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This Impossibly Intricate Dress Was 3-D Printed In A Single Go

Even more impressive? The 3-D printer was smaller than the dress itself.<p>Nervous Systems is a generative design studio founded by MIT alums known for merging the natural world with 3-D printed fashion. For its latest project, the studio teamed up with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to create a …

These Lego-Like Batteries Plug In To Store Solar Power At Home

The modular batteries, called Orison, can be hung on the wall or set on the ground to double as an LED lamp. If you want more power, you just add the …

Design Thinking Shakes Up The Beige World Of Enterprise Software

Supply-chain management software gets sexy. But should it?<p>Farewell’s website has the familiar look and feel of a startup software launch in the mid-2010s: highly saturated, widescreen colors; slick-as-hell typography and animated infographics; a short promotional film that looks like it was …

Herschel Is Making Bags Out Of A Nearly Indestructible Textile From World War II

The rip stops here.<p>Aside from looking sharp, a great city backpack can stand up to hard knocks. While it’s easy to find heavy-duty outdoor gear that fulfills the latter requirement, you’re riding the subway, not scaling a mountain–no need to buy a pack optimized for alpine excursions. Herschel …

This Unbelievably Complex Music Machine Makes MIDI Out Of Marbles

Martin Molin might be an electronica musician, but he’s an electronica musician who is fascinated by curiously analog instruments. As the frontman of Swedish band Wintergatan, Molin plays instruments such as the glockenspiel, traktofon, and theremin. But now, he’s invented a wholly new type of …

The Bizarre Branding Of America’s Many, Many Secret Societies

A fascinating new book reveals the visual culture of 19th and early 20th century secret societies.<p>For all of their esoteric ways, America’s early secrets societies were remarkable branding machines. They had their own slogans, their own fashions, and their own symbols and colors. They even had …

Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel

Production designer Adam Stockhausen on crafting dream accommodations for Wes Anderson’s 2014 film, Grand Budapest Hotel.<p>When we first see the Grand Budapest Hotel in Wes Anderson’s visually stunning new film of the same name, she appears a withered beauty during a flashback to the 1960s. The …

Woman's Clever Tattoo is a Friendly Reminder She's Deaf in One Ear

For some folks, tattoos are purely decorative, but for others, they're a helpful way to tell the world who they are. Imgur user raingoose recently got a tattoo for this exact purpose, because she's deaf in one ear. To let others know, she had a simple-yet-clever design placed behind her non-hearing …

Sevenhugs Smart Remote Aims To Be Universally Accepted

Don’t let its diminutive size fool you, French startup Sevenhugs has big things in mind for the smart home, networked home, Internet of Things, or …

Banano: The Fruit Inspired Mini Speaker

Banano is a portable speaker designed with the form of a banana as inspiration. I tried to provide a unique and fun user experience by emulating the …

What The Search For Extraterrestrial Life Can Teach Us About Creativity

For decades, astronomer Jill Tarter held the ultimate “creative” job: looking for aliens.<p>STEM careers are all the rage, but let’s be honest: Part of you probably still thinks that, for the most part, “science is just a list of old, dead white men and facts that need to be memorized.” But according …

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How Sony’s Stealthy Wearables Startup Built A Watch Out Of E-Paper

The FES started out as an experiment–here’s the story of how Sony’s under-the-radar wearables team brought it to market.<p>It’s one thing to test out an experimental material in the prototype phase. But producing that experiment on a mass scale is a whole different monster. Take the FES, an e-paper …

The Tactile Technology That’s Helping Blind People Experience Priceless Paintings

This Canadian company creates reproductions of famous paintings that are designed to be touched.<p>“I can ID the leaves and the little ripples, the buds and the flower up at the top,” Ellen Rubin, an accessibility consultant, tells me over the phone from the library of CUNY’s Baruch College in New …

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

The Surprising Habits Of The Biggest Risk Takers

Risk takers aren’t reckless, they pore over the details and study their situations inside and out because they have so much at stake.<p>While most successful careers and businesses require a certain amount of risk, few business leaders would likely compare themselves to high-stakes poker players or …

A New Tool Helps Tackle Tricky Salary Negotiations

Big-data platform Paysa provides market insight to ease the often awkward, sometimes emotional, conversations about compensation.<p>Employees are usually in the dark about salaries other than their own. Even discussions with close friends and family members can get a little squirrely when paychecks …

Facebook Launches Canvas So Publishers Can Create “Instant” Ads

Canvas ads mimic the features of Facebook’s Instant Articles platform.<p>Facebook has officially rolled out its Canvas ad platform. Canvas has been in testing since last year and has often been referred to as “instant ads” because of the way it mimics Facebook’s Instant Articles platform for …

How Etsy’s Talent Pool Seeded A New Kind Of Cybersecurity Startup

Signal Sciences is launching with the CSOs of Facebook and Adobe on their board and are betting on data analysis for success.<p>Several former Etsy employees have pulled off the ultimate cybersecurity startup dream: leaving to form their own company and then hiring their former employer as a client. …

How Drones Are Transforming The Way You Shop For Real Estate

Using aerial photography offers a whole new way to show off sprawling properties.<p>Your local real-estate agent might have a new trick up their sleeve very soon: Using drones for aerial photography of sprawling properties. The practice is increasingly commonplace in other countries, and the national …

February 29th’s Forgotten Place In The History Of Women In Leadership

In fifth-century Ireland, Leap Day was the one day every four years when women could propose to men.<p>In fifth-century Ireland, St. Bridget is said to have persuaded St. Patrick to declare that a woman could do what was then the unthinkable just once every four years: ask a man to marry her. That day …

You Might Apply For Your Next Job By Playing A Mobile Game

Two companies are gamifying the recruiting process before candidates even submit their resumes.<p>The next job you apply for could involve a challenge even before you submit your resume. Two companies are gamifying the recruiting process to change the way they search for talented candidates.<p>It’s not …

Forget Introverts Versus Extroverts, Ambiverts Might Have An Edge In Business

People who fall in the middle of the personality spectrum have special skills to succeed.<p>We’ve all heard of introverts and extroverts, but what if you feel like you’re a little of both? You might be a third personality type–an ambivert–and it can give you an edge in business.<p>“Introversion versus …

As Schools Emphasize Computer Science, How Do We Teach Teachers To Code?

There are more than 3 million public school teachers in America, and many of them don’t know much about computer science.<p>Last month, President Obama announced a plan to bring computer science into all American classrooms. The initiative, called Computer Science For All, would devote part of the …

The Last Film For Millions Of Classic Polaroid Cameras Is About To Go Away

FujiFilm winds down production of the film that extended the useful life of some of history’s most inspired gadgets.<p>If you take photos with old Polaroid cameras, as I often do, you get used to answering a question that always gets asked in a tone of marveling disbelief: “You can still get film for …

This Tool Allows You To Track Your Friends’ Sleep Patterns Via Facebook

Developer says tool was meant to highlight just how much can be gleaned from the data trails we leave.<p>If a friend came up to you and told you he knows when you’re sleeping and when you’re not, you’d probably think he spends his time sitting across the street from your bedroom window with binoculars …

Developers Are About To Get Their Hands On Microsoft’s HoloLens

The mixed-reality “holographic” headset and a half-dozen apps arrive on March 30.<p>More than a year after it was announced, Microsoft’s augmented-reality headset, HoloLens, is about to get more real. Starting today, the company, which began letting developers register their interest in buying $3,000 …

NASA’s New X-Planes Will Be Seriously Cool

NASA will reportedly soon request money to build a new line of efficient and environmentally friendly X-planes.<p>NASA will ask for a $3.7 billion budget increase over the next decade. The planes are part of a 10-year plan called the New Aviation Horizons Initiative, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>One of the …

Unpacking Apple’s Written Testimony For Tomorrow’s Hearing In Congress

Apple attorney Bruce Sewell calls on Congress to make law on encryption and “backdoors” and not let it be decided in the courts.<p>This morning, Apple released its prepared testimony for tomorrow’s Congressional hearing on its current feud with law enforcement over San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s …

How A 145-Year-Old Art Museum Stays Relevant In The Smartphone Age

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s redesigned website embraces a future in which we’re all staring into our phones, even at the museum.<p>Walking around New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can’t help but notice a pattern. Though the world’s largest art museum welcomes diverse crowds of people …

Facebook’s Product Design Director Explains One Of Its Biggest UX Changes In Years

Not everything in life is Likable.<p>I come to Facebook to share all kinds of things with people I care about — from celebratory posts about practicing yoga for 60 days straight, to mourning the loss of a parent. Those same people who connect with me on my stories also have their own stories to share. …