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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity

Joshua Holden

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Raising good robots

We already have a way to teach morals to alien intelligences: it's called parenting. Can we apply the same methods to robots?

Regina Rini

Video/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

Meet the man bent on powering the world with vortexes

6 minutes

Video/Making

How to build a full pottery workshop from the earth up

11 minutes

Video/History of Technology

Breakthroughs, quackery and strange beauty: the afterlife of outmoded medical devices

5 minutes

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

Ben Medlock

Essay/History of Technology

Web of war

How the hair-trigger nuclear age and fears of Armageddon inspired visionary cold warriors to invent the internet

Sharon Weinberger

Video/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

The case for making our homes out of trash – tradition and culture be damned

7 minutes

Idea/Technology & the Self

Why upgrading your brain could make you less human

Michael Bess

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Idea/History of Technology

What the teleprompter tells us about truth, Trump and speech

Nana Ariel

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Essay/Space Exploration

Whitey on Mars

Elon Musk and the rise of Silicon Valley's strange trickle-down science

Andrew Russell & Lee Vinsel

Video/Space Exploration

‘Space junk’ is a calamity in the making and a threat to anyone venturing off Earth

11 minutes

Video/Making

Trapped, boiled, devoured: how to eat well in the wild

7 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Could we make a home on Mars? It would be a very unique psychological situation

3 minutes

Video/Automation & Robotics

Dance dance automation: music from the factory floor

8 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

The high life: take a majestic, guided tour of the International Space Station

18 minutes

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Idea/Future of Technology

How the dearly departed could come back to life – digitally

Muhammad A Ahmad

Video/History of Technology

Mongolian nomads building a traditional yurt is a master class in cooperation

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Video/Space Exploration

Think pollution is just an on-Earth problem? Anthropocene junk is in space too

2 minutes

Video/Engineering

Making tiny things go extremely fast is a monument to human enquiry and creativity

5 minutes

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Essay/Future of Technology

Crimes of the future

Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?

Sidney Perkowitz

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Idea/Internet & Communication

Only governments can safeguard the openness of the internet

Rufus Pollock

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Essay/History of Technology

Buck to the future

He’s a forgotten hippie idol, a sage of 1960s counterculture. What can we learn from Bucky Fuller’s faith in technology?

Samanth Subramanian

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Conscious exotica

From algorithms to aliens, could humans ever understand minds that are radically unlike our own?

Murray Shanahan

Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Now it’s time to prepare for the Machinocene

Huw Price

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Essay/History of Technology

The Soviet InterNyet

Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global internet

Benjamin Peters

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Idea/Future of Technology

The economy is more a messy, fractal living thing than a machine

George Zarkadakis

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Essay/History of Technology

It’s not all lightbulbs

If we abandon the cult of the Great White Innovator, we will understand the history of technology in a much deeper way

W Patrick McCray

Video/Making

Make shelter: how to build an awesome hut only with naturally occurring materials

14 minutes

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s technically and ethically complex

Walter Vannini