The folks at Google’s Creative Lab took the wraps off of Coder this week. It’s a “free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach
The BrickPi is a Raspberry Pi shield that can control Lego Mindstorms robots, replacing Lego’s proprietary microcontroller brick. After successfully kickstarting the project, Dexter Industries has established
When an asteroid comes moseying toward Earth, NASA won't want to miss out on the supreme scientific opportunity. New NASA photos and video offer more details of the space agency's plans, confirmed earlier
Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to wider
The Lollybot, last year’s challenge winner. Via Thomas Tilley. The Ultra Affordable Educational Robot race is on! Well, the contest – otherwise known as the $10 Robot Design Challenge – is running, anyway.
How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over? Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while,
Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University
I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others
By generating algorithms that prioritize where to send data, the computer outwits human solutions to network congestion. If you're reading this, you're probably using a version of the transmission control
The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the
How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out. In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful
Starting today, Limbo, the 2D side-scrolling game that both charmed and terrified us on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, is available for iOS devices. Dino Patti, the CEO of indie developer Playdead, tweeted
Asking for a friend. There are two schools of thought when it comes to ranking organs in terms of their utility or lack thereof. According to one theory, the least essential parts are those that come pairs.
We all know what drones can do in the hands of the military and law enforcement. For recreational use, they’re fun to fly around with a GoPro strapped to their bellies. Commercial uses are still in their