Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:14 AM Jul 27 2016

This flying machine can't properly be called a drone, as the pilot sits inside the vehicle. Yet the eight small rotors, the simple open-air construction, and vertical takeoff all make it seem drone-inspired. The Swedish maker behind the “amazingdiyprojects” Youtube channel built himself an eight-engined platform that flies. Like this:

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:42 AM Jul 6 2016

Some people are just out there to make us all feel unproductive. Youtube channel Primitive Technology has become quickly internet famous for showing how primitive structures were built, using exclusively hands, feet, and whatever tools can be made with nearby supplies.

Jeremy Deaton
at 12:47 PM Jun 24 2016

Coral reefs are enduring the longest and most pervasive bleaching event on record. Warmer waters are cooking coral, sapping reefs of their color and life.

Ryan F. Mandelbaum
at 10:16 AM May 30 2016

Simonne Jones, a singer and songwriter based in Berlin, is injecting her songs with something you probably wouldn't expect: advanced physics topics. Just check out these lines from her single, Gravity:

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:16 AM May 30 2016

Ever wanted to learn piano? Andante, which comes out of MIT's Tangible Media Lab, is the program to help you learn keystrokes visually.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:19 AM May 25 2016

Geology is the science of stones, of their shapes and formations and locations and changes over time. Human history, too, is a study, in part, of stones: ones shaped by humans, piled high by humans, flung at high velocities by humans at other humans. There is history in rocks and rocks in history.

Rose Eveleth
at 11:19 AM May 25 2016

A few months ago, in the expo-hall of the Austin Convention Center, I laid my left hand flat on a sheet of sterile paper and let a very tall, friendly man insert an RFID chip into the space between my thumb and index finger. “Oh, you've got thick skin,” he said, pressing the needle a little harder. I made a half-hearted joke about being a woman on the internet, and the whole thing was over.

 
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