Zach Baldwin

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland | Ars Technica

The venture follows Musk’s recent obsession with tunneling equipment.<p>On Thursday, Maryland officials gave Elon Musk’s Boring Company permission to …

Elon Musk

Ultra-thin, curved concrete roof generates solar power - Futurity

Check out video and images that show how an incredibly thin and curvy concrete roof came together.

Clean Energy

Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars

A thruster that's being developed for a future NASA mission to Mars broke several records during recent tests, suggesting that the technology is on …

Space Travel

Even teachers now say that academics are not the key to kids’ success

To many, increasing automation and the unprecedented pace of technological changes mean kids need more than just academic skills to succeed. They need confidence and motivation to tackle problems, interpersonal skills to work with others and the resilience to stay on task when things fall apart.<p>New …

Education

College Professors Aren’t Killing Religion

But college degrees certainly aren’t helping.<p>In a speech last week at an Alabama university, Donald Trump Jr. alternately mocked and ridiculed the …

Atheism

Nvidia built a real Holodeck, aimed at creative collaboration

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang once told me that one of the things he was most excited about for the future of his company’s tech was bringing the Holodeck to life – and now, that’s exactly what Nvidia is doing with its new Holodeck photorealistic VR platform for designers and developers.<p>Nvidia Holodeck …

Augmented Reality

Arriving Now: Your Self-Driving Car

In technology, big breakthroughs always seem to take longer than we assume. There’s an amusing recursive “law” that describes this phenomenon, <b>Hofstadter’s Law</b>, which states: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” <b>**</b><p>Hofstadter’s Law is a wry way of …

What Google Management Understands that Many Schools Don’t

0<p>Michael Hynes is the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District on Long Island. As he confesses in this short and inspiring video, he …

Education

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

RED reveals more about its holographic smartphone display

When RED Camera first announced its crazy $1,200 Hydrogen smartphone with a "holographic display," a lot of folks wondered how that would actually work. Now, CEO Jim Jannard has revealed that RED is creating the screen in partnership with a company called Leia Inc. (yes, like <i>that</i> Leia). A spin-off …

Augmented Reality

What is Intel Optane?

A few months ago, Intel launched Optane, the first new memory technology to hit the PC market since Toshiba released commercial flash memory over three decades ago. Intel claims this new storage medium will be more durable than flash, and an order of magnitude faster.<p>As with all new technologies, …

Personal Computers

Eye-tracking is virtual reality’s next frontier

Eye-tracking technology has the potential to help VR bridge two gaps. It offers users additional control and an intuitive experience, while future developments in foveated rendering will eventually decrease both the processing power necessary for rendering complex 3D environments, which will make …

Virtual Reality

With Your Brain Waves and Virtual Reality, 'The Matrix' May Be Just Around the Corner - ExtremeTech

With Your Brain Waves and Virtual Reality, ‘The Matrix’ May Be Just Around the Corner<p>By on August 31, 2017 at 9:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Biologists identify new source for brain’s development

The Role of Glia<p>A team of research biologists has discovered that much of our brain development arises from an unexpected source: glia, non-neuronal …

Neuroscience

Strider VR Omnidirectional Treadmill Unveiled (video)

A new omnidirectional treadmill has been unveiled this week in the form of the Strider VR, created by German-based company Pathbender. Strider VR …

New kinds of brain cells discovered by Salk, UCSD scientists

Scientists from the Salk Institute and University of California San Diego report identifying a number of previously unknown types of human brain …

Intel unveils full specs for its 18-core i9 Extreme Edition CPU

Intel made a big splash at Computex with its new Core i9 X-series family, with the crown jewel being its 18-core processor for desktops. But until we haven't heard much in the way of technical details. Today, Intel revealed that the 18-core i9-7980XE will feature a base speed of 2.6GHz, with a …

Intel Corporation

Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From

Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.<p>W<i>ub-wub-wub-wub.</i> Brainwaves are electromagnetic proof that we are alive. …

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

Augmented Reality

Second Life’s Immersive Sequel Is World-Building at Its Finest

Through immersive world-building, 'Sansar' wants to make VR social.<p>After a few months of an invite-only preview phase, Linden Lab is opening up their virtual reality successor to Second Life, <i>Sansar</i>, to the world. Users are now able to sign up for Sansar to begin creating and sharing their social VR …

Augmented Reality

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A new crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, giving NASA for the first time four astronauts to boost U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.<p>A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three spaceflight veterans slipped into a docking port …

NASA

This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends

Not with a pop, but a hiss<p>For the past few decades, the unstoppable increase in college tuition has been a fact of life, like death and taxes. The sticker price of American college increased nearly 400 percent in the last 30 years, while median household income growth was relatively flat. Student …

Higher Education

This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight<p>A team of university engineers has turned …

Neurology

This Self-Fuelling Boat Just Set Off on an Epic 6-Year Global Voyage

Can't stop, won't stop.<p>An amazing hydrogen-powered round-the-world ocean voyage has just gotten underway, with the US$5.25-million Energy Observer …

Solar Impulse

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year

Instead of trying to power through a book that you're not enjoying, put it down<p>I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a …

Productivity

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Phones

What the brain's wiring looks like

<b>The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.</b><p>The MRI machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes.<p>It's been done in Cardiff, Nottingham, Cambridge and Stockport, as well as London England and London …

The Brain

Opinions

Education is an overemphasized, and largely misunderstood phenomenon in our world today, as I see it. It is the goal of parents to bring their …

Education

Broomx is building a system that will project VR onto your walls

Those virtual bedrooms in the second episode of Season 1 of <i>Black Mirror</i> — the rooms with different projections on the walls that the occupants could …

Google Street View