Evan Apostoli

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Turn an IKEA Lamp into a Remote-Controlled Death Star Lamp

Instructables user AudriusA1 shows us how to create this unique ceiling lamp that sort of looks like the Death Star from Star Wars.<p>The $70 IKEA PS …

5 free games to try when you get your Oculus Rift

Today, Oculus VR cofounder and chief executive Palmer Luckey made the first delivery of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Many more will be shipping soon.<p>For the past few months, I’ve been using an Oculus DK2, a version of the headset intended for developers, while I …

53 Gorgeous Ways To Dress Your Blank And Boring Walls

Are your walls looking just a bit blah? Wall decor is the easiest feature of your home to change around and update, so why not do it more often to keep your style fresh and fabulous? Check out these amazing wall candy ideas from Hometalk bloggers, to make your space look great in an instant.<p><b>1. Hang</b> …

NASA Is Developing a Surprising New Way to Learn About Living In Space

When cargo returns from the International Space Station, it’s usually with a splash. Space capsules are unceremoniously dumped into the ocean, and …

LegalZoom CEO: These Are the Biggest Legal Mistakes a Startup Can Make

When an entrepreneur decides to start a company, he focuses on creating the product, attracting customers and building a team. Filing for trademark, …

Was musical memory the secret to Brian Wilson's genius?

There’s a memorable scene in the Beach Boys film Love & Mercy, where the band are on a plane and Brian Wilson has a panic attack. Later on, Brian is back at home, recounting the experience to his brothers, and he says: “Before it happened, there was music in my head – like always – and then …

Bob Marley

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

5 subtle skincare changes to get that dewy fresh glow on your face

The secret to beautiful, healthy looking skin lies in the little details, making small alterations to your beauty regime. How do you make it feel, …

The future of cancer treatment is based on a medical miracle: cancers that melt away on their own

Precision medicine has been sold as customizing treatments for patients, matching drugs to disease-causing genes that just a few thousand or even …

Immunotherapy

What the Heck is a Porous Liquid?

Scientists at the Queen’s University Belfast have just invented the world’s first “porous liquid,” and it’s being hailed as a major breakthrough. But …

10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes Everybody Makes

Here's how to finally get your stuff together.<p>How many times have you found yourself with nowhere to store something, and thought "I'll put this here for now," only to find a few weeks later that your home is now filled with piles of "for now" items all over? Organization is a skill that comes …

DIY

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

This Crazy-Strong Supermaterial Floats on Water

A new magnesium-foam composite can withstand high temperatures and intense pressures—all while staying light as a sponge<p>A new composite that blends titanium and foam has the durability of magnesium with the weight of a sponge. It can withstand forces of 25,000 pounds per square inch, and has a …

Here's a Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

How bacteria can fix the cracks in your driveway<p>A Dutch inventor has come up with an ingenious way for concrete to repair its own cracks: It's alive.<p>Okay, Henk Jonkers hasn't created a new form of life. What he did find is a kind of bacteria that lies dormant until activated by water. Water is …

Watch Mythbuster Adam Savage Build a 'Star Trek' Captain's Chair

TOS—no bloody TNG, DS9, VOY, or ENT<p>Mythbusting mega-nerd Adam Savage got inspired on eBay one night and purchased a <i>Star Trek</i> captain's chair. But what arrived was a disappointing, inaccurate mess. Not to be defeated, he built his own based on a series of fan blueprints. It has working electronics …

“Humans Need Not Apply”: great video on automation and human work (via Slate). Must watch.

This past January, the <i>Economist</i> set off alarm bells when it noted in a story on the future of work that 47 percent of jobs were at risk of becoming …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

These Simple Animations Teach You How All Kinds of Gears and Clutches Work

Duc Thang Nguyen has spent his retirement rendering new machine gears in 3D design software. The results are hypnotic.<p>Now retired from a career engineering, Duc Thang Nguyen has taken on a new hobby: modeling how gears work. Thanks to Autodesk Inventor, he's been able to "prototype" a staggering …

25 of the Best Hubble Telescope Photos of the Past 25 Years

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has opened the farthest reaches of the heavens to our eyes. It was sent into orbit 25 years ago this week.<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has opened the farthest reaches of the heavens to our eyes. It was sent into orbit 25 years ago this week. To celebrate, NASA picked …

These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA

IN AN EFFORT to show us our impact on the planet, NASA’s Earth Observatory has a series of time-lapsed images from around the world. Each one shows …

NASA's colossal crawlers mark half a century of service

Two veterans of the US space program have marked 50 years of service with in appropriately sedate style. In 1965, a pair of gigantic crawlers were …

NASA Celebrates 100th Birthday of America's First Flight Program

NASA is celebrating the 100th birthday of the United States' original aeronautics program today with photos showing what the dream of flight looked …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Universe

This Incredible Video Tour Of Our Solar System Is Based On Real NASA Images

Moons pass by Saturn's rings. An eclipse takes place on Jupiter. We see these shots every day in images from space agencies, but how would it look to actually float in a nearby spacecraft and watch these phenomena in action?<p>An incredible new Vimeo video called "Space Suite" shows off what it …

NASA Cuts Live Video As UFO Appears To Rise Over Earth’s Horizon As Seen From Space Station — Again

A UFO was caught on the NASA video feed streamed live from the International Space Station on January 15 — but as soon as the mysterious grey object …

Paranormal

Vintage NASA Photographs Are a Real Blast from the Past

<b>Buzz Aldrin's visor reflects Armstrong, Apollo 11, July 1969</b>It's been over 50 years since President Kennedy declared that the United States will put a man on the moon, and a lot of exciting advancements in space exploration have taken place since then. A new exhibition at the London art gallery …

Space Science

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

If 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber is the Future, It's Already Here

3D printing has been a great way to model a new part, but building it has required a different tool. The Mark One aims to change all that: hit print, wait, and then hang it on your car.<p><i>(Photo by Jeong Suh/Bryan Christie Design)</i><p><b>At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan suggested</b> an idea at once …

3D Printing

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …