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Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Computer Science

Pics.io rolls out an online RAW converter

Ever wanted the ability to convert RAW photos on the run? Thanks to the power of the browser, this is now a possibility.<p><b>Ever wanted the ability to</b> …

3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

3D Printing

This African Inventor Created A $100 3-D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, an inventor working in a Togolese maker space, created a 3-D printer from discarded scanner parts that can be built for less than $100.<p>The small West African nation of Togo is one of the last places you’d expect to find a maker space–a workshop where inventors and tinkerers can …

Makerspaces

This 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand Costs Just $5

Prosthetics are incredibly expensive–unless you go the DIY route.<p>Prosthetic limbs traditionally cost many thousands of dollars, doubling the pain of people who have already suffered enough. But several projects are showing how it’s possible to produce artificial arms and legs for less.<p>A while ago, …

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …

Afterschool Podcast with Don Lehman - Episode 11: Marco Perry and Mark Prommel of Pensa

<i>Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration</i> …

Blue Instagram Photos Get You More Likes, Study Says

When visual analytics platform Curalate set out to quantify the impact that different image qualities have on Instagram, it discovered that photos with blue as the main color got the most likes. Reds and oranges on the other hand tended to receive 24 percent less likes than blue-tinted …

The Life and Times of an Aging Superhero Captured in Oil Paintings by Andreas Englund | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the <i>Aging Superhero</i>, Swedish artist Andreas Englund takes us into the candidly humorous …

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

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