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Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon.<p>A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up in Siberia …

Space Travel

Deadly Cashew Nut Oil Is Poised to Take On Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

They're so toxic they can rip your skin apart on contact. But that virulence is what makes them perfect candidates for a new wave of …

Microbiology

Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good

Roll through the pain. We’ve all done it—in that it “hurts so bad I want to stop, but I know if I stop I’ll regret it” sort of way. Maybe before a …

Pain

This Stunning Story of Kindness on Southwest Airlines Shows: Always Talk to Strangers on Airplanes

This is an incredible lesson on why you should always be nice to other airline passengers.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time on airplanes. So, imagine you're a passenger on Southwest Airlines.<p>You find an open aisle seat in Row 14. You stow your bags and settle in. You get comfortable. And then, the …

Southwest Airlines

Sending emails from a Create-React-App

A few days ago we added a new <b>Invite people by email</b> feature, to an app we’re developing internally at Ingenious. The app consists of a board with a …

Software Engineering

Now this… this is an ultra-wide monitor

I’ve been working with an ugly but functional lopsided two-monitor setup for years, and while it has served me well, I can’t say the new generation of ultra-wide monitors hasn’t tempted me. But the truth is they just aren’t wide enough. Or rather, they <i>weren’t</i>.<p>Samsung has just blown my mind with a …

Gear & Gadgets

DIY Raspberry Pi 3 Wireless Router

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and makers looking for a quick project to keep them busy for an hour over the weekend may be interested in this new …

Raspberry Pi

Microsoft introduces the Python Language Server in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is continuing its commitment to Python with the release of the Python Language Server. It is currently available as part of the July …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

Employment

GraphQL in React for noobs 👶🏽

What is GraphQL? 🤔<p>GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for …

Software Engineering

Webpack 4 course - part one. Entry, output and ES6 modules

July 16, 2018<p>1. Webpack 4 course – part one. Entry, output and ES6 modules<br>• 2. Webpack 4 course – part two. Using loaders to handle scss, image files …

JavaScript

The Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, And NPM

The Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, And NPMThe Holy Grail Of Reusable Components: Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, And …

Web Development

Creating a Super Old-School Text-Based Jane Austen Game Using Python

We started the Computer Science portion of our Lambda School curriculum this week by covering the basics of Python and Object-Oriented Programming …

Python Programming

Nerf’s latest laser tag kit takes a cue from FPS games

Nerf guns are a lot of fun. But the arguments over whether someone got hit and picking up all those darts when you're done? Not so much. Laser tag has a huge advantage there. Nerf even made its own laser tag guns a few years ago, and this week it updates the line with a video-game-influenced …

Galaxy Note

The idea ancient people didn’t live until old age is a myth

You might have seen the cartoon: Two cavemen sitting outside their cave knapping stone tools. One says to the other: “Something’s just not right—our air is clean, our water is pure, we all get plenty of exercise, everything we eat is organic and free-range, and yet nobody lives past 30.”<p>This …

Demographics

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

The hotel bathroom puzzle

The hotel bathroom puzzle<p>In his wonderful book <i>The Evolution of Useful Things</i>, the author and civil engineer Henry Petroski shares one of the most …

Siblings

router7

TODO(stapelberg): travis badge, reportcard badge<p>router7 is a pure-Go implementation of a small home internet router. It comes with all the services …

Linux

How to add secondary destinations in Apple Maps while navigating

Apple Maps is debatably the most popular navigation app on iOS due to it being the default application. One thing that tends to get thrown under the rug is secondary destinations. This feature lets you add pit stops such as gas stations, fast food restaurants, etc. to Apple Maps without ending your …

MacBook Pro

Intelligent birds

New Caledonia crow<p>A discovery by Dr Sarah Jelbert of Jesus College, Cambridge, has led to the refinement of our understanding of crow intelligence. On the south-west Pacific island of New Caledonia, a crow called Emma has stunned researchers by operating a vending machine they constructed for it, …

Birds

Bluetooth 5.0 explained: A glimpse into the future of wireless Apple products

One of Apple’s most controversial moves in recent years was the removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. However, nearly two years later now, Apple has continuously worked on improving its plan for a wireless future with features such as wireless charging on the iPhone 8/X, AirPlay 2, and the …

Tech Trends

Tips of the Week: Unfreezing Hex Heads, Tissue Printing, Plastic String from Bottles, and the Universal Greeblie

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

George Lucas

Rising From The Ashes of a Makerspace Fire

Foothills Community Workshop is a small makerspace in the old manufacturing community of Granite Falls, North Carolina, about an hour drive north of Charlotte. Things were going well for the first six years. Membership was steady, the workshop space had grown from its initial 2000 square feet to …

woodshop

Blackmagic eGPU

Thunderbolt 3 external graphics processor with Radeon Pro 580<p>The Blackmagic eGPU is a high performance graphics accelerator for professional software …

Cinematography

New MacBooks are cool, but the Blackmagic external GPU is the awesome upgrade you want

Apple on Thursday launched new, upgraded versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. The changes are mostly under the hood, and will likely …

MacBook Pro

Animal Crossing On GameCube Can Actually Play Any NES Game

A deleted feature from <i>Animal Crossing</i> for the GameCube would have let you play a library of 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System games off of your …

Retrogaming

6 Effective Techniques for Home Fencing Practice

Practicing at your fencing club with classes and private lessons are the best way to progress forward in fencing, but working out at home is …

Self Defense

The 'Pebble' Test Box

The pebble test box from Leon Paul<p>At last a super simple weapon tester green for good, red or orange for bad accompanied by a buzzer sound. The sleek …

Wearable Tech

Arduino Fencing Scoring Apparatus

LED DRAWING PAD<p>DIY ACRYLIC INDIGO BUTTERFLY LAMP.<p>Arduino GoPro Wifi Control<p>Arduino Class<p>First of all, this is a great project. Thanks for …

Arduino

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement