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Lights out on a ghostly James Webb Space Telescope inspection

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) might be the most important scientific instrument ever developed. It'll peer back in time over 13 billion years to the early universe and look for signs of life around the recently discovered TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.<p>Launching it next year to its final "L2 …

Astronomy

Military Times 2017 sporting rifle guide

A trip to Las Vegas in January for the 39th Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show – better known as SHOT Show – gave us an opportunity to examine …

Illegal Wildlife Trade Booming Across U.S.-Mexico Border

President Trump vows to stop illegal immigration from Mexico, but what about all the wildlife coming illegally across the border?<p>Traffickers from Latin America are desperate to get their product into the United States—so desperate they’ll risk the dangers of swimming across the Rio Grande with …

Tesla is getting some legitimate competition in the market for affordable electric cars

In the near future, electric cars will no longer be the domain of the luxury-car owner.<p>According to Automotive News, Volvo Cars’ North America CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, told reporters at the Geneva auto show that the company’s first fully electric vehicle will likely have a price range of about …

Electric Vehicles

Teams is Microsoft's most intriguing productivity app yet

Group-collaboration software isn't anything new, but in recent years we've seen an explosion of new solutions aiming to redefine how teams work. There's Slack, of course, which has spread across startups and big organizations like wildfire. But even before that, companies relied on things like …

HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology.<p>Every doctor, no …

Augmented Reality

Obesity can change your DNA and affect health of offspring, finds study

Are you suffering from obesity? If yes, then here’s another research that will make you think twice for losing weight as researchers have warned that …

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson …

Cybersecurity

Airbus reveals a modular, self-piloting flying car concept

Airbus has been talking about its Vahana flying autonomous vehicle project for a while now, but at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it’s showing off a concept design created in partnership with Italdesign. The demonstration vehicle offers modular functionality, meaning it an operate both on the …

Transportation

Driverless trucks: Coming soon to a road near you?

For decades, trucking has provided big-rig driver Frank Mora and his family a decent living. He doesn’t expect that will last forever.<p>Most major …

An MIT professor explains why we are still a long ways off from solving one of the biggest problems with self-driving cars

MIT associate professor Iyad Rahwan has asked 3 million people to consider the “Trolley problem” when it comes to self-driving cars.<p>The Trolley problem goes like this: a runaway trolley is barreling toward five people on a track who cannot move. But you have the option to pull a lever and send it …

Materials science: How to keep cool without costing the Earth

Materials scienceHow to keep cool without costing the Earth<p>A film worth watching<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | Science and technology<p>Feb …

This one-off Ferrari ‘Uovo’ is up for grabs – for about £4m

This quirky little slice of Ferrari racing history is the 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’. Yes, that’s its entire name, and each bit is important. If you’re …

Supercars

Google's Self-Driving Car Company Accuses Uber of Theft

Waymo alleges a current Uber employee once stole scads of data from Google's nascent project.<p>A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed.<p>The brewing showdown emerged …

Uber

Lower Your Cholesterol Permanently With New Gene Editing Injection

Millions of people suffer from high cholesterol, and now a new, innovative gene-editing injection could just change their lives by lowering it …

iPhone

Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses

How would you deal with the likelihood that robots and automation will likely lead to many people losing their jobs? For Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the answer is straightforward: tax the robots. In an interview with <i>Quartz</i>, Gates argues that taxing worker robots would offset job losses by …

Do Icons Need Labels?

As a UX practitioner I constantly find myself in a position where I need to demonstrate a UX concept to a client, colleague, or friend in a way that …

Why we kick off any new project with a Design Sprint

“FAIL fast” is probably the most abused claim in startups: learning from mistakes and iterate would increase the chance of a business to succeed. But …

Design Thinking

When Card UI Design Doesn’t Work

Proving that lists can trump cards 🃏<p>With the popular rise of Material Design, ‘cards’ have become a common part of modern web design. Especially …

Designing Card-Based User Interfaces

Web and mobile apps are moving away from pages towards completely personalized experiences. These new experiences are built on an aggregation of many …

UI Design

Mobile Design Best Practices

Apps are now a mainstream, trusted way to deliver content and services. But in a crowded market, how does a mobile app become useful, relevant, and …

A critical analysis of the iOS 10 lockscreen experience

The iOS 10 lockscreen has little round-cornered cells which represent your most recent un-attended notifications on the lockscreen.<p>Swipe right on a …

iOS

Replacing The User Story With The Job Story

I’ve written about the problem with user stories before. At the time, I found it better to just have the team talk over proposed changes to the …

Product Management

Microsoft looks to Apple and Google to reinvent itself

Less 'One Microsoft' and more 'Redmond vs. the world'<p>Microsoft announced a massive company-wide reorganization earlier this year, and now it's starting to reveal exactly how that will impact its businesses going forward. During a meeting with financial analysts yesterday, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood …

Agile process | Team Services & TFS

<b>Team Services | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015 | TFS 2013</b><p>The Agile process supports the following work item types (WITs) to plan and track work, tests, …

User Stories

Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy

It may seem like teens are always over-sharing without a thought. But in a world where opting out of online culture is hardly an option, many take a far more sophisticated view of privacy than adults give them credit for.<p>The following is an excerpt from It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of …

My lightbulb moment with modular design

Reducing our design handoff from 30 mockups to just one<p>I’ve recently begun working on a design revamp of Yammer’s Android app, beginning with …

Digital Design

How to Annotate and Document UX Deliverables

You just won a big new piece of work. The schedule is tight and so is the budget. Luckily, the project proposal defined the deliverables and …

UX Design

15 Must-See Expert Speeches for UI/UX Designers

The year is counting its last days. As we could see in the article devoted to design trends in 2016, it’s been a bright, dynamic and diverse year for …

UX Design