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Feb 17, 2019

Inside Finland’s plan to become an artificial intelligence powerhouse

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

Finland knows it doesn’t have the resources to compete with China or the United States for artificial intelligence supremacy, so it’s trying to outsmart them. “People are comparing this to electricity – it touches every single sector of human life,” says Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa. From its foundations as a pulp mill 153 years ago, Nokia is now one of the companies helping to drive a very quiet, very Finnish AI revolution.


The small Nordic country is betting on education to give it a decisive edge in the age of AI.

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Feb 15, 2019

Bill Gates Funds Tiny Robot Surgeons That Operate Inside the Body

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, robotics/AI

It’s like “The Magic School Bus.”

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Feb 14, 2019

3D Printed Dress from Iris van Herpen Pushes Boundaries of Fashion

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, education

Too many people believe that art and science exist as polar opposites and have delineated the disciplines as existing in an irreconcilable dichotomy that acts to drive the two types of knowledge apart. This conceptualization of the knowledge cultures is akin to placing two magnets next to each other such that their same poles when aligned repel each other: it foolishly denies the absolute attraction that exists when you simply flip one magnet the other way. Centuries ago, this attraction between art and science was understood as a given. The most easily identifiable product of this was a person such as Leonard da Vinci, whose work didn’t move back and forth between science and art, but rather understood the two as inextricably interwoven.

In the world of 3D printing, there appears to be developing an understanding that the bubbles of art and science are actually simply contorted ways of viewing a larger field of human knowledge. Dutch designer Iris van Herpen likes to play in the field and apply her understanding to the creation of fashion collections. Her pieces are explorations that encourage collaborative efforts because of the breadth of expertise in a wide variety of fields needed to create the pieces she has in mind. For a 2013 collection, she worked with photographer Nick Knight, who had captured images of the way water moved when splashed upon the nude body, in order to turn those images into garments. It became clear to Knight that van Herpen understood the inseparable nature of art and science, as he explained in an interview with the New York Times:

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Feb 14, 2019

A Company Claims Its AI Has Prevented 16 School Shootings

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

Thousands of school districts are using AI to hunt for signs of trouble.

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Feb 14, 2019

Face recognition technology in classrooms is here – and that’s ok

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can’t turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.

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Feb 9, 2019

Nanomachines taught to fight cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, nanotechnology

Scientists from ITMO in collaboration with international colleagues have proposed new DNA-based nanomachines that can be used for gene therapy for cancer. This new invention can greatly contribute to more effective and selective treatment of oncological diseases. The results were published in Angewandte Chemie.

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Feb 8, 2019

The Art of Food Pairings

Posted by in categories: education, food

If pairing wine with food is an art, then consider this episode a masterpiece. The guys drink their way around town, from donut shops to Thai food in a tattoo parlor.

Weed MARIJUANA Travel Steak Culture Cannabis Munchies meatballs Documentary Hip-Hop seafood Pasta Brooklyn DABBING cooking moonshine duck feast wine rap Queens Tattoos history Italian food NEW YORK CITY Red Hook BBQ Fine Dining Smoking Tattooing friendship concert Thai Food Donuts vice_videos: premiere spirits sauce Natural Wine barbeque food pairings clams chicken parm chiense food carrol gardens.

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Feb 6, 2019

XPrize board member raises $100M fund to tackle aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, life extension, space travel

Longevity Vision Fund has exited stealth with plans to invest $100 million in startups with aspirations to extend healthy lifespans. The fund, which is linked to the founder of XPrize, will pump the money into biotechs and other longevity startups based around the world in seed to series B rounds.

Sergey Young, the founder of Longevity Vision, unveiled the fund at an event in London this week. Young is the cofounder of Peak State Ventures and an innovation board member at XPrize Foundation, a nonprofit known for running competitions to incentivize advances in fields including suborbital space flight.

At Peak State, Young and his colleagues invest in fields well outside of longevity, including property and education. But Young has established a foothold in the longevity space, leading to him becoming development sponsor of Longevity XPrize and a longevity partner at Bold Capital Partners.

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Feb 2, 2019

Weathersbee: To build a nuclear reactor, the ‘nuclear kid’ had to become a welder first

Posted by in categories: education, nuclear energy

Jackson Oswalt, 14, built a nuclear reactor at his home. He may be a potent weapon for state Sen. Katrina Robinson’s push for middle school skills training.

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Jan 30, 2019

Happy birthday, periodic table

Posted by in categories: chemistry, education

How much do you know about the iconic symbol of science pinned to every classroom wall?

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