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App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, …

Apps

Fireflies captured on camera lighting up Gold Coast hinterland

Fireflies are lighting up the Gold Coast hinterland and a local photographer has captured a dazzling display.<p>There is something magical and …

Gold Coast

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Build a Persistence-of-Vision LED Globe

Spin up a 3D optical illusion to display words and images in thin air<p>Maybe you’ve seen a persistence-of-vision (POV) illusion before: an array of bright LEDs on the spokes of a spinning bicycle wheel that magically paints colorful animations, light effects, and messages in the night. These visual …

Dyson Commits $1.4 Billion for Battery Development

As electric-car maker Tesla beefs up its batteries and spins up a giant battery factory, a shadowy horse is moving up from behind. British vacuum …

Tesla

Spherical tokamaks could provide path to limitless fusion energy - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Creating "a star in a jar" – replicating on Earth the way the sun and stars create energy through fusion – requires a "jar" that can contain superhot …

The First Ever Copies of The 'World’s Most Mysterious Book' Are About to Be Released

No living person has cracked the code.<p>A Spanish publishing house has finally been given permission to make exact copies of the <i>Voynich Manuscript</i> - a …

Leonardo Da Vinci

A Doctor's Take on Pot

On August 11th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its decision to keep marijuana classified as a Schedule I drug. The federal government …

Cannabis

Science: If You Want to Bond With Someone, Swear at Them | Inc.com

Science has good news for the potty-mouthed.<p>Whatever your mother used to tell you, recent research actually shows that those with a broad knowledge of profanity, actually tend to have a larger vocabulary than those who never utter a dirty word. And apparently, that's not the only benefit of a …

Language

Think You Can Guide a Virtual NASA Droid on Mars? You Could Win $1 Million

NASA is offering $1 million to teams that can coax a virtual robot through tricky tasks to save a simulated habitat on Mars.<p>The robot, based on NASA's Robonaut 5 (R5, also known as Valkyrie), will have to repair the habitat after a dust storm by aligning a communications dish and fixing a solar …

Space Exploration

Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X

Microsoft today announced that it is open sourcing PowerShell and bringing it to Linux and OS X.<p>PowerShell is Microsoft’s command line shell for Windows power users, as well as an extensible scripting language for automating system tasks. It’s not unlike Bash on Linux (and now Windows, too), but …

Linux

Nasa just made all its research available online for free

Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online …

Google is secretly creating a new OS that's not based on Linux

Here’s a bit of unexpected Friday news: Google is building a completely new operating system. As in, not just an upgrade to Android or Chrome OS, but instead, a new system that’s not derived from the Linux kernel.<p>It’s called Fuchsia. While Google hasn’t officially announced anything about the OS, …

Google Home

Scientists Have a Fascinating Hypothesis About Why Smart People Should Spend Less Time With Friends

Here's one for all you overachievers.<p>If you’re looking for an excuse to back out of a social engagement tonight – preferably one that's not: <i>I'd</i> …

London School of Economics

Tesla Just Updated Its Mission Statement

One word can make a big difference.<p>Earlier this week, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, tweeted that he is contemplating what’s next for Tesla now that …

Tesla

ARM Holdings to be sold to Japan's SoftBank for £24bn

Chancellor says sale of country’s most successful technology company shows ‘Britain has lost none of its allure to international investors’<p>ARM Holdings has agreed to be sold to Japan’s SoftBank for £24.3bn, in a deal that will see Britain’s most successful technology company transferred to foreign …

Venture Capital

Printtable: the large-format 3D printer made from two IKEA tables, yours for under $395

Jul 5, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Mechanic and 3D printing enthusiast Wayne Mason-Drust has hacked two IKEA Lack tables to make a custom-build, large-format …

3D Printing

Elon Musk details his 'mind blowing' vision for Mars colonization

Starting as soon as 2018, Elon Musk wants to begin flying unmanned spacecraft to Mars. Flights would take place every two years — coinciding with the period in which the red planet is closest to Earth — and if all goes according to plan, we should see the first human mission in 2025.<p>In an interview …

Aquarium Garden - Self Cleaning Fish Tank Grows Food with Aqua Biofilter™

The Aquarium Garden kit is our new product that has been developed after getting feedback from aquarium and aquaponics fans about our previous …

Aquaponics
Fuel Cell

World-first scanning helium microscope looks at spider fangs and butterfly wings

Australian researchers say they have built a world-first prototype of a new microscope that will "open scientific doors".<p>Associate Professor Paul …

DIY - Brick Paver Patio - Quiet Corner

Manufactured brick pavers are a durable and inexpensive material choice when installing a brick paver patio.<p>TOOLS<p>rake<br>• spade<br>• hand tamper<br>• rubber …

The best book of physics brain teasers

I bought Thinking Physics, by Lewis C. Epstein in 1984. It's one of my favorite books of brain teasers. They are designed to help you gain a …

Physics

A legal battle about the Klingon language could affect the future of computer programming

The most ardent Star Trek fans go so far as to make their own versions of the classic movies—but not without legal risks. Last year Paramount Pictures and CBS hit the makers of a Kickstarter-funded film with a lawsuit. They claimed that <i>Prelude to Axanar</i>, a 2014 short, and its planned full-length …

Star Trek

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

Estonia

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look.<p>Kati Lassila-Perini, a physicist who works on the Compact Muon Solenoid (!) detector, gave a refreshingly straightforward explanation for this huge …

Physics

Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

RICHLAND, Wash. – An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much …

Lasers from Stephen Hawking's 'Starshot' mission could get to Mars in 30 minutes

However, well before this project begins an interstellar journey, it could launch interplanetary missions to explore mysterious corners of our solar system — these lasers could drive "space-chips" to Mars in roughly 30 minutes, researchers say.<p>The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use a huge …

Space

Teslaphoresis-activated self-assembling carbon nanotubes look even cooler than they sound

Not all important scientific research is cool looking, or has a cool name. But now and then you get something with both. These self-assembling carbon nanotubes are created with a process called Teslaphoresis. If you’ve read a more impressive-sounding sentence today, I’d like to hear it.<p>Even the lab …

Nanotech

Scientists Using DNA to Store Digital Photos for Centuries

Memory card full? Just pull out some DNA storage and keep shooting. Scientists have figured out how to store digital photos in DNA and then perfectly …

University of Washington