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In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned. By the time paramedics found her, she hadn’t been breathing for more than an hour. Her heart was stopped. In other words, she was dead. Somewhat inexplicably, the paramedics continued to work on her, and so did doctors in the […]
Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living.
If there’s one thing Yacht Club Games knows, it’s sprites. Classic gaming consoles could only keep track of a few moving images at a time. Super Mario, the turtle he’s stomping on, the magic mushroom he collects—each of these is a single sprite. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, sprites could be a maximum of 8 […]
If you plug in a Wi-Fi adapter like the Panda Ultra Wireless N USB Adapter ($11), you can pay just once to get Wi-Fi to all of your web connected gadgets.
If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]
Overstock.com and its swashbuckling CEO, Patrick Byrne, are hoping to create a new kind of corporate stock based on the computer software that drives bitcoin, aiming to overhaul the stock market in much the same way that bitcoin overhauled how we store and exchange money. On Tuesday afternoon, Overstock—one of the world’s largest online retailers, […]
On the 556th evening of successfully not being murdered by her chucklehead king of a husband in the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade relates the tale of Sinbad’s tanglings with a beast most cruel. Sailing from city to city with merchants, Sinbad eventually comes to a deserted island, where he spies a huge white dome half buried […]
One of famed astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous sayings was, “we are made of star stuff.” He was referring to the fact that the atoms that make up everything in the universe, including we humans, were forged in the bellies of ancient stars. This notion of connectivity is the basis for photographer Ignacio Torres’s series of GIFs titled Stellar.
The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall.
The FLIR One infrared iPhone case can help pinpoint the position of pipe clogs, identify leaks before they damage wood and walls, find weak spots in your home's insulation, and see if there are raccoons hiding in your shrubs.
In the eyes of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, nothing is worth more right now than rooms and rides. Airbnb (the rooms) and Uber (the rides) are the two most highly valued private companies in startup land, with Airbnb’s price tag at $10 billion and Uber’s reaching $18.2 billion. Now, all they have to do is […]
The tweets have spoken—and according to the social media gods Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the most talked about thing at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Zack Snyder-directed flick, however, is not stacking up to be the thing people actually intend to watch. That honor, surprisingly, goes to MTV's Teen Wolf, according to new analysis of Twitter chatter during the con.
Just in time for back-to-school season, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line with improved specs, including speedier Intel processors and lowered price tags.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful production car a major American automaker has ever produced. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine delivers a ludicrous 707 horsepower. To put that in perspective, an Oshkosh M1070A1 heavy equipment transporter has 700 horsepower, and it tows 70-ton tanks around battlefields for a living. That’s […]
To stave off any Lynch-ian withdrawals, we suggest you direct your attention to the avant-garde director’s latest work.
People love to dance, but it’s no easy task convincing them to do so in a museum. It’s even tougher if they’re German.
Suppose you have a cylinder on an ramp and you let it start rolling down. What will be its acceleration? Great question, right? I like this because it brings in many different concepts in introductory physics. Also, I’m not too fond of the way most textbooks solve this problem. Point Mass vs. Rigid Object In […]
London-based design firm Priestmangoode has solved the problem of carry-on storage once and for all.