Henry Warner

64 Flips | 4 Magazines | 6 Likes | 6 Following | 3 Followers | @HenryJWarner | Keep up with Henry Warner 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 “Henry Warner”

This is the damage a tiny speck of space debris can do at 15,000mph

Space is not the place to put waste, as it turns pretty much anything into a high-velocity projectile capable of causing incredible damage. <br>Read More

Cruz meets with allies to plot his next move

Ted Cruz and his allies aren't giving up on their national political aspirations.<p>Cruz huddled with about 30 conservative activists on Tuesday night to plot how to keep him atop the conservative community in Washington, sources familiar with the meeting said.<p>"The discussion revolved around the …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

People with high IQs really DO see the world differently: Researchers find they process sensory information differently

• Experts found that a high IQ brain was better able to block out larger or more irrelevant images when focussing on a small moving object<br>• But …

The Brain

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Author Vaclav Smil tackles the big problems facing America and the world. Andreas Laszlo Konrath<p>"There is no author whose books I look forward to …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

Echoes of Shackleton

DARK AND MALEVOLENT, the mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean dwarfed our tiny boat. We battled to keep it at right angles to waves twice the …

Sailing

Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into its new life extension company, Calico

Defeating death is going to take some big bucks<p>In September of this year, Google announced its newest project, Calico, which promised to take on the illness known as aging which effects us as human beings.<p>It was one of the company's classic moonshots, but unlike driverless cars or wearable …

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

Save the economy, tax the rich

In his new documentary “Inequality for All,” Robert Reich explains how to fix America’s income inequality<p>Charles Campbell<p>September 23, 2013 12:10pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Tyee.<p>It's one of the central issues of our time. It spawned both the Tea Party and the Occupy movements. It …

8 Reasons You Shouldn't Do Everything Internally

Bad habits are tough to break as you grow as a leader. As a young leader, I always felt I had to do everything in-house. Every penny mattered, so even if our attempt was half-assed, we were doing it ourselves. Realizing that you can’t do everything internally — and that it’s better to hire outside …

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Photo Courtesy of Bart Speelman/Flickr. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of …

Budget Travel

The book that made me quit my job

A couple years ago, I sat on a plane. I was returning home to DC after visiting my family in Utah, and the prospect of going back to work made me …

Graduate School

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

See how Elon Musk is building the 'Iron Man' lab with tech you can buy

The workspace of the future is in Elon Musk’s lab. Using a variety of virtual reality and gesture-sensing tools, Musk has set up a system that allows himself and his engineers to design and manipulate models of rocket parts using just their hands. He's compared it to the <i>Iron Man</i> laboratory, and in …

3 Big Discoveries Made by the International Space Station

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …

(Royal) Day Tripping Around London

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Asking Brits whether or not they’re royalists always leads to an entertaining debate. Royalists support the monarchy and its place in modern times, while the opposite camp, republicans, believe it to be an outmoded, borderline-ridiculous institution that diverts funding away …

Build-a-Phone Workshop: my first encounter with Moto Maker and a customized Moto X

Turns out 18 is a lot of choices.<p>As one of the first people allowed into Motorola's Moto Maker program, I had a chance to design the phone I always wanted, to order a phone made by Motorola but designed by me. This was my Jony Ive moment. I was ready.<p>The Moto Maker tool itself is beautifully …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

Ubuntu Edge Beats Pebble As Biggest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

Canonical is still way off the pace with its Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign – the firm needs to raise more than $20 million in six days to meet its ambitious $32 million target – but it’s still smashing records along the way.<p>The Indiegogo page has now accrued over $10.3 million in pledges, …

3-D printing booms, triggers rush for patents

It printed a gun that shot six times before falling apart. It crafted jewelry, custom prosthetics and spare machine parts. And, perhaps unbelievably, it spit out living embryonic cells.<p>3-D printing, limited only by our imagination, is undergoing a patent boom. Goldman Sachs recently cited 3-D …

Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them

The Pembury Tavern sits in a modest 19th-century building at the corner of five roads in Hackney, a relatively poor neighborhood in east London. There is little to distinguish it from the hundreds of other pubs sprinkled around the area, except for one thing: The Pembury made headlines in late June …

Bitcoin

White House proposes formation of a cybersecurity insurance market

Back in February, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at beefing up cybersecurity measures and established a 240 day deadline for the administration to hammer out the details. Today, the White House took to its blog to put forth a rather loosely defined set of incentives designed to …

16 Pools With a View

Dipping into a serene swimming pool overlooking a wonderful view can mark a moment of true arrival for the harried traveler. For those of us unlucky enough to be chained to a computer at the moment (and this includes myself), here is a delightfully escapist collection of 16 pools with a</i> …

Swimming Pools

The 25 Best Road Trips For Nerds

Need to get in touch with your inner science nerd?<p>In this month's issue of Popular Science Magazine, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have compiled a list of their top 25 road trip destinations to spark scientific curiosity -- after 16 months of touring 150 of the built, natural, and …

SoftLayer, er, IBM, swipes DARPA robot challenge from Amazon

As proof that IBM(s ibm), SoftLayer’s new corporate overlord, is all over this cloud situation, check out Thursday’s news that the DARPA Virtual …

The Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask In A Job Interview

While every tech company asks programmers technical questions to see if they're fit for a job, Apple makes a point to follow up each response with "but how would you optimize that/make it better?"<p>And then there are the questions that really throw you off.<p>Via Glassdoor's Interview Questions and …

Employment