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10 Interview Questions Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

AKA: The Keys to JavaScript Mastery<p>At most companies, management must trust the developers to give technical interviews in order to assess candidate …

JavaScript

Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS

Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.<p>There are a lot of things in space, but terrestrial sea plankton was not one of them --at least, so we thought. Yet traces of the microorganisms were found on …

Space Exploration

Falcon 9 performs another perfect soft landing - SpaceX now confident it can land back at the launch pad (video) - ExtremeTech

Falcon 9 performs another perfect soft landing – SpaceX now confident it can land back at the launch pad (video)<p>By on July 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm<p>This …

Quasiparticles carry entanglement, breaking speed limits | Ars Technica

In a new experimental system, the concept of "light cones" doesn't apply.<p>In a recent experiment, scientists were able to observe quasiparticles …

Is our universe a bubble in the multiverse?

Screenshot from a video of Matthew Johnson explaining the multiverse hypothesis (credit: Perimeter Institute)<p>Researchers at the Perimeter Institute …

Privately funded solar spacecraft to launch in 2016

A tiny spacecraft designed to sail by the power of the sun is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX rocket in 2016, a leading US space enthusiast said …

The human brain's remarkably low power consumption, and how computers might mimic its efficiency - ExtremeTech

The human brain’s remarkably low power consumption, and how computers might mimic its efficiency<p>By on July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am<p>This site may earn …

Neuroscience

Toyota develops high-efficiency 'free piston' no-crankshaft combustion engine... to power an EV - ExtremeTech

Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV<p>By on July 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm<p>This site may earn …

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field (credit: University of Illinois)<p>Engineers at the University …

National Science Foundation

Google finally proves it won't pursue military contracts, pulls leading robot from DARPA competition - ExtremeTech

Google finally proves it won’t pursue military contracts, pulls leading robot from DARPA competition<p>By on July 1, 2014 at 10:32 am<p>This site may earn …

Modeling how neurons work together to perform movements: not as random as we thought

Multiphoton microscopy of mouse motor neurons (credit: Zeiss Microscopy/flickr)<p>In a bid to better understand the brain and also to create robotics …

Neuroscience

Bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs is now a step closer

Photograph of 3D branching agarose template embedded in a hydrogel construct (blue) and resulting blood-vessel-like 3D branching network (red). Scale …

Bionic Pancreas Delivers Automated Care to Those With Diabetes

When people think of "wearable technology" they often envision an entertaining gadget designed to deliver general information (think FitBit or the …

New search program aims to teach itself everything about any visual concept

Some of the many variations the new program has learned for three different concepts (credit: University of Washington)<p>Computer scientists from the …

Machine Learning

BMW, Tesla Discuss Building Charging Stations

It appears as though BMW and Tesla may team up in an effort to push electrified cars, as the two automakers reportedly met up to discuss the possibility of developing a universal electric charger in an effort to accelerate the move toward electric vehicles.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed to <i>Reuters</i> …

Tesla CEO: “All Our Patent Are Belong to You”

As promised, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk today released details regarding his company’s patents. In a blog titled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You,” Musk explains how his handling of patents has evolved throughout his career, to a point where he’s convinced that open-sourced info is not only good …

Tesla

Mind-controlled exoskeleton prepares to kick off the 2014 World Cup - ExtremeTech

By on June 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s showtime for the 2014 World …

Get ready for hybrid thinking

Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a …

Researchers create miniature human retina in a dish

These are rod photoreceptors (in green) within a “mini retina” derived from human iPS cells in the lab (credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine)<p>Johns Hopkins …

School cancels reading program rather than promote “hacker culture” | Ars Technica

Boing Boing editor responds, offers 200 free copies to the school's students.<p>After the Booker T. Washington Public High School in Pensacola, Florida, …

Wires that can store energy like batteries

Copper wire surrounded by two supercapacitor layers created by special nanowhiskers (green) (credit: UCF)<p>University of Central Florida researchers …

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique—and important—properties. Spherical in shape and silver in …

Scientists: 100 million worlds may have complex alien life in our galaxy

A group of international astronomers and astrobiologists have published new research that assesses the possibility of complex life on other worlds. …

Google Will Deploy $1 Billion Worth Of Satellites To Spread Internet Access

Silicon Valley's latest frontier is the edge of space itself.<p>The tubes that make up the internet cover much of the world, but not all of it. Google has announced plans to get internet to where the tubes can't reach, with three technologies: balloons, high-altitude solar-powered drones, and the …

Silicon Valley

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid - but quantum - ExtremeTech

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but <i>quantum</i><p>By on April 24, 2014 at 8:13 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

This Is the Richest, Most Colorful Picture of the Universe Ever

Gaze upon the vastness of creation, ye mighty, and despair.<p>The Hubble telescope may be on its last legs — it's expected to cease functioning sometime …

2.8-Second Tesla Killer - Goin' With the Flow - Technologue

Amid all the supercars unveiled at this year’s Geneva show was a gigantic 5100-pound, 912-hp AWD, four-seat gullwing EV hailing from the pocket country of Liechtenstein. It promised a 0-62-mph time of 2.8 seconds and a range of up to 372 miles, which sounded too good to be true — especially when …

Clean Energy

ISEE-3 spacecraft makes first Earth contact in 16 years | Ars Technica

A group of enthusiasts have established a two-way signal with the spacecraft.<p>On Thursday a group of space enthusiasts announced that they had …

SpaceX shows off Dragon V2, its brand new manned space capsule | Ars Technica

Elon Musk literally pulls back the curtain on his most ambitious project yet.<p>HAWTHORNE, CA—At an evening event in the SpaceX Headquarters on Thursday …