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C.H.I.P. vs Pi Zero: Which Sub-$10 Computer Is Better?

Now that there are two capable, sub-$10 computers for Makers — the $5 Pi Zero and the $9 C.H.I.P. — the debate will rage online over which board is faster, cheaper, and the right one to use in a project. These debates are often unproductive, but they don’t have to be. Let’s take a look at some of …

Raspberry Pi

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Mapping the far side of the moon

As the moon orbits the Earth, we only ever see the one side. This is because the moon is tidally locked -- a single rotation of its axis takes the same amount of time as a single orbit around the Earth, so that the same side is always facing the Earth.<p>This means that the far side of the moon is a …

Astronomy

Might a ‘Gold Rush’ on the Moon Trigger the Next Epic Space Race?

As a kid, I devoured Star Trek: The Next Generation, and though it now appears nearly as campy as the original series did back then, I still love it. …

Space Exploration

ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle completes successful 100-minute mission

ESA's IXV experimental spaceplane has successfully carried out its 100-minute mission to test technology re-entry and navigation technology for the …

Space Exploration

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth With Nearly Two Tons of NASA Cargo

No word on the effects of weightlessness on tiny screws.<p>Commercial space agency SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returned safely to Earth Tuesday …

ESA Successfully Test-Flies Mini-Spaceplane

The future of space travel is all about reusability<p>While SpaceX aims to launch NASA’s DSCOVR satellite later tonight, the European Space Agency launched its own spaceplane earlier this morning aboard a Vega rocket.<p>Called the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle—or IXV—the spaceplane looks like a …

Gravity may have saved the universe - The Big Picture

Source: Phys.org<p><i>From Phys.org:</i><p>New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big …

Physics

The struggle is over: Website tells you exactly how to solve your Rubik’s cube

It was Christmas last week, which means if we were living in the 80s many of us would be struggling with Rubik’s cubes left for us by Santa right now.<p>…

Origami Napkins

The economy blows, so save some money and recreate the posh restaurant experience at home when you dine with these cool new Origami Napkins. These …

The Way They Was: Six Totally Different Shows The Simpsons Has Been

You may not have noticed, but <i>The Simpsons</i> just passed a major landmark. This past December 17 commemorated the 25th anniversary of the first …

TV

Odd Squad: Blob Chase wants to make learning math fun

PBS Kids has released Odd Squad: Blob Chase, a new educational game geared towards children ages 5-8, on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Meant …

8 Musical Instruments That Are So Much Fun They're Practically Toys

Playing music is supposed to be fun! Remember? Sometimes electronic instruments we choose to play are so complicated that using them is a chore, or …

Do-it-Yourself Patio Projects, DIY, Makeover, Drought-Proofing: Gardener's Supply

Find inspiration for updating your patio, adding curb appeal, drought-proofing your landscape, and other do-it-yourself projects. Our videos and …

Landscaping

Wicking Worm Beds

Tessellated Wooden Art<p>How to Increase Humidity for Houseplants<p>How to Choose the Right Pot or Planter for a Plant<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Very nice …

Sustainability | Green Living | Eco-Friendly

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Wi-Fi

How the iPhone enhances ReSound’s hip new hearing aids

LAS VEGAS — Hearing aids aren’t sexy, so a lot of journalists here at International CES breezed right by ReSound’s booth.<p>The Danish company has been in the hearing aid business for 75 years, and launched the first iPhone-connected hearing aid at CES last year. Now the company is a back with a full …

Genomics

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Sony to Unify Games, Music and Video Service Branding, PS Vue Coming in Q1

Following on from yesterday’s announcement that Spotify has partnered with Sony to create an integrated streaming music service for Sony consoles, smartphones and tablets, Sony has said it will also be renaming its Video Unlimited service to bring it into the PlayStation Network (PSN) collection of …

New Pathway to Valleytronics

A study has shown that the optical Stark effect, which describes the energy shift in a two-level system induced by a non-resonant laser field, can be …

Bioelectronics

Bioelectronics leverages advances in electronics and biology with research efforts that cross disciplines such as chemistry, life science, physics, …

New Painkiller Found in Coffee – Stronger Than Morphine

Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research …

Going under | Research into human consciousness has crossed from philosophy to neuroscience and medicine

Chander glanced at the machine’s readout, a mountainous terrain of lines pulsing up and down, representing the complexity of information zipping …

Consciousness

A fateful gene may make us smarter - for a while, at least

Dena Dubal and Jennifer Yokoyama have been plucking at the thread of fate. The researchers at UC San Francisco are fascinated with a longevity gene named for one of the Greek Fates, Klotho.<p>"She spins the thread of life and she is the daughter of Zeus," said Dubal, a physician and neurologist at the …

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene: UC Riverside research could lead to new multi-functional electronic devices

Home > Press > Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene: UC Riverside research could lead to new multi-functional electronic devices<p><b>Graphene is a one-atom</b> …

DIY Human Body - Top Fun Learning Science Apps for Kids

Looking for a great app for your kids to learn about the human body… Then have a look at DIY Human Body by The Lawrence Hall of Science. It’s a cool …

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …