Inside China’s Tianhe-2: The World’s Most Powerful Computer

Twice a year, the TOP500 project ranks the 500 most powerful computer systems in the entire world. With origins dating back to 1993, the list provides a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing. Compiled by some of the best computer science minds on the planet, the TOP500 list is a Who’s […]

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Tired of Drones Flying Over Your Head? Build a Drone Detection System

The use of drones for personal use has increased exponentially in recent years. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the Federal Aviation Administration imposes no guidelines on these individuals and there have been many mishaps. Drones crashing into buildings or nosediving onto sidewalks are some things that have not only happened, but are also […]

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Harley Davidson Unveils Electric Motorcycle, Believes This is the Future of Cycling

For 111 years, the Harley Davidson Motor Company has been manufacturing some of the world’s most iconic motorcycles. While the original design had a small engine displacement of 116 cc’s, it’s their heavyweight motorcycles over 700 cc’s that made them famous. Everyone that’s ever driven on a highway knows what that distinctive “Harley potato rumble” […]

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White House Hosts First-Ever Maker Faire

Not that I frequent government websites, but if you were to happen upon the official website of the White House yesterday, you would have been in for a surprise: yesterday, President Obama hosted the first-ever Maker Faire in the White House. If you missed it, here was the home page: Obama hosted the first-ever White House […]

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3D Printers: A Must-Have Household Appliance or a Waste of Time and Money?

3D printing technology has been around since the early 1980’s but has only become affordable in recent years. What started as a way for manufacturers to develop cheap prototypes of their products has captivated hobbyists into creating all sorts of common household items. Eyeglass frames, clothing, toys, cutlery, and even guns, are all being printed […]

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Meet Spire: A Wearable Device That Tracks Your State of Mind

Activity trackers have become commonplace in today’s tech-obsessed society. Seeing someone wearing a smartwatch, Fitbit, Jawbone, or Nike+ Fuelband is not that unusual to us anymore. And while these devices do provide a lot of useful information, they are mostly limited to providing the user with nothing more than data. It’s up to the user […]

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Google Fiber May be Coming to Portland Soon, Will It Ever Be Available in Your City?

Google Fiber is up to 100 times faster than today’s average broadband service. With connection speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, everything you could possibly want online is available to you instantaneously with Google in control. There is no buffering, everything is presented in crystal clear high-definition, and it’s cheap. In other words: It’s the perfect […]

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Tesla Motors, Inc. – Foolhardy Philanthropists or Inspirational Innovators?

In the spirit of moving not just their company forward, but the world as we know it, Tesla Motors, Inc., creators of some of the most advanced electric automobiles, decided to share their EV technology with… everybody!  What’s more, they’ve been in talks with BMW and other carmakers to share charging stations in Europe and […]

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Are Transhumanists Pushing Us into the Next Stage in Evolution?

#83987909 / Still wearing your tech devices? Just implant them already. Or is that taking things a little too far? Technology has always extended human ability, making primitive people stronger or better somehow – weapons and tools, beasts of burden, writing, mathematics, etc. And what we now call “wearable tech” – everything from eye […]

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Life on Mars: How NASA is Using a Flying Saucer to Get Us There

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a research and development center located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. Their mission is simple: Figure out how to construct and operate spacecraft that can fly safely in outer space. By dedicating their work to Teddy Roosevelt’s mantra of “dare mighty things”, JPL has managed to […]

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