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How to: smart security camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Raspberry Pi camera to make a smart security camera! The camera uses object detection (with OpenCV) to send you an email whenever it sees...

30 days timelapse at sea

30 Days of Timelapse, about 80,000 photos combined. 1500GB of Project files. Route from Red Sea — Gulf of Aden — Indian Ocean — Colombo — Malacca Strait — Singapore — South East China...

The neuroscience of tripping

In a series of experiments, scientists have gained a glimpse into how the psychedelic compound affects brain activity. The team administered LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) to 20 healthy volunteers in a specialist research centre...

Then and now: manufacturing plywood boards

Plywood is a simple material made by glueing together thin sheets of wood, known as veneers or plies. These basic elements have remained broadly the same throughout its history. The most significant breakthrough in...

World Record: Bugatti Chiron 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds

Bugatti just announced that its new Chiron has set an official world record for the quickest time for a production car to accelerate to 400 kph (249 mph) and then brake back to a dead stop....

Afghanistan, opium & heroin

A problem that Afghanistan and international governments have tried to eradicate for decades is only getting worse, and China is a big reason why. Last week, Afghanistan released new data showing opium production is...