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LEGOformers: Retro Consoles And Handhelds In Disguise

NYC-based LEGO master craftsman and graphic designer Baron Julius von Brunk (pictured above) has crammed so much awesome into these LEGO retrogaming …

Retro

Father-Son Team Resurrects a Strange, Forgotten Concept Car

When car designer Preston Tucker first imagined the Torpedo, back in the 1940s, it seemed to belong in some fanciful future. Alas, this road shark …

Concept Cars

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The New \'80s Bar That You Enter Through A Vending Machine

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A new bar at the Line hotel in Koreatown just opened and it fulfills our need for nostalgia and kitsch. Break Room 86 is a magical and …

The best place to put your router, according to physics

Electromagnetic radiation — it might sound like something that you'd be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world — from the light emissions through which your eyes perceive these words, to the microwaves that carry the …

Theoretical Physics

Artist Uses Fibonacci Ratios To Create Breathtaking Glass Sculptures (19 pics) | Stewpig.com | Pig Your Way Through A Gazillion Cool Pictures Everyday!

Fibonacci ratios are mathematical relationships expressed as ratios that are derived from the Fibonacci sequence. Artist Jack Storms has managed to …

Art

Concept art for NASA space stations

Imagining life on the high frontier

Earth is just too small and fragile a basket
for mankind to keep all its eggs in.attributed to Robert A. Heinlein

In the 1970s, NASA held a series of summer schools to explore practical designs for future space colonies. Artists illustrated the concepts.

Each …

Moon Missions

Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.

It’s the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

Mercedes-Benz

Artist turns L.A. intersection into giant Pac-Man game

Brilliant street art or crafty guerrilla marketing?

Pac-Man took over the intersection of 7th and Imperial streets in the downtown L.A. Arts District. The street became a tableau for a snapshot of the classic video game, complete with the various characters and the "game over" message on a telephone …

Los Angeles

A Star in a Bottle

Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine …

Environment

Watch What Happens When Museumgoers see an Ikea Painting

Dutch museumgoers were abuzz at the work of renowned artist Ike Andrews, on display at a museum in Arnhem. Little did they know, they were being …

IKEA

This Woman Has Started A Preschool For Adults, Complete With Finger Painting And Nap Time

There’s even show-and-tell!

Are you an adult who misses the simple life of being 4 years old? Well now you can channel your inner child — by going back to preschool.

Brooklyn resident Michelle Joni Lapidos has created what could be the world’s first “adult preschool,” complete with all the activities …

Early Childhood Education

A European 'Supertide'

Part of France's North Atlantic coast and southwestern England braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the alignment of the sun and the moon created an ocean surge not seen since the 1990s. This so-called "supertide" or "tide of the century," with surges up to 14 meters …

Europe

Retro Norms restaurant could become an L.A. monument

A retro restaurant on the Westside beloved for its outlandish, exaggerated architectural style could soon become a historic monument in Los Angeles.

Architecture buffs rallied to save the Norms restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard this year after learning that a new owner had obtained a permit to …

Los Angeles

​‘Get under the skin’: UK’s first public human dissection in a century planned for Edinburgh

Scientists in Edinburgh will perform the first public anatomy lectures using human bodies since the 1800s, when serial killers Burke and Hare profited from selling corpses to a medical school.

Members of the public with a reason to study anatomy will be eligible for the day-long workshops, which …

Dissection

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife

Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie Heaven Is for Real, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Consciousness

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A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.

This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

The Brain

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Derek Zoolander Walked in the Valentino Show Today

And yes, he used "Blue Steel."

If fashion is anything, it's a funny business. And yet it's not too often that you see insiders poking fun at themselves and the circus they're a part of. However, today the Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli had a good laugh when they sent …

Ben Stiller

Dom'Up: A Glamorous Treehouse That Doesn't Harm the Tree

Most treehouses are rustic, but the new Dom’Up from architect Nicolas d’Ursel and arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne is downright glamorous. Their …

Hot Tubs

It's a "Weapon of Mass Instruction": This Guy Built a Tank Covered in Books

Raul Lemesoff has built a ‘Weapon of Mass Instruction.’ His mobile sculpture (‘Arma De Instruccion Masiva’ in Spanish) looks a lot like a military …

Instruction

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Sustainable Design

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Water

LHC restart: 'We want to break physics'

As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) gears up for its revamped second run, hurling particles together with more energy than ever before, physicists there are impatient. They want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.

"I can't wait for the switch-on. We've been waiting …

Physics

Girl Scout cookies in L.A. County are not the same as Orange County's

When you bite into a Thin Mint, you probably aren't wondering where it comes from.

But where you buy Girl Scout cookies determines which ones you get. There are two bakers. And they make two very different Thin Mints.

Orange County gets the crunchier Thin Mints, while Los Angeles gets the smoother …

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