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ML beyond Curve Fitting: An Intro to Causal Inference and do-Calculus

You might have come across Judea Pearl's new book, and a related interview which was widely shared in my social bubble. In the interview, Pearl …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

The Most Romantic Destination in Every U.S. State, Mapped

With Christmas coming up, there's really no better time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. And you want to share a new experience …

National Parks

UK military lab launches £40,000 machine learning prize

Tech giants including Google and Facebook have been rushing to snap up artificial intelligence and machine learning talent in recent years. Now, the …

Machine Learning

12 ways to introduce your kids to their new best friend: science

Kits to get them hooked.<p>Dear parents,<p>Video games and basketballs are awesome and all, but let's not pretend they inspire the same awe for the world as your best buddy science. Remember when you were a child and you’d build your own volcano in the kitchen? How about the magic of growing your own …

Remote Controls

How Hershey used IoT to save $500K for every 1% of improved efficiency in making Twizzlers

Find out how Hershey leveraged the Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine learning, and big data to regulate production at its factories, …

Call of the wild: can America’s national parks survive? | Lucy Rock

America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself<p>Autumn in the North Cascades National Park and soggy clouds cling to the peaks of the mountains that inspired the musings of Beat poets such as Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg 60 years …

The Map of Physics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Physics Fit Together

From Newton’s mechanical calculations to Einstein’s general and special relativity to the baffling indeterminacy of quantum mechanics, the discipline …

After hesitation, Carson accepts Trump's offer to head U.S. housing department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a rival-turned-supporter of Donald Trump, overcame his stated qualms about a lack of government experience on Monday to accept the president-elect’s nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.<p>Republican U.S. …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

Graphic Design

Spector is an IRL eyedropper tool for fonts that's perfect for typography nerds

You don’t have to be a designer to appreciate good typography – just check out this student-made device that can detect and name fonts just by looking at it.<p>Called Spector, the prototype is used to snap a photo of the text to determine the letters’ shape, symbols, and weight. The algorithm then …

Typography

Tiny Falcon 9 Rocket Lands Successfully In Backyard Pool

Meet Falcon 0.9<p>The key to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is not how it goes up, but what it does when it comes down. Built around a reusable first stage, the rocket puts objects in space and then lands safely back to earth on a floating drone platform. Or at least, it’s supposed to. While the real rocket …

Miniature

These 5 gadgets will transform your dumb car into a smart car

But the smarter automobiles get, the more expensive they become. And not everybody can afford to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a tech update in the car.<p>Fortunately, there's another way to bring your car into the modern era.<p>Whether you're looking to get more data about your car's …

Mobile Devices

8 All-American Drives With Google Maps

Parents teamed up with Google Maps to create family-friendly road trips to some of the app’s most-searched summer destinations and attractions. With low gas prices and loads of fun places to stop, there’s never been a better way to see the country.<p>Each route is a loop, so you can begin at any point …

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Make a solar light for your tool shed using a soda bottle

How Much We Spent for 75 Days of Travel in Europe With Our Kids

Do you dream of traveling with your kids to Europe during their summer vacations, but never take any action to make it a reality? You might think traveling to Europe during the summer would be too expensive, especially since summer is the peak season for travel in the region. But traveling with …

Personal Finance

Stunning photos and timelapse video capture a journey on India's longest train

In the vast network of India's railways, the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express holds a special place as the longest train in the country in terms …

So, You’re Scared Of Surface Mount

If you are lucky enough to encounter a piece of homebrew electronics from the 1950s, the chances are that under the covers the components will be …

Homemade

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

Getting Started with Virtual Reality: An Introduction to Unity

The Maker community is an extraordinary bunch filled with wild ideas and potential, limited only by the capabilities of the components they can get their hands on — but what if I told you there were worlds you could have complete control over? They’re out there, and over the next few years we’ll …

Game Development

How Much We Spent for 10 Months of World Travel

Since our return back home from our gap year of travel around the world, the most frequent question we get is "How did you pay for your trip?" or some derivative of that question such as:<p>How in the world could you afford that?<br>• Did you guys hit the jackpot?<br>• What do you do for a living?<br>• Did you work …

Air Travel

Algorithm Turns Fiction Into Interactive Games

Play your favorite book<p>Computer scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an algorithm that crafts interactive fictional stories based on similar stories written by humans, according to a recent study and an article on <i>Motherboard</i>.<p>Most choose-your-own-adventure stories have a …

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

European Travel

The do's and don'ts of Yellowstone National Park

Do's and don'ts in Yellowstone National Park:<p><b>Don't get within 100 yards of a wolf or bear</b>, or within 25 yards of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes. Rangers say more people are hurt by bison than by bears. (Bison can run about 35 mph — three times faster than most people.)<p><b>Don't</b> …

National Parks

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Maker’s Dashboard

A. LED Matrix Tachometer<p><b>Materials:</b> Arduino + OBD-II TTL adapter + LED matrix <b><br>Cost:</b> $100<br>Monitor your engine’s RPM and improve your manual shifting precision with a breakout LED tachometer.<p>B. Car Diagnostic Display<p><b>Materials:</b> Raspberry Pi + TFT shield + OBD-II Bluetooth adapter + Bluetooth 4.0 adapter</b> …