Amocat Mountain

74 Flips | 4 Magazines | 38 Likes | 10 Following | 2 Followers | @amocatmountain | Ride or Die for the Proliferation and Global Propagation of Collective Social Consciousness (0m)

Tesla charging stations outnumber gas stations in Manhattan - ExtremeTech

By on March 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In the run-up to this week’s New …

Virtual regality: Now you can crawl through King Richard III’s grave online in 3-D

One year after King Richard III’s remains were reburied, the much-maligned monarch’s skeleton has been exposed once again – this time, in virtual …

New way to treat cancer and vessel diseases

The biologists study the molecular mechanisms defining the architecture and structure of the main cell transport system—the microtubule network. …

United Airlines commences regular bio-fueled flights

Without much in the way of fanfare, United Airlines began flying regularly scheduled flights using biofuels earlier this month. Following years of …

India has the most people without clean water, report says

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water — imposing a major financial burden for some of the …

Water

Amazon sues longtime exec over new job at Target, says retail rival will be able to steal its secrets

<i>Updated at 8 a.m. Pacific with Target comment.</i><p>Amazon filed suit Monday against a 16-year veteran of the company, Arthur Valdez, alleging that his new …

Can Boom bring back supersonic flight without the astronomical price tag?

A Denver-based startup company is entering the race to reintroduce supersonic commercial travel with the promise of a 40-passenger airliner that can …

Study: Traffic in Seattle still horrible, ranks 2nd-worst in U.S. for evening rush hour congestion

TomTom released its annual Traffic Index today, and the good news for Seattle drivers is that congestion levels did not increase from a year ago.<p>The …

The Weird Science of First Impressions

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past five years of working as a journalist it’s that success can come down to the two seconds after you first meet someone.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD …

Jolla Smashes $1m Crowdfunding Barrier

Jolla has smashed the $1 million mark for its new Sailfish OS tablet, which is quite a remarkable feat given the crowdfunding campaign kicked off less than 48 hours ago.<p>Founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who wanted to give MeeGo a second chance, Jolla was the first smartphone to offer a fresh …

The Fortress of Sugar Crystals

An ordinary jar of sugar crystals were being grown by Maika of Geyser of Awesome until she transformed it into a sweet, little Fortress of Solitude with the simple addition of a small Superman figurine.<p>Remember those sugar crystals I started growing over the summer? They grew so numerous and large …

'WALTR' for Mac Lets Users Upload Any Media File to an iOS Device for Native Playback

<i>WALTR</i> is a new Mac app from Softorino that's designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone format for native playback.<p>It supports a huge variety of media file types, including MP3, MP4, AVI, CUE, WMA, M4R, AAC, M4V, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, MKV, and more. It …

Mormon Church Admits Joseph Smith Had Up to 40 Wives

The Mormon Church, formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has quietly posted a series of essays on church history and practices on its Web site, and in so doing, admitted that Joseph Smith had up to 40 wives, one as young as 14 years old. The revelation is a cosmic shift …

How Bob Hope—Yes, That Bob Hope—Made the World Safe for David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Ferrell, and Jonah Hill

If you’re under the age of 60, you probably think of Bob Hope—you <i>have</i>heard of Bob Hope?—as someone who made your grandparents or great-grandparents laugh during the Depression and World War II, who lost his comedy mojo sucking up to presidents and generals during Vietnam, and who kept on performing …

Hot Looks: Must-Have Mascara

Every girl loves a good mascara. And it's hard to find the best. Lucky for you, we are on the hunt, testing and reporting back. Here are a few of the latest ones we love.<p><b>Urban Decay Perversion Mascara____:</b> It's rare that you find a mascara that you don't need to coat on more than once. This …

"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards

Ursula K. Le Guin was honored at the National Book Awards tonight and gave a fantastic speech about the dangers to literature and how they can be …

Li-Fi Gets Ready to Compete With Wi-Fi

As LEDs become a more common source for room lighting, they’re opening a new pathway for linking mobile devices to the Internet, with the potential …

Jolla turns to the community to fund and help develop its new tablet

Jolla announced the new device via a crowdfunding campaign, with the aim of both developing and funding the project by means of community input. The …

Floating off-grid greenhouse can feed two families

The Jellyfish Barge comprises a glass greenhouse supported by a wooden base, which measures 70 sq m (753 sq ft). It's buoyant thanks to 96 recycled …

Mercedes' self-driving cars will be a place to relax

Perhaps the most blue-sky concept we've seen of what driverless cars could be is artist Dominic Wilcox's self-driving stained-glass car with a bed …

Wrap aims to make any desk a dry erase board

Dry erase boards are a great way to jot down ideas, schedules, or anything else that's going to be temporary. Wrap aims to take that concept and …

Former missile silos turned into luxury disaster survival condos

For those with adequately burgeoning bank accounts, there is no small selection of survival shelters from which to choose. Indeed, such is demand …

Platelet-like nanoparticles improve on nature to stem the blood flow

The skin is the body's first line of defense against infection. And when this barrier is broken, or an internal organ is ruptured, it is the process …

Detekt tool aims to tell activists if their PCs are being spied on

A coalition of human rights groups has released a tool called Detekt, for finding known spyware packages. It doesn’t promise a 100 percent hit rate, …