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31 Insanely Clever Inventions
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, humans, interesting, pictures, society, technology, world )

Lone
- 12 days ago - opposingviews.com
Amazing ideas!
At Least 60 Journalists Were Killed Globally This Year
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, news, business, crime, ethics, americans, technology, women, police, protection, society, safety, off-beat, world )

Roxy
- 19 days ago - thenewage.co.za
At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, and 44 percent of them were targeted for murder, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.
Quantum Thinking: Cats to Computers
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, technology, computer )

Ray
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Quantum physics is weird. Things can be in two places at once or spinning in two different directions at the same time. We can normally ignore this absurdity since it only happens at the microscopic scale.
I-Wonder:Drones: Deadly Robots or Useful Machines?
Offbeat  (tags: drones, technology, Regulating technology, Robot wars )

Ray
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
With a new story about drones every day, it's no wonder these objects are in the spotlight. A drone is usually a flying machine that is remotely controlled, much like a toy plane. Drones are also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs.
Neuroscience: âEUR~I Built a Brain Decoder'
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Technology, Brain, Human body, Innovation )

Ray
- 40 days ago - bbc.com
What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.
How Con Artists Trick Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Technology, Computer, Crime )

Ray
- 41 days ago - bbc.com
Scammers play sophisticated psychological tricks to fool their marks, says Colin Barras, and that means anyone can be vulnerable unless they know what to look for.
Dog Runs For First Time In His Life, Thanks To  3-D-Printed Legs
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, dogs, interesting, technology )

JeanisAWA
- 41 days ago - thedodo.com
Some might say Derby the dog is disabled, but clearly they haven't seen him in action. "He has always been the happiest dog I know," Derby's adopted human, Sherry Portanova, tells The Dodo. But before he met Sherry, things weren't so bright for him.
The Code That May Treat Blindness
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Brain, Disease )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.com
Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg has found a technique that promises to treat blindness, and it all began with her idea to crack the brain's visual code...
Turning Waste Into Building Blocks of the Future City
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Architecture, Building Tomorrow, Pollution, Sustainability )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.com
Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future? In the third of Building Tomorrow's expert viewpoints,
What Our Descendants Will Deplore About Us
Offbeat  (tags: Science & Environment, Health, Technology, Climate change, Developing country, Disease )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.com
How will the future view us? Tom Chatfield asked some of the world's best minds, and discovered that we will be seen as barbaric in ways we may not even realise.
Living Buildings for Tomorrow's Cities
Offbeat  (tags: Science & Environment, Technology, Architecture, Build Tomorrow, Building Tomorrow, City )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.com
Cities rely on systems that pollute our world. In the first expert viewpoint in the Building Tomorrow series, sustainability expert Rachel Armstrong looks at how nature is providing the inspiration for greener, more responsive designs.
DNA Barcoding: The Hi-Tech Fight Against Fake Food
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Food, Genetics, Sustainability )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.com
From mislabeled meat to fake fur, a global industry has thrived for centuries by supplying shops and markets with fraudulent products. Is DNA barcoding the answer?
Artificial Food: Incredible or Inedible?
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Food Popular, culture, Sustainability )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.com
After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues - some bland, others grisly
Can City Farms Feed a Hungry World?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Science, Environment, Technology, Agriculture, Build Tomorrow, Building Tomorrow )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.com
There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have enough to eat.
How Pickpockets Trick Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Health, Technology, Brain, Hacking, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 52 days ago - bbc.com
Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain's weaknesses.
 

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