Kathleen Kosh

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“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

World Economy

Transform any surface into a touchscreen computer with this projector

The ‘Typlet T1S’ is a device that will project a touchscreen computer onto any surface. The company behind it reports that there is no shadow …

The 168 best classical music recordings

This selection of the finest classical recordings available, which first appeared in 2009, is the most authoritative and entertaining guide of its kind. However, after five years any guide needs sprucing up a little. I didn’t want to compromise the inimitable style of the original, so rather than …

Female Genital Mutilation

NASA photo of the shock wave off a supersonic jet.

That big bright thing is the Sun. The <i>other</i> thing is not a telephone pole or a spider blowing in the breeze. It’s actually a T-38C jet, a plane …

Atoms

Monster stars discovered by British astronomers could change our understanding of the cosmos

Cluster of massive stars raises questions about how stars are formed<p>British astronomers have discovered a cluster of nine “monster” stars 30 million times brighter than the Sun which could change our understanding of the way stars are formed.<p>Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team …

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Physics

Struggles of famous scientists inspire STEM students

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Education policy makers have increasingly emphasized the importance of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and …

Education

Proof of Einstein's theory of ripples arrives in a chirp

Stephen Hawking says detection of gravitational waves has potential to 'revolutionise astronomy'<p>More than one billion years ago a colossal storm raged in the universe as two huge black holes collided and merged.<p>The impact was so powerful that it shook not only space but also time, sending a ripple …

The world's wealth is going to just 62 people

And since 2010, wealth has become more and more concentrated in favor of the richest of the rich while those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder have seen their positions worsen, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealth of the richest 62 people grew by more than half a …

Income Inequality

UK house prices to crash as global asset prices unravel

Asset prices around the world are collapsing as the global economy slows and UK housing will not escape<p>House prices have broken free from reality and defied gravity for far too long, but they are an asset like anything else, and there are six clear reasons a nasty correction looms in the coming …

Shopping

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus, new study suggests

Most brains have a mixture of 'male' and 'female' traits, research by scientists at Tel Aviv university finds<p>It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But if you look at the overall structure of the brain, they are generally the same, a new study …

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Raspberry Pi's £4 computer is as powerful as the laptops of a decade ago

The Raspberry Pi Zero is so cheap that it is being given away in magazines despite coming with 512MB of RAM<p>The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled what is possibly the world's cheapest and smallest fully-functioning computer, the miniature Raspberry Pi Zero.<p>At £4 (or $5 abroad), with half a …

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.<p>Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The <i>New York Times</i> and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to <i>Times</i> …

Virtual Reality

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Physics

Different Ways to Store Pliers, from Store-Bought to DIY

It's quite the design problem: Vertical, horizontal, exposed, in a drawer, jaws-out, handles-out?<p>Pliers are tricky things to store. They don't lend …

Employment

Microsoft just unveiled a new Surface... that's actually a laptop

Microsoft unveiled an interesting new device at its event today: Surface Book.<p>It’s a Surface laptop, built by the same team as its tablet with the help of engineers from the Xbox group as well. The Surface Book is encased in a magnesium body, rather than plastic or aluminum.<p>It features a 13.5″ …

Thousands of photographs from Nasa's Apollo missions uploaded to Flickr - Telegraph

A mobile network is reportedly using unmarked cars to deposit £1 million in cash a week at London Post Offices — and no one knows why

BuzzFeed News uncovered the practice as part of a five-month investigation.<p>Twice every day, employees of Lycamobile collect cash in bags — some of which contain up to £260,000 ($395,000) — and drive in unmarked vans and people carriers to Post Office branches, where the money is deposited into the …

Conservative Party
Guantanamo Bay

Headmistress who shunned girl 'groomed for abuse' banned from teaching for life

Tribunal hears head teacher Vanessa Jukes regarded girl said to have only felt safe behind gates of High Well special needs school in Wakefield as 'nuisance'<p>A vulnerable girl allegedly being groomed by paedophiles was shunned by the headmistress of the school she turned to for protection after she …

Education

The innovators: levitating lightbulbs take design back to the future

Flyte lightbulb levitates and rotates in the air using a series of magnets and which is powered without touching<p>Like many young boys growing up at a time when Michael J Fox skated about Hill Valley in the Back to the Future series, Simon Morris dreamed of one day having a hoverboard like the device …

Engineering
Living Rooms

Data Driven Products By Enabling MBAs

How do you create amazing new data driven products! By studying deep, deeper and the deepest machine learning algorithms? Nope – by enabling business folks to talk and think data .<p>Recently I had the opportunity to test this theory. I taught a course for MBA students at Cornell University’s Johnson …

Big Data
France

Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dies aged 82

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who was the acclaimed author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, has died aged 82.<p>Sacks, who had revealed in February that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer, died in New York on August 29 2015. He had been born in London in 1933 into a family of …

Robin Williams