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PHPNW15: James Mallison - Dependency Injection and Dependency Inversion in PHP

Incrementing values in PHP

Incrementing values in PHPTake a variable, increment it with 1. That sounds like a simple enough job right? Well.. from a PHP developer point of view …

10 Interview Questions Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

AKA: The Keys to JavaScript Mastery<p>At most companies, management must trust the developers to give technical interviews in order to assess candidate …

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Google's Plan To Save The Web

And keep itself relevant in the process!<p>Google wants you to know that it <i>loves</i> the web. And this morning, at a fancy New York City smoked fish and bagel joint, the search giant held a press event to show off its attempt to retool the bloated, stagnating, and creaky-slow link ecosystem that’s …

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

Embedded Systems

Are Airline Passengers Ready to Climb Into Flying Bunk Beds?

Airlines and aircraft manufacturers keep coming up with wackier ideas for squeezing more people into airplanes.<p>Remember the saddle-seat? And the hexagon sardine scheme?<p>The latest zany proposal is outlined in a patent filed in Europe by aircraft manufacturer Airbus to offer passengers a flying …

Oldest preserved uterus found in ancient horse-like fossil

Talk about a mother of a discovery: Researchers in Germany have found the fossil of a 48-million-year-old pregnant horse relative, her fetus and bits of her preserved uterus as well.<p>It is the oldest and only the second fossil uterus ever described, according to Jens Franzen of the Senckenberg …

¿Cuántos paneles solares harían falta para alimentar la Tierra solo con el Sol?

El Sol es una fuente de energía que no explotamos lo suficiente y de la que podríamos sacar mucho provecho. Tanto como para alimentar todo el planeta …

Dalai Lama: China more concerned about future Dalai Lamas than I am

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The Chinese government cares more about the institution of the Dalai Lama than the man who carries that name, the 14th Dalai Lama told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.<p>"I have no concern," he told Amanpour in London, adding that it is "possible" he would be the last Dalai Lama.<p>The Chinese …

Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First

On World Teacher's Day, don't forget to thank your favorite art teacher or English professor.<p>Monday is World Teacher's Day, a UNESCO-supported holiday that honors the critical role teachers play in maintaining education systems across the globe. Organizations in countries like Brazil, Poland, India …

High School

15 Best U.S. Resorts For Fall Getaways

As we head into the heart of the fall season, there's no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to escape into nature. Fortunately, many of the country's best resorts cater to leaf peepers with special tours and programs that allow guests to enjoy awe-inspiring views and the crisp …

Off-roading

Fashion Photos with Outfits Made from Trash Found in Polluted Areas of Senegal

“The Prophesy” is a striking series of photographs by photographer Fabrice Monteiro that shines light on the problem of pollution in Africa, yet …

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

Photograph: Nasa/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons shows small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the texted surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik …

Solar System

Can America’s gun problems be fixed? The rest of the world might know the answer.

IT’S BECOME ROUTINE IN AMERICA, EVERY month or two, to restart the debate about gun control. The debate is inevitably kicked off by the most recent …

This Lexus IS was built entirely out of cardboard

And you thought the seats in your car were uncomfortable. Imagine if they were made from vertically sandwiched corrugated cardboard.<p>On Monday, Lexus …

Roomba 980 robot smarter, yet still dumb enough to bash into walls

One of the most popular consumer robots on the market these days is the Roomba, with over 14 million units sold in the past decade. iRobot’s …

New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape

Strong hands and shock-resistant wrists gave the ancient human Homo naledi an advantage over ape cousins.<p>The mysterious human ancestor called <i>Homo naledi</i> was primed for success in a prehistoric triathlon, new research shows—if the challenges were walking upright, climbing trees, and handily wielding …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 28, 2015)

Nine people were fatally shot this week at a community college in Oregon, by the now-deceased gunman. Russia launched airstrikes in Syria. Kunduz, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. According to new research, water is apparently flowing on Mars. An eventful United Nations General Assembly took place …

Middle East

The Week in Review: Mars Water Discovery & Sci-Fi Epic The Martian

It sounds like the script of a sci-fi movie, sending robots to find aliens; but this week those cinematic ideas are beginning to become reality. The discovery of water on Mars made headlines around the world. Though many are quick point out it doesn’t guarantee human-like lifeform, it still offers …

Star Trek

Check it Out: Eurostar’s Got a Shiny New Train Design

At the end of this year, a new fleet of Eurostar trains will make its debut journey between London and Paris, soon to be joined by more trains to …

What I’m Reading: Genetics Professor Nazneen Rahman

<i>Named Britain’s third most influential woman of 2014, Professor Nazneen Rahman has amassed some impressive achievements in a relatively short career: she’s Professor of Human Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research, Head of the Clinical Genetics Department at Royal Marsden Hospital, Fellow of</i> …

Billionaire Peter Thiel Invests In The War On Aging, Detecting Spoiled Food, And More

Helping radical scientific advances break out of the lab<p>Earlier this year, Breakout Labs, the subsidiary organization created by PayPal co-and billionaire-investor Peter Thiel, announced a few select biotechnology startups that would receiving funding to further their ideas. Breakout Labs' mission …

Nobel Prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles awarded to Japanese and Canadian

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald's breakthrough was the discovery of a phenomenon called neutrino oscillation<p>A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto …

IBM BlueMix Cloud Contest: Are You a Real JavaScript and Node.js Pro?

Do you like yourself a good challenge? Do you feel like a real JavaScript pro? Is node.js in your veins? If so, IBM has a more than interesting …

How It Works: Snowmaking 101

Snowmaking is essential to keeping the slopes white and skiable during the winter months. It supplements natural snow, gets trails and terrain open more quickly in the early part of the season, and helps extend the season, on both the front and back end. Before snowmaking, it was common for ski …

Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most explosive in history. One reason the virus spread so fast is that West Africa was blindsided. Ebola had never erupted in people anywhere close to West Africa before.<p>The type of Ebola causing the outbreak — called Zaire — is the deadliest strain. Until …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Self-improvement

7 escapadas cerca de Londres en busca de inspiración

Podrías estar un año entero descubriendo <b>Londres</b> que aún te faltaría rincones por descubrir, nuevos restaurantes por conocer y tiendas o museos que …