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Real life 'Pac-Man' satellite will clean up space junk

The Swiss aren't big on littering, and that philosophy apparently applies to space, too. After the nation's EPFL Center for Space Engineering launched its first satellites (the tiny SwissCubes) into orbit, the very next mission planned was "CleanSpace One" to get them <i>out of</i> orbit. For one, the …

14-year-old scientist makes trolls think twice before hitting 'send'

Trisha Prabhu's 'Rethink' project is a Google Science Fair finalist<p>14-year-old Trisha Prabhu plans to eventually major in neuroscience, but first she wants to solve cyberbullying. Selected as a global finalist for the Google Science Fair 2014, her Rethink project pivots around a simple concept: …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

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Code On vows to dramatically speed up Wi-Fi, cell, satellite transmissions — with math

Who wouldn’t want to watch streamed video over a Wi-Fi connection without the dread “wheel of waiting?” Or 20-times faster satellite data throughput? …

14 Tools To Help You Add Images For Your Social Media Posts

You really have no excuse to post a big block of text–and face it no one is going to click on it. Here’s how to make your social media posts more interesting with image and infographics.<p>It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view.<p>Now, …

Programming, Writing, Music, uninformed opinion

Welcome to Confused by Code!<p>What's New<p><b>December 16, 2015</b>: cURL 7.46.0 is now available! cURL Manager customers will be notified of the update on …

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DEVELOPERS<p>Practice, Compete, Find Jobs<p>The HackerRank Community is the largest learning and competition community for programmers<p>I'm late to the …

Build: A Chrome Experiment with LEGO®

Second Code Uncovered Inside the DNA

Scientists have marveled at the ingenuity of the DNA code since it was first deciphered in the early sixties, but now it appears that there is much …

How YouTube Works

You're about to watch a video via YouTube. Hell, you watch dozens of videos every day on YouTube. But do you have any idea how it works?<p>If not, it's …

How can I search US suppliers on Google?

Try adding a NoCountryRedirect code to the .com address, suggests Rick Maybury.<p><i>I am from the USA but I have been living in the UK since 1982. I spend a considerable amount of time in America and frequently want to research products on sale in the US. Even though I put US in Google I still get</i> …

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27 Pictures That Will Change The Way You Eat Food

There's no going back.

20 of the Best Ways to Buy Ebooks, Digital Comics and Etextbooks

It’s only fitting that numerous ebookstore services emerge for us to read on all the different devices we have. With the increase in ebook adoption, a new batch of services has also arrived with unique business models for reading. Now you can subscribe to Netflix-style unlimited reading plans, pay …

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Commercial space race heats up as Orbital Sciences sends its own ship to ISS

NASA hails 'historical milestone' as Cygnus spacecraft links up with International Space Station<p>Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft completed a successful rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, marking what NASA hailed as an "historical milestone" in commercial …

How to: Set up Android Device Manager to lock and wipe your phone

Back at the beginning of August Google unveiled a new service called "Android Device Manager" that let you locate and remotely wipe your phones and …

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Videoconferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Raises $50 Million

Last summer, I did a videoconference that was notable for all the different ways that the people involved with it sought to connect.<p>I was at home in …

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Watch a Virgin Galactic Test Flight from Onboard the Engine

This is what a Virgin Galactic supersonic flight with the SpaceShipTwo looks like, up close and personal. It's not quite space, but it's still damn …

Transparent, flexible speaker runs on ions

The transparent ionic speaker, with parts labeled, above a laptop screen showing what it is playing.<p>A research team at Harvard has created a remarkable proof of concept device: a thin, transparent speaker powered by ions instead of electricity. Such "ionic devices" could lead to artificial muscles, …

How To Argue With Someone Who Says 'Pandas Deserve To Die'

It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.<p>A baby panda was born last week at the National Zoo. The National Zoo, and many people not associated with the Zoo, celebrated, because the panda is a <i>very</i> endangered animal and has become …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Watch Two Astronauts Perform A Spacewalk, Right Now

Hey you. Click this. There are some dudes walking around in space right now.<p>Live streaming video by Ustream<p>Right now, Alexander Mizurkin and Fyodor Yurchikhin, two Russian cosmonauts, as they call themselves (pretty cool name, in my opinion), are walking around in space. Floating, really. They're …

Two new experiments help blaze the trail toward quantum computing with teleportation

Scientists are a little bit closer to faster computing and better encryption after two experiments discovered the first ways to reliably use quantum …

Carbyne could upset graphene as the strongest material in existence

Graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms, has been the recent wunderkind of the material science world. It is the strongest material in …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

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