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Will 3D printing solve the affordable housing crisis?

October 15th, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

3D printing’s impact on construction is slowly materializing. Owning one’s own house—a dream of human beings ever since Cro-Magnons looked out of their caves at the retreating glaciers—has been sometimes more, sometimes less affordable. Currently, we’re in one of the less affordable phases. With construction accounting for almost 60 percent of the cost of a […]



2 gonzo ideas for slowing down a hurricane that might actually work

October 11th, 2018 at 1:34 am » Comments Off

Scientists are looking into ways to weaken hurricanes early on. Hurricane Michael is expected to bring life-threatening winds and storm surge to Florida’s Gulf Coast. As heavy winds from Hurricane Michael begin to lash Florida’s Gulf Coast, forecasters are urging residents of the panhandle, Big Bend, and Nature Coast to prepare for life-threatening storm surge […]



8 predictions for the near-future of artificial intelligence

September 28th, 2018 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

An artificial Intelligence project utilizing a humanoid robot from French company Aldebaran and reprogramed for their specific campus makes its debut as an assistant for students attending Palomar College in San Marcos, California, U.S. October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake No one disputes the potential impact AI will have across a wide range of business sectors. […]



Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong

September 24th, 2018 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm.



Remote weapons come of age

September 11th, 2018 at 8:59 am » Comments Off

During a military-related event on Aug 4, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro came close to being assassinated by a pair of drones. While Maduro escaped unscathed, the attack managed to injure seven soldiers. Various media outlets noted that this was the first known drone assassination attempt on a president. This development was however long in the […]



Software predicts landslides in weeks, not hours, in advance

August 30th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a new software tool that predicts the boundaries of where landslides will occur two weeks before they happen. Landslides—masses of rock, earth, or debris moving down a slope—happen everywhere. The effect on communities, the economy, and most importantly, lives, can be devastating. A recent landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar, for […]



Carnegie Mellon researchers create the most convincing deepfakes yet

August 29th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Ever heard of “deepfakes”? Videos generated with artificial intelligence (AI) that learn to superimpose the face of one person onto the body of another have been used to swap Harrison Ford for Nicolas Cage in countless movie clips, and for far more nefarious purposes, like fake celebrity porn and propaganda. Now, for better or worse, […]



The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

August 22nd, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

“After 20 years, I quit medicine and none of my colleagues were surprised. In fact, they all said they wish they could do the same,” said one doctor. The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortage of 42,600 to 121,300 physicians by 2030. The news that New York University will offer free tuition to […]



The five universal laws of human stupidity

August 18th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity. Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent […]



It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

August 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.” It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger coffins. According to an analysis from the Centers […]



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