Matthew L Ginger

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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

Meet the robot giving hospitalised children superpowers

The Robots for Good open-source data project is bringing sick and terminally ill children a self-directed, virtual experience of London Zoo<p>As the co-founder of Wevolver, a web platform that enables users to share and collaborate on open-source hardware projects, Richard Hulskes is used to …

Robotics

Handmade Book Features Mesmerizing Illustrations of Striking Eyes

Visual artist Artem Ogurtsov creates dazzlingly enigmatic books out of paper made and cut entirely by hand. Using watercolor, acrylic, and gold leaf, Ogurtsov adorns these books with florid, mesmerizing illustrations of the human eye, along with delicate abstract and geometric patterns. The title …

Art

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

*This article co-written with author Ken Goffman.<p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.<p>Used to be, folks were way too …

Singularity

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Schoolmasters: A smart and sustainable prefabricated Scottish home

The single-story Schoolmasters comprises a total floorspace of 195 sq m (2,098 sq ft), and features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, in addition to …

Arctic night Passo Giau

Cubicco's sustainable flatpack homes are built to withstand a hurricane

Cubicco's line comprises a series of homes of varying size and shape, including an attractive little micro-shelter that can be used as a studio, …

Off-grid

Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently

While the ageing process is different for everyone, we all go through some fundamental changes. Not all of them are what you’d expect. For example, …

UX Design

Making a Single Page App Without a Framework

The idea behind single page applications (SPA) is to create a smooth browsing experience like the one found in native desktop apps. All of the …

Web Development

Articles about traditional homes surprisingly modern interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historically, the terms "traditional" and "modern" have not gone hand in hand (especially when speaking of home design).<p>A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally conservative city.<p>We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is …

Frank Lloyd Wright

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NASA Pluto photos arrive after 9 year mission

The New Horizons mission has sent back its first photos here after 9 years and 1 month since launch. Onboard the LORRI craft, an 8.2-inch …

Signs of life 12 miles under Earth hint at potential for life on other planets

Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it?<p>…

The World Has Lost 52 Percent of Its Wildlife In the Past 40 Years. What This Means For Our Future - One Green Planet

On a daily basis, we rarely consider our actions and the indelible impact they have on the planet and its nonhuman inhabitants. Our vision is often …

Green Living

The white man who pretended to be black

With the release of the movie Selma, a lot of Americans are asking how far race relations have really come in the United States. On the one hand, the movie depicts the success of the Sixties civil rights crusade – its victory confirmed by <b></b>Barack Obama’s election in 2008.<p>On the other hand, the recent …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Humility: The Secret To Confident Leadership

Successful entrepreneurs must consistently focus on improving and promoting themselves and their companies. Personal motivation, individual sacrifice, and self-promotion are necessary and important components to moving a business forward. But once the herculean task of creating a business has been …

Entrepreneurship

Cheap Smartphone Dongle Can Test for Disease

A cheap appliance that fits onto a smartphone can successfully test people for the AIDS virus and syphilis, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The appliance, called a dongle, pulls its power from the smartphone and works with a fingerprick of blood, much like a home diabetes blood glucose test, the …

Columbia University

Apple wants to blow up cable TV

The talks, which seem to be in early stages, would let people with an Apple TV access certain channels buy purchasing access directly through Apple rather than a cable company or other provider.<p>Apple had been trying to work with cable providers, but its progress hit a wall when cable companies …

Smart TV

Is Apple planning its own search engine?

What is Apple Search? That's a question a lot of people will be asking over the coming months, after <i>Cult of Mac</i> spotted a job ad that references the as-yet-unknown service. The job summary calls for a project manager to work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "play …

Markets

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

That Time They Found Those Bodies in Ben Franklin's Basement

From 1757 to 1775, Ben Franklin lived in an elegant four-story Georgian house at No. 36 Craven Street in London during his time as an ambassador for …

Underwater towns of the Volga - in pictures

Communities on the Volga were flooded on Stalin’s orders for dams – but a few relics of the past remain<p>Sunken towns of the Volga revive memories of Stalinist-era Russia

Hydroelectric Power

9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

Virtual Roundtable<p>CT asked five IT leaders to identify the hottest trends in higher education technology today. From analytics to 3D printing, here's …

Commercial Crew Rivalries: Fun to Watch, Everybody Wins

Do you think John Elbon and Gwynne Shotwell are friends?<p>It's hard to say. Elbon is the vice president and general manager of Boeing's space …