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Elon Musk posts image that may or may not be secret tunnel project

Elon Musk likes to show off his toys, and the latest may (or may not) be a component of his new tunnel boring efforts designed to defeat the scourge …

This Study Reveals The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have Before They Die

Do you have any regrets? Most people do. But it appears our regrets gain a lot of weight as we approach the end of our lives. For many years, Bronnie …

Happiness

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

The Zero1 Flexible Football Helmet May Save Players' Brains

Football is a game of simple physics: One player has a ball, and many other players who do not have the ball want to stop him in his tracks. …

This Robot Uses the Power of Evolution to Produce and Improve New Robots

Roboticists have developed a “mother” robot that can build and evaluate her own “children,” and then decide which version performs best to inform the …

Robotics

Full speed ahead: How the driverless car could transform cities

Self-driving cars are not just about a hands-free driving experience. Their emergence points to an urban transformation that will change the way …

I thought of sharing seven simple Machine Learning concepts

It’s hard not to be fascinated by machine learning. It is overwhelmingly powerful. As former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says, it is going to be the …

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

Data Visualization

Why airplane windows have tiny holes

My friends laugh at me when I ask for a window seat. You're an airline pilot, they say. You have the window seat all the time.<p>True enough. But the cockpit, well, that's work. As a passenger I'm actually free to enjoy the experience—to listen to music or a long-postponed podcast while gazing out at …

Boeing

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

The One Exercise You Should Do on Your 'Off' Day

Use this simple recovery workout on the days between workouts to reach your fitness goals faster<p>Gym Jones draws a certain type of masochist—our average client wants to explore his physical and mental limits every single workout.<p>We like that. That mindset is what gets you in the door at Gym …

How Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Will Transform The Workplace

Companies are learning a lot from big data, all of which should be giving them fantastic insight into what their customers truly want as well as …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHRjRMvtwMI<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> …

Nutrigenomics: The Diet That Can Change Your DNA

Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. In this two-part series, I delve into the latest science behind diet and exercise and how they are ultimately …

Neuroplasticity Studies Reveal Your Brain's Amazing Malleability

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>As time goes by, science provides more and more evidence that your brain is malleable and continually changing in response to your …

Apple's shareholders really want Tim Cook to buy Tesla

Investors at Apple's shareholders meeting skip questions about dividends for ones about sedans<p>With the Apple Watch now out in the open, shareholders have already begun to press Apple CEO Tim Cook for the next big thing. At the company's annual shareholders meeting today, investors had one …

Tesla Model S Comes With Secret James Bond Homage

The name's Musk. Elon Musk.<p>James Bond may favor Aston Martins and Bentleys when he hits the road, but it turns out that Tesla Model S owners can channel a bit of the British superspy.<p>The dashboard on the electric car has a top secret Easter egg: hold down the <i>T</i> button on the entertainment system and …

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports. Here's what he looks for in an employee:<p><b>"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person... It's a pretty good test and I think</b> …

Mark Zuckerberg

Susan Kare’s original Mac icon designs go on show in New York

As the artist responsible for the famous icons used for the original Macintosh, Susan Kare played an immensely important role in personal computer history. A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York pays homage to the queen of pixel art — while giving Mac fans a chance to see Kare’s …

Graphic Design

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

The Rocketbook is a regular paper notebook. But a couple of technological tricks make it easy to electronically back up its contents and erase the pages.<p>Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing …

America is losing the drone race

Global spending on drones could add up to close to $100 billion over the next decade, with commercial uses - from farming and filming to pipelines and parcels - accounting for around an eighth of that market, according to BI Intelligence.<p>But for years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the …

Drones

Goodbye Marfa, Texas

<i>"Did you go to the Beyoncé place? Did you even do anything in Marfa?" -- Concierge at the Camino Real hotel in El Paso, January 2015. Image via Tumblr.</i><p>When we love something we inevitably ruin it with our enthusiasm. The pleasure turns passé, the charm fades, we move on to the next shiny thing. …

Why the iPhone doesn't have a thicker, bigger battery

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to the iPhone is that Apple could simply double the thickness to double the battery life.<p>It …

Hubble at 25: the cosmos at its most breathtaking – in pictures

The Hubble telescope was launched in April 1990. Ever since, it has been providing astronomers with breathtaking images of the cosmos<p>Hubble at 25: the wonder of the universe laid bare<p><b>THE CARINA NEBULA</b><p>One of the largest regions of star-birth in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula is made up of vast towers …