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Old-fashioned rice cookers are extremely clever

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How the compass unlocked the world | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

“Everything that we think of as world history would not have taken place without the compass.” Science curator David Biello explains how the device changed our relationship to the world.

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A Vision Of The World In 2040 – BBC Click

A longer cut of Spencer Kelly’s interview with film-maker Damon Gameau, whose film 2040 is a more positive take on how our world might look in 20 years’ time. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at http://www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: … Continue reading

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Solar-Powered Plant Turns Ocean Saltwater Into Clean Drinking Water

View this post on Instagram What is a Solar Water Farm? The GivePower Solar Water Farm uses advanced desalination and filtration systems to produce clean, fresh, water in coastal regions facing water scarcity. Each solar water farm produces enough fresh … Continue reading

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Julian Barbour – What is Time?

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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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