Ivan Trayanov

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Roofr wants to use satellite imagery to disrupt the roofing industry

The roofing industry may not be the most exciting in the world, but to say that it’s anything less than absolutely vital would be a bit foolish. …

Roofing

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

This Desert House Is Naturally Ventilated & Uses Tesla Solar Cells to Stay Cool

Situated at the foothills of the Zagros Mountain range on the edge of the desert in the city of Isfahan, Iran, is the “Alavi house” — a naturally …

Solar Panels

Mountain Goats on Your Trail? They Like You, and Your Urine

A few years ago, employees at Glacier National Park in Montana noticed that mountain goats were hanging out — even sleeping — far away from cliffs, and spending much of their time near humans. Researchers who investigated this atypical behavior determined that where there were people, there were …

You influence your kids' popularity from the time they're babies — here's how to make that a good thing

<b>• He's found that parents have a direct influence on their child's popularity starting as babies.</b><p><b>• Some of that influence is genetic or mindless, but some can be deliberate and helpful.</b><p>No parents wants to see their child get bullied, or on the opposite end, be the bully. What they may not realize, …

The Scientific Reason You Don't Like LED Bulbs—and the Simple Way to Fix Them

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>There’s a handy trick for …

Headaches

Alarming New Animation Shows The Months Are Indeed Getting Warmer

January is the new March.<p>Respect the GIF.<p>Gavin Schmidt’s GIFs, especially. The climatologist and director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has a knack for distilling large amounts of data into easily digestible animations, often illustrating historical shifts in our …

Maintain Your Weight Loss by Turning on Your 'Stay Slim Hormone'

If you're wondering how to maintain weight loss, you're certainly not alone. About 94 percent of women who have lost weight have had trouble …

The Best Strategy for Kicking Bad Habits Is Simpler Than You May Think

Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, …

Self-improvement

Tardigrades are the toughest animals on Earth. What would it take to kill them all?

A lot.<p>In the end, there will be tardigrades.<p>If a cataclysm wipes out most of life on the planet — including humans — it’s likely that tardigrades will survive. These oddly cute microscopic animals are among the toughest creatures on Earth.<p>Some can withstand the shock of boiling water and …

Why You Should Never Go on the Internet Without a VPN, and How You Can Get One

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All the Things That Are Killing Us, According to Science

French fries are delicious, and they’re killing us.<p>To which I say, join the list! From halloween candy to kittens, it’s a minefield out there.<p>As my …

Galaxy S8 update gets rid of the black navigation bar, lets you auto-hide nav keys

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving an update that brings the June 1, 2017 security patch along with several UI tweaks. There's now an icon to the …

Navigation Bar

Do Red Onions Really Have Super Powers?

Red onions are capable of fighting off cancer more effectively than their lighter counterparts, according to a study from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.<p>In particular, red onions contain high levels of quercetin—a flavonoid with strong clinical evidence as an anticancer compound—along …

Cancer Cells

Brilliant gadget lets you control any garage door opener you already have from your phone

Everyone is on a mission right now to make everything in and around their homes “smart.” Connected devices offer all sorts of benefits over “dumb” …

Let’s Explore the Physics of Rotational Motion With a Fidget Spinner

You may find fidget spinners, or at least the attention they're getting, annoying. I find them kind of cool, because they make handy tools for …

8 things successful people do when they don't like someone

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of …

Self-improvement

This "Living" Clothing Keeps You Cool by Breathing

Alive and Breathing<p>If it was up to a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the next trend in sportswear would be …

Four dimensions

We have already seen that there is nothing terribly mysterious about adding one dimension to space to form a spacetime. Nonetheless it is hard to …

Quantum Thermodynamics Could Revolutionize Energy and Information Technology | WIRED

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>What Happens When You Mix …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

3D Printing

Duolingo's Luis Von Ahn on How the Language App Added Africa to the Mix

Even to Luis Von Ahn, there are a few things about Duolingo, the mobile-phone based language learning app that he co-developed five years ago, that …

The Next Blue Collar Job? Coding

The Evolution of the Workforce<p>It almost shouldn’t come as a surprise. In an age defined by advancements in the tech industry, it was only a matter of …

Preventing Chronic Disease: Yoga May Alter Gene Expression Linked to Inflammation

By:<p>B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500<p>Chronic stress, and the resulting inflammatory response, is a known cause of numerous illnesses. Although yoga is …

How to Repair Your Gut After Taking Antibiotics

"My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won't quit, but I've read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat," a …

How Precision Instruments Beyond Imagination Detect Gravitational Waves

The detection of gravitational waves, which happened for the first time in February of last year, marked another critical win for Einstein’s theory …

Thanks to a solar air heater, it costs $100 to heat this tiny house all winter (Video)

Living in a tiny house can present challenges if you're planning to stay put in a cold, northern climate. At the minimum, you'd have to ensure that …

Living Rooms