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Star Wars lightsaber colors, decoded

As Solo: A Star Wars Story ends its theatrical run, it's safe to talk about the unexpected appearance of a lightsaber at the end of a movie that didn't seem likely to have any.<p>It popped up thanks to a surprising cameo by longtime Star Wars villain Maul, who ignited his red blade to threaten Emilia …

Star Wars

Barn Find 1932 Ford Roadster Hidden for 60 Years

Crusty.You would think with all the car collectors and automotive prospectors out there scouring the world’s barns, garages, storage sheds, fields, …

Gulf blue and orange fueled some of Le Mans’ greatest victories

Behind all the reverence we hold for the Ford GT40—all the stories, all of the iconography—one man ties the whole legend together: John Wyer, the …

Awesome prototype planes: 1949 to 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aircraft manufacturers have produced some magnificent planes throughout aviation's history, and while many have ruled the skies, some have barely left the ground.<p>In fact, there have been a number of fascinating aviation projects that were canceled for political, financial and technical …

Aviation

Realistic sculptures of free-floating body parts, ‘humans’ trapped in formaldehyde & other oddities

<i>‘Migrants OVIS.’ A sculpture by Sara Renzetti and Antonello Serra.</i> <br>The artististic duo of Sara Renzetti and Antonello Serra hail from Sardinia, Italy …

Art

Surreal Porcelain Sculptures Stretch and Distort Human Faces

Mind-bending artist Johnson Tsang is back with a new series of surreal porcelain sculptures. In line with his playful art, the <i>Open Mind</i> series is whimsical, yet emotionally revealing. Here, the Hong Kong-based sculptor makes porcelain look like Silly Putty, as the minds of human faces stretch and …

How Linux Can Be A Designer’s Best Friend

Even after all these years, when the differences between operating systems has become increasingly blurred, the majority of designers are heavily …

Linux Distros That Serve Scientific and Medical Communities

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Inside the Stealth Destroyer USS Zumwalt, the Warship That Runs on Linux

Part power plant, part server farm, all destroyer.<p>You might be aware the new stealth destroyer USS <i>Zumwalt</i> has two 155-millimeter howitzers, 80 vertical launch missile silos, and a pair of rapid-fire 30-millimeter cannon. But did you know it has its own server farm, some of the most advanced power …

This software is like getting a modular inside your computer, for free

Modular synthesizers present some beautiful possibilities for sound design and composition. For constructing certain kinds of sounds, and certain …

This Website Lets You Download, Print Old Graphic Design Posters For Free

<b>If you’ve</b> always been in awe of people who have never designed with lasso tools or color adjustment functions, here’s some good news—a website lets …

Posters

The timeless beauty of minimal turntable design

<b>How 10 simple and enduring design rules created some of the most iconic turntables of all time.</b><p>Love it or hate it, but Minimalism is currently …

8 Free Linux Training Courses For Everyone

When I last discussed free books to learn Linux, some readers asked for my advice about video courses to <b>learn Linux online</b>.And thus I compiled this …

Linux

Choi Xooang questions the boundaries of human form - CNN Style

Written by Jamie Fullerton, CNNSol Han, CNN<p>In Choi Xooang's hyperrealistic sculptures, eyeless heads face off against each other, dismembered hands convene to form fleshy angel wings, and men with dog heads pose in underpants.<p>It's little surprise then that the Seoul-born South Korean declares: "If …

The New McLaren Documentary Will Probably Be Amazing

You can expect a few things from car documentaries: vintage racing footage, statements from legends and incredible car porn. The new McLaren film …

Motorsport

Les Edwards

An introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes

Understanding the Linux boot and startup processes is important to being able to both configure Linux and to resolving startup issues. This article …

Linux Digital Audio Workstation Roundup

(Last Updated On: November 13, 2017)<p>In the world of home studio recording, the digital audio workstation is one of the most important tools of the …

Frank Lloyd Wright film series headed to Chicago History Museum in March

The free two-night engagement is part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s celebration of the architect’s 150th birthday<p>Fans of cinema and the works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright should mark their calendars for a film series set to screen next month in celebration of the famed American designer’s …

How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages

Secret symbols aplenty.<p>In the 1738 edition of <i>Physica subterranea</i>, written by German alchemist Johann Becher, there is a particularly intriguing …

Driving One of the Surviving Chrysler Turbine Cars Is a Surreal Experience

There are nine left in the world. Only five run.<p>I have a fondness for turbine cars. In particular, the Chrysler Turbine car. I wrote a book about Chrysler's turbine program–which ran from 1953 to 1983–and have even driven the one owned by Jay Leno.<p>Recently, I had the opportunity to see another …

Jay Leno

How does the Chicago Architecture Foundation select its Open House Chicago sites?

Program manager Garrett Karp explains how sites are selected for Open House Chicago<p>This weekend, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts its sixth annual Open House Chicago (OHC) weekend. The 48-hour free event offers local Chicagoans and visitors unprecedented access to 200 unique sites that …

Skyscrapers

M.A.D. Gallery and Fabian Oefner present "Disintegrating II"

Because who doesn't want large format artwork of an exploding Ford GT40?<p>Photographer Fabian Oefner is introducing his latest series "Disintegrating …

Maserati M-63 Hypercar Concept

There’s nothing like a rumor surrounding a proposed Maserati hypercar to get petrol heads throughout the industry buzzing with interest. Some, in …

The 12 Best Guitar Brands In The World

If you were a fan of almost any kind of contemporary popular music when you were growing up, there was probably a time when you thought that it might …

Absolute Beginner's Guide To Chord Progressions | Guitar Lesson

This lesson introduces the basics of scale and chord progression theory, starting with a description of the major scale, scale degree identities and …

Swiss cellist helps wife become ‘superhuman’

The music of Swiss cellist Martin Tillman has provided the backdrop for pirates, soldiers and comic book heroes in some of Hollywood’s biggest …

CLINTON CASH: Everything is for sale (full documentary) | Critical Analysis

Editorial comment:<p>It seems that the people's biggest enemy today is very likely the Clinton couple, or we might well call it the Clinton Empire. If …

The Mysterious Origins of This Unnervingly Life-like Japanese Doll from the 1800s

Happy early Halloween.<p>The Masakichi doll in situ at Ripley’s. (Photo: © 2016 Ripley Entertainment Inc)<p>In the Ripley’s Odditorium in Amsterdam, there …

Art