Rico Perez

22 Flips | 7 Magazines | 4 Likes | 1 Following | @DilatedJux | Keep up with Rico Perez on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rico Perez”

14-Year-Old Who Built Low-Cost Battery Is Named ‘Top Young Scientist’

Batteries

Incredibly Rare 'Beaked Whale' Washes Ashore In Australia

Scientists are buzzing about an extremely rare sea creature that washed ashore recently in Australia.<p>A 10- to 13-foot animal believed to be a "beaked whale" was discovered at Redhead Beach, 93 miles north of Sydney, early Tuesday morning (see photo below). The dead whale generated intense interest …

Scientists Want To Test Lab-Grown Penises In Humans

Manmade man parts, in case you've lost part of yours to injury, illness, or a congenital condition<p>Are you ready? A team of scientists say they're getting ready. They want to implant lab-grown penises onto human volunteers within the next five years, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. The pensies are designed to …

Wake Forest University

Digital Dark Matter: The Unseen Forces That Influence Innovation

<i>Editor’s note: Christian Cantrell is a software developer and science fiction writer. He has written two novels and several short stories, and his third novel will be out early next year.</i><p>Around AD 150, the Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemy compiled a model of the universe that accurately …

Elon Musk Teases Tesla Fans With "The D"

Tesla Motors is planning to give us the D.<p>A mysterious tweet by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told the world to expect the D and something else on October 9, though there was no mention of what the D, or that <i>something else</i>, is. In Thursday’s teasing tweet, Musk did attach a clue: A photo of the front …

Microsoft Research leaves Silicon Valley: Why big companies aren't startups

VCs often cite how easy it would be for a “Microsoft” or “Google” to come along and crush the little startup that is pitching them, but that rarely happens.<p>There was a time when Microsoft was a monopoly and would throw together a team to build a product specifically to compete in a newly realized …

Samsung effectively confirms it will manufacture Apple’s next-generation ‘A9’ processors for iOS devices, using 14-nanometer process

At a press conference, ZDNet says that Samsung president of the company’s semiconductor arm is looking forward to reversing its profit forecasts when it starts producing chips for Apple using its next-generation technology.<p>Kim Ki-nam, president of the Korean electronic giant’s semiconductor …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Whole Foods' High-Priced Reputation May Finally Be Catching Up With It

For years, Whole Foods has shrugged off criticism that it should be renamed "Whole Paycheck" because it is so expensive. But its high-priced reputation might finally be starting to hurt it.<p>The grocery chain's competitors are luring shoppers away with lower prices, threatening to unlock its long …

Architizer

India hails first transgender newsreader after law recognises third sex

Padmini Prakash has become India's first transgender newsreader, after India's Supreme Court recognised transgenders as third sex<p>A 31-year-old transgender woman who was abandoned by her family at 15 has been hired to anchor an Indian television channel's headline news show after winning plaudits …

Netflix is Finally Headed to Linux

In 2007, Netflix introduced video streaming to computer browsers. But not all operating systems got to enjoy the straight-to-DVD movies, Linux was noticeably absent. Now, seven years later and it looks like the open-source operating system is finally getting official Netflix support.<p>With Netflix …

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

The facade works with no power at all–not even solar panels–and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.<p>For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …

Google Fiber proves it's serious about fast internet with a new leader

Worried that Google Fiber would just be a momentary fascination for the folks in Mountain View? Don't be. Google has confirmed to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that it recently hired Dennis Kish, one of Qualcomm's bigger senior vice presidents, to lead its gigabit internet efforts. While it's not clear …

Fujifilm packs a ton of power in the X30 point-and-shoot

The highlight for Fujifilm at this year's Photokina is undoubtedly the X100T and its brilliant hybrid viewfinder, but the X30 point-and-shoot is also not to be missed. Internally, the $599 compact is nearly identical to its predecessor, the X20, with the same 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch CMOS sensor and …

Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

Hyperloop

Twitter’s CEO Will Respond To Whether He’s High Once He Finishes These Doritos

Peter Thiel thinks Twitter is more 420 than 140-characters. In a CNBC interview today, the famous Facebook investor bashed its competitor saying “Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It’s a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on …

Using a Raspberry Pi, RFID tags, man builds audiobook player for his nearly blind grandfather

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Putting different connected technologies together for individual purposes isn’t just for the geeks any more: we’re now in an …

Why everything is bad for Apple

Can you tell which of these paragraphs was written by veteran PC Magazine columnist John Dvorak and which by a robot?<p>“The House of Jobs was once a …

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

Tiny Houses Are About To Invade Your TV Starting This Week

Can a whole family live in a 300-square-foot house? Finally, a TV show comes up with an answer.<p>They’ve gotten everything from a New Yorker profile to a feature-length (okay, a short feature) documentary, and now finally the tiny house movement is getting a regular TV show. “Tiny House Nation,” on …

Architizer