Ethan Priluck

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The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

diy tattoo alternatives

get inked up…sort of.<p>Ever since Bang Bang, the New York-based tattoo artist that serves the likes of Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, handed the needle over to Miley Cyrus and a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been seriously contemplating taking my long-time tattoo dreams into my own hands, Miley-style. …

Zipbuds Slide earbuds aim to erase cable tangles

Zipbuds is aiming to improve upon its tangle-free audio offerings with the new Slide, a pair of zipper-toting earbuds with a slide that merges the …

Earbuds

The best mobile apps for taking notes

Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy app that makes it easy to jot things down and organize them can be incredibly useful. Even better, with the right note-taking app, you can access your notes on any device so …

New wearable wants to help you run better, smarter and safer

As great as running is for your health, it can also cause you some pain if not done properly -- like a lot of things in life, overdoing it could turn out unwanted results (hello, shin splints). Thankfully, there's a new Kickstarter project which is looking to alleviate some of these issues. Meet …

Report: Production Glitch Could Hamper iPhone 6 Launch

With the widely rumored and eagerly anticipated iPhone 6, Apple isn't just aiming for bigger, it reportedly wants thinner, too. Now those design …

All The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July

July is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. Including new books from Hannu Rajaniemi, Joe Abercrombie, Nick Harkaway and Charles …

The Most Spectacular Astronomy Photographs Of 2014

The 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has just released its cosmically awesome shortlisted entries. Capturing scenes across the solar system, galaxy, and beyond, the images are spectacular reminders that we’re all living on a “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” as astronomer …

Don't Read This If You Plan On Sleeping Tonight

Illustrated by Tyler Spangler.<p>For most people, casually surfing the endless pages of Reddit while on the grind is not an option. Which, right now, is …

Cassini’s 10th anniversary: The mission’s greatest images of Saturn.

On July 1, 2004 at 12:12 a.m. ET—10 years ago—the main engine on board the Cassini space probe cut off. When the burn was over, Cassini had achieved …

Weight and Weightlessness: The Science of Life in Space, in Charming Vintage Illustrations

As a lover of vintage children’s books, especially ones about science and space, I was thrilled to chance upon the 1971 gem <b>Weight and Weightlessness</b> …

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is out: compact design, watered down specs

Samsung just made the Galaxy S5 mini official, and, as expected, it comes with flagship design without flagship specifications. However, to Samsung’s credit, the compact S5 retains many of the hardware features of its bigger sibling.<p>Packing a 4.5-inch HD AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini is …

Phones

The Inverse Square Law of Light Explained in Simple Terms for Photographers

If the term “inverse square law of light” immediately sets you to hyperventilating as flashbacks of college physics begin playing in your mind’s eye, …

New leaks show off the iPhone 6's curved edged display

While it's unlikely Apple could have gone with a curved display for its upcoming smartphone, there were plenty of curved-related rumors circulating as early as as last year.<p>Noted leaker Sonny Dickson made a similar claim in May, showing off a dummy unit with a curved screen. However, the unit …

Tunguska explosion

We celebrate Asteroid Day on June 30 because it’s the anniversary of a 1908 explosion over Siberia that killed reindeer and flattened trees.<p><b>June 30,</b> …

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

Micronesia

Latest iPhone 6 Mockups Could Offer Preview of the Real Thing

We've seen many, many mockups of the purported iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mockups are just that, as time …

Tech and Science

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How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it's a new kind of meteorite

For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently pummel Earth.<p>Now, a new kind of meteorite discovered in a southern Sweden limestone quarry may finally solve the mystery, scientists report. The strange …

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

Camu Packs the Entire Photo Taking, Editing and Sharing Experience Into a Simple iOS App

A new iOS camera app released yesterday is turning heads as a comprehensive yet simple alternative to your iPhone’s default camera application. It’s …

Wearables Are Out, Earables Are In - The Fox Is Black

The nonstop talk about wearables, specifically devices that will be worn on the wrist, is reaching a fever peak. The expectations for Apple to …

Scientists Want You to Help Crowdsource Night Lights

NASA has amassed more than 1.3 million pictures of Earth as seen from the International Space Station, and about a third of them were taken at night. The space agency says those photos are the highest-resolution nighttime pictures available from orbit, but their usefulness is limited because it's …

ABC Developing 'Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth' as TV Sitcom

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's down-to-Earth advice is now the basis for a television sitcom.<p>ABC on Tuesday (Aug. 19) committed to the production of a …

SpaceBooth Will Help You Take a Selfie in Space… Sort Of

A Belgian company called SpaceBooth is planning to launch its own little — and we mean <i>really</i> little — satellite photo both before 2015. Its mission? …

Curiosity wheel damage: The problem and solutions

Curiosity engineer Amanda Steffy holds a wheel that has been tested in JPL's Mars Yard with the equivalent of many kilometers of driving over …

Space Station Inspired Robot to Help Heal Sick Children

NASA is lending a helping arm to pediatric doctors for children who require intensive surgical care.