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New Smart Magnets Discovered That Could Be Huge

Technology is getting more advanced in almost every aspect you can think of, and now it looks as though magnets are getting an upgrade too. A company …

How An Undergraduate Discovered Tubes Of Plasma In The Sky

The discovery by an undergraduate student of tubes of plasma drifting above Earth has made headlines in the past few days. Many people have asked how …

Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire's success

CEO of Spanx, Sara Blakely, shares her thoughts on failure and success and how her father helped shape her ideals.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg and Alana Kakoyiannis.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View

Tired of waiting for Google to map the archipelago, Faroe Islanders have launched Sheep View 360, enlisting their ovine population to do the leg work<p>Living across 18 tiny sub-polar islands in the north Atlantic, Faroe islanders are used to working in difficult conditions. So tired of waiting for …

Google Street View

Graphene magnetoresistance sensor 200 times more sensitive than silicon

Graphene magnetoresistance sensor 200 times sensitive than silicon<p>Many devices, home appliances and gadgets have the sensor chips to know many …

The US government is about to approve the first private trip to the moon

The approval would allow California-headquartered start-up Moon Express to land an unmanned spacecraft and 20-pounds of scientific equipment on the moon in 2017.<p>The pending approval is important in two crucial and related ways. One, it sets a precedent for for-profit companies to work in tandem …

Google’s new app makes your iOS Live Photos less shaky and more awesome

Apple’s Live Photos are, by design, something most people don’t really think about. You just take your still photos as you always would, and iOS automatically captures a bit of footage from before and after the photo was taken and turns it into a little animation.<p>Sometimes these animations are</i> …

Apps

Raspberry Pi Zero gains camera support, keeps the $5 price

When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the credit-card sized Zero, it stressed that the DIY computing board would not be as capable as the rest of the Pi family. But if there's one thing we've learned about the Raspberry Pi, it's that there's always room for improvement. Today, the Zero has …

How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing

The year 2016 is quickly shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record for 3D printing innovations. Although there is still a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing and how it may or may not be the next industrial revolution, one thing is for certain: the cost of printing will continue to drop …

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The drone race is on

It’s been a little more than a year since I wrote “Are Drones A Fad Or Here For Good?” And what a year it’s been. We’ve seen an increase in drone investments on a huge scale, many new entrants into the field and more mainstream companies getting into the marketplace.<p>So, no, drones are not a fad — …

Drones

Primitive Quantum Computers Are Already Outperforming Current Machines

The future is now.<p>By now, most readers of Futurism are probably pretty well acquainted with the concept (and fantastic promise) of quantum …

Quantum Computing

A Prius For The 2020s: Tesla's 'Hell Bent' Push To Make The Model 3 Affordable

Model 3 in, Prius out.<p>That’s my prediction. The most-prominent symbol to date of the green car, the Prius, could be replaced by the Model 3 — if Tesla can make lots of them. Elon Musk wasted no time this past week, during the company’s earnings conference call, in addressing just that: …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

AI now fits onto a USB stick

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun.Twitter/Yann Lecun<p>A Silicon Valley chip designer has launched a USB stick with a supercomputer onboard.<p>Movidius, based in San Mateo, California, has essentially put a deep learning chip inside a USB drive. Deep learning involves "training" …

9 Things the Most Influential and Persuasive People Do, Backed by Science

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

Self-improvement

Did you solve it? Bongard picture puzzles that will bongo with your brain

I’ve been posting fortnightly puzzles in the Guardian for almost a year now, and one of the trickiest things to judge is level of difficulty.<p>I try only to set puzzles that are understandable to everyone, and that at least a significant minority will be able to solve.

Puzzles

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Contributing to PHP: How to Fix Bugs in the PHP Core

Previously, we covered contributing to <b>PHP</b>’s documentation. Now, we will be covering how to get involved with PHP’s core. To do this, we will be …

5 Must-Try European Street Foods

Headed to Europe? It’s only normal to fantasize about savoring traditional dishes and elegant, multi-course meals. That’s fine and good, but …

Europe

On-demand startups are now shamelessly catering to the wealthy elite

Recharge wasn’t always about luxury. When its three cofounders first dreamed up their product—instant, by-the-minute hotel bookings—their intended users were Uber and Lyft drivers in need of a break.<p>The pitch was simple: the San Francisco company would partner with hotels to rent out their extra …

San Francisco

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Prototypes

Ford's self-driving car can operate in complete darkness

Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision goggles to even see the cars.<p>"The purpose for doing the testing at night was to test a …

Richard Branson, Kite Boarding, a Contest for Entrepreneurs and Hourglass Investing Strategy: Part 2

In a recent installment we discussed how Sir Richard Branson and the folks from MaiTai established the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC). MaiTai has shown a level of investment success that appears to be sustainable, and I will explore the strategy they use to propel success for themselves and …

Entrepreneurship

How Two Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Took a Side Business from $100k to $3M in Revenue in Three Years

Have you heard of Crossfit? It's a strength and conditioning system that was started in 2000 and has become extremely popular in the fitness …

eCommerce

How This Guy Grew 6 Million Dollar Companies Before Turning 35

Here are David Cummings' 4 controversial moves to making million dollar companies<p>94% of companies never hit $1 million in revenue in a year. Those that cross the million dollar mark are doing something that the others aren't.<p>Building million dollar companies from scratch<p>If anyone knows how to …

Venture Capital

The Real Difference Between Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch and Rye

Ever wondered what the difference is between all those dark liquors? If you think they're all the same, think again. Whiskeys come in many forms, and we're here to help you distinguish between the three main types (bourbon, scotch and rye) plus show you a few cocktails to remember them by!<p>From …

11 Free UX e-Books Worth Reading for 2016

Web UI Design for the Human Eye – UXPin<p><b>UXPin</b> explains the craft of <b>UI</b> and <b>UX design</b> through the science of human sight.<p>Any designer in a visual medium …

Today, SpaceX May Return To Space Station, Land Rocket On Drone Ship

PopSci is at the launch site with fingers crossed<p>Driving down NASA Causeway, it becomes pretty easy to see why they call this the Space Coast. At a certain point, the palm trees and dense shrubbery lining the road give way and the lanes suddenly trace a narrow strip of land with water on both …

Can This Cargo Scooter Replace Bikes–Or Even Cars–For Short Commutes?

Would you scoot with your groceries?<p>If she needs to carry something heavy home in her Paris neighborhood, Alix Armour doesn’t drive. She just straps everything–even a Christmas tree during the holidays–to her kick scooter. Unlike most scooters, it has a cargo rack.<p>On a recent trip to Berlin, she …

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …