"Without the intention of making a stone tool, and with the right rock types, capuchins produce objects that are shaped like stone tools. [The capuchins] did not use fractured pieces of sharp stone to cut, scrape or dig up anything."(filed under: monkeysstonehistoryillusions)
"If you occasionally need human skill at short notice to navigate a hugely messy situation, it may make sense to artificially create smaller messes, just to keep people on their toes."(filed under: technologypsychologytransport)
"Robots should not be designed solely or primarily to kill or harm humans; humans, not robots, are the responsible agents; it should be possible to find out who is responsible for any robot and its behaviour."(filed under: robotslaw)
"These ‘Light Capsules‘ are a non-invasive way of bringing ghostsigns back to life, allowing the letter forms and colours to be fully visible again." Bankside and Stoke Newington, 17-24 September.
(filed under: lighthistorysigns) (via: sarah)
"When you print on a color laser printer, it's likely that you are also printing a pattern of invisible yellow dots. These marks exist to allow the printer companies and governments to track and identify you -- presumably as a way to combat money counterfeiting."(filed under: papersecretssurveillancetechnologycolour)
"Industrial Painting (1958) is a seventy-four metre long painted canvas by the Italian artist Pinot Gallizio. [...] Following this alternative mode of production, Gallizio’s paintings were sold by the metre in the street market of Alba as well as in commercial art galleries."(filed under: arttechnology)
"The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle."(filed under: metaphorsgameslanguageif)