Patrick Alvarado

14 Flips | 5 Magazines | @PatrickAlva5e7h | Keep up with Patrick Alvarado on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Patrick Alvarado”

Scientists Built a Biological Computer Inside a Cell

Chemically hacking bacterial DNA allows for a whole new world of biological computation.<p>MIT engineers have developed biological computational circuits capable of both remembering and responding to sequential input data.<p>The group's work, which is described in this week's issue of <i>Science</i>, represents …

Are Drones the Hotels of the Future?

Travel

China's New Ancient Warrior God Statue Will Strike Fear into Other Statues

Guan Yu stands over 150 feet tall, Green Dragon Crescent Blade in hand.<p>China just unveiled an all-time statue. The 157-foot sculpture of the ancient Chinese warrior-god Guan Yu stands on a 33-foot pedestal designed to look like a warship. He's holding a long halberd weapon known as the "Green …

Ancient History

What the instant success of Pokémon Go means for the future of business

Pokémon Go has taken an incomparable leap in the development of augmented reality (AR), capturing the hearts of nostalgic 20-somethings as they wander around Australia determined to "catch them all".<p>But there's a huge warning bell the success of Pokémon Go should be signalling to businesses across …

How to Create Android Apps Without Coding Skills in 5 Minutes

Android is now the most popular Operating systems for smartphones. Nowadays 90% smartphones are running on android OS.<br>You can also create your …

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage That Skirts the 20% Down Payment

You don't <i>really</i> have to put 20% down on a house (and with home prices so high these days, who can afford that?), but if you don't, you have to pay for private mortgage insurance, which can be a costly add-on to your monthly bill. So one way or another, you'll pay.<p>But there's a kind of loan you can …

Electricity and bionics: The future of powering medical miracles

Currently, powered prosthetics such as the Power Knee, rely on a battery that needs to be charged periodically. Other prosthetics require flexing muscles in different parts of the body in order to move the device, yet the function is still very limited.<p>Comparative physiology has led to a possible …

Bionics

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

The Future of Books Could Be Somewhere Between a Game and an App

Visual Editions are experimenting with the digital books form, not function.<p>In the not so distant future, reading might feel more like a cross between gaming and watching a film.<p>Visual Editions, a London-based publishing company has teamed up with Google Creative Lab in Sydney Australia to create …

15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job

Extra money is great. At a minimum, extra income is more change in your pocket. Beyond that, it can diversify your income sources and make your …

'Electronic Plants' Grow Wires Inside Themselves to Form Living Machines

Innovation<p>Inside most plants is a complex network of cells and pathways that pass water, nutrients and information from the roots to the leaves and everywhere in-between. Eager to take advantage of this "vascular circuitry," researchers at Linköping University in Sweden managed to get the plant to …

Breakthroughs

Artist’s Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with …

Wait, What? The Most Amazing Ideas From DARPA's Tech Conference

We met robots and jet builders at a one-of-a-kind gathering<p>ST. LOUIS — The housecat-sized robot that brought me a granola bar may not have been exactly what Dwight Eisenhower had in mind when he founded the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Rolling around on four skateboard wheels, the …

9 Reasons to Invest in Apartments

I have been buying apartment properties for almost 25 years. With over 40 transactions in seven states I have bought and sold over $500 million in …