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Why Amazon pilots have to lie about where they land

By Tim Whewell and Jéssica Cruz BBC World Service, Brazil Three months ago, eight people disappeared on a flight deep in the Amazon. Small planes are often the only way to get around – but because most landing strips are … Continue reading

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Who was Seiichi Miyake? Google Doodle 三宅精一

Google Doodle Videos Published on 17 Mar 2019 Google honors the Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake. He helped a blind friend, and today Millions of them. In 1965, Miyake spent his money to invent tactile blocks (org. Tenji blocks). The dotted … Continue reading

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Advanced Tech Reveals Shocking News About an Ancient Mayan City

In 2017, groundbreaking remote sensor technology revealed a stunning truth about the Mayan city of Tikal.

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Kim Stanley Robinson on New York 2140

In NEW YORK 2140, the global sea level has risen by 50 feet. Listen to Kim Stanley Robinson talk about what that would mean for New York City, from dirigibles to diamond sheeting.

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How do we learn to work with intelligent machines?

The path to skill around the globe has been the same for thousands of years: train under an expert and take on small, easy tasks before progressing to riskier, harder ones. But right now, we’re handling AI in a way … Continue reading

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Man Creates A Way To Reduce Plastic Packaging And 25 Famous Companies Join Him

As record high and low temperatures are being recorded all over the globe and unrecycled plastic waste continues to pile up in the middle in the ocean, almost forming and entire plastic continent in itself, it’s pretty obvious that time’s … Continue reading

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50 Photos That Show Just How Insanely Cold It Is In America Right Now

Extreme weather events are becoming more and more common, with records shattered down under during Australia’s recent heatwave, and now, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the ‘polar vortex’ bearing down on Midwestern U.S. […] Source: 50 Photos That … Continue reading

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Weary Hikers in Norway Can Take Break in Cabin Built Like a 3D Puzzle – My Modern Met

Thanks to a true community effort, weary hikers trekking along the arctic terrain of northern Norway will have a new place to rest their feet. A small cabin in Hammerfest—commissioned by the town’s local chapter of the Norwegian Trekking Association … Continue reading

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The disarming case to act right now on climate

Stockholm native Greta Thunberg first heard about climate change when she was 8 years old. She absorbed the solutions adults threw at her — recycle paper, study the data, train to be a climate scientist. None of it felt like … Continue reading

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Aerial Images of the Earth Animated into Fast-Paced Sequences by Kevin McGloughlin

In EPOCH, the new short film by Irish director and animator Kevin McGloughlin, aerial images of the Earth are pieced together to compare the structural similarities of various suburbs, highways, and fields. When flashed one after the next, buildings and roads form … Continue reading

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