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No More Excuses: Learning to Code is Easier Than Ever

At this point, there is no excuse for not learning to code. There are so many accessible online and affordable courses that can help you build a …

Test Internet Speed from Command Line on Windows, Mac and Linux

In order to test our broadband speed, we generally visit online speed testing sites like Speedtest.net or Fast.com, however there are many a times we …

Linux

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update added even more bells and whistles to Microsoft's powerhouse operating system.<p>PCMag reviews …

11 technologies developers should explore now

New and evolving technologies are rapidly reshaping how we work—offering creative opportunities for developers who are willing to pivot and adopt new …

Augmented Reality

Getting Started

This tutorial introduces you to the basics of working with AWS Step Functions. You'll create a simple, independently running state machine using a …

Cloud Computing

A Slightly Deeper Dive Into Object Oriented Programming with JavaScript

There are three common ways of implementing object oriented programming in JavaScript. The reason JavaScript has such flexibility is due to its …

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

Programming

How I Git

<i>As usual, this post initially appeared here</i><p>I'll bet you use git (or Subversion or something, but I know git so that's what I'm writing about). This …

What the world will look like in 2050

Over the last six years, people in Britain have become more certain of the monarchy's future and also more certain we will find evidence of life …

$104,000 Starting Salary For Geologist - Salary Survey Reports

You may be surprised at the breadth of work that geologists study, from piecing together earth’s history, to learning about how other planets formed to predicting what is underground. The study of geology allows you to answer questions about our world and provide insights into how it works.<p><i>As in</i> …

Geology

Your Turn! Pick The Best Science Visualizations Of The Year

Select the People's Choice winners for the 2016 Vizzies<p>Announcing the finalists in the 2016 Vizzies competition! Engaging interactives, amusing videos, eye-catching photography—we winnowed a huge field of entrants to these 50 finalists. It was very hard to choose 50, and we don't envy you your task …

Fish

How the Higgs boson is born and how it dies: the most precise picture so far

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, have combined their data to produce our most precise view to date of the Higgs boson<p>Another of those “freak” research publications, which so befuddle the makers of university league tables, is on the way¹. Having made the best …

Physics

The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Most people think of bacteria as germs, signs of filth, or unwanted bringers of disease. Slowly, that view is changing. It is now abundantly clear that the bacteria that live on the bodies of other creatures help their hosts by digesting food, providing …

Single-Celled Creature Has Eye Made of Domesticated Microbes

The oceans are full of eyes. Giant squid scan the depths with the world’s largest ones, which are oddly similar to those of the sperm whales that hunt them. Mantis shrimps watch for prey using eyes that work like satellites. Starfish stare through the tips of their arms, chitons look up through …

Team surprised to find water in this HIV protein

Around the world, about 35 million people are living with HIV, which constantly adapts and mutates.<p>In response to that challenge, scientists are …

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

This app allows you to take a photo to solve math equations

A company called MicroBlink released a neat mobile app that makes solving math equations as easy as taking a photo.<p>Available for iOS and Windows …

The 10 Best Things From September 2014

Some things are just... better.<p>Each month at Popular Science, we sift through a mountain of new products—everything from gadgets and tools to books and movies—so that you don't have to.<p>View the gallery below to see 10 of our favorite things hitting the shelves (or are already on them) this …

'Tractor beam' for water can pull boats in any direction

It can be difficult to get waterborne objects to go in the right direction -- just ask any boat captain who has had to fight waves on a choppy sea. However, researchers at the Australian National University have developed a "tractor beam" (really, a wave generator) that would make it trivial for …

Mysterious X-Ray Glow Comes From 'Hot Bubble,' Astronomers Say

There's an eerie glow that fills the sky but is visible only to X-ray detectors, and now, scientists have discovered the sources of it.<p>About 60 percent of the mysterious glow, called the "diffuse X-ray background," comes from X-ray-emitting hot gas located within a large cavity of space that …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

Physics

What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

We think of heart disease as a modern scourge, brought on by our sedentary lifestyles and our affinity for fast food.<p>But a few years ago, a team of researchers discovered something puzzling — CT scans of Egyptian mummies showed signs of hardened, narrow arteries. Further scans of mummies from other …

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Chemistry