Ryan Creeden

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Using Metadata to find Paul Revere

London, 1772. I have been asked by my superiors to give a brief demonstration of the surprising effectiveness of even the simplest techniques of the …

Facebook is “dead and buried,” or what happens when academic research goes viral

Take some academic research on Facebook (s fb), add a sexy quote about how teens are abandoning the social network in droves, and combine it with a …

FireEye buys Mandiant for $1B in cyber security gold rush

In the spy vs. spy scenarios sparked by NSA-gate and increasing evidence that everyone — not just the NSA — is spying on everyone else, it makes …

The White House is going to study big data. Here are 5 things it should know

The White House announced via blog post on Thursday that it’s forming working group focused on understanding the promises and pitfalls of big data …

Can Andrea Rossi's Infinite-Energy Black Box Power The World--Or Just Scam It?

Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?<p>On January 14, 2011, a 61-year-old Italian inventor named Andrea Rossi staged a …

How to Purify Water With Fruit Peels | WIRED

The peel: future compost that gets between you and your fruit. But one scientist is set on transforming this annoyance into a valuable resource. …

Huddling penguins move like cars in traffic

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It

Author: Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. …

FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

A shot of anxiety and the world stinks

How stress can rewire the brain – linking centers of emotion and olfactory processing – to change good smells to bad.<p>In evolutionary terms, smell is …

sequence certificates on edX

<i>MITx</i>, the massive open online course (MOOC) effort at MIT, has announced new certificates for completion of sequences of related modules or courses …

Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem. The real issue is selecting and spreading the best ideas, testing quickly, and executing flawlessly. An “innovation engine” is an organization’s capability to think and invest in long-term opportunities along with the competence …

Testing Your Big Ideas in Space

There’s a new acronym to remember when you’re talking about zero-gravity research: CASIS, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. CASIS is a nonprofit selected by Congress in 2011 to act as the manager for the U.S. National Lab on the International Space Station, coordinating …

Pixy — teaching micro-controller boards to see

Now in the closing few days of its Kickstarter campaign the Pixy camera board from Carnegie Mellon is an interesting departure from cameras intended to be connected to micro-controllers like the Arduino. It isn’t just another camera, it’s a “smart” vision sensor.<p>Pixy has its own processor and …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

NASA Tests Largest 3-D Printed Rocket Part Ever

3-D printed engines could support human missions to deep space.<p>In NASA's latest exploration of combining 3-D printing and space travel, the agency ran tests on the largest ever 3-D printed rocket engine component at the Marshall Space Flight Center.<p>The engine part was a complex subscale injector, …

Gel-Based Super-Roomba Concept Is Improbable And Amazing

I would like to live in the future where a sticky Roomba army is doing all the dusting.<p>Let's just say this up front: this design concept, for a Roomba-like vacuum army, is pretty out-there. But, man, I want to believe.<p>The idea, from Korean designer Juan Lee, is for a set of eight remote-controlled …

Outbox Hacks Your Mailbox To Deliver Digital Letters Instead

The NSA’s got nothing on this startup, which wants to intercept, scan, digitize, and help organize all mail before you ever see it in your physical mailbox. It’s a logistical nightmare. But is there enough value in the “mail graph” to justify it?<p>The USPS employs more than 500,000 people in its …

Why Can’t We Stop A Hurricane Before It Hits Us?

Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work<p>Hurricane Sandy has caused untold billions of dollars in damage and insane casualties. And we saw the "Frankenstorm" coming, for days in advance. We can send people into space and put …

UPS to Offer 3D Printing Services in Select Stores

UPS Stores announced Wednesday that it will start offering 3D printing services in a select number of its retail stores, making it the first national U.S. retailer to do so. The first store is in San Diego. The company plans to offer the service in a Washington D.C. store next week. There are plans …