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Hyperloops

A fascinating look at what a hyperloop nation would look like.

Facebook IPO

People generally buy stocks for one of two, somewhat related reasons: because they think that the value will rise in the long-term, or because they think the value will rise in the short term. The Facebook IPO has been a debacle, we are told, and the evidence is that the share price has declined from […]

Materials Science

It may not be THE hot science, but it’s definitely a hot, hot field. And it’s been fascinating to see all the new materials that scientists are developing. A new type of flexible ultra-thin glass has been unveiled by the firm that developed Gorilla Glass, currently used to make screens of many mobile devices. Dubbed […]

Smart Paper

No, not the New York Times. Paper posters that play music via printed circuits made with conductive ink have been unveiled. The prototype “Listening Post” poster is a guide to bands performing locally. The interactive poster plays a short clip of a band’s music when a thumbnail image is pressed. Tickets can also be booked […]

World’s Lightest Material

Super cool: Yup – that stuff on top of the dandelion? That’s metal. The substance is made out of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a micro-lattice – a criss-crossing diagonal pattern with small open spaces between the tubes. The researchers say the material is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and has “extraordinarily high energy […]

Why Can’t the New Guy Code?

We’ve all lived the nightmare. I know I have. A new developer shows up at work, and you try to be welcoming, but he can’t seem to get up to speed; the questions he asks reveal basic ignorance; and his work, when it finally emerges, is so kludgey that it ultimately must be rewritten from […]

Phone Stalking

This article on Wired was absolutely fascinating. Here’s a snippet: Sorry, weirdos—I love you, but she has a point. Because of my work, many people—most of them strangers—track my various Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, and blog feeds. And it’s true; I was going to be gone for a week on business. Did I really want to […]