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How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Drink wine and 12 more tips for a sharper brain

Age-related brain plaques, which may play a role in Alzheimer's disease, can start forming in your 40s. Keep your brain buff with these tips.<p>With a blood pressure cuff, a scale and a blood draw, your doctor can tell a lot about your heart health. It’s not that easy to do a brain check: There are no …

Alzheimer's Disease

Banish Infection With These 5 Powerful All-Natural Antibiotics

Since the discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s and the development of new products through the 1980s, it has become much harder for scientists to …

Alternative Medicine

9 Hacks for Beginner Backpackers and Thru-Hikers Alike

For many the thought of backpacking brings up images of 100-pound packs, wildlife encounters, and remote rugged trails fit only for elite outdoorsmen …

Backpacking

Define Yourself

Dear friend,There is only one you. So why waste time, resources, and energy trying to be someone else?You are you.As a photographer, artist, and …

Street Photography

Tips on how to shoot wildflower landscapes

<b>Ross Hoddinott shares his top tips on how to get stunning images of wildflower landscapes</b><p>We all love close-ups of flowers, but to provide context …

Landscape Photography

How to capture epic wide-angle photos of trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness and grandeur. Most species grow for many centuries more than humans ever will—so let’s make trees look the part, …

Landscape Photography

Parents’ lives made more miserable by ‘boomerang generation’

Parents’ lives are being made miserable by grown-up children returning home because they cannot afford a place of their own, a new study suggests.<p>Recent figures show that there are around 1.23 million young people aged between 25 and 34 still live in the family home, the so-called ‘boomerang …

The Drakensberg by Greg Annandale on Exposure

<b>Footnotes:</b> Shot on Fujifilm X-T2 (with 23mm f2, 35mm f1.4, 10-24mm f4, 55-200mm f3.5-4.8). All photos copyright Greg Annandale.

Haunting and supernatural photographs by Gillian Hyland full of drama

We've been captivated by Gillian Hyland's cinematic photography for some time now. Having featured her work previously, we're all too familiar with …

Poetry

I’ve been sharing my photography for free on Unsplash for the past 4 years, here’s what I found.

What is Unsplash?<p>It’s a website where photographers can share high resolution images, make them publicly available for everyone for free even for …

iPhone 5

NASA Kepler Space Telescope helps citizen scientists discover multi-planet system through crowd sourcing

This multi-planet system has been discovered completely through crowdsourcing.<p>For the first time, citizen scientists have discovered a system of at …

Five-Exoplanet System Discovered Thanks to Citizen Scientists

A family of four planets orbiting a distant star was discovered last April, with the help of citizen scientists around the world. In a new paper, …

Universe

How the Experts Layer in a Sleeping Bag

When it comes to polite conversation, it’s best to avoid politics, religion, and whether you should layer up in a sleeping bag.<p>I have watched bickering matches break out in bars, on message boards, and on riverbanks over that last topic. The main disagreement is over how much you should wear under …

Backpacking

How to be happier, according to science [INFOGRAPHIC]

All our resolutions, all the promises we make to ourselves and all our wishes, ultimately have one big goal — we want to be happy. Unfortunately, as …

Happiness

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

The Best Things We Bought in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Wirecutter are reopening our blog. As people who are truly passionate about how the things we own affect our lives, …

Shopping

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator Review

The Garmin inReach Explorer+ provides 2-way satellite-based text messaging and GPS tracking world-wide.The Garmin inReach Explorer+ is a combination …

Apps

Mysterious Hydrogen Clouds Have Been Mapped Moving at Incredible Speeds Through The Milky Way

Where do they even come from?<p>There are an awful lot of peculiar mysteries in space, made all the more enigmatic because we can't get a close, …

How to photograph the stars: 9 steps to stunning night images

With the right settings, a camera can literally mix heaven and earth. The night sky can create some stunning images, but since cameras are at their …

Landscape Photography

National Archives Accepts Rare Antiguan Collectibles

Several of the donated items handed over to the National Archives, the Vousdens with Rosa Greenaway Permanent Secretary and Joseph Prosper of the …

How to Pre-visualize, Shoot, and Edit a Landscape Photo

Knowing how to visualize a shot in your head before you take it is an important step in the creative process, else you're simply firing off shots and …

Find Out How Long It Is Before Your Camera Will Die

Like most technology we own, our cameras will eventually stop working. Not only is this bad news for our bank balances, but if a camera were to die …

Cameras

A handful of clinics is embracing a 'party drug' that could be a rapid-fire depression treatment — we got a look inside

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying.<p>Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation — reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.<p>These clients are patients at …

Depression

IP4AP.com PixInsight Tutorials Astrophotography

Monthly Subscription Service<p>IP4AP.com is a PixInsight-centric resource for astro-imagers, featuring an 'all you can eat buffet' of video content! …

Journey Across 7 Countries on the World's Newest Long-Distance Trail

Hiking this 1,200-mile-long trail along the Dinaric Alps is worth the trek.<p>The mountains have vanished in swirling mist. Deep in the highlands of Bosnia and Herzegovina, peaks roll under a wet blanket of fog. Each step is a good faith effort to believe the summit is in blind reach. My hiking …

The Ultimate Outdoor Gear Repair Kit

To avoid spending your hard-earned money on new outdoor gear, invest in a gear repair kit. Keep one in your thru-hiking backpack, your gear closet, …

Repairs

The Katadyn BeFree Is the Best Filter for Backpacking

Last summer, Katadyn released a new water filtration system called BeFree. It is a direct competitor to the venerated Sawyer Squeeze system, the current gold standard for backpacking filters. After using it on multiple trips over the past year, I’m convinced that the BeFree is the best water filter …

Camping

Seven Things You Need to Layer Properly

Fall is, without question, the best time of year to go backpacking. If you can squeeze in a trip before it gets too cold, you’ll be rewarded with crisp air, gorgeous views, and a lot less sweat—triple bonus. <br>You probably already know that layering is the key to staying happy when you’re in the …

Backpacking

A Little Nutrition Guide for a Big Endurance Day - Therm-a

Minimalists know how to simplify their time in the outdoors. This holiday season, give the minimalist in your life what they need for their next …

Nutrition