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A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer, but it grew to the large list you see today. After …

Programming

The programming talent myth

By <b>Jake Edge</b><br>April 28, 2015<p>Jacob Kaplan-Moss is known for his work on Django but, as he would describe in his PyCon 2015 keynote, many think he had …

How a then-24-year-old filmmaker exposed the Taser industry in a bombshell new documentary

Berardini got word of an in-custody death by the Moberly Police Department and was one of the first reporters on the scene.<p>Witnesses told him 23-year-old Stanley Harlan had been pulled over by the Moberly police in front of his house. Harlan got out of his car, had a conversation with the officer …

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Controlling Arduino With Python Based Web API (No Php)

Introduction: Controlling Arduino With Python Based Web API (No Php)<p>About: G Force Flow available on Android and iOS More About poopypigeon »<p>In this …

Console OS Developers Release x86 Compatible Android Distro For PCs

The idea of running Android alongside another operating system on the PC is not new. Asus, Lenovo and others have already released a few tablets and all-on-one systems that had the ability to switch back and forth between Android and Windows Environments, but the implementations to date have been …

Nielsen & AOL give marketers tips on how to get viewers’ attention in this multiscreen world

Does anyone just watch TV anymore?<p>That’s a key question in this multiscreen age. The reality of several devices pleading for audience attention led mass media company AOL to commission viewer measurement pioneer Nielsen for research of the first Video Ad Attention Index, whose findings are being …

Great Horned Owl Illustration

Alexis Marcou shared a really cool illustration project on his Behance profile, the work was commissioned by Torre Lazur-McCann for Boehringer …

Why I don't finish most video games

The games are too damn long<p>My friends keep venting to me about the ending of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, the new video game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. I can't relate. I never finished it. In fact, I rarely finish any game.<p><i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, for all its flaws, is an excellent adventure, one of the …

Mobile games to overtake console revenues in 2015 — and Apple's revenue could double Nintendo's

The console business has ruled gaming for years. But its reign may officially end next year.<p>The mobile game business is expected to surpass console games in revenue in 2015, according to Newzoo. The market-research firm said that mobile games will hit $30.3 billion in 2015, up from $25 billion in …

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Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

Swing Copters: 5 tips to help you suck less

The spiritual successor to Flappy Bird is here, and it’s hard enough to make you say some very inappropriate things even in front of your grandmother. Don’t worry! We can help.<p>Maybe you were great at Flappy Bird. Maybe your high score was 250 in that game, and so you were expecting to dominate the …

Prepare to Be Shocked

Four predictions about how brain stimulation will make us smarter<p>Several years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency got wind of a technique called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, which promised something extraordinary: a way to increase people’s performance in …

This Is What It Feels Like When Google Buys Your Startup

At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.<p>But he had been creating cool things long before that. When he was 20, he built a human interface …

Virtual Reality

Casual Crossover: Learning from the Casual Video Game Industry

Hi!<p>I agree that boar games (or any industry) can look at something similar as a benchmark and apply it to increase their success. I often hear the …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Wearable Fashion Toy Linkitz Teaches Girls How To Program

MIT PhD Lyssa Neel is using socializing and accessorizing to get get girls interested in programming. Neel’s invention, Linkitz, is a wearable electronic toy that allows kids to rearrange, take apart and snap together electronic blocks that blink and buzz to change their behavior. This teaches them …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

A baby's first words may seem spur of the moment, but really, the little ones have practiced their "Mamas" and "Dadas" for months in their minds.<p>Using what looks like a hair dryer from Mars, researchers from the University of Washington have taken the most precise peeks yet into the fireworks …

Leg Workout With Ben Pakulski | How to Squat Optimally

Ben Pakulski and Vince Delmonte will show you how to squat optimally. If you learn how to contract your legs properly through squats, lunges, leg …

Brain's Consciousness 'Sleep Switch' Found By Accident?

Scientists believe they may have accidentally found the key in the human brain that, when turned or tweaked the right way, seems to switch our consciousness on and off.<p>A team led by Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University was working with a patient with epilepsy, placing electrodes …

Can an Artist Use Video Games to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions?

In the ongoing debate about whether or not video games can be art, there’s little doubt as to where Jonathan Blow stands on the issue. He first …

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Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>I think social media is really important. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. But social media is also misunderstood in some ways. One of those misunderstandings is <i>which social media sites a business or individual should be on.</i><p>If you read this …

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