Stephen Lippa

1,436 Flips | 9 Magazines | 17 Likes | 2 Following | 42 Followers | @StephenLippa | Director, Digital Experience for Let's Talk Science. Passionate about learning, leadership, and inquiry. Seeking the questions that reveal truth.

Casio G-Shock Rangeman

Casio´s new G-Shock is a Solar-Powered GPS Watch! The G-Shock Rangeman features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation. The GPS can provide …

This wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your …

Extreme Weather

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

Artificial Intelligence

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Graphene

9 Not-So-Stupid Questions You Should Ask Before Launching A Business

If you’re thinking about starting a new business, here are a few things to consider before you take the plunge.1: Am I ready to start a business?I am …

Small Business

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

What Does It Take to Be a Planet and Why Doesn’t Pluto Belong?

Does Artificial Intelligence Have A Dirty, Little Secret?

After reading a recent pair of articles covering the topic of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) I am confused. On one hand, there’s recent PwC findings suggesting A.I. could drive $15.7 trillion in productivity gains by 2030. On the other, a recent piece from The New York Times makes a compelling case …

Artificial Intelligence

This 2.5 Billion-Year-Old Explosion Is Unlike Any Astronomers Have Seen

They are trying to figure out what caused it.<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was one hell of a bang. The event represents the most …

Black Holes

NASA Finally Has Stunning Photos of The Giant Iceberg That Broke Off Antarctica

Whoa!<p>NASA scientists have captured close-up images of a behemoth iceberg that in July detached from one of the largest floating ice shelves in …

SPACE JUNK

Litter isn’t just a problem in your neighbourhood on Earth. Learn how litter ends up in space, and what consequences it can cause.<p>Spotting a “No …

Here Are Some Coin Games to Use That Teach Kids About Money

Use Coin-Based Games to Teach Money Skills<p>Updated August 21, 2017<p>Coins are a great way not only to teach children about the value of money, but also …

Kids

Today’s teens don’t want to be entrepreneurs. Here’s how parents can foster the self-starter spirit within them

Nine out of ten parents want their kids to start a business.<p>Teens take plenty of risks — just not in business.<p>Nearly nine in ten parents (88%) are in …

Entrepreneurship

The clean energy revolution tipping point is inevitable—but the sooner, the better

As global leaders gather for the UN’s annual COP meetings on mitigating the impacts of climate change, an energy revolution is underway with enormous implications, not least for the world’s poor. Renewable energy adoption will be a crucial component of meeting the Paris Climate Agreement to hold a …

Fossil Fuels

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level

Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if latest UN warnings that the world is on course for 3C of global warming come true, according to a Guardian data analysis.<p>The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global …

Climate Change

'Critical turning point' as more nations hit peak carbon emissions: think-tank

Australia, thanks largely to a reduction in land clearing, has probably seen its emissions peak in 2006 at 610.2 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide …

Payette scoffs at climate change skeptics during science conference

“Can you believe that…we’re still questioning whether humans have a role in the Earth warming?” the Governor General asked<p>OTTAWA – One month into her …

Fake News

SpaceX could launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ by year’s end

SpaceX has been launching and landing its Falcon 9 rocket on such a regular basis recently that the missions hardly make the news these days, a …

Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis'

Tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen, according to a new report.<p>Senior US military and security experts have told the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) study that the number …

Climate

CurioCity - CurioCité | A Brief History of Vertebrate Life

<i>Above: Image ©</i> <i>kowalska-art, iStockphoto.com</i><p>In September 2017, scientists published an exciting new finding: fossils dating back to 3.95 billion years …

Paleontology

CurioCity - CurioCité | Swarms, schools and skeins: the who, what

<i>Above: Image © subaquapix, istockphoto.com</i><p>Have you ever accidentally walked into a <b>swarm</b> of flies? Watched a <b>school</b> of fish darting through the water? …

Behavior

Google's Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

Oh good.<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs.<p>Now, Google has …

Google's AI clones itself and is smarter and more powerful than the man-made one

Called AutoML, it is a Google project set up to train AI to build machine learning programs from the ground up.<p>Google's AutoML project was set up to …

Here's Why Anyone Will Be Able to Develop a Computer Program 5 Years from Now | Inc.com

These days, while our grandparents struggle endearingly to send a text message or compose an email, we struggle to remember that the use of computers and smartphones wasn't always intuitive.<p>Though we understand on an intellectual level that such objects are foreign to them, it's hard to …

High School

How to overcome the pitfalls in business as a young entrepreneur

Being a young entrepreneur is probably a better idea than flipping burgers when it comes to your long term career. It can help you to learn valuable entrepreneurial skills that you can build on for years to come, putting you light years ahead of your peers when college graduation rolls around.<p>But …

That Giant Antarctic Iceberg Just Revealed an Ecosystem Hidden For Thousands of Years

"A fantastic, unknown area for scientific research."<p>When a vast trillion-tonne chunk of ice the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica in July, …

Antarctica

GoPro Fusion

Meet the GoPro Fusion, the most versatile GoPro ever. The revolutionary action camera lets you capture immersive 360 video in 5.2K to play back as …

Elon Musk Plans Mars Rocket, City-to-City Rocket Travel

Fly me to the Moon.<p>Elon Musk wants to fly you to Mars, the Moon, or NYC, all using the same rocket.<p>Musk, whose SpaceX and Tesla companies have …

Space Travel

Scientists have solved one of Pluto's most puzzling mysteries

There are regions in Pluto where huge ice structures exist. Scientists finally think they know how they are formed.<p>Scientists have solved one of Pluto's most puzzling mysteries. In 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto. What it saw near Pluto's equator has baffled scientists ever …

Planning Canada's next chapter in human space exploration: health and biomedical roles

Space agencies from around the world are looking towards the future of deep-space exploration beyond the International Space Station (ISS). Canada is …

Space Exploration