Microchip Introduces Tiny Cheap Linux Modules

Linux is in everything these days, and that means designers and engineers are crying out for a simple, easy-to-use module that simplifies the design of building a product to do something with Linux. The best example of this product category would probably be the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, followed by the C.H.I.P. Pro and its […]

You’ve Never Seen A Flipping Eyeball Like This One!

Inspired by some impressive work on textile flip-bit displays, and with creative steampunk outfits to create for Christmas, [Richard Sewell] had the idea for a flippable magnetic eye in the manner of a flip-dot display. These devices are bistable mechanical displays in which a magnet is suspended above a coil of wire, and “flipped” in […]

“Ratatouille” Became a Cell Biologist’s Teaching Inspiration

Janet Iwasa has changed the way she teaches deadly viruses and it’s all thanks to some animated cheese that appeared in Pixar’s “Ratatouille”. via CNET Ten years ago, a chunk of animated cheese in Pixar’s “Ratatouille” captured the imagination of cell biologist Janet Iwasa. So much so that it changed the way she teaches how […]

26 Top Researchers Compiled a Report Warning about the AI Threat

Usually I think it sounds a little paranoid to talk about AI attacks and robots taking over. But, as this technology advances it will be a good idea to consider all repercussions. Via Motherboard: Nevertheless, a group of 26 leading AI researchers met in Oxford last February to discuss how superhuman artificial intelligence may be […]

Tachometer Uses Light, Arduinos

To measure how fast something spins, most of us will reach for a tachometer without thinking much about how it works. Tachometers are often found in cars to measure engine RPM, but handheld units can be used for measuring the speed of rotation for other things as well. While some have mechanical shafts that must […]

National Geographic Photographers and Editors #celebratephotography

We’re loving the honesty in this video from National Geographic! If you have ever thought that a photo editor is someone who Photoshops pictures, you are not alone. Few people outside of the media industry realize that, much like editors help writers tell their stories, photo editors help photographers visualize theirs. When you come across […]

Astrophotography Tips from Expert Photography #celebratephotography

Expert Photography has provided so many astrophotography tips this article has a table of contents. They’re not messing around! Astrophotography is about as close as most of us can get to being Astronauts. Our eyes focused on the skies above, pondering all the strange and wonderful things out there. Being among the stars would be […]