Nicholas Bittrich

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Weinstein, Manafort provoke new criticisms of the cash bail industry

For many Americans, bail is "the punishment you get whether or not you are guilty of a crime."<p>On the same day last month that disgraced movie mogul …

University of Washington

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

Behavioral Sciences

Want to Live a Longer Life? Science Says You Should Change the Way You Walk

It seems it's wise to walk on the wild side.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Health advice is everywhere.<p>Why, you probably have a Fitbit or an Apple Watch permanently attached to you, so that it can nag you into your optimal …

Walking

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: Soil Microbiology 101

Today's episode is a quick refresher course on basic soil microbiology :) Learn More: Soil Algae on Kickstarter Keep Growing, Kevin Follow Epic …

Gardening

N.J. Night Sky: Venus lines up with the twins

The planet Venus continues to dominate the western sky after sunset and is easy to find. Just face west around 9 p.m. Venus appears as a brilliant …

Astronomy

Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia

Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in the field of dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular …

Neuroscience

NASA Publishes SpaceX's Proposal for a Futuristic Kennedy Space Center

The "rocket garden" might just get approved.<p>The Kennedy Space Center might be getting a major upgrade and expansion soon if Elon Musk gets his way. …

Private Sector

General AI, the "holy grail" of AI, demonstrated for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>AI’s that can learn quickly, and from very small data sets, will fundamentally change how we train AI’s, their capabilities, …

Artificial Intelligence

Sylvania’s $45 LED light strip is a great alternative to the $90 Philips Hue model

We love Philips Hue’s smart lighting products as much as anyone else. In fact, we even use some Hue products ourselves. That said, smart lighting can …

Home Automation

How to 3D print your own DIY motorised tracking 2-axis camera slider

I’ve been getting into 3D printing quite a bit this year. Mostly with regard to how it can help me with my own photography and video challenges. One …

Arduino

New: Nikon D850 cooled camera for astrophotography

The first Nikon D850 cooled camera for astrophotography is now available for sale - a company converts a regular Nikon D850 to an Astro D850. The …

Cameras

The Coming Disruption of Architecture

Why I’m so bullish on WeWork and what traditional practice might be able to do about it<p>Despite the creative nature of architecture, or perhaps …

As machine learning evolves, we need to update the definition of ‘data scientist’

In the early days of machine learning, hiring good statisticians was the key challenge for AI projects. Now, machine learning has evolved from its early focus on statistics to more emphasis on computation. As the process of building algorithms has become simpler and the applications for AI …

Raven dash cam looks like the ultimate car gadget

Why buy multiple gadgets for your car that each only does one thing when you can buy one gadget that can do it all. The Raven connected car system …

The Natede is an Alexa-connected plant holder that is a serious air purifier

Is it a plant? Is it a smart home hub? Is it Alexa in different clothing? The Natede, the latest product from air purifier maker Clairy may just be …

To survive on Mars, we need a 'technology that replaces what the Earth does.' This tube might be NASA's best hope.

In recent years, Elon Musk has said his rocket company, SpaceX, is working toward colonizing Mars with 1 million people. His "aspirational" timeline is to launch an uncrewed Big Falcon Rocket in 2022, followed by the first human landing in 2024.<p>But the most important question remains unanswered by …

A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next - MIT Technology Review

The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If it works, he plans to …

Genetics

Mueller raised possibility of presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump’s legal team

In a tense meeting in early March with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, President Trump’s lawyers insisted he had no obligation to talk with federal investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.<p>But Mueller responded that he had another option if Trump …

Donald Trump

Government-Funded 'Am I Stoned?' Marijuana App Tells You: You're Stoned

If you have to ask...<p>If you’ve ever wondered how stoned you are, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone: Government officials are wondering …

Cannabis

How to Listen to the Background Hum of Gravitational Waves From all the Black Holes Colliding into Each Other

The first-ever detection of gravitational waves (which took place in September of 2015) triggered a revolution in astronomy. Not only did this event …

Creating a New Universe in a Lab Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

SCI-Arc students propose self-growing park and parasitic housing to adapt former LA prison

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture have suggested ways to transform a former jail in Los Angeles, …

Apparently high-definition vinyl is coming next year

The process of making records hasn't changed much over the last hundred or so years, but that itself could change soon. Austria-based Rebeat Innovation has begun the work to bring vinyl into the 21st century. Of course, that involves lasers. Specifically, converting analog audio information into a …

‘A Quiet Place’ Viewers Raise the Question: How Long Can You Hold a Fart?

In the mysterious post-apocalyptic world of <i>A Quiet Place</i>, any noise you make can signal your doom. The snap of a twig, the rustle of a leaf, and even …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Twinkle, twinkle, little skirt – Milky Way galaxy version

Last year, we told you about a skirt from ThinkGeek that was decorated with constellations that came to life when you turned on its hidden …

Want to sponsor a race to the moon? XPRIZE resurrects lunar landing challenge

Less than a week after the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize officially expired, its organizers say they’re relaunching it as a non-cash competition …

Tinkernut’s hidden Coke bottle spy cam

Go undercover and keep an eye on your stuff with this brilliant secret Coke bottle spy cam from Tinkernut!Secret Coke Bottle SPY CAM! – Weekend …

Mind-reading headset lets you Google just with your thoughts

SILENTLY think of a question and I will answer it. That might sound like a magic trick, but it is the promise of AlterEgo, a headset that lets you …

Moment Unveils Products for Shooting Cinematic Video with Phones

The mobile photography gear company Moment has just announced its first collection of products designed for shooting cinematic video on your phone. …

Gorgeous scrap-electronics wearable cyberpunk assemblages from Hiroto Ikeuchi

Tokyo designer Hiroto Ikeuchi creates amazing wearable cyberpunk assemblages out of scrap electronics and other odds and sods.<p>A sampling of Ikeuchi's …