Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a forest in your backyard | TED Talk

[embed][/embed] Forests don’t have to be far-flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are – even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur and TED Fellow Shubhendu Sharma grows ultra-dense, biodiverse mini-forests of native species in urban areas by engineering soil, microbes and biomass to kickstart natural growth processes. Follow along as he describes how to grow a 100-year-old forest in just 10 years, and learn how you can get in on this tiny jungle party.

Linux Routes - How to use them?

Linux Routes - How to use them?

Examples of Route Command and it’s usage. Source: 7 Linux Route Command Examples (How to Add Route in Linux) To learn the fundamentals of Routing, please visit the link below: Fundamentals of Routing

Synthetic Sensors Is a Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart | WIRED

**Synthetic Sensors** : a simple device that plugs into an electrical outlet and connects everything in the room. It can capture all of the the environmental data needed to transform a wide variety of ordinary household objects into smart devices. Plug the module into an electrical outlet and it becomes the eyes and ears of the room, its 10 embedded sensors logging information like sound, humidity, electromagnetic noise, motion, and light (the researchers excluded a camera for privacy reasons).

Ancient, giant viruses are being unearthed in Arctic ice that's at risk of melting

Scientists working in the Arctic circle over the past few decades have unearthed several massive viruses that some say could be re-awakened if the permafrost that imprisons them dissolves. Recently, some researchers have suggested that these enormous viruses could thaw out, escape, and make lots of people sick. It sounds like something out of a 1990s horror film. But you shouldn’t get too concerned — at least not yet.

Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Physics

[embed][/embed] Shini from the YouTube series CrashCourse takes a dive into the world of Einstein and nuclear physics. Source: Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Physics

Quantum Computing Demands a Whole New Kind of Programmer

[![](/img/2017/05/quantum-computing-whole-new-kind-of-programmer-1-1068x601.jpg)]( computers finally seem to be coming of age with promises of “quantum supremacy” by the end of the year. But there’s a problem—very few people know how to work them. The bold claim of achieving "quantum supremacy" came on the back of Google unveiling a new quantum chip design. The hyperbolic phrase essentially means building a quantum device that can perform a calculation impossible for any conventional computer. The technology has a major challenge to overcome.

Nanofridge could keep quantum computers cool enough to calculate

Quantum computers need to be kept cool, just like regular computers, but an ordinary fan won’t cut it. A nanofridge that sorts electrons by temperature just might keep it cool enough to allow quantum compute. Classical computers require built-in fans and other ways to dissipate heat, and quantum computers are no different. Instead of working with bits of information that can be either 0 or 1, as in a classical machine, a quantum computer relies on “qubits”, which can be in both states simultaneously – called a superposition – thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics.

MIT physicists have found a brand new way to unleash graphene's superconductive power

Physicists have found a new way to turn 'wonder material' graphene into a ridiculously powerful superconductor, capable of shuttling electricity with zero resistance. That’s important, because if we could find a way to achieve superconductivity at room temperature, it would lead to vastly more efficient electronic devices, not to mention power lines. Right now, energy companies are losing about 7 percent of their energy as heat as a result of resistance in the grid.

Getting to Grips With Time Crystals. What is That Really?

You may or may not have heard that there’s a new phase of matter been discovered and it’s called a time crystal. A team of UC Berkley physicists made the discovery last year and since t… Source: Getting to Grips With Time Crystals. What is That Really? | TrendinTech

Javascript: Embrace Arrow Functions

Javascript: Embrace Arrow Functions

Great article on JavaScript currying and arrow functions. Here is an example of a function in Javascript: const secret = function (msg) { return function () { return msg; }; }; The same function as currying or arrow function: const secret = msg => () => msg; To learn more about the basics, visit the link below. Source: Familiarity Bias is Holding You Back: It’s Time to Embrace Arrow Functions

Elements of JavaScript Style – JavaScript Scene – Medium

Elements of JavaScript Style – JavaScript Scene – Medium

Great article focusing on Javascript style. Provides some good examples of JavaScript coding styles, practices, and things to avoid. The examples includes: Make the function the unit of composition. One job for each function. Omit needless code. Use active voice. Avoid a succession of loose statements. Keep related code together. Put statements and expressions in positive form. Use parallel code for parallel concepts. Source: Elements of JavaScript Style – JavaScript Scene – Medium