Kristopher Koch

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Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics

A large Indian study of 4,500 newborn babies found that the right microbes can prevent a life-threatening condition called sepsis.<p>For all the hype that surrounds them, probiotics—products that contain supposedly beneficial bacteria—have rarely proven their worth in large, rigorous studies. There …

Medicine

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

The 10 highest-paying jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree

You don't need a four-year degree to pursue a high-paying job.<p>According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are plenty of jobs that pay more than $77,000 and require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary nondegree certificate, or even just a high-school …

The FDA just gave a huge gift to e-cigarette makers

Nobody seems to know for sure if e-cigarettes are healthier for tobacco enthusiasts than actual cigarettes. According to a long-term study released …

New Drug Treats Same Type of Brain Cancer Sen. John McCain has

<i>Tune in to NBC’s “Nightly News with Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET for more information.</i><p>As John McCain returns to the U.S. Senate this week, neurosurgeons who specialize in brain cancer say the main concern for his continuing recovery from surgery for aggressive glioblastoma is tiny malignant cells …

Cancer

Scientists are now using Wi-Fi to read human emotions

Scientists at MIT are using Wi-Fi and AI to determine your emotional state. They’ve created an algorithm that can detect and measure individual heartbeats by bouncing RF signals off of people.<p>An RF emitter coupled with the algorithm works in the same way as an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), without …

Routers

The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in

A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.<p>The ICO, short for initial coin offering, …

Cryptocurrency

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Do Red Onions Really Have Super Powers?

Red onions are capable of fighting off cancer more effectively than their lighter counterparts, according to a study from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.<p>In particular, red onions contain high levels of quercetin—a flavonoid with strong clinical evidence as an anticancer compound—along …

Onions

Russian scientists develop world's first quantum-proof blockchain

A major Russian bank has successfully tested a blockchain that cannot be hacked - even by a quantum computer.<p>Russian computer scientists have …

The Asus ZenScreen is the best-looking portable USB-C monitor

Available in July<p>Eight months after it was announced at IFA, Asus is finally ready to begin selling its portable USB-C monitor. The Asus ZenScreen MB16AC is a 15.6-inch full HD display that comes in at just 8mm thick and features a foldable smart case that can act as a stand.<p><img …

Portable

Google tests Google Hire, its own jobs tool

Google's own version of LinkedIn — or maybe Greenhouse? or Jobvite? — is almost here.<p>The tech company debuted a new sign-in page for Google Hire, an …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Amazon's Latest Move in Grocery Is Nothing New

Amazon is planning to open its own grocery pickup kiosks, but the initiative seems hardly differentiated from what Wal-Mart and Kroger have been …

Free stuff from NASA! Robots, drones, satellites!

Well, not exactly, but the space agency is offering free software code that relates to all these things, so other agencies can tap its knowledge base.<p>Just because you don't work for NASA doesn't mean you can't use its code.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency released its latest online software catalog …

Freebies

18 of the highest-paying consulting firms for MBAs

And with increasing demand for management consultants, elite firms are doling out hefty compensation packages to stay competitive and attract top talent. In fact, at many places, the base pay for MBAs starts at $140,000 — more than $60,000 higher than the starting salaries that many candidates earn …

Human Resources

Top 10 Trends That Will Transform Digital Marketing In 2017

Social and digital marketing have hit their stride — and now that everyone is back from winter break and settling in to the new year, it’s time to review the lessons learned from last year, and look forward to what’s needed for your company to shine in 2017. From the evolving world of artificial …

Marketing

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

Tools for Would-Be Biohackers: Here Come 3 Mini-Labs

“The moment I enter a lab, I kill everything,” says Daniel Grushkin, one of the world’s most prominent and successful DIY biohackers.<p>Grushkin …

Study finds limited sign of soil adaptation to climate warming

While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth's soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

This is how much the top 1% makes in each state

Being in the top 1% of earners in the U.S. means making at least $389,436. To citizens of some states, that number might actually seem low.<p>A new …

'Moon Shot' Is Now Free To Watch On YouTube

The J.J. Abrams/Google/XPrize documentary follows Google Lunar X-Prize teams<p>We knew it was coming, but the day is now here: you can head over to YouTube and watch <i>Moon Shot,</i> the new, free, 9-part documentary series that profiles participants in the Google Lunar XPrize competition. The documentary …

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

Notepads

Gene Editing Tool Hailed As A Breakthrough, And It Really Is One

Every once in a while a technology comes along that completely alters the way scientists do their work.<p>It's hard to imagine astronomy without a telescope or high energy physics without an accelerator.<p>From here on in, it's going to be impossible to imagine biology without CRISPR-Cas9.<p>Simply put, …

Genetics

The shortest science paper ever published is utterly brilliant

Many scientists recognize that this perception is at least partly deserved, and do their best to communicate their work clearly, correctly and as briefly as possible.<p>To salute their efforts, last year we drew attention to the shortest scientific paper ever published.<p>Published in 1974 to the Journal …

The Physics Of Non-Newtonian Goo Could Save Astronauts' Lives

Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets<p>There’s an experiment you may have done in high school: When you mix cornstarch with water—a concoction colloquially called oobleck—and give it a stir, it acts like a liquid. But scrape …

Engineering

Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

Volkswagen Engineers Admit to Emissions Cheating

Several Volkswagen engineers have admitted manipulating carbon dioxide emissions data, saying the ambitious goals set by former Chief Executive …