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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- SHOW AND TELL LIVE 4/18/18 (video). Want to join the #showandtell Here’s how and video. The live chat for videos is over on Adafruit’s Discord server, JOIN here! SHOW AND TELL LIVE 4/18/18 (video). Want to join the #showandtell He
Guest essay by Pat Reilly Canada is a vast and rich country that has among its bounties the third largest known oil reserves in the world. The exploitation of these resources should be paying for our socialist leaning Liberal and Nation Democratic Pa
SpaceX launched NASA's TESS spacecraft Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship following takeoff. This marks 24 successful landings for SpaceX now, notes The Verge. We will update th
Robots successfully assemble an IKEA chair in under 9 minutes. There is additional information and video at IEEE Spectrum, including two attempts from 2013.
For sturdy utilitarianism, there were few designs better than the Western Electric Model 500 desk phone. The 500 did one thing and did it well, and remained essentially unchanged from the mid-1940s until Touch Tone phones started appearing in the ear
On a weekend night, I received a strange phone call from an emergency room resident. This is an emergency, he said, adding fragments of details, vaginal bleeding her heart rate is in the 150s. It was hard to figure out what was happening and his tone
Are Yahoo News’ policies benefiting its readers? I don’t know what the company’s policies are, but I know what they should adopt: Requiring that headlines be proofread by an actual human being before they’re pu
The White Bridge, across from my home in Elk Rapids, Mi. People must understand that science is inherently neither a potential for good nor for evil. It is a potential to be harnessed by man to do his bidding.~Glenn T. SeaborgThe 109th day of the yea
For sturdy utilitarianism, there were few designs better than the Western Electric Model 500 desk phone. The 500 did one thing and did it well, and remained essentially unchanged from the mid-1940s until Touch Tone phones started appearing in the ear
Recently, Id been pondering why the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival always tops my must-attend U.S. doc fest list. Like few fests in the U.S. or Europe, Full Frame truly walks the walk — it’s a top tier, mainstream nonfiction
Photos and a newspaper article captured the 1991 visit of first lady Barbara Bush at the opening of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The post Remembering Barbara Bush: The first lady who helped open Packard Children’s appeared f
Subtitle: Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Managing money can be a challenge for many adults. Its not always easy for people to keep debt down, pay bills,
While reading Confidence, Likelihood, Probability), by Tore Schweder and Nils Hjort, in the train from Oxford to Warwick, I came upon this unexpected property shown by Lindqvist and Taraldsen (Biometrika, 2005) that to simulate a sample y conditional
NEW PRODUCT – Snap-on Hub for TT Motor Sprockets, wheels, and gears, oh my! We really like our DC gear motors (a.k.a “TT Motor”) but unless you have a 3D printer it can be a challenge to get something attached t
In an update, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in older adults at risk, but recommends against using vitamin D supplements for this purpose. The post Preventing falls in older adults: Exercise and risk asse
Most of us have seen graphs of global temperature anomaly, like this one using data from NASA: The temperature increase is, not to put too fine a point on it, obvious. If we were climate deniers, how could we graph … Continue reading &#
San Francisco circa 1931. "Hudson 8 Club Sedan." Or, as branded by its maker, the "Greater Hudson 8" -- a step up from the previous year's merely "Great Eight." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.
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The Supreme Court showed no great interest in the bankruptcy problem at the heart of Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling, in which the court heard argument yesterday. From the beginning, the justices asked relatively few questions of eithe
The proprietor of the @brutsinlego account and his/her children build simple Brutalist structures out of Lego and post the results to Instagram. BTW, the term Brutalist does not refer to the frequently brutal (adj. “direct and lacking any a
Iron Man armor is complex enough when it’s just the standard version. When it’s the Hulkbuster set of armor–like we’ll see in Avengers: Infinity War–it’s a whole other level. YouTuber Heroes
Is Apple the shining knight when it comes to privacy collection, as it wants us to believe?
Move over, Kepler. NASAs TESS spacecraft is set to take off Wednesday, and you can watch it launch live right here. If all goes as planned, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite should lift off Wednesday as early as 3:51 p.m. PDT on a SpaceX Falc
Corals died more readily than expected, and species balance may not recover. Enlarge / Although these corals are colored, they've been bleached, in that they have lost their photosynthetic symbiotes. (credit: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef S
Sending a human into space and doing it efficiently presents a galaxy of challenges. Koki Ho, University of Illinois assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and his graduate students, Hao Chen and Bindu Jagannatha, explored wa
A wide range of technology giants find themselves unified by a single concern: that Amazon has the inside track to win a huge winner-take-all government cloud-computing contract that could help accelerate the Seattle company's lead in the fast-growin
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Orin S. Kerr (University of Southern California Gould School of Law) has posted Computer Crime Law (Introduction) ((4th Ed. 2018), West Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-63459-899-6) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The book covers every aspect of crime
Portrait clients come in all shapes and sizes, as does their hair. And sometimes that means no hair at all. Unfortunately, that can present a few challenges, especially that of hot spots or glare. But never fear, the courageous Caleb Pike fromDSLR Vi
Facebook, Google, Comcast and Berkshire Hathaway are among a number of large companies that have dual-class stock structures, providing controlling shareholders with majority voting power despite owning a minority of total equity.
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Every year the lawyer research and ranking company Chambers & Partners puts out a list of top appellate lawyers and firms. (In a previous post, I looked at some of the listed firms cert performance.) Chambers uses a mix of qualitative and qua
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A recent case out of the District of Maryland, Green v. Jenkins Services, LLC, Case No. PWG-16-2572 (behind paywall), has something to say about impossibility and assumption of risk. In the case, Green hired Jenkins to demolish their fire-destroyed h
Have you ever noticed that no one looks up while crossing the street anymore? Most people are too busy responding to text messages or scrolling through social media to pay attention to their surroundings. Truth be told, Im guilty of this myself. But
The New York Times carried a worrying story yesterday about San Francisco's gamble with building skyscrapers on land prone to earthquakes. The city loves to gamble so much that they are even building the tallest skyscrapers in the areas of the city w
'Action Comics' #1000 Is a Historic Superman Comic That Will Make You Cry [Inverse] "At 80 years young, Superman has never looked better. In the landmark 1,000th issue of DC's Action Comics, available now, a murderer's row of comic book writers have
  Ohio testing is bogged down by failure of the online system supplied by vendor AIR. Can anyone remind me why everyone began switching to online assessment? What was wrong with paper and pencil tests? What was wrong with tests written by te
This is a makeup blessing.VIEW GALLERY Jackie Aina is making money moves all the way to Sephora. Aina has two loose powder highlighters with Artist Couture, which were both sold exclusively on the brand’s site. Now her two highlighters are
Muiz is the fifth Trump political nominee to the Education Department to be approved by the Senate, but nominees for positions that oversee issues like civil rights and policy analysis still await confirmation.Muiz is the fifth Trump political nomine
Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store are potentially violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study from North American and European universities and organizations.
Aflip-flop is one of the most basic digital electronic circuits. It can most easily be built from just two transistors, although they can and have been built out of vacuum tubes, NAND and NOR gates, and Minecraft redstone. Conventional wisdom says yo
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to the development of Parkinsons disease, a new study suggests.
An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. It's the second major outage in less than a week, with the previous one affecting some 840,000 customers. "This is too much," said Luis Oscar Rivera, a 4
Last month, Apple announced it acquired the digital magazine distributor Texture as an entry to the journalism world. Now, it plans to use its platform to launch a premium news subscription by 2019.
Scientists are developing liquid metal or "electric blood" that can move and form 2D shapes. This may revolutionize the field of soft robotics. Read More
Aflip-flop is one of the most basic digital electronic circuits. It can most easily be built from just two transistors, although they can and have been built out of vacuum tubes, NAND and NOR gates, and Minecraft redstone. Conventional wisdom says yo
The use of satellite imagery has revolutionized many areas of science and research, from archaeology to tracking human rights abuses to (of course) climate science. This vantage point makes different sorts of observations possible than looking at gro
NEW PRODUCT – DC Gearbox Motor – “TT Motor” – 200RPM – 3 to 6VDC Perhaps you’ve been assembling a new robot friend, adding a computer for a brain and other fun personality touches.
When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I went with friends and their family to a free music festival at Druridge Bay in Northumberland. The event was organised as a protest against plans to build a nuclear power station at this site. 40+ years later, t
If Facebook has to pay a Federal Trade Commission penalty for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, it will join a very short list of companies to have done so.
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent article has discussed how Elon Musk’s “Boring Company” has raised $113 million dollars in startup capital. This is the company Musk formed to drill the tunnels for his proposed &a
Name: Peggy Wang Location: Ridgewood, Queens Size: 1100 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned A few years ago, I kinda just woke up one day and decided that I didn't want to live in a tiny apartment anymore. It was like a weird sudden existentia