Adidas Futurecraft 4D starts a new era of 3D-printed shoes

Using Digital Light Synthesis, Adidas plans to ship more than 100,000 pairs of 3D-printed shoes by the end of 2018

Adidas is back with another sneaker based on a 3D-printed midsole, but this time the company says it’s moving even closer to mass production. The Futurecraft 4D shoe will be the first one using Carbon’s “Digital Light Synthesis” process. Continue reading “Adidas Futurecraft 4D starts a new era of 3D-printed shoes”

How many calories is that human? A nutritional guide for prehistoric cannibals

Early humans ate each other — but why?

If you were to eat, say, another human being, how many calories would you be taking in? That’s a valid question not only for health-conscious people, but for anthropologists, too. You see, our human ancestors were cannibals — but we don’t really know why. Did they kill and eat each other like they would a mammoth or a wholly rhino — for the meat? Or were they practicing some sort of religious ritual? Continue reading “How many calories is that human? A nutritional guide for prehistoric cannibals”

Testosterone Is Killing Men

Men Don’t Live As Long As Women, Because They’re Men

There’s plenty of nuance to be had in Richard G. Bribiescas’s examination of the discrepancy of average lifespans between women and men. But really, it’s largely because young men die at higher rates than young women.

Bribiescas lays this all at the feet of testosterone and natural selection. You see, the two have an interesting relationship. Given how reproduction works, natural selection doesn’t really care about how old you can live. It favors those who can pass on their genes, not so much those who live to see their genes pass on their genes. Testosterone, generally, makes you thin and strong and encourages risky behavior — all qualities that, well, lend themselves to passing genes on. Continue reading “Testosterone Is Killing Men”

TED Talk: The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

Progress! Do mankind’s best days lie ahead?

How are humans progressing? Be it resolved humankind’s best days lie ahead…

Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms and the spread of global norms empowers individuals and societies around the world. But is progress inevitable? Its critics argue that human civilization has become different, not better, over the last two and a half centuries. What is seen as breakthrough or innovation in one period becomes a setback or limitation in another. In short, progress is an ideology not a fact; a way of thinking about the world as opposed to a description of reality. Continue reading “Progress! Do mankind’s best days lie ahead?”

The Rolls-Royce 103Ex – Stunning Futuristic Unveiling Concept Car

British heritage brand Rolls-Royce is entering the autonomous vehicle fray with a stunning futuristic unveiling – the Rolls-Royce 103EX – a concept embodiment of the luxury company’s vision of what the next 100 years of road travel will look like. Continue reading “The Rolls-Royce 103Ex – Stunning Futuristic Unveiling Concept Car”

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

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WATCH: A Pianist Play A Heartbreaking Funeral Song For The Arctic

PERFORMED IN FRONT OF A MELTING GLACIER

Through his music, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic. Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway).

Einaudi performed a heartbreaking “Elegy For The Arctic”, an original composition designed to raise awareness about climate change in the fragile, frigid region as a way of supporting Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign.

The campaign is currently encouraging government representatives at this week’s meeting of the OSPAR Commission to set up a protected area in international Arctic waters about the size of the UK. The OSPAR commission is a group of 15 European governments that is set up to protect the environment in the waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic.

THE ARCTIC NEEDS YOUR VOICE

Source: Popular Science

Breathtaking Footage Of The World’s Highest Waterfall

Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres and a plunge of 807 metres.

Jermaín Odremán

Against Empathy

Paul Bloom, psychologist and Yale professor, argues that empathy is a bad thing—that it makes the world worse. While we’ve been taught that putting yourself in another’s shoes cultivates compassion, it actually blinds you to the long-term consequences of your actions.

The Northernmost Town on Earth

Way up north on the Norwegian Longyearbyen on Svalbard is the northernmost settlement on earth with over 1000 residents. It is only 1300 kilometers south of the North Pole.

Opened by the Norwegian Government in February 2008, this town host the world’s largest secure seed storage. From all across the globe, crates of seeds are sent here for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock vaults.

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Are We Safer With Mass Surveillance

Has all this mass surveillance made us safer?

New video from Kurzgesagt assisting the potential effect of surveillance measures.

Beautiful drone footage of salmon migration

Fly high above Lake Iliamna, Alaska, following the crew of the Alaska Salmon Program as they conduct sockeye salmon surveys during one of the largest migrations in recent history.