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This website is dedicated to my passion for astrophotography, the Night Sky and Sir Patrick Moore who was and remains my inspiration.<p>Here I present …

Collisions Can't Stop Crazy Flying Robot-Insect

Flying robots are great and all, but when a tree or window gets in the way they, conceivably, can only go so far.<p>The Gimball is solving that problem. …

장애물 부딪혀도 비행하는 드론 ‘짐볼’

벽에 부딪혀도 끄떡없도록 안정성을 비약적으로 높인 새로운 드론(무선전파 유도에 의해 비행하는 무인 비행기나 헬리콥터 모양의 비행체)이 공개됐다.<p>​<p>4개의 로터(헬리콥터와 같은 수직으로 상승하는 데 필요한 양력을 발생시키는 회전날개)를 사용해 상하좌우 자유롭게 하늘을 나는 쿼드콥터와 구형 프레임 속에 로터를 장착한 무선 조종 헬기보다 획기적인 기술이 눈에 띈다.<p>​<p>5일 주요 외신은 재해 지역 탐구 등 고급 용도에 활용이 가능한 드론 ‘짐볼’(GimBall) 개발 소식을 보도했다.<p>​<p>이 기기는 축구공처럼 오각형과 육각형으로 구성된 외피가 …

Men Initiating Change Is An Important Step Toward Eradicating Tech’s Bro Culture

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Telle Whitney is the President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute and co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Connecting, inspiring, and guiding women technologists is her passion.</i><p>The conversation about women in tech is shifting as technology companies begin …

An App That Tracks Water Use In Real Time, So Californians Can Save In The Drought

Dropcountr, now available both online and as an iPhone app (and coming on Android September 1), monitors water use daily so it can send daily reports …

Water

EVANS: A Cheaper iPhone Wouldn't Do Much For Apple, But It Would Have A Big Impact On Android

In a month, Apple will announce the iPhone 6. This release is expected to be a radical departure for Apple.<p>After years of releasing one uniform screen size for its new phones, Apple will reportedly introduce a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.5-inch iPhone. Apple currently offers a 4-inch iPhone (the 5C and …

Mobile Technology

How A Site That Streams People Playing Video Games Became A Billion Dollar Business

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn't born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.<p><b>The genesis of Twitch</b>, one of the most popular gaming-related Websites and applications in the world, can be traced to a few …

Nice work if you can get out

FOR most of human history rich people had the most leisure. In “Downton Abbey”, a drama about the British upper classes of the early 20th century, …

ERIC HOBSBAWM

When 032c first met with ERIC HOBSBAWM (1917—2012) he spoke about the limitations of regret and how dashed hopes and defeat could lead to a brighter …

Italian Renaissance garden

The <b>Italian Renaissance garden</b> was a new style of garden which emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and Florence, inspired by classical …

소비자 트렌드 GUILT

CNN names its top 10 thinkers of 2013, and 7 of them have given TED Talks

How do you pick the 10 thinkers in the world whose ideas are making the biggest ripples? It’s a task sort of akin to asking: which are the 10 most …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

London jumps queue in race to be yuan hub

London has stolen a march over Singapore in the race to become a yuan hub, becoming the first foreign city to be allowed to invest directly in …

Knowledge for earnings’ sake

THERE are few policy questions to which improving the quality of education is not a reasonable answer. Yet assessing teachers is far from …

Desperate measures

CHINA’S emperors regarded control over water as one of the principal ways of controlling the country. They poured their kingdom’s resources into vast …

When did globalisation start?

“GLOBALISATION” has become the buzzword of the last two decades. The sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the …

악성코드 퍼뜨리는 ‘점핑 유전자’도 쓸모 있다?

뛰는 유전자의 작용으로 생긴 옥수수 알맹이 색깔의 변화. 자가수분하는 옥수수에서 다양한 색깔의 알맹이가 나타나는 현상에 주목한 유전학자 바버라 매클린톡이 1950년대 뛰는 유전자를 처음 발견됐다. 네이처 제공<p>[한겨레] <b>[사이언스 온] DNA 암흑에 숨은 ‘뛰는 …