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This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

The reef aquarium hobby is enjoying quite the renaissance of reef aquarium sumps, and Eshopps is going all in with their radically designed ADV sumps …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

Drones are delivering blood to hospitals in Rwanda

In Rwanda, transporting critical medicine and blood can be difficult if the patient is in a remote location. Heavy downpours can wash out the roads, and local hospitals are often too small to stock everything their doctors might need. Now, the Rwandan government is side-stepping the problem with a …

Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

No flying Tesla? That's because electric planes are a steeper challenge than electric cars

Thousands of electric cars are on the road, with many more set to join them over the next few years.<p>Electric planes? Not so much.<p>There are several small, experimental aircraft out there — NASA is building an electricity-powered plane set for a test flight next year and a two-seat Airbus electric …

Aviation

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 uses radar to prevent accidents like the fatal Model S crash

Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, going live in one to two weeks. Version 8.0 includes updates to the signal processing tech used to interpret images received from the onboard radar. The update focuses primarily on the radar component of the Autopilot sensor system, turning …

Tesla

Meet Todd Rider, the Man Who Maybe, Probably Cured Most of the Viruses on Earth

"I believe that DRACO has the potential to completely revolutionize the treatment and prevention of viral infections in the 21st century."<p>Todd Rider, …

Research

The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead

Audiences around the globe enjoyed all the action of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games thanks in large part to the drones hovering above the events (or below them), capturing every movement, from every angle. Athletes and spectators didn’t give a second thought to the presence of these drones — which …

FAA

11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn't happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

Raspberry Pi

101 Gardening: Low light loving houseplants #Plants

CollectCollect this now for later<p>ophelia Plants, Plants for the Bathroom, Bathroom Plants, Bathroom, DIY Home, Home Decor, Gardening, House Plants, …

Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids (5+) learn to code.<p>While Google worked together with design firm IDEO to build a reference kit, the idea here is to provide …

Makerspaces

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

Turn Your Home Into a Smart One With Mesh's DIY Kit

<i>By April Glaser for WIRED.</i><p>Mesh<p>The Internet is everywhere, and if you're down with using a smartphone to control everything in your life, the Internet of Things is a dream come true. The problem is living the networked Good Life generally means forking out the cash to buy connected gadgets ($67 for …

The Pocket Tripod Gives Your Smartphone a Steady Base Anywhere

Getting the perfect shot with the gear you have is always a welcomed challenge for a photographer, especially when you don’t actually have your …

Mobile Photography

Bosch's Home Zone system takes self parking to a whole new level

Self-parking systems like the one on the new BMW 7 Series or Tesla's own Summon technology are handy, but limited. You can't have a complicated entry or exit procedure, really only making the tech useful for tight spaces if you can pull straight into them. But one of Bosch's latest innovations does …

Handy

Minimalist Aquariums Filled With 3D Printed Flora by Designer Haruka Misawa | Colossal

<p>Designer and founder of Misawa Design Institute, Haruka Misawa (previously), has designed a series of minimal aquariums titled “Waterscapes” that …

Minimalism