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How 'Neighborhood Simulator' Block'Hood Turns a City Into an Organism

Block'hood's ideal is of harmony and cycles and flows—of inputs that feed into outputs, which feed back into the system again.<p>Most city-building games follow the <i>SimCity</i> formula. You paint an empty landmass with roads, rail, police stations, and three types of zoning—residential, commercial, …

Pharmacy Technicians : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Summary<p>Please enable javascript to play this video.<p>Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians<p>$31,750 per year<br>$15.26 per hour<p>High school diploma or …

Employment

Transcript of "This scientist makes ears out of apples"

TED Fellow Andrew Pelling is a biohacker, and nature is his hardware. His favorite materials are the simplest ones (and oftentimes he finds them in …

How Teaching With Symmetry Improves Math Understanding

There’s a part of the brain that enables us to perceive magnitude — we can compare loudness when hearing different tones or compare the number of …

Mathematics

Lost At The Museum? This Ingenious 3-D Map Makes Navigation A Cinch

Navigating 2-D floorplans might be the most annoying part of visiting museums. The 3-D Paper Pathfinder makes finding galleries easy.<p>Most major museums are a nightmare to navigate, and typically all you get to help you find your way is a flat map covered in tiny print and confusing numbered …

How To Make Animated GIFs: a Brief Tutorial

Dudes and dudettes of internetville,<p>In my spare time, I'm making a lot of looping gifs these days. I've been hearing from lots of folks who want to …

Construction innovations set to change the way we build

<b>1. Self-healing concrete</b><p>Cement is one of the most widely used materials in construction, but also one of the largest contributors to harmful carbon …

Samsung's Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind

The IconX earbuds and Gear Fit 2 are truly wireless fitness gadgets<p>When fitness and technology team up, it's rarely elegant —the standard is a smartphone strapped to your arm, and a pair of wired earbuds.<p>To build out its ecosystem of smartphone peripherals, Samsung has released two new fitness …

Consumer Tech

Siri will get a big makeover at Apple’s WWDC show

We’re just a few days away from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, better known as WWDC. Each year, Apple packs developers (and the …

This iPhone case allows users to run Android or iOS

Nick Lee is tired of hearing the same tired Android vs iOS argument. Unlike most of us, he didn’t just write the other side off as an idiot, he did something about it.<p>Lee, the CTO of mobile development firm Tendigi, spent some 45 hours building a case that got around some of the technical …

How Michigan Is Using Math to Fight Potholes

A new statistical model might make the annual spring road repair cheaper for the Mitten State—and for the trucking industry.<p>In the great American north, spring is a time of particularly ecstatic renewal. Shed the coats! Toss the sweaters! Get outside more than the moment it takes you to sprint to …

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Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

How Math Secretly Affects Your Life

I took a lot of math classes in college. I remember Professor Shlomo Sternberg getting up on the first day of his class and telling us we weren’t …

How to Look at Art: A Mathematician's Perspective

Annalisa Crannell goes to art museums with chopsticks. She is not unusually hungry or over-prepared; she uses them to figure out how to look at the …

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It

Simon DeDeo, a research fellow in applied mathematics and complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute, had a problem. He was collaborating on a new …

Researchers Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists have theorized for decades that an additional state of matter exists, but despite tantalizing hints to its presence, details about this …

‘Brain Atlas’ Charts How We Navigate Language

04/28/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Scientists have made an atlas that catalogs where words’ meanings are located in the brain. (NPR)<p>How much do you know about the brain? Take our quick quiz to find out!<p>Navigate the brain with this spectacular …

Graphene-coated solar panels could create electricity from raindrops

Scientists in China are developing a solar panel that could be used to generate power from an unlikely source—rain.<p>Graphene, which consists of just a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure, was discovered a decade ago and has been put to several scientific uses. Previous …

Clean Energy

Twisted Proteins May Give Plants A Memory

If this is in fact a prion, it would be the first ever found in a plant<p>Prions--misfolded and infectious proteins--have long been associated with neurological conditions in humans and animals, such as mad cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which in turn has been linked to Alzheimer’s.<p>These harmful …

Protein

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Look, Ma! No Mitochondria

Scientists have found a microbe that does something textbooks say is impossible: It's a complex cell that survives without mitochondria.<p>Mitochondria are the powerhouses inside eukaryotic cells, the type of complicated cell that makes up people, other critters and plants and fungi. All eukaryotic …

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

University of Maryland

Bionic Leaf Makes Fuel from Sunlight, Water and Air

A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight and carbon dioxide through the …

Starbucks Cards Now Have More Money Than Some Banks

Starbucks doesn’t offer bank accounts, but people are storing more of their money with the coffee chain than they are at some banks, according to a …

Business oddities: Pharma bad boy may soon face the music

Actors' Equity hasn't made the call-out yet, but when it does, the posting will probably read something like this:<p>Male actor, playing range 30 to 35, for role of pharmaceutical CEO. Must be able to convey childishness and contempt in a single smirk. The producers of planned new musical <i>Martin</i> …

Startup What3words Aims To Give Billions Of People One Thing They Don't Have: An Address

More than 75% of the world’s 7.4 billion people do not have a reliable mailing address. In some countries this means spending a few extra bucks on delivery fees or making several angry phone calls to the sender; in other countries this means a few extra days of waiting for a letter or package or …

Oxford University

How Electric Vehicles Can Boost New Markets

We “know” why we should drive electric cars – they’re non-polluting, right? The fallacies of that argument aside (plenty of electric cars are …

3 ways to make sense of the 'economic fog'

Although recent data shows a consumer sector in good shape, with home prices rising and household spending accelerating, a sharp deceleration in payroll growth calls into question the case for a consumer-led recovery. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector is still struggling with last year's rapid …

Manufacturing Sector