Jon Slaco

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Deep Learning Reinvents the Hearing Aid

My mother began to lose her hearing while I was away at college. I would return home to share what I’d learned, and she would lean in to hear. Soon …

Learn the Basics of Good Web Design in Four Minutes with This Tool

Let’s say you’re new to web design, but you’re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope

Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don't mind putting in a …

Raspberry Pi

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Earth - Organisms might be quantum machines

If there’s any subject that perfectly encapsulates the idea that science is hard to understand, it’s quantum physics. Scientists tell us that the miniature denizens of the quantum realm behave in seemingly impossible ways: they can exist in two places at once, or disappear and reappear somewhere …

How to Install Arduino IDE on Raspberry Pi in 2 Steps

If you would like to install the Arduino IDE on your Raspberry Pi, one might think that you need to do some hacking to get there, but in reality, it …

Raspberry Pi

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There's already a way to win Nintendo's next game console

We know next to nothing about Nintendo's mysterious new console, the "NX," which will launch next year. If you have a knack for illustration and an active interest in the NX, however, then there's already a way you can win one.<p>Nintendo has partnered with the clothing company Uniqlo for a T-shirt …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Physicists Successfully Tie the Very First Quantum Knots

Theoretical physicists have been predicting that it should be possible for knots to form in quantum fields for decades, but nobody could figure out …

Sex censorship breeds a fetish-focused social network

She lay back on a tan leather chaise lounge in a luxury suite in a Las Vegas hotel, a VR headset covering her eyes, surrounded by strangers and coworkers. She squirmed with embarrassment, screamed, giggled and covered her already-obstructed eyes. Engadget's Director of Production, Heather Frank, …

Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill

If you shop is in need of a new toy a Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill might be just the thing! I have had so much fun with the Laser machine and the CNC …

Printing

How Einstein Made a Phantom Planet Disappear Forever

Thomas Levenson's new book takes us inside Vulcan, the planet that wasn't, and how relativity killed it once and for all.<p>There were once nine planets in the solar system – and no, we're not talking about Pluto. In the mid-1800s, hot on the heels of the discovery of Neptune, some astronomers were …

Physics

Why The Obama Administration Rejected The Keystone XL Pipeline

Nothing's coming down that pipe<p>Obama just called TransCanada's bluff. Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry in the White House's Roosevelt Room, Obama officially announced the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.<p>In his remarks, Obama noted that the pipeline had …

NASA's closer to knowing why Mars' surface is cold and dead

It looks like NASA's figured out one of the reasons why Mars isn't fit for human -- or any other kind -- of life. The space agency held another press conference to discuss why Mars has turned from what was thought to be a wet, lush planet (that might have contained surface life) into a cold, …

NASA photos show the Antares rocket explosion in gritty detail

When Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded last year, your only real view at the time was a grainy video. However, you should now have a much better sense of what happened: NASA has posted large photos from the failed launch on Flickr. They not only show the incident in exceptional (almost …

Engadget

Cyberpunk 2077 will be ‘a mess of effects’ and far bigger than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Polish game developer CD Projekt Red is starting to talk about its next big project, albeit tentatively.<p>Cyberpunk 2077 is the studio’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and visual effects artist Jose Teixeira has told MCV that it’s a far bigger project than anything CD …

The 27 Must-Follow Feeds in the World of Science

<b>Emily Lakdawalla</b> | Twitter<p>You don’t love space science enough. Lakdawalla works for the Planetary Society, and her Twitter feed (What’s Cassini up …

A New Genre of Super-Strong Origami Is Being Invented By These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source.<p>That’s the gist of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

How Quantum Symmetry Makes Solid Matter Possible

Physicists are forever dividing the universe into two classes of things– ordinary matter and dark matter, quarks and leptons, conductors and insulators. Some of these definitions are just matters of convenience, but others are fundamental to the structure of the universe. One of the most …

Quantum Mechanics

20 Secret Doors and Clever Hiding Places

The fascination with secret doors and hidden compartments has been around since ancient times; thousands of years ago, the Egyptians hid chambers deep in their pyramids. While hidden doors may not be found in everyone’s home nowadays, the desire to have clandestine passageways and secret stashes …

Here's A Photo Of A Brain Forming A New Idea

And scientists can tell what the idea is about<p>When a cartoon character has an idea, a light bulb illuminates above his head—a metaphor for how a new thought just seems to click into existence in the human brain. Now neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University have captured the brain’s “eureka” …

The Brain

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Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Weddings

This Could Be the World's First Robotic Action Figure

As eerily predicted in 1998's <i>Small Soldiers</i>, a Japanese robotics company called Speecys is developing what it claims to be the world's first robotic …

All Triangles are Equilateral - Numberphile

A Cooking Machine That Lets You Make Dinner In Your Kitchen--From Anywhere

Forget picking up takeout on your way home from work. Loaded up with 35 ingredients, the Collaborative Cooking machine will cook up the meal of your choice.<p>You no longer need to be anywhere near a kitchen–or even food–to cook dinner. A new cooking machine, loaded up with 35 ingredients, can be …