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You Should Be Coding in Your Physics Course

It's near the start of a new semester of physics. Many faculty are working on their plans for introductory physics courses. How many tests should …

Internet Privacy Tricks The NSA Doesn’t Want You To Know

Image source: Forbes<p>These days, not only is technology getting confusing, but it’s also getting downright intimidating. When you consider the fact …

Privacy

Best Free VPN Services

Free VPN are providing us an excellent service at zero cost. Usually, they are limited in some way, but they are worth using. Some of the Free VPN …

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Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

How Would You Do On The Supposedly Smarter SATs? (Updated)

The dreaded college entrance exam is getting revamped. Take our quiz to see how the new questions stack up against the old.<p><b>Update, December 16, 2014:</b><p>The charts above show how 310 readers did on our highly abbreviated SAT exam. The quiz included a verbal and a math question from both the current …

Education

What To Expect In 2015: Ultrafast Data Transfer Speeds Up Science

All aboard the fiber-optic express<p>When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) comes back online this spring, it will produce more data than ever before—40 petabytes per year. That surge reflects a trend in science: Increasingly precise instruments produce greater amounts of data.<p>It’s a nice problem to …

Time Series Analysis and Mining with R

Time series data are widely seen in analytics. Some examples are stock indexes/prices, currency exchange rates and electrocardiogram (ECG). …

'Mirror universe' suggests Big Bang created place where time goes backwards

Why does time only go in one direction? And why is the future so different from the past? They seem obvious questions, but they have troubled …

Physics

Orion's lesson for IT: Test your systems, then test again (and again)

When NASA's new spacecraft, Orion, made its maiden voyage last week, it completed its successful 4.5-hour trip running on a 12-year-old processor and …

Space Exploration

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

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This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

New to Machine Learning? Avoid these three mistakes

Common pitfalls when learning from data<p>Machine learning (ML) is one of the hottest fields in data science. As soon as ML entered the mainstream …