Filmmakers have invented fanciful spaceship technology for more than a hundred years. But for The Martian, director Ridley Scott went the opposite direction: He asked actual space explorers to help them imagine the technology of the near future.
Marine biologists have long thought that blue whales indiscriminately scour the oceans as they feed on krill. A new study shows there's a lot more to the grazing habits of these massive mammals than just blindly swimming through the water. Blue whales are probably the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth.
It's no secret that interracial relationships are trending upward, and in a matter of years we'll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race. But what will we look like?
The Story of BuiltWith In response to a StartupDaily article on BuiltWith a HackerNews thread has evolved with some revenue numbers that are larger than life. There's a more important story here though about building a startup in your own way. This is it.
Sixty six million years ago the world changed in an instant. A huge asteroid, some ten kilometers in diameter, smashed into what is now Mexico. It arrived with the force of several million nuclear bombs, and unleashed a deadly cocktail of wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a new immigration law that would change the face of the nation. But that dramatic impact, ironically, was in good part the result of a major miscalculation by those who actually wanted to limit the bill's effect.
The pedal-fatigue test is long and numbingly dull. Test engineers fix the fork to a rigid point on the test jig, and the rear dropouts to an extension that simulates how a frame pivots over the rear tire's contact patch.
If you stroll down the self-help aisle of most bookstores in America, you'll notice that book after book is about how to , and . All of these promises for self-enhancement can be loud and quite overwhelming. Sometimes I cheekily wonder, why is there no such thing as a section?
After more than two years at Imgur, I've had to learn a lot about the principles behind writing highly-available (but not AP) fault-resilient systems. While occasionally some systems go down, it's the times that I wake up in the morning and come in to work only to realize that overnight, a safeguard we put in place automatically triggered, or th...