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Obama, wowed by young scientists, announces new STEM pledges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, …

Xiaomi's action cam bests a GoPro Hero for half the price

Xiaomi has unleashed a 399 CNY ($64) action cam onto unsuspecting cats in China, but will it join the Mi band in the US? The Yi Camera actually trumps the specs of GoPro's entry-level camera with 1080P, 60fps video and up to 64GB of memory at about half the price (the $130 Hero has 1080/30p video …

Space tourism startup World View’s parafoil flies to record altitude of 102,000 feet

Imagine you and seven other people sitting inside a pressurized cabin, swinging gently below a balloon that could swallow an entire football stadium. At 102,000 feet above the ground.<p>That vision might sound like something from the distant future, but it might not be as far away as you think. …

Israel’s largest-ever cache of medieval gold coins found by amateur divers

Israel on Wednesday unveiled the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, accidentally discovered by amateur divers and dating back about a thousand years.<p>The find was made two weeks ago near the Israeli port city of Caesarea and consists of some 2,000 coins, weighing …

Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Harvard

Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent

Robots are taking over the world -- well, the front pages -- and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge …

Common Small Business Website Mistakes Which Cost You Money

Experts have found the most common, mostly costly website mistakes made by small business owners. There's a good chance you're making at least one …

'Megadroughts' Could Devastate Southwest U.S. Within a Century

Droughts like the one California is experiencing are only going to get worse over the course of the century and could devastate some central and …

Climate Change

US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

<b>The American south-west and central plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years.</b><p>Places like California are already facing very dry conditions, but these are quite gentle compared with some periods in the 12th and 13th …

Scientists warn of 'mega-drought' in western US if climate change ignored

Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any seen in at least the past 1,000 years<p>A broad swathe of the western United States is likely to be hit by a “megadrought’ lasting decades in the second half of this century, according to a new …

Climate Change

Great Entrepreneurs Move From Developers To Leaders

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their knowledge of a new technology or required service. Developer skills are necessary, but not sufficient, to build a business. A real business requires leadership – thought leadership to attract customers and mind …

Entrepreneurship

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Buying solar panels for your home: Here’s how it works.

One day, as a child in the early 1980s, I spotted a strange device on my grandfather’s roof in San Diego. I asked my dad about it, and he told me, …

Solar Power

A New Artificial Skylight System Nearly Indistinguishable from the Sun Itself | Colossal

<p>In what may be one of the most ground-breaking developments in creating artificial sunlight, a group of Italian scientists recently announced …

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 …

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Android, or Samsung’s smartphone design team. He promised all of Apple’s resources would be deployed in a “thermonuclear war” against the rival operating system and the South Korean company. Tim Cook’s Apple never followed up on Jobs’ threat… at …

Tim Cook

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

Armed with tiny orbiting sensors, a startup plans to build the world's largest database of private weather data.<p>Every bird, every bug, every human being on Earth is enveloped at all times by the signals of the Global Positioning System (GPS).<p>Its 32 satellites, operated by the U.S. government, do …

Extreme Weather

Startup of the Week: Modanisa

The Muslim fashion market is estimated to be worth $200 billion (£132 billion), yet a fraction of those funds are online. Turkish startup Modanisa …

Startups

Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …

Landscaping

The Best Programming Languages Every Beginner Should Learn

But, as is the case with any new skill, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few steps you should take early on and programming languages that are best-suited for beginners.<p>"Drag and drop" programming is a basic technique that allows you to build code by dragging and dropping …

70 Top Sources of Free eLearning Courses

Two years ago we featured Julie DeNeen’s (@jdeneen4) 50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses on Getting Smart. Since, we’ve seen platforms enhance, …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Where models are looking in ads can make a huge difference in engaging consumers.</b> Heatmaps overlaying ads, generated using eye-tracking technology, reveal that when a model's eyes look at the product, a viewer's eyes are drawn to the product and headline too, an important factor in generating …

Parents May Matter a Lot More Than Schools for Getting Kids Into Science

There’s a big conversation going on in the United States about how to produce either more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) …

Dutch app turns smartphones into aerosol pollution trackers

Citizen scientists already use their phones to report roadkill, light pollution and invasive plants, using free apps. But in 2013, Dutch researchers …

Carve anything out of metal or wood with Carvey

The home creating space is increasingly moving from the garage to the desktop, and the latest evidence is Carvey, a CNC machine the size of a …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

GE Launches an Interface Board to Let You Hack Their Appliances

General Electric is releasing an interface board that will let you program and control their smart appliances, and they’re giving away a batch of ovens and refrigerators to makerspaces to help launch the project.<p>The program comes through the FirstBuild program, a new endeavor by GE and Local Motors …