Alejandro Adachi

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Marines blow up concrete walls protected only by a blanket

Watch US Marines with the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion show how they get into buildings. The most amazing part is when …

A History of Earth's Climate

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

Connecting The Dots

Connecting the Dots is a mind map design from Habitat for Humanity. It was published in the May 2013 edition of their own magazine, <i>Habitat World</i>, and …

Eight in ten children know the passwords and pin codes to their parents' laptops, phones and computers

• One in ten said their parents constantly change their passwords so they can’t get access<br>• A persistent 12 per cent said they try various combinations …

4 Design Lessons From Tinder, The White-Hot Dating App

In less than a year, Tinder has generated 20 million matches. Here’s how.<p>I’m swiping through photos of beautiful women on my phone. Within 30 seconds, I’ve stalked at least 10 within a 50-mile radius of where I currently stand. We have no friends in common, but somehow, theoretically, they’re …

Apps

Why Clothing Is The Next Frontier Of Responsive Computing

Roosegaarde is the creator of the conceptual Intimacy 2.0 dress, the getup that made news in February by initiating a transformation into …

Google Glass

Computers Made Out of DNA, Slime and Other Strange Stuff | WIRED

Everybody knows a computer is a machine made of metal and plastic, with microchip cores turning streams of electrons into digital reality.<p>A century …

Facebook and mobile browsing: Pretty much the same thing

Consumers, according to researcher Flurry, spend about 30 minutes per day inside Facebook's mobile application, which is more time than they spend with any one mobile browser.<p>New research from mobile analytics firm Flurry suggests that Facebook is so powerful a force on mobile that the social …

Digital Advertising

Use 5 or More Social Networks? You're a Better Employee

Hey, bosses who block employees from using social media at work: You're doing it wrong.<p>That's one conclusion that can be drawn from new data on the …

Here's How Google Glass Actually Works

We all know Google Glass doesn't need sorcery for you to comfortably see a digital image projected over reality. But just how does it work? This …

Drugs, porn, and counterfeits: the market for illegal goods is booming online

New stores are launching every month to serve the internet's illicit underground economy<p>In the beginning of February a remorseful Paul Leslie Howard, 32, stood in front of a judge in Melbourne and pleaded guilty to charges of selling meth, LSD, amphetamines, and pot, as well as importing …

We know who you are: the scary new technology of iris scanners

Last month, a company called AOptix unveiled its latest creation, pitched as a game-changer in the world of iris recognition. In less grandiose terms, it's basically an iPhone case for cops, providing military-grade biometric scanning on the move. The AOptix shell is built to provide everything an …

5 Places to Look for Your Digital Footprint

Recently, many iPhone and iPad users were incensed to learn that Siri — the personal digital assistant for iOS devices — has an eerily long memory. …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Google said to deploy Wi-Fi blimps in Africa and Asia

The Web giant is reportedly creating airborne wireless networks to bring Internet access to some of the world's hard-to-reach regions.<p>How can the Internet be brought to areas that have no infrastructure for high-speed wireless? Beam the Wi-Fi networks down from flying objects, of course.<p>Google is …

Wall Street

Adaptive learning application lets parents track what kids have learned

A new feature released Tuesday from children’s app maker Kidaptive lets parents track the progress of what their children are learning inside the company’s first story and game application.<p>Leo’s Pad has been out for a year, releasing short story and game content it calls “appisodes.” The new …

Apps