Travel through space without filling up the gas tank. 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
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
This story appears in the August 2014 issue of . Subscribe » Pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure
Dough, a startup that provides educational content on personal investing, just got some new money of its own to play around with. Of course, Dough already knows what it wants to do with the money. The
A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat. It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework.
Let's face it: What worked well 224 years ago is no longer the best we can do. America, we've got some bad news: Our Constitution isn't going to make it. It's had 224 years of commendable, often glorious
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.
In case you're not into the whole rugged, camping thing. 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
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
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
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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
A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't. This morning, I woke up with a very strong memory of staging a coup
Hello, TailBot! 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
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. It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.
OpenCurriculum and Activate Instruction offer free platforms for teachers to share digital “playlists.” Teaching is changing for the better. Instead of one teacher delivering one lesson for one hour to