Appleprogs http://appleprogs.com Blog about Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:25:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis http://appleprogs.com/animations-can-help-scientists-test-hypothesis.html http://appleprogs.com/animations-can-help-scientists-test-hypothesis.html#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:06:53 +0000 http://appleprogs.com/?p=7640 36de538c843e8e286150bc1152651b48fe264daa_2400x18003D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists.

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A Magna Carta for the web http://appleprogs.com/magna-carta-web.html http://appleprogs.com/magna-carta-web.html#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:13:26 +0000 http://appleprogs.com/?p=7642 39a923a807cd8dfac8bfcd867963ebf99c3be2fd_2400x1800Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?

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What’s next in 3D printing http://appleprogs.com/whats-next-3d-printing.html http://appleprogs.com/whats-next-3d-printing.html#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:15:12 +0000 http://appleprogs.com/?p=7644 63a0888240fb2364a32f3ace0499aac036ee83ef_2400x1800Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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Get ready for hybrid thinking http://appleprogs.com/get-ready-hybrid-thinking.html http://appleprogs.com/get-ready-hybrid-thinking.html#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:16:59 +0000 http://appleprogs.com/?p=7645 9bd2cc9f4130b1c408721e3d755e13d168cb38a0_1600x1200Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.

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The secrets of nature’s grossest creatures, channeled into robots http://appleprogs.com/secrets-natures-grossest-creatures-channeled-robots.html http://appleprogs.com/secrets-natures-grossest-creatures-channeled-robots.html#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:18:21 +0000 http://appleprogs.com/?p=7646 8df605781cd759843bda0eefecac80982346436a_2400x1800How can robots learn to stabilize on rough terrain, walk upside down, do gymnastic maneuvers in air and run into walls without harming themselves? Robert Full takes a look at the incredible body of the cockroach to show what it can teach robotics engineers.

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