Matthew Dowis

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A super typhoon is headed for Hong Kong: here’s what you need to know

An atmospheric monster has blossomed in the western Pacific Ocean, and it could have a devastating impact on Hong Kong this weekend.<p>On Thursday, Super Typhoon Usagi—now officially Earth’s strongest storm this year—rapidly grew from tropical storm strength to the equivalent of a category five …

Weather

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

<b>July 25, 2023</b> — As part of its second-quarter earnings announcement today, local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In addition, the two companies have agreed to a deal in which …

In Florida, A Clash Over Exhuming Bodies At Reform School

Researchers at the University of South Florida are fighting with the state over access to the grounds of a now-closed reform school.<p>For decades, the Dozier School for Boys was notorious for the harsh treatment boys received there. Now, a forensic anthropologist and her team want permission to …

Hawaii Offers Homeless One-Way Tickets

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Flavors

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

20 Ways to Be More Creative on Your Blog

Between attempting to monetizing your content and trying to build your community, it’s easy to forget that at its core, blogging is an outlet for …

Atlas Virtual Reality Turns Any Room Into A Holodeck You Can Run Around In

Archenemies for decades, video games and exercise are about to unite. Atlas is a cheap, new “walk-around” virtual reality system that uses markers you put on the ground to track your movements as you play with an Oculus Rift headset. Protagonist is Kickstarting Atlas to get real-space VR into the …

NASA wants to bring a 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014

Next year, a 3D printer is set to boldly go where no MarketBot or RepRap has gone before — beyond the earth's atmosphere and aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has approved a custom shoe-box sized 3D printer — which it helped design — for the micro-gravitational conditions of space …

'Imperceptible electronics': robotic skins unveiled

Super-thin integrated circuits could have practical healthcare applications, according to researchers<p>Japanese researchers have developed the world's lightest and thinnest integrated circuits, which in the future could be used in a range of healthcare applications – including ‘robotic skins’.<p>Sensors …

Recipe Of The Day: Beef Skewers

The beauty behind this beef skewer recipe is that while it might take 30 minutes to prep, this appetizer takes no more than three minutes to actually cook. The real work in this beef skewer recipe is the miso glaze. It's made with freshly sauteed garlic, soy sauce, red miso and sesame oil and it …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

A reptile expert examines the evidence.<p>It would have taken quite a few turns for natural selection to have produced dragons, but if you're willing to stretch a bit, most classic dragon characteristics do exist in other species. They just don't come packaged in one animal.<p>First up on the dragon …