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Pictures of the Week 1.22.15

Silencing Brazil's baile funk | Latin America

<b>Rio das Pedras, Brazil -</b> Seven white and silver mini-buses pull up to a two-storey warehouse, one after the other. Smoking on the sidewalk of the pothole-ridden road, local teenagers and adults watch, bewildered, as dozens of Australian, German, British, American, and French tourists pile out.<p>For …

Home Security and The Internet of Everything | The Network | The Network

Anyone who has suffered a break-in knows just how awful it feels. Even in cases where the damage and financial loss are minimal, the feeling of violation and fear caused by a theft can be overwhelming. The good news is that mobile technology is making home security easier and better than ever …

Internet of Things

Chui is a smart doorbell that can recognize faces and play custom greetings for your guests

If you thought DoorBot was cool, you should check out Chui — it takes the “smart doorbell” concept to a whole new level. It’s definitely not the …

Korner aims to make cheap sensors a reality for the smart home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Home security is one of the gateway services to a smart home, which is one reason iControl purchased the maker of Piper a few …

Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

This Machine Lets You 3D Print Your Home

We’re endlessly impressed by the advances in the world of 3D printing. But this latest innovation is legitimately mind-blowing. Now there’s machine that can “print” a 2,500 square foot home in roughly 20 hours. WTF.<p>The fabrication process known as Contour Crafting streamlines the process of …

Emerging Objects Plans to 3D-Print Entire Rooms and Buildings

At first 3D-printing was used to create small plastic objects, but it has rapidly emerged as a technology capable of creating pieces of furniture and …

It’s the end of Walmart—and mass-market retail—as you know it

For a long time, having the best supply chain was enough. This is how Walmart became the powerhouse retailer it is: by building the largest, broadest, most efficient system for moving products across the United States. Then along came advanced analytics, which allowed companies to determine what …

eCommerce

15 awesome 3D-printed objects have ever been realized

<i>Helen Foley is Marketing Executive at Elanders, a global printing group with production units in nine countries on four continents.</i><p>Love it or hate it, 3D printing is here to stay. It is considered the future of print and manufacturing, and is set to dramatically change the way we buy and produce …

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car That Will Drive Across the Country

It may look like a bean, but the hybrid car Urbee 2 can get hundreds of miles to the gallon—and it's made mostly via 3D printing. In two years, it could become the first such vehicle to drive across the United States.<p><b>In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast</b> Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 …

Ten great ghost towns in the West

Los Angeles

Why Some Entrepreneurs Succeed--and Some Don't | Inc.com

<i>From a rational point of view, starting a business is crazy: The failure rate is high, the emotional toll is high, and the likelihood of having to work extremely hard for potentially little reward is incredibly high.</i><p><i>But every year millions of people take the entrepreneurial plunge, and many</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

SpaceX is gearing up for a landmark liftoff that will not only inaugurate a new rocket upgrade and refurbished launch pad, but also provide a test of reusable rocket technology. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/bs3l The Hawthorne, Calif.-based private spaceflight company is scheduled to launch an improved version of its Falcon 9 rocket from a newly rebuilt pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday (Sept. 14).

Top Ten Professors Calling Out Common Core’s So-called College Readiness

I can hardly wait to quote these ten brilliant American professors who have spoken out to say that the Common Core is far from its claim of …

Muslim Mob Storms Coptic Church, Topples Cross While Chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’

Egypt’s Attack on Christians Caught on Tape.<p>Dozens of Coptic churches in Egypt have reportedly been attacked by members and supporters of the Muslim …

How Wi-Fi Direct Works

Wi-Fi Direct is an emerging wireless standard that allows you to create a create a connection between any two devices without going through a wireless router. Want to create a Wi-Fi hotspot, connect your computer or smartphone to your printer or stream movies from your tablet to your television? …

Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

By: Michael Snyder<p>Have you ever seen the movie “Idiocracy”? It is a movie about an “average American” that wakes up 500 years in the future only to …

Don’t Love Your Job? Teach Yourself A New One

This is the story of how one woman became a designer without going to design school. Karen Cheng’s experience offers valuable insights for anyone itching to do something different.<p>I got my job as a designer without going to design school.<p>I wanted to change careers and become a designer, but I …

DP Motorsport 911 Sleeper 3.2 will keep you up at night

Sleeper, they say.<p>When it comes to older, modified Porsche 911 models, there's no stopping my brain from jumping straight to the beautiful machinery cranked out by the Singer team. But there are other companies out there doing a smart business of prettying up old German hardware. Despite the …

How The Corrupt Establishment Is Selling Moral Bankruptcy To America

<b>Was this a typo?</b> <br>written by Jeanne MacDonald , August 14, 2013<p>. The Obama Administration insists that Clapper, a documented liar who told Congress …

Faith

New Calculations of U.S. GDP Finally Take Research and Development Into Account

It’s a cliché to note that ideas power the American economy. This week’s official revisions of growth tells us just how significant a factor they are.<p>…

The Week In Numbers: Humanity's Last Common Ancestor, The Birth Of NASA, And More

<b>180,000-200,000 years ago</b>: the time when humanity's last common male ancestor likely walked Earth<p><b>28.3 mph</b>: the speed at which Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot can sprint (it is one of our 10 favorite athletic robots)<p><b>$300-$2,000</b>: the money a 3-D printer could save you per year by printing household …