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In Star Trek, when Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy needed to diagnose an ill member of the Starship Enterprise, he simply pointed his tricorder device at their body and it identified their malady without probing or prodding. Now engineers at Stanford University have taken the...

source: Futurity

MIT Media Lab's DuoSkin uses temporary tattoos to turn skin into wireless interfaces, with the ability to connect with smartphones, transmit data, or display images based on body temperature. The product won the SciFi No Longer prize at the 2017 SXSW Innovation Awards. [Video]

source: The Washington Post

A Halifax firefighter and basketball coach who first arrived as a refugee from Somalia is one of seven remarkable Canadians featured in a new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Ali...

source: Canadian Immigrant

At his upcoming exhibition at Prague's National Gallery, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei continues his investigation into the European refugee crisis. A refugee himself, Ai's latest body of work has preoccupied him...

source: Artnet Worldwide

The Art Institute of Chicago built a digital tool to get kids looking at Marc Chagall instead of "Angry Birds" — and it just took an award from South by Southwest. The museum's JourneyMaker, a tool that helps families plan...

source: Chicago Tribune

A new museum due to open on 21 April in the Congolese forest aims to "repatriate" the white cube space. Built on a former palm oil plantation of the English-Dutch company Unilever, a major sponsor of museums in the...

source: The Art Newspaper


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