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Humans are one of the few creatures on this planet who have the capability of ignoring our basic survival instinct. We jump out of perfectly good airplanes, something that still sets off alarms in the most veteran skydivers.
We push ourselves to the edge of death and back with physical demands on our bodies that defy reason: ultramarathons in the desert, living in microgravity, setting the world record for holding one’s breath under water. Continue reading
China beats America to the world’s fastest supercomputer title – and it’s faster than 338 MILLION ordinary PCs put together
- China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer is double the speed of the previous American world record holder, Titan
- It can perform 33,860 trillion calculations per second was built by China’s National University of Defense Technology
- The average computer performs around 100 million calculations per second
NEW YORK — An extremely humanlike robot made a public appearance today (June 15) here at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress, a futuristic conference focused on the technological singularity.
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, described some of his efforts to develop lifelike androids. But there were two Hiroshi Ishiguros onstage: the living, breathing one and a robotic lookalike. The bot’s human resemblance was striking, even down to its tiny movements and blinking eyes.
- Kazuki Yamamato creates turns his hands to both portraits and sculpture
- The barista has created bunnies, hippos and even giraffes
- His skills have earned him 82,000 followers on Twitter
If you like to play with the froth on your coffee, here’s a challenge for you – could you make something as striking as these?
The rabbit, hippo and giraffe emerging from the coffee cups are the astonishing work of a barista in a Japanese cafe. Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto has taken coffee art to a higher level. While others may try swirling their flat images on foam, the 26-year-old specialises in building 3-D sculptures, some of them even climbing out of one cup and into another.