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'A constitutional crisis': the CIA turns on the Senate

Tensions flare between the CIA and the Senate in the fight to release the report on torture – leading the agency to spy on its own legislative overseers<p>Support the Guardian’s fearless journalism by making a contribution or becoming a member<p>It was 11pm, in the chill of January, but Daniel Jones …

Boeing patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

With airplane makers constantly on the lookout for new and more efficient ways to power their products, this laser engine is the latest idea cooked up by the engineers at Boeing.<p>Modern airliners such as the Boeing Dreamliner are powered by multiple turbofan engines. These engines deploy a series of …

Aviation

Here’s the one crucial detail that founders often miss out in their pitch decks

Picture this. After months of preparing for Demo Day, you give your best performance on stage and there are good vibes all around.<p>Weeks later, all …

How To Move From An Entrepreneur To Manager Or Fail

As a business advisor, I have too often seen technical entrepreneurs get a product or service off the ground with ease, but then struggle mightily when their business reaches a couple of million in annual sales, or the employee count grows beyond a handful. It’s at this stage that the job changes …

Entrepreneurship

Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Machine Vision’s Achilles’ Heel Revealed by Google Brain Researchers - MIT Technology Review

One of the most spectacular advances in modern science has been the rise of machine vision. In just a few years, a new generation of machine learning …

Funding of Space Ventures Gets a Lift - MIT Technology Review

Commercial space exploration is no longer just for billionaires.<p>Last week, a small Arizona startup closed a $15 million round of funding led by …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots

Humans are soft, easily bruised creatures, and robots are, well, not so soft. If a hard-bodied robot swings its arm around, not realizing your face …

See Python, See Python Go, Go Python Go

<i>Andrey Petrov is the author of urllib3, the creator of Briefmetrics and ssh-chat, and a former Googler and YCombinator alum. He’s here to tell us of</i> …

Python Programming

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of June 2016

Beat the June heat with these new additions to Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.<p>No one wants to be inside during warm, beautiful June—unless, of course, you're a rabid cinephile whose happy place is a comfy couch in front of a giant TV. In that case, the coming month will bring a reasonable selection of …

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Entrepreneurship

Python Scalability: A Convenient Truth

Python is the fastest-growing data science language and is used in production at many of the Fortune 500 companies for everything from software engineering to data engineering to rapid analytics. Despite its easy-to-learn nature and its simple syntax, Python packs surprising amounts of power and …

Infinite Scrolling, Pagination Or “Load More” Buttons? Usability Findings In eCommerce

What is the best UX pattern to display products on an e-commerce website: pagination, a “Load more” button or infinite scrolling? At Baymard …

Teacher at elite New York City high school has a serious beef with Teach for America — here's why

The celebration was billed as the biggest event in the history of TFA — which recruits high-achieving recent college graduates to teach in poor schools.<p>TFA members gathered to reflect on the organization's accomplishments and discuss the current state of education reform. It culminated with a …

User Onboarding Isn’t a Feature

I’ve spoken to many companies about their onboarding experiences, and I often hear them enthusiastically tell me that they finally got onboarding on …

Product Management

Nuclear fusion gets boost from private-sector startups

The lab where a company called General Fusion is trying to spark an energy revolution looks like a cross between a hardware store and a mad …

Private Sector

Key Insights

The earliest computers, like the ENIAC, were rare and heroically difficult to program. That difficulty stemmed from the requirement that algorithms …

'Solar powered' nanofibre factory pulls CO2 out of the air

A new technique for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and turning it into valuable nanofibres is being mooted as a potential 'cure' for CO2 …

Did NASA Just Accidentally Produce A Warp Bubble? EmDrive Could Lead To Warp Drive

NASA scientists working on a project called EmDrive have accidentally stumbled upon something that will send science fiction junkies into a frenzy. …

Physics

10 Experiments to Test Your Startup Hypothesis

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know that a new idea has gained dominance when it becomes practically a cliché.<p>This is what I’ve seen happen with the “lean startup,” a philosophy of viewing your startup as a scientific experiment in search of a business model. This …

Google AdWords

Student Re-Imagines Hungarian Currency with Beautiful, Nature-Inspired Designs

Student artist Barbara Bernat creatively re-imagines Hungarian paper money with designs that look like pages from a naturalist's sketchbook. The artist created these beautiful banknotes for a fictional currency, the Hungarian Euro, as her thesis project. She etched the drawings on copper plates, …

Drawing

An Introduction to Unix

<b>Everybody Knows How to Use a Computer, but Not Everyone Knows How to Use the Command Line. Yet This is the Gateway to Doing Anything and Everything</b> …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<br>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I just want to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

Four Beautiful Python, R, MATLAB, and Mathematica plots with LaTeX

(This article was first published on <b>Plotly</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>LaTeX lets you create lovely, complex mathematical functions from …

Python Programming

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

50 Startup Founders You Need To Follow On Twitter

<b>Editor’s Note: This is not an official FORBES list.</b><p>If founding a startup was easy, then there would be a lot more people participating in the exciting and sometimes exhausting trip that entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis. That’s why we sometimes need some advice, inspiration and insights …