Alex Ackerman

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Sony's 185TB data tape puts your hard drive to shame

It's hard for magnetic data tapes to stand out from the crowd in an era when it's easy to load up on legions of hard drives. However, Sony might have managed that rare feat with nano-sized tape tech that stores much more than off-the-shelf hardware. By optimizing how it sputters argon ions on to …

Meet the Illum, Lytro's futuristic new light-field camera

Lytro's first camera came out more than two years ago, a kaleidoscope of a device that was a lot of fun to shoot with but not particularly impressive. It let you focus and refocus a shot after you took it, a remarkable party trick that's since been copied and re-branded by every smartphone …

6 Groundbreaking Artists Who Look at the World from a Unique Perspective

<i>This post is sponsored by Lookmatic. Grow your eyewear collection, change up your look and see things more clearly for less than $100 at www.LOOKMATIC.com</i><p>As we've seen in photography, it takes a good amount of courage and dedication to be different. To stand out amongst all the other talented …

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

Five awesome BIG bee faces

Get face-to-face with these awesome bees. USGS macro photos of bees and insects.<p>The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has posted hundreds of …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Wasp That Enslaves Cockroaches With a Sting to the Brain

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>In the 1962 film <i>The Manchurian Candidate</i>, …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different …

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What is radiocarbon dating?

At a very steady rate, unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s …

7 ways to use oil in your natural beauty routine

Since going all-natural with my beauty routine, I’ve had to learn to love oil. This wasn’t easy, considering that I’ve been programmed like most …

The Boulevardier

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: A close cousin to our beloved Negroni, the Boulevardier sounds fancy, tastes fancy, and comes together just</i> …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Exploring mortality in video game ‘Continue?9876543210’

The ending of the classic 1982 sci-fi film “Blade Runner” offers up a memorable concept: a robot’s fear of death. Faced with his imminent demise, …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Photographing Star Trails From Space, At 17,000 MPH

Is this really Earth we see in these photographs? It can’t be. There’s no blue ocean, golden continents, or clearly delineated socio-political boundaries. It must be some sort of cosmic record player…or maybe just a really great Photoshop…of something.<p>In truth, these photos offer us a glimpse of …

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Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

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Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …

Space Exploration

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

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Gravity May Not Be As Straightforward As Scientists Once Thought

"But we were extremely perplexed. We tried to think of what could be happening in the middle of the night that could account for it. My students …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

These New Graphene Supercapacitors Could Finally Power An Electric Car

A team of South Korean scientists has developed a new graphene supercapacitor that can store almost as much energy as a lithium-ion battery, but …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

NBA<p>The league's best-dressed man will be determined by one thing: your votes.<p>By The Editors of GQ14 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The <i>Ibiza</i> and <i>Love</i> …