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An Introduction To Full Stack JavaScript

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Tech titans gather to make winners of the 'Oscars of science' into instant millionaires

Silicon Valley has a tendency to tackle social ills with big ideas, its feisty startups revolutionising everything from healthcare to education. Now a handful of billionaire engineers have turned their attention to a social blight that affects their own kind: the lack of appreciation (and funding) …

How To Make Your Very Own Legal Drug [Video]

Mike Power, author of Drugs 2.0, explains how simple it was to create a legal high.<p>"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry," Mike Power, author of <i>Drugs 2.0</i>, explains in this talk at the HIT Hot Topics Conference. And he gives a personal, investigative story to prove it.<p>Governments can …

Craigslist Find: 1984 Dodge Colteconobox classic?

Of all the domestic manufacturers to offer domestic import vehicles in the US in the last century, Chrysler had to be one of the most prolific. This …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

Making a maker: a glimpse at the future via a professional 3D printer

Back in September, I toured Autodesk’s new office and makerspace in Pier 9 on the San Francisco waterfront. It’s beautiful, and filled with machines …

Everything in the Universe Is Made of Math – Including You

The Mathematical Universe Hypothesis<p>I was quite fascinated by all these mathematical clues back in grad school. One Berkeley evening in 1990, while …

Scientists take "4D printing" a step further

Using a 3D printer, people can already determine the length, width and depth of an object that they create. Thanks to research being conducted at the …

3D Printing

Education Startup Udacity Bets It Can Fill The Need For More Data Scientists With New Online Degree Program

Hot on the heels of a new $37 million White House initiative designed to encourage data science work at American universities, education startup, Udacity, is responding with a data science initiative of its own. Today, the Palo Alto-based company launched an inexpensive, comprehensive degree …

Isis Mobile Wallet goes live nationwide, offers freebies

The wireless carriers' mobile payment initiative, Isis Mobile Wallet, is finally going live nationwide, delivering another way for consumers to use their phones to pay for goods and services.<p>It's been a long time coming for Isis, which went through the work of lining up partners, building a …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now seems rather obvious: Silicon Valley …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …