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December 5th, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Finland is the first country in the World to rid of all school subjects

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Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always in the top ten. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on their laurels, and they’ve decided to carry through a real revolution in their school system.

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December 5th, 2016 at 7:20 pm

The future of employee monitoring

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In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Administration, the installation of mass surveillance equipment in cities across Europe, and disclosure of multiple massive user data leaks, people have been forced to confront the dystopian reality that big government has stepped into the role of Big Brother. What has been less discussed is the proliferation of little brothers, corporations that closely monitor their workers as a matter of course, using a variety of new technologies.

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December 5th, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Minority Report-style AI learns to predict if people are criminals

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Researchers have created a machine that they claim can tell if a person is a convicted criminal simply from their facial features. The artificial intelligence, created at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was able to correctly identify criminals from a selection of 186 photos nine out of 10 times by assessing their eyes, nose and mouth.

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December 2nd, 2016 at 10:13 am

Gravity lights the world with this brand new technology

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Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at the heart of GravityLight – the lamp that’s lighting areas of the world with limited access to electricity using the power of (you guessed it) gravity.

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December 2nd, 2016 at 10:05 am

Scientists can remove fears from your brain

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Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fears from the human brain.

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December 2nd, 2016 at 9:00 am

Justin Lin’s “The World of ‘The Jetsons,’ Reimagined”

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Arconic (NYSE: ARNC), a global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing company, launched a global campaign about the next world-changing innovations in the sky, on the road and in our cities–and how Arconic might help bring those technologies to life.

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December 1st, 2016 at 9:58 pm

AI to compose an original Rembrandt painting

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Earlier this year there was an unprecedented collaboration between ING, Microsoft and TU Delft, with the willing participation of Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembrandthuis, to teach an artificial intelligence to paint a Rembrandt.

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December 1st, 2016 at 9:51 pm

DARPA is building a drone to provide surveillance anywhere in the world

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DARPA is on track to unveil a working prototype of its “Tern” drone system in 2018 that could eventually give the Navy and Marines persistent surveillance and strike targeting “virtually anywhere in the world.”

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December 1st, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Light bulbs watch you buy groceries

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In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but they’re actually flickering faster than the human eye can see. The unique patterns each individual section of lighting emits are a 21st-century twist on Morse code, meant not for people, but for the cameras on their phones.

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November 30th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Researchers invent the ‘perfect’ soap molecule

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A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment. The soap molecules also worked better than some conventional soaps in challenging conditions such as cold water and hard water.

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