Matt Standifer

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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests For Good

It probably won’t surprise most vegetable gardeners that insects outnumber humans many millions of times over. While some insects can be beneficial …

25 Robots Set to Compete in Ambitious Contest This Summer

This summer, 25 robots from around the world will go head to head in a competition to test how machines could one day provide assistance after …

Robotics

Augmented Reality Without The Glasses

The term Augmented Reality is typically defined as an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device. This device is almost always thought to be Google Glass or some variant. So now that Google Glass …

Augmented Reality

10 Floating Homes Of The Future

Life at sea—it sounds far away, like a distant lifestyle reserved for Navy seamen, ocean trawlers and submarine captains. But as shorelines recede, populations grow and property-ownership ideas evolve, designers and architects are prompted to re-think how—and where—we live. Many look to the …

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

<i>This article co-written with Ken Goffman.</i><p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions …

8 predictions Arthur C. Clarke got right decades ago (pictures)

Speaking at an AT&T/MIT conference in 1976, "2001: A Space Odyssey" author Arthur C. Clarke shared his vision of the future. He described the ability to communicate with the outside world using HD screens attached to keyboards. In other words, he accurately saw where the home computers just being …

Arthur C. Clarke

Why Marvel's coming relaunch is brilliant in two panels

This summer Marvel promises to smash together past, present, and alternate universes to form a new world order featuring the most popular versions of characters, eliminating less popular ones, and generally making everything more exciting and fun.<p>DC fans may be weary after so many reboots, as a …

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Watch Vestigen’s Project Ara Sensors Show How Modular Smartphones Could Change The World

Project Ara is getting closer to producing a shipping product, and a developer conference in Singapore gave some of those building hardware modules for the Google-made smartphone with swappable parts a chance to show off their coming wares. Vestigen is one such company, which is focused on building …

Mobile Devices

Have astronomers pinpointed dark matter Galaxy X?

In 2009, astronomers predicted an unseen dark-matter-dominated dwarf galaxy orbiting our Milky Way – nicknamed Galaxy X. Now they say they’ve found …

What's the Future of Wearable Tech now Google Glass is Out?

<b>What's the future of wearable technology now that Google Glass is out? I discuss how perhaps the term can mean more than computers in our …

Apple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, …

Top Android news of the week: Desktop PC, Moto X in China, Galaxy 6 leaked

In the world of Android this week we saw the release of a desktop system in a keyboard, reports that the Moto X is big in China, and photos were …

Phones

This Is What Breakfast Looks Like In 22 Countries Around The World

The best meal of the day. Inspired by these Quora threads.

Mars will test our capabilities, but Europa is the real prize

The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to …

8 Time Wasters That Hold Us Back (And What To Do Instead)

If we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that we hold ourselves back. We can blame our past, our parents, we can even blame our pets for the …

The Week in Spandex - Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Deadpool, Spider-Man, Suicide Squad, Legion of Superheroes, Green Lantern, LEGO Batman and more

<i>Our weekly round up of all the news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes…</i><p>Last week I promised to revert back to the usual format …

Long Shot: Planet Could Hit Earth in Distant Future

Our solar system has a potentially violent future. New computer simulations reveal a slight chance that a disruption of planetary orbits could lead …

Astronomy

Scandals prompt return to peer review and reproducible experiments

High-profile fraud has galvanised scientists to urge a return to a crucial element of the scientific method<p>Diederik Stapel, a professor of social psychology in the Netherlands, had been a rock-star scientist – regularly appearing on television and publishing in top journals. Among his striking …

Celebrity Gossip

Corning claims upcoming ‘Project Phire’ glass is nearly as scratch-resistant as sapphire

Corning announced today that it is preparing to ship a new type of glass that can withstand scratches almost as well as sapphire while providing superior drop protection. The glass is the result of “Project Phire,” which aimed to create a more scratch-resistant glass to rival sapphire.<p>The …

New infographic details how to pick the right 3D printing filament for your next project

Feb.7, 2015 | By Simon<p>After announcements from many different consumer-based 3D printing companies that they will be offering an expanded collection …

3D Printing

'Alphabetical' Tells The Story Behind Every Letter, A To Z

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. But how did they get there, and why do they look the way they do? Michael Rosen tackles these questions and more in his new book <i>Alphabetical.</i><p>Nobody knows exactly why people started writing down sounds, Rosen tells NPR's Scott Simon. "All they can say is …

Ask Ethan #74: Gravitational Waves

Light and sound are waves that we all know. But gravity makes them, too.<p><i>“Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into</i> …

The Known Universe by AMNH

10 of Benjamin Franklin’s Lesser-Known Feats of Awesomeness

We all know about Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flyin’, library-establishin’, Declaration-signin’, newspaper-printin’, lady-killin’ ways. But let’s …

George Washington