Drew

82 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | @drwbland | Keep up with Drew on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Drew”

Fast-Running Robot Cheetah Let Off Its Leash

Not creepy at all.<p>It bounds just like a rabbit, but it's not quite as cute. Check out the latest iteration of MIT's Cheetah robot. It's just received an algorithm update that allows it to run by itself on grassy terrain:<p>The robot is now able to run, untethered, up to 10 miles per hour on a …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

Slow Mo Video of People Getting Tased with 300K Volts While Having Their Portrait Taken

The goal of almost any portrait is to ensure that the subject being photographed looks their absolute best. That is NOT the case with the newest …

Sit Happens: Noonee's So-Called 'Chairless Chair' Offers Wearable Seating Solution

<i>Editor's Note: A commenter referred me to Darcy Bonner's wearable chair, which inspired a brief history of this typology via the USPTO.</i><p>As anyone who …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Scientists: Solar system inside a searing gas bubble

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?<p>You do. We all do.<p>Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.<p>And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,000,000 miles), and its walls are made of hot gas. …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

America's 5 Greatest Party Lakes

By: Lauren Everitt<p><i>Credit: Tour Lake St. Clair</i><p>Lake vacations were once about the blob, your Miller High Life-drinking uncle's legendary Buddha-belly flop, and the awkward muscle-shirt tan. Now, it's all "I'm On A Boat," bikinis, kegs, and debaucherous mayhem.<p>World-record boat tie-ups, yachts that …

Post Ratio Landing Page

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

No Focus Films: Men Talking Themselves Out of Sex

How to stage a family portrait, HBO style

Pat Pope has formidable rock photography credentials. He has three images in Q magazine's 100 Greatest Rock'n'Roll Photographs and his portrait of Dido hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.<p>In the 20-odd years since he photographed the then relatively unknown Jarvis Cocker and Richard Ashcroft for …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

Super-Releaser Makes Soft Robots Anyone Can Get In On

Open-source soft robot bodies! The Glaucus is an adorable ambling robotic quadruped with no rigid guts or internal framework. Like most soft robots, …

Bakersfield police find $76 million in marijuana in U-Haul truck

Bakersfield police discovered more than $76 million worth of marijuana crammed inside a U-Haul truck this week after the driver reportedly ran a red light.<p>Daniel Ruiz, 22, and Jose Alcarez, 24, both of Bakersfield, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and of transporting and possessing …

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

The 7-minute Workout

Chris Jordan, C.S.C.S, the creator of the Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App, dropped by the <i>Men’s Fitness</i> office to demonstrate his …

The best two-dumbbell workout

Eating for abs: The beach-body diet handbook Men's Fitness

Eating

Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes from BAE Systems, a UK-based aerospace and defense contractor that builds defense aircraft for partners around the world. Earlier this month, the company …

Singing Solar Shockwave Confirms Voyager Is In Interstellar Space

Legendary NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 has been hit by another “tsunami wave” of solar activity, confirming that it’s definitely sailing through interstellar space.<p>These waves, which affect cosmic rays and plasma, are one of the indications that suggested to scientists back in 2013 that the craft had …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Excelsior Watch Is An Ideal Watch for All Trekkies

Hey Trekkies, you would love <b>Excelsior Concept Watch</b> from Peter Fletcher, the layout looks similar to the iconic one of Star Trek spaceships. Peter …

Star Trek

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

10 Great Tips For Home DIY Recordings - MTT

<b>1.</b> <b>Start with some good gear</b> A good microphone coupled with a good audio interface is the very foundation of a good recording. You don’t need a $1000 …

Music Production