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5 Creative Ideas for Indian Homes

When you think of art deco, the words bold and flashy come to mind. The style originated in France during the period between the First and the Second …

Art Deco

The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum.<p>Seven bikes lean against the wall …

An Obama official says the biggest threat from AI is that we won’t invest enough in it

In 2014, the Pew Research Center asked a panel of 1,896 experts if artificial intelligence would destroy more jobs than it created within a decade. The answer, including responses from Google’s chief economist and MIT computer scientists, was definitive: they have no idea (pdf). The group came down …

Artificial Intelligence

French Physicists Unravel the Secrets of the Knuckleball

Knuckleballs are mostly associated with baseball in the United States, but this devilishly unpredictable ball motion also shows up in soccer, …

An Introduction to Model-Based Machine Learning

This guest post was written by Daniel Emaasit, a Ph.D Student of Transportation Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Daniel’s research …

Machine Learning

60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more - Artificial Intelligence

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Machine Learning

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

Albert Einstein

How to Correctly Design and Build a Kitchen

Before starting the design process, the most important thing is to understand how the kitchen is going to be used. This is a basic approach that any …

Michio Kaku: One Mistake in Physics That Nearly Disproved Einstein's Theory of Relativity

<b>Science</b> is <b>hard</b>, especially when you’re out on the <b>edges of the unknown</b>. <b>Mistakes</b> get made, and usually corrected over time. But no one expected …

20 Tourist Attractions Worth the Money (and 5 That Aren't)

Your vacation dollars should work as hard as you …

Life on Saturn’s frozen moon: Scientists believe they’ve discovered a habitable world

<b>(NASA)</b><p>Enceladus contains a source of energy and a subterranean ocean. The challenge now is how to explore its surface<p>Annie Sneed<p>June 29, 2016 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Saturn’s frozen moon Enceladus is a tantalizing world—many scientists are …

Astronomy

Image Dithering: Eleven Algorithms and Source Code

Dithering: An Overview<p>Today’s graphics programming topic – dithering – is one I receive a lot of emails about, which some may find surprising. You …

Tutorials

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Things UNIX can do atomically — Crowley Code!

This is a catalog of things UNIX-like/POSIX-compliant operating systems can do atomically, making them useful as building blocks for thread-safe and …

How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Robin Hood

The Orbit of Mars. How Long is a Year on Mars?

Mars and Earth have quite a few things in common. Both are terrestrial planets, both are located within the Sun’s habitable zone, both have polar ice …

Astronomy

A Beginner’s Guide to Big O Notation

Big O notation is used in Computer Science to describe the performance or complexity of an algorithm. Big O specifically describes the worst-case …

This Astrophysicist Posed an Alien Challenge and the Internet Is Racing to Solve It

If aliens sent you an encrypted binary message, could you answer? René Heller, an astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System …

Astrophysics

Can You Solve This Viral Mathematics Puzzle That's Splitting The Internet?

Editor's Blog Photo credit: wavebreakmedia/ShutterstockBrain Dare have posted this mathematical brain teaser on their Facebook page and it’s been …

Mathematics

This French software giant is helping Tesla and Faraday Future in 'building the future'

The company makes 3D imaging software to help companies design and test products. And it's used by the likes of Tesla, Faraday Future, and Jeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin, among others.<p>"We serve the most prestigious big brands in each sector," CEO Bernard Charles told BI this week, "but our …

Augmented Reality

Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>Since World War II, the U.S. has been an innovation superpower. In virtually every advanced field, whether it’s information technology, biotechnology, agriculture, or renewable energy, America holds a leading position. Other nations may challenge in one field or another, but no …

How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Video Tutorials

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

Pauls Online Math Notes

Here is a complete listing of all the subjects that are currently available on this site as well as brief descriptions of each.<p>Cheat Sheets & …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

How To Build Your Own Rogue GSM BTS For Fun And Profit

The last week I've been visiting my friend and colleque Ziggy in Tel Aviv which gave me something I've been waiting for almost a year, a brand new …

Raspberry Pi

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

Machine Learning

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft

Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument... for free. Previously, you had to pay if you wanted anything more than basic …