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5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. Here are five common problems and solutions to …

Wi-Fi
SQL Servers

A Chinese “mosquito factory” releases 20 million of the little buggers into the wild every week

<i>This post has been updated with information about international programs on</i> <i>vector control.</i><p>A Chinese factory is breeding 20 million male mosquitoes a week, and releasing them into nature to copulate with wild female mosquitoes. Its aim—culling the population, and eradicating disease.<p>A team of …

Public Health

Is it a bird? Is it a bat? No, it's the future of drone technology

Inspired by bats and birds, the wings of a new type of unmanned Micro Air Vehicle can respond to air currents and change shape during flight<p>It flies like a bird, it was inspired by a bat and it could in every sense take off: a new British unmanned Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) can skim over the waves, …

Engineering

Mademoiselle Privé: Inside the World of Gabrielle Chanel

Just when you think you know Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld does something like the new “Mademoiselle Privé” exhibition and turns one’s predispositions of the house completely upside down. Proving that the iconic French house need not stick to a certain style—or even exhibit in France—the new show presents …

Scott Kelly Tweets Astonishing Pics From Space

During the U.S. astronaut’s year in space, which is set to end March 1, he has tweeted hundreds of astonishing photos from the International Space …