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New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

These 15 Dirty-Sounding Words Are Just Scientific Terms (So Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter)

Admit it. Any time someone talks about the planet Uranus, you (or someone else) can't help but revert to being ten years old again and letting out a little snicker.<p>The same goes for terms like homo erectus and blue-footed boobies.<p>While the special jargon that scientists use <i>usually</i> makes them sound …

Turning waste into 3D-printing filament

How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

Self-improvement

Trion Worlds and XL Games bring a sandbox MMO to the West with a prestigious pedigree: It's from Lineage's creator

Trion Worlds and XL Games are announcing today that the massively multiplayer online role-playing game ArcheAge will enter its closed beta test in the West on July 17.<p>The online free-to-play game comes from a South Korean development firm headed by Jake Song, the creator of the smash hit Lineage. …

Curate Your Own Gym In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

by Ace Of The Saints Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 08:32 PM<p>Sounds interesting but kinda gimmicky...<p>by DJH Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 08:34 PM<p>I'M …

Report: Microsoft is giving away $75 to gamers who upgrade to Xbox One

Microsoft is offering $75 to those who upgrade from Xbox 360 to Xbox One as part of a new promotion spotted by NeoGAF users.<p>A screenshot of the promotion was taken by one forum user when it appeared after turning on their Xbox 360. Other users are noticing this promotion is not being offered to all …

This May Be The Biggest Problem With America's 'Common Core' Education Standards

It's a good goal. A common and valid criticism of American education is that it focuses too much on rote learning and not enough on comprehension.<p>But the Common Core and the tests tied to those standards might prevent students from achieving that goal. Those rigorous tests could discourage teachers …

Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away

There is a particular, awful feeling you get working in a company that is sinking. You can tell the minute you walk in the door that the energy is off. If you pay attention to the vibe you get on a job interview, you’ll know when a company is broken. People don’t look you in the eye. No one wants …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

Engineering

Microscopically Structuring Steel Like Bamboo Makes It Stronger Yet More Flexible

Making a steel tool? You want both qualities.<p>People's teeth and bamboo stalks may not seem very durable compared to bars of steel. But, a new series of experiments finds, making metals mimic those materials could improve metals' endurance and strength.<p>A team of chemists from China and the U.S. …

How Procrastinating Can Make You More Productive

In fact, Perry wrote a book called "The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing," where he shares his insights on how to productively waste time.<p>"I was wondering why, since I'm such a procrastinator, I had a reputation at the university for being a guy …

Drakerz-Confrontation augmented-reality card game launches in the U.S.

Gamemakers keep trying to marry digital and physical games, and augmented reality is one of the ways to do that. So the folks at French game maker Peoleo have created an augmented-reality trading card game called Drakerz-Confrontation.<p>It’s a small budget title, but it has some clever ideas that …

Collaborative Algorithm Lets Autonomous Robots Team Up And Learn From Each Other

Last week, MIT announced an exciting, but somewhat obscure breakthrough—a new algorithm, called AMPS, that turns teams of robots into better learners. It lets autonomous systems quickly compare notes about what they’ve observed in their respective travels, and come up with a combined worldview.<p>If …

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat …

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …

3 Smart Strategies For Answering 'What's Your Greatest Strength?'

Among the other dreaded interview classics—like “Tell me about yourself,” “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” and “What are your weaknesses?”—“What are your greatest strengths?” seems like a pretty innocuous question.<p>But that doesn’t mean you can skip preparing for it it. In fact, answer it …

Job Seekers: Avoid Saying This During Interviews

You’re sitting in a job interview and the hiring manager says, <i>“Tell me what you dislike the most about your current (or previous) manager.”</i> Your heart beats faster and the palms of your hands begin to sweat. Uh oh. How should you answer the question? Do you tell the truth about how much you detest …

Cat simulator hits its funding goal, considers PS4 version

<i>Catlateral Damage</i>, the quirky, first-feline swatter that emerged from a game jam, cleared its Kickstarter funding goal of $40,000 with 12 days left and now is considering adding bonus levels and, potentially, a PlayStation 4 version.<p>Developer Chris Chung announced the stretch goals when the game …

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas are like armpits -- everybody has them. There is, however, a substantial difference in what people do with those ideas that largely differentiates them from being an entrepreneur or a "wantrepreneur" -- someone that simply …

Lean Startups

5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The only difference between people who want to be entrepreneurs and the ones who actually are is the work and the risk of getting started. If you feel like you want to be an entrepreneur but aren’t certain if you’re ready yet, …

Entrepreneurship

When Choosing Your Startup Partner, Opposites Really Do Attract

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conventional wisdom holds that a great leadership team is built by people with similar personalities and complementary skills. When choosing a partner, people traditionally look to others they understand and trust -- their …

Entrepreneurship

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

The Launch Trailer for Shovel Knight May be the Most Metal Thing You See Today

I love old-school 2D platformers and I love Heavy Metal. Is it any wonder then that the launch trailer for <i>Shovel Knight</i> has me excited? It’s as if …

Slither of Hope: Surgical Snakebots Are Real, And Heading For Humanity's Orifices

This past Monday, a snake-inspired robot wriggled down the throat of a live human being.<p>Make that two human beings, operated on during the same day at University Hospital Dinant Godinne in Yvoir, Belgium. The pair of procedures were an important milestone for the Flex system, marking the first time …

Failing To Negotiate Your First Salary Could Cost You Half A Million Dollars

In an exclusive survey of 548 millennials in the U.S., 82% said they did not negotiate their first salaries because they either didn't feel comfortable (38%) or didn't know they were allowed to do so (44%).<p>Since your first salary is the baseline for all future raises, the impact of starting out …

Final Fantasy-Inspired Bookmark

Final Fantasy-inspired bookmark. Print out one for yourself:<p>Via R/Gaming, but if memory serves, Olly Moss designed it.<p>You are now looking at …

Gaming

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …