Angela Schmid

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Yet Another Assault On Freedom Of Contract And Property Rights

Once cornerstones of America, freedom of contract and property rights are being reduced to rubble by federal, state, and local officials. A case arising out of an ordinance passed in Seattle is illustrative of the trend.<p>On January 1, a new law took effect there, mandating that landlords rent …

Fourteenth Amendment

Time to put the pressure on: 5 things you can do to resist Trump before Inauguration Day

Grab your phone, comfortable shoes and a few friends — it’s easy to get involved<p>With less than a week until Inauguration Day, many Americans have a busy schedule of crying, looking at slideshows of President Obama and perhaps building a fallout shelter. But much like George W. Bush reminded America …

Donald Trump

The Dobby 4K drone launches and lands from the palm of your hand

Selfie drones are starting to work pretty well<p>As DJI cements its dominance in the high-end camera drone market, a number of companies are exploring new niches that DJI doesn’t touch. One is the cheap “selfie” drone, something that you can fit in your pocket or purse and launch from the palm of your …

Drones

NASA Is Actually Going to Visit That Insane Metallic World

There’s nothing quite like Psyche anywhere else in our solar system—a small asteroid belt object made entirely of iron-nickel metal. Which is why …

Remember those mysterious radio signals from space? Scientists have located their origin!

Scientists have now located the origin of FRBs, or fast radio bursts, but are still divided on what their possible source is.<p>Remember those …

Breaking Down Martial Law: What It Is & How It’s Abused

Martial law is a topic that comes up time and time again in even the mainstream media, and yet very few understand what it is from a legal sense and …

Martial Law

Distant Quasars Show That Fundamental Constants Never Change

From a physics perspective, it’s long been assumed that the fundamental constants and the laws of nature really are the same everywhere and at all times. However, one particular dimensionless constant, α, the ratio between the electric charge, the speed of light and the Planck constant, has been …

Physics

Epson's augmented reality headset lets you pilot a drone as God intended

When Epson messaged to ask if I wanted to try a new augmented reality headset designed to improve the experience of piloting a drone, I was all ears. After spending some time piloting a DJI drone using Epson’s AR headset, I was hooked — there is no better way to fly a drone.<p>What is it?<p>An augmented …

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

Release Engineering - O'Reilly Media

Release engineering is a relatively new and fast-growing discipline for building and delivering software. Release engineers at Google, for instance, …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Web Design

Police documents reveal how law enforcement keep Stingray use secret

Police records obtained by the Daily Dot reveal in unprecedented detail how the Obama administration enables law enforcement to suppress information …

Surveillance

6 ways police can spy on you without a warrant

The right to privacy is one of America’s most important freedoms, but with the ever-present specter of government surveillance and overreach looming …

Privacy

17 Best YouTube Channels To Learn Web Development

Are you ready to begin a career in <b>web development</b> but don’t know where to start ?<p>Don’t worry !<p>Because today we are going to share 17 <b>awesome YouTube</b> …

Electrons Cooled Close to Absolute Zero Reveal Their Quantum Nature

We can finally see things more clearly.<p>Scientists have discovered that electrons cooled close to absolute zero slow down so much that they can be …

Quantum Mechanics

A madman has been given the keys to the surveillance state

When the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001, it erased many of the vital checks and balances that stood between the American …

Surveillance

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>A few months ago, …

Investing

Government Trapdoors Spying Tool Could Decrypt Millions of Cryptographic Keys, Bitcoin is Safe

Law enforcement agencies and government organizations including the NSA could place trapdoors on millions of Diffie-Hellman-generated cryptographic …

This flying 1,000 watt spotlight drone creates eerie, beautiful footage

God bless YouTubers and their insatiable desire for messing around with electronics and drones. The latest fruits of their collective labor comes from YouTube channel rctestflight, which managed to strap a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a Freefly Alta octocopter.<p>The resulting device …

Drones

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Chemistry

Are the Russians really preparing for war?

Some activities going on in Russia these days might make it seem like the country is genuinely preparing for war. Talk of bunkers and rations; missiles moving around; politicians uttering dire warnings — are these harbingers of a Russian-U.S. conflict?<p>The Washington Post's Moscow bureau decided to …

Russia

The surveillance state goes local: Area police departments may be using Stingray technology to spy on you without a warrant — and the Feds don’t want you to know

The DOJ is blocking requests for information on Stingray, which can spy on you by connecting with your cell phone<p>For the past several years, we've been learning more and more about police use of "cell site simulators" across the country, and it's a disturbing trend. These devices, regularly …

Surveillance

Leading US civil rights organizations call for decriminalization of personal drugs

American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch report finds last year someone was arrested every 25 seconds for low-level drug offenses in the US<p>Two leading civil rights organizations are calling for the complete decriminalization of personal drug use in the US in a comprehensive new report …

Rights & Freedoms

Making Rocket Fuel From Water Could Drive a Power Revolution on Earth

The fuel of the future.<p>Researchers led by NASA’s former chief technologist are hoping to launch a satellite carrying water as the source of its …

Space Exploration

Dark Matter Faces Its Biggest Challenge Of All

When it comes to the largest things we can observe in the Universe — galaxies, clusters of galaxies and even larger assemblies of structures — all of the normal matter present, in all its forms, cannot explain the motions that we see. In order to make what we see jibe with what must exist, we need …

Dark Matter

Iowa Supreme Court upholds ban on voting rights for felons

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Convicted felons in Iowa may be automatically stripped of their voting rights for life unless those rights are restored by the governor, a divided Iowa Supreme Court ruled Thursday.<p>The 4-3 decision permanently disenfranchises thousands of former offenders and upholds Iowa's …

Government

End Needless Interactions With Police Officers During Traffic Stops

A broken taillight does not require armed agents of the state to approach a motorist’s window.<p>On Wednesday, a Minnesota police officer shot and killed a school cafeteria manager during a traffic stop for a broken taillight. As Philando Castile, 32, bled in his vehicle, his girlfriend, Diamond …

Law Enforcement

EdTech 10: Get Your Learn On

Summer is the perfect time to pursue some personal and professional learning goals, and this week’s top ten is full of opportunities for educators to …

Education Technology

Visual Design for Beginners: Unlocking the Power of Metaphors - E-Learning Heroes

In writing, metaphors are handy for helping to draw comparisons between two unrelated things that share some common traits. For example, you might …