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India launches mars probe

So, if you haven’t been living under a rock for the last week or so, India has successfully established its Mars probe (named “mangalyaan”, hindi for “fuck you, china”… uh, I mean, “mars vehicle”, also known as MOM or Mars Orbiter Mission… although the former name would have been s much cooler) into the orbit of… well, Mars. 391 more words

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Meet the Man Who Grows Meat

Modern Meadow’s CEO explains how he’ll culture leather and make steak from giant vats brewing muscle and skin cells

For MIT Technology ReviewDavid Talbot… 372 more words

Science & Technology

Hydrogen Skepticism

I’ll be brutally honest here: I think the so-called “hydrogen economy” is a whole lot of ridiculous bullshit. Hydrogen is not a substance that is immediately usable after some seasoning, like gas/coal/petroleum is. 358 more words

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Writing an Online Review

In the past decade we have seen the emergence of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat, which have reshaped the way we communicate and find information online.We’ve had to adapt and learn new programs in order to find friends, network, and get information. 856 more words

How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport

Date: 16-09-2014
Source: Technology Review

Analysing the network of passes between soccer players reveals that one of the world’s most successful teams plays an entirely different type of football to every other soccer team on the planet. 900 more words

Information Management & Technology

Strength of a worrisome generalist vs. technology

When any technological field such as biotechnology continues advancing in breaking formerly-impossible barriers, there should be at least one concerned-but-informed voice that invites discussions.

Technology advocates might call him or her a non-expert, coward or dragging force to better life assisted by technologies. 648 more words

Technology & Society

Six reasons why Google's autonomous car director thinks public sale is still five years away

Google’s self-driving cars may have notched up 700,000 accident-free miles without anyone needing to press the big red Stop button, but project director Chris Urmson’s personal deadline to have the cars on sale to the public is still five years away, reports the MIT’s  280 more words

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