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6 reasons why your app hasn't gone viral

Virality is the ultimate goal for developers. Word gets out about a new app, and suddenly it spreads like wildfire.<p>You don’t always need to spend time or money coordinating launch dates and sending out press releases. Your app should be designed for virality, so you can leave the rest of the work …

Aerial Wallpapers: Satellite Wallpaper for Your Phone | Colossal

<p>If you’re looking for a snappy new wallpaper/home screen/lock screen image for your phone, Aerial Wallpapers is a great place to start. The site is …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Canberra, Mad Squire, Breamcatcher

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters’ Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

BioBrainstorming: A Biomimicry Tool

I just started a fun and challenging project: Acting as the consulting biological researcher on a project that will use biomimicry. Because part of the reason I’m writing articles for <i>Make:</i> is to tell you about what biomimicry is and how it’s done, you might enjoy a walk through the BioBrainstorming …

Double-Decker Armrest Could End Battle For Elbow Room On Airplanes

Armrest design is second to everything for the airline industry, which clearly doesn’t give two hoots about the unpleasantness of touching your neighbor’s elbows and, worse, encountering his or her sweaty skin. It’s downright unseemly in an era when most airplanes have $10,000 televisions on the …

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Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

A Material that Can Be a Mirror... Then a Window

A group of MIT scientists have created a new material that can be both a mirror and a window, and no it's not a one-way mirror.<p>This new material can …

Skill Builder: Photographing Small Objects

Get beautiful macro shots and easily crop out and adjust backgrounds using this inexpensive hardware and software setup.<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 64–67.</i><p>Taking pictures of small objects is a useful skill. If you’re selling something on eBay, or you want a permanent …

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Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …

Campanelle with Eggs and Capers

4 Servings<p>“Hot, cold, or room temperature, I love the briny bite of the capers and anchovies against the creamy eggs.” —Dawn Perry, senior web editor<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound campanelle (or other short pasta)<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>4 anchovy fillets<p>2 finely chopped garlic cloves<p>2 tablespoons capers<p>¼ …

You Wanted a Thai-Inspired Quick Main Dish? You Got It

Our readers asked us for a Thai-inspired recipe—so we made a quick and simple dish adapted from classic larb<p><i>It's Reader's Choice Week here at Bon Appétit, so we're letting you call the shots when it comes to what we cook. Every morning at 9 a.m. ET on our Facebook page, we ask your advice:</i> <b>What</b> …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Sublime Illustrated Cinemagraphs by Rebecca Mock

A really well done cinemagraph is really cool, but add a nice ingredient to this, like a complete illustrated cinemagraph, and we're talking about an …

The Dispensable Tag

The elaborate tags that accompany new clothes are a necessary evil. Once you’ve snipped them off your new purchase, they find their way to the bin …

“Sonic Poster” Lets You See, Hear, And Feel Flavor

If you could hear the taste of your fennel sausage, what would it sound like? Do you wonder what the flavor of a cumin-spiced falafel looks like? The silent and invisible experience of flavor certainly doesn’t sound like chewing, and it doesn’t look like food itself. So how do you artistically and …

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Alasept: An Antibacterial Coating for Stainless Steel

Your correspondent was recently laid up for four days with the flu, an inevitability in an urban world where one must touch subway turnstiles, …

Wearable Technology: Smart Band-Aids Can Do a Lot More than Cover Up Cuts

One of the most popular wearable medical inventions so far might be the Band-Aid. A flexible strip that heals our cuts and burns and yet never slows …

ONO BRIDGE Table by SUGUI Design

The ONO BRIDGE – Furniture Design.<p>The fancy ONO BRIDGE table was designed by SUGUI Design for Picchio Furniture Design. It’s an award winning piece …

A Travel App That Practically Packs Your Bags For You

All of us want to pack light for a trip, to save the $25 of checking a bag by sausaging a week’s worth of clothing into a plane’s overhead compartment. But if you’re as indecisive as I am, you can never quite decide what you should pack, so you simultaneously under- and overpack, with jackets for …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Moderne Sans, La Bande, Encode Sans

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Why is glass transparent? - Mark Miodownik

If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? …

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In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …

Slow Life: A Macro Timelapse of Coral, Sponges and Other Aquatic Organisms Created from 150,000 Photographs | Colossal

<p>Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, this remarkable macro video of coral reefs, sponges and other underwater wildlife, …

Magnetic Hangers Are Perfect For Neat Freaks

These hook-free hangers make it easier to organize your closet. Bonus: no more of that awful screechy metal-on-metal scraping noise.<p>Hooks: good for pirates, annoying for clothes. The hooks on clothes hangers get caught in loose knits, get tangled with each other, break off, bend, and do all kinds …