Month: January 2019

5 Essential Tips to Help Improve Your Social Media Strategy

Organic social media is dead… Okay, not really. But, it sure as hell is not what it used to be. Just a few years back, Facebook was essentially an all-you-can-eat buffet of free traffic. Even those with a small audience and zero strategy could drive a considerable number of clicks back to their site with […]

Revising the textbook on introns

A research team from Whitehead Institute has uncovered a surprising and previously unrecognized role for introns, the parts of genes that lack the instructions for making proteins and are typically cut away and rapidly destroyed. Through studies of baker’s yeast, the researchers identified a highly unusual group of introns that linger and accumulate, in their […]

Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this year

Biometric payment card startup Zwipe has swiped $14M to add to an earlier Series B round as it continues to work towards commercializing technology that embeds a fingerprint reader in payment plastic for an added layer of security. “We are not commercially rolled out yet, we expect that to happen in the second half of this […]

Facebook fears no FTC fine

Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were 10 times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to Google in 2012, the company would basically laugh it off. Facebook is made of money. But the […]

13 Great Instagram Video Ad Examples

Instagram ads are blowing up. To give you a better idea of what I mean by “blowing up,” the average portion of Facebook ad budgets going to Instagram ads grew from under 10% to more than 40% in just over a year: And, as we all know, video has been growing by leaps and bounds […]

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics. Devices that convert AC electromagnetic waves into DC electricity are […]

Review for Test on Modules 12 and 13

This upcoming test review covers Series and Sequences, along with Exponential Functions. Read more:

Mapping the brain at high resolution

Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual neurons, trace connections between them, and visualize organelles inside neurons, over large volumes of brain tissue. The new technology combines a method for expanding brain tissue, making it possible to image at higher […]

Technology’s dark forest

We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer together. Remember when we looked forward to every advance? I […]

Does an Arrow Fly Straight? | MythBusters Jr.

Allie, Elijah, and Rachel test the truth of the idiom Straight as an Arrow with one of the world’s best archers and a diabolically difficult trick-shot. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: Subscribe to Science Channel: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: Read more: […]