Vinojan Iruthayam

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How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

Sting: my children won't inherit my wealth

Musician estimated to be worth £180m says he does not want to leave his six children "trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks"<p>Sting's children cannot expect to inherit his multimillion-pound wealth, the rock star has said, joining the ranks of the super-rich who have claimed that passing …

Paul McCartney

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

German scientists make it possible to fly a plane with your brain

Mind control technology gives you the capability to do things you didn't think possible -- like piloting a plane even if you have zero flying experience. A team of researchers from the Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin in Germany have not only developed the technology to fly planes …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

Singularity

Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering

The Universe of Discourse : Why I like Java

Sat, 01 Feb 2014<p>My current employer uses an online quiz to pre-screen applicants for open positions. The first question on the quiz is a triviality, …

What 'Obsolete' Object Just Tripled Its Kickstarter Target, Netting $2.4 Million in 48 Hours?

Here's an unexpected one: Just two days ago the Pono went live on Kickstarter, and within 24 hours quickly smashed through its $800,000 target at a …

Kickstarter

Lyndsey Scott: The model who dreams in code

Lyndsey Scott is a New York City model working for Prada, Gucci and Victoria's Secret. She's also an iOS programmer with two apps she created available in the Apple store.<p>The self-described "geek model" started programming in middle school and does not see any contradiction between her careers in …

Celebrity Faces Merged with 19th-Century Military Portraits

Replaceface is an ongoing series of portraits where modern celebrities are transported back in time into the role of 19th-century Russian generals. As we have seen before, artist Steve Payne is behind the clever compositions that redefine the idea of a classic painting.<p>Using digital copies of …

There is now an API to build a low-volume hardware product

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Put this in the API-for-everything category. Startup CircuitHub, which a year ago launched a library of electronic parts to …

Next Silicon Valleys: Seattle lures in a new generation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1054000/1054428_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675027_0e10bfb0802d6d870d7a6a8d9616987f<p><b>When it comes to technology, Seattle punches above its weight. Amazon is based there and Microsoft's nearby, helping spur a vibrant tech cluster.</b> …

Good-For-You Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge<p>1 cup natural peanut butter<br>• 4 Tablespoons coconut oil<br>• 1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup<br>• 4 ounces quality dark chocolate (I used …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Researchers use alcohol, Arduino and a desk fan to send molecular text messages (video)

Scientists from York University in Toronto are using alcohol as a method for sending text messages. How, exactly? By converting sprays of isopropyl alcohol into binary code, using off-the-shelf components. The researchers used an Arduino Uno board, an Adafruit LCD, a desk fan and a household spray …

Lamb with Fried Bread - Gordon Ramsay

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Baking

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Speedy weeknight suppers: turkey ragu with pappardelle recipe

Turkey isn't just the star of your Christmas roast - the meat also works well in a savoury ragu<p>By mid-November, shiny pictures of succulent roast turkey fill magazine pages and adorn shop walls. I often think it a miracle we manage to stomach it at all by the end of December. Traditional roasting …

Scientists discover method of charging phones with microwaves

Researchers from Duke University say Wi-Fi signals could be “harvested” to charge phones in areas without access to power<p>Scientists have discovered a way of charging a mobile phone by converting microwaves into an electrical current.<p>According to the team from Duke University, North Carolina, in …

With Moore’s Law receding, design is how we decide

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>For me, the best analogy for the current state of Moore’s Law comes from one of the first times I …