If you love MythBusters and you are curious about the final result of their experiments, the web site MythResults summarizes all 271 episodes of the show so you can quickly see what’s fact and what’s fiction.
The MythBusters tested over 1,000 distinct myths in 271 hour-long episodes spanning 14 years, resulting in a vast amount of information about common myths and interesting phenomena. There you can read a full-on summary, including an explanation of the test and the science behind the results. Continue reading “MythBusters Final Results”
Barcelona Bitcoin Community proudly presents next Bitcoin meetup in FabLab Barcelona with special guest Andreas Antonopoulos. The meeting is scheduled for 24th of March 2016 and will take place at our great hosts from FabLab Barcelona.
Language (talk and Q&A): English
Free entrance with previous reservation.
Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin.
It’s bad enough to be on the sea during a storm, with the ship rocking in the high winds and rolling with the tempest-tossed waves. But it could always be worse. Rogue waves are twice as large as the surrounding waves, which in stormy seas can be absolutely massive. Seafarers have reported waves like this over 110 feet tall, large enough to swamp a ship.
Ubuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.
While it’s just an experiment the company is showing off, Coca-Cola is nevertheless toying with the idea of turning 12-packs of soda into pretty legit VR headsets. While a lot of assembly is required, it’s one of the better ways we’ve seen VR find its way to the masses. Even if you don’t drink soda, someone you know that does would probably give you their … Continue reading Coca Cola wants to be VR too…
A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.
It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs. In the next video Continue reading “Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas”
New Ticr coming from Retale.com. Here is what we found on their webpage:
While it’s second nature for you to WhatsApp a winky face across the ocean, or stream cat videos on your evening commute, your little phone is sending signals to outer space like a handheld piece of magic.
This year, as DiCaprio eyes an Oscar for his leading role in The Revenant, you can join in Leo’s quest for a trophy.
Get Leo the Ultimate Award or die trying in Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, an arcade style platform game where you race down the red carpet on a quest for the ultimate award. Collect as many Emmy’s and Golden Globes as you can along the way. But beware of pushy photographers and watch out for Lady Gaga… and Icebergs
Back in November Microsoft confirmed Windows 10’s worst kept secret: its extensive telemetry (or ‘spying’ as it has been labelled) cannot be stopped. What no-one realised until now, however, is just how staggering the extent of this tracking really is…
A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new micro-scale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time.
The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is printed with a hydro gel composite ink containing aligned cellulose fibrils, which enable an-isotropic swelling. A proprietary mathematical model developed by the team precisely predicts how the fibrils will swell in water. Continue reading “4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture”
Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth Continue reading “Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016”
Interesting project can be found this year at Barcelona Mini Maker fair 2016.
The purpose of the TicrCube is to display the current Bitcoin price in a local currency. Many Bitcoin enthusiasts (including ourselves) check the Bitcoin price several times per day online or via smartphone apps, but currently no dedicated device exists to do this effortlessly. The TicrCube is wireless and intended to stay at the user’s office desk or workstation, but it could brought along outdoors. The device connects to the local WiFi network or hotspot of the user, polls the Bitcoin price Continue reading “Bitcoin TicrCube presented at Barcelona Mini Maker Fair”
Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading “Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world”
January 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia day. Before 2001, an encyclopedia could cost thousands of dollars, trees, water and ink, and let’s face it, was really really hard to carry around. Today we can reach millions of referenced articles, photos, illustrations, sources, and word definitions from anywhere we can reach the internet. And the volunteers who have been creating this amazing work for 15 years don’t charge anything for it. They want to share all knowledge with every person. Ten Facts about Continue reading “Happy Birthday Wikipedia”
A team of Northwestern University engineers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.
While current methods rely on vast metal powder beds and expensive lasers or electron beams, Northwestern’s new technique uses liquid inks and common furnaces, resulting in a cheaper, faster, and more uniform process. The Northwestern team also demonstrated that the new method works for an extensive variety of metals, metal mixtures, alloys, and metal oxides and compounds. “This is exciting because most advanced manufacturing methods
In 2014 LG announced that it has built an 18-inch-OLED display that rolls up like your daily newspaper. Now the company is ready to remove the drapes of secrecy and unveil its ultra-thin display at CES 2016.
Tennessee House Bill 1456 (HB1456) sponsored by Rep. David Byrd and South Carolina House Bill 4425 (H.4425) sponsored by Rep. Wendell G. Gilliard (D-Charleston), would both ban the use of weaponized drones by persons within the state. That certainly counts as a good thing. But both pieces of legislation specifically exempt state and local law enforcement from the Continue reading “States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones”
During the World Cup slalom skiing championship on Wednesday, ski champion Marcel Hirscher was nearly hit by an out-of-control camera drone, that crashed just behind him while filming during a run. The pilot was accredited and allowed to fly the quad, but only over a corridor where no spectators were present. Continue reading “It is raining Drones ….”
Open letter to Telefónica says telcos should push back on government requests for internet shutdowns, not shame companies like WhatsApp. Last Thursday, a court in Brazil ordered telcos to shut down WhatsApp, the most popular mobile messaging service in the country. Telcos complied, and the service was inaccessible to tens of millions of users for hours, until a higher court overturned the order. e of theContinue reading “WhatsApp blocked in Brazil-now restored”
HTTP status codes are a core part of helping your browser understand what to do with a page. You’re probably familiar with 404 — page not found — but there are a plethora of others, like 302, which help tell your browser a page has moved.
A new company dubbed 3D MicroPrint has unveiled a new micro laser sintering technology (MLS) for 3D printing tiny metal components for potential applications in industries like watchmaking, cars, and medicine.
Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting
Scientists at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an anonymous messaging system, in the same category as Tor, I2P, and HORNET, which takes a different approach to relaying messages between two parties.
UAVIA providing the most demanding businesses with connected aerial surveillance and inspection tools. Their solutions make it possible to collect and analyze aerial data in real time. Without ever leaving your desk. UAVIA’s patent pending technology opens new perspectives by enabling total autonomous Continue reading “Welcome to the Internet of Drones”
You might not think that an academic computer science course could be classified as an export of military technology. But under the Defence Trade Controls Act – which passed into law in April, and will
We have made this in 2015…. And yes – in 2016 we will repeat that and publish our updated list with software we think is good to share it with everyone who cares about the way they communicate in Internet or just want to keep data safe and unreachable from all the bad guys out there. We will split the helpful Software and Continue reading “Digital Security software for 2016”
The Reality Editor is a new kind of tool for empowering you to connect and manipulate the functionality of physical objects. Just point the camera of your smartphone at an object and its invisible capabilities will become visible for you to Continue reading “Reality Editor”
So here you are, all fired up about some political cause or another. You want to overthrow the government, you’re pissed about climate change, police brutality. You have your molotovs made or sharpie-stained poster board in
Desktops, wallpaper, themes, skins, cover photos. We’ve gotten used to making everything our own. If we can’t put our own stamp on it, it just doesn’t feel right. That’s how we felt about the sneaker Continue reading “ShiftWear for pre-order”
Knowing a range of knots is a good way to untangle yourself from tricky situations in the great outdoors. A good repertoire of knots is also every sailor or angler’s way of proving they are worth their salt.
Filmmaking of the future will take audiences on a truly immersive journey. Ahead of the official launch of #OZO on November 30, innovators Ted Schilowitz, Sid Ganis and Steve Schklair expound on how #OZO will affect the entire film industry.