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The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2017

As the year comes to a close, <i>RealClearScience</i> likes to take stock of all the terrific (and downright awful) science journalism and communication of …

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office - subscription free - ExtremeTech

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office — subscription free<p>By on December 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Effects of Diet Soda

You've decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren't hitting your race-weight goals or couldn't stomach that long list of ingredients anymore. Or perhaps you heard one too many times that the stuff just is not good for you.<p>Whatever the reason, eliminating diet soda from your daily …

Diabetes

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

We Might Save the Internal Combustion Engine by Flipping It on Itself

Engineers hope to stave off the death of the internal combustion engine by perfecting the opposed piston design.<p>It's commonly understood that the internal combustion engine has to die. Nations have considered banning fuel-burning vehicles beyond a certain future date, though none of these proposals …

Developing For Virtual Reality: What We Learned

Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>A main challenge when developing for VR is understanding what the user will expect to do and how you’ll be able to …

Awesome Art Picks: Harley Quinn, Black Cat, Wonder Woman, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

How to lose weight for good: Diet for 12 months

Dieting for a year is the way to prevent returning to your previous weight, scientists have found.<p>Those who persevere with diets for 12 months see the pounds stay off, an experiment showed, because it changes the body's chemical make-up.<p>Scientific tests have previously found that dieting triggers a …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …

An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color

MinutePhysics just released this interesting (and somewhat math-y) explanation of how cameras and computers deal with the concept of color. The video …

Tutorials

9 Things You Should Know Before You Drive on a Racetrack the First Time

Make this year the year that you hit the track.<p>It seems like yesterday, as Seger sings, but it was long ago. Fifteen years ago this April, I let the clutch out on my BMW 330i Sport and rolled out of pitlane onto a racetrack for the first time in my life. Having been driven out of professional BMX …

Ford Mustang

Turn your old Android device into a security camera

If you've got an old Android smartphone or tablet in a drawer somewhere doing nothing, then why not put it to good use as a security camera.<p>Got an …

Home Security

Things I wish I had known before starting iOS development — Part 1

My designer handed me a nifty looking onboarding flow to complete just days before the launching of our app. The flow resembled the Evernote iOS …

Learn the Counterintuitive Genius of Laser Cooling In Just Six Minutes

All you need is the right kind of light.<p>We usually see lasers as something that can burn, or making things hot. Or something that can get you arrested if you point one at a plane. But contrary to what you might think, lasers can be used to cool things down too.<p>The physics can be complicated. Dianna …

HiMedia Q10 Pro Android TV Box Supports 4K HDR, H.265 & VP9 Video Playback, Comes with a 3.5″ SATA HDD Bay

Hisilicon HI3798C V200 is a promising processor with four Cortex A53 cores, ARM Mali-T720, 4K video output (HDMI 2.0a), 4K H.265/H.264/VP9 decoding …

How couples can make smart retirement decisions together

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re married or have a partner: Want to boost your chances of having a secure …

Retirement

How to Master Microsoft Office PowerPoint

PowerPoint lets you put presentations together in a snap, but your slide shows can be dull and boring if you only know the basics. It’s time to learn …

Big Burger Press with Built-in Dimpler

Cave Tools believes their burger press to be a champion of Larger, Thicker & Juicier. The silicone mold has 6 slots for creating respectable …

Leather Six-Pack Bike Caddy

<i>Ahhh</i>, full grain leather, a 6-pack of fine brew, and...physical activity? <i>Blech</i>. Can we swap that last one out for a cigar? No? That would defeat the …

The SunDen Smart Rig & Cooler

Your wingman for summer has arrived. Well...its crowdfunding campaign has anyway. Like the Coolest Cooler before it, the SunDen hit Kickstarter this …

ManCan Personal Keg System

Now this is the kind of "water reservoir" I'm talking about. The ultimate in hiking hydration, or portable happy hour, the ManCan is a personal keg …

The Key Safe

A Key Safe for your bills. Your geocaching adventures. Your pills (vitamins!) and paper tabs...of things. This stainless steel, water-tight cylinder …

Slotdog Hot Dog Scorer

The Slotdog is Straight. Outta. Compton. Canada. At first glance, this hot dog scorer might seem as unnecessary as the infamous Banana Slicer, and …

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs

Eargasm says their clear silicone ear plugs are "ideal for anyone with ears." <i>Oooh, ooh, I think that's me!</i><p>Unlike foam and earmuff-like hearing …

MyKee Titanium Multi-Tool Key

You may consider your keys a necessary EDC evil, but at least MyKee carries (figuratively anyway) its own weight on your chain. Despite its small …

Egg Monster Toast Cutter

Forget Toads in the Hole, the brave, the strong, the warriors who truly want to conquer their day kick it off with a little Eye of the Beast. Ahhh, …

PicoPen

We've seen pocket-sized PicoPro projectors for sharing your great ideas on the move, but if you want something even more low-profile, and a lot more …

Firemask Emergency Escape Hood

I feel like, for the average American, the likelihood of experiencing a house fire is way higher than the likelihood of experiencing a nuclear …