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'I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.' This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America

<b>Hope Brown can make</b> $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment …

Middle School

Raspberry Pi as 433 MHz to MQTT Gateway

Many low-cost wireless temperature and humidity sensors use a 433 MHz transmitter to send data back to their base stations. This is a great choice …

Home Automation

Set Up a Light Weight Raspberry Pi Plex Server (2018)

When it comes to Plex on the Raspberry Pi, the more resources you can give it, the better it will perform. So in this guide, I will show you how to …

Raspberry Pi

Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

It has the glacier-fed alpine lakes, the steep mountain peaks. What it does not have: crowds<p>'It’s the Tetons without the handrails', a local guide once told me<p>This poet’s hike is about magical transformations by the light of the moon, not distance<p>'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,' …

National Parks

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Facing government pressure, this Polish news organization is zipping through its subscription goals and strengthening its local loyalty

— In a land fraught with tension over an increasingly authoritarian government that’s attacking press freedom — not to mention Russia next door — this news organization is zeroing in on subscriptions and bolstering its network of local outlets. It’s Gazeta Wyborcza, the leading Polish newspaper, …

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit | Gary Younge

As Theresa May is discovering, the UK’s overblown sense of its place in the world has led to overplaying our hand with the EU<p>In his recent book Behind Diplomatic Lines, Patrick Wright, a former head of the UK diplomatic service, provides an illuminating account of Margaret Thatcher’s worldview. The …

Hong Kong

GM's SURUS fuel-cell truck platform could be a disaster-relief hero

Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico's infrastructure, including its power and water supplies, as well as its medical, transportation and food distribution networks. The natural disaster's wrath couldn't have been fully avoided, but having access to something like General Motors' new concept …

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

Airbus' electric flying taxis are set to take to the skies next year

Fast, Affordable, & Environmentally Friendly<p>Airbus is aiming to put its flying taxi, the CityAirbus, into operation next year, as confirmed by the …

The Formula for Chi-Square Statistic

To see how to compute a chi-square statistic using the formula, suppose that we have the following data from an experiment:<p>Expected: 25 Observed: …

Google Working On Tech To Rival Snapchat's 'Discover' Feature

Snapchat may not be the biggest tech platform, but everyone likes to copy its ideas.<p>In yet another example of a much bigger company taking a page …

AdTech

“It is not hard to come into our tower”: Belgian public broadcaster VRT is connecting with young creatives

It was a warm Wednesday night in early May and clusters of people, most of them under 30, were standing on a theater terrace overlooking Brussels, Belgium. Munching on appetizers and sipping drinks while also shooting photos for Snapchat and Instagram, they were there to hear a series of talks from …

Take Photos Through These Raspberry Pi Powered Binoculars

The Over-Engineered version<p>The Quick and Dirty version<p>Upgrade a pair of binoculars (or a telescope or microscope) with a Raspberry Pi 2 and a Pi camera and use one of Adafruit’s touch LCDs to view and take pictures at a distance.<p>This project is more time-consuming, expensive, and clunky than if you …

Raspberry Pi

The Huffington Post introduces a less “eat your vegetables” way to show alternate views on news

Right now, if you’re one of the small number of people who actually care about exploring the biases in your news consumption, you have to do a little work. You can install a Chrome extension, maybe, or an app. Or you can seek out alternate sources to add to your reading list. One thing these …

How Hackers Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation

The traditional model of hacking a bank isn't so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. …

A Hard Look at Times Editing in the Digital Era

THE NEW YORK TIMES has a reputation for impeccable editing. Not just because it can turn one particular story into a showpiece, but because it achieves a high level of consistency and polish across its entire report. It’s part of what readers pay for, and what they’ve come to expect.<p>Its editing …

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

CEO Secrets: How to make a small business really big

Think about how you can "scale up" your company from the moment you set it up. That's one piece of recurring advice we've been hearing on CEO Secrets, our series where we ask prominent bosses to share their business advice.<p>But what's it like to turn a very small company into a huge, multinational …

How To Save The Media: A French Economist's Controversial Solutions For Western Journalism

Julia Cagé is an economist who loves data and uses it to make her arguments, but she is not the “on the one hand and on the other hand” kind of academic. She’s a professor at a university obsessed with action and policy, Sciences Po Paris. And she surely doesn’t mind taking a position.<p>Cagé recently …

This 25-year-old just raised $5.8M for a startup that will make VR experiences ‘indistinguishable from real life’

Jake Rubin’s inspiration for launching a virtual reality company began inside his grandfather’s magnet lab at MIT nearly two decades ago. That’s …

3 Ways To Win By Competing On Quality, Not Price

What makes your business worth the price?<p>As an entrepreneur, ask yourself, “What makes my product or service worth what I’m asking my customers to pay?”<p>I read recently about Howard Schultz, the CEO and Chairman of Starbucks, stepping down from his role to develop what he’s calling “the $12 cup of …

This Tool Maps the Spread of Fake News Online

Hoaxy is a website that shows you exactly who is sharing what types of articles online, and how far they've spread on social media.<p>Fake news, sensationalized media and blatant lies disguised as journalism have, unfortunately become major themes this year. Facebook's finally stepping up to stop the …

9 questions about Russia you were too embarrassed to ask

A lot of history here. Also the backstory of a Eurodance hit.<p>Vladimir Putin and the nation he leads lurked in the background of the 2016 campaign for months and months, perhaps even shaping the outcome of the race. And now Putin’s preferred candidate, Donald Trump, appears ready to embrace him as …