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27 Sep. 2023 - 18:17 UTC
A touching documentary about Ernie Coombs, the beloved host of the groundbreaking Canadian children’s television show "Mr. Dressup".
27 Sep. 2023 - 17:09 UTC
Henry Winkler talked about his instant fame as "Fonzie" in "Happy Days" and how he avoided bad boy typecasting by reinventing himself.
27 Sep. 2023 - 15:32 UTC
Mathematician Katie Steckles explains a handy shortcut that allows a pizza to be cut into five equal pieces using geometry.
27 Sep. 2023 - 13:49 UTC
A golden retriever named Kobe with "only child syndrome" who thought the baby stuff was for him became a protective big brother to the baby.
26 Sep. 2023 - 19:58 UTC
Peter Frampton opened up to Dan Rather about how the talk box first came to his attention and how he wrote "Baby I Love Your Way".
26 Sep. 2023 - 19:17 UTC
Bardcore singer Hildegard von Blingin’ performed a cover of the Rolling Stones song "Paint It Black" in traditional medieval style.
26 Sep. 2023 - 17:43 UTC
Val Kolpakov, a dentist from Alpharetta, Georgia, set the record for the world's largest collection of toothpaste tubes.
26 Sep. 2023 - 16:11 UTC
A gorgeous 92 year old Australian Lungfish named Methuselah who loves figs and belly rubs is considered to be the oldest fish in human care.
26 Sep. 2023 - 14:25 UTC
Dave Brooker, who lives in Kent, England, takes his beloved turkey T2 (Trouble Version Two) wherever he goes aside from work.
26 Sep. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
A feisty little bunny named Ludwig acts like a spoiled toddler when his human doesn't give him the attention he wants when he wants it.

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27 Sep. 2023 - 16:00 UTC
I have only once felt an earthquake—in 1985, when a magnitude-4 temblor occurred just north of New York City. It wasn’t until I heard the news reports later that I realized the vibration that [...]
26 Sep. 2023 - 17:16 UTC
There seems to be two general approaches to cooking automation. There’s the “let’s make a robot that can operate in a human kitchen because everyone has a human kitchen,” which seems like a [...]
26 Sep. 2023 - 13:21 UTC
For the second year in a row, inflation outpaced growth in U.S. engineering salaries, according to the IEEE-USA 2023 Salary and Benefits Survey. That’s the first multiyear dip in real income since [...]
24 Sep. 2023 - 18:00 UTC
When Tushar Sharma was a young boy growing up in Jamnapaar, India, a densely populated area outside of Delhi, he never imagined that someday he would meet the country’s prime minister. That [...]
23 Sep. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
In a hangar at the University of Edinburgh, a triangular steel contraption sits beside a giant tank of water. Inside the tank, a technician in a yellow dinghy adjusts equipment so that the [...]
23 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Optimization problems—such as scheduling the hundreds of National Football League games while attempting to abide by the league’s many, many rules—can take huge computing resources. Some [...]
22 Sep. 2023 - 15:38 UTC
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few [...]
22 Sep. 2023 - 15:00 UTC
Winning an Academy Award is probably not something most engineers ever expect to do. But it was a fitting honor for Jim Vanns, who won a 2023 Technical Achievement Award—commonly referred to as a [...]
21 Sep. 2023 - 18:00 UTC
The adoption of emerging technologies has drastically increased since 2020, according to a McKinsey & Co. survey. Understanding the latest technology trends can allow you to strengthen your [...]
21 Sep. 2023 - 16:34 UTC
Using a new kind of hydrogel material, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have pulled water out of thin air at temperatures low enough to be achieved with sunlight.Atmospheric water [...]

Scope of Work

25 Sep. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Amreeta Duttchoudhury on composites, vacations, and the FAA.
21 Sep. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
An interview with ex-Imagineer (and present-day mechanical engineer) Colin Godby.
18 Sep. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Hillary Predko on the transmutation that occurs inside a nuclear reactor.
11 Sep. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Spencer Wright on the National Forest System's staggering quantity of unpaved roads.
4 Sep. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
TW Lim on the unfinished nature of kitchen knives
31 Aug. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Our AMA with food engineer Larissa Zhou who researches cooking techniques for microgravity.
28 Aug. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
James Coleman considers alignment problems in the workplace.
25 Aug. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Personal computing has long since arrived: Our lives and homes are bursting at the seams with computers; old phones and laptops spill out of drawers, full of the digital ephemera of our lives. In [...]
21 Aug. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Hillary Predko visits a nuclear power plant, iterates on ceramic Penrose tiles, and considers how instant ramen is made.
14 Aug. 2023 - 13:00 UTC
Spencer Wright on workshop time with kids.

The MIT Press Reader

26 Sep. 2023 - 9:46 UTC
Veteran game designer and writer Frank Lantz reflects on the power of video games to capture and express sublime truths.
22 Sep. 2023 - 9:39 UTC
There is no free lunch when it comes to tricky decisions; you have to do the thinking.
19 Sep. 2023 - 14:04 UTC
Huxley was a very special kind of expert witness to his own unusual states of consciousness.
14 Sep. 2023 - 9:51 UTC
Mark D’Esposito draws on a half-century of research, as well as insights gained in his lab, to break down our current understanding of frontal lobe function and working memory.
11 Sep. 2023 - 9:38 UTC
Fifty years ago, a military coup violently ended Chile’s political experiment with socialism, and with it the nation’s technological experiment with cybernetic management.
4 Sep. 2023 - 9:48 UTC
A brief excerpt from Marie Darrieussecq’s memoir “Sleepless,” a restless inquiry into the cultural and psychic sources of insomnia.
1 Sep. 2023 - 9:49 UTC
Some human social constructs like gender are viewed erroneously in an evolutionary context. It’s time for our understanding of a person’s self-identity to evolve.
28 Aug. 2023 - 9:50 UTC
A little-known story of Marjorie Van de Water, who, in her coverage of psychology and psychiatry, popularized a new journalistic beat among U.S. news reporters.
24 Aug. 2023 - 9:46 UTC
Abigail A. Van Slyck examines The Game of Buffalo Bill, an 1898 board game that whitewashed racial violence, reducing it to a gentle stroll along a pastel-colored path.
21 Aug. 2023 - 9:46 UTC
Our “Fascination of Science” series culminates with a powerful conversation with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who earned a Nobel Prize for her role in the discovery of HIV.


#magazine #tech
27 Sep. 2023 - 23:04 UTC
The FDA previously found that no one is confused about where almond milk comes from.
27 Sep. 2023 - 21:45 UTC
Youth suing: "I'm forced to stay inside," and "things are getting worse."
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:48 UTC
His mission was originally supposed to last six months.
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:47 UTC
Twitter/X left voluntary alliance but is "not off the hook," EU official says.
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:31 UTC
Tens of thousands of fossils later, we've found a trilobite with a full stomach.
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:31 UTC
Post-apocalyptic heroine Aloy will return to Steam and the Epic Game Store soon.
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:21 UTC
From Thursday until Sunday, charges will cost just one dollar.
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:19 UTC
Despite total lack of specifics, rumored collaboration has everyone guessing.
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:04 UTC
The modified firmware used by BlackTech is hard to detect.
27 Sep. 2023 - 18:12 UTC
Apple is contractually obligated to defend Google search deal, DOJ says.

Rest of World

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27 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
The region’s conservative corporations are finding different ways to get into technology.
27 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
Busani Moyo fears AI could soon wipe out his job, so he’s been trying to learn how to use ChatGPT to his advantage.
26 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
In Brazil, delivery apps are now asking customers to report child delivery workers.
26 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
Government officials have put increasing pressure on TikTok to aggressively moderate content that many sex workers depend on for income.
26 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
EV adoption in Nigeria is almost nonexistent, but a local startup is helping solve that problem.
26 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
On Chinese social media, women are censored and harassed, but undeterred.
25 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
Tata Group is Apple's only Indian supplier, and it's angling to become a major global player in electronics manufacturing.
22 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
Ana Jiménez, 500 Global’s chief of staff for Latin America, on building a relationship of trust and strategic vision with her organization’s leader.
21 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
A new crop of fintech startups are tackling blockchain-inspired problems without the blockchain.
21 Sep. 2023 - 10:00 UTC
From .ai to .vc, inside the weird and lucrative marketplace of website addresses.

Singularity Hub

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27 Sep. 2023 - 17:45 UTC
My college laptop was slow. It didn’t help that the internet was too. Neither fact distracted me from two crucial tasks: downloading music and searching for aliens. The former was a study in [...]
26 Sep. 2023 - 17:00 UTC
The other day I dove headfirst into a spiderweb while half-asleep inside my camper van. Screams aside, the logical part of me marveled at how fast a single creepy-crawly had woven such an [...]
24 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Biotechnology is often advertised as the solution to world hunger or a way to cure disease. But new glow-in-the-dark house plants suggest it can have more whimsical uses too. Our rapidly improving [...]
23 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI’s Dall-E 3 Is an Art Generator Powered by ChatGPT Will Knight | Wired “Dall-E 3 will…let users refine a creation through ChatGPT, as if they were [...]
22 Sep. 2023 - 17:27 UTC
It’s tempting to believe that we can simply rely on personal experience to develop our understanding of the world. But that’s a mistake. The world is large, and we can experience only very little [...]
21 Sep. 2023 - 20:27 UTC
Proteins are like Spider-Man in the multiverse. The underlying story is the same: each building block of a protein is based on a three-letter DNA code. However, change one letter, and the same [...]
20 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Simple robots have long been a manufacturing staple, but more advanced robots—think Boston Dynamics’ Atlas—have mostly been bespoke creations in the lab. That’s begun to change in [...]
19 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
MDMA doesn’t have the best reputation. Known as “ecstasy” or “molly,” the drug is synonymous with rave culture: all-night electronic beats and choreographed laser shows. Still, it may soon [...]
17 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
If you looked up 66 million years ago you might have seen, for a split second, a bright light as a mountain-sized asteroid burned through the atmosphere and smashed into Earth. It was springtime and [...]
16 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
ROBOTICS This Driverless Car Company Is Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter Will Douglas Heaven | MIT Technology Review “Self-driving car startup Wayve can now interrogate its [...]

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From prehistoric life and #archaeology to the more bizarre realms of #astronomy, #physics, #psychology, and even #tech...
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27 Sep. 2023 - 20:29 UTC
The Fiji mermaid looked nothing like the lovely sea creatures.
26 Sep. 2023 - 22:46 UTC
Jenny Hanivers were bizarre, dried specimens resembling mythical creatures, crafted by European sailors.
26 Sep. 2023 - 20:21 UTC
Completed in 1986, the Robot Building was considered one of the century's top 50 landmark structures.
26 Sep. 2023 - 17:20 UTC
Bangkok's famous skyscraper, which resembles an elephant and was completed in 1997, is now an iconic landmark.
26 Sep. 2023 - 14:24 UTC
Margo Dydek, the tallest WNBA player in history at 7'2", ruled the game with a record 877 career blocks.
26 Sep. 2023 - 6:55 UTC
The Battle of Leuctra, which took place in 371 BC, is considered a turning point that radically changed the balance of power in Ancient Greece and ended Sparta's rule.
25 Sep. 2023 - 18:02 UTC
The hoary fox is known for its small size and preference for solitude or small groups.
25 Sep. 2023 - 17:02 UTC
There are about 20 different varieties of the southern viscacha.
25 Sep. 2023 - 12:45 UTC
Viscachas rely on their thick fur to endure low oxygen levels and cold temperatures.
24 Sep. 2023 - 22:59 UTC
Neither a fox nor a dog: The pampas fox is found in the wet grasslands of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and southern Brazil.