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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

The Weather Channel will bring mixed-reality disasters to broadcasts

It looks like The Weather Channel's broadcasts are about to get a lot more immersive. The channel's parent, The Weather Group, is teaming up with The Future Group, powered by the Unreal Engine, to present broadcasts in mixed reality. And, quite frankly, it looks pretty cool, judging from the …

Water-repellent coatings could make de-icing a breeze

Coatings that force ice to grow upwards from the surface could make it easier to remove.<p>When water droplets suspended in the air freeze, they …

Audi, BMW and Mercedes cars will share live traffic jam data

It's not too hard to find real-time traffic data, but it's usually specific to one car make. Wouldn't it be great if cars of all brands could regularly coordinate? They're not quite there yet, but they're getting closer. Here has unveiled a Real-Time Traffic service that has cars from Audi, BMW and …

Google's neural network is a multi-tasking pro

Neural networks have been trained to complete a number of different tasks including generating pickup lines, adding animation to video games, and guiding robots to grab objects. But for the most part, these systems are limited to doing one task really well. Trying to train a neural network to do an …

Tiny airborne probe could help local weather forecasts

To date, it hasn't been easy to get loads of airborne weather data beyond major airports. Airliners have had a sophisticated probe system (TAMDAR Edge) for over a dozen years, but that doesn't help much in those remote areas where you may only see smaller airplanes or drones. NASA is close to …

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite adult …

Slack adds long-awaited threaded messaging feature

Slack, the ever-popular communication tool and current darling of enterprise software, is getting a long-awaited update: threaded messaging. As the company writes in a blog post today, threaded messaging is a way to reduce clutter in ever-crowded Slack rooms. If someone in a room starts a …

KODA is a tiny solar-powered house that can move with its owners

Movable home options have expanded far beyond RVs and renovated buses. For those with a penchant for modern minimalism and endless travel, Estonian …

Design

Google opens up its machine learning tricks to all

There may now be an easier way to implement advanced machine learning models in your projects. Google has opened up its Cloud Machine Learning to all businesses in a public beta, after a few months of testing it in private alpha. The tool makes it easier to train models at a much faster rate, and …

Europe's cutting-edge wind satellite should launch in 2017

Humanity is about to deepen its understanding of Earth's winds. The European Space Agency has secured a rocket launch deal for its wind-tracking Aeolus satellite, which is now expected to enter orbit before the end of 2017. The once-problematic spacecraft (technical issues postponed its 2015 …

Data Science Courses: R & Python Analysis Tutorials

×<p>Learn<p>Pricing<p>Plans<p>Learn<p>Courses (123)<br>• Skill Tracks (13)<br>• Career Tracks (7)<br>• Instructors (88)<p>Courses<p>Intro to Python for Data Science<br>• Introduction to R<br>• Intro …

Data Science

Artificial intelligence now fits inside a USB stick

Movidius chips have been showing up in quite a few products recently. It's the company that helps DJI's latest drone avoid obstacles, and FLIR's new thermal camera automatically spot people trapped in a fire, all through deep learning via neural networks. It also signed a deal with Google to …

Google makes building apps easier with Android Studio 2.0

In 2013, Google launched an official integrated development environment (IDE) called Android Studio to make app development for its mobile platform faster and more visual. That must have worked, as the Play Store is now bulging with nearly 1.6 million apps, the most of any store. However, it's long …

Apps

Researchers develop ice-repellent coating for windshields and more

Having to scrape ice off your windshield in freezing temperatures before heading off to work is awful. When ice builds up on airplanes and other equipment, it can go from being a nuisance to causing serious danger. To combat icy buildup, researchers at the University of Michigan developed a …

Assessing the Socioeconomic Impact and Value of Open Geospatial Information

The production and accessibility of geospatial information including Earth observation is changing greatly both technically and in terms of human …

Geospatial Analysis

Scientists built a book-sized, protein-powered biocomputer

Supercomputers are absurdly impressive in terms of raw power, but it comes at a price: size and energy consumption. A multi-university team of researchers might've sidestepped that, though, with protein-powered biocomputers. Lund University notes that where this should really be helpful is with …

Urban heat islands exist even in the Arctic

<b>TROMSØ, Norway</b> — A novel form of the “urban heat island” effect might contribute to why the far north is warming faster than the rest of the globe, a …

The Arctic

ICYMI: Self-warming concrete, underwater robot and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: Curling up with a fireplace and a bottle of whiskey is now a little less depressing, now that we know self-heating concrete is on the way. Still a research project in Nebraska, conductive concrete can operate on a low amount of electric current and de-ice itself. …

7 Bottles of Sparkling Wine to Drink Year Round

Sparkling wine usually means there’s a special occasion to be toasted: anniversaries, holidays, yet another one of your friends getting hitched...But it’s time for that to change. Ordering takeout for a long night in with your glowing TV screen? I’ve got an extra brut for you. Thinking about …

Sparkling Wine

Articles about 22 expert tips and tricks designing small dwellings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us …

New York City

Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Adding solar panels to your roof can be frustrating, since it's often difficult to know if your home receives enough light to justify the investment. Google Maps, however, has satellite, navigation and sunlight data for every property in the world, so it's ideally placed to tell you how many rays …

BBC forecasts: 40 years since weather symbols introduced

It is 40 years since weather symbols were introduced to BBC forecasts.<p>They were designed to give viewers a clearer understanding of what weather was on the way.<p>Over the years the style and technology of forecasting has changed considerably.<p>BBC Weather's John Hammond has been looking at the archives.

Weather

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

The German car industry is buying Nokia's Here maps

Nokia is selling its Here maps service to a group of German car makers for €2.8 billion (roughly $3.07 billion). The consortium is comprised of Mercedes' owner Daimler, BMW, and Audi. As the latter is a VW subsidiary, the buyers essentially represent the entire German car industry -- or at least …

Microsoft is getting pretty good at digitizing reality

Microsoft Research always has the best toys, and is especially strong in augmented reality (AR) with projects like Illumiroom and its insane Hololens Minecraft game. Redmond's think tank has just revealed another impressive demo called "SemanticPaint" that lets you scan objects in 3D using a …

FLIR's thermal camera is out for iOS, Android to follow

That second-gen FLIR One thermal camera we saw earlier this year is now available for iPhones and iPads, with the Android version shipping in July. If the last time you've heard about it was back in 2014, this might come as a surprise, as the first-gen camera was embedded in an iPhone 5/5s case. …

Epic Games is giving away $5 million to Unreal Engine 4 developers

Back in the days of dial-up, when Tim Sweeney was 21 and in his third year of college, he needed cash to release his first game -- "thousands of dollars," as he recalls. To pay for the game's launch, for two summers he borrowed his dad's tractor and mowed lawns in his childhood neighborhood. Today, …