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A computer system that knows how you feel – ScienceBlog.com

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a romantic comedy from a horror film? Yes, and so can your brain, according to research published this … Continue reading

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Engineering Serendipity – How to create more happy ‘accidents’ | Daniel Doherty | TEDxWandsworth

TEDx Talks Published on 21 Dec 2015 Daniel doesn’t believe in fate, luck or destiny. But serendipity appeals to him greatly! He loves meeting people and learning about them, but really he wants to understand what makes them truly happy. … Continue reading

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That’s How Wi-Fi Actually Works

BRIGHT SIDE Published on 6 Jun 2019 Remember the days when your internet was connected through the phone line? Oh, that sound of dial-up! We’ve come a long way since then, and chances are that you’re watching this video through … Continue reading

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Smart Planter Transforms Your Houseplant into a Virtual Pet

It’s like Tamagotchi, but with real plants.   Anyone with a green thumb knows that plants are full of personality—their leaves and blooms give a great indication of their mood. Now, thanks to clever design, you can transform your favorite … Continue reading

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Sony Celebrates Walkman’s 40th Anniversary with Epic Exhibition – My Modern Met

Kids of the ’80s and ’90s are sure to remember the Walkman. The portable media player was first originally released on July 1, 1979 and revolutionized the way people listened to music—it allowed us to listen to tunes on the … Continue reading

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The 1751 Machine that Made Everything

Machine Thinking Published on 15 Mar 2018 If you had to pick one machine that triggered the biggest explosion of wealth in our history, which would you pick?

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Why Isn’t Beer Sold in Plastic Bottles?

In this video: Plastic as a material has pretty much changed the way we live our lives- it’s cheap, can be moulded into practically any shape and is, for the most the part, easily recyclable (when people bother to). So … Continue reading

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The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face

Over a decade ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think it isn’t a stretch to say that this is one of the most … Continue reading

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Illuminating Lamps Made From Real Bread by Yukiko Morita

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita always loved bread. Not only was it delicious but there was something about that special combination of flour and yeast that produced wonderful flavors, beautiful tones, and adorable shapes that make people feel warm inside. This … Continue reading

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Everyday Objects Manually Transformed Into Functional Film Cameras

It’s not uncommon to see, in any situation from a museum to a public park to see both amateur and professional photographers capturing moments using technology ranging from sleek smartphones to cumbersome lenses. Less common is the sight of a … Continue reading

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