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THE SHOT: X-ray Vision by Nick Veasey

We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by using X-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface. Often the integral beauty adds intrigue to the …

The robots are here — and you should be worried

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and executives published an open letter on the digital economy, calling for public-policy changes and new …

The Future

What The Justice Department’s New Drone Rules Mean For Your Privacy

More paper work for special agents, more privacy for you<p>Announced Friday, the Department of Justice has some brand-new guidelines for how its agencies (the United States Marshals Service, FBI, DEA, and ATF) can use drones while still respecting the civil rights of American citizens. The guidance …

Surveillance

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …

Smartwatches

Resurrected Large Hadron Collider Smashes Protons, And Speed Records

And this was only a test...<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has hosted a number of major scientific achievements, not the least of which was the thrilling discovery of the elusive Higgs boson particle.<p>Now, the massive particle accelerator has done it again, smashing protons together at …

Physics

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …

United States
Universe

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Mathematics

Veinviewer: A device that helps doctors aim their needles by projecting your veins on skin

Skin Care

The Chiefs’ playoff curse is real — real, spectacular, cruel and horrible

I don’t believe in Santa Claus. I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny. I don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy.<p>I believe in the Kansas City Chiefs’ Playoff …

Microsoft: 3 million Xbox One consoles sold in 2013

The Xbox One console with Kinect sensor. (Photo from Microsoft)<p>Microsoft has sold more than 3 million Xbox One units since the console’s launch in …

House of Cards - Season 2 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Entertainment

House of Cards Season 2 Trailer: Ready for Kevin Spacey’s Vice-Presidency?

Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood raising his hand and swearing to God inspires a hell of a lot more fear than faith. This is the man, after all, who …

This is not the year of wearables but the year the hype dies, says Evernote CEO

This has been a big week for smartwatches, especially here on Quartz. So far we’ve already published four pieces on the putative next big thing. Much of that was linked to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the industry’s annual jamboree for new products, during which smartwatch pioneers Pebble …

Wearable Tech