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  • Building an Astin Martin DB4 with 3D Printing

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33PM
    So you read articles how 3D printing will be a new revolution and you wonder how it can do anything for you. I came across this nice site where a car enthusiast is building an Astin Martin DB4 with 4x4 inch squares of plastic printed in a 3D printer here. If I'm understanding his process he will...
  • Could the Computer Age Have Begun in Victorian England?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:28AM
    I was always taught that Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine was the first computer. Its a shame that none of his designs came to full fruition but this article explores what could have been had Babbage's designs been completed. Check it out here
  • Building Titan: The ‘world’s fastest’ supercomputer

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 29, 2012 at 08:37PM
    Titan is expected to become the world's most powerful supercomputer when it comes fully online at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory, near Tennessee, in late 2012 or early 2013. But on this afternoon in mid-October, Titan isn't technically Titan yet. It's still a less-powerful supercomputer...
  • Is there a savant inside all of us?

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:17PM

    There are so few confirmed cases — perhaps 30 in the world – that plausible explanations are hard to come by. Take Orlando Serrell, a 44-year-old from Virginia who was hit on the head by a baseball as a boy, and later found he could do complicated calculations and remember the...

  • Building a ‘live Google Earth’

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted September 29, 2012 at 02:04PM
    Fourteen years ago, in November 1998, I stood on a low mound overlooking the bleak Kazakhstan steppe. It was early morning. The ground was covered in a light dusting of snow and a bitter wind tore across the cracked concrete, flattening the surrounding scrappy clumps of grass.




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  • Wi-Fi: are there any health risks?

    Posted September 27, 2012 at 07:28PM
    This is a question that comes up from time to time, and the short answer is no. In fact, we could rephrase your question and pretend that you'd asked about baby alarms, radio-controlled cars, cordless (DECT) phones, Bluetooth headsets, security alarms and loads of other things that operate in...
  • How the brain filters bad news

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:30PM

    Most of us go through life with a selective ear for the news we take in. We hear the good more than the bad, the flattering more than the insulting. And we update our beliefs in a way that reflects that bias.

    The effect appears in many guises. We update our self image when told we are...

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