Best Tech Stories around the web #297

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"Marine invertebrates like octopuses, squids, shrimp, and crayfish are capable of feeling pain, hunger, joy, and excitement, among other expressions of sentience." by gizmodo.com

INNOVATION

Autonomous Carrefour Flash Store opens in Paris by techbuzz.asia

L’Amazon Go French. Carrefour inaugurated its first independent store in the 11th arrondissement of Paris this Wednesday, November 24, 2021. “A very technological store, but where the technology is not visible”, proclaims Elodie Perthuisot, e-commerce, data and digital transformation executive director of the Carrefour group. Read more

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DESIGN

Burberry creates mirrored pop-up store on Jeju Island by dezeen.com

British fashion brand Burberry has installed a pop-up store that reflects a surrounding mountain range on Jeju Island, South Korea, for its latest outerwear clothing collection. Read more

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PROSPECTIVE

Virtual Fashion May Solve The Industry's Long-Standing Sustainability Issue by gothammag.com

With the fashion industry forever under scrutiny for lack of sustainability, the time for digital fashion is now. Read more

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SCIENCE

Octopuses, Crabs, and Lobsters are Sentient Beings, Says Updated UK Law by gizmodo.com

It’s an important step forward for animal welfare, but the degree to which these creatures will be protected remains in doubt. Read more

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UNSUAL

This NASA spacecraft will smash into an asteroid—to practice saving Earth by nationalgeographic.com

The DART mission will try to alter a harmless asteroid’s orbit, a technology that could one day defend Earth from armageddon. Read more

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CREATIVE CONTENT

"Liminal Lands", Jakob Kudsk Steensen, 2021, Commissioned by Luma Arles

"Liminal Lands" is a transitional zone where fundamental energies of sun, wind, water and bacteria connect to participants' bodies in virtual reality. Through interactive multiplayer technology, physical movements, spatial sounds and textures synchronize into a musical composition driven by immersed participants. "Liminal Lands" reveals life-shaping transformations, invisible to the naked eye. It begins slow and rhythmic, guiding from the familiar human realm towards a metamorphosis of life and technology. Read more