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Is Trump's NASA Nominee Ready to Tackle Climate Change?

Science and the people who study it have taken a pretty big beating during the first year of the Trump administration. Trump has appointed climate …

Change Your Name

August 2015<p>If you have a US startup called X and you don't have x.com, you should probably change your name.<p>The reason is not just that people can't …

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Weirdly Inhuman - Issue 27: Dark Matter

Nineteen stories up in a Brooklyn office tower, the view from Manuela Veloso’s office—azure skies, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty—is …

Ten Tips for Leveraging Your ADHD Entrepreneur Superpowers

In this space I have talked at length about the ADHD entrepreneur’s superpowers. People like David Neeleman, founder and former CEO of JetBlue, Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin, and Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s, wouldn’t be who they are today without it. They acknowledge that they built and …

Productivity

Prometheus

Prometheus is a new open-source service monitoring system and time series database written in Go.<p>Check out the announcement and my article about …

How To Succeed When Your Boss Doesn't Have Time For You

For employees who are used to being micromanaged or butting heads with their boss, having a manager who keeps his or her distance may seem like a dream—or at least, a pretty good problem to have.<p>But to really succeed in your job—especially if you’re brand new to the industry or job function—it’s …

Exercise of the Week: Elevated Wheel

The Exercise That Can Improve Your Posture<p>Banish your desk-jockey slouch with this one move<p>Chances are, you're reading this while sitting at your desk or hunched over your smartphone. Unfortunately, both positions can wreak havoc on your posture. "It doesn't matter how brawny your upper body is," …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Are You Stressing Yourself Out? 5 Ways To Gain Control And Embrace Balance

When I was younger, I was in a constant state of stress and overload. From dealing with the toxicity of my high-level corporate job, juggling the needs of my little children (for whom I desperately wanted to be more present and engaged), to not having any time to relax or rejuvenate, I grew …

Bubl's 360-degree camera records Street View-like spherical footage (video)

Many of the 360-degree cameras on the market will only shoot footage on a horizontal plane, which isn't very helpful if a subject sails overhead. Bubl's upcoming, baseball-sized Bublcam should provide a more complete view of the world. The gadget's four cameras are arranged in a tetrahedral layout …

These Systems Let You Monitor Your Garden Without Setting Foot Outside

Part of the whole draw of gardening is watching your botanical efforts slowly bloom. But let's face it—most of us barely have time to water the …

How a Total Accident Saved the French Wine Industry

Amy Harmon's excellent, recent article in the New York Times describes how the Florida orange juice industry may soon be wiped-out because of a new …

Power Supply for Raspberry Pi, what you should know about

Every so called audiophile, once in his truthless life, will look himself at the mirror, and ask himself, one fundamental question:<b>Is my power supply</b> …

Arduino

A Little Bit of Electronics Fun with LittleBits

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>The other day, there was a minor meltdown in my house when my seven-year-old’s creative vision exceeded her physical skills. …

Why a New Golden Age for UI Design Is Around the Corner

• Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Over the past four years, the Walt …

What the heck is this answer 4

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.14.10.<p>Time of Publication: 6:04 pm. 6:04 pm<p>Honestly, this week was a gamble. Here …

Leap Motion controller review

When the Leap Motion controller was revealed to the world, it brought with it the promise of a new and unique computer user experience. And, ever since we first got to see what the Leap Motion controller could do -- grant folks the ability to interact with a computer by waving their fingers and …

Want To Increase Your Productivity? Take Control Of Your Time

A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. <i>“I usually think I have enough time to get things done, but something always comes up and then I’m behind schedule on projects,”</i> she said. <i>“My boss spoke to me about this, and I’m worried that if it happens again she’ll include</i> …

Smile, and JavaTutor's AI knows when you're learning online

College-age kids these days are pretty good at a few things: selfies, social oversharing and staring into screens. But can you leverage that self-obsession into a mechanism for learning? The mad scientists at North Carolina State University think so and they've got a program to prove it. Dubbed …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career

• Author: Noah Shachtman. Noah Shachtman Business<br>• Date of Publication: 06.18.13. 06.18.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Chade-Meng Tan is perched …

Exciting, Interesting and Downright Weird: This Summer's Must-See TV | WIRED

Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<p>Date of Publication: 06.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Newsrooms, Meth Men, and Ninja …

Open Sourcers Build 'Google Search for Big Data'

On the surface, Google's search engine is a simple thing. Type what you're looking for into that Google search box, and you get a list of relevant …

German IT Firm Seeks Autistic Workers

Aguazul2 writes <i>"The German software giant SAP has announced it plans to recruit hundreds of people with autism within the next few years. The project</i> …

The Silent Company Killer

“I don’t know why I’m so mad about this.”<p>That’s what I told a friend. Deep inside, I knew why. It was May. And our team had finally received goals for our annual review. I can still remember those metrics used to measure us:<p>Achieve sales goal<br>• Submit daily plan<br>• Complete cost analyses (within 48 hours …