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Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

A drug that allows the brain to absorb information as easily as it did in childhood could be used to help adults learn new languages and get perfect pitch. The drug, valprioc acid, restores the plasticity of the brain, helping it absorb new information in what appears to be record time. Read more: http://n.pr/19R1V2k via npr

IBM Backs Watson With $1 Billion And A New Business Division

Now the "thinking" robot could win as many as _hundreds _of games of "Jeopardy!" (No, it's actually going to do other stuff now.)<p>Watson, IBM's Ken Jennings-smirk-obliterating robot riddle-solver, is getting $1 billion and some new digs in the hopes that it can be brought to the masses.<p>The company …

East Village

Hell Has Frozen Over, Headline Writers Rejoice

When it gets super-cold in Hell, Mich., guess what headline writers and radio hosts have to say about it:<p>Hell Has Frozen Over<p>A Google News search of that phrase at 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday turned up 3,980 results.<p>The hardy souls in the tiny town near Ann Arbor don't seem to mind the attention.<p>listen …

50 Iranians, One Question: 'If You Could Do Anything You Wanted, What Would You Do?'

An Iranian filmmaker's poignant experiment in the streets of Tehran<p>"If you could do anything you wanted, what would you do?"<p>Molavi produced another video last year, called "Wish," in which he asked people in the Iranian capital about their wish for that day:<p>Molavi's videos offer a unique …

JavaScript Promises: an Introduction | Web Fundamentals | Google Developers

<b>By</b> Jake Archibald<p>Human boy working on web standards at Google<p>Developers, prepare yourself for a pivotal moment in the history of web</i> …

Biologists Modify Yeast to Produce Malaria Drug

In the early 2000s, the malaria parasite <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> developed resistance to the commonly used antimalarial drug chloroquine. In response, …

SVG Icons FTW

Despite the growing popularity of SVG, its time around and excellent browser support, we have a lack of good vector icon approaches. It's time to …

Perspective Page View Navigation

Some effects for a perspective page view navigation where the page itself gets pushed away in 3D to reveal a menu or other items. This navigation …

Techniques for Creating Textured Text

In this article we'll explore all the current techniques for creating image or texture filled text and show you how to apply them.<p>In this article …

Frame of Reference

The real issues at the heart of modern interface design.<p>Now that skeuomorphism is a thing, and “flat design” is busy becoming the next flavor of UI …

How to Decide on a Color Scheme for Your Website

• By Dylan Feltus /<br>• 6 December 2013<br>• In Design<p>Your website’s color scheme says a lot about you and/or your company. Color goes beyond aesthetics and has …

Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 1: Information Architecture

29 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

5 Great Hidden Features in the Chrome DevTools

The Chrome DevTools is a set of panels built into the Google Chrome browser that help web developers inspect code. You can access the DevTools using …

Adaptive Backgrounds jQuery Plugin

Posted· Category: MIT License, Tools<p>Adaptive Backgrounds <b>is a jQuery plugin for extracting dominant colors from images and applying it to its parent</b> …

Add Content Management Functionality to Any Sites

Posted· Category: Framework, MIT License<p>Cockpit <b>was born out of the need of building a simple dynamic site</b>. Sure, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and all …

Saving Babies' Lives Starts With Aquarium Pumps And Ingenuity

<b>Listen · 4:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Good ideas don't only come from experts. An innovative engineering program in Texas has been proving that college undergraduates can tackle — and solve — vexing health challenges in developing countries.<p>Two engineers at Rice University in Houston …

Dogs Prefer to Poop in Alignment With Earth's Magnetic Field

Researchers from the Czech University of Life Sciences and University of Duisburg-Essen have determined that dogs poop in alignment with the Earth's …

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Hint: not pot<p>In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates …

Report: NSA Trying To Build A Quantum Computer To Crack Encryption

The National Security Agency wants to build a futuristic super computer that can break most types of encryption, according to documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the Washington Post. No reason to worry yet, however, as the Agency is not even close to figuring out how to build the space-age …

European Trademark Office Says Pinterest Doesn’t Own ‘Pinterest’ – Social News Startup Premium Interest Does

Pinterest raised a $225 million round in October 2013 to help fuel its international expansion, but a recent ruling in Europe could prove to be a hiccup in that strategy. The U.S.-based social networking site has lost a challenge it made to claim the Pinterest trademark in the region, with a …

Forget Mega-Corporations, Here’s The Mega-Network

We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel.<p>Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain implants, but don’t worry, those are coming, too. But one big cyberpunk theme that hasn’t come to …

Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1, A New CRM Platform For Connecting Apps, Services Like Dropbox And the Internet of Things

Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce1, its next-generation CRM platform that it has designed for developers, independent software vendors and customers to connect apps and third-party services such as Dropbox, Evernote and LinkedIn.<p>The mobile first environment symbolizes the company’s focus as a …

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Follow The Money: 10 Recent Tech VC Investments To Watch In July

CRN tracks venture capital investments that drive products and strategies in the technology industries. Key sectors for the month include big data …

Barry Martin's Hopalong Orbits Visualizer - WebGL Experiment

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Car...

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie<p>1. How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking<p>1.1. The only way to get the best of an argument is …

David Tong -- Concepts in Theoretical Physics

" <i>If you decide you don't have to get A's, you can learn an enormous amount in college."</i><p>-- Isidor Isaac Rabi<p>David Tong: Concepts in Theoretical Physics<p>…