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Sinan Table by Ian Stell<p>来自纽约的艺术家 Ian Stell 最近做了一个可以根据用户的需求自由伸缩的咖啡桌,桌子名为 “Sinan”,平行于地面的横格子由橡木制成,而支撑部分则采用了黄铜材料,一横一竖,构成巧妙的铰接格子,可以流畅地进行大小的变换。这是设计师的个人主页,点击 …

Pluto Is Bigger Than We Thought

Pluto, the small, frozen dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, has been officially declared the largest known world in its neighborhood. The planet is just one of many icy bodies in the Kuiper Belt, a vast debris ring beyond the orbit of Neptune. There’s been some uncertainty over the last …

You Are Not Your Data (and a project update)

Changing Planet<p>Last week was the Fulbright-National Geographic Pre-departure Orientation in Washington, D.C. In addition to getting a chance to meet the brilliant 2015-2016 Fellows, we (the 2014-15 cohort) gave presentations to the public about our projects. I structured most of my talk around one …


Utah by Dirt: Seeking the Secrets of the Desert

Hot, harsh, arid wastelands, nothing but sand, sky, and rocks. Majestic, sweeping landscapes, teeming with a life that seems it shouldn’t be, and more things to see, experience, and explore than one could imagine to fit in a lifetime. These are two ways to describe the desert, neither wrong, and …

National Parks

What Do We Do When Antibiotics Don’t Work Anymore? (My TED Talk)

The antibiotic era isn’t actually very old. It begins, depending on how picky you are, with Alexander Fleming’s accidental recognition of the mold that makes penicillin. the first antibiotic, in 1928; or perhaps with the first human test of penicillin, in 1941; but definitely by 1944, when …

TED Talks

Here’s the Weird Feature I’d Most Like to See on Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is less than three weeks from sailing through the Pluto system. What it will find there is still anyone’s guess, but images the spacecraft has already sent home are every bit as puzzling as we’d hoped.<p>The newest photos reveal a possible bright spot at Pluto’s polar …

Solar System

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