How to map a cat

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Richard Feynman on venturing outside physics. Support for the most horrific totalitarian regime in history; how intellectuals were blinded into applauding Soviet Russia. Creepy urban legends that happen to be true. The use of robots in engaging with autistic children and patients recovering from strokes. Mark Zuckerberg on building Facebook. Thousands of people a day pumping out how-to videos on every possible subject.

What do cyborgs eat?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hallucinating without psychedelics. Rise of the cyborgs: human speciation continued. And a look at the neural prosthetics which will bring us there. More on neuroprosthetics and more on human speciation. Helping yourself be disciplined enough to sit down and write. Fill in the ingredients you have and get recipe suggestions. Or do it here.

Free passes to see the giraffes

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Who decides what you buy? On the forefront of coastal defence; the Netherlands are preparing for rising sea levels. What is the real story behind the Somalian pirates? Will we be seeing buckypaper in everyday life? Two small German children set off to Africa to get married. Video lectures from top universities.

Fitting the numbers

Monday, December 15, 2008

The exhilarating world of underwhelming theme parks. The meeting of two idiots savants, Daniel Tammet and Kim Peek. Multiple Personality Syndrome or is it hysteria? What a simple checklist did for a world of highly trained professionals. “I will start with meats, fish, eggs, soups and sauces, sandwiches, vegetables, desserts, and also what to do in case of a hydrogen or cobalt bomb attack." Interviews with animator Don Hertzfeldt. Can video games mature beyond mere entertainment?

The brain and the void

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Messing with Wikipedia. Experiences change the physical make-up of your brain. A bit of fools and idiocy. The very real developments in laser weaponry.

Geniuses born from the nightclub

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How to bring out the genius in children. Regular people who inadvertently changed (many images) the world. Ugly American elections are not a new phenomenon (many images). Fish as a currency in prisons. An incredible (geek) story on real life Tron emerging in a simple program. Interview with Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, etc.) about technology and more. A letter supposedly written by Jack the Ripper. Down with the degree. Nightclubs are pure hell.

Urban planning and technological singularity

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In the unlikely event that we manage to program machines to improve themselves, they will cumulatively reinforce their own ability to improve themselves. A bird that impales insects on branches for later snacking. Urban planning for a better world. A solution to the many evils of sprawl. Making museums more appealing by immersing people in the reality of history.

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