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The History Behind Ctrl+Alt+Del

We’ve only got one life to live, but thanks to three simple keystrokes, at least we can restart our PCs! This is the story of how one clever man created Control-Alt-Delete: a relatively tiny engineering tweak that changed IBM computers, … Continue reading

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What’s a smartphone made of?

As of 2018, there are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world. If we broke open all the newest phones and split them into their component parts, that would produce around 85,000 kg of gold, 875,000 of silver, and … Continue reading

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Low Cost Drones – Columbia Robotics

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Inside YouTube’s Far-Right Radicalization Factory — Multicultural Meanderings

Interesting study, symptomatic of the problems with social media companies: YouTube is a readymade radicalization network for the far right, a new study finds. The Google-owned video platform recently banned conspiracy outlet InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones for hate … Continue reading

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The satellite that can clean up space junk

It’s part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth’s orbit. Source: The satellite that can clean up space junk

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Yuval Noah Harari on what the year 2050 has in store for humankind

“As the pace of change increases, the very meaning of being human is likely to mutate and physical and cognitive structures will melt” Source: Yuval Noah Harari on what the year 2050 has in store for humankind

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Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus – ScienceBlog.com

esearchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time that WiFi networks can be infected with a virus that can move through densely populated areas as efficiently as the common cold spreads between humans. The team designed … Continue reading

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We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are … Continue reading

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HPE: Moral Code, The Ethics of AI

The implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. But what’s possible today will be dwarfed by the great potential of AI in the near future. The responsibility to raise these questions does not rest solely on the shoulders … Continue reading

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Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

  A team at the University of Science and Technology of China packed three qubits into each of six particles to pull off the unprecedented feat. Scientists have just packed 18 qubits — the most basic units of quantum computing … Continue reading

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