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The 10 best graphic design tools for May

Last month, hardware scored high in April's roundup of the best new graphic design tools, with the ultra portable 9.7-inch iPad Pro making it easier …

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Networks (with Python)

A gentle introduction to neural networks, and making your own with Python.<p>This session is deliberately designed to be accessible to everyone, …

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. …

Meet the Cobots: Humans and Robots Together on the Factory Floor

Collaborative machines that are priced as low as $24,000 have the potential to revolutionize production lines.<p>Walking across the floor of SEW-Eurodrive’s factory in Baden-Württemberg is like moving through a time warp.<p>On one side, the light is dim and workers stand at long assembly lines repeating …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is now an 8-bit video game and damn, it's hard

Courtesy of Reddit's pod design team<p>If navigating a Hyperloop pod through an airless tube at breakneck speeds is as difficult as the new <i>Break-a-Pod</i> 8-bit video game, then Elon Musk's vision of a "fifth mode of transportation" may be in trouble.<p>"go as fast as you can without crashing or running out …

Top 6 Apps for Space Lovers and Stargazers

Nothing puts life into perspective like looking up at a night sky full of millions of stars. Of course they look like pin pricks, but the stars and planets above us are truly huge and remind us how small Earth is among the vast, infinite universe. Smartphones allow us to take stargazing a step …

400-Year-Old Mexican Church Mystically Emerges From Reservoir During Drought

The water levels dropped, revealing this ancient ruin.<p>The story of the Temple of Quechula sounds like it was taken right out of a fantasy novel. A 16th century church that lay slumbering in the depths of the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in Chiapas, Mexico, resurfaces once more over the course of a …

This massive wind-powered skyscraper would cool the entire planet

Paolo Venturella Architecture just unveiled plans for a fantastical Global Cooling Skyscraper that’s designed to fight global warming by cooling the …

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

I Discover All the Best Music in My Life Through Video Games, and I’m Not Alone

Without Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Grand Theft Auto, and Dave Mirra, my music library would probably be a near empty vessel.<p>I’m pacing across a road that’s been colored with a century’s worth of dust, waiting for a lone car to pass by. When one starts to crawl from the horizon, I place myself directly …

6 high-flying clean energy generators

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Dirty fossil fuels come from the ground, but the future of energy is in the sky. Thanks to innovative engineers in the renewable energy industry, the world of high-altitude wind and solar generators is booming. Not only are these devices cleaner than fossil fuel alternatives, but …

This epic 3D printable Millennium Falcon consists of 236 parts, will take you 4 months to build

Mar 1, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Gambody, a <b>3D printing marketplace for gamers</b>, is selling a 3D printable <b>model</b> of the Millennium Falcon—the iconic spacecraft …

50+ fresh resources for designers, February 2016

Hey there! This month’s roundup comes with some amazing freebies for you to download and try out; including line icons, material design assets, …

Web Design

This Private Plane Startup Is Now Worth Over A Half Billion Dollars

Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation company that last September announced “up to $115 million” in new venture capital funding from T. …

NASA puts Microsoft's HoloLens to work in space

NASA is bringing virtual reality to space, using Microsoft’s HoloLens aboard the International Space Station (ISS).<p>As part of a project called Sidekick, the astronauts on ISS will be using the augmented reality headsets to aid them while carrying out repairs and tasks on-board.<p>This will be done in …

23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg

These NASA Space Tourism Posters Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Is this what our vacations may one day look like?<p>These spectacular space tourism posters imagine what advertisements for interplanetary vacations could one day look like.<p>Fourteen tongue-in-cheek trips to Mars, Jupiter, Venus and a host of exoplanets are on offer in the Visions of the Future series …

NASA Is Getting Back In the Business of Bleeding-Edge Planes

The experimental x-plane fleet may be due for a revival in the agency.<p>There are winners and losers in NASA's latest budget, but one big winner is an x-plane style fleet. According to a report in Flight Global, the new NASA budget's increase in aeronautics spending also calls for a better budget for …

The only company launching civilians into orbit says space travel is nearing the 'bounds of affordability'

Perhaps within the next five to ten years, an average Joe could check off "experience space travel" from their bucket list, according to Tom Shelley, the president of Virginia-based company Space Adventures.<p>That's all due to a number of factors, including the increase in companies working on …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

NASA Is Developing a Surprising New Way to Learn About Living In Space

When cargo returns from the International Space Station, it’s usually with a splash. Space capsules are unceremoniously dumped into the ocean, and …

Take a Look Inside Bigelow's Giant Space Habitat

This could be the commercial space station of the future.<p>Bigelow Aerospace has been working on an inflatable space station for a few years, even planning a test model for use on the ISS. But in a recent tweet, they unveiled a neat cross-section view of the Olympus model, a 2250 cubic meter concept …

80 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a master list.<p>We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a master list.

Literature

12 ways to get paid to travel the world

But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid?<p>Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust.<p>We've compiled 12 ways for just about anyone to get their golden ticket to …

Space in 2015: an astronomical year for science

2015 was an astonishing year for space science. Here we look back at some of the year's biggest events<p>Space fever gripped the world in 2015.<p>To fully appreciate how many advancements and discoveries have taken place in space this year it’s useful to rewind 12 months and think about what we didn’t …

8 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

As the world becomes increasingly automated through machines that replace human labor, there still exists something that robots can and never will be …

Emotionally Charged Art (14 pieces)

We first fell in love with D. Yee's work through his cinematic photos. Yee has that ability to take slices of life and make them appear like silent scenes out of a movie. Looking through his website, you'll find that Yee is also a very talented artist. Whether it's through his smooth acrylic …

Art

50 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2016

For those who are dreaming of a new job at an up-and-coming young company, we've compiled this list to help.<p>All of these companies specialize in making tech for work and business use, a $3.5 trillion worldwide market.<p>All of them had spectacular years in 2015, by launching great new technology or …