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06.06.2016

Silo’s Space of Representation

Silo’s Space of Representation

It is not so easy to write in a clarifying way about Silo’s Space of Representation, the way it is written is already precise#, but as a new concept possibly difficult to first grasp, especially extending the thought to its further ramifications. If a fellow wants to have a drink… »

31.05.2016

China to launch first quantum communications satellite

China to launch first quantum communications satellite

Beijing, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Academy of Sciences of China (ASCh) is preparing to launch its first experimental quantum communications satellite in June. According to the institution, it will be the first quantum communication system in the world through a satellite. Pan Jianwei, a professor at the University of… »

02.04.2016

Seed storage in the tropics

Seed storage in the tropics

 Why seed storage is necessary Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species… »

29.03.2016

FBI to Apple: Nevermind

FBI to Apple: Nevermind

‘The FBI’s credibility just hit a new low. They repeatedly lied to the court and the public in pursuit of a dangerous precedent that would have made all of us less safe.’ by Common Dreams staff Following a high-profile attempt by the FBI and Department of Justice… »

29.03.2016

Warka Water as appropriate technology for desert regions

Warka Water as appropriate technology for desert regions

On March 18, 2016, Warka Water was announced as the winner of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) World Design Impact Prize. Warka Water had been voted in as one of three finalists. Arturo Vittori, from Italy, accepted the award on the night at WDC 2016 Design… »

22.03.2016

World Water Day. Innovations largely ignored?

World Water Day. Innovations largely ignored?

Water scarcity and contamination has been recognised as a serious problem for many years. It kills people, starts wars and drives unspeakable inequality. Corporations steal water from unprotected people to produce expensive drinks or mine polluting coal. The UN has a number of water projects, but it… »

22.03.2016

Benefits & risks of artificial intelligence

Benefits & risks of artificial intelligence

“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before – as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.” Max Tegmark, President of the Future of Life Institute What is… »

17.03.2016

Female circumcision governor of ‘appropriate’ female sexual behaviour in the USA!

Female circumcision governor of ‘appropriate’ female sexual behaviour in the USA!

FGM in the USA – a forgotten phenomenon: an interview with Sarah Rodriguez By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. Female Circumcision and clitoridectomy were a quite common practice in the United States during 150 years. So FGM is not just an “African” phenomenon. The historian Sarah Rodriguez cast light… »

23.02.2016

Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Hoovering up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A gyre in oceanography is any large system of rotating ocean current, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary spin or vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction causing drag, that determines the circulation patterns from the torque of the wind caused… »

19.02.2016

Apple vs. the FBI

Apple vs. the FBI

Inside the Battle Snowden Calls “The Most Important Tech Case in a Decade” A major debate over privacy and online encryption has erupted after the computer giant Apple announced it will resist a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from one of the San Bernardino… »

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