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Computational Thermoforming, the Other 3D Printing?

Semantic arguments aside as to whether this technique is legitimate “3D printing” or not, this method, developed by researchers at Disney, is definitely worth paying attention to. It’s actually a real ah-ha moment, such an obvious idea, you wonder why this isn’t in common use already.<p>The idea is …

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

Wearable drone that Unstraps from your Wrist to take photos and then Flies back

Nixie is a wrist watch like thing that becomes a camera drone when you want it to be. And it only takes a gesture to set it off. It is a little …

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

MIT scientists find weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles

In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea …

Quantum Mechanics

Download Dozens of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever

Coursera, one of the best sources of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), is shutting down their old platform on June 30, and removing dozens of …

Douglas Ell: how an MIT atheist found God through math

Throughout the month of February, this column will be featuring stories of noted atheists who experienced dramatic shifts in their views, eventually …

Atheism

MATLAB: duplicating vector 'n' times

This question already has an answer here:<p>Octave / Matlab: Extend a vector making it repeat itself? 2 answers<p>I have a vector, e.g.<p>I would like to …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Off-roading

PC Hardware Is Physically Leaking Your Encryption Keys

All it takes is a dedicated hacker, an antenna, and some signal processing skills.<p>Your computer has an aura. That sentence causes me actual physical pain to type, but there's not really a better way to put it—whether you're surfing really fucked up porn or writing the great American metaphysical …

Computer Science

Voice-Controlled Smart Mirror Can Tell You the Weather and How Sexy You Look

The internet of things is evolving quickly, with circuit boards, video displays, speakers, microphones, and of course, the internet, invading and …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are great at scrubbing away the toughest grime and stains, but they can get costly if you use them too often. Use this trick to make your own Magic Erasers for a fraction of the price.<p>Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic …

Sandpaper

Make a BLDC Motor From Scraps You Can Find In The Garage

Think you’ve got what it takes to build a homebrew brushless motor? As [JaycubL] shows us, it turns out that a bldc motor may be living in pieces …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

New Swedish wave energy buoy boasts 5x the output of existing technology

We already harness energy from the sun, the wind, and many other natural processes for our own uses, and electricity generated from ocean waves could …

Space Becomes Affordable If Your Spacecraft Is 3 Centimetres Small

Arizona State University’s “SunCubes” are under 100g, making a launch affordable even for hobbyists.<p>As technology advances, it often gets smaller. These darling little teensy-tiny baby satellites are following the miniaturisation trend, with the aim of making space exploration affordable even to …

Space Exploration

Merle Haggard and My Dad and Me

The world has lost one of its most iconic voices and songwriters, and all we've got to soothe the pain are the man's own recordings. And his ghost.<p>Yesterday, right after the news about Merle Haggard’s death was confirmed, I picked up my phone and sent my dad a sad text about it. Dad’s response came …

Country Music

The smart bots are coming and this one is brilliant

Last week I hired a personal assistant named Amy Ingram. She set up four meetings for me, adding them to my calendar with the relevant contact details included. She rescheduled twice when the person I was supposed to meet had to cancel at the last minute. Instead of sending half a dozen emails per …

Chatbots

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

How To Remove All Viruses From PC Using Rescue USB Drive

How To Remove All Viruses From PC Using Rescue USB Drive<p>en_US<p>article<p>We are going to share some useful tips on removing viruses from the computer …

10 productivity tools every successful web developer relies on

As a web developer your job is to deliver high quality websites which can help users find what they are looking for, without being prevented by bugs …

Jeff’s No Knead Bread Recipe

Several week ago, I teased out an upcoming recipe for no knead bread. Well, here it is This recipe is courtesy of Jeff, a reader and avid home cook …

Bread

The Dairy Products You Should Make at Home, From Simple to Even Simpler

Since I live on an Irish grass-fed dairy farm, it wouldn’t make sense if I <i>didn’t</i> make my own butter, cheeses, and ice cream on a regular basis—I have carte blanche access to gorgeous raw milk.<p>But if you're living a city-centric busy life, you might think twice about taking the time to prepare dairy …

This Jambalaya Is a Spicy-Food Lover's Dream

Meet Carrie Pacini, our Readers' Choice Week winner for your best spicy recipe.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and boy, did they deliver. Our Test Kitchen selected their favorite submissions in the</i> …

3tags.org

Researchers have created an artificial hand unlike anything we've ever seen

Due to their complex and delicate features, human hands have always been a challenge to replicate in the robotics field. Two researchers, Zhe Zu and Emanuel Todorov, have designed a robotic hand that not only looks like a human hand but also moves like one.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Gene Kim</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Robotics

Big Data with MATLAB

MATLAB

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

9 tips for growing from seed (c'mon — you can do it!)

Gardeners grow from seed for a variety of reasons. It's cheaper and more predictable, especially if you are using seed saved from that tangy Roma tomato that did so well last year.<p>And for lettuces, Asian greens and carrots, things that are quick to harvest, repeated successive sowing around the …

A new experiment could let us ‘see’ quantum entanglement for the first time

An experiment that would allow humans to directly perceive quantum entanglement for the first time has been devised by researchers in Switzerland, …