Alastair Gudgeon

17 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | @discoali | Keep up with Alastair Gudgeon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alastair Gudgeon”

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

6 Moves That Burn More Fat in Less Time

There’s an in-vogue specialized training method that many people are using to get crazy results, and it is one of the fastest methods to get fit in a …

I made a video game with a pencil and paper

When I was a kid, video games didn't end the moment I turned off the NES. If I wasn’t holding a controller, I had a pencil in my hand, furiously scribbling out maps of Hyrule or alien caves for Samus to explore in <i>Metroid</i>. But since I didn't know how to code and wasn't much of an artist, those ideas …

Boot animation and live wallpaper for Google Play edition phones available for download

The boot animation and live wallpaper for the Google Play edition phones (also known as Galaxy S4 and HTC One Nexus experiences smartphones) can be downloaded and installed on other devices.<p>After they started selling, we heard that the two brand new Nexus-like phones come with a new camera app, but …

Even in death Jacko is still bigger than Bieber: Michael Jackson posthumously makes $600m

Michael Jackson’s estate has made more money through ticket sales in the four years since his death than the "Thriller" performer made during his …

Michael Jackson

How to make a less creepy robot? Simple, just add data

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Disney Research<p>Disney’s (s dis) research arm has solved a problem that you probably didn’t even know robots have — …

LG to demo 5-inch unbreakable and flexible plastic OLED panel at SID

LG's got quite a bit in store for us this week at SID's annual display exhibition in Vancouver. In addition to that 55-inch curved OLED TV we first heard about last month, the company will be demonstrating a very nifty 5-inch OLED panel. Created for mobile devices, the display is constructed of …

Lost in space: why it has taken so long to put a British astronaut into orbit

There were always two British space communities. One consisted of visionaries and hard-headed realists who knew what should be done and why it had to …

England's Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson 'as good as I've seen' – Cook

Alastair Cook's first Test on home soil as England captain ended in a comfortable win, although it took an hour of supremely destructive fast bowling …

Printable A3-sized solar cells new milestone in green energy

Imagine a future where solar panels speed off the presses, like newspaper. Australian scientists have brought us one step closer to that …

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

The Highs and Lows of Human-Powered Flight

On March 19th 2012, YouTube user <i>jarnosmeets80</i> uploaded a video to YouTube entitled "Flying like a bird | part 14/14." In it, a man donning a set of homemade wings and a helmet with a GoPro attached achieves what many wishful-thinkers, scientists and millennia of wingless bipeds have long dreamed of …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …