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Housing

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Artificial Intelligence

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

War

Off-grid UFO home is completely powered by wind, water and sun

UFOs could soon be spotted floating on the ocean as cool sustainable homes. Italian boating company Jet Capsule designed what may be the most stylish …

Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency

(Phys.org)—For the past 17 years, spiro-OMeTAD, has been keeping a secret. Despite intense research efforts, its performance as the most commonly …

Melting ice sheets changing the way the Earth wobbles on its axis, says Nasa

‘Dramatic’ shift in polar motion attributed to effects of global warming and the impact humans are having on the planet<p>Global warming is changing the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new Nasa study has found.<p>Melting ice sheets, especially in Greenland, are changing the distribution of …

Global Warming

Techrules thinks it will get micro-turbines spinning in production cars

The idea of dropping a turbine into an automobile in place of a piston engine is nothing new or groundbreaking. In fact, automakers were …

Natural Gas

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …

The Man Behind Driverless Race Cars

In Denis Sverdlov’s world, race cars don’t need drivers, rather only computer scientists and software. He’s betting that graphical chip maker Nvidia …

Autonomous Cars

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Mechanics

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

Marketing

Stanford physicists have high hopes for powerful new laser

In a lab near Stanford where physicists once smashed atoms at the end of a tunnel 2 miles long, a new generation of scientists seeks to probe matter more deeply than ever before with the most brilliant laser beam ever conceived.<p>On the site of countless experiments with an existing ultra-bright …

Physics

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Tourism

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

Google Employee Explains How To ‘Design’ Your Time, Not Just Manage It

<b>For many</b> of us, there always seems to be far more to do every day than there is time to do it. Work can seem like a never-ending cycle of long …

The innovators: Skeleton car that is driving open-source design

OSVehicle hopes Tabby Evo electric car, which can be built in an hour, will be embraced by aid agencies and universities, among others<p>In the chaos that ensues after a natural disaster, getting vehicles to aid workers for transporting refugees and supplies can be impossible as roads are frequently …

Carsharing

Here Are Ten Of The Best 2000s Cars On eBay For Less Than $10,000

Nostalgia is the act of donning rose-colored glasses and pretending things <i>back in the day</i> were better than the crap shoot we're all living in …

Star Spangled Banner

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Street Photography

Turns out you can actually save thousands of dollars using online rebates

Sound too good to be true, right? I was skeptical when I first learned about cash back platform Ebates. I first heard about it through a friend who's been using Ebates since 2009. She's a very conscientious shopper and told me that she'd saved over $1,200 since she started using the platform.<p>And …

Personal Finance

Holiday Gift Guide information, news, and howto advice

Don't-Miss Holiday Gift Guide Stories<p>updated Jan 24, 2018 6:13 PM<p>Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.<p>updated Jan 22, 2018 11:55 AM<p>A boom in wireless security cameras is …

5 Amazing Adventures For Your Southeast Asia Bucket List

Southeast Asia is an adventure traveler's dream destination. You can eat like a king for a few bucks, explore unbelievable landscapes, and see remnants of some of the planet's most ancient civilizations. Check out our list of 5 Must-Do Adventures in Southeast Asia and book your flight today!<p>1. Hike …

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

Urban Agriculture

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy–along with human labor.<p>When a sprawling new “vegetable factory” opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry …

Workspace Challenge Photo Contest, 1st Place: Tim Lee, YouTuber and ID Student

The man behind the "Last Minute Thoughts" channel shows us his small, tidy garage workshop<p><i>From Auckland, New Zealand, ID student Tim Lee snagged</i> …

Woodworking