Cecily Mak

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Here's What All Those In-Flight 'Dings' Really Mean

Ding! Ding!<p>Those are just the sweet tones of your airplane crew speaking their own coded language.<p>Many airplane travelers are well aware of the …

Airlines

Stunning home by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice asks $1.2M

Austinite John Covert Watson’s organic architecture shines in Lakeway two-story<p>A dramatic hillside home in Lakeway, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice John Covert Waston, takes the breath away with both its one-of-a-kind form and its views. Watson studied under American’s favorite modernist …

Architecture

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Augmented Reality

4 to 5 Day Southern Iceland Itinerary and Travel Tips

This flexible Southern Iceland itinerary takes advantage of long summer days to pack a lot of beauty and fun into a 4 or 5 day visit to the land of …

6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to …

Graphic Design

Make a Delicious Key Lime Pie in Just 35 Minutes With This Recipe

• Preheat oven to 350 F.<br>• Place egg yolks and <b>lime</b> zest in a nonreactive bowl and beat on high speed about 5 minutes, until the mixture is very glossy.<br>• Add</b> …

Recipes

SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket for the second time

The seventh at sea, and the 12th successful landing overall<p>SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 rocket for the second time. The rocket’s first stage — the 14-story-tall core that houses the fuel and the rocket’s main engines — touched down on one of the company’s …

SpaceX

NASA's Curiosity rover has a pet rock on Mars

Mars is probably a pretty lonely place.<p>The red planet is littered with rusty red rocks and, as far as we know, devoid of any kind of life. But even so, rovers still roam the surface of the world on humanity's behalf, making their solitary treks along previously unexplored paths.<p>And sometimes, they …

Planets

How Long Would A Fidget Spinner Spin In Space?

Like most parents of young children, I’ve been forcibly made aware of the “fidget spinner” fad. Despite FiveThirtyEight declaring them “over,” my kids brought home two new ones from a birthday party on Saturday, adding to three others that we currently own, plus a couple more that were lost at …

Physics

Uber just pissed off dozens of longtime employees; now they’re gunning for management

Earlier this week, at a staff meeting in San Francisco, Uber executives revealed to the company’s 12,000 employees that 20 of their colleagues had been fired and that 57 are still being probed over harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behavior, following a string of accusations that Uber …

Uber

The Lawyers of Tomorrow: 5 Trends Changing the Industry

<b>U</b>ndoubtedly, the practice of law is changing rapidly. Lawyers are going in-house faster, in-house legal departments are impacting the business more …

Legal Services

11 rooftop bars to visit next time you’re in Paris

From the Perchoir and Molitor to Montana, these Parisian rooftop restaurants are the perfect places to see the most beautiful views in the capital.</i> …

Paris

TechCrunch

Dancing robots! Backflipping drones! Apple wants your iPad to teach you to program hardware http://tcrn.ch/2rYhJhp

The Best Hiking in San Francisco

Hiking in San Francisco is one of our favorite things to do. Because the Bay Area city is so hilly and on an incline almost everywhere, it’s a …

San Francisco

Impossibly Tiny Doodles Fill Sketchbook Pages with Surreal Optical Illusions

Artist Visothkakvei creates detailed drawings that go way beyond your average doodles. Armed with a pen and an endless imagination, he fills sketchbook pages with sprawling compositions that are full of tiny, fine-lined elements. Throughout each of his works, motifs of delicate blooms, fancy …

Illustration

Renault's electric supercar was named the most beautiful concept car of the year — here's a closer look

Renault's all-electric supercar, dubbed the Trezor, was recently voted the most beautiful concept car at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which is a prestigious competition for classic cars hosted annually on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.<p>The event, which took place May 26-May 28, is known for …

Transportation

New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco

Dozens of vessels that brought gold-crazed prospectors to the city in the 19th century still lie beneath the streets.<p>Every day thousands of passengers on underground streetcars in San Francisco pass through the hull of a 19th-century ship without knowing it. Likewise, thousands of pedestrians walk …

San Francisco

18 Awesome Happy Hours in SF That You Probably Haven’t Been to Yet

The top 5 things to see and do in San Francisco - including the sights you won't want to miss

With its spectacular hilltop surroundings, a vibrant nightlife and picturesque landmarks, it's no wonder that San Francisco has long been a firm …

NASA has noticed a puzzling change in Saturn's hexagon, a weather system the size of 2 Earths

A giant hexagon is swirling at Saturn's north pole, and scientists don't fully understand it, despite years of observation by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.<p>The hexagon — a jet stream that traps an entire polar weather system — is as wide as two planet Earths. It's so big, in fact, that "small" vortices …

Astronomy

Cool Kids Beds That Makes You Wish You Could Turn Back Time

Anything designed for kids is usually cute and irresistible, even something as big and as robust as a bed. Actually, we have a bunch of cool kids …

Bedrooms

Inside Google's Fight To Keep The US Government Out Of Gmail Inboxes

In at least six separate federal cases, Google is waging a quiet war against the U.S. government. It’s taking the FBI to task over warrants demanding it hand over the contents of Gmail data stored overseas. And because Google stores customer accounts in fragments in servers around the globe, it’s a …

Privacy

10 best Bay Area beaches - Curbed SF

While it's still spring, it’s starting to feel like summer. And this week promises to be warm. So warm, in fact, that the sands of Bay Area shores are calling your name. From tide pools and secluded spots to family-friendly and clothing-optional, we've come up with the top 10 Bay Area beaches for …

Beaches

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Multiverse

Scientists have identified the 50-foot creature that washed up on an Indonesian beach

A giant sea creature, possibly with tusks and possibly straight out of your nightmares, washed up on a beach in Indonesia last week, freaking out people on the island of Seram and launching a global guessing game to determine what, exactly, it used to be.<p>As images of the floating carcass rocketed …

Dead Sea

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

National Parks

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

“We don’t just have a skeleton. We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”<p>After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated …

Dinosaurs

Everything Verizon says in this terrible video about net neutrality vs. the truth

Reality bites<p>The fight over net neutrality is starting to heat up — and the big difference between this time and 2015 is that big ISPs seem incredibly emboldened to say whatever they want without any regard for the truth. For example: here’s some sponcon from Verizon, where someone named Jeremy …

Internet

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning