Phil Rust

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9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …

Gallery: 13 images that helped define the look of the electronic age

An astronomer has made music out of a star’s vibrations

Some people like to chill out at night to whale song or YouTube video clips called "lullaby of the ocean" or "mystical woodland world". Did you know stars make sound? They do.<p>“Starquakes” are the waves that ripple through a star and cause it to emit light. But Burak Ulas at Izmir Turk College …

Avoid your job in this pleasantly oddball game

The objective of <i>NEVER GO TO WORK</i> is in its title: Your alarm goes off just after 6 AM, and it's time to get to the office. Except arriving there ends …

A director on Game of Thrones' epic White Walker battle

There’s a great meshing of practical and CG effects here, a great corporeality and crunch and bite and slosh to the creatures and the atmospheres. …

How British MCs found a voice of their own

Photograph: Linda Nylind<p>Mercury prize-winner Dizzee Rascal.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/27/1432743610213/15a8ceb9-ebda-4c2a-a25f-dd889c045233-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Linda Nylind<p>Mercury prize-winner Dizzee …

The PATRIOT Act is uglier than you thought, and what to do about it

The most outstanding and urgent hour of audio you'll hear this week is the On the Media history of the PATRIOT Act (MP3), and the most important …

Hopiko is All About Lightning-Fast Platforming Action

Fans of challenges straight from planet Crazy Reflexes might recall Alone, a high-speed endless flying game released last year. Alone’s creators, …

A Hypnotic Animation of a Quasicrystal That Reveals Hidden Patterns When the Viewer Blinks

Back in 2011 programmer Keegan McAllister created this hypnotic animation of a quasicrystal that reveals intriguing patterns if you blink while …

The hypnotic, kinetic wind sculptures of Anthony Howe

Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe creates abstract, organic sculptures from various metals and polymers. He is based in Eastsound, Washington state.<p>For …

Henry Lizard Lover Lives Up To His Name

A lot of people like Lizards, but few people love them as much as Henry Lizardlover -who loves them enough to even change his last name to reflect …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Raspberry Pi becomes best selling British computer

Sales of cheap, credit card-sized units top 5m says company, eclipsing the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the 1980s<p>Over 5m Raspberry Pis have been sold since its inception in 2012, making it the best selling British computer ever, according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.<p>The cheap, credit-card sized …

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

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Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

Daily Inspiration #1992

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Relae – Michelin-star chef offers recipes and inspirational bite-size essays

Relae: A Book of Ideas is marketed as a cookbook, but it’s so much more.<p>Chef Christian F. Puglisi, whose “bare-bones style” restaurant Relae in …

Konono No 1 review – thumb-piano wigouts and Minaj gyrations

<b>Cafe Oto, London</b><p>The Kinshasha five-piece’s primal ‘African punk’ showed why their appeal deserves to extend beyond the hipster contingent<p>It’s over a decade since Konono No 1 first excited the attention of western audiences, and five years since their last album, Assume Crash Position (a rough …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

Rick Rubin Annotates Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash Songs on Genius

Genius just got a new genius: Rick Rubin. The producer has annotated several entries for songs he worked on, including stuff by Kanye West, Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys, Jay Z, Slayer, LL Cool J, the Dixie Chicks, and more. He also writes his opinions on tracks he didn't work on, including stuff by …

Mass Hysteria! An art show about crowds in cult fave movies

Mass Hysteria! opens Friday, February 6th and runs through February 28th at Gallery1988 East, 7021 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038.<p>Opening …

Listening to the Star Wars Soundtrack in a Pygmy Village

A new study looks at how music affects emotions across cultures.<p>Four decades after the debut of the brassy score that announced a galaxy far, far, away, music from <i>Star Wars</i> has reached a whole other world: a Pygmy village in the Congolese rainforest.<p>The Mebenzélé Pygmies, an isolated group of …

Strait-Laced Salesperson Rocks an Intense Drum Solo During a MIDI Keyboard Demo

During a product demo for the Prodikeys MIDI keyboard by Creative Technology, a strait-laced salesperson executes an intense drum solo without …

Behind the Scenes with Menswear Dog, the Stylish Shiba Inu Who Makes $15,000 a Month

The 5-year-old Shiba Inu named Bodhi, more famously known as Menswear Dog, has come a long way since we last posted about him. According to a new profile by Fast Company, the adorable pup is not only more stylish than ever before, but he's also pulling in some serious dough for his humans–$15,000 a …