Craig Shames

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The resume of the future will tell employers who you are, and not just what you’ve done

Resumes are a poor proxy for a human being.<p>Whether on paper or LinkedIn, they may tell an employer about a job seeker’s experience and credentials, but they’re frustratingly silent about almost everything else. They have virtually nothing to say about a candidate’s personality, or their character, …

Employment

Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You for Your Time

During Mark Zuckerberg's over 10 hours of Congressional testimony last week, lawmakers repeatedly asked how Facebook makes money. The simple answer, …

Social Media

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Apple Store

Contact lenses that darken in the sun? FDA says yes

The first contacts that change in different lighting conditions have just received FDA approval.<p>Walking out into bright sunlight can be hell when wearing contact lenses, which tend to make many people ultrasensitive to strong light. Now, thanks to approval by the Food and Drug Administration of …

Johnson & Johnson

Robot to run for mayor in Japan in 'world first' promising 'fairness and balance' for all residents

A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be "fair and balanced" to all its constituents.<p>The mayoral …

Artificial Intelligence

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Bioengineering

New Graphene Discovery Could Finally Punch the Gas Pedal, Drive Faster CPUs - ExtremeTech

By on April 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Few substances have excited the …

Engineering

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Pollution

March for Science Phoenix 2018 - Craig Shames

Science

The Making Of A 3D Water Printer

Think of it as an extraordinarily complicated fountain–with some high-speed photography thrown in.<p>You’ve probably seen “fountain printers” in public spaces that can create 2D text or graphics as water cascades out of a series of spigots. But the London-based studio Machine Shop is taking that …

Sculpture

These tech ads from back in the day show how far we have (and haven't) come

A digital artist is compiling old computer ads into a compendium that singlehandedly reminds us how far technology has come in just a few short decades.<p>The ads come from <i>Byte Magazine</i>, which ran from 1975 to 1998. It might be but a distant memory of a bygone age, but back in its day, <i>Byte</i> was a big …

Smartwatches

Leap Motion’s “Virtual Wearables” May Be The Future of Computing

“We are on the verge of a new era of human-computer interaction,” says Keiichi Matsuda, Leap Motion’s VP Design and Global Creative Director.<p>I won’t mince words: despite many advances, today’s VR and AR still suck. The former is cumbersome, requiring absurd hardware set-ups. The latter suffers from …

Augmented Reality

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

Kiwi breakthrough could help fight disease, climate change

New proteins created by Kiwi scientists have been dubbed "a huge step forward" that could help combat everything from disease to climate …

Protein

Scientists in Antarctica Make a Major Breakthrough Growing Vegetables without Sun or Soil

Scott Watney memorably managed to keep himself alive in <i>The Martian</i> by growing poop potatoes, but the first human to set foot on Mars likely won’t …

Breakthroughs

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MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Humanity

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

#1,281 – CRISPR Food

For the first time in history we are on the verge of controlling our own destiny. Thanks to the God like power that the CRISPR-CAS-9 gene editing …

Genetics

#1,280 – Eta, a Real-Life Weasley Family Clock

I’ve written in the past about Enchanted Objects, items that elicit an emotional response when we use them. There’s a pill bottle that glows when …

Harry Potter

#1,279 – Oxygene

A while back I wrote about CityTree, a moss filled bench that could provide the same environmental impact of planting 275 trees. Now it seems we’re …

Pollution

#1,278 – Proton Battery

One of the hallmarks of human ingenuity is our never-ending quest to one-up ourselves. To make modes of transportation from cars to planes that go …

Protons

#1,277 – BitNation

Blockchain mania is officially upon us. You can use it to trade digital cats, collect your favorite celebrities, and now…create your own government. …

Blockchain

#1,276 – The World’s Smallest Computer

IBMs history is steeped in trying to keep pace with Moore’s law, the adage coined by company co-founder Gordon Moore that computing processing power …

Moore's Law

#1,274 – Week In Review

Here’s a quick look at everything that tickled my fancy this past week:<b>Superblood</b>A startup known as Rubius Therapeutics is hoping to treat diseases …

Type 1 Diabetes

#1,275 – Nexus Lexis

Did you know that JK Rowling came up with the idea for Harry Potter while riding a train? Or that Mark Twain of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer fame …

Books