Arturo Espinosa-Romero

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Dronecode: Open, community-maintained firmware for UAVs

Dronecode started as 3D Robotics' free/open codebase for UAVs, and it has grown to the point where it has flown off on its own, with a formal, …

Make a "perpetually"-flying paper airplane

A walkalong glider is a type of model plane that's kept aloft, theoretically indefinitely, by someone walking along with it as it flies, generating …

Kickstarting Openworm: a cellular-level-up simulated worm

Wagner James Au writes, "Openworm, the open source collaborative project to construct an artificial life form from the cellular level, now has a …

Delightful Beatles medley from 1970s Italian television

I like the creative restraint; the tentative, subtle touches. [YouTube. via]

Hand-crank automata simulates water ripple

I've posted previously about Reuben Margolin's beautiful large kinetic wave sculptures. Inspired by Margolin's work, Dean O'Callaghan created this …

Incredibly dirty R&B: gloriously filthy music from the 30s-50s

Glenn sez, "R&B music was pretty bawdy before its entered the era of white appropriation and radio play. Leah Reich, an ethnographer by training and …

Ars walkthrough: Using the ZFS next-gen filesystem on Linux

If btrfs interested you, start your next-gen trip with a step-by-step guide to ZFS.<p>In my last article on next-gen filesystems, we did something in …

Mathematician Edward Frenkel on whether the universe is a simulation

Regular BB readers know one of my favorite head trips is the idea that we're living in a simulation or control system of some kind. Decades before …

Pussy Riot use footage of cossack horsewhipping in new music video

One day after a video of Pussy Riot being horsewhipped by cossacks in Sochi went viral, the band had released a new music video in which the footage …

Video from a dystopian future: how location data can be abused

The ACLU has produced a video based on its Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With All That Location Data slide presentation from 2013. It's …

The evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing

Great stuff from Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith on the former's first time in charge at <i>The Tonight Show</i>. The best line from the new king: "I'll be your …

The UK Gold: riveting documentary on the deep, ingrained corruption of the UK's banking centre, the City of London

Jeff writes, "Featuring a brand new soundtrack from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Massive Attack and Elbow, and narrated by Dominic West (The Wire), …

A beautiful, synapse-by-synapse tour of a brain

National Geographic has a nice video (as well as a long story by Carl Zimmer) about scientists who are trying to learn more about the way the brain …

Jimmy DiResta makes an oval mirror frame

In each episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for …

From the Northern to the Southern Cross (astronomy photo by Nicholas Buer)

Image: Nicholas Buer, via APOD.<p>A particularly psychedelic Astronomy Picture of the Day:<p>There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern …

Autism and the Neurodiversity Acceptance Movement: writer Steve Silberman, profiled

Boing Boing pal Steve Silberman first wrote about the high number of autism cases in Silicon Valley in 2001, for this Wired feature. In 2015, his …

You won't believe how sweet this anti-hyperbole plugin is

Downworthy is a Chrome plugin that converts hyperbolic headlines from viral mills into sarcastic -- and much more realistic -- semantic equivalents. …

How to configure Chrome to stop websites from bugging you with your computer's microphone and camera

Under Chrome's security model, a website that gets your permission to access your mic and camera once keeps it forever, regardless of which page is …

Jennifer Greenburg's photos of people who live like they are in the 1950s

Many years ago I wrote a science fiction story for Wired called "Retro-a-Go-Go." It was about a gated community (the Bungalow Heaven RetroClave) …

'Mr. TSA Man (Coming into Los Angeles),' protest filk by Boing Boing reader based on a Xeni tweet

Boing Boing reader Wayne Myers just whipped up an entire filk (nerd folk) song based on a tweet I posted from the TSA screening zone in an airport …

Why the sum of all positive integers is -1/12

Here's a brain-meltingly cool proof of the bizarre mathematical truth that the sum of all positive integers (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5....) is -1/12. This is …

Open source furniture

Shareable rounds up 20 Open Source Furniture Designs -- ingenious plans for home furnishings that you can make yourself, improve upon, and share. My …

Make a weird dragon kite: Popular Mechanics, 1915

"Dragon kites are made as hideous as the maker can possibly conceive." Popular Mechanics, May 1915 <i>(via Weird Universe)</i>

Stross on Unix religion

Unix history: a religious perspective. (I like the idea of Linux as a Protestant Reformation: "a new, freely copyable kernel that all the faithful …

Bruce Sterling's Slashdot interview

Bruce Sterling is in particularly fine form in this Slashdot interview:<p>I get a bit of pessimism from almost all near future sci-fi, but I'm wondering …

Edward Snowden declares victory: "I defected from the government to the public"

Edward Snowden granted a 14-hour interview to the Washington Post, commenting on his relationship to the NSA, Russia, and the USA. It's a defiant, …

Snowden to deliver alternative to the Queen's Christmas speech on Channel Four

Every Christmas Day, the Queen takes to the Beeb to deliver a message to the nation. Every Christmas Day, Channel Four picks someone to deliver an …

File Extensions

Trustworthiness of information by file extension [[A series of ordered horizontal bars, most of which extend off to the right, with labels on the …

Goats vs avalanche

A group of goats, frozen before a looming avalanche, hunker down as their packmates flee. Doomed? Watch and see. [via Gawker and Digg]

LED stickers: turn your notebook into a lightshow

Noah Swartz writes, "Jie Qi from the MIT Media Lab and Bunnie Huang of Hacking the Xbox fame have teamed up to make LED stickers! Using adhesive …