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LittleBits Announces BitLab, An App Store For Hardware

Have you ever wanted to build a banana piano? Or make a robotic cockroach brain out of LEGO? With LittleBits now you (potentially) can. The company has just announced something called the BitLab, a contest merged with a crowd sourced technology system that allows inventors to create new LittleBits …

This Brave Soul Dives Into The Center Of An Exploding Volcano

When you ask people what they did on holiday, you'll hear all the usual replies, sight-seeing, shopping, relaxing and eating.<p>But in the case of …

BRING IT: Stephen Hawking Says Higgs Boson Research Could Destroy The Universe

In news that makes me wish I was smart enough to conduct the research myself, Stephen Hawking is claiming that experimenting with the Higgs Boson …

Glenn Gould In Rapture

What's going on here, I can only guess, but here's what you're about to see: In the video below, the great musician Glenn Gould, supreme interpreter of Bach, is sitting at his living room piano on a low, low chair, his nose close to the keys. He's at his Canadian country house in his …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

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George Orwell was not a language fascist: Why we keep misinterpreting his words

<b>George Orwell, Will Self (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)</b><p>Will Self’s attack on Orwell reveals the dramatic divide in contemporary fiction over clarity vs. embroidery<p>Laura Miller<p>September 3, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Although he was a writer who strove all his life to express himself clearly, George Orwell has …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Build an Internet-Connected Alarm Clock with an Arduino

Your smartphone makes a great smart alarm clock, but not everyone wants their phone next to their bed all the time. Instead, Make shows you how to …

Arduino

Kurt Vonnegut and the Day Scientists Went on Strike

When the mechanics of war are set into motion, we tend to tell ourselves there isn't much we can do. This is on a practical level, mind you, not a …

Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

The LHC Has Found a New Particle Unlike Any Other Form of Matter

Not content with perhaps the biggest scientific discovery of the decade, scientists at the Large Hadron Collide continue to search for new …

Physics

Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society

Isaac Asimov was an extraordinary mind and spirit — the author of more than 400 science and science fiction books and a tireless advocate of space exploration, he also took great joy in the humanities (and once annotated Lord Byron’s epic poem “Don Juan”), championed humanism over religion, and …

ISS Engineer Talks Space With Students

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

The history of artistic takes on literary classics is long and colorful. There are William Blake’s paintings for Milton’s <i>Paradise Lost</i> and for Dante’s <i>Divine Comedy</i>, Picasso’s drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy, Matisse’s etchings for <i>Ulysses</i>, and Salvador Dalí’s prolific illustrations for</i> …

What Writers Love

It is rumored that verbomania is an actual word. If we look at the etymology of verbomania, we see that <i>verbo­-</i> comes from the Latin word <i>verbum</i>, …