Dean Covert

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An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color

MinutePhysics just released this interesting (and somewhat math-y) explanation of how cameras and computers deal with the concept of color. The video …

American mass transit is dying

Three of the four largest systems in the country have been crippled this winter — and the worst is yet to come<p>The great transit systems of the Eastern Seaboard are in crisis.<p>In New York, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is operating a subway system strained by record ridership and storm damage, …

The Faces of Food Stamps

Carly Poe, and her 14-year-old son Julian, Portland, Ore. Before the cut, she was receiving $240/month in SNAP benefits.<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jeff Riedel for …

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Darren Wilson walks: Grand jury will not indict Ferguson police officer in killing of Michael Brown

The announcement came during a highly unusual 20-minute statement Monday night from the St. Louis County prosecutor<p>A St. Louis grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, prosecutor Robert McCulloch …