Xavier A. Roberts

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Best Tips to Gain Muscle Mass

People, who have no relation to sports at all, are aware that the best way to gain mass is to sit around all day, burn minimum calories and eat all …

The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 1, 2015

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include technical 3D printing projects, including a bird-like drone and an autonomous robotic car, a Kickstarter …

Beyond the Logo: 5 Key Branding Elements

Your designer does not define your brand identity. Your true brand identity is the view your customers have of your company.<p>Your company has spent a lot of time defining and creating your brand and identity. You may have paid a design company to create a logo or a new name and a custom color scheme …

Genetic Geometry Takes Shape

Inside the cell’s nucleus, the double helix folds up in myriad loops and twists. The quest to unravel this structure is revealing the subtle genetic …

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

Engineer creates a 3D metal printer prototype for $2 using electroplating technology

Mar. 1, 2015 | By Kira<p>Metal 3D printing is highly coveted by designers and makers in many industries, from aerospace engineering to medical …

Print This Adorable Two-Wheeled, Self-Balancing Robot

We have seen a lot of great self-balancing robots over the past few years, but few of them have the same level of finish as the new EddiePlus. EddiePlus is an Intel Edison powered (get it Eddie/Edison) 3D printable robot. Eddie features rotary encoders on his wheels, a backpack to hold all of his …

Review: Sketchable

For artists on the go, it's increasingly important to be able to capture ideas, draw quickly to show a client ideas, demonstrate a method, or …

What Do Gene Sequencing, Radio Astronomy And Particle Physics Have In Common?

Modern scientific discovery is driven by one thing, without which breakthroughs like gene sequencing, the search for the Higgs boson and dark matter and huge telescope arrays wouldn’t be possible – High Performance Computing (HPC).<p>With the computational might to blitz through millions of bytes of …

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job Is Done

As robots get small enough to easily swim around inside the human body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient. …

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From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

Sesame smart lock opens your door with a secret knock

Candy House, the startup behind Sesame, is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring its smart lock to market. If this materializes, at US$99 it …

Stop Wasting Time: Tips to Raise Productivity and Reduce Procrastination

It’s been said that “knowledge is power.” However, an argument can be made that it’s more accurate to say, “applied knowledge is power.” Let’s be …

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Project: Wooden Salt Cellar

<b>By Mark Frauenfelder</b><br>A couple of years ago I whittled a wooden spoon as a thank-you gift for our family friend Valerie, who was my daughter’s elementary school art teacher. Valerie appreciated it so much that my wife asked me to make another wooden gift for Valerie’s upcoming birthday. I thought …

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Our Universities Are Not Teaching Innovation

<i>We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.</i> — H. G. Wells<p>Our system of higher education is out of …

How To: Build A Rustic Wooden Magnetic Utensil Holder

In a small apartment, counter space is at a premium. Knife blocks are huge and often unsightly, so I resolved to make an attractive, convenient solution. Several people commented that they would pay for such a product, so I opened Pretty River Woodworking on Etsy. As a second personal project, I …

Woodworking

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11Jun/18<p>If you’re a retailer reading this article, there’s a 50 percent chance that within the next 24 months you expect to gain the ability to send …

Hobbyist creates working League of Legends zapper pistol

The zapper features a rosewood grip, white and blue LEDs in the barrel, and blue LEDs farther back. Other parts are made from gold-painted aluminum, …

Creative AI: Algorithms and robot craftsmen open new possibilities in architecture

Computers have transformed architecture in remarkable ways. They've made it possible to visualize designs in fully-rendered 3D graphics and to …

Magnetic nanoparticles quickly bust blood clots to promise improved stroke prevention

Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a drug commonly used by surgeons to bust open blood clots in a patient's bloodstream, but it does have its …

Nanotech

Collapsible, two-ski Zibock takes sledding backcountry skiing

As we've seen with past debuts like the Snolo Stealth-X and Snowbull, sledding isn't just child's play anymore. The snowbound activity is moving from …

The 4-Port USB Hub with Power Socket

The USB hub not only allows to connect with your USB gadgets, but also power other appliances. Sounds cool? Let’s go on for the 4-port USB hub with …

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The Handmade Harry Potter Deathly Hallow Lamp

Just using one switch, now you can activate all the three powerful magical objects created by Death. Curious? Let’s go on for the Harry Potter …

Metallic 3D Printer Filament Launches For Artists and Makers (85% Metal)

Owners of 3D printers that would like to be able to create 3D objects with a more metallic finish may be interested in a new metallic 3D printing …

Subterranean roads proposed for greener London

The proposal was announced by Mayor of London Boris Johnson during a recent visit to Boston, US, where a similar project has taken place. The Central …

Forge, the sketch app for brainstorming, lands on iOS

Drawing apps for iOS are easy to come by, with Paper by FiftyThree or Adobe’s Sketch being the most notable and identifiable apps. Those ask that you …

Pioneer DDJ-SX Gold Edition DJ Controller

The DDJ-SX was already cool enough, designed for use with beloved software Serato DJ. The Pioneer DDJ-SX Gold Edition DJ Controller adds a touch of …

Perceptiv’s SHIFT Turns Drones Into Smart Dollies For Filmmakers

Drone tech is exciting and full of potential, but few companies are focusing on tech that provides benefits drone users can enjoy now, without spending a fortune or managing an architectural firm or large-scale agricultural concern. Perceptiv Labs, a YC Winter 2015 cohort startup with a founding …

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