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Recreational Island House by 2by4 Architects

Constructed back in 2011, the Recreational Island house by 2by4 Architects is something to be<p>Constructed back in 2011, the Recreational Island house …

Data Scientists are Changing the Face of Business Intelligence

Humans are walking data centers and our interactions and behaviors, no matter how minuscule, are building a near infinite pool of aggregate data over the course of our lifetime.<p>This data can be used to improve the experience of our lives through analysis of our consumption, interactions and …

5 Tips For Building A Great Data Science Team

Fulfilling your company’s dreams of capitalizing on data science is a daunting task. If the business press is to be believed, your next multi-billion dollar commercial success hinges on finding that one person who can divine the hidden opportunity lurking in your data.<p>Well, the myth of the data …

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

The <i>Learn to Code</i> movement has picked up momentum worldwide and that is actually a good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major …

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Ten rules to stop wasting people’s time

I think of the last year and a half I’ve spent in New York as professional finishing school. If there’s anywhere on this planet where people are stupendously busy, it’s this place. It definitely took me a few months to settle into the rhythm. Combine this experience with recently fundraising, and I …

New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

There are barely any mountain bikers, climbers, skydivers or skiers left who don’t have a GoPro camera attached to their helmet. Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however. You could just speed those videos up, but then they become completely …

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 …

This Smartphone Tracker Creates Stunningly Accurate City Maps

Fitness tracker apps have exploded in popularity since the rise of motion sensors like Apple's M7 chip. Basically, a new phone bought today can tell if you are walking or running, and if you drove to your destination in a car or hopped on a bike. It can tell you how many steps you've taken and in …

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DataSift works with the United Nations to analyze social data for humanitarian missions

<i>Updated at 9:58 a.m. PST to show DataSift provides access to social data from more than just Twitter.</i><p>Social data provider DataSift and the United Nations Global Pulse today announced a partnership to pursue the “social good of the highest order,” as Rob Bailey, DataSift’s chief executive, put …

Watch hackers attack each other in real-time

A US security company called Norse, which specialises in darknet monitoring, has built a real-time map that shows where cyber-attacks are being …

The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever Makes Its First Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 took 50 engineers, 80 technological partners, and 100 technical advisors 12 years to conceptualize, design, and build. All of their work culminated in this week's two hour-long test flight.

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

Cloud boom is on for real, researcher says

Researcher IHS Technology expects spending on cloud infrastructure and services to hit $174.2 billion in 2014, up 20 percent from $145.2 billion last …

How the solution to the Monty Hall Problem is also the key to predictive analytics

If contestants on the game show <i>Let’s Make a Deal</i> knew Bayes’ Theorem, they’d be much more likely to win the big ticket prize than head home with the …