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The Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle

If you need to deploy any kind of application, especially one that needs room to grow, Amazon is a great place to host it. These four courses show you how to configure the perfect AWS setup.<p>The tuition starts from scratch, looking at the various services Amazon provides, such as EC2, S3, and the …

Breathalyzers in steering wheels could save thousands of lives each year

The Department of Transport has partnered with car manufacturers to develop the technology<p>Can you imagine breathing into your car's steering wheel to prove you're sober enough to drive? It sounds far-fetched, but it's a technology that the US Department of Transport (DOT) is seriously investigating …

Traffic Safety

There's a simple way you can tell whether a man is wearing a bad suit

It's getting harder and harder to tell whether a man's suit is any good. The arrival of modern cuts and quality fabrics at various "fast fashion" retailers, such as Zara and H&M, mean a suit can look great and fit nicely without being especially well constructed or costly.<p>But one thing is a dead …

'10x faster', friction free, greaseless bearings launched by Coo Space

Far-Eastern bearing business Coo Space has developed what it calls an Autonomous Decentralised Bearing, or in simple more exciting terms, a ball …

Newly Discovered Microbe 'Loki' Could Be Missing Link in Cell Evolution

Deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, scientists have found microorganisms they call a missing link connecting the simple cells that first populated Earth to the complex cellular life that emerged roughly 2 billion years ago. The researchers said on Wednesday a group of …

Going the whole orang: Darwin, Wallace and the natural history of orangutans

Abstract<p>This article surveys the European discovery and early ideas about orangutans followed by the contrasting experiences with these animals of …

BBC to give out one million 'Micro Bit' computers to get kids coding

It's the first year of a major new coding curriculum in the UK, and now the BBC wants to play its part in training the next generation of star programmers. The broadcaster is developing a spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, called the Micro Bit, which will give students a physical companion in …

Talking to Pluto is hard! Why it takes so long to get data back from New Horizons

Taken on November 10, 2011 while the Sun was surrounded by a "sunbow."<p>How much data is in a single LORRI image? (LORRI, which stands for Long Range …

Throwback Thursday: Reaching Pluto

New Horizons is closing in on what was once our Solar System’s most distant planet. How did it get there?<p><i>“Even in hindsight, I would not change one</i> …

This Lego Robot Thinks Like A Worm—And Soon You Can Build Your Own

Inching toward AI success<p>A Lego robot programmed to act like a roundworm may signal the next big leap for artificial intelligence.<p>The Open Worm Project is a group of programmers and scientists who have been developing an open-source virtual worm. Last year, the team was able to control a Lego robot …

Lego

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Diabetes

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

<b>We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.</b><p>In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people …

No pain, no gain? Getting the most out of exercise

Staying in shape has all sorts of benefits, from maintaining heart health to warding off dementia and cancer<p><b>I</b>nactivity – fuelled by cars and a sedentary work life – has been dubbed the biggest public health problem of the 21st century, a global pandemic with dramatic impact on peoples wellbeing. …