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Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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Venture Capital Should Fuel Your Company, Not Your Ego: 6 Critical Lessons From The Fall Of Fab.com

Investors, sometimes failure actually means failure.<p>If there is one case study in startupland that will haunt investors and entrepreneurs for years to come, it’s Fab.<p>The former design flash-sale site pivoted more times than Madonna reinvented herself–and today, the sorry story of Fab came to an …

Startups

How to Make a DIY Home Theater

Introduction: How to Make a DIY Home Theater<p>In the past decade home theaters have become more popular in homes around the country, instead of simply …

Build a Home Theater PC From a Broken Laptop and a Tivo

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How to send encrypted messages to iOS, Android devices for free

While Silent Circle's encrypted devices and services look tempting, there are now free end-to-end encryption services available.<p>In a post-Snowden …

Information Systems

Light's wave-particle duality imaged for the first time

The weird way that light can behave as both a wave and a particle has been known to physicists for about a century, but a team in Lausanne has only …

Quantum Physics

Elements Gear Guide By Steve Casimiro

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, and rebuilding. And while that traditionally means getting to work on shedding the layers of fat you might have acquired for your long winter of hibernation, it also extends to the spirit, too: Sometimes a new daypack or pair of sunnies is just what it …

This App Makes Encrypting Calls And Messages Easy For All

If you tell someone their messages and phone calls should be encrypted, you’ll probably get a glazed-over look before they tell you it’s too hard. Signal 2.0 aims to bring powerful, easy-to-use encryption to the masses.<p>The app, which doesn’t require a login, uses your existing phone number and …

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Colorado sells 20 tons of recreational weed yet demand for medical marijuana remains high

Colorado has allowed the use of marijuana for medical purposes for almost a decade-and-a-half, but the state only legalized the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes in January 2014. With a relatively well-established industry geared up for the production of medical weed and less stringent …

HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests.<p>The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as dangerous to humans as group M, which has infected more …

First American Travel Agency Offers Booked Flights From US to Cuba

Only 90 miles off the coast of Florida yet seemingly out of reach for most Americans, Cuba just got a whole lot closer.<p>CheapAir.com, an online travel agency, will begin offering fully-booked flights for personal travel to Cuba today. They are claiming to be the first US-based travel agency to offer …

Microsoft's new foldable keyboard is designed for any mobile device

Microsoft has ditched dedicated function keys at the top of its latest universal keyboard, but there’s a function key for the usual audio controls, search functionality, and more. The keyboard can pair with two devices at a time and switch between them with one touch. While there’s also a lack of a …

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What Is Community Solar? It's Coming To California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. just received regulatory approval to offer its customers an option to buy enough solar energy to account for 100% of their electricity needs. It’s part of a statewide effort to provide clean energy to Californians who aren’t able to own or lease their own rooftop solar …

Officials: Why Isn't There More Solar On San Diego Apartment Buildings, Condos?

Photo credit: Flickr / Elliott Brown<p>Audio<p>The San Diego-based Center for Sustainable Energy is getting just over $700,000 to explore why efforts to …

15 spectacular views of Argentina's diverse landscape

Argentina is as diverse as it is large.<p>Covering 1,073,500 square miles, Argentina dominates the southeastern portion of South America and offers many …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Marketing Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Trends in 2015

<i>For a list of marketing conferences to check out in 2016, visit here.</i><p>The marketing world is changing faster than ever before, and the race to stay in front of digital trends is increasingly competitive. But you won’t get ahead by hiding behind a computer screen; you have to get out there, get …

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Cuba's Playa Paraiso Beach Named Among World's Best, Because Of COURSE Cuba Has A Secret Paradise

We can think of many reasons to go to Cuba -- it's not like we <i>needed</i> one of the best beaches on the planet to lure us there.<p>But hey, we'll take it if you're offering.<p>Playa Paraiso Beach, on Cuba's Cayo Largo, was recently crowned one of the top beaches in the world in TripAdvisor's annual …

Southeast Gardener's March Checklist

March is a good time to drum to a different beat. As you plan your garden this year, think about doing something different. Flex your horticultural …

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

1 min read<p>“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound impact on the bottom line for a business.<p>Collecting …

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Device Charging With a Multi-turbine (on Faucet, Wind, Bike, While Sporting and Etc.)

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Florida by Water: Explore a Coastal Paddling Trail

Bays, coves, and other sheltered areas along the Florida coast create favorable conditions for sea kayaking.<p>Bays, coves, and other sheltered areas along the coast create favorable conditions for sea kayaking. Protected from the strong winds and waves of the open ocean, paddlers typically are able …

No Green Thumb? Your 7 Best Legal Cannabis Startup Opportunities

Some may not like it, but legal cannabis is big business already — a $700 million business last year in Colorado alone, Viridian Capital & Research reports. With two more states legalizing in 2014, and an estimated seven to 13 additional states that will contemplate legalization this year, this is …

Hydronic Solar Thermal System for Winter Space Heating

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How To: Solar Heater

Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances …

The Bag That Gets You Through TSA Without Unpacking

In my continuing effort to travel in a more compact, organized fashion, I decided to try a carryon bag that promises to speed through airport X-Ray machines without having to pull out laptops, IPads and all of the various electrical cords. The bag is produced by a company called ecbc, the system is …

The Emergence Of Small Town Angel Investing

Many have the impression that most angel investing happens in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. I’m here to tell you that angel investing is thriving in many other places across the country. Case in point: angels in so called “flyover states” without a tradition of venture capital or cities with …