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An Introduction to Astrophotography: Shooting Stars for Beginners

Shooting the night sky can produce amazing images of endless starry skies, but it can be challenging to those used to working with plenty of light. …

James Corden Dressed As Mary Poppins Will Haunt You Forever

How strange.

These 29 jobs have the best work-life balance

Do you feel like your work never stops and you’re logging countless hours each week? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Factbook, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week — the longest of any other country in the world — and receive …

How No-Contract Smartphone Plans Stack Up

Those smart phones we love so much eat up our data allowances—and our budgets. But while it's not uncommon to hear about consumers "cutting the cord" when it comes to pricey cable services, they're still a little hesitant to ditch a long-standing relationship with a contracted cell-phone provider. …

Cellular Networks

How Mendeleev Invented His Periodic Table in a Dream

“Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.”<p>Trailblazing chemist <b>Dmitri Mendeleev</b> (February 8, 1834–February 2, 1907) came to scientific greatness via an unlikely path, overcoming towering odds to create the periodic table foundational to our understanding of chemistry. Born in …

Literature
India

The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

Sometimes it's better to leave more to the imagination.<p>That's the thought I'm left with after watching all of the ads that aired in CBS' Super Bowl broadcast Sunday night.<p>It may be an accepted truism that the commercials are often more exciting than the game. But this year, viewers watching for the …

Advertising

2016 February 8 - Light Pillars over Alaska

<b>Light Pillars over Alaska</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Allisha Libby<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but …

Big History

Electric concrete could make snow-shoveling a thing of the past

As much as 42 inches of snow covered the ground last week after a historic blizzard slammed the East Coast.<p>Days later, cities are still working to clear roadways and sidewalks.<p>Chris Tuan, a civil engineer at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, thinks there's a better way to manage this huge …

Engineering

Relive your Windows 95 memories with this purpose-built emulator

Twenty one years ago this August, the Windows 95 operating system launched to great fanfare around the world.<p>Now you can relive those heady days with …

Harvard will take a close look at the brain to build better AIs

There's no AI that can learn as fast as the human brain -- at least not yet -- but Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to change that. The government organization has granted three departments within Harvard University a total of $28 million dollars to find out why our …

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the …

OpenGov’s Zac Bookman On Doing “About the Hardest Thing”: Trying To Transform U.S. Governments

You may have heard about it already. OpenGov is a nearly four-year-old, cloud-based platform that state and local governments — as well as cities, counties, and school districts — are beginning to use for financial and other performance intelligence.<p>OpenGov’s big idea: to enable these public …

'Sound wave tweezers' can move cells around for 3D bioprinting

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon, MIT and Penn State University have developed a different kind of tweezers, one that can move single cells around without damaging them. That's because these tweezers are made of sound waves and don't actually touch the cells. The team has been working on …

CIA document from the 60s details how to take better photos of UFOs

As we all learned from X-Files, the truth is out there. Or, in this case it might be hidden somewhere in 130,000 formerly classified documents from the US Air Force’s (USAF) UFO investigations between 1947 and 1969.<p>Using the Freedom of Information Act to file over 5,000 requests, on everything from …

Paranormal

Scientists make a 'true' neural network using brain-like chips

Many people have built brain-like neural networks that can learn on their own, but they're typically using plain old silicon to do it. Wouldn't it be better if the chips themselves were brain-like? A mix of Italian and Russian researchers might help. They've created a neural network based on …