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One Sociologist's Epic Quest: Walk New York City, All 120,000 Blocks

Intel Is Investing Billions Of Dollars Into This Unproven Technology

Moore's Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts that the number of transistors that can be cost-effectively packed into a chip will double every two years.<p>The more transistors on a chip, the more powerful the chip becomes without using more space or energy. That's why computers …

Ranking Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers

Competition for software engineers continues to accelerate, with salaries being an area employers compete aggressively on to win talent.<p>This week Glassdoor published the study, 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers 2013. Juniper Networks leads all 25 companies tracked in the study with …

Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Wildlife<p>Famed painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth created a series of murals in 1927 for National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., including this one showing the ships of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. (Photo courtesy NGS)<p>Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western …

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

The Hilariously Creative Beards of Incredibeard

San Francisco-based facial hair enthusiast Isaiah Webb is <i>Incredibeard</i>, a simple man with an extraordinary mission to grow out his beard and shape it into unique designs. The 29-year-old creatively transforms his manly tuft of hair into some truly bizarre works of art. From constructing a bowl for …

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2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships at the House of Blues in New Orleans

The 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Las …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

Seattle football fans crush Guinness loudness record with ear-splitting roar

Seattle Seahawks fans are loud. So loud, in fact, that they’ve dethroned the fans of Turkish soccer club Galatasaray as the loudest in the world. At Sunday night’s CenturyLink Field game against the San Francisco 49ers, the cacaphony of cheering hit an ear-splitting 136.6 decibels — somewhere …

Facebook explains secrets of building hugely scalable sites

Facebook, which joined up with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung to launch Internet.org a few weeks ago, has already produced something for the ostensibly public-minded initiative.<p>It has published a white paper detailing some of its secrets to success.<p>Internet.org launched on …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aristotle was wrong. He claimed that heavier items fell faster than lighter items. Had he actually tested the theory, using a high-tech tool as sophisticated as a ladder, a ledge, or a cliff, he’d have immediately realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. Because Galileo did test the theory, and …

Reggie Wayne makes the most ridiculous catch of the preseason

This is why we do the tip drill, guys.<p>Reggie Wayne made a preseason memory when this poor Andrew Luck pass was bobbled by the Giants’ Aaron Ross, then bobbled up by Reggie Wayne, who then somehow made a diving catch for the touchdown.<p>The Colts beat the Giants 20-12.<p><i>(Thanks to Gifulmination for</i> …

Here’s what you need to know about the future of gesture-based UI design

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Smartphone screens across the globe are embracing clean design in an effort to feature content on high-end pixel real estate. …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

9 Awesome Facts About Lemons You Should Know

When we were kids, our introduction to lemons wasn't so friendly. (It went something like this.) But now that we're all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, cookies and, most importantly, cocktails.<p>But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the …

The politics of being friends with white people

My best friend at 9 was white — but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here’s why everything changed<p>A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of white people and 25 percent of nonwhite people have no friends of the opposite race, caused me to reflect deeply on the …

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

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11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

Bitcoin: Tax haven of the future

Stashing money in a Swiss bank account is so passé.<p>Tomorrow’s tax havens could be fueled by new technology like Bitcoin and Litecoin — online currencies that can be used to purchase everything from coffee to illegal drugs.<p>The problem for government coffers: There’s no mechanism to ensure that …

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