In the Land of the Blind: Bird Box and Surviving without Sight

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by

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Imagine that you and a few fellow survivors are left alone in a world in which alien entities have destroyed almost all of humanity. Next, imagine that you have to scavenge supplies, source potable water, care for your children, differentiate ally from friend, and defend yourself. Now, imagine that you have to do all of […] read more

Tiny House, Big Living

Published on January 6th, 2015 | by

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One look at this tiny house and you feel as if you are about to enter a doll house! With bright pink walls, Villa Hermina clearly stands out from the rest of the cottages in the area. Situated outside the southern Czech town of Černín, it was created by HSH Architekti, which unfortunately is now defunct. […] read more

Your Computer Overlords are Almost Here

Published on January 5th, 2015 | by

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Jeremy Howard isn’t a doctor, but he can play one–scratch that; he can be one–by teaching a computer how to teach itself to do valuable diagnostic testing. Because the computers that Howard programs? Those computers know how to learn. What’s the difference between a computer that can obey and a computer that can learn? The […] read more

Urban Survival: Don’t Die in the Boiler Room

Published on December 12th, 2014 | by

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Whether you’re stuck in a major city due to a disaster caused by an angry, global-warming-fueled Mother Nature, a pandemic, or a plague of hungry food rioters, staying alive in an urban environment presents an entirely different set of challenges than a shiver shack built far off the grid. One of those challenges is the […] read more