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Raspberry Pi just got some serious competition

Makers and DIY-ers now have a shiny new computer to build things from.<p>Asus just launched the Tinker Board, its own version of a single-board computer …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

The Mysterious Code 8 Film Is An Intriguing Crowdfunding Teaser

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about <i>Code 8</i>, a mysterious project from Robbie and Stephen Amell. Now, the project has been unveiled, and it looks …

Start a game design career with this awesome course bundle

Got a passion for gaming? The time has never been better to build the skills necessary to start making money – or even kick off a new career – making games.<p>If you’ve got a knack for creativity and a passion for gaming, you could soon be claiming your share of an incredibly lucrative industry by …

Fusion Imaging sets speed record for 3D printed aluminum drone at almost 90 mph

Mar 10, 2016 | By Alec<p>We here at 3ders.org see plenty of 3D printed drones frequently, and we just love original interpretations that explore the …

Someone thought it would be a good idea to fly a drone at 11,000 ft—it wasn’t

The regulations governing flying drones, especially in the US, are not always perfectly clear. That being said, it’s generally not advised—and often times illegal—to fly drones anywhere near airports, or anywhere that planes tend to fly. Regardless, one hobbyist thought it would be fun to hack into …

Drones

Ubuntu Intel Compute Stick Launches Next Week For $110

Unveiled earlier this year the Intel Compute Stick offers users a small pocket sized PC that is capable of transforming any monitored for large …

Gear & Gadgets

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

At super-low temperatures, a crystal called samarium hexaboride behaves in an unexplained, imagination-stretching way.<p>In a deceptively drab black …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

The Pentagon is working on technology that will allow it to engineer a new organism within a day of it being found in the wild.<p>It's no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you …

Google Scientist Says Computers Will Develop "Common Sense” within a Decade

More worried about the NSA than autonomous killer robots.<p>Prominent artificial intelligence scientist Professor Geoff Hinton predicts computers will …

Self-driving cars: 5 ways they could change city life

Google's newest self-driving car is set to hit California roads this summer and Nissan has reiterated that it hopes to have its first self-driving …

Massive stars lit up the early universe

After the Big Bang, it took several hundred million years for all the hydrogen and helium and some other gases floating around to start to coalesce …

NASA and warp drive: An update

There is some excitement in the net about some news of Harold White’s experiment at NASA. I have uncovered it by chance at a forum. This is a …

Beyond genes: are centrioles carriers of biological information?

EPFL scientists discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery …

Moggles Pocket Virtual Reality

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On Mars, Liquid Water Appears at Night, Study Suggests

Liquid water lurks just below the surface of Mars on cold winter nights, according to new research.<p>The Mars Curiosity rover has found evidence that …

Saltwater

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

World History

Should I buy an electric car?

I’d like to change my fossil fuel car for a pure electric one. Will this make a difference?<p>Ideally we’d sit down together and pick you out a lovely green car, like the passive consumers we’ve been taught to be (car dealership Motorparks has a handy guide to alternative vehicles). But electric …

The future of augmented reality could be a contact lens (podcast)

This week on What to Think, we speak with Michael Tolkin. He’s the chief executive of IMAX Labs, an innovation lab that’s backed by IMAX Corp., the entertainment technology company with special theaters throughout the world.<p>Tolkin talks with me and my colleague Ruth Reader about how he’s fascinated …

Augmented Reality

15 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop

This tutorial is intended for beginners and covers some basic steps on what to do after you have installed <b>Ubuntu 15.04</b> “<b>Vivid Vervet</b>” Desktop version …

Linux

Superconductors Could Help Physicists Find 'Gravity Particles'

It may be possible to draw energy from a vacuum using gravity, a theoretical physicist says.<p>If researchers succeed in showing that this can happen, …

Epiphany BASIC

Six Homebrew Hacks to Boost Your Wi-Fi

WiFi connections might not be quite as good as physical cable, but they do offer the ability to move your computer around without physically rewiring or reconnecting things. Unfortunately, these connections are usually limited to, at most, a couple hundred feet. On the other hand, if the signal is …

Carl Turner's Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Award-winning design firm Carl Turner Architects is back with a unique design for a home that addresses the growing problem of flooding around the UK …

Human Soul Found? Quantum Theory Of Consciousness ‘Orch OR’ Claims Both Science And Religion Are True

Has the human soul been found by science? A controversial quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (which stands for “orchestrated objective …

Consciousness