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After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?
22 May
5:15

After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist Published 3:15 a.m. ET May 21, 2018 | Updated 5:14 p.m. ET May 21, 2018 CLOSE The community of Santa Fe gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School. A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a…

5 Ghanaian Creative Spaces Doing Afrofuturist Work You Need To Know
21 May
10:42

5 Ghanaian Creative Spaces Doing Afrofuturist Work You Need To Know

In her praise for Octavia’s Brood (an anthology of science fiction stories from social justice movements), filmmaker dream hampton quotes these words of adrienne maree brown, a co-editor of the anthology: “All social justice work is science fiction. We are imagining a world free of injustice, a world that doesn’t…

Under the spotlight: Top construction trends
21 May
4:03

Under the spotlight: Top construction trends

Technology is having a profound impact on the construction industry as it embraces innovative and disruptive technologies that were once thought to be science-fiction. Here we take a look at the trends shaping the industry and how companies are staying on top by adopting the latest cutting-edge techniques 1.       Virtual…

Are China’s theme parks the answer to VR’s money troubles?
21 May
9:22

Are China’s theme parks the answer to VR’s money troubles?

Employees wearing virtual reality headsets and using electronic rifles participate in a demonstration at the SoReal virtual reality park in Beijing, China Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg via Getty Images After the giddy days of 2014, when Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion and we were all on the brink of a…

Arcade junkies, get set for ‘Halo: Fireteam Raven’ at Dave & Buster’s
18 May
9:54

Arcade junkies, get set for ‘Halo: Fireteam Raven’ at Dave & Buster’s

[embedded content] There’s a pretty good chance Microsoft and 343 Industries are preparing to announce Halo 6 for Xbox One at E3, but if you want to jump back into the science-fiction universe a little bit sooner, you’ll want to bring along some coins and an appetite — Halo: Fireteam…

Reboot and revival trend will continue in the 2018-19 TV season (videos, analysis)
18 May
3:17

Reboot and revival trend will continue in the 2018-19 TV season (videos, analysis)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In this peak-TV world of ever-increasing viewing choices and platforms, the traditional broadcast networks are fighting to stay relevant – to remain essential prime-time players. The schedules announced over the last few days by the five broadcast networks again raise legitimate questions about how hard and how…

Gene therapy turns people into superheroes on TV. Can it do that in real life too?
18 May
2:16

Gene therapy turns people into superheroes on TV. Can it do that in real life too?

Jessica Jones bends a metal chair like it’s putty and lifts a refrigerator with the ease of an empty box. She throws a man through a glass door, breaks a lock with her bare hands and interrupts a robbery by throwing a bottle of liquor at the intruder. One of…

Can gene therapy really give you the superhuman strength of Marvel’s Jessica Jones?
17 May
7:42

Can gene therapy really give you the superhuman strength of Marvel’s Jessica Jones?

Jessica Jones bends a metal chair like it’s putty and lifts a refrigerator with the ease of an empty box. She throws a man through a glass door, breaks a lock with her bare hands and interrupts a robbery by throwing a bottle of liquor at the intruder. One of…

Artificial intelligence and data analytics in India
17 May
1:12

Artificial intelligence and data analytics in India

Advances in artificial intelligence and data analytics are propelling innovation in many parts of the world.[1] China, for example, has committed $150 billion towards its goal of becoming a world leader by 2030.[2] And while the United States government is investing only $1.1 billion in non-classified AI research, its private…

A Loving Look At Just How Ridiculous All Of The Lyrics On The New Arctic Monkeys Album Are
16 May
5:29

A Loving Look At Just How Ridiculous All Of The Lyrics On The New Arctic Monkeys Album Are

Looks like Alex Turner’s seen ‘Black Mirror’. After a five-year sabbatical, the Arctic Monkeys returned last week with their much-hyped sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino — and fans and critics alike are more than a little divided. With no pre-release singles, it was difficult to know what to expect from the…