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The budget breakdown of a couple that makes $500,000 but only ends up saving $7,300

Americans of all income levels are falling short when it comes to putting money away. As money expert at Intuit Kimmie Greene tells CNBC Make It, …

Personal Finance

Here's what has to happen in order for there to be electric planes

The idea of quiet, low-carbon air travel is a logical extension of the electric vehicle race that has now also reached maritime travel in electric ferries. But there are some unique challenges with electric planes, which have delayed a repeat of what happened in electric cars in recent years and …

Electric Vehicles

11 Adventurous Vacation Ideas for Thrill-Seekers

You'll get the ultimate adrenaline rush from any of these bucket list experiences.

Travel

Running Keras models on iOS with CoreML

In last week’s blog post, you learned how to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) with Keras.Today, we’re going to take this trained Keras …

Deep Learning

15 Latest and Best Loading Animations to Make User Enjoy Waiting

Nowadays, since internet speed has been highly improved, people can smoothly open a website/app within seconds and get their desired information …

UI Design

Explore the surface of the moon with the perfect palm-sized replica

popsci shop<p>These LUNAR AR Moon models are simply stunning.<p>The Moon always feels like a familiar face in the night sky. But how much do you actually know about our nearest neighbor? The LUNAR AR Moon Models help you explore the surface of Earth’s satellite in the palm of your hand. These beautiful …

Astronomy

Watch: New device can transcribe words in your head

MIT scientists, led by an Indian-origin student, have developed a computer system that can transcribe words that users say in their heads. The system …

Could ‘Emotion Coaching’ Be the Key to Good Parenting?

Sick of parenting advice? Then read on, because according to experts, this may be the last piece of it you’ll ever need. “Emotion Coaching”—a …

Here are the five things I learned installing a smart mirror

I recently received a review unit of the Embrace Smart Mirror. It’s essentially a 24-inch Android tablet mounted behind a roughly 40-inch mirror. It works well when third-party software is installed. Here’s what I learned.<p><b>It’s impossible to get a good photo of the smart mirror</b><p>I tried a tripod, a …

Android News

Lake Waconia House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated on the Southwest shore of Lake Waconia, this industrial modern house for a family of 8 seeks to …

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Software Engineer Gives Run-Through of a Complex Custom Puzzle Box That He Built For His Dad

Amazon software development engineer Ryan Calme built an incredibly complex custom puzzle box for his father and posted a video run-through of how …

The role of the brain when it comes to the limits of human endurance

‘The brain’s interpretation of the body signals is maybe more important than the body signals themselves’<p>Once, we believed that the body was a machine, and the secret to optimal performance came from the muscles, the lungs, the heart. Then, we were told that it’s all in our head, and we just need …

Would you dare? World's longest zip line launches from top of a mountain with speeds up to 93mph

Not only will you be soaring high above the desert after being launched from the top of a mountain, but you'll be face down and flying just like …

30 Amazing iOS Open Source Libraries in Swift for the Past Year (v.2018)

30 Amazing iOS Swift Libraries for the Past Year (v.2018)<p>For the past year, we’ve compared nearly 6,000 Swift open source libraries written in Swift …

New double-pane quantum dot solar windows generate power with better efficiency

Researchers at an American national laboratory have now employed quantum dots for double-pane solar windows that offer shading, insulation, and, of …

Can math predict what you’ll do next?

Good scientists are not only able to uncover patterns in the things they study, but to use this information to predict the future.<p>Meteorologists …

How to Create a Brand That Really Resonates With Your Audience, According to the Co-Writer of Shrek | Inc.com

As many of you may know, I'm a student of storytelling, I love using storytelling in marketing, and I recently had the honor of chatting with one of the co-writers of Shrek, Roger S.H. Schulman. In addition to his hugely successful writing career, Roger coaches writers, including people who, like …

Marketing

Inside the X ‘moonshot factory’: Here’s where Google’s ideas take flight (or fizzle)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Why does the Captain of Moonshots wear roller skates to work?<p>That may sound like the start of a joke, but Astro Teller …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of doling out stock to company cofounders

One of the most common mistakes in starting a company is when it comes time for the founders to divvy up their equity. Too often, cofounders rely on verbal agreements, shoddy informal paperwork, or simply don't talk about ownership at all, leaving open the possibility for drama and legal action …

Startups

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Monolith Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

Northern Elements has unveiled a new smart mirror which the development team says revolutionary and takes the form of the Monolith, which is this …

Research Reveals 16 Signs That an Employee Is a Sociopath (and Is Destroying Your Company Culture) | Inc.com

In times of low unemployment, companies become desperate to hire enough people. They often need to speed up their hiring decisions, or risk losing a good candidate. However, this also leads to hiring mistakes. There's nothing more costly than an employee who kills productivity and hurts your …

Psychology

You Can Create Your Own Cell Network with a Raspberry Pi and SDR

It’s probably safe to say that most people, in the United States at least, aren’t happy with their cell service. High prices, slow data connections, …

Low-tech air conditioner uses terracotta tubes & water to naturally cool down air

Terracotta has been around for a long time. Though we use the Italian word (literally meaning "baked earth") for it, its use dates back to ancient …

Ceramics

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Sleep Deprivation May Treat Depression. But Would It Ever Be Prescribed?

The idea that sleep deprivation might treat depression isn’t new. Studies for a number of years have attested to the connection, as counterintuitive as it may be. Depression is well-known to be linked to disrupted sleep cycles (both long and short), as it seems to mess with our circadian rhythms. …

Sleep

More than half of these high-yield dividend stocks are on sale

Dividend-paying stocks that have gotten left behind in the rally now feature higher dividend yields, which may be attractive to investors.<p>But buyer …

Time Travel Is Possible, According To The Latest Research

Some physicists are convinced that time travel is possible. A group of scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have simulated how …

Quantum Physics

Raspberry Pi AI Plays Piano

[Zack] watched a video of [Dan Tepfer] using a computer with a MIDI keyboard to do some automatic fills when playing. He decided he wanted to do …