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Badass Latin Phrases Volume III

pixabay.com/Hans-2/<p>We’ve done a few of these now, and I’d like to think that we’re getting quite good at it. But, you know the drill at this point: …

Space Travel

How to List All of the Available Mac Terminal Commands

• Home<br>• How To<br>• macOS<br>• How to List All of the Available Mac Terminal Commands<p>Chris Hauk - Feb 10, 2017<p>In addition to a great graphical user interface, macOS …

Daqri Smart Glasses are designed for your boss at your future factory

Everyone's vying for your face at CES.<p>Maybe, in your future robotics assembly plant, you'll be wearing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, linked into your coworker's viewpoint as you help them align joints. At least, that's Daqri's plan.<p>At last year's CES, the eye-catchingly odd Daqri Smart …

Augmented Reality

You can 3D-print your own Trek-style tractor beam, really

First researchers created a tractor beam that levitates, pulls and pushes objects, just like in Star Trek. Then they modified the design so you can make one at home.<p>For decades tractor beams have been thought of as science fiction. Now, you can build one yourself.<p>The team that created the first …

3D Printing

New Solar Capture Technique Converts CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

University of Chicago Engineers have built a new type of solar cell that would efficiently convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to fuel—and it achieves …

16 incredible spy gadgets from CIA history

CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects used by CIA operatives …

Town Steps Up To Help Homeless Teen Who Biked 6 Hours To Register For College

Homeless teen found sleeping in tent on college campus after he biked 6 hours to register<p>Fred Barley is a 19-year-old biology major from Conyers, …

Homelessness

New 3D Map of the Universe Features a Whopping 1.2 Million Galaxies

The astronomical map you see here doesn’t depict stars, <i>it shows galaxies—</i>1.2 million of them, to be exact, a new record for astronomers. This …

The Data Science Industry: Who Does What?

Where's the "Data Visualizer"?!? The data science occupation is a very popular new career field that many companies are hiring; however, many of …

Data Science

Making Your Own Coffee Can Forge

Soup can, paint can, coffee can forge. Lots of people seem to think that casting and forging is out of their grasp, technically, financially, and in terms of the risks involved. Certainly getting deeply into smithing can mean all of that, but it’s really not that hard to create your own micro force …

Global Space Balloon Challenge

Star

Latest<p>SNES Classic Edition In Stock at GameStop<p>SNES Classic Edition 16 hours ago<p>SNES Classic Edition<p>Super Accurate 'Star Trek: TNG' Skant Uniform …

Power Rangers

29 Days of Black Cosplay Is One of the Best Hashtags During Black History Month

One of the best hashtags during Black History Month on social media is the hashtag #29Daysof BlackCosplay. Every year, the black cosplayers show off their awesome cosplay outfits on social media and last year's outfits were just as awesome. Now, if you are wondering why black cosplay is a thing …

Social Media

Watch as this woman becomes a playable 'Fallout 4' character

Intel’s booth at CES was extraordinary. Towering statues, drone demos, music acts on the main stage and just an incredible experiential space had crowds packing in shoulder-to-shoulder to see what was going on.<p>This ‘Fallout 4’ demo was particularly notable. In all of five minutes, an Intel employee …

Hair Color

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Help Scientists Search For an Earth-Like Exoplanet

If you’ve ever wanted to be a space explorer, here’s your chance. A "unique outreach campaign" is asking the public to help scientists around the …

Physics

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture<p>Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on …

Anthropology

Announcing our 2016 TED Prize winner: Satellite archaeologist Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak has a big idea on how we can protect ancient sites and, with them, our cultural history. Sign up to follow her 2016 TED Prize quest. …

Kinetic Art Compilation by by Jennifer Townley

Check out this lovely and mesmerizing set of sculptures by Jennifer Townley.You can see more kinetic sculptures by Jennifer Townley on her web site.

Sculpture

Learn to Make Interactive Graphics with Updated Getting Started with Processing

We started the Processing project in 2001 as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context. Instead of printing “Hello World” to the console, people start by drawing a line to the screen. Since then, Processing has evolved many times over into what it …

Programming

Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine

Tech pundit Tim O'Reilly had just tried the new Google Photos app, and he was amazed by the depth of its artificial intelligence.<p>O'Reilly was …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Arduino Software Update Introduces Command-Line Tool, Serial Data Plotter

Yesterday’s update to the Arduino IDE software offers Arduino fans a new tool to play with. Version 1.6.6 of the software can be downloaded for free (though donations are encouraged) directly from Arduino.cc. Though, with hourly builds underway, you may want to wait a day or so for any kinks to be …

Arduino

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the …

Learn the Difference: Gas and Diode Lasers

The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are used for a wide variety of purposes, including storing data on discs, cutting through materials, and even just pointing at things. Here are two common types of lasers and how they work.<p>Gas …

Nanotech

The Future Is Now! - A Special Message From Doc Brown

Watch the Life-Like Motion of This Wooden Hummingbird Automaton

Derek Hugger designs his automata the hard way. He uses Illustrator for the initial basic forms, sketching them out on a Wacom tablet, and then uses animation software to see them in motion.<p>“More than really overthinking it, I just started drawing stuff,” he says. “I just kind of kept going at it …

Hummingbirds

High Carbon Steel Utility Knives That Look Like Whales

This is a series of high carbon (very strong) steel utility knives designed by Japanese Blacksmith Toru Yamashito to resemble five different species …

With Linux and Creative Commons, The $9 CHIP Computer Reveals Its Open Source Details

We’ve been wondering exactly how open source CHIP, the $9 computer, is. Turns out, it’s really freaking open!<p>These are the files you are looking for…<p>Open hardware files and the general Next Thing Co.docs page.<p>The initial launch of CHIP from the Oakland, California-based Next Thing Co. made big …

Linux