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October 15, 2019

If you were a wildly successful entrepreneur dead set on finding a way to preserve the deep love you share with your romantic partner for all eternity, would you alter the course of human evolution to do it? And, if so, where would you start? Futuris...

October 15, 2019

Imagine having to create a visual narrative introducing a complicated story exploring the nature of reality, consciousness, and the singularity — a theoretical point in the future when technological growth becomes unmanageable and irreversible, resul...

October 15, 2019

On a brisk fall afternoon in Brooklyn’s Red Hook, just a few blocks from the East River, a community of robots huddles, dormant and immobilized, suspended in time. The robots populate an old Norwegian seaman’s church, crouching in the corners of the...

October 15, 2019

To collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age.

This is the mission statement of the American Computer & Robotics Museum (ACRM) located in Bozeman, Montana. Founded by Barbara and George Keremedjiev (1952...

October 15, 2019

As it turns out,  animatronics have a history that’s a story in and of itself, and it unofficially begins in 13th century Europe. Villard De Honnecourt (1225 — 1250) was a French architect who is best known for his sketchbook containing notes and obs...

October 15, 2019

At the 2017 SXSW festival, a performer used Einstein’s equations to draw portraits of audience members from selfies they tweeted for the event. The drawing looked like a series of unrelated equations until they suddenly morphed into realistic faces....

October 15, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 — 1519) was a masterful artist and inventor, and it’s difficult to say which of his endeavors had the greatest impact on modern-day art and science. Certainly, his research has shaped current understandings of linear perspecti...

October 15, 2019

Once you swallow the pill, your natural body temperature will melt the casing and activate the tiny robot within, which will proceed to configure itself into whatever form is required for the successful completion of the procedure. Then, once the mis...

October 15, 2019

Although prototypes of various robots have existed for hundreds of years, the word robot is absent from all literary and scientific papers until the early part of the 20th century. That’s because it hadn’t been invented yet. This was changed by the m...

October 15, 2019

If you were going to construct a robot science museum dedicated to the history, present, and future of robotics, using robots to build it would be a pretty badass move. Apparently, the city authorities of Seoul arrived at the same conclusion. So, the...

October 15, 2019

MIT's new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. At only 20 pounds, the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven t...

October 15, 2019

The Master Mystery (1918)  Fifteen-episode serial  Starring: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton, William Pike, and Charles Graham Directed by: Harry Grossman and Burton L. King Screenplay by: Arthur B. Reeve and Charles L...

July 15, 2019

Vantablack is in fact the blackest black that exists on our planet. Mind blowingly, it is not the blackest material in the universe, but it’s the closest thing to a black hole as we are ever likely to see. That's because it absorbs up to 99.965%...

April 16, 2019

I don’t like to buy what people want right now. I always try to find what people are going to want in a few years. Like, now, I am really into buying American made cars that were never meant for the American market; there’s a 25-year rule for importi...

April 15, 2019

Long before Gard Hollinger co-founded Arch Motorcycle with Keanu Reeves, he was an eight-year old kid living on Mulholland Drive and joyriding around the Hollywood Hills on his Schwinn Stingray. Combining their skills, Hollinger and a few of his frie...

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