After considerable backlash for potentially infringing on the freedom of expression, the Liberal government says it won’t regulate user-generated content on social media platforms, but experts warn this overextension of power to regulate the internet is not as innocuous as it seems.
Nonprofit organization Thinking Huts wants to build the world’s first 3D-printed teaching institution in Madagascar, collaborating with established organizations and local workers. The school building will feature modular, honeycomb-shaped units powered by solar energy. The school’s hybrid design is said to cost half the amount of conventional construction costs by combining efficient 3D printing technology […]
The inexpensive prototype utilizes solar energy and collects seawater to create a solar desalination skylight which emits natural diffused light. This device produces drinking water and uses leftover salt brine to create energy to be used as a light.
The mars-based house may be worth more than your own real-life house
Both Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory admitted to obtaining cell phone data to track people during the pandemic, raising ethical and legal questions
In a world powered by algorithms, two mathematicians have helped pioneer the field of computational complexity — that is, the study of the speed and efficiency of algorithms. László Lovász of Budapest, Hungary, and Avi Wigderson of Princeton, US, will share this year’s Abel prize, often described as the Nobel prize of mathematics. Computational complexity […]
India’s Koo App — Twitter’s doppelgänger — gains rapid, unprecedented traction amid the country’s techno-nationalism
Home to the world’s second largest internet population, India is on the precipice of a whole new online ecosystem.
Chris Ume, creator of viral Tom Cruise deepfake, said that he wanted viewers to “start thinking twice” about the content they are watching and that they may be fabricated, despite how realistic it may appear. Deepfakes typically involve a picture or video where a person or object is manipulated to say or do something else. […]
A report by Oceans Asia estimated that 1.56 billion face masks will have entered the oceans in 2020, which will result in an additional 5000 to 6000 odd metric tonnes of marine plastic pollution. These disposable masks will take as long as 450 years to break down and turn into microplastics as it disrupts marine […]
A Canadian company is creating an ultra-lightweight plane that runs on hemp fuel