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The DESIGN Issue

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GALLERY SYNAPSE CHIP BY IBM Artificial neural networks emulate how our brains work rather than computer’s traditional number-processing. We approximate, adapt and learn. The low-power SyNAPSE microchip, developed by IBM, Hewlett-Packard and HRL Laboratories, can host neural networks like a brain hosts thought. Using their TrueNorth architecture, IBM foresees neural networking in your phone (for starters). 70 j THE DESIGN ISSUE

HYDROPHOBIC SURFACES BY NBD NANOTECHNOLOGIES Massachusetts materials company NBD Nano’s initials actually stand for Namib Beetle Design, referencing how Namibia’s Stenocara beetle has water-repellant surfaces which attract condensation to drink. Their projects include hydrophobic coatings for industrial and consumer use, and fog-harvesting nets. THE DESIGN ISSUE j 71




Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.

In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.


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