Travis Saul

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Brew: Better Coffee At Home

Hello world. I know that it’s been a while. I’m still alive, still drinking coffee and incessantly thinking about how much I love it. I’m sorry that …

Coffee

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Functional Programming (Composing Software)

Note: This is part 1 of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in JavaScript ES6+ …

Superman branding iron

The $34, 3D printed branding iron snaps onto a standard Bic lighter and is perfect for pretending that you are a tiny, vain Superman whose …

Techendo.com

Delta's new Bike Butler wall mount stand costs $20 and holds by seatpost. Folds flat when not in use. #interbike2015 http://t.co/URTH88n4PF

Why the HTC Vive is still the most captivating VR headset on the horizon

We're roughly two months away from the HTC Vive’s launch and details are still distressingly scarce.<p>How much will the thing cost? How much space do I <i>really</i> need in order to set it up? Has Valve’s involvement and the SteamVR branding helped draw in developers? Does this thing have games ready for …

Neural Networks, Types, and Functional Programming

Deep learning, despite its remarkable successes, is a young field – perhaps ten years old. While models called artificial neural networks have been …

Deep Learning

Biorobotics: Hack a Venus Flytrap for Remote Control

Explore biorobotics with a carnivorous plant that bites on command!<p>In this fun and easy project you’ll explore <i>biorobotics</i> — the intersection of biology and robotics — by creating a remote-controlled Venus flytrap that can close its leaf on our command! You’ll do this by connecting an Arduino …

IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip - MIT Technology Review

A superconducting chip developed at IBM demonstrates an important step needed for the creation of computer processors that crunch numbers by …

Quantum Computing

DJI SDK provides tools for drone developers

As commercial drones become more and more popular, developers want to tap into this new market—and DJI wants to help them. The drone company recently …

Intro to Machine Learning

Machine Learning is a first-class ticket to the most exciting careers in data analysis today. As data sources proliferate along with the computing …

Lynis 2.1.0 - Security Auditing Tool for Unix/Linux Systems

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Commonly used by system administrators, security professionals and auditors, to evaluate the security …

Linux

These Mesmerizing, Morphing Chandeliers Move Like Jellyfish

This project transforms overhead lighting into kinetic sculptures. Studio Drift, an art and design studio in Amsterdam, has created the silken, flowery “Shylights.” When raised to the ceiling these lights are retracted in their cocoon-like container. They descend like airborne jellyfish, filling …

Quantum mechanics and scientific realism

by Quentin Ruyant<p>One of the main tasks of philosophy is to clarify conceptual problems and sketch the landscape of possible solutions to these …

Free to universalize or bound by culture? Multicultural and public philosophy

by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther<p>The accelerating flow of people (e.g., migration, whether voluntary and benign, or caused by violence and desperation) and …

Computer Color is Broken

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Single-Layer Neural Networks and Gradient Descent

This article offers a brief glimpse of the history and basic concepts of machine learning. We will take a look at the first algorithmically described …

Machine Learning

Why a Master Machine Artist Picked Up 3D Printing

Chris Bathgate has been making incredibly detailed and finely machined sculptures for several years. When we saw him, we were immediately infatuated with his work, and have kept an eye on him since. Recently, he has been exploring new methods such as 3D printing, and even creating works of art from …

3D Printing

How An Awful, Misspelled Presentation Launched The Most Important Startup You've Never Heard Of

The biggest names in tech have been calling it up and asking it to be their partner.<p>In the past few months Dell, HP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and others have all asked to join forces with this 70-employee company.<p>On Thursday, Amazon got cheers at its customers when it announced it …

Facebook shows the promise of SDN with new networking tech

Facebook detailed on Friday a new networking technology dubbed Data Center Fabric that coordinates all of the information flowing throughout its new …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

One nation without God: Why a post-religious America is upon us

<b>Joni Ernst (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>The yoke of fundamentalism is loosening. New data reveal Americans are turning away from religion in record numbers<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>March 3, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>With fire-breathing religion figuring anew in global …

The Dad 2.0 Summit: Making the Case For a New Kind of Manhood

At the fourth annual Dad 2.0 Summit, Dr. Michael Kimmel reviews the four classic rules for what it means to be a “real man”:<p>No sissy stuff.<br>• Be a big …

Ground Up: 7 Stimulating Coffee Hacks

Coffee is an essential part of most people’s daily routine. We’re highlighting some coffee hacks that will help you enjoy every aspect of coffee, from roasting the beans yourself in a converted washing machine, to using your computer to keep your coffee warm while you tear out your hair over a …

Coffee

Download, edit and print your own parts from McMaster-Carr

McMaster Carr is an amazing resource. It's well laid out, informative, comprehensive..but even better, they provide free 3D models for most of their …

Google starts highlighting health facts in search results

Google throws a lot of services at the wall, and unfortunately, Google Health never stuck. However, Mountain View is now taking another crack at the subject through its Knowledge Graph. To remind you, that's basically a box of info and images that appear when you search for historical events, …

R.I.P. PDI, The Company That Helped Turn Computer Graphics Into Art

A mini-festival of vintage work by the pioneering studio that DreamWorks Animation is closing.<p>After a string of box-office disappointments such as <i>Mr. Peabody & Sherman</i> and <i>Penguins of Madagascar</i>, DreamWorks Animation is going through a pretty brutal downsizing. The cartoon studio, which has been …

Hands-On with New Board: the PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer Kit

First the Physical<p>Last month we announced the release of PSoC 4 BLE by Cypress. It’s similar to the PSoC 4 that came before it, but as the acronym might imply, this latest board integrates Bluetooth Low Energy (which I’ll detail further down).<p>At a size not much larger than an Arduino Uno (only …

Microcontroller

APA 2014-4: Emergence and complex systems

by Massimo Pigliucci<p>This session of the Eastern Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association (part of my ongoing series of …