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Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Nehemiah Grew. <i>Vine root.</i> 1682. A microscopic drawing showing a transversal cut of a vine root.<i><br>The following excerpt and images are from Manuel Lima's</i> …

Large Hadron Collider

How to protect your smartphone privacy

Prevent Google and Apple from tracking you<p>You've beefed up the security for your online accounts, so you feel confident sticking your smartphone in your pocket and heading out the door. But many consumers don't realize that the software in their phones can track their every move. Whether you have …

Science, technology and innovation: A new narrative is needed

<i>Creso Sá is professor and director, Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, OISE-University of Toronto.</i><p>The idea that science is inextricably linked to technological progress is now taken for granted.<p>Historical evidence is voluminous and examples abound all around us, …

How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>There is always the option to offload your data to external drives …

Most Hazarai

Deriving a Beat clock and End of Loop pulse from the Electro-Harmonix ‘Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai’. An update to these previous …

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels just downhill from her modest house and hung a Tesla Powerwall backup battery on her basement wall, to …

Bionic legs and smart slacks: exoskeletons that could enhance us all

There are tantalising signs that as well as aiding rehabilitation, devices could soon help humans run faster and jump higher<p>Wearing an £80,000 exoskeleton, Sophie Morgan is half woman, half robot.<p>Beneath her feet are two metal plates, and at her hand a digital display, a joystick and, somewhat …

Robotics

Ableton Tutorial: What Is Quintuplet Swing? (Neo Soul, Drunken Drummer, J Dilla, Wonky Groove)

Can you tell the difference between an analogue and digital Juno synth?

<b>The 'analogue vs digital' synth debate is one that rages as hard today as it ever has, with some insisting that the former simply sound better, but</b> …

Bernie Sanders: End Federal Marijuana Prohibition To Improve Lives Of Black People

"A criminal record stays with us for our entire life," Sanders tells college students. "A criminal record destroys lives."<p>FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders went farther than any of his opponents in calling for an end to the war on drugs Wednesday when he told …

Techniques for Responsive Typography

One of the most important aspects of responsive web design is responsive typography. When it comes to responsive type on the web, there’s more to do …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …

The Future Of Light

• 150+ Page Report<br>• 12 Trends Described Within 4 Macro Themes<br>• 48 Best In Class Manifestations of Change In Lighting<br>• Reactions By Executives From Leading …

Up Next

10 events in 6 countries.<p>I’ll be talk about Grid, Box Alignment and Sizing plus running a full day workshop.<p>I’m going to MC this event - a first for …

Google's Designers Reveal The Strategy Behind Their Products

Video series charts principles that are important not only to technology, but design holistically.<p>Simply put, design is important; it’s infused into …

Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 11 Notes Essay

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 11 of CS183: Startup. Errors and omissions are mine. Credit for good stuff is Peter’s.<p>Class 11 …

Making It

Pick up a spot welder and join the revolution.<p>In January of 1903, the small Boston magazine <i>Handicraft</i> ran an essay by the Harvard professor Denman W. Ross, who argued that the American Arts and Crafts movement was in deep crisis. The movement was concerned with promoting good taste and …

Leaked documents detail 2008 NSA program to hack and remote control iPhones (video)

Part of security expert Jacob Appelbaum's Chaos Communications Congress presentation exposed NSA methods to hack systems via WiFi from long range, but we'll also point out another segment focusing on the Apple iPhone (embedded after the break, beginning at 44:30). Along with German news mag <i>Der</i> …

Review: LiveSurface Context adds photorealistic previewing to Adobe Illustrator

Designers typically present and visualize their ideas by photographing and Photoshopping or by printing and constructing mock-ups using paper and glue. Both of these are often time-consuming and take designers away from their main focus—designing. LiveSurface is a unique new image library of more …

1980 NASA Shuttle Video

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVwSYX7jIM0This is like the archetype for every retro-styled with the synth-soundtracked logo build in and the crackly PBS …

Why is Sweden closing its prisons?

Sweden's prison population has dropped so dramatically that the country plans to close four of its prisons. What lessons can the UK learn?<p>Swedish prisons have long had a reputation around the world as being liberal and progressive. So much so that in 2005 even Saddam Hussein requested to be …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

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Jony Ive and Designer Marc Newson Interviewed on Charlie Rose Show [Updated]

Following a discussion about the duo's design vision and obsession with perfection in a <i>Vanity Fair</i> article last month, Apple's senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson appeared on the Charlie Rose show last night, with airings of the interview occurring last …

A Family of Anchormen

<i>The following is an excerpt from “Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings.”</i><p>My father, Claude Burgundy, was a natural born News Anchor, as was his father and his father before him. Of course there was no television or radio station in Haggleworth, Iowa. Instead, every Friday night …

Upcoming 'Plague Inc.' Update Adds Disease Scenarios

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'Rabbids Big Bang' Review - More Of A So-So Bang

It's kind of funny how the Rabbids, who were originally positioned as invading antagonists that Rayman needed to drive out of his home, have become …