The World’s First Digital Art Museum

The first dedicated digital art museum in the world – a 107,000-square-foot venue recently opened in Tokyo.

Is it art? Intended as a social media spectacle? A technology showcase? An interactive museum? The Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless seems all these things at once, and for better and worse, likely a precursor to a wave of exhibitions catering to the public’s demand for experiences worthy of a “like”. Continue reading “The World’s First Digital Art Museum”

Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology

There is not enough CO2 remaining on Mars to provide significant greenhouse warming were the gas to be put into the atmosphere

Mars does not retain enough carbon dioxide that could practically be put back into the atmosphere to warm Mars, according to a new NASA-sponsored study. Transforming the inhospitable Martian environment into a place astronauts could explore without life support is not possible without technology well beyond today’s capabilities. Continue reading “Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology”

Visualizing Music

If You Could See It, This Is What Music Would Look Like

What happens when an oscilloscope measures a funky techno beat?

Jerobeam Fenderson

Octopus-Inspired Robots Can Grasp, Crawl, and Swim

Could It Be The Future Of Biotechnology?

Biomimicry, soft electronics and smart control mechanisms help these robots get a better grip on a complex world.

IEEE Spectrum

Wearable Music

A new glove will turn even the most deficient in musical talent into rockstars.

A new glove will turn even the most deficient in musical talent into rockstars.

Remidi’s T8 gloves essentially turn your hands into a musical instrument, and your every movement into a musical note. The end result looks a little dorky, but it sounds awesome.

You can currently pre-order it on their website.

Robots Are Learning To Jog And It Is Terrifying

MAKE IT STOP!

Two-legged robots, AMBER Labs have decided to make their human-like android do a very human like thing: jog – and yeah, it is terrifying to watch.

AMBER-Lab via Popular Mechanics

Now Is Time For The Middle East To Invest In Youth

Current oil prices have put all Arab countries on an equal footing: whether oil producing or not, they are “oil-poor” given current oil prices. The moonshot opportunity is to reach 30% of GDP coming from the digital economy in any Arab country within 10 years. Leaders in these countries should start this process today by priding themselves on being “youth-rich” and investing in sectors that employ their predominantly young and growing population.

Skype real-time Arabic translation

Skype opens the door to the Middle East with real-time Arabic translation

Skype Translator is still in preview mode after around a year and a half in beta – and four years in development – but the team has announced a new milestone for its real-time natural language processing tool as Arabic goes live on the service.