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Mary Meeker's State of the Internet Stars Mobile Devices and China

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gave her annual Internet Trends report at Re/Code’s Code Conference on Wednesday. The report is a …

Ask Anything: What Would People Eat In A Permanent Space Colony?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together. It would make the most sense to plant fast-cycle salad crops first, says Jean Hunter, a professor at Cornell who studies food-processing …

The Week In Numbers: On-Demand Lucid Dreaming, The Science Of Lucky Streaks, And More

<b>40 hertz</b>: the frequency of electrical brain stimulation most likely to induce lucid dreaming, according to a a recent study<p><b>$65</b>: cost to hack your Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures<p><b>2030</b>: the year Russia plans to colonize the moon<p><b>1969</b>: year of NASA's Apollo 10 mission (here's …

Blog Post Questions Recent Big Bang Discovery

Some scientific debate heats up online.<p>A major recent cosmology finding is being called into question in some online exchanges, Science Now reports.<p>Last month, a team of astrophysicists announced it had found the first direct evidence that the universe expanded enormously less than a second after …

New Super-Strong, Self-Healing, Infinitely Recyclable Polymers Will Change How We Make Things

Recycling valuable chip components inside our electronics could suddenly become a lot more doable–and that’s just the beginning.<p>It’s nearly impossible to go through a day without encountering polymers–molecules that play a part in paint, plastic, food packaging, car and plane parts, clothes, cell …

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What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

FullContact Business Card Reader for iPhone & Android

Transcribed by Humans<p>Our card transcription is people-powered, not OCR, to ensure maximum accuracy.<p>Cross-Platform Uploads<p>Upload cards where it's …

How online courses boost college completion but lower actual learning (in 3 charts)

The availability of online learning is doing some really strange things to California’s community college students: It’s dramatically increasing their persistence to a degree, but it’s lowering how often they finish each course with a passing grade.<p>“In every academic subject area, students are less …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative Vacation<p>Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers …

Double-Decker Armrest Could End Battle For Elbow Room On Airplanes

Armrest design is second to everything for the airline industry, which clearly doesn’t give two hoots about the unpleasantness of touching your neighbor’s elbows and, worse, encountering his or her sweaty skin. It’s downright unseemly in an era when most airplanes have $10,000 televisions on the …

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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

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Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Final scene is cool, but the side-by-side with the greenscreen is awesome!

16 Photography Documentaries every Street Photographer should watch

Introduction<p>In the last year I have found myself wanting to learn more and more about photography. Books are always a great resource, as are also …

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy K Zoom: A Camera Phone Worthy of the Name

The Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/smartphone officially has a newer, sleeker younger sibling. Announced late last night, Samsung has taken a bit of the focus …

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A dramatic ceiling in the bedroom of this villa in Thailand. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/04/09/iniala-beach-house-interiors-by-a-cero/

Seven Projects Honored with Inaugural Active Design Award

To promote the role that architecture and design plays in addressing ongoing obesity and chronic disease issues around the world, the Center for …

ICQ quickly loses users as Telegram gains traction on the global messaging scene

ICQ shed more than 30 percent of its audience in 2013, reported its owner Mail.ru Group, an LSE-listed Russian Internet group, in its financial report for 2013. The global instant-messaging service’s monthly user total shrank to 11 million across the world as of this past December, a notable …

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[APK Teardown] Google Play Services 3.1, Part 2 - All Your App Data In The Cloud, A New Cloud-Based Location Service, And More

Article Contents<p>Welcome back! Google Play Services 3.1 is such a ridiculously huge update; I had to stretch it out over two articles - that's a first …