Karim Soufi

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Scientists are making incredible movies of molecules using X-rays

If you thought you knew what high-res slow-motion video looks like, think again.<p>Researchers have recently captured images of biomolecular activity so …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

[AS98] <b>Pankaj K. Agarwal</b> and <b>Micha Sharir</b>, <i>Efficient Algorithms for Geometric Optimization</i>, ACM Computing Surveys, 30(4):412-458, December 1998.<p>[ATCH99]</i> …

Machine Learning

Bowery.io wants to set up your Web developer's work environment in 30 seconds

When Zachary Hamed took a break from school to be a Thiel Fellow, he and his partners created Bowery.io, a service for Web developers that more or less sounds like a miracle even our own tech team couldn’t believe.<p>Today, the startup is releasing the desktop app version of its product (previously …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

IBM Unveils a ‘Brain-Like’ Chip With 4,000 Processor Cores

The human brain is the world's most sophisticated computer, capable of learning new things on the fly, using very little data. It can recognize …

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous squares shaped like the United States. But …