Alix Jean-Pharuns

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What It Would Take for Donald Trump to Build the Great Wall of America

Building a wall between the US and Mexico isn't a military project—but it will have to be.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
9.15.15
Music

The LA Philharmonic Is Trying to Perfectly Recreate Concerts in Virtual Reality

The LA Philharmonic is going above and beyond for a remote experience.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
9.8.15
machines

Would a Falling Drone Crush Your Skull? We Did the Math

The physics of falling.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.26.15
Google

Principals at Poor Schools Grossly Underestimate the Demand for Computer Science

Google commissioned Gallup to find out what parents, students, and school officials thought about computer science education.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.26.15
japan

This 80s Japanese Robot Looks Suspiciously Like a Bunch of Dicks

It's a "flexible microactuator”? Yeah, OK.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.21.15
videos

Learn Why Symmetry Is at the Heart of Physics In Less Than 3 Minutes

Symmetry in the physics sense, and not the mirror sense, obvs.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.20.15
Science

A Startup Is Pushing the Boundaries of Biology with Synthetic DNA

Using E. coli strains, research firm Synthorx has successfully synthesized proteins that don’t exist in nature.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.19.15
Hell or Salt Water

How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle, According to a Physicist

Motherboard interviewed Daniel Bonn, a physicist from the University of Amsterdam, about how to build sandcastles that will make you the envy of the beach.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.13.15
short circuit

San Jose Has a Plan For Letting Its Police Use Drones

After drafting  policy, San Jose PD needs only  FAA approval to use drones.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.12.15
News

More Dutch Cities Want to Give Their Residents a Basic Income

Experiments to test a basic income system being proposed by Dutch city governments
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.7.15
Performance

Intel’s New Skylake Chip Is Good, And That’s the Problem

The next big leaps in performance aren't happening as fast as they once did.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.6.15
video

Meet IOS 9, Codenamed ‘Android’

Dutch pranksters fool Apple fans into admitting Android is better.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.4.15
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