Category Archives: technology

The Architect of Modern Algorithms – Quanta

Good code has both substance and style. It provides all necessary information, without extraneous details. It bypasses inefficiencies and bugs. It is accurate, succinct and eloquent enough to be read and understood by humans. But by the late 1960s, advances … Continue reading

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Capitalism Didn’t Make the iPhone, You iMbecile

Economist Rob Larson explains why the free market isn’t the force of innovation it’s commonly believed to be.

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Cryptographers, quantum computers and the war for information

In this glimpse into our technological future, cryptographer Craig Costello discusses the world-altering potential of quantum computers, which could shatter the limits set by today’s machines — and give code breakers a master key to the digital world. See how … Continue reading

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The danger of AI is weirder than you think | Janelle Shane

The danger of artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to rebel against us, but that it’s going to do exactly what we ask it to do, says AI researcher Janelle Shane. Sharing the weird, sometimes alarming antics of AI algorithms … Continue reading

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Quantum Supremacy & AI, with Stephen Fry.

Pindex How Quantum AI could help you live to 200, like a bowhead whale. Google’s quantum supremacy news opens exciting doors. A quantum computer completed a task in 200 seconds that would take 10,000 years on today’s fastest supercomputer. We … Continue reading

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Calculus explained through a story

Tibees 285K subscribers SUBSCRIBED Here is a look at the essence of calculus through the story of Bob. We use differentiation to find the slope of a curved line and then use ‘integration’ to find the area of an irregular … Continue reading

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The Abandoned Jubilee Line Train Graveyard at Harpur Hill, Derbyshire 

The bleak moorland of Harpur Hill is used for destruction testing on abandoned London Underground trains like this old Jubilee Line rolling stock from 1983. Source: The Abandoned Jubilee Line Train Graveyard at Harpur Hill, Derbyshire | Defunct Machines | … Continue reading

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Electric VW Beetle | Fully Charged

fullychargedshow A glorious drive through glorious Welsh countryside in a classic VW Beetle, that’s also a really impressive electric car. For more information about these fantastic electric classic cars, go to: http://www.electricclassiccars.co.uk/ Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bobbyllew

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Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s full interview with France24

FRANCE 24 brings you an exclusive report on the hunt for Edward Snowden, who became one of the world’s most wanted men after leaking explosive confidential documents on US mass surveillance, six years after his explosive revelations.

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Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert – ScienceBlog.com

With water scarcity a growing problem worldwide, University of California, Berkeley, researchers are close to producing a microwave-sized water harvester that will allow you to pull all the water you need directly from the air — even in the hot, dry … Continue reading

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