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Girl Geek Academy wants to teach one million girls to code

A new initiative aims to teach women how to create apps and launch their own startups, with the aim to reach one million people by 2025.<p>Last month, the International Game Developers Association released the results of its developer satisfaction survey, revealing that, 22 per cent of people working …

Startups

Ronnie Fieg X Sebago: boat shoes by a sneaker geek by Greg Weinstein

Sneaker genius Ronnie Fieg continues to remind us how he earned the title “sneaker genius” with another new collaboration. This time he’s teamed up …

Shoes

On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life

The cloudier an alien planet is, the closer it can get to its star and still remain potentially life-friendly, researchers say.<p>In fact, clouds might …

Astronomy

This Is Where You'll Go On Vacation In 20 Years

We've seen the future of flight, and it's awesome. But where will those see-through cabins and self-repairing wings be taking you?<p>Prepare for takeoff into the vacations of the future... and unlike those futuristic airplanes, these attractions are coming sooner than you think.<p><b>NEW YORK: A massive</b> …

Why Swim When You Can Slide? Water Parks Where You Can Play and Stay for Days

When the kids aren't in school, all they want to do is play video games or get out of the house. Resorts with water parks are an easy escape that will keep them active and entertained for days!<p>In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, named the best summer vacation destination in the US, you'll find The …

Water Parks

Pictures of the Week 7.24.14

Tumblr’s New App Has 3.3 Billion Unique Designs

The mobile app has enough ways for every Internet-connected person on earth to design a Tumblr.<p>Sure, you can change your poster image and your avatar as much as you’d like. But whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any other social-media site, your identity and feed can only fit into <i>one</i> …

Apps

Meet The First Electric Mercedes To Come To The U.S.–Powered By Tesla

Is another luxury vehicle going to tip the balance toward mass adoption of electric cars?<p>Despite the rosy (and admittedly alluring) predictions from analysts and journalists half a decade ago, the world doesn’t appear to be moving towards a future of all-electric vehicles. Based on current trends, …

Electric Vehicles

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is So Competitive, He Once Ranked No. 7 In The Nation For Angry Birds

Protests and controversies are nothing new to Uber cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick. He faces what he calls "protectionist schemes" in nearly every city where Uber launches, he said in an interview with the Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw.<p>But Kalanick can handle the pressure. Those who know him say …

Angry Birds

A Surgeon Shows How Google Glass Makes Procedures Dramatically Easier

The surgeon and his assistant then direct their Glass at the target to reveal an augmented reality display on their screens. To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.<p>Stanford University …

Medical Technology

This Stanford surgeon shows us the future of medicine: Augmented reality & Google Glass (exclusive)

With his Google Glass, Stanford University physician Dr. Homero Rivas pinpoints a target on the skin of an anatomical human model.<p>The surgeon and his assistant then direct their Glass at the target to reveal an augmented reality display on their screens. To their eyes, looking through the Glass, …

Google sheds light on Glass in new FAQ

A newly posted question-and-answer site answers a host of questions about Google's high-tech specs.<p>Those of you still in the dark about Google Glass will find a host of details via a new online FAQ.<p>Posted Tuesday, the FAQ addresses a slew of questions apparently sent to Google by people curious …

Google Glass

New York Times launches Google Glass app

The New York Times' app for Google Glass offers basic features including news alerts and automated readings of article summaries.<p>The New York Times has released to the public the Google Glass app that it demoed at this year's South by Southwest conference.<p>On Thursday, on a page on its Web site, the …

Apps

High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

Climate change could increase deficiencies in zinc and iron, new study suggests.<p><b>This story is part of National Geographic's special eight-month Future of Food series.</b><p><b>Crops grown in the high-CO2 atmosphere of the future could be significantly less nutritious, a new study published today in Nature</b> …

What is Newton's second law of motion?

It explains force, whichever way it is happening<p>Isaac Newton's laws of motion were first set down in his <i>Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis</i> in 1687. The first law states that an object will stay at rest or move with a constant velocity, unless it is acted upon by an external force. The …

On net neutrality, the FCC’s chairman increasingly stands alone

First came the tech companies, almost 150 of them. Then it was the investor class, clamoring that the Federal Communications Commission's plan for net neutrality would create an uneven playing field between established companies and young startups. Protesters — usually more common on the National …

Another Comet Pan-STARRS

This Comet Pan-STARRS isn’t as bright as the one many saw in spring 2013. But some observers are reporting a recent outburst in brightness …<p>Remember …

This Plastic Is Made Of Shrimp Shells

It's called shrilk, and no, it won't cause allergic reactions.<p>There ain't no reason why we can't replace plastic with something biodegradable. Here's one option: a material called shrilk. It is made from a chemical in shrimp shells called chitosan, a version of chitin--the second-most abundant …

Biodegradation

The World's Largest Solar Farm

Shine bright like a solar panel<p>In February, the Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System opened over a 3,500-acre stretch of the Mojave Desert. The solar thermal farm operates at 392 megawatts—just under 1 percent of California’s total energy production, or enough to power 140,000 homes.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

The Week In Numbers: Human Supertaskers, The Tallest Mountain In The Solar System, And More

<b>25 kilometers</b>: the height of the Martian peak Olympus Mons (see how mountains in our solar system compare here)<p><b>10,648 asteroids</b>: have been identified as near-Earth objects as of February 1, 2014 (read how we're finding them before they find us here)<p><b>71 percent</b>: the increase in the amount of …

Military

Giant Anemone Eats Seabird

I will never again underestimate sea anemones.<p>Giant green sea anemones can be found under the waves on rocky coasts from Alaska to Panama, shimmering a quite brilliant and unlikely green. They eat small fish, mussels, crabs, and sea urchins. They are basically immobile, and stick to small food …

Birds

HomeDSGN

http://www.homedsgn.com/…/bronte-house-by-rolf-ockert-desi…/<p>Bronte House by Rolf Ockert Design

Plane House by K Studio

Plane House is a private residence designed by K Studio.<p>It is located on Skiathos Island, Greece, and was created with the intention of enjoying the …

HomeDSGN

http://www.homedsgn.com/…/kasir-residence-by-saab-architec…/<p>Kasir Residence by Saab Architects

HomeDSGN

http://www.homedsgn.com/…/casa-del-agua-by-a-a-a-almazan-y…/<p>Casa del Agua by a.a.a Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados

Jln Angin Laut by Hyla Architects

Hyla Architects designed this home, Jln Angin Laut, in 2012.<p>It is located in Singapore, Singapore, and its interior is sleek and bright.<p>Jln Angin …

Balcony House by A-cero

Balcony House was designed by A-cero, and it is located in Madrid, Spain.<p>The futuristic exterior of the home belies a more traditional and elegant …

Home on Holmby Hills by Quinn Architects