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The Matrix Voice is an Alexa for your Raspberry Pi

Matrix Labs just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for what amounts to an AI voice recognition system for the Raspberry Pi which allows you, a mere mortal, to make your own Alexa in your basement. Created by Rodolfo Saccoman and Brian Sanchez their first board, the Creator, fits right on …

Sony Xperia Projector beams a touchscreen on any surface

Thought projectors weren't cool? Sony's Xperia Projector turns your kitchen counter into a giant 23-inch tablet.

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Standardized Testing

Archaeology

29 Mar<p>Students of the Middle Ages all know that the Holy Roman Empire was, in the words of Voltaire,<p>29 Mar<p>The biggest rock in the world , Ayers Rock, …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

This Simple Breathing Exercise Can Help You Fall Back Asleep at Night

If you ever wake up in the middle of the night and can’t seem to get back to dreamland, this deep breathing exercise can help.<p>You wake up, roll over …

Sleep

Inside the Quest for a Real ‘Star Trek’ Warp Drive

It may be a while before starship captains can race across the galaxy, but engineers and physicists have a few ideas for making it so.<p>Within the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, traveling across the galaxy is a breeze thanks to the famed warp drive. This fictional technology allows humans and other civilizations …

Space Travel

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

Geek App Hacking Tutorial News

Geek App is a step by step guide that explains different hacking techniques and keeps you updated with latest technology news. This application is …

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Physics

Mysterious Ancient Alien Coins Discovered In Egypt

Ancient aliens conspiracy theorists believe a set of old Egyptian coins could be proof that alien beings visited Earth in the remote past.<p>A number of …

The DEA Is Banning a Little Known Medicinal Plant Called Kratom

But there's not much evidence that it's actually dangerous.<p>The US government is set to ban kratom, a medicinal plant and painkiller, even though researchers say it might not be dangerous.<p>Native to Southeast Asia, kratom has traditionally been brewed in tea, or ground up and encapsulated as powder. …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: The first freeform 3D-printed house

After 20 years of construction, Switzerland just completed the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel. The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs 1.5 miles under the mountains connecting northern and southern Europe. In other transportation news, Paris just banned all cars made before 1997 in a bid to …

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

Algorithmic Improvements Give Bitcoin Mining an AsicBoost

Timo Hanke, a mathematical researcher and cryptocurrency expert, in collaboration with Sergio Demian Lerner, a renowned security expert, has …

Bitcoin

Getting Started With the Terminal, Git, and Node

Most JavaScript developers make heavy use of the bash terminal, git, and Node. Chances are, you won’t get far on your JavaScript journey without them.<p>…

JavaScript

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests …

Scientists discover 99-million-year-old spider and his preserved erection

What a way to go.<p>Before he died 99 million years ago, this spider had an erection nearly half of his body size and now scientists say it's one of the …

The 16 coolest concept cars revealed in 2015

Automakers have designed some very inventive concept cars this year, some of which seem to have the sole purpose of simply looking cool (and that they do).<p>But others really explore how automobiles could change with the advent of driverless technology, from steering wheels that retract to seats that …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Will Be First In More Than 30 Years

Sky-gazers have something to look forward to that they won't see again until 2033.<p><i>A harvest supermoon on Sept. 27 will have an added bonus: a lunar</i> …

Software or the Borg: A Starship's Greatest Threat?

<i>Guest article by</i> <i>Icarus Interstellar</i><i>'s</i> <i>Donna A. Dulo</i><i>, senior mathematician, computer scientist, and software/systems engineer for the US Department of</i> …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Dark Matter May Be Less Mysterious Than We Thought

Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all<p>Astronomers have been struggling for nearly 80 years to figure out what makes up the mysterious dark matter that pervades the universe. They …

Dark Matter