John Gruenenfelder

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The Untold Story Of The ISS, The Most Complex Structure You’ll Never Visit

An architect’s account of the construction of the International Space Station was seven years in the making.<p>“One of the pleasures of great works of architecture and engineering is that you can visit them,” writes architect David Nixon. That’s impossible for the International Space Station, which is …

Space

Does anyone understand what happened at the Republican debate?

What the hell happened on Saturday night?<p>The umpteenth (or penultiumpteenth) Republican debate was an ecstasy of noise in which everything was indistinguishable. We are long past you-can’t-do-that-on-television. We are long past manufactured controversy. We are fully into clown slapfight.<p>You should …

Government

Mika Brzezinski tears into hypocritical Mike Huckabee for refusing to answer a simple question about marriage in the Bible

The former Arkansas governor danced around the issue of Kim Davis’ divorces and their biblical justification<p>On "Morning Joe" Wednesday, non-titular co-host Mika Brzezinski engaged Republican presidential candidate and Kim Davis-supporter extraordinaire Mike Huckabee in a conversation he clearly …

Palmyra: Ruins that inspired the architecture of power

<b>What do the ruins of an ancient Roman city in Syria and some of the most iconic buildings in Washington and London have to do with each other? A new exhibit aims to connect US audiences with antiquities under fire in Syria's civil war.</b><p>Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl named Haliphat. She …

Firm Believes Nintendo's NX Will Be A Social VR/AR Platform

Everyone has their own guess as to what Nintendo’s NX hardware will actually turn out to be, and Silicon Valley based tech advisor Digi-Capital has put their analytical skills to the test to put forth their best theory. It’s somewhat plausible, but I’m not sure if I’m convinced. In short, the …

Obama’s Jon Stewart problem: What “The Daily Show” and Colbert should have taught him about Fox News

He appeared seven times. If he’d watched it seven years ago he’d have understood Fox and had a different presidency<p>Much is being made of President Obama’s candid interview with Jon Stewart on one of the final episodes of his "Daily Show" tenure. It’s the end of an era for Obama too: He appeared as …

Star Trek Communicator released as Bluetooth handset and speaker

Any Star Trek fan will remember the famous Communicator. This fictional device gave us a glimpse of what the future of mobile technology would be like, but the creators of Star Trek: The Original Series probably never imagined that we would surpass their technology so quickly. Regardless, it’s …

Star Trek

Citizenfour review – Poitras' victorious film shows Snowden vindicated

Citizenfour must have been a maddening documentary to film. Its subject is pervasive global surveillance, an enveloping digital act that spreads without visibility, so its scenes unfold in courtrooms, hearing chambers and hotels. Yet the virtuosity of Laura Poitras, its director and architect, …

New work permit law designed to make Ireland 'internet capital of Europe' - Careers | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

The Irish Government has signed a new bill that when enacted will scrap the existing ‘green card’ scheme and put in place a new system that will make …