Kuri Fatales

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Scientists Made Beautiful Holograms Using Sound

We’re all familiar with holograms, the projected 3D images created by manipulating light. But can you create a hologram with sound?<p>Actually, yes. …

Levitation

This Dark Animation About the Future Is Stunning

The music video for Lorn’s song <i>Anvil</i> doubles as a short animation about the future where the year is 2100 and overpopulation is dealt with a …

Animated Movies

Rhythm Game Neon Drive Is All The ’80s You Can Take

Super Hexagon and Audiosurf walk into a bar. Except they realize the bar is a disco, and it’s having a Tron-themed party. Only neons light up the …

Makoto Kobayashi On Mecha Design And The Importance Of Red And Blue Paint

There are a few classic figures in anime and manga in Japan with a unique style and approach. One of these is the mecha designer and anime director Makoto Kobayashi. I was lucky enough to catch up with him and discuss what he’s done over the years.<p>Meeting up in Nakano, he turned up on his bike and …

The American flags on the moon have all turned white

NASA<p>While lunar images have proven that the American flags planted during the Apollo missions are still standing on the moon , lunar scientists have …

NASA puts Groot and Rocket Raccoon on official space station patch

Groot and Rocket Raccoon, the talking racoon and tree from Marvel‘s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, are becoming a part of official NASA history. The pair …

Space Exploration

Apple Discontinues Its Big Beautiful Thunderbolt Display

Apple hasn’t updated its Thunderbolt display in five years, and now it won’t be selling it either.<p>Yesterday, Apple announced that its old displays …

Apple

We Finally Know Why the North Pole Is Moving East

Something strange is happening to our planet. Around the year 2000, the North rotational pole started migrating eastward at a vigorous clip. Now, …

North Pole

Miike Snow Aims To Provoke Both The Ear And The Intellect

The production team known as Miike Snow makes pop songs about love (like Bruno Mars' "Grenade") and sex (like Britney Spears' "Toxic"). But the members take a different approach — more cerebral — when it comes to the music they make for themselves.<p>Miike Snow is actually a trio, made up of one …

SpaceX Just Landed a Rocket on a Drone Ship

Minutes after a smooth launch of its Dragon spacecraft this afternoon, SpaceX hit a long-standing, elusive goal: It neatly landed the Falcon 9 rocket …

Falcon 9

Solving These Impossibly Complicated Mazes Sounds Like a Sadistic Punishment

Some of us prefer to relax with activities that turn our brains to goo, while others like to kick back with a real challenge. That’s why puzzles …

Puzzles

This Drone Video That Takes You All Around the World Is Truly Gorgeous

Some days, you just need a reminder on how truly beautiful this world of ours is. Today is your lucky day. Christian Grewe’s AIRTime, filmed using a …

Drones

This Beautiful Mess Is What Happens When Sound Hits a Bubble

Bubbles are delicate little things, which are incredibly sensitive to what goes on around them. And when you hit one with a sound wave, it expands …

University of Oxford

Intel is officially slowing down the pace of CPU releases

The company's "tick-tock" cycle has become a three-step.<p>To make consumers crave its next generation of CPUs, Intel has produced chips on a yearly tick-tock cycle for the last decade. Thanks to the shrinking die sizes, that process may permanently become a three-step, according to financial …

Gmail Wants to Speed Up Email Replies

The precious seconds we spend crafting standard email replies can really add up:<p>“Looks great.” “Thanks so much.” “Got it.”<p>Now Google wants to make …

Danny Dyer Is a Drag Queen in This Lucy Rose Video and It's Proper Emotional, You Fackin' Mug

"I've always believed that people should be who they wanna be, regardless of race or gender."<p>Danny Dyer is the peak form of many things: an East London that doesn't exist anymore, calling a loved one a tart and getting away with it by winking afterwards, punching a hole through a dry wall with your …

Google's DeepMind wins historic Go contest 4-1

DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial intelligence has won the final match of the Go series against world champion Lee Sedol.<p>During a week long competition …

This $30, 300GB Hard Drive Was Designed Especially for Raspberry Pi

Need some pocketable storage for your pint-sized computer? Western Digital’s new PiDrive is probably the answer, squeezing just over 300GB into its …

Raspberry Pi

Tom Sachs Can Turn a Speaker into Just About Anything

Creative sculptural renditions of classic boombox models come to Brooklyn Museum.<p>From the first cassette tape player to the ever-persistent Beats by Dre Pill, the boombox as cultural icon has truly withstood the test of time. New York based artist Tom Sachs' homages to street music’s iconic blaster …

Try It Now

It’s not VR, it’s a home theater for your face

We put the Avegant Glyph through its paces, and still kind of love it<p>How silly are you willing to look in order to have your own personal home theater? How much are you willing to pay?<p>Those are the two questions at the heart of the value proposition of the Avegant Glyph. You look very silly while …

Felix the Huddersfield station cat given promotion in recognition of her mouse-catching skills

A station cat in Huddersfield has been rewarded for her years of mouse-catching services by being handed a well-deserved promotion.<p>Felix, a black and …

Commuting

The New Version of Bananagrams Encourages Players to Sabotage Each Other

It’s slowly replacing Scrabble as the de facto party game for anyone who hates trivia and charades. But the newest version of Bananagrams might turn …

Kids

Microsoft is officially acquiring SwiftKey

It follows Acompli, Sunrise and Wunderlist.<p>The rumors were true. Keyboard app developer SwiftKey has been swooped up by Microsoft for an undisclosed fee. The company stresses its apps will "continue to be available on Android and iOS," although as we've seen with Microsoft's other acquisitions -- …

Mathematicians Have Found Crazy New Ways to Cut Pizza Into Equal Slices

Cutting a pizza can be a stressful experience: are the slices equal? Now, a team of mathematicians has found some new ways to cut pizzas into exotic …

Mathematics

A Composer Finds A Trove Of Ghostly Voices, Stuck Out Of Time

Chicago composer Olivia Block is happy enough writing for violins, but she <i>really</i> loves sounds that don't often count as music. That can include the urban ambience she hears walking around her hometown — the creaks and grunts of an elevated train, the whirr of machinery — or, in some cases, sounds …

Archaeology

Meet KATIA, a robotic arm that wants to do it all

It's cheap-ish, it's versatile and it has a great name.<p>Some people very strongly believe that robots will eventually replace humans in the workforce. Those people probably wouldn't like KATIA, a surprisingly versatile robot arm we just met here at CES. Carbon Robotics founders Rosanna Myers and Dan …

Robotics

Don't Get Too Close or This Hydrological Eye of Sauron Will Suck You In

No need to be alarmed, this is just an extremely fascinating infrastructural feature—which also happens to look extremely beautiful under the right …

Hydroelectric Power

Gamer beats Super Mario Galaxy — with a Dance Dance Revolution dancepad

OK.<p>Some guy beat <i>Super Mario Galaxy</i> using a Dance Dance Revolution dancepad.<p>I realize this is the second straight "some guy" lede I've written today, but you readers deserve plain-spoken facts and that's what they are right here. Some guy — aka YouTuber PeekingBoo — hooked up a full-blown <i>Dance Dance</i> …

Super Mario

Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS is as strange as you'd think

Clever emulation gets the 3DS running PC software from 20 years ago.<p>The trend of putting PC software on wholly impractical devices isn't stopping with the new year, folks. <i>GBATemp</i> fan Shutterbug2000 has managed to get Windows 95 running on a New Nintendo 3DS XL thanks to both DOSbox emulation and …

Emulation