Fernando D. Lopez

38 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Like | @FernandoDLopez | Keep up with Fernando D. Lopez 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 “Fernando D. Lopez”

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

House in Iporanga, Brazil by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

The Sophisticated Architecture of a House in Iporanga, Brazil.<p>Nitsche Arquitetos Associados designed this beautiful house located in Iporanga, …

Architecture

Stick Insects Have Mimicked Plants Since Age of Dinosaurs

Almost as soon as the first birds flew, stick insects disguised themselves as plants.<p>Walking stick insects disguised themselves as leaves starting some 126 million years ago, report paleontologists, even before the advent of flowering plants.<p>The fossil discoveries from modern-day Mongolia mark some …

This Font Was Designed By A Robot Practicing Calligraphy

Robosans is a new font that was created by a disembodied robot arm.<p>We’ve seen robots that can walk, talk, sing, write music, and more. Thanks to graphic designer Mostafa El Abasiry, we now have Robosans, a font you can download to your computer that was made using a disembodied robot arm. It’s a …

Typography

Valve's new Steam controller feels familiar, but strange

Valve's original vision for a PC gamepad was an arresting deviation from the norm: touch-sensitive control pads in place of dual analog thumbsticks and a full-on touchscreen in lieu of actual buttons. The company's latest revision -- codenamed "D0g" after the character from <i>Half-Life 2 --</i> skews a …

Russell 2000 on pace for best monthly return, up nearly 6%, since September

May 19, 2018<br>2:36 PM<p>Private security entrepreneur Erik Prince, who headed the military contractor formerly known as Blackwater and is the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, arranged a Trump Tower meeting in August 2016 bringing together an Israeli specialist in social-media manipulation, an …

You Don't Really Want Online Multiplayer Videogames

At least, you don't want online multiplayability shoehorned in.<p>In the age of _Call of Duty _and _Halo _and every other massively popular videogame, an idea has formed: if you can't play the game online, with the option to duke it out with or against friends or strangers, it's missing a fundamental …

What are gravitational waves?

Gravitational waves are ripples that carry energy across the universe. They were predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1916 as a consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. Although there is strong circumstantial evidence for their existence, gravitational waves have not been directly …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

LG G Pro 2 review: Stunning screen and speed without much style - CNET

MSRP: $899.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Pro 2</b> packs a beautiful and large HD screen, loads of camera features, and fast performance.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Pro 2's big size can be unwieldy and its sharp edges are uncomfortable to hold. The phone's tap-to-unlock feature (Knock Code) is useful but isn't responsive</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines<p>The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, <i>Jeopardy!</i>-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up …

South Korea To Invest Almost A Billion Dollars In 5G Cell Networks

Set to roll out by 2020, South Korea's science ministry is reportedly investing 1.6 trillion won (£900m) into the superfast mobile internet technology.<p>According to reports 5G allows users to download 800MB movies in one second, something which takes around 40 seconds using 4G.<p>A spokesperson from …

South Korea

Apple's iOS controller API isn't solving a problem, it's opening a door to the future

Ben Kuchera makes a solid case that the iPhone doesn't need buttons for gaming.<p>He's right — it's solving a problem that doesn't exist. But that's not the point. It's not about the buttons. It's not about making the iPhone better at gaming. It's about making the iPhone better at everything.<p>Ben talks …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

FDA approves new $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pills

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that promises to treat hepatitis C with a daily pill instead of the more common weekly injection. The drug, called Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences, has been designed to block the protein hepatitis C uses to replicate itself. The treatment does …

Updated US policy permits accidental bald eagle death via wind turbine

Wind farms that inadvertently kill federally protected bird species, including bald and golden eagles, are getting a reprieve as part of a new permit policy laid out by the Obama administration today. Under the new system, companies with wind farms can kill or injure a number of these birds as long …

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

Two men robbed of their Xbox One consoles minutes after buying them

Two men have been robbed of their top-of-the-range games consoles minutes after buying them.<p>The pair, aged 25 and 27, were among the first to get their hands on the brand new Microsoft Xbox One in Gloucester when it went on sale at midnight on Friday.<p>Gloucestershire police said the men had returned …

Reports of bricked PlayStation 4s surface after launch

After its launch on Friday, the PlayStation 4 has come under fire from some gamers who say their units have been dead on arrival. The most troubling reports describe a so-called "blue light of death" syndrome, in which the console's light bar flashes blue but never outputs a video signal or boots …

DayZ video offers eight and a half minutes of raw footage

New gameplay footage from the standalone version of zombie-filled open-world title, <i>DayZ,</i> gives players a look at the game's pre-alpha state.<p>The video, which you can watch above, features close-up combat with zombies and some of the game's exploration elements. It was posted by creator Dean Hall, …

Feel the Sound With Woojer, A Personal Subwoofer

Why settle for just hearing your favorite tunes when you can feel it! The Kickstarter campaign for Woojer does just that! It’s a wearable subwoofer …

TruNorth TronicalTune Keeps Your Guitar In Tune, Every Time

Learning a musical instrument can be a challenge, especially for those of us giving it a shot for the first time and trying to move beyond even …

Henri Lamiraux, Apple's Head of iOS Engineering, Has Left Apple

According to his LinkedIn profile, Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s Vice President of Engineering iOS, has departed from Apple. His Facebook profile confirms the same “retired” status.<p>The news comes weeks after the launch of iOS 7, where Lamiraux reportedly said the version would be his last release, writes …

Panel: U.S. Doctors Violated Medical, Ethical Standards in Detention Facilities

U.S. mil­it­ary and in­tel­li­gence agen­cies im­prop­erly re­quired doc­tors and health pro­fes­sion­als to par­ti­cip­ate in “cruel, in­hu­mane, …

'Big, striking horror:' US military doctors allowed torture of detainees, new study claims

U.S. military doctors designed, enabled and engaged in the torture of suspected terrorists held at American detention centers during the past decade, violating globally recognized ethics and medical principles that bar physicians from inflicting harm, according to a study released Monday.<p>The …

Health Care

UVA PROFESSOR: We Cannot Rule Out A Conspiracy To Kill John F. Kennedy

University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato , author of " The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy " argues that "the chance of some sort of conspiracy involving Oswald is not insubstantial."<p>Sabato reached this conclusion after considering 50 …

New Orleans