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The Return of the Black Panther

A behind-the-scenes look at the revival of Marvel’s first black-superhero series—and an exclusive preview of the first issue<p>Last year I was offered the opportunity to script an 11-issue series of <i>Black Panther</i>, for Marvel. The Black Panther—who, when he debuted in an issue of <i>Fantastic Four</i>, in 1966, …

In theory, the Milky Way could be a 'galactic transport system'

Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel, have you seen "Interstellar?") and, if that were …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin

For Co.Design’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign created a concept for a digital tattoo. But they think they can actually build the thing.<p>From the Jawbone Up to the Apple Watch, wrist-based designs have become the de facto form factor for wearable technology. But we’re already wrist-banded out. So …

Meet The Guy Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 28 Hours 50 Minutes

He's a tall, lanky Southerner with a penchant for cars, and, of all things, lizards. He has a polite face and an eager-to-please demeanor. His …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

You Lookin’ at Me? Reflections on Google Glass.

There is but one remedy for the Glass wearer — a bucket of ice water in the face whenever you suspect he has taken you unawares<p>With the public beta …

Updated: Why wait for Google Glass? Epiphany Eyewear is here now (exclusive)

[<i>Updated: Jan. 25, 2014</i>]<p>Google Glass may be in the offing, but Vergence Labs is announcing it can do virtually the same thing with its better-looking Epiphany Eyewear. The startup has begun making the glasses and is opening up its site for preorders today.<p>Vergence has made a set of “smart glasses” …

Game designer Jason Rohrer designs a game meant to be played 2,000 years from now, hides it in desert

The designer of <i>Passage</i>, <i>The Castle Doctrine</i> and <i>Diamond Trust of London</i>, Jason Rohrer, has developed a game designed to be played by people he'll never know. Rohrer hasn't played it himself, he says, and has buried the game — designed to survive thousands of years — in the Nevada desert, making it …

How Bungie shaped Destiny from fantasy to 'mythic sci-fi' world

When Bungie set off on its journey to build an all-new universe for <i>Destiny</i>, the mythic science fiction, "shared world shooter" it unveiled earlier this year, it started with a more traditional fantasy concept starring wizards, grub lords and giant frogs battling in ancient settings.<p>Bungie also …