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Here’s What Samsung’s Foldable Phone Will Probably Cost You

Bend but Don’t Break Things you fold: clean towels, terrible poker hands, and… your smartphone? Tech manufacturer Samsung has been teasing a foldable smartphone since 2014, and last week it finally provided the world with its first glimpse of such a device at its annual developers conference. The demonstration didn’t reveal too much about the […]

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Origami Lava Pours from the Window of an Abandoned Building in Catalonia for LLUÈRNIA

As part of the recent LLUÈRNIA festival of light and fire in Catalonia, collaborators David Oliva of SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 created this spectacular flow of lava using common fortune teller origami figures. Over 10,000 folded pieces of paper were needed to create the work that was illuminated from underneath and […]

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Scrolls of Colorful Paper Meticulously Arranged Into Vibrant Organic Forms

“Aquatic Interstellar Dream” (2018), Paper, acrylic, copper on canvas While most artists use paint, pencil, or pastels to add color to canvas, Connecticut-based artist Amy Genser uses paper as her “pigment.” The mixed media artist explores color, texture, and pattern by arranging countless tubes of rolled paper into mesmerizing sculptural formations. Inspired by both macro- […]

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The UK Is Developing Autonomous Killer Robots

Battle Droids As recently as April, the United Kingdom tried to position itself as the world leader for artificial intelligence ethics. Now it’s actively developing the ultimate ethical no-no: fully-autonomous weapons systems and fighter drones. Officially, the U.K. government’s public stance is that it has no interest in developing autonomous weapons — but it refuses to join most […]

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How Machine Learning Could Help California Fight Wildfires

Fire Crisis Wildfires have torn through nearly hundreds of thousands of acres in California already this year, forcing evacuations and causing dozens of deaths. A new story by the Bay Area News Group looks at whether a combination of machine learning and new data gathering tools could warn firefighters about fires earlier, help responders evacuate areas more […]

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Tesla’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” Is Helping Californians Breathe

California Catastrophe Wildfires are currently raging across California, their flames destroying entire cities and claiming dozens of lives. The fires are also pumping smoke into the sky, causing the air quality in some areas to drop so low that officials are handing out breathing masks. However, residents who drive Teslas are finding they can eschew these masks as […]

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How Facebook Flags Terrorist Content With Machine Learning

Say No to Terrorism For years, content that promotes terrorism has thrived on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Fighting it is an uphill battle that has forced tech companies to open war rooms and hire new specialists. One solution that companies including Facebook are now betting on: machine learning. In a recent blog post, the social  giant detailed the way it’s using the […]

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Coming Soon: Our First Book Based on Futurism Cartoons

Futurism is proud to announce a publishing deal for our first book: Cartoons From Tomorrow to be published by Running Press, a division of Hachette Book Group. Based on our Futurism Cartoons Instagram, Cartoons From Tomorrow will feature 125 single-panel comics, including 80 brand new cartoons never before featured on our Instagram – written by Luke Kingma and illustrated in […]

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See Lab-Grown Human Heart Tissue Beat Like a Real Heart

A Heartbeat Away A tiny pulsing strip of muscle could help save the lives of 33 million people. That’s how many people suffer from atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Scientists have yet to invent an effective treatment for it, partly due to the difficulty in isolating heart muscle cells and then keeping […]