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The Body of a Downhill Racer - Dirt

<b>You can be the most prepared rider on the planet but if you cannot formulate a strategy for your run then it counts for nothing right?</b><p>The world’s top …

Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2017)

Singletracks collects trail reviews from thousands of mountain bikers each year, and we use the ratings from those reviews to rank the best trails. …

Hiking

How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science

There’s more than one path into a successful data job than through the university system’s “talent pipeline.”<p>In the U.S., women earn about 40% of undergraduate degrees in STEM fields overall, according to a recent study, yet receive less than 20% each of the degrees awarded in computer science, …

Deep Learning for Chatbots, Part 1 – Introduction

Chatbots, also called Conversational Agents or Dialog Systems, are a hot topic. Microsoft is making big bets on chatbots, and so are companies like …

Machine Learning

Rasa NLU

Rasa NLU (Natural Language Understanding) is a tool for understanding what is being said in short pieces of text. For example, taking a short message …

Python Programming

Watch: Top 7 Suspension Setup Mistakes

Lots of us are guilty of not taking enough time to setup suspension. Here are Neil and Scott’s Top 7 Suspension Setup Mistakes.

Mountain Biking

Updated Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 29/27.5+, Reviewed by First-Generation Tallboy Owner

It isn’t often that I get to review an updated version of my everyday rider, so I was stoked to get in a test ride on the freshly-updated Santa Cruz …

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

Demographics

Microsoft's Project Malmo AI platform goes open source

The system, now available to all, uses Minecraft to test artificial intelligence protocols.<p>Microsoft has released artificial intelligence system …

VMware Fights IoT Connectivity Issue With 'Liota'

Real software engineering industry news is never delivered in a press release, it always comes in a less formalized form. Linus Torvalds announced Linux in a Usenet posting on a newsgroup named <i>comp.os.minix,</i> no fireworks or balloons were involved. Even Microsoft Windows 1.0 enjoyed an understated …

Internet of Things

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

I Outsourced My Social Media Presence to a Virtual Assistant for 48 Hours

Turns out, I don't need to be on social media to have a social media presence.<p>Would you feel comfortable letting an online bot masquerade as you on Facebook and Twitter for a weekend, learning your habits and mimicking the way you interact with your human peers?<p>The opportunity to do just that was …

Social Media

Stop work! New Danny MacAskill video has landed - MBR

Aviemore Spring video sees Danny Mac make a return to some classic street trials riding<p>After his recent huge hit films involving elaborate stage-sets …

Check this crazy dude descending a via ferrata on a mountain bike

THIS IS HAND-IN-THE-MOUTH STUFF, as mountain biker Harald Philipp takes to the Dolomites to ride ridiculous downhill lines that climbers use fixed …

Understanding the IT band

For many people, it’s the source of a nagging — and painful — injury, but for Carolyn Eng, the IT band is an intriguing mystery, one she may be close …

Biomechanics

Zano drones struggle to achieve lift-off

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1189000/1189404_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518164744_d7af7d4020b0099eab7fe638f53cd49a<p><b>Europe's most successful Kickstarter project is finally ready to deliver the tiny drone that won more than £2.3m in backing last November.</b><p>That's …

Drones

JPDA Turns a 500-Sq.-Ft. Shoebox Apartment into an Ultra-Efficient Dream Home

1/7<p>JPDA Shoebox<p>We all know that New York apartments tend to run small, but one man's shoebox can be another man's dream home. Case in point: A tiny …

East Village

Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power

UK-designed turbines aim to harness tidal energy to produce cheaper electricity − without endangering marine life, reports Climate News Network<p>A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current …

Liquid Solar Technology Could Be Next Gen of Renewable Energy

Look out solar panels, there’s a new “first of its kind” solar technology in town!<p>Its makers said it’s engineered to outperform rooftop panels by …

Clean Energy

The 30 Minute Bike Wash – How To Clean Your Bike Thoroughly

Clean your bike and get it ready for a service or your next big ride in just 30 minutes.

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Clean Energy

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

I thought of sharing seven simple Machine Learning concepts

It’s hard not to be fascinated by machine learning. It is overwhelmingly powerful. As former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says, it is going to be the …

20 best JavaScript charting libraries

<i>A quick note before we start: I have covered top 20 libraries below. It might get little confusing when you try to pick one for your project as there are many factors to consider. So here is something for help – a small guide on factors to consider while choosing a JavaScript chart library from the</i> …

Data Visualization

The Leg Exercise That Destroys Your Abs

For an epic core and quad burn, try this movement at the gym today<p>The goblet pause squat is what I call a “money” exercise. Here's why:<p><b>1. It builds the bottom of your squat like a champ.</b><br>And once you own the bottom of the exercise, you own everything else in between.<p><b>2. It’s easy on the joints—but</b> …

This light needs no outlet, solar panels, or batteries — it’s powered by gravity

You might not realize it here in the developed world, but there are still more than 1.1 billion people on Earth without access to electricity. That …

Clean Energy

Could This Hydrogen-Powered Drone Work?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p>The biggest physical constraint on small drones is their power supply. Batteries can only hold so much energy, and as adding more batteries to a drone also increase the weight of that drone, there are finite limits on how long quadcopters can fly in a single flight. A new drone concept by …

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

Is your dream to live off-grid in any place of your choosing? The tiny egg-shaped Ecocapsule could be the low-energy home you’re looking for. …

What Happens to Your Data When You Monitor Your Personal Fitness

Wearing a fitness bracelet from FitBit, Jawbone, Microsoft, Withings, and others has become increasingly common. About one in ten people in the US now do some sort of fitness monitoring.<p>As we become more comfortable with the idea of monitoring our own footsteps, calorie-burn, sleep patterns and …

Build Analytics Special Ops Teams To Spark Business Innovation

Successful businesses start with an idea, an innovation. A great idea becomes a business. The problem comes in later, when we institutionalize the success we’ve achieved. Our processes and procedures become hardened. The aftermath of the first success becomes an impediment to the next wave of …

Innovation