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Engineers can now reverse-engineer 3D models

January 12th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

A system that uses a technique called constructive solid geometry (CSG) is allowing MIT researchers to deconstruct objects and turn them into 3D models, thereby allowing them to reverse-engineer complex things. The system appeared in a paper entitled “InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees” by Tao Du, Jeevana Priya Inala, Yewen Pu, […]



New research says men who marry intelligent women live longer

January 10th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

New research has shown that if a man wants to live a long healthy life, marrying a smart woman will go a long way in fulfilling this desire. Besides increasing longevity, having an intelligent wife can negate the chances of a man catching dementia. The right partner will definitely help enrich a person’s life. However, […]



The welfare state is committing suicide by Artificial Intelligence

January 3rd, 2019 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

  Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process. Everyone likes to talk about the ways that liberalism might be killed off, whether by populism at home or adversaries abroad. Fewer talk about the growing indications in places like Denmark that liberal democracy might accidentally commit suicide. […]



Older adults projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history

January 3rd, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

  If you’re feeling old, you’re in good company and apparently a lot of it. New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that for the first time in U.S. history, older people are projected to outnumber children. And they expect it to happen in a little over a decade. According to the U.S. Census […]



How data mining reveals the world’s healthiest cuisines

December 31st, 2018 at 2:08 am » Comments Off

  Algorithms are teasing apart the link between food and health to provide the first evidence that we really are what we eat. Jean Brillat-Savarin was a 19th-century French lawyer famed for his writings on gastronomy. In his most famous work, he said: “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” […]



Teens trust driverless cars: Older folks, not so much

December 30th, 2018 at 3:51 am » Comments Off

A poll shows the plain truth: The youth of today is much more willing to get behind the wheel (but not use the wheel) of a driverless car than any other age group. In a poll featured on Statista and conducted by iAccenture and Harris Interactive of 21,000 respondents ages 14 and up, people were […]



A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist says most people don’t really want to be happy

December 30th, 2018 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

We think we want to be happy. Yet many of us are actually working toward some other end, according to cognitive psychologist Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics. Kahneman contends that happiness and satisfaction are distinct. Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is a […]



The challenge of rural depopulation: Facing the scenario of demographic deserts in the EU

December 28th, 2018 at 6:20 am » Comments Off

The rural exodus has been triggered in Europe since the early decades of the second half of the twentieth century. Many people, especially the younger members of society, continue to migrate to the cities looking for job opportunities, better felicities, and higher wages than in the countryside. Over the years, the exodus to the vibrant […]



Why Millennial men don’t go to therapy

December 18th, 2018 at 12:36 pm » Comments Off

The most depressed generation won’t get help despite having more access than ever before About eight years ago, Eugene was in the midst of transferring colleges when he noticed how his mood sagged, seemingly at random times, triggered by the smallest things. He had spent the previous two years at a California State University “smoking, […]



This is what the world might look like in 100 years

December 10th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Samsung commissioned these predictions in the SmartThings Future Livings Report. Via Futurism  



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