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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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Student Designed A Plane That Would Use 20% Less Fuel And KLM Is Already Building It

Air travel is one of the biggest factors when it comes to pollution. It is considered to be the most harmful traveling option, and despite various claims to be eco-friendly, most of the aviation companies have a long way to … Continue reading

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‘Mona Lisa’s Face Is Creepily Brought To Life Thanks To Samsung’s AI Technology – DesignTAXI.com

See the ‘Mona Lisa’s smile in a new light.[…]   A talking Mona Lisa via @Samsung‘s AI Centre 🤖 pic.twitter.com/XRKPX0OCWb — Omer Wilson (奥马尔) (@omer_wilson) May 25, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Source: ‘Mona Lisa’s Face Is Creepily Brought To Life Thanks To … Continue reading

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How the BBC makes Planet Earth look like a Hollywood movie

Vox Published on 20 Feb 2017 The technology behind the cinematic style of the BBC’s Planet Earth II.

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ITU Standardization – The technical foundations of the Information Society

  ITU Published on 24 May 2016 The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was established in 1865 to meet the need for technical standards for international telegraph systems. From the day of the telegraph, through its formative role in telecommunications, and … Continue reading

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The Surprising Plant Helping Kenyan Farmers Prosper

Many families in Kisumu, Kenya survive by making rope out of sisal—a fierce-looking plant with sharp, sword-like leaves. The rope can be used to make bags, floor mats and other craft items. Yet because processing sisal is difficult and time … Continue reading

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Hannah Fry | The Incredible Story Behind Garry Kasparov’s Loss to IBM Deep Blue

Hidden Forces Published on 9 Oct 2018 Listen to Hannah Fry’s full episode here: https://www.hiddenforces.io/podcast/s… In Episode 64 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with mathematician and public educator, Hannah Fry. Dr. Fry’s mathematical expertise has led to the development … Continue reading

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