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Microsoft Excel: Create A “Heat Map” in Excel Using Conditional Formatting

It’s Easier Than You Think…And It’s Compelling!<p>Overview<p>I’m working on a data analytics presentation using a dataset of the Dow Jones Index DAILY …

Analytics

Shaper Origin CNC Machine

Most CNC machines are huge. The Shaper Origin CNC Machine is small enough to fit in a cabinet. The world's first hand-held CNC machine, it uses an …

Woodworking

Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack

It's not just private companies' websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the <i>Register</i> have discovered that intruders compromised over 4,200 sites with Coinhive's notorious Monero miner, many of them government websites from around the world. This …

Information Security

How to Build a French Cleat Shelf to Hold Virtually Anything

French cleats are magical in their strength and simplicity. Here's how to make these amazing joints.<p>French cleats are often used to secure cabinets to walls, but can also be used to build modular shelves that can help organize your workspace. A French cleat system will be just as strong as most …

Woodworking

Three mysterious ancient maps you’ve probably never heard of before

<b>One of the most curious ancient maps is the 120 Million-year-old map called ‘the map of the creator’. According to Russian experts, the maps is a</b> …

Maps

Russian rocket launch cancelled just seconds before take off

A Russian rocket destined for the International Space Station (ISS) cancelled its lift off just seconds before it was supposed to blast into the …

Space Exploration

A DIY Air Filter For Your Shop That Anyone Can Build

Improve your workshop and indoor air quality with this easy-to-make air filter.<p>Improving workshop air quality is a concern for everyone—who wants to breathe in all that sawdust? So anything we can do to remove dust and particulates from the air is a step in the right direction. This DIY air filter …

Home Improvement

Falcon Heavy is a fully reusable middle-finger to the environment

SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – …

Space Exploration

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Why should you consider a Reporting and Visualization Standard ?

As some of you have noticed, I returned to SAP and I am now part of the SAP Analytics Cloud team and I will try to share more insights and more “How …

Data Visualization

Nearby Trappist-1 star system is best place to find alien life, astronomers discover

New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside …

Universe

How to Use a Planer - Setup & Maintenance

YouTube

Scientists Are Drilling Holes in Antarctica's Largest Ice Shelf to Explore The Ocean Beneath

So much we still don't know.<p>Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf is the world's largest floating slab of ice: It's about the size of Spain, and nearly a …

Global Warming

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Want to Be More Productive During the Day? Do These 4 Things at Night

Neglecting your nighttime habits is leaving a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table along with quality sleep. …

Self-improvement

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. And This Is the 1 Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason why most people choose unfulfilling career paths.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p><b>For the last 15 years, I've been devoted to</b> …

Careers

My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You've sent off your awkwardly-collected saliva sample and now you're awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic "switched at birth," but results …

Genetics

Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans

When a deer becomes infected with chronic wasting disease, it can take up to two years before signs of the illness become visible.<p>At some point, the animal will lose weight, stop interacting with other deer, and lose its fear of humans, and it may start drinking and salivating more. It winds up …

Colorado

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

Space Exploration

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.

U.S. Army recruiters have abruptly canceled enlistment contracts for hundreds of foreign-born military recruits since last week, upending their lives and potentially exposing many to deportation, according to several affected recruits and former military officials familiar with their situation.<p>Many …

Immigration

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Astronomy

Tool Review: Veritas Combination Plane

A plow plane is a joinery powerhouse in the hand-tool shop. Not only can you plow grooves with it – you can, if necessary, use it for rabbets and …

Woodworking

A DIY Contraption for Height-Adjustable Drill Press Outfeed Support

Tell me if you've been in this situation:<p>1. You need to put holes in a very long workpiece using your drill press.<p>2. You find clamping the piece to …

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices

<i>Consumer Reports</i> has pulled the “recommendation” rating it awarded to four Microsoft Surface devices.<p>The publication says the change was made as a result of “poor predicated reliability,” and said the estimated breakage rate for Microsoft tablets and notebooks was higher than that for most other …

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change<p>Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.<p>The project, by Edinburgh University …

Global Warming