-Fi Swarms

    Soldiers march through the streets. The town square a dozen blocks away is full of young, idealistic protesters. Whispers of revolution begin to glide through social media websites. From the anonymous refuge of cyberspace, people call for earthly liberation. But then, inexplicable gunfire ...

    GMAs: Genetically Modified Astronauts

    Small farmers, conscious consumers, and conservationists of all stripes are, at the very least, wary of genetically modified crops. They’re a wild, largely untested disruptor in already-fragile ecosystems that have gotten along just fine without any intrinsically-tinkered species. But that ...

    Code Monkey Academy

    As Internet users, we all skim above the surface of programming code. It’s a language that we interact with on a constant basis, yet, like tourists in a far-flung locale, most of us never learn to speak it. But code is slowly becoming an element of many of our careers. I find myself diving ...

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