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Watch the Porsche Assembly Line Build a 918 Spyder

Precision in motion.<p>This is an in-depth look at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart where highly precise technicians use highly precise tools to assemble the highly precise parts of the 918 Spyder. (Those recalled axle fasteners are clearly the exception, not the rule, right?)<p>There's absolutely no …

More Than a Board

If you’ve ever used a cutting board in the kitchen, you know that transferring your freshly chopped items from the board to the pan or bowl takes …

Core77 2013 Year in Review: Furniture Design, Part 1

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: Top Ten Posts · <i>Furniture, Pt. 1</i> · Furniture, Pt. 2<br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1 · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

Furniture Design

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>…

Revealing Photos of New York Teen Gang Members in 1959

Renowned photographer Bruce Davidson has played an integral part in documenting New York City life and culture throughout the decades. The documentarian's project titled <i>Brooklyn Gang</i> is an especially interesting series that follows a group of teens in 1959 that were members of a gang.<p>After reading …

Raspberry Pi-based home cloud project ArkOS beats funding goal

Ark OS, the private cloud crowdfunding project that aims to enable you to provide all your cloud services right in the comfort — and security — of your home, has beaten its funding goal of $45,000.<p>So far, 859 backers have pledged $45,189, with six days remaining in the campaign.<p>ArkOS puts your …

The Trouble With Fecal Containment Systems

Designing facilities for astronauts to use in space is one of the most basic considerations because anyone left anywhere long enough is going to have to use a washroom. But it’s more complicated than you might think. When the rudimentary systems of Apollo-era spacecraft were replaced with a working …

Space Exploration

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Miniature Paintings Pay Homage To Small Town Life

There’s nothing romantic about a fluorescent sign advertising donuts on the side of the highway, or an old jet ski rusting away on a pockmarked lawn. But in Rod Penner’s paintings, these aren’t so much throwaway images of scrappy small towns as they are postcards from a Cormac McCarthy novel. Each …

Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings

Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a …

Powerful Portraits of Syria’s Lost Generation

<b>Farman, 20, Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan</b><i><br>Syria's Lost Generation</i> is a powerful portrait series by photographer Elena Dorfman that takes a look at Syrian teens who have been forced to live in refugee camps due to the state of their native country, currently amidst a civil war. The portraits, …

Middle East

Candid Portraits of 1960s Passengers Riding the NYC Subway

Over the last century, the New York subway system has dramatically developed and changed, and it continues to do so today. Despite the ever-changing surroundings, passengers on an NYC train seem to remain basically the same. The men, women, and children of any decade can be seen reading newspapers, …

WoodSnap

The concept of printing images on unconventional materials—be it food or fabric—has been around for years. Yet rarely do the results do the original image justice. California-based WoodSnap aims to prove wood is an answer with their 10-step tattoo-like printing process. By embedding the ink …

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more patience than most of us could ever conceive of.<p>Ramsell expressed his reimagining of the film through the …

Stunning New Knife-Painted Portrait by Francoise Neilly

As part of ST-ART, a European contemporary art fair that opens today and runs till November 25, Twentytwo Gallery is presenting new works by French artist Franoise Nielly. Nielly is known for her colorful portraits made using just oil and knives. As you can see here, her work involves thick …

Paul Krugman: Expand Social Security!

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Chip East)</b><p>The New York Times columnist on why a looming retirement crisis demands an increase in Social Security benefits<p>Elias Isquith<p>November 22, 2013 2:45pm (UTC)<p>The tide may be turning against those who'd advocate cuts to Social Security — and Paul Krugman couldn't be …