LarryBraverman

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Sketching Up a Tesla Tank

Follow along with Eric Strebel's marker and pen rendering<p>This week industrial designer Eric Strebel's got a sketching video up. "I recently visited …

Sketching

New York University Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be saddled with six-figure debt.<p>School officials worry …

College & University

How VFX Artists Created the Nanotech-Powered Iron Man Suit in Avengers: Infinity War

Has any character in film history had more costume changes than Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark? In <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, he debuts his Iron Man Mark …

Comics

Possible Python rival? Programming language Julia is winning over developers

A young programming language for machine leaning is on the rise and could be soon gunning for Python.<p><i>Video: What programming languages do you need to</i> …

Programming

9 Modern Bathroom Ideas That Go Off the Beaten Path

These whimsical washrooms will inspire you to kick your modern bathroom renovation up a notch.<p>If your bathroom design is feeling lackluster, look no further for innovative design inspiration. From a converted enclosed deck to a shower that's steps away from a private garden, these unique spaces are …

Architecture

VELUX SUN TUNNEL Skylights | Tubular or Tube Skylight

Be a Better Programmer with these 40 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

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

The origins of the 'OMG particle'

Right now, as you read this very text, your DNA is getting sliced up by tiny, invisible bullets. The damage-dealers are known as cosmic rays, even though they are absolutely not rays — but the name stuck from a historical misunderstanding. Instead, they're particles: electrons and protons, mostly, …

Universe

FBI warns of massive ATM scam that could affect banks worldwide

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM. If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike …

ATMs

DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features by Jose Antunes

The new upgrade to DaVinci Resolve fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and …

Videography

Watch This Artist Create a Photo Realistic Portrait of the Iron Spider Using Just Colored Pencils

Wajid Ali, a self-taught artist based in the United Kingdom, creates masterpieces using a medium you probably gave up sometime around the fifth …

Art

Hierarchical Bayesian Neural Networks with Informative Priors

In [2]:<p>In [5]:<p>Next, we loop over each category and fit a different BNN to each one. Each BNN has its own weights and there is no connection between …

Deep Learning

How This Woman Went from a Broke Pizza Hut Employee to Founder of a $4 Billion Startup

When Nichole Mustard found herself adrift after college, she made a simple promise to herself: Be happy.<p>Nichole Mustard isn’t your classic Silicon …

Pizza Hut

Decorators in Python: What you need to know

Python decorators are a powerful concept that allow you to “wrap” a function with another function.<p>The idea of a decorator is to abstract away …

Python Programming

Drawbots and other Retro Robots

If you haven’t seen it yet, Mike Barela has been doing a fun series on <i>Adafruit</i> on Robot Archeology, looking at robot technologies of the past (and some still present) and the projects you can do today to create some of these retro robots.<p>The most recent installment of the series features drawbots, …

This Laser Turret Responds To Voice Commands

View post on imgur.com<p>Tucker Shannon is back again with another very cool laser display. This time, instead of making a two armed plotter, he’s opted to build a turret, which he then connected to Google. Want to know the weather? Just ask Google to fire your laser!<p>It can be a bit difficult to see …

Making Your Own D&D Miniatures

I’m sure plenty of people who play D&D, and perhaps paint miniatures and terrain for the game, would never think that they are capable of making their own miniatures. The idea of creating a wire armature and sculpting a figure on it or creating a digital model for 3D printing might be intimidating …

How to Detect Hidden Cameras

With their small size and ubiquitous use, we’ve become quite accostomed to commercial hom-monitoring camera systems — so much so that they tend to fade into their settings, even when prominently placed up front and center. It’s an extension of camera-equipped-everything maneuvering us to take the …

Red Bull Creation Returns With High-Five Machine and 9 Other Crazy Contraptions

High-five-inducing chairs. A super-sized springboard. A bent-pipe tree that lets you send whispers to someone standing far away.<p>This weekend the Red Bull Creation returned for its fifth challenge in seven years, pitting ten teams of artists, engineers, and makers against each other in a three day …

Perfect Your Evasion Skills With A Laser-Armed Maze

The laser maze is the ultimate movie-themed security system, which protects valuable artifacts with a web of laser beams that would-be-thieves must stealthily duck, weave, crawl, and jump through without touching any beams and setting off the alarm. In real life, laser mazes don’t make the best …

Making Your Own Foam Cutting Table

One of the <i>YouTube</i> modeling channels I’ve been watching a lot recently is Boulder Creek Railroad, an extremely well-done series where an Aussie model-maker and model train enthusiast, named Luke Towan, creates terrain, buildings, vehicles, and other components for his impressive train layout. Luke’s …

Woodworking

How To: Make Your Own Track Saw

If you watch any quantity of maker videos on <i>YouTube</i>, you know that track saws are all the rage these days. What is a track saw? It it sort of a portable table saw. It is a saw that includes guide track that gets clamped down to your workpiece and then a circular saw runs along the track to make …

Power Tools

Kooky Mathematician Enthusiastically Explains That 5-Sided Squares Exist

Middle school geometry was a lie.<p>As the chain opens stores at the rate of three a day across the US, often in the heart of "food deserts," some see …

Dollar General

Video of the Day: Overhead Time Lapse of Dogs Herding Sheep Resembles Computational Fluid Dynamics

A Wellington, New-Zealand-based hunter named Matt Bircham captured the astonishing footage you see below. Upon encountering a sheep farm in …

Time-lapse Photography

Workout of the Month: The 4-Move Total-body Bench Workout

A workout bench is generally seen as a background actor, while barbells and dumbbells take the leading roles in your workout. Turns out the bench, …

Workouts

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics