Justin Rosecrans

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The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

The way you get and use both TV and internet in your home is about to change drastically.<p>Verizon detailed a bit about how the next stage of home TV …

Smart TV

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Astronomy

Heavens to shine with new ‘star’ as first space sculpture prepares for launch

Look up into the night sky towards the end of October and you may catch sight of a brand new ‘star’ twinkling in the cosmos.<p>The tiny speck of light is not the offspring of a seething nebula, but the world’s first space sculpture, which will orbit the Earth for three weeks this autumn.<p>The length of …

Space Exploration

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

Keeping up in the JavaScript world 🏃‍

JavaScript fatigue has been on the rise for a while now. You often hear developers complain that the front-end world is moving too fast, there are …

JavaScript

Sir Patrick Stewart is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard

The most venerable captain in Star Fleet history is back.<p>As has been rumored for a while, CBS announced today that Sir Patrick Stewart, who played …

Science Fiction

The Fading Ghost of a Long-Dead Star

Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of one of the larger supernova remnants in the Milky Way galaxy in this image from NASA's Spitzer …

JavaScript ES6: Even more new abstractions to improve your code

JavaScript ES6, also known as ECMAScript 2015, has a number of really cool new features that can improve the quality of your code. Yesterday, Glad …

JavaScript

'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, a daughter of the longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has published an excerpt from her coming memoir, "Small Fry" — and it contains heartbreaking details about her difficult relationship with her father.<p>This is the first time Brennan-Jobs has written in depth about her father, who …

Steve Jobs

How a Hacker Used Python to Extract the Source Code for ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Hacker Matthew Earl used Python to extract raw visual data from Nintendo’s code.<p>Programmer Matthew Earl needed level data from the original <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> for an upcoming project, so he decided to get that data the hard way. Earl wanted the background imagery for each distinct level—everything …

Retrogaming

Terraforming Venus? It could happen.

Terraforming Mars is already on our radar, so besides the crushing atmosphere, toxic clouds of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid, and temperatures …

Space

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

Bermuda Triangle mystery 'solved,' scientists claim

British scientists believe 100ft ‘rogue’ waves could be the reason why so many boats have been sunk in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.<p>The infamous body of water in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean stretches 700,000 square km (270,271 square miles) between Florida, Bermuda and …

North Atlantic

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

New radio telescope picks up mysterious signal from space

A new radio telescope in Canada is doing its job picking up mysterious signals from deep space known as "fast radio bursts" (FRBs).<p>The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) in British Columbia detected the first-ever FRB at frequencies below 700 MHz on July 25, a signal named FRB …

Universe

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

Ancient Greek music: now we finally know what it sounded like

In 1932, the musicologist Wilfrid Perrett reported to an audience at the Royal Musical Association in London the words of an unnamed professor of …

Ancient History

Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won't work

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk famously told late night host Stephen Colbert of his hope to use thermonuclear explosions to jump-start the creation of a Martian atmosphere that might support life. But new research backed by NASA finds that even nuking the Red Planet won't be enough to convert it …

Mars

Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

"So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"<p>It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus <i>Homo</i> because everyone …

Population

How Fast Is Voyager 1 Traveling Right Now?

<i>Why is Voyager 1 travelling at 17 km/s? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p>In movies and on TV, science fiction …

Astronomy

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience

IN DECEMBER 1989 Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist, set himself a Christmas project. Irked by shortcomings in other programming languages, …

Python Programming

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …

Emotional Intelligence

‘Amazing Dragon’ Discovery in China Reshapes History of Dinosaurs’ Evolution

A farmer in China stumbled upon some fossils more than a decade ago, which led to an excavation, which led to a realization: It’s time to rethink the evolutionary history of some of the biggest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth.<p>In a study published this week in the science journal Nature …

Dinosaurs

Scientists created a metal that never existed on Earth

Harvard scientists used a diamond anvil press to create hydrogen hydrogen for the first time.

Chemistry

Python is becoming the world’s most popular coding language

“I CERTAINLY didn’t set out to create a language that was intended for mass consumption,” says Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist who …

Kim Kardashian

Mars is brighter than it has been in years. Get out there and see it.

The red planet is popular with science fiction enthusiasts and space scientists alike, and now, thanks to a fortunate cosmic alignment, everyone can …

Astronomy

Scientists Find Evidence of Liquid Water Below the Surface of Mars

"I was too excited."<p>Scientists announced Wednesday that they’ve found evidence of a large body of water beneath the surface of Mars. It may not be …

Physics

Waymo partners with Walmart, AutoNation, Avis, and others to drive their customers

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Alphabet’s Waymo is starting trials to ferry shoppers to Walmart’s stores in Phoenix, Arizona, the company said on Wednesday.<p>Walmart shoppers in Phoenix metropolitan area can order groceries on Walmart.com and as their order is being prepared at the store, self-driving cars will …

Customers

NASA scientists map radiation on Europa’s surface

One of the most promising locations for the possibility of life outside of Earth in our own solar system is an icy moon of Jupiter called Europa. …

Astronomy