James Kester

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Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you big …

If Drone Swarms Are the Future, China May Be Winning

Why use one drone when you can use one hundred?<p>Although large Predator and Reaper drones are the face of modern militaries, drone swarms—dozens of fixed-wing drones flying in coordinated formation— could be the future of unmanned combat. And if these aerobatic flock of drones are in our future, …

5 Foods You Should Eat Before And After Exercise To Maximize Weight Loss

How to teach your dog to turn in a circle

In this eight-part video series, trainer Gill Raddings and her team of film stunt dogs show you how to perform a variety of different tricks with your pet.<p>These range from simple commands such as ‘lie down’ and ‘roll over’ to showstoppers including ‘sit up’ and ‘bow’.<p>In this video, we share a few …

'Pokémon Go' is finally out, but not for everyone

<b>UPDATE: July 6, 2016, 6:23 p.m. AEST</b><p>It looks like <i>Pokémon Go</i>'s Australian launch <i></i>could be having a few teething troubles.<p>Wednesday evening local time, …

Pokémon

How to control your light switch from your smartphone?

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from MCM Electronics<br>• Buy from Newark Element14<br>• Buy from Arduino Store<br>• Buy …

Arduino

Apple’s iPhone turns nine: 5 ways it’s still better than Android

Apple changed the world nine years ago when it released the first iPhone. It sounds hyperbolic but I assure you, the original iPhone quite literally …

Apps

A New Selfie Drone Rises

Australian company makes selfie sticks look like, well, sticks.<p>The selfie stick's simple, stone age functions have finally been bested. Now there's something far more attention grabbing: Roam-e, the hovering selfie camera.<p>For about $400 this hovering cone can be yours in all its 1080p, facial …

Drones

How to Build a Table for Your Jobsite Table Saw

Jobsite table saws pack a lot of power in a portable package, but their small size limits their use.<p>Jobsite table saws are marvelous machines and invaluable for their portability and accurate cutting power. But their size is a drawback when it comes to cutting full 4 x 8 sheets of plywood. Instead …

The Next Wearable Technology Could Be Your Skin

Technology can be awkward. Our pockets are weighed down with ever-larger smartphones that are a pain to pull out when we’re in a rush. And attempts …

How We’ll Put a Carbon Nanotube Computer in Your Hand

Circuits built from carbon nanotubes will give silicon real competition Illustration: Eddie Guy Illustration: Eddie Guy <b>The silicon semiconductor</b> …

Researchers identify calorie-burning pathway in fat cells

Investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a natural …

Adjunct professorships hurt students and educators alike. Is it time to abandon tenure?

Colleges and universities have seen a boom in contingent faculty. Administrators must rethink their business model<p>The State College of Florida recently scrapped tenure for incoming faculty. New professors at this public university will be hired on the basis of annual contracts that the school can …

Stop worrying about GMOs; it's that organic granola bar that could make you sick

Karma can be so cruel. Just think how many times anti-GMO activists have protested against the imaginary risks of food that has been genetically modified. Now a favorite snack of those same protesters, the sacred granola bar, has been found to pose an actual health risk.<p>Anti-genetic engineering …

Agriculture

Awe-Inspiring Footage of a Lightning Storm in Slow Motion

A flash of lightning usually passes by in the blink of an eye. It’s a thrilling natural phenomenon, but it can be hard to get a sense of what it …

Bill Gates

More Bad News for GoPro Inc: Xiaomi Launches a $460 4K Drone

Chinese smartphone giant <b>Xiaomi</b> recently launched its first two Mi Drones at jaw-dropping prices. A 1080p model costs just 2,499 yuan ($380) while the 4K version costs 2,999 yuan ($460). Both devices sport three-axis gimbals and rely on a companion app as a remote control and viewfinder. Xiaomi's …

Drones

This self-healing material could solve many wearable woes

The physical limitations of existing materials are one of main problems when it comes to flexible electronics, be it wearables, medical or sports tech. If a flexible material breaks, it either stays broken, or if it has some self-healing properties it may continue to work, but not so well. However, …

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Astronomers Just Discovered a Rare Dwarf Galaxy That's Loaded With Precious Elements

Stars packed with gold, platinum, and silver.<p>Scientists have been searching for the origin of some of the most precious metals on Earth - including …

A four-armed robot can now improvise music as well as human bandmates

He bobbed his head with the groove, and leaned way in when he wanted to play more complicated melodies, rocking and rolling with the beat of the jam. This wasn’t a your average jazz band member, though—this was Shimon, a four-armed robot marimba player built by the Georgia Institute of Technology …

Robotics

Novice fossil collector stumbles upon new dinosaur species

BILLINGS, Montana — A novice fossil collector's lucky find in a remote Montana badlands more than a decade ago has turned out to be a new kind of …

Robot Saws Its Own Wood, Designs Its Own House

Log on<p>The robot looked at the woods and saw a home. Cameras scanned the trees and algorithms plotted the shape of the wood, finding the center lines and individual strength. Mechanical brains tessellated the shape into a working form, and the robot knew what it must build.<p>In the architecture lab, …

A professor built an AI bot to make teaching easier. Will it replace him someday?

Ashok Goel had run into a problem. As a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, he taught an online course on artificial intelligence, and its 300 students sent in thousands of questions via an online forum each semester. The sheer volume of messages overwhelmed Goel and his eight teaching …

Artificial Intelligence