H Tad Rubin

15 Flips | 2 Magazines | 11 Likes | 1 Following | @tadrubin | Keep up with H Tad Rubin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “H Tad Rubin”

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can …

Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

Climate Change

American fears highlighted following hacker-driven Ukrainian power outage

<i>Updated on 3-1-2016 by Lulu Chang:</i> Following an alarming confirmation that Ukraine’s power outage last Christmas was indeed caused by hackers (making …

Intel’s 2nd-gen Compute Stick is a faster, better iTunes media server

One year after introducing the original Compute Stick, a version of which was featured in our guide to building a $150 iTunes media server, <b>Intel</b> today announced the <b>2nd-gen Compute Stick</b> ($159-$499) with many noteworthy improvements. Still shaped like a pack of gum, the new Compute Stick fits a …

Gift Guides

Inside “The Bunker”: Twentieth Century Fox’s Futuristic VR Innovation Lab

In a nondescript building in L.A., Fox’s “three amigos” are helping to define Hollywood’s VR future.<p><b>Fast Company knows you’re curious about VR, but probably still have a lot of questions. That’s why we are launching a new column where our own Daniel Terdiman will answer all of your questions about</b> …

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Global Warming

How mammoth Hurricane Patricia grew so powerful so fast

Hurricane Patricia is now described as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Meteorologists are talking about its stunning “rapid intensification.” The rest of us can call it a hurricane explosion.<p>From Wednesday night through Friday, Tropical Storm Patricia blew up into a …

Weather

How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Work

Here’s how technologists think the world of IoT will change the workplace–and how it’s already changing how we do business today.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting concept, a future where “billions of things are talking to each other,” as technology consulting company SAP describes it. …

New Steve Jobs doc examines the myth of the man who made Apple

Director Alex Gibney wraps up his latest documentary, <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine</i>, with an apt encapsulation of the Apple co-founder's conflicting persona: "He had the focus of a monk, without the empathy." Jobs, who passed away in 2011 of pancreatic cancer, was the genius who transformed …

New North Korea: Short skirts and synthesizers?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The young women step across the stage, wielding their violins like weapons, their gem-laden high heels reflecting the overhead stage lights against the black stage. The 20-something-year-old songstresses bear all the markings of your average pop music girl band, down to their fitted outfits …

North Korea

Irish Redhead Convention in Cork

Hairstyling

Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With “Prime Day,” Its Answer To Black Friday

Black Friday, the annual shopping extravaganza which brought in more than $1.5 billion in online sales alone last November, is arguably the single most important day for retailers in the U.S. Now Amazon wants to steal its thunder with Prime Day.<p>The e-commerce giant announced that it will mark its …

Wi-Fi hack creates 'no iOS zone' that cripples iPhones and iPads

The only solution for Apple users? Leave the affected area immediately<p>A newly revealed bug in iOS lets attackers force iPhones and iPads into restart loops, repeatedly crashing and rebooting, using nothing but aWi-Fi network.<p>Once the user has entered what its discoverer, security researchers …

iPad

Space geckos show their playful side on zero-gravity mission

Reptiles were previously considered unable to play, but a Russian space experiment has overturned that view thanks to a loosely fastened collar<p>They can walk on walls with ease and shed their tails when they find themselves in a tight spot, but the one thing geckos were thought to lack was a …