This week I interview Daina Taimina, a Latvian mathematician, math historian, and artist. Born in Riga, Taimina is currently an Associate Professor at Cornell University in the US, where she uses crocheted models to teach hyperbolic geometry
Last chance to catch Saatchi’s current show Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability, featuring works which blend art and science by the acclaimed Russian artist GeorgII Uvs.
There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they mimic them – from antisemitic chatbots to racially biased software. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the mercy of algorithms?
A new Australian exhibition suggests art was first made to attract mates, signal dangers or mimic nature. But this reduces a mysterious impulse to a biological drive
Inventor Anirudh Sharma is capturing carbon from car exhausts to turn it into ink. And he’s got his eye on London’s black cabs next
Design Museum, London
From next-gen mobility scooters to bloodstream nanobots, this pop-up exhibition explores how technology can better help an ageing population
Until now, the idea of flying your own jetpack has been largely fantasy. But 2016 could be the year when it takes off commercially
The manufacturer of the Airlander 10 is looking for investors to follow in the footsteps of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and the US military
Texas engineers attach miniature computer wired into nervous system of live cockroaches for remote control and aim to gather video information in places such as broken sewers
Glass jars of blow flies, dissecting table and doll’s house-size models on show in Forensics, at newly expanded museum
The future is here. Project Cyborg will revolutionise the way designers think by training materials to build themselves – and adapt to their surroundings
What will we be making shoes out of in 2080? And will our clothes come from fruit? One college course studies exactly that
Science and art are often considered opposites – so what happens when top practitioners in each field collaborate? The results, finds Stuart Jeffries, can be seismic