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Learning the Language of the Future

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeLiteracy enabled society to drastically increase the sum of knowledge a single person could consume in their lifespan and pass on vast stores of knowledge to future generations. Today, we live in the digital era, where elements...

Learning the Language of the Future

Learning the Language of the Future

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeLiteracy enabled society to drastically increase the sum of knowledge a single person could consume in their lifespan and pass on vast stores of knowledge to future generations. Today, we live in the digital era, where elements of daily life are becoming...

Remembering Katherine G. Johnson, an American Hero

Remembering Katherine G. Johnson, an American Hero

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeSad News Folks Katherine G. Johnson, an American hero, and legendary mathematician has died. She was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on August 26, 1918, and came from humble beginnings, the daughter of a teacher and a farmer. Her love of numbers...

Does AI Fix or Distort Our Past?

Does AI Fix or Distort Our Past?

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeThe News On Monday, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev published a remastered cut of one of the world’s most famous films: L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat (translation: Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat). Two artificial intelligence algorithms were used in...

Starlink: Friend or Foe

Starlink: Friend or Foe

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeWhat’s Going On? We’re barely two weeks into 2020 and the headlines are already insane: Trump Starts World War III! Australia’s on Fire! Baby Yoda Officially Cuter Than Overweight English Bulldogs! Now, thanks to Elon Musk and his newly launched Starlink...

Why Bitcoin is Stuck

Why Bitcoin is Stuck

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IBM AI Synthesizes Arguments

IBM AI Synthesizes Arguments

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeThe News Last Thursday (Nov. 14, 2019) at Cambridge University, IBM’s “Project Debater” artificial intelligence program facilitated a debate over whether AI will do more harm than good to humanity in the future. It began with a website, where anybody could...

Internet of Things In Criminal Proceedings

Internet of Things In Criminal Proceedings

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe What is the big news? The Internet of Things boom has connected billions of wireless devices worldwide. These devices form an intelligent network that already impacts all aspects of daily life. The technology within these interconnected devices picks up on...

Happy Birthday League!

Happy Birthday League!

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeGamers all over the world are wishing a Happy Birthday to Riot Games this week as their primary (and let’s face it only) gaming offering, League of Legends, turns 10. Officially, the game turned 10 on October 27th but the celebration is still in full swing as...

A Brief History of Blockchain: Future

A Brief History of Blockchain: Future

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe The power of Ethereum became known in Spring 2016, with the invention of a radical new application known as the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). The DAO was a blockchain mutual fund that invested in projects across the Ethereum network. By...

The Truth about Recycling and What You Can Do

The Truth about Recycling and What You Can Do

Getting people to recycle may have been one of the biggest marketing successes since the surgeon general’s warnings on cigarette packs. Everyone recycles. It’s a sign that you’re a good, responsible person and a steward of the environment. That may be why social media reacted with such horror when...

A Brief History of Blockchain: Ethereum

A Brief History of Blockchain: Ethereum

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe Bitcoin’s Flaws Satoshi Nakamoto’s blockchain changed the world, and Bitcoin became the first proof of concept for this exciting technology. Bitcoin was a remarkable, world-changing invention, and it brought together previously niche technologies to create...

A Brief History of Blockchain: Bitcoin

A Brief History of Blockchain: Bitcoin

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeOne of the most significant documents of the 21st century begins in earnest: “A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” Just over...

The Ethical Dilemma Of Artificial Intelligence

The Ethical Dilemma Of Artificial Intelligence

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeWith the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in mainstream culture, the futures depicted in movies and TV shows like Black Mirror and Ready Player One don’t seem so far off. This pressing reality, coupled with some disturbing behavior recently discovered in...

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe “I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.” -Batman, Batman Vol 1 624 “Satoshi Nakamoto” is Found A Newsweek journalist approaches a modest two-story home in the San Gabriel foothills of Temple City, California. At the...

The Future of The Internet of Things

The Future of The Internet of Things

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.” -Nikola Tesla, 1926 Legend has it that in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Carnegie Mellon University’s...

The Sustainable City in Dubai

The Sustainable City in Dubai

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe What if you could live in a city with a net-zero carbon footprint? That’s the question that Faris Saeed, director of Diamond Developers in Dubai, asked himself in 2013. That year, his company made a splash at the International Property Show with plans for...

Can your garbage produce energy

Can your garbage produce energy

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe Two of the major environmental issues facing humanity right now: rising carbon dioxide levels and garbage. Some municipalities – and even some nations – believe that they’ve found the key to solving both of these problems at once. They’re using their garbage...

Is Nanotech The Solution For Cleaner Lakes?

Is Nanotech The Solution For Cleaner Lakes?

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeThe world’s smallest technology could solve some of the world’s biggest water pollution problems. After astonishing advances, including recent real-world fixes, it seems that nanotech may be the solution for cleaner lakes around the world. Existing nano water...

The Global Race to Deploy 5G Network Technologies

The Global Race to Deploy 5G Network Technologies

Illustration redesigned by Devin ThorpeDefining 5G Like its predecessors 3G and 4G, 5G or, more specifically, the 5th Generation of Wireless Network Technology is not, in fact, a single technology. Rather, it is a set of guidelines that define characteristics of the hardware, software, data...

AI Image Generation Can Fool You

AI Image Generation Can Fool You

Illustration redesigned by Devin Thorpe Pleased to Meet You Pictured above are Ruben and Gloria Ruiz, a couple living in Belmont, CA.  He’s a transport engineer working for the city; she teaches nursing at the local community college. They’re in their 60s now, and have two adult children: Marco...