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Aerospace Engineer Designs the Perfect Ice Cream Scoop

If only all industrial designers paid as much attention to ergonomics as this engineer.<p>Michigan-based Michael Chou is a dad who loves ice cream, and …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Digital Advertising

Closca's Collapsible Bike Helmet

What deters many from strapping on a helmet before biking to the grocery store or utilizing a city's bike-share program is oftentimes the burden of carrying around the bulky (but potentially life-saving) accessory after the bike is parked. Here's where the foldable bike helmet from Valencia, …

Bicycle Helmets

Photographer Laurent Lavender Plays with the Moon | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photos titled Moon Games, French photographer Laurent Lavender has subjects play with a rising moon, effectively …

Americans keen on space exploration, less so on paying for it

Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. stands with U.S. flag on the lunar surface during the Apollo 12 mission, in 1969. Credit: NASA/Reuters/Corbis<p>Many Americans …

The US is achingly close to recovering all the jobs it lost in the Great Recession

In the US jobs report this morning, attention was on the slightly disappointing 192,000 increase and the unmoving 6.7% unemployment rate. But the market did notch a milestone of sorts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the total number of private sector jobs climbed to 116.1 million. …

Demographics

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Architecture

Sony 2014 World Photo Awards Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photo Open Competition have just been announced. All the Open competition winners are amateur photographers. If …

Photography

Minimalist Poster Series Honors Science's Women Pioneers

<b>Sally Ride, physicist and astronaut</b><p>You've probably heard of women scientists like Marie Curie and Sally Ride, but do you know what they're famous for? Maybe not. Designer Hydrogene came up with this fantastic series that honors six pioneering women in science. Each minimalist-style poster uses …

Marie Curie

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

The Scam Of Olive Oil, And Its Antidote

Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.<p>A scam, meaning it probably contains less actual olive oil than you’d ever imagine. A scam, meaning it’s likely been …

We Are Approaching The Economic Singularity

<b>The 2014 Strategic Investment Conference: Investing in a Transformational World Stuck in a Liquidity Trap</b> <b><br>The Economic Singularity</b> <b><br>The Minsky Moment</b> <b><br>The Event Horizon</b> <b><br>The Glide Path</b> <b><br>Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Argentina, and South Africa</b><p>I fully intended to write today about a recently released …

Economics

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

Flyers in Asiana Crash Sue Boeing Over Speed Warning System

Boeing Co. was sued by more than 80 passengers on an Asiana Airlines Inc. jet that crashed in July who claim the airplane maker is liable for their …

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …

The protesting barristers find it's hard to make their case on the streets

For centuries the bewigged lawyer has been a target for satire – no wonder the sight of them in a dissenting context is comical<p>This picture shows how hard it is for the professions to stage a walkout. Working-class trade unions have had nearly 200 years to rehearse the rites of protest, and still …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Space Travel

The Trials And Torments Of Space School

What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?<p>Sending people to space has always involved a frank assessment of their defects, and in the early days, it was a matter of finding people without any. First it was fighter pilots—calm in a crisis, physically perfect, unquestioning in their execution …

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South Korea

Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

When you think about a scrumptious meal, airline food does <i>not</i> come to mind.<p>There are plenty of challenges to tasty airline meals, like the fact that many airlines now charge you for anything more than a tiny bag of chips and a plastic cup of non-alcoholic drink, at least on domestic flights. Plus, …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Amazing

Light Painting Photography by Janne Parviainen

Photographic Long Exposure Light Paintings.<p>Janne Parviainen is an artist and photographer from Finland who creates amazing photographic light …

Photography

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

This interactive graphic, which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country, shows the emergence of “Super ZIPs”–communities where nearly everyone is wealthy.<p>The Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel calls it the “skyboxification of American life”–the way in which the wealthy and …

Demographics

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos …

Knowshon Moreno cries, crawls during Broncos-Chiefs, is the best

Do you, Knowshon. Continue always doing you.<p>Knowshon Moreno is proving his awesomeness in all sorts of ways. Fresh off a 224-yard game against the Patriots, he kicked off tonight's game by... well.. by crying in the strangest way we've ever seen a human being cry.<p>GIF via the omnipresent Bubbaprog …

Does the future of space travel lie with NASA or space entrepreneurs? | The Washington Post

Published on November 23, 2013<p><b>MOJAVE, CALIF. — The air is so clear</b> the mountains in the distance look almost fake, as if added digitally. The desert floor is runway-flat, with a few Joshua trees popping up randomly, like lost cowboys. The dominant feature is the sky, preposterously vast, beckoning …