NASA Urged to Accelerate 3D Printing on Space Station

Space.com - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:19am
While praising NASA's efforts and focus on in-space manufacturing, the U.S. National Research Council report stressed that the agency should organize its various centers to identify priority projects for use on the station.
Categories: Science

Here’s How You Turn a Parking Garage Into a Great Playground

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living.






Categories: Science

The 8 Best Sprites in Videogame History

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
If there’s one thing Yacht Club Games knows, it’s sprites. Classic gaming consoles could only keep track of a few moving images at a time. Super Mario, the turtle he’s stomping on, the magic mushroom he collects—each of these is a single sprite. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, sprites could be a maximum of 8 […]






Categories: Science

A Dongle That Lets You Squeeze More Connections From Hotel Wi-Fi

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
If you plug in a Wi-Fi adapter like the Panda Ultra Wireless N USB Adapter ($11), you can pay just once to get Wi-Fi to all of your web connected gadgets.






Categories: Science

No One’s Going to Stop Using Phones in the Car. Here’s How We Make That Safer

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
Mobile devices in cars present a problem with a design solution, not a legislative one.






Categories: Science

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Lost

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]






Categories: Science

Overstock’s Radical Plan to Reinvent the Stock Market With Bitcoin

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
Overstock.com and its swashbuckling CEO, Patrick Byrne, are hoping to create a new kind of corporate stock based on the computer software that drives bitcoin, aiming to overhaul the stock market in much the same way that bitcoin overhauled how we store and exchange money. On Tuesday afternoon, Overstock—one of the world’s largest online retailers, […]






Categories: Science

This Map Shows You How Miserable the Weather Is Around the World

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
You should check out the Misery Index, and avoid the places in red.






Categories: Science

Fantastically Wrong: The Angry, Enormous Eagle That Could Carry Off Elephants

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
On the 556th evening of successfully not being murdered by her chucklehead king of a husband in the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade relates the tale of Sinbad’s tanglings with a beast most cruel. Sailing from city to city with merchants, Sinbad eventually comes to a deserted island, where he spies a huge white dome half buried […]






Categories: Science

Cosmic GIFs Remind Us We’re All Made of Stars

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
One of famed astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous sayings was, “we are made of star stuff.” He was referring to the fact that the atoms that make up everything in the universe, including we humans, were forged in the bellies of ancient stars. This notion of connectivity is the basis for photographer Ignacio Torres’s series of GIFs titled Stellar.






Categories: Science

These Aren’t Abstract Paintings, They’re iPhone Smudges

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall.






Categories: Science

An Infrared iPhone Case That Lets You See Through Walls and in the Dark

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:33am
The FLIR One infrared iPhone case can help pinpoint the position of pipe clogs, identify leaks before they damage wood and walls, find weak spots in your home's insulation, and see if there are raccoons hiding in your shrubs.






Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science