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Software Design Is In Crisis. Here’s How To Fix It

Design is struggling to scale with the applications it supports because design is still bespoke–full of tailor-made solutions for individual problems. InVision’s Marco Suarez’s proposes a way forward.<p>In the 1960s, computer technology began outpacing the speed of software programming. Computers …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past

From rows and columns to custom apps<p>When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company’s head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and …

Mozilla leads project to consolidate web development documentation across browsers

Mozilla is teaming up with Microsoft, Google, W3C, Samsung and other industry leaders as part of a joint effort to “make web development a little …

These Are the Top 5 Industries 3-D Printing Will Disrupt

It's already begun.<p>3-D printing technology has come a long way in recent years, and it's really started to mature in terms of its capabilities and real-world applications. It's no longer just theoretical -- it's practical in a wide variety of instances, and that's good news for 3-D printing …

3D

Google exec: Our society is in real jeopardy

<b>(CNN) —</b> In November 2014, the Guardians of Peace -- a group affiliated with the North Korean government -- hacked Sony Pictures because the studio was planning to release "The Interview," a movie they felt insulted their leader, Kim Jong Un.<p>After the initial breach, the hackers threatened theaters …

Cybersecurity

Engines with Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing | Feature

From the October 2017 issue<p>Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized …

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

By Laurie McGinley<p>Laurie McGinley<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The …

Cancer

It looks like we're in for another La Niña winter. What does that mean?

A quick refresher on what “the little girl” actually is.<p>It seems like every year there’s some talk of El Niño or La Niña, and every year you intend to figure out what that really means. It’s something about the weather getting warmer...right? But only in certain places? Wind is definitely involved, …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Physics

Have Passwords Become Obsolete?

As the technology is expanding its footprints, so are threats associated with it. The frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks are accelerating. …

What It Takes to Train the Next Generation of Innovators

Sean Sheppard, founder of GrowthX Academy, discusses the critical skills for the upcoming Innovation Economy.<p>How do we educate people for a future we can't predict? It's a question that's been on my mind a lot lately -- and, it turns out, it's been on Sean Sheppard's as well.<p>Sean is a serial …

How 3D printing Startups are Helping 2D Giants Innovate

3D printing is a technology that seems to change every year. When it was first created, the buzz was about its potential to revolutionize manufacturing processes, especially when it came to rapid prototyping. After it had become clear the tech needed more time before it could be cost effective for …

Innovation

How To Secure Your Web App With HTTP Headers

Web applications, be they thin websites or thick single-page apps, are notorious targets for cyber-attacks. In 2016, approximately 40% of data …

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

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The Psychology of Scientific Advancement

We’re intrigued by scientific advancement and futures but also scared by them. It’s been said, only half-joking, that the only people who welcome …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

This Tiny Turbine Could Be the Next Big Thing in Power

Driven by "supercritical fluid," the turbine could someday leave steam in the dust.<p>Jet engines may be getting bigger, but power plant turbines might be getting smaller. The tech is still in its early stages but GE Global Research is developing a turbine that—though only the size of the average …

New graphene solar panels turn rain into clean energy

Solar power has the potential to generate about 40 percent of America’s energy, yet the technology still has limitations. One is weather. Clouds and …

Clean Energy

The Most Compelling Argument for How Tesla Motors Is a Tech Company

Model S center console. Image source: Tesla.<p>Whether or not <b>Tesla Motors</b> technically qualifies as a tech company is a topic of active debate. From a valuation perspective, Tesla certainly benefits from the tech associations, since traditional automakers fetch rather poor valuations in the market. At …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Now we can 3D print ceramics

We couldn't do that before.<p>Despite being able to build just about anything with 3D printing, until now items have been limited to polymer plastics, a handful of metals and glass. However, researchers at HRL Laboratories have announced a significant advancement in additive manufacturing: the ability …

Ceramics

Artificial intelligence: Elon Musk backs open project 'to benefit humanity'

Non-profit research company OpenAI to seek ‘a good outcome for all over its own self-interest’, say Tesla boss and others donating a combined $1bn<p>Some of the most prominent executives in the technology industry including the Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk are backing a non-profit artificial …