Month: April 2019

Sign up for the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech in Paris

Calling all hackathon fans across Europe and beyond. It’s time once again to put your creative coding skills to the test at the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019, which returns to Paris on May 17-18. Brush up on your parlez-vous Français, stock up on RedBull and get ready to compete against some of the best […]

Facebook is free, but should it count toward GDP anyway?

For several decades, gross domestic product (GDP), a sum of the value of purchased goods, has been a ubiquitous yardstick of economic activity. More recently, some observers have suggested that GDP falls short because it doesn’t include the value of free online goods such as social media, search engines, maps, videos, and more. A new […]

Replicating the “Impossible” Odysseus Arrow Shot | MythBusters Jr.

Allie, Elijah, and Rachel use a compact bow to try and replicate the impossible arrow shot from the Odyssey. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ Read more: youtube.com

Fine-tuning multiphysics problems

“Stretching myself radically to learn a new kind of physics or code is exactly what I want to do,” says Miriam Kreher. “It’s how I solve problems and find new ones.” A second-year doctoral student in nuclear science and engineering, Kreher is finding just the kind of challenges she craves as a member of MIT’s […]

How to Design and Construct a Glass Faucet | How It’s Made

Glass faucets elevate indoor plumbing to an art form! See how they’re made. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ Read more: youtube.com

Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Lyft prices IPO at top of range Lyft raised more than $2 billion Thursday afternoon after pricing its shares at $72 […]