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This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter …

Scuba Diving

Do try this at home: why restaurants always ruin roasties, crumble and macaroni cheese

Journalists are paid to report what they see and, as a result, they get to see terrible things. Being a restaurant critic, I know far too much about this. Oh, the atrocities I have witnessed. The most recent was at the Birnam Brasserie inside the Gleneagles Hotel. They called it a cassoulet. I …

San Francisco

Ground Control calling: the new Paris arts and food hub

A tiny sign above an anonymous-looking doorway marks the entrance to Ground Control. So it comes as something of shock after climbing a steep flight of steps to emerge onto a vast terrace, filled with plants and herbs, old buses and train carriages converted into street-food stalls, friends …

France

Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Machine Learning

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

(2018)<p>Every passionate programmer is looking forward to improve his coding skills, in this post I will enumerate 6 books that will help you reach the …

Programming

Using KSQL, Apache Kafka, a Raspberry Pi and a software defined radio to find the plane that wakes my cat

<i>Using open-source streaming solutions to map the correlation between aircraft traffic and cat behaviour</i><p>Aircraft determine their position using GPS; …

Raspberry Pi

How to build an IIoT system using Apache NiFi, MiNiFi, C2 Server, MQTT and Raspberry Pi

How long do you think it takes to build an advanced Industrial IoT prototype that can:<p>Collect data from sensors to a gateway at every factory<br>• Move …

Raspberry Pi

We're not prepared for the genetic revolution that's coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Genetics

Ghost in A shell - Part I : localhost

The last blog from the Foundation Ghost, "After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost", was an eye-opener for me.<p>Not …

DevOps

Three things GitHub did to de-bro the design of its coders’ space

Forget dank, windowless basements cluttered with tangled wires, empty cans of energy drinks, and greasy pizza boxes. Driven by a mandate to be more inclusive, GitHub’s newly redesigned headquarters reimagines the coder dens we’ve come to expect in Silicon Valley.<p>The architects behind the redesign …

Workstations

Electronics 3D-printed onto human skin

Various research institutes have already developed skin-applied electronics, that are pre-made and simply adhered to the user's body. Researchers at …

‘Minority Report’ adviser John Underkoffler ponders the user interfaces of the future

John Underkoffler is the CEO of Oblong Industries, and he is perhaps best known as the science advisor for the landmark sci-fi film <i>Minority Report</i>.<p>Long before the body suit of Ready Player One, Underkoffler helped envision Minority Report’s scene where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

20 Real-World Uses for Blockchain Technology

I bet you didn't realize blockchain could do all of this.<p>Cryptocurrencies simply couldn't be stopped in 2017, and blockchain technology is to thank …

Advanced Node.js Project Structure Tutorial

Reading Time: 6 minutes<i>This article was originally published on the RisingStack blog by András Tóth. With their kind permission, we’re sharing it</i> …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

A Cork startup is selling $100 biocomputers powered by jellyfish DNA

Image: Cell-Free Technology<p>Image: Cell-Free Technology<p>THE WAY HE describes it, Thomas Meany got “reluctantly” pushed into the idea of setting up a …

This 3-D printed electric car costs $7,500 and took three days to make

Mass production of 3-D printed cars is coming soon. The first will be from start-up XEV and Polymaker, a developer of 3-D printing materials.<p>The …

3D

Instrumenting Your Node/Express Application

This post will walk through the steps to instrument a sample nodeJS/Express application, collecting our metrics with Telegraf, and storing them with …

Meet the startup that makes milk—without cows

Three young entrepreneurs in their mid-twenties sat nervously in the Hong Kong office of Solina Chau, one of the world’s most powerful women. Chau, founder of Horizons Ventures, oversees investments for multibillionaire Li Ka-Shing, focusing those investments on disruptive technologies she thinks …

Agriculture

Serverless Payments with Stripe and AWS Lambda

In this tutorial, we will build a serverless payment application with Stripe and AWS Lambda.Try the Live Demo! The source code for both backend and …

5 Minutes Now Gets You Cold Brew All Week

<i>What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.</i><p>My preferred way to spend a Sunday morning is perched at the kitchen table, one hand paging through my (always-accruing) …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Transform a CNC Machine Into a Pick and Place Robot that Solves Puzzles

I live in Vancouver, Canada. Every year my family from Ottawa visits and brings me a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. My mother likes to select really challenging stuff, like a tiny field of out of focus purple flowers or a solid blue rectangle. They do the edges and then go home, leaving me with no …

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

Recipes

How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Who says you need a grill to cook good ribs? The lack of outdoor space for a grill at my apartment led me to pass up a good many recipes for …

BBQ

Learn to Reverse Engineer x86_64 Binaries

Opening up things, see how they work, and make them do what you want are just the basic needs of the average hacker. In some cases, a screwdriver and …

Raspberry Pi Home Automation Hub Setup

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn more about home automation may be interested in this new video created by YouTube channel Byte …

How To Write, Deploy, and Interact with Ethereum Smart Contracts on a Private Blockchain

Here are the rules: if you read this post all the way through, you have to deploy a smart contract on your private Ethereum blockchain yourself. I …