Aaron Blackman

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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo’s beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what’s more …

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines In Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week's UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing …

5 things to know about the Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm may have announced its Snapdragon 845 platform at its Hawaii Tech Summit yesterday, but it didn’t really reveal any new details until today.<p>Though the jump from 835 to 845 might seem small, but there are a number of significant advancements in the company’s next-gen processor. Here are …

Bandage-Like Gadget Could Make Stitches and Staples a Thing of the Past

A Seattle-based startup has developed an innovative “skin closure device” that exhibits the anchoring strength of sutures and staples, but is nearly …

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

New Discovery Suggests Quarks Can Undergo Explosive Fusion Reactions

Our Sun is powered by a fundamental phenomenon whereby atoms combine to unleash tremendous amounts of energy. But atoms might not be the only things …

Quarks

In the First Trailer For Radius, a Guy Wakes Up With the Worst Superpower Ever

Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.<p>There are so many high-concept scifi movies out …

Backyard Bird Feeders May Be Altering the Course of Evolution

Evolution works very slowly—except when it doesn’t. New research shows that certain British birds appear to be changing quickly as result of bird …

For the Second Time, Researchers Have Used an Artificial Womb to Incubate a Lamb

It may look like a glorified Ziplock bag, but the artificial womb could one day save the lives of the thousands of babies born every year prematurely.<p>…

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

30 Fidgeting Fingers Look Like a Hypnotic Human Kaleidoscope

The talented performers from the Xtrap Dance Crew choreographed this amazing routine that turns three pairs of hands—30 fingers in total—into a human …

Dance

This Artificial Womb Could Revolutionize the Way We Treat Premature Babies

Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they’re a far cry from the cozy confines of a mother’s womb. …

Nature Communications

Infinite Blooms Give Us a Disorienting Glimpse Into Nature

John Edmark, a sculptor, inventor, and Stanford professor, loves spirals. When making his mesmerizing “blooms” Edmark wants people to say “wow, how’s …

Shutter Speed

Scientists Just Took A Major Step Toward The First Complex Artificial Life

In 2008, researchers built the first artificial genome, a wonder of synthetic biology in which scientists generated all 582,970 base pairs of the …

Dancers Instantly Swap Freaky Face Masks Using a Face-Tracking Projector

Costume-changes during a live performance are fast and frenetic, limiting how elaborate makeup and outfits can be. But for this performance by …

Freaky Experiment Allows Tadpoles to See Out of Eyes Implanted on Their Tails

By leveraging the regenerative powers of migraine medication, researchers at Tufts University have restored the vision of blind tadpoles after …

This RC Batmobile Has a Real Working Exhaust That Blows Smoke and Our Minds

The bad news is that we’re not going to get a new Batmobile with the <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> sequel, <i>Justice League</i>. The good news is that …

Justice League

How a Bike With Infinite Gears Changed The Way I Commute

For the past three months, I’ve been riding the Priority Bicycles Continuum, a commuter bike outfitted with a handful of low-maintenance components …

Commuting

Curing Olives: Basic Brine + Salt Methods

Tis the season to brine olives! Or salt them, if you prefer. Whether you’ve grown them yourself or foraged them from bird-sown trees, it’s late …

Watch The Ring Girl Crawl Out of an Electronics Store TV to Terrify Shoppers

Shopping for a new TV is already a hassle. Trying to decide what size to get, and what features you need, all while dealing with a pushy sales clerk, …

Phantasm Fiends Will Need This Killer Six-Disc Blu-ray Set

Excellent news, <i>Phantasm</i> fans. The cult classic horror series is capping its recent resurgence—which saw a remastered version of the original, as well …

Scientists Can Now Sequence DNA With a Smartphone

It was not so long ago that sequencing even tiny snippets of DNA was a costly, cumbersome process that required access to a state-the-art lab. Today, …

Star Trek

Wifi

10 DiscworldQuotes You'll Desperately Need for the Next Four Years

There is almost no subject that Terry Pratchett hasn’t explained better, funnier, and more times than just about anyone else on the planet. Reading …

Apple AR Smart Glasses Tipped For 2017 Reveal

Is Apple about to jump into the world of augmented reality? That’s the word according to veteran tech journalist Robert Scoble, who claims that the Cupertino tech giant is working with German lens specialist Carl Zeiss, and that a pair of AR/mixed reality smart glasses will arrive in 2017.<p>Writing …

Tim Cook

Gaze in Awe or Envy at This Custom-Built Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Table

The folks at the AWE me YouTube channel are known for geeky/crafty/badass shows like “Man at Arms,” which has recreated weapons like Thor’s hammer …

Reindeer

How the CRISPR Patent Fight Could Shape the Future of Genetic Engineering

On Tuesday, the two feuding parties of the CRISPR gene editing patent fight entered the boxing ring: attorneys for each side made oral arguments …

UC Berkeley

Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the …

Watching These Cards Get Shuffled Is Hypnotizing as Hell

Eliot Slevin, his flexible fingers, and his mastery of cardistry can turn a normal deck of cards into a beautifully choreographed dance that seems to …

Hypnosis