Technology

September 3, 2017

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the Woman Who Helped NASA Land on the Moon

With how much software pervades our lives these days, it may be difficult to remember that the field is relatively new. While programming languages first appeared in the 1950s, it was really the following decade when NASA, and one pioneering female software engineer, led the way to programming as we know it. Margaret Hamilton was a 24-year-old working mother with a degree in mathematics when she began working as a programmer for MIT in 1960.

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July 21, 2017

Elon Musk Announces New Hyperloop Approval Making NYC to DC Trip in Only 29 Minutes

In a series of tweets, SpaceX and Tesla owner Elon Musk gave commuters on the East Coast a reason to get excited. According to Musk, he received verbal approval for The Boring Company to build a New York City to Washington, DC Hyperloop that would link these cities in a quick, 29-minute trip. Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.

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June 26, 2017

Smartphone Treat Holder Easily Attaches to Phone to Help Capture Great Pet Portraits

As any animal lover knows, capturing the perfect pet portrait is no easy task. Whether they're looking away or simply refuse to sit still, our four-legged friends are notoriously impatient models—unless, as Paw Champs has proven, food and fun are involved. That is why the pet-centric company has created Flexy Paw, a clever accessory that attaches treats and toys to your phone to capture and keep your pet's attention. Each Flexy Paw easily snaps onto the top of your smartphone or tablet.

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June 19, 2017

Team of Teenage Girls Creates Portable, Solar-Powered Tent for the Homeless

In order to tackle the growing problem of homelessness in Southern California, a team of teenage girls has come up with an ingenious idea: a portable, solar-powered, tent. Though the 12 students involved in the project had no formal engineering training, they taught themselves the basics in order to plan, print, and assemble the innovative homeless shelter. The ambitious undertaking was initially inspired by the girls' desire to give to the homeless.

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