It’s easy to imagine that Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers would have had a happier ending with the benefit of modern technology. A social researcher explores this idea more deeply.
Source: Guest of a Guest
What does a reimagined grocery store look like? Amazon, a name not associated with grocery stores up to now, opened “Amazon Go” in Seattle in January!
Would you like this new 21st century shopping experience?
Source: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The great explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492 on a voyage of exploration. The 3 ships he set off with were believed to be “technology that was far ahead of its time”. Think of this connection and about why this article appears on The American Society of Mechanical Engineers website.
Neuroscientist Michael Graziano outlines the steps he believes would create an artificially-conscious computer.
Source: How Stuff Works
Even the cheesiest 3-D movie effects can be startling. How does a cheap pair of glasses make an image look like it’s coming right at us?
Half a century ago, fallout shelters were everywhere. One of these well-stocked little bunkers, meant to protect people from the fallout of an atomic bomb, is now part of history.
Source: The Guardian
The use of technologies such as CGI (computer-generated imagery) can make a little bear from Peru appear very real. We take on board the personality and challenges of the “guy” as if he were human. Read more about the technical challanges here.
Mars Short Stories – The Write Stuff is an initiative by NASA to engage writers to put technology-based fiction to paper. The aim is to help visualize the potential reality of, in particular, the first human missions to Mars.
Source: Nieman Reports
In part of its 21st Century Muckrakers series, Nieman Reports, a foundation that seeks to advance the standards of journalism, outlines the obstacles and advantages of contemporary investigative reporting.
Source: Science Gallery Dublin
In this online version of the Fail Better exhibition, you can explore discoveries, inventions, and ideas that failed. The exhibition looks at the importance of these failures in leading to success.