Joseph Vasinda

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Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

Why rabbits have white tails

Why should an animal that wants to avoid being eaten have a bright white patch on its rump?<p>Rabbits are one of the many animals that have the …

Kinect turns your bathtub into a giant liquid touchscreen

Researchers have created a "touchscreen" for your bathtub. With only a Kinect sensor and a projector, AquaTop display facilitates interacting with virtual objects using just your hands. In order to function properly, the system requires you add some bath salts to your tub, which will turn the water …

What You Can Learn About Leadership From A Tough Guy Who Doesn't Say Much

There is one advantage that quiet people have over those of us who like to hear the sounds of our own voices. They are good observers.<p>This is a point that actor Liev Schreiber made about the title character he plays on Showtime’s <i>Ray Donovan</i>. During an interview on NPR’s <i>Fresh Air</i>, Schreiber says …

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply unpleasant individuals got very angry at women pursuing pro-female agendas publicly. People then got very angry at these individuals who were sending threats and at Twitter in general for not doing more to stop it. Some people then got …

HAIM to release debut album Days Are Gone on September 30th

At last, CoSigned indie-rock outfit/sisters HAIM have announced the release of their debut album. Titled <i>Days Are Gone</i>, the 12-track effort will …

London contemporary music festival: why schedule destructive music?

In a multi-story car park in Peckham, pianist Mark Knoop performs piece after piece without a break – Liszt, Schoenberg, Mozart, Feldman – like a fish slapping around on a marble block, gasping, desperate for comfort. Finally he begins knocking dejectedly on the piano's body. A group of people …

Doctor Who's Matt Smith & Jenna Coleman: 10 Whovian Facts You Need to Know (5-1) GEEK WEEK

Is Microsoft making AR goggles for the Xbox One?

<b>A patent application by Microsoft outlines the company's plans for an augmented-reality (AR) gaming headset.</b><p>It looks like Microsoft's leaked Xbox …

Google's Sergey Brin bankrolled world's first synthetic beef hamburger

The man who has bankrolled the production of the world's first lab-grown hamburger has been revealed as Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur has backed the project to the tune of €250,000 (£215,000), allowing scientists to grow enough meat in the lab to create a burger – as a …

Japanese Spaceship Sends Talking Robot To Space Station

Yesterday, the Japanese HTV-4 cargo vessel launched from atop a Japanese H-IIB Launch Vehicle at around 3:48pm Eastern Time. The cargo vessel will be heading towards the International Space Station, arriving later this week. The cargo vessel is carrying 3.5 tons of supplies for the crew of the …

The First Lab-Grown Hamburger Is Served

Beef cells cultured without killing the animal<p>Since 2008, Dr. Mark Post has been working on growing edible meat in a laboratory. Today, at an event in London, the first in-vitro hamburger has been served.<p>Muscle stem cells were taken from a cow's shoulder in a gentle biopsy and grown in calf serum, …

The Biggest Thing Out Of Thailand: An Elephant Orchestra

The Thai Elephant Orchestra is, remarkably, just what it sounds like. At a conservation center in Thailand, made for former work animals with nowhere to go, a group of elephants has been assembled and trained to play enormous percussion instruments, holding mallets in their trunks and sometimes …

A Pulitzer Winner Asks: Why Write Symphonies?

In 2007, I was interviewed by a journalist over lunch a day before the premiere of my Violin Concerto. One of his first questions was, "So why do you write in these old forms, the symphony, the concerto ... ?" I told him that these were simply <i>titles</i> which imply nothing about the <i>form</i>, which was …