James Gillespie

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This 3D-printed device could help its users breathe underwater

Japanese designer and material scientist Jun Kamei has invented an underwater breathing device constructed with 3D printing. Kamei foresees …

Sea Level

25 STEM toys under $25 that educate and entertain kids at the same time

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>A lot of things have changed since I was growing up, but watching my young cousins play has reassured me of one thing: kids still love …

Kids

Researchers prove the arrow of time is irrelevant to quantum computers

An international team of scientists recently published groundbreaking research indicating quantum computers aren’t handicapped by a classical view of time. Grab a cup of coffee, we’ll explain.<p>The researchers set out to determine if quantum computers could be used to overcome one of classical …

Quantum Physics

This Raspberry Pi rival offers a beefy CPU, 4K video, and more

Libre Computer<p>The Renegade Elite, from tech company Libre Computer, is a single-board computer that delivers more power than the Raspberry Pi.<br>• It isn’t the cheapest single board computer around, at $100, but you’re getting a lot for your cash.<br>• The Renegade Elite sports a hexacore processor, USB …

Raspberry Pi

How Theoretical Physicists Can Help Find E.T.

If and when humans discover extraterrestrial intelligence, should we expect to find it in the form of biological brains or artificially intelligent …

Wendelstein 7-X sets new record in its quest for practical fusion power

Perched loftily on Germany's Baltic coast, the small-to-middling town of Greifswald continues to be at the forefront of research into nuclear fusion. …

Inside the mind of a dinosaur

Rather than being slow, lumbering and a bit stupid, dinosaurs were smart and nimble-brained – just ask the palaeontologists who are peering deep …

A boat architect modeled his 250-square-foot tiny home after a lunar lander and it's just as cool as it sounds

Tiny homes aren't anything new. Tiny homes that look like spaceships might be, though.<p>Take, for example, one such dwelling in Central Washington, modeled after a lunar lander — a spacecraft used by astronauts to descend onto the moon's surface, most famously during the historic Apollo 11 …

Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 to Quit Their Job--Here's Why They Do It

The question is--would you take the money?<p>Would you take money to quit your job? That's the question Amazon is asking. Full-time workers at Amazon fulfillment services can earn up to $5,000 by quitting.<p>Each year, the company asks its employees if they want to take 'The Offer'. They can take the …

Employment

IBM and the DoE launch the world’s fastest supercomputer

IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) today unveiled Summit, the department’s newest supercomputer. IBM claims that Summit is currently the world’s “most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer” with a peak performance of a whopping 200,000 trillion …

Hacking macOS: How to Secretly Livestream Someone's MacBook Screen Remotely

It's possible to stream a MacBook's entire computer screen without using Apple's Screen Sharing application and without opening any ports on the …

How [and why] I invest in startups

This post was originally published on Atrium.<p>A lot of people ask me how I choose to invest in startups. Stage? Revenue metrics? Sector?<p><b>I’m not proactively funding at different stages. I’m proactively funding brilliant people trying to solve hard problems.</b><p>Focusing on this simple goal of identifying …

What Is Spacetime?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>09 May 2018<p>Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?<p>George …

Quantum Mechanics

Be More. PBS.

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I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I'm Still Getting Paid. Here's How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income.

Jeff Rose lays out his personal learning curve with the book publishing world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does writing a book translate to real profits? The answer, according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, is taking the initial chance and treating …

Thought Leadership

15 facts about space that will blow your mind

Space exploration in real life is just as mind-blowing as it looks in the movies.<p>The universe's size and scope are incomprehensible even to the most advanced scientists, but we're learning more and more about the final frontier every day.<p>Keep reading to learn 15 facts you didn't know about outer …

Space Exploration

Cops take dead man’s smartphone to his corpse in attempt to unlock it

Man's fiancée tells Tampa Bay Times that she felt "disrespected and violated."<p>In a very unusual move, police detectives in Largo, Florida, recently …

North Korean nukes tracked from Tennessee tourist caverns

TOWNSEND, Tenn. — Near the end of a string of two-lane roads about 30 minutes south of Dollywood, the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show and the Titanic Museum, is the largest and most organic attraction in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.<p>Though under the radar for most tourists — only a half-dozen …

The Best Spotify Playlists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 29th</b><p>Spotify is filled with users (including Spotify itself) who put in the effort to curate playlists that feature the right songs for the right mood, or perhaps what’s most current so you can be an informed fan. There are thousands and thousands of playlists, though, so let me …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Elon Musk

A Mysterious Radioactive Particle Has Been Detected Above Alaska

It was "definitely not from a natural source".<p>The team was on a routine pollution-sampling flight from Anchorage to Hawaii when they discovered it by …

Researchers who made praying mantises wear glasses discover a new type of vision

Praying mantises do not perceive the world as you and I do. For starters, they're not very brainy — they're insects. A human brain has 85 billion neurons; insects such as mantises have fewer than a million. But mantises, despite their neuronal drought, have devised a way to see in three …

Newcastle University

Titan has even more in common with Earth than we thought

by Chelsea Gohd January 19, 2018 Off World 7767<p>Mapping Titan<p>After years of sorting through data from the legendary Cassini mission, researchers from …

Astronomy

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

The Great Filter Might Be What's Preventing Aliens from Reaching Us

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

George Mason

The 30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 11th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things during the company’s relatively short existence: a source for DVDs by mail, a pioneer of online streaming, a network responsible for some of the best shows not on TV, as the first half of the phrase that ends “and chill.” However, when it …

Cool, Curious and Compelling: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed in 2017

We've made it through what some might consider to have been quite a year. From major natural disasters (including record hurricanes and wildfires in …

Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Astronaut Food

“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”<p>Days before his return to Earth in 2008, NASA astronaut Daniel Tani told reporters he couldn’t wait to do something very ordinary after spending four months in space.<p>“I’m looking forward to putting food on a plate and …

Ice Cream