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10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Fuel-Less Space Drive May Actually Work, Says NASA

Travel through space without filling up the gas tank.<p>Whenever NASA’s space shuttle was launched into orbit, it made the trip with the help of a very important tagalong: the external tank. Acting as the shuttle’s “gas tank,” the massive orange chamber housed all of the liquid hydrogen fuel—and …

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

Do Goals Prevent Success? - Study Hacks

Study Hacks Blog Decoding Patterns of Success<p>Do Goals Prevent Success?<p>July 31st, 2014 · 34 comments<p><b>An Effectual Understanding of Impact</b><p>I’ve long been …

15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur

This story appears in the August 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure and troublemaker are more accurate, according to 'treps who know a success when …

Dough, an investment training startup, takes a fresh $25M to the bank

Dough, a startup that provides educational content on personal investing, just got some new money of its own to play around with.<p>Of course, Dough already knows what it wants to do with the money. The new $25 million round will go toward hiring more people who can narrate videos on-air and bringing …

Why the Supreme Court just set TV innovation back a decade

Advertisement<p>39 Comments<p>Credit: Refat<p>It’s more than 24 hours later, and I’m still furious.<p>When news of Aereo’s demise broke yesterday morning, I did …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

Networking

The U.S. Needs a New Constitution—Here's How to Write It

Let's face it: What worked well 224 years ago is no longer the best we can do.<p>America, we've got some bad news: Our Constitution isn't going to make it. It's had 224 years of commendable, often glorious service, but there's a time for everything, and the government shutdown and permanent-crisis …

Two Dudes On Their Computers Perfectly Capture What Having A Billion Dollars Would Be Like

On a side note, I really like this guy's decisions as an imaginary billionaire. "Lemme buy a normal-price Lamborghini for like ... five of my …

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum chamber, the project created a non-linear quantum …

Two Googlers Create Magical Maps of the Wind

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 09.27.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Wind Map traces the wind patterns in …

125 Years of 'National Geographic' in 10 Incredible Photos

125 Years of 'National Geographic' in 10 Photos<p>1906<p>1913<p>1931<p>1970<p>1991<p>2004<p>2008<p>2009<p>2010<p>2011<p><i>National Geographic</i>: October, 2013<p>Despite the never-ending …

You Can Airdrop Onto A Mountain In This High-Tech Shack

In case you're not into the whole rugged, camping thing.<p>Designers Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer have come up with what looks like the perfect way for a rich person to hide from the IRS on tax evasion charges: a high-tech, self-sufficient mountain shack that can be airdropped in. It's like …

Google's Coder project turns the Raspbery Pi into a mini app server

Hackers and educators love the Raspberry Pi, and at least a few people at Google do too. For a year, Google has provided funding to a UK program that trains teachers on how to use the small, inexpensive computers in classrooms. This week, Google introduced Coder, a free software download built by a …

Striking Patterns: Study Suggests Tool Use and Language Evolved Together

When did humans start talking? There are nearly as many answers to this perplexing question as there are researchers studying it. A new brain imaging …

Cinematography Apps You Should Be Using

July 23, 2013<p>by <i>Ryan E. Walters, Cinematographer</i><p>Over the last several months as I have shared various behind the scenes photos on twitter and facebook …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Incredibly tiny quadrotor autopilot brings promise and peril (with video) - ExtremeTech

By on August 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Autonomy is the new remote …

How to Mix Tracks with Different Tempos

Our good friend Lamebot has supplied us with a great tip for our ‘Tips from a DJ‘ segment. He discusses here how to mix tracks with different tempos. …

The “Whos” And “Wheres” Of iOS Device Usage Explained

In a new report released this morning, mobile analytics firm Flurry took a deep dive into the different types of people, or demographic segments, which skew more heavily toward iPhone or iPad. Some of the findings were somewhat obvious – that shoppers and business travelers skew toward iPhone, for …

New Clues for How to Remember Dreams

A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't.<p>This morning, I woke up with a very strong memory of staging a political coup in my sleep. Why I happened to remember my dream so vividly when I woke up, it's hard …

Watch This Tiny Robot Leap Over Walls [Video]

Hello, TailBot!<p>With the goal of making a robot that can run, jump, and maneuver in the air, a student team at Michigan State University came up with this monkey-like miniature machine: TailBot. It is <i>super</i> goofy. For example: to run, it doesn't run on its legs so much as knock itself over with its …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

The Five Anime of Summer 2013 You Should Be Watching

When the summer 2013 anime season started early last month, I told you a little bit about each anime and where to watch them. However, with 36 new …

Men Pin Ups

Photographer Rion Sabean (Facebook page) spoofed the absurd poses of pin up calendar by substituting men as the models. I don't know about you, but …

New School: Two Apps That Let Teachers Remix Lessons Like DJs

OpenCurriculum and Activate Instruction offer free platforms for teachers to share digital “playlists.”<p>Teaching is changing for the better. Instead of one teacher delivering one lesson for one hour to one room full of students, the ideal is now for teachers to enable each student to discover the …

Private Space Race Heats Up With Some Key Breakthroughs

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 08.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Even as Elon Musk got everyone’s attention …

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