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There’s a psychological term for feeling like what you’re seeing isn’t real

The philosopher Jean Baudrillard posited in the 1970s that modernity ended when we became obsessed with life simulations, like television. He called the new period “postmodernity,” a time of the hyper-real—when imitations seem more real than reality—and predicted the distinction between fact and …

Psychology

The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

The hypothetical spacecraft engine has made waves for seeming to violate the laws of physics. What's actually going on?<p>One of the most controversial stories in science right now is the EM Drive, a hypothetical new type of spacecraft engine that seems to break the laws of physics. While many …

Physics

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

Freelancing

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

A Millionaire Entrepreneur Shares How to Be Happy (and It's Not by Making Lots of Money) | Inc.com

Podcasts to me, like for millions of people, have become an amazing staple this year. Forget TV: Podcasts are my episodic content. Tara Gentile's <i>Profit Power Pursuit</i>, APM's <i>Marketplace Tech</i> and NPR's <i>How I Built This</i> have transformed my business.<p>One of the most valuable podcast episode you can listen …

Entrepreneurship

Passwords and hacking: the jargon of hashing, salting and SHA-2 explained

Keeping your details safe in a database is the least a site can do, but password security is complex. Here’s what it all means<p>From Yahoo, MySpace and TalkTalk to Ashley Madison and Adult Friend Finder, personal information has been stolen by hackers from around the world.<p>But with each hack there’s …

Information Systems

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

Introduction to Python Programming in Ubuntu Linux

Python is one of a handful of modern programming languages gaining a lot of traction in the development community. It was created by Guido von Rossum …

DIY Arduino Robotic Arm Project with Circuit Diagram & Code

In this tutorial, we design an <b>Arduino Uno Robotic Arm</b>. Entire arm will be designed from some scrap material and servos. Entire process of …

This Tech Can 'See' and Think as Well as Humans Do

It looks like an ordinary USB stick. But plug it into any device’s USB port and it instantly makes your software smarter -- as if you plugged in …

Google’s miniature radars can now identify objects

Researchers from St Andrews University teach Google's tech a fun new trick<p>When Google unveiled Project Soli in 2015, the company presented it as a way to create gesture controls for future technology. Soli’s miniature radars are small enough to fit into a smartwatch and can detect movements with …

Miniature

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Fundraising

When a startup decides it’s time to start raising capital, there’s a lot of potential business impacts to consider. If things go well, funding can launch startups into another gear, earning them more customers, traction and publicity than ever. What many founders are less apt to discuss, however, …

Entrepreneurship

Books by Hutch Neilson and Amitava Bhattacharjee - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Magnetic fusion energy and the plasma physics that underlies it are the topics of ambitious new books by Hutch Neilson, head of the Advanced Projects …

This $499 magic mirror could make you fitter than ever

Anyone who's ever tried to lose more than a few pounds knows the harsh raw power of the bathroom mirror and the bathroom scales. For some of us, …

Google's robots group is getting a reboot a year after its founder left

The robotics group, which is known internally as Replicant, as well as Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone group that Google acquired in 2014, will both become part of Google X, a company spokesperson told Business Insider on Friday. News of the change was first reported by Re/code.<p>Google X is …

Robotics

George Hotz, iPhone jailbreaking pioneer, is making a self-driving car

<i>Bloomberg Business</i> has a profile this week of George Hotz — better known to some as "Geohot," a pioneer in the early iPhone jailbreaking scene that let owners put custom apps on their devices for the first time. Now, he's got a very different hobby: making an autonomous car based on an ordinary …

Autonomous Cars

Craig Federighi and Apple want to make coding cool

Craig Federighi wasn’t a born computer nerd.<p>“I first got exposed to [coding] when I was 10 years old on an Apple II,” Federighi, Apple’s senior vice …

Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Foreign Policy

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language Learning

Construction drones can keep track of progress and lazy workers

Cameras that keep an eye on construction sites aren't anything new, but the folks in charge of building the new Sacramento Kings stadium in California are using something a bit more high-tech than usual. Several camera-equipped drones operated by a company called ImageInFlight patrol the site to …