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Nuclear Power Won’t Survive Without A Government Handout

Once upon a time, if you were an American who didn’t like nuclear energy, you had to stage sit-ins and marches and chain yourself to various …

Natural Gas

Google launches more realistic text-to-speech service powered by DeepMind’s AI

OK Google, sing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious<p>Google is launching a new AI voice synthesizer as part of its suite of machine learning cloud tools. The service, named Cloud Text-to-Speech, will be available for any developer or business that needs voice synthesis on tap, whether that’s for an …

How Affordability Is Winning the Watch World

Above all else, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is a celebration of the highest forms of watchmaking, where gold-cased tourbillons sit …

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

This German Pilot’s Watch Might Be the Best-Value Mechanical GMT You Can Buy

Could 2017 be the year of the affordable mechanical GMT? It is if you go turn to small brands, anyway. First, Ball launched its Roadmaster GMT with a …

Single-purpose apps are dead, long live multi-purpose software

We’re living in a world where every single facet of our lives, both personally and professionally, can be managed by an app. From standalone grammar checkers to email hunters to digital project boards, there’s an app for every function imaginable.<p>This current state of specialization has now fully …

Apps

Why a train trip through the Canadian Rockies is one of the world's great journeys

Following tracks into wild places that cars can’t reach, Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury train that takes guests through the Canadian Rockies, provides some truly remarkable experiences. From cosmopolitan Vancouver to the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Jasper and Banff and renowned Lake Louise, four train …

Train Travel

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

The Best Telescopes To Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports

Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week with the news that it’s removing the five-report limit from the free version of the software.<p>First unveiled as part its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement in March 2016, Google Data …

29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Kljatov was inspired to try his own snowflake photography after seeing a website called 'Snow Crystals' created by a CalTech physics professor named …

Color Theory 101: How to Perfectly Pair Artworks in Your Home Using the Color Wheel

It can be considered gauche to focus to much on the color of an artwork, rather than its content—but, frankly, you would be silly not to think of how …

Best Photography Portfolio Themes for WordPress

browIn this updated roundup we’ll take a look at some important things to consider when building an online photography portfolio with WordPress. …

Web Design

3 Quick Total Body Workouts Recommended by the Pros

We’ve all done it: You start a workout regimen, excited about getting into shape. You aced the first one. On the second, you were feeling strong. …

Workouts

Architects are Using 3D Printed Furnishings to Bring a Fun Factor to Clients

When a client tries to imagine how their home or structure will look, they face a relatively daunting task in that experiencing a full-scale version …

1937 film perfectly explains how a car differential works

Even if you already understand the concept, this vintage visual illustration breaks it down beautifully.<p>The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing your drivetrain apart. But even if …

How to solve Einstein’s Election Riddle: are you in that two per cent?

Discover whether Dave, Ed, Nick, Nicola or Nigel has a pet with gills

Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout

Staying fit on the road is always a challenge. We’re out of our routines, away from our gym and eating a diet that’s different from usual (let’s be …

'9 to 5': what kind of music are people listening to at work?

Ever wonder what songs are being piped through your colleagues' headphones? We've got the answer.<p>If you hear your boss listening to classical music before a meeting, brace yourself.<p>When people listen to music to get themselves in a certain mood for a meeting -- whether it’s a brainstorming session, …

Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

Don't wait to be invited or encouraged to make a career in science, engineering or technology, Frances Arnold advises the young women she teaches at the California Institute of Technology. If you're a scientist, she says, you should know how to solve a problem.<p>"Bemoaning your fate is not going to …

Why the Broadband Industry Is Secretly Furious With Verizon Over Net Neutrality

Many In­ter­net act­iv­ists were dis­ap­poin­ted with the 2010 rules, com­plain­ing that they im­posed only vague stand­ards and were too le­ni­ent …

House veteran Henry Waxman proposes compromise plan for net neutrality

California Democratic House member Henry Waxman proposed a plan Friday to guarantee net neutrality by making broadband a Title II telecommunications service. In essence, this would mean putting the force of law behind the idea that the Internet is a public service as essential as roads, schools, …

Intel is 'not taking sides,' but keeps ads off of Gamasutra

When Intel pulled advertising from the business-focused gaming website <i>Gamasutra</i> earlier this week, it was due in large part to an internet campaign to hit gaming websites that speak out against sexism in the industry where it hurts: ad revenue. Today, the chipset manufacturer has announced an …

What Apple's Steve Jobs Could Teach Aristotle

When it comes to business guru status, the late Steve Jobs arguably stands head and shoulders above other contenders of his generation.<p>His name produces 266 million references when typed into Google, while doing the same on Amazon.com results in 18,213 items to buy, with book titles ranging from …

A New Gossip App Called 'Streetchat' Has Teens Throwing Up Their Hands: 'What The Heck Is Wrong With Us?'

The app lets students at high schools and colleges anonymously post photos and captions about anyone they want — from anywhere they want.<p>The app's terms and conditions say the users can't post illegal content, but it also says the app doesn't monitor content.<p>This is similar to YikYak, an anonymous …

Us vs. Them: What’s Wrong With You People?

Internet, we need to talk. In a nuanced, thoughtful, intelligent way. I don’t want this to turn into some kind of knee-jerk confrontation. But it will, won’t it? You’ll end up citing the Nazis while frothing at the mouth, won’t you? That’s what you do. Every. Single. Time. What’s <i>wrong</i> with you, …

Why Reddit's new 'no remote worker' policy is upsetting

As one of the biggest, most active communities on the Internet, every single move Reddit makes gets scrutinized, analyzed, and philosophized. If Reddit sneezes, discussion will be had. And until now, that didn’t mean much from a company standpoint because Reddit’s business was perhaps the least …

Why Your Current Social Media Strategy is Wrong

<i>Piers Cooper is CEO of Addvocate, a startup that created a platform to let brands harness the trust and breadth of the people who know their companies best.</i><p>Some of the biggest brands in the world are spending big bucks in the hope of turning paid likes and followers into measurable ROI. Guess what: …