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Take a refresher course in physics because you definitely weren't paying attention in high school

When you were a kid, being forced to learn things was the worst. You coasted through school doing the least amount of work possible and filled your …

Physics

Awesome Raspberry Pi Powered Productivity Tracker

If like me you have a tendency to easily get distracted throughout the day, and would like to monitor your productivity. You might be interested in …

Raspberry Pi

R is a programming language that's super hot right now and you can learn it with this online class

Even if you don't work with software, you've probably heard of the programming language "R" at some point. If not, now you've officially heard of the …

Machine Learning

Want to code? You better start teaching yourself

Most programmers are partly self-taught—and anyone looking to get involved in the industry better follow suit. So says a new survey of 39,000 …

1,500 Chinese engineers build train station in 9 hours

In a feat of manpower, a Chinese train station was built in less than nine hours with 1,500 construction workers on site.<p>Footage provided by Pear …

Train Stations

What is Chrome 'Site Isolation' and how does it keep me safe?

The web is a scary place. There are scams, malicious links and other vulnerabilities hiding everywhere. Most users don't see this because of …

Google

How I Hacked 40 Websites in 7 minutes

Last summer I started learning about information security and hacking. Over the last year I’ve played in various wargames, capture the flag and …

Information Security

Detect Lightning with a Simple Circuit

While doing some research on very low frequency (VLF) receivers and radio propagation, I came across an amazing website curated by Charles Wenzel. It is called Technical Library, or TechLib for short. It has all kinds of interesting electronics projects and experiments, and I highly recommend …

5 approaches to learning Python

Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking …

Python Programming

Wand Pi 8M Raspberry Pi Alternative Mini PC Unveiled From $89

A range of new Raspberry Pi mini PC alternatives has been made available to preorder today in the form of the Wand Pi 8M, which is now available to …

The non-techie’s guide to machine learning

You find yourself at another startup meetup, leaning against the bar and sipping away at your drink. <i>Tonight’s the night</i>, you think to yourself.</i> …

6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

How to convert Python to JavaScript (and back again)

Python or JavaScript? While we’re still arguing over which has the upper hand or the brighter future, little doubt exists as to which owns the web’s …

JavaScript

Machine Learning with JavaScript : Part 1

And you thought it wasn’t easy<p><i>This is Part 1 of the ongoing series</i> Machine Learning with JavaScript<i>. Here’s</i> Part 2.<p>JAVASCRIPT?! Shouldn’t I be using …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Spirituality

Mystery of what caused brightest flash in the universe solved

The brightest flash in the universe measured so far – known as ASASSN-15lh – was thought to be caused by an extremely bright supernova, but it was …

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

The best free online business courses starting in August

It's surreal to look back on business 20 years ago. Back then, employees railed against their short-sighted overlords, who lived and died by their quarterly numbers.<p>Business cycles were measured in years. And few could wrap their arms around this "internet" thing.<p>Fast forward to today. Armed with …

BackBox Linux 4.3 - Ubuntu-based Linux Distribution Penetration Test and Security Assessment

BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It has been developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be fast, …

A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

A 300 Year Old Mystery Solved: Why Saturn's Moon Iapetus Is Half-Light, Half-Dark

In 1671, the famed astronomer Giovanni Cassini was observing Saturn when he found a new, faint moon orbiting it along its western side. As he attempted to follow its orbit, however, he found something incredibly unusual: the moon was completely invisible when it ought to have been along Saturn’s …

Astronomy

The Golden Record

Pioneers 10 and 11, which preceded Voyager, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

9 Ways to Look Like the Smartest Person in the Room (Even When You're Not)

When you are truly in the company of brilliant people, it's hard not to feel intimidated. Genius Moncef Slaoui of GlaxoSmithKline shares what helps regular people be super smart.<p>Is there a more threatening word than "brilliant"? Taught to revere the truly exceptional in our midst--the mathematical …

Miniature brain in a dish reveals an outsized secret about autism

Scientists hoping to uncover the origins of autism have grown a passel of miniature proto-brains in a lab, using reprogrammed skin cells to rewind the clock to the brain's earliest days of development. From these small creations have come potentially big insights into autism, a diabolically complex …

Autism

Mac Setup: A Quadruple Display Mac Pro Workstation

This weeks featured Mac setup is the amazing quadruple tiled display desk of Teemu A., who uses this great workstation to run and manage a startup. …

Google Docs

The Best Free Software of 2017

Your phone is full of apps, but don't neglect the desktop. These programs can make your life better.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

12 Things to Stop Blaming Yourself For

Too often in life I find myself apologizing for situations or things that, quite frankly, are out of my control. Why? Because I feel like I <i>have</i> to be at fault for something going wrong because I'm technically the one in charge of my own life.<p>However, as I go through the growing pains of becoming a …

Boeing patents laser-powered fusion-fission jet engine (that’s truly impossible)

Assume the brace position: Boeing has received a patent for, I kid you not, a laser-powered fusion-fission jet propulsion system. Boeing envisions …