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10 Reasons Why I Self-Funded My Startup and So Should You

This isn't a post to promote my company. I'm not even going to mention it by name. This isn't a post to promote some magical get-rich-quick scheme. …

The World’s Most Advanced Building Material Is... Wood

And it’s going to remake the skyline<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, compliments of the …

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Ask Anything: What Happens In Your Computer When You Turn It On?

No, the little mouse inside it does not start scrambling around.<p>Before a computer can load its operating system and locate drivers for its components, it must recognize that it has been turned on at all. This task falls to a relatively simple device known as the power-on reset circuit. “In its very …

How computer-generated fake papers are flooding academia

Like all the best hoaxes, there was a serious point to be made. Three MIT graduate students wanted to expose how dodgy scientific conferences pestered researchers for papers, and accepted any old rubbish sent in, knowing that academics would stump up the hefty, till-ringing registration fees.<p>It …