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MIT Research Scientist John Klein created mass timber building prototype for shared communal spaces

MIT Research Scientist and Architect John Klein has created a mass timber building prototype for shared communal spaces to search for alternative …

Architecture

Villa NTT / Architectuuratelier De Jaeghere

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> NTT Villa is located in a private domain which, even though situated in the centre of a city, has a …

Architecture

How Blockbuster, Kodak and Xerox Really Failed (It's Not What You Think)

The roots of disruption are always more complex it first appears<p>Go to just about any conference today and you will hear a familiar tale of woe. A once great corporation, which had dominated its industry, fails to adapt and descends into irrelevance. The protagonists of these stories always come out …

Innovation

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

The 30 Most Influential Restaurants of the Last 30 Years

We've asked some of the world's leading chefs what restaurants they think most changed how we dine.<p>Like fashion, the world of restaurants is …

Farm-to-table

Traditional courtyard house gets a modern update

It’s all concrete, brick, and steel<p>At this home in Guangzhou, China, the outside is just as important as the inside. O-office Architects designed the residence as a reinterpretation of an archetypal Chinese courtyard house, and it’s a brilliant blend of traditional and modern.<p>The three-bedroom home …

Architecture

Stephen's Web ~ The Matrix Calculus You Need For Deep Learning

The mathematics of neural networks is daunting for most people (including me). This paper is an attempt to give readers a grounding in the basics. …

Deep Learning

How To Determine How Many LED Lumens You’ll Need To Properly Light Your Space

What is enough light? The question is difficult enough but when faced with having to calculate how much LED lighting you need to create a well-lit …

Dining Rooms

The matrix calculus you need for deep learning

Introduce intermediate variables for nested subexpressions and subexpressions for both binary and unary operators; e.g., is binary, and other …

Deep Learning

Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall

In the middle of the Great Mall in Milpitas, California, a shiny, brand-new, blue 2018 Acura TLX (MSRP $33k) sits ready for the taking.Surrounding …

Online Privacy

Why Google’s RankBrain Is The Best Thing To Happen To SEO

In 2015, Google acknowledged that it had released an enhanced ranking system into the wild. But unlike the incremental improvements to the existing …

Widgets

Don’t Let Facebook, or Any Tracker, Follow You on The Web

Don’t Let Facebook, or Any Tracker, Follow You on The Web hiro June 07, 2018<i>Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash</i> In the early age of the internet, …

The Nobe is 100% electric car, 75% wheels!

Technically classified as a trike (a contraction of the word tricycle), the Nobe 100 electric trike looks retro and feels futuristic. With an …

How To Build A High-Yield Low-Risk Portfolio Of Shares (A 12-Step Guide)

The defensive investor must confine himself to the shares of important companies with a long record of profitable operations and in strong financial …

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

The West is ill-prepared for the wave of “deep fakes” that artificial intelligence could unleash

By Christopher Meserole, Alina PolyakovaRussian disinformation has become a problem for European governments. In the last two years, Kremlin-backed …

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Why Redundancy is Better Than Efficiency

Our culture seems to increasingly value efficiency over almost everything else. We have smart phone apps to maximize our productivity, home devices …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

You mean you're NOT an undocumented immigrant? Take your diploma and get out

Southern California houses don’t have gutters. Not enough rain. I wish I could say I noticed this, with my keen journalist’s eye. But it was my wife …

Canadian Butter Tarts

One of Canada's best-kept culinary secrets, the butter tart is a humble little treat consisting of a flaky crust filled with ingredients like brown …

Feeling Burned Out? Here Are 3 Things That Can Help

<i>Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. Editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.</i><p>Here’s a confession: For the last week or so I’ve felt a little <i>drained</i>. Low energy, low motivation, a sense that something …

Sonoma Wine Country House

Situated on a hilltop overlooking 40 wooded acres, the Sonoma Wine Country House takes advantage of its northern California location with seamless …

Google Publishes New Algorithm Research by @martinibuster

Google published a research paper about a new machine learning algorithm. It proposes a new way to rank websites.The post Google Publishes New …

SDGC17: Pattern Language for Service Design

<i>Harnessing service design and management of designed services in large complex systems.</i><p>Service Design has been developing and spreading with …

What are Wicked Problems?

Wicked Problems: 5 Steps to Help You Tackle Wicked Problems by Combining Systems Thinking with Agile Methodology<p>Learn five steps to tackle wicked …

The five ways we read online (and what publishers can do to encourage the “good” ones)

From skimming and scanning to (the ultimate) <i>reading</i>, a new paper by Nir Grinberg looks at the ways we read online and introduces a novel measure for predicting how long readers will stick with an article.<p>Grinberg, a research fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science jointly …

Front-End Developer Handbook 2018 - Learn the entire JavaScript, CSS and HTML development practice!

A guide for front-end developers to equip themselves with latest learning resources and development tools in front-end engineering.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Interview | Art of Manliness Podcast

In a world where some people have certain advantages that others do not, how do you navigate the landscape while still acting ethically? My guest …

Amazing Views from an Elevated Stage in China

Located by the ski slopes and forests of China’s Songhui Lake Resort in Ji Lin, Stage of Forest by Beijing architecture and interior design practice …

Architecture