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The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

University of Washington

We Now Have an Equation That Explains How The Hell Quantum Chaos Behaves

Even chaos can be predicted.<p>While physicists have managed to wrap their minds around chaos theory in the macroscopic world, chaos also has its way at …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

FDA approves first drug to limit frequent waking to urinate

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first drug to reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom.<p>The treatment is a nasal spray intended for adults who wake up at least twice a night to urinate. The Food and Drug Administration said the spray, called Noctiva, is not approved to treat all causes of frequent …

FDA

Robot Makes Mistake, Human Notices And Does Nothing, Robot Responds And Corrects Mistake

Last week I wrote about how science infuses science fiction in the Syfy network series <i>The Expanse</i>. Now comes a story about how the researchers at MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) are turning science fiction into science.<p>The researchers created a system that …

Robotics

5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

Sewbo is getting closer to disrupting the sweatshop

Jon Zornow, the founder of Sewbo, made waves in September after announcing that he had built the first robot to sew a t-shirt without human intervention. Using a robot arm and an automatic sewing machine, Zornow took some carefully prepared material and ran it through a pre-programmed series of …

Scientists turned cooking oil into a material that's 200 times stronger than steel

Graphene is a single sheet of carbon atoms with incredible properties - it's 200 times stronger than steel, harder than diamond, and incredibly flexible. Under certain conditions, it can even be turned into a superconductor that carries electricity with zero resistance.<p>That means the material has …

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

Arduino

Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Bring it on.<p>Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun - two light atoms, in …

Donald Trump is the sole reliable source of truth, says chair of House Science Committee

“Better to get your news directly from the president,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas.<p>It is early days in the Trump administration. (I know it doesn’t feel like it. Check your calendar.) But there have already been disturbing signs of how the administration intends to treat science and government …

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer's Primary Way of Making Energy

A Welcomed Side Effect<p>While the typical side effects noted along with medications include upset stomach, headache, and difficulty operating heavy …

Cancer

Hydraulic muscle makes for tougher, stronger disaster-site robots

The idea of using robots as the go-to for handling disaster situations isn't new, but part of the problem has been how to build robots light enough …

Robotics

Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google

Maluuba brings a deep learning pioneer into the fold at Microsoft<p>Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired Maluuba, a Toronto startup focused on using deep learning for natural language processing. Deep learning is an approach to artificial intelligence currently in vogue that has …

Harvard Researchers Have Found the Source of Human Consciousness

What is human consciousness and where does it come from? Throughout the ages, some of our greatest minds have probed this question, and struggled to …

Court finds bad street design liable in NYC crash

The decision could change the way cities deploy safety improvements<p>Transportation experts agree that poor street design—and the driver behavior it enables—is responsible for many of the U.S.’s astronomically high number of traffic deaths. Now, in a landmark case, the New York State Court of Appeals …

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Quantum Mechanics

jwahawis.github.io by jwahawis

Automated blind control via an Amazon Echo Dot and Raspberry Pi<p>12/25/16<p>Videos<p>Opening<p>Closing<p>Build Summary<p>My apartment has large windows that are great …

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City captured the world's attention when they announced the birth of a child to a mother carrying a fatal genetic defect.<p>Using a technique called mitochondrial replacement therapy, the …

Genetics

These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone

To clear land mines without casualties<p>Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, knowing that one wrong step could end their lives. “When we walked to school, we had a special path to follow—otherwise we would end up in a minefield,” Massoud says. Mines are cheap to …

Drones

MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables

Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer.<p>Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have developed a self-folding, origami-like technology called aeroMorph. The new type of inflatable could open the door to all sorts of …

Origami

Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

World Bank

An Adjustable Rolling Camera Stand, a DIY Self-Powered Vehicle, Table Saw Shopping Advice, a Secret Stash Santa & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Glass & Steel Display Case</b><p>Jimmy DiResta turns bar stock and safety glass into a substantial display case:<p><b>Jobsite</b> …

Woodworking

The Advanced Guide to Setting Up a DIY Game Console with a Raspberry Pi

It’s no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That …

3tags.org

Whittling for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

Playing with knives… Not something to recommend to, well anyone really. But idle hands will find their way to a blade at some point, so curiosities …

An Ellipse-Cutting Router Jig, Multifunctional Wooden Boxes, a DIY Urban Sawmill, a Steel Fire Pit & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Wooden Spoon</b><p>Jimmy DiResta is the man who can make anything out of anything. I love how he starts with …

Woodworking

Humans can now move complex robot arms just by thinking

Most robotic arm systems required a very complex and very invasive brain implant… until now. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new system that requires only a sexy helmet and a bit of thinking, paving the way to truly mind-controlled robotic tools.<p>“This is the first time in …

50 Most Important Raspberry Pi Sensors And Components Listed

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn a little more about the awesome mini PC and supported components, may be interested in a new list …

Build a DIY Sleep Monitor That Tracks What Happens In Your Room

Just about every fitness wearable around tracks your sleep patterns, but none of them track what’s happening in the room. Over on Adafruit, they put …