Earth Time Lapse, International Space Station, ISS, Fly Over, ORBIT HD
International Space Station ISS fly over earth time lapse in HD. Compilation of NASA time lapse footage and Astronaut / Cosmonaut space to ground audio commu...
Robot learns to walk while damaged - CNET
Researchers look to animals for inspiration in developing a groundbreaking algorithm to help broken robots adapt quickly and keep moving.
Wake up, PC makers: Hitting bottom isn’t a revival, but a sign of lowered expectations
But here’s the thing; this problem isn’t hurting me, and if you’re someone who cares about PCs, it’s not hurting you either. Enthusiasts are doing fine. Small builders are making bank, components are as affordable as ever, and even quality peripherals have become commonplace. Even consumers aren’t invested in the quality and value of new computers. If they’re not up to par, they’ll simply buy something else, or nothing at all. After all, Amazon’s best selling notebooks page indicates that these days, people generally want to spend less than $500 on a laptop .
Meet the woman behind Ikea's living wage calculator
Olson says it would be too complicated to pay people different wages based on household size, so Ikea's going to stick with what the Living Wage Calculator comes up with for a single person with no children. (In other words, the lowest wage the calculator offers). Still, starting in January, the minimum hourly pay for an Ikea worker in an expensive suburb of Washington, D.C. will be $13.22 an hour. Over in Pittsburgh, where cost of living is much lower, Ikea's minimum hourly rate will be lower too — $8.29 an hour. But even that is still a dollar more than the federal minimum wage.
PwC: IoT to Become Multitrillion-Dollar Market by 2020
“From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing billions of things into the digital fold, which will make the IoT a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020,” PwC said in an executive summary of the survey.
Data are loaded in as Instances. You can then perform matrix like operations on them, and pass them to estimators.
GoLearn implements the scikit-learn interface of Fit/Predict, so you can easily swap out estimators for trial and error.
GoLearn also includes helper functions for data, like cross validation, and train and test splitting.
Tony Stewart Expresses 'Sadness' Over Fatal Crash, Skips NASCAR Race
Officials are investigating the accident that took place during the Empire Super Sprints series event at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York, where Stewart hit and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr. At some point during the race, Stewart's car drifted into Ward's car, and they touched wheels; this caused the younger driver's car to spin, slam into the wall and blow a tire. Ward then got out of his car.
How a relaunch saved Foursquare from certain death
Not trolling, but no, you're wrong. How do you know it's saved from "certain death?" Pray tell, please share with the class where we can find this crystal ball you seem to have. Perhaps the traffic numbers are all up out of curiosity. I've used the new Foursquare and it is junk. An Not trolling, but no, you're wrong. How do you know it's saved from "certain death?" Pray tell, please share with the class where we can find this crystal ball you seem to have. Perhaps the traffic numbers are all up out of curiosity. I've used the new Foursquare and it is junk. And again, how is it that Yelp is such a threat with only ONE app, but Foursquare needs two?
How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits
In addition to those recommendations, one surprising suggestion is to sit slightly upright during your nap, because it will help you avoid a deep sleep. And if you find yourself dreaming during your power naps, it may be a sign you're sleep deprived.
The secret to desire in a long-term relationship
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.
Survey: YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens
You really don’t get it do you? The only thing that’s bs is your cynical perspective in thinking that everything is powered by big corporations. Obviously you don’t understand that almost every youtube star has built up their success gradually and over time the quality of their videos improves. Pewdiepie and KSI both started off with pretty hilariously awful videos, but then improved them over the course of 3-4 years and started gaining subscribors. Once they reach 1-2 million subs by making great videos and being genuine with their audience by having q and a’s, more mainstream kids find out, and the sub count skyrockets. Many popular youtubers also have iconic videos that everyone saw, and this led to rapid growth in their channel. If you understood anything about youtube stars you wouldn’t have just made that comment.
What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley
I call B.S. on the author. Give me a break. Let’s take a look: mention of farmers market to establish social position, check. Mention of how many hours she works, to establish that she is a victim, check. Use the word gender instead of the word sex to establish liberal bona fidas, check. Mention that removing “gender” from communications further conversations, then fails to consider that maybe she mentions “gender” in manners that are annoying and ridiculous. Mentions that female VC grills her, but does not consider that perhaps her own behavior is so annoying and self-centered that maybe she is the cause of her own treatment. Fails to consider that anyone who feels the need to mention “farmers market”, or working long hours, or working in “international development” (whatever that means), is someone who believes in her own glory and as such is a person who is deserved of no true sincere respect. Never once does the author blame other women for choosing to use Pinterest or go shopping or text or go on Facebook instead of focusing solely on business and work. Never does she blame women for not creating vast networks of interconnected institutions to channel capital to emerging businesses.
Your Lost Android Phone Can Now Call You | TechCrunch
Did you know that Android has a built-in mechanism for locating or locking your lost phone? Google hasn’t done the best job marketing it, but it’s actually been baked right in since the release of Android 4.4*.
Sharks attack underwater cam, with awesome results - CNET
Scientists get what they're calling "the first up-close views of predatory behavior by sharks in the wild" thanks to some obliging great whites. See it here.
15 Million Pages of Medical History Are Going Online
The digitization will be executed by representatives of the Internet Archive based at the Wellcome Library, and is a part of a still greater plan to make 50 million pages of medical history available online by 2020. There are many similar projects underway at institutions around the world, but the Wellcome has been a leader in making digitized content easily accessible (as with Wellcome Images ) and concentrating on outreach beyond academia. The exposure of these often hidden resources can help secure their future, through public engagement with what makes them arcane yet also essential.
A 24-Year-Old Transport Engineer Is About To Free Her City From Car Ownership
In case the conditions are not satisfying for bicycling, Taneli finds a car or ride-sharing service with the help of a platform that he uses through the mobile phone. In addition, a daily demand responsive transport service, such as Kutsuplus, fetches [his son] and his classmates from preschool and conveys them [home], where they can continue spending the afternoon together.
A motorized bike will help you survive the apocalypse
When the apocalypse arrives ( zombie or otherwise), you'll need to be prepared for anything. Part of said preparedness should certainly involve transportation , and thanks to the folks at Motopeds, there's a legit option. The Survival Bike: Black Ops Edition hits the trail with a compound crossbow, fuel storage, shovel, tomahawk, harpoon, blade saw, climbing gear, lights and a smattering of tools and knives. To keep you on the correct (read: covert) path, there's a handlebar mount for that trusty smartphone or GPS unit needed to navigate. Unfortunately, there's no word on pricing, but the company's regular chassis kit includes everything you'll need minus the 4-stroke engine for $1,999.
THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]
In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of payment apps, mobile registers, e-commerce, and the decline of cash and checks. We also show where the payments industry is headed. Many of the slides are based on charts exclusive to BI Intelligence.
How Microsoft dragged its development practices into the 21st century
For example, lots of companies develop in-house applications to automate various business processes. In the course of developing these applications, it's often discovered that the old process just isn't that great. Developers will discover that there are redundant steps, or that two processes should be merged into one, or that one should be split into two. Electronic forms that mirror paper forms in their layout and sequence can provide familiarity, but it's often the case that rearranging the forms can be more logical. Processes that were thought to be understood and performed by the book can be found to work a little differently in practice.
Hackers: the Internet's immune system
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.
GameStop Overhauls Trade-Ins, Will Now Offer More Money - IGN
"By eliminating the higher end price of products we buy and raising the lower end, we are able to raise the overall value the customers will receive," says an internal GameStop document obtained by Kotaku. "With this program, we will not have complex multi-tiered trade promotions for the associates to remember and less math for the customer to understand what they are getting for their games."
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
The Rise of Polish Startups
When we raised a seed round for Filmaster from a German fund HackFwd in Spring of 2011, we were one of the first Polish startups to work with a foreign investor. Traditionally, Web companies in Poland were focused on the local market of 40 million people, which seemed big enough to scale their business.
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When Life Hands You Lemons, Sell Them on Kickstarter [COMIC]
is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
How An Early Facebook Employee Messed Up, Got Fired, And Cost Himself $185 Million
His work slipped. Kagan used an example: "I was working with [Facebook cofounder] Dustin Moskovitz on deciding which companies were going to be able to join our professional network. I searched Google for a list of companies. After a week of pulling together names it was a smorgasbord of random companies with no rhyme or reason to the order of them. I presented this list to Dustin. He of course was disappointed ... He ran some database queries and aggregated companies based on the company domains we already had registered on the site and added to the waitlist for people who couldn’t join yet. Yes, that was much smarter."
10 of the Best Social Media SlideShares from 2014
This deck deals with an inspiring, specific strategy that you may wish to use on social media: Building your personal brand. Carrie Kerpen of Likeable Media lays out the reasons why it’s more and more important to blaze your own digital trail nowadays and how to think in these terms when you’re sharing on social media.
Data Is Beautiful is a hidden gem for gorgeous data visualizations
Data visualization is one of the most delightful trends in media. It’s perfect for skimming and can turn a boring economic analysis into a work of art. Many practitioners are looking for inspiration in this quickly evolving field. A (relatively) new Reddit, DataIsBeautiful , aims to collect the best of the Web in a daily rounded up of gorgeous data visualizations.
Hello Dave. I control your thermostat. Google's Nest gets hacked
In a statement, Zoz Cuccias of Nest said, “All hardware devices – from laptops to smartphones – are susceptible to jailbreaking; this is not a unique problem. This is a physical jailbreak requiring physical access to the Nest Learning Thermostat. If someone managed to get in your home and had their choice, chances are they would install their own devices, or take the jewelry. This jailbreak doesn’t compromise the security of our servers or the connections to them and to the best of our knowledge, no devices have been accessed and compromised remotely. Customer security is very important to us, and our highest priority is on remote vulnerabilities. One of your best defenses is to buy a Dropcam Pro so you can monitor your home when you’re not there.”
Lenovo's new flagship features Quad HD screen, metal body and huge battery
Lenovo isn't exactly well-known for its smartphones this side of the Pacific, but it's got a solid following in Asia. Now, Motorola's soon-to-be parent company is showing off more of its mobile chops with a six-inch Quad HD (2,560x1,440) flagship device called the Vibe Z2 Pro . Besides the super high-res display, the Pro's not lacking in other features: For starters, it'll come with a metallic brushed-weave unibody frame and 4,000mAh battery, which is more than generous even with the phone's large chassis (to compare, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is 3,200mAh and the HTC One Max is 3,300).
10 Creative Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Pet
Mourning owners are honoring the lost of four-legged family members in a creative and meaningful way. Here are 10 unique ways to say goodbye that vary in price, but don't skimp on sentimentality.
Music 'hackers' unleash new generation of cool and bizarre instruments
In 2011, the MO was the winner of Georgia Tech's Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. The MO allows people to turn everyday objects into their own digital musical instruments, which can be controlled through different types of motion. The MO was featured at the MoMA gallery in New York.
Organic synthesis: The robo-chemist
Jamison, for example, is working on flow chemistry at the Novartis–MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing in Cambridge, and he is part of a team that last year reported 1 the first end-to-end, completely continuous synthesis and formulation of a pharmaceutical: aliskiren hemifumarate, a treatment for high blood pressure. Jamison and his colleagues built a machine (now dismantled) that was more than 7 metres long, and about 2.5 metres high and deep. “It took four years of 'everything that can go wrong, will go wrong',” says Bernhardt Trout, head of the MIT centre and leader of the project. After a lot of trial and error, he says, the researchers got to the point at which they merely had to flip the switch and feed in fresh drums of solvent and raw materials. The machine would hum like a large air-conditioning unit as stirrers whipped up chemicals, pumps whirred, filtration units dripped and squeezed, and a screw conveyer pushed solids through a 2-metre drying tube to be injection-moulded. Finally, after 14 operations and 47 hours, finished tablets dropped down a chute. Batch synthesis would have required 21 operations over 300 hours.
Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power
Apple isn’t the first company to figure out how to beam power through the air. Scientists have been working on the problem for more than 100 years, building on a theoretical framework described by visionary inventor Nikola Tesla. The US Patent Office has granted hundreds of patents related to wireless power. Qualcomm alone received more than 40 patents, and startups like WiTricity and Powermat each has several dozen.
The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains
“That’s the big breakthrough,” Landrigan says. "The scientific community has mastered the technique of doing these studies, and they’ve been running long enough that they’re beginning to put out some spectacularly good results.” At Columbia, for instance, the children’s center is investigating whether children exposed in the womb to BPA and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)—byproducts from burning fossil fuels—are more likely to develop learning and behavior disorders than children not exposed. They have also shown that high prenatal exposure to air pollutants like PAHs are associated with attention problems, anxiety, and depression at ages 5 to 7 years. It was this center, together with the UC Berkeley and Mount Sinai children’s centers, that first identified the detrimental impact of chlorpyrifos on IQ and brain development. The researchers even used MRI testing to show that these chemicals appear to change children’s brain structure, causing thinning of the cortex. Other children’s centers are looking at the extent to which these and other chemicals—including arsenic from well water, brominated flame retardants, and the anti-corrosion agent manganese—are to blame for a range of possible neurologic disorders.
17 Raw Desserts You Can Make Without Baking
People may choose to eat raw because cooking food can sometimes eliminate healthy enzymes and vitamins. These no-bake recipes are also convenient if you're in a baking mood, but don't have an oven — especially relevant if you're in a college dorm. Many raw recipes also accommodate those who are vegan or gluten-free, and many also overlap with the paleo diet .
Sprint goes off the beaten track for its new CEO, Marcelo Claure
Sprint Corp.'s new chief executive is going to stand out in Kansas. Marcelo Claure is a 6-foot-6-inch Bolivian billionaire who built a global mobile-phone distributor from scratch and had singer Jennifer Lopez perform at his 40th birthday party. Now, he is relocating to the Midwestern suburbs to turn around a 38,000 person company that has...
Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the US
It goes without saying, but average Internet speeds don’t tell the whole story: Actual connection speeds can vary widely depending on your provider, your connection type (DSL, cable, and so on), and where you live. If you would like to get an idea of how your provider stacks up, YouTube’s Video Quality Report can give you a snapshot of how your ISP compares to others in your area.
Need A Break From Social Media? Here's Why You Should Take One
I am experiencing the exact thing you’re speaking on – also – I am finding it very hard for my business to take a notch up. I sell clothes – maybe not the church clothes or more less provocative apparels. But, here are my concerns for my business. I am finding people who want or should I say are being drawn to me (personally) not my line of clothes. I’m sleeping less – and lately, forgetting small things. I have a staff of seven (7) fantastic ladies who work their behinds off – excuse the phrase. But, I need an approach to get the focus off of “ME” and bring the focus – where it needs to be – : My Clothes“. I took an emergency vacation break a week ago, yet to still feel overwhelmed. Keep in mind this is a newly business – and I am so afraid, it will crash before It even begin. Do you have any other suggestions? Thank You. Sara
Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App
If your company can afford it, it’s highly recommended that you build both a responsive site and a native mobile app in order to help your business work towards capturing the attention of your entire mobile audience. The native mobile app will provide a mobile centric experience for your existing and most loyal customers, while your responsive website can help provide an optimized experience to new and old visitors browsing your website or discovering it for the very first time.
Cracking Into Google: 15 Reasons Why More Than 2 Million People Apply Each Year
We have somewhat of a social mission, and most other companies do not. I think that’s why people like working for us, and using our services…Companies’ goals should be to make their employees so wealthy that they do not need to work, but choose to because they believe in the company … Hopefully, I believe in a world of abundance, and in that world, many of our employees don’t have to work, they’re pretty wealthy, they could probably go years without working. Why are they working? They’re working because they like doing something, they believe in what they’re doing.
A 13-Year-Old Google Science Fair Finalist Has A Simple Idea To Stop Cyberbullying
She created a system to test her hypothesis called Rethink, which prompted students who said they would post a mean comment to think about how it might affect its target before posting it. Turns out, in 93.43% of her 533 trials, the student decided not to post the comment.
Watch a Hacker Fry a Hair Dryer With Her Radio | Threat Level | WIRED
As Maggie Jauregui was getting ready for a date last November, she was simultaneously blow drying her hair and chatting with her boyfriend over a walkie talkie—the sort of electronic gadget that the hacker couple enjoy messing around with. Suddenly, the hair dryer’s plug began to violently vibrate against the wall socket, then spark and release a curl of black smoke. “My jaw just dropped,” Jauregui says. “I had no idea what had just happened.”
How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?
At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival , we asked a group of media professionals to discuss how new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital. "I have always been a champion for old media flinging open its doors and allowing citizens to participate," says radio journalist Jay Allison . Other panelists include Paula Kerger , Jon Steinberg and Alexis Madrigal . The Big Question is a series inspired by The Atlantic 's back-page feature .
Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry
I saw the future of work in a San Francisco garage two years ago. Or rather, I was in proximity to the future of work, but happened to be looking the other direction.
The New TV Pilot Season: Bringing YouTube Stars, Channels And Bloggers To TV Screens | TechCrunch
It’s a fact that new generations spend more time on the Internet than watching traditional linear television. This success has prompted some Internet-based web series or YouTube celebrities to cross to TV, but for many Hollywood executives, these new Internet sensations become an easy way to pilot new material that can be later transformed to a hit TV series, and some even say this is a cheaper way to pilot new shows. Just seed a few thousand dollars to new talent, let them shoot these shows with their friends, see the ones that can build an audience and then bring the YouTube hit shows to the TV screen.
As Internet experts look to the future of the Web, they have a number of concerns. This is not to say they are pessimistic: The majority of respondents to this 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing say they hope that by 2025 there will not be significant changes for the worse and hindrances to the ways in which people get and share content online today. And they said they expect that technology innovation will continue to afford more new opportunities for people to connect.