Tag: The-map-is-the-territory

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Bionics

Brain Scan replaces Job Interview in 5 years?

Forget about palmistry! MRI scans for candidates in top jobs such as bank directors could soon become part of the job-application package, says Erasmus University researcher Prof Willem Verbeke of Rotterdam, He’s confident brain scans will replace job interviews within 5 years.

Prof. Verbeke heads the department of neuro-economics, (NSIM), at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He predicts in an interview with Good Morning Netherlands radio station that employers demanding compulsory brain scans from their job applicants will soon become the most normal thing in the world – in fact within five years’ time’, he believes.

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Dynamic-architecture

Behavioral Urbanism

Its title might be self-explanatory and it sure looks intriguing… however kokkugia fails to give a thorough description for this architectual piece. Classified as ‘peculiar image’ until further notice.…

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Designed-by-Evolution

Grasscutter Architects

Ten tons of cement were pourred into this grasscutters ant colony, revealing a subterranean structure of 8 meters / 26 feet deep. ‘Ant-City’ was built including circulating ventilation shafts and funghi gardens…

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Feed-Back

Agro-Veillance

This summer researchers from technology firm QinetiQ and from Aberystwyth University flew an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over fields in England and Wales to map the nitrogen levels in soil, to…

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Biopolitics

Country looking for a new land

The Maldives, a chain of islands off the coast of India is taking the possibility of disappearance into account. This little piece of paradise is so low above sea level that it…

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Bionics

Elephant sends sms messages to rangers

In the Kenyan wildlife conservancy Ol Pejeta elephants are tagged with a GPS-triggered text messaging device. Before the elephants start raiding the nearby villagers’ harvest they send a text message to the…

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Augmented-Bodies

Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Starting next spring, a complete human-genome sequence can be ordered the Californian startup Complete Genomics for just $5,000, Techreview reports. Currently sequencing still costs about $100,000. The price drop is expected to…

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Bionics

Smart Forests – EWAN

At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Christopher Love and colleagues are working to find out whether energy from trees can be used to prevent forest fires. A sensor system taps into trees as…

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Biopolitics

If the Implications of Global Warming Were Fair

Contrary to popular belief, global warming is not simply a bad thing: there are winners and losers. While low-lying countries, like Bangladesh, are expected to suffer extensively from rising temperatures and sea-levels, countries situated at the top of the Northern Hemisphere, like Canada and Russia, might gain enormous regions of pristine exploitable farming ground, as temperatures rise.

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Genetic Map of Europe

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European biologists have constructed a genetic map of Europe showing the relations between its various populations.

The right part of the map shows the location in Europe where each of the sampled populations live. The left part shows the genetic relationship between these 23 populations. The area assigned to each population represents the amount of genetic variation in it.

The genetic map of Europe bears a clear structural similarity to the geographic map. However it also clearly identifies two genetic barriers within Europe. Read more

Digital-Presence

The first map of the internet

Its simplicity is one of a kind and it takes my breath when I realize that this little drawing is actually the internets Big Bang point of origin. It shows the first…

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Information Decoration

Air traffic

The paths of air traffic over North America visualized in color and form. Created by Aaron Koblin.…

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Social Networking down to the Genetic Level

If you’ve ever wanted to know just exactly how much DNA you share with your ridiculously tall brother or doppelganger best friend, you’ll soon be able to find out. 23andMe, a personal genomics startup in Mountain View, California, is about to unveil a new social-networking service that allows customers to compare their DNA. The company hopes that the new offering will encourage consumers to get DNA testing, potentially creating a novel research resource in the process.

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Calm-technology

A view beyond

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Imagine the impossible… a secret transatlantic tunnel running between New York and London, that has lain undisturbed for a hundred years. And imagine an extraordinary optical device allowing people on one side of the world to see right through it to the other side! Welcome to the world of the Telectroscope – a project by British artist Paul St George, designed to provide a window between two cities, from Brooklyn Bridge in New York to Tower Bridge in London.

Made by the people who also made this giant elephant
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