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We Can Explore Instead of Believe: Inside the Epic Hunt for E.T.

After a millennia of wondering, humanity can finally search out intelligent alien life—and SETI is leading the charge.<p><i>"James Cameron's Story of Sci-Fi" launches tonight on AMC at 10 PM Eastern. The first episode of this six-part series focuses on aliens and how they've been portrayed in science</i> …

Aliens

Google is making a computer vision kit for Raspberry Pi

Google is offering a new way for Raspberry Pi tinkerers to use its AI tools. It just announced the AIY Vision Kit, which includes a new circuit board and computer vision software that buyers can pair with their own Raspberry Pi computer and camera. (There’s also a cute cardboard box included, along …

Raspberry Pi

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Industrial Design: Taptop Computer Concept

We have shared a concept about MacOs with an edge to edge design and now we are featuring a totally different perspective with an industrial design …

Industrial Design

Paper Engineer Designs Incredible Pop-Up Cards That Bloom and Burst Before Your Eyes

Germany-based paper engineer Peter Dahmen takes the art of pop-up cards to the next level. In a new video showcasing his extensive portfolio—entitled <i>Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards designed by Peter Dahmen</i>—his intricate hand-crafted objects are revealed, unfolding from pages and boxes to the …

19th-Century Gothic Church Is Transformed into an Immersive Wonderland Inside

Canadian multimedia studio Moment Factory is known for their incredible immersive experiences, having collaborated with everyone from musicians Arcade Fire to the NFL. Recently, they transformed Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica with <i>AURA</i>, a multimedia installation that paid homage to the church's …

Tokyo Greenhouse Turns into Multisensory Experience When You Touch the Plants

As part of Tokyo’s 2017 Design Touch event, design studio PARTY has created a technicolor greenhouse installation in the middle of Tokyo Midtown’s Grass Square. As part of the month-long festival—which focuses on “enjoying design through all five senses”—the interactive event combines colorful LED …

Sweet Potatoes

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

Colorful Northern Lights Will Have Increased Visibility in the Coming Days

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, typically draw thousands of astronomers and photographers each year, as this spectacular, natural light show dances across the sky. But, this weekend you may not need to jet off to Iceland or Norway to get a glimpse of the colorful sky.<p>Due to a large solar …

26 Useful Websites That Will Completely Change Your Life for the Better

In this day and age, there's something for everyone—and that includes online. Left with scraps in the fridge and don't know what to make for dinner? There's a website for that. Need a push to relax during a chaotic day? There's one for that, too.<p>In fact, there's no shortage of clever sites that …

Spectacular “Light Bouquets” Captured From Japan’s Summer Fireworks Festivals

Every year in Japan, spring’s cherry blossoms burst into summer's colorful flames known as “hanabi taikai,” which partially translates to “flowers of fire.” The 200 fireworks shows are part of an annual tradition dating back to the 18th century. Pyrotechnics across the country compete to create the …

Japan

1,000-Year-Old Illustrated Manuscript of Herbal Remedies Available Online

Seeking natural remedies outside of chemical pharmaceuticals isn't just for Eastern medicine. In fact, plant-based health cure also has a long tradition in Western medicine, as evidenced by a beautifully illustrated book in the British Libary's collection. The Cotton MS Vitellius C III is a …

This 'Evil' Carpet Design Is Driving the Internet Mad

This is one illusion that we could all probably do without.<p>A store’s wildly disconcerting space-time continuum carpet design has gone viral after a …

Endangered Species Cut from Paper by Patrick Cabral | Colossal

<p>As part of an ongoing series to highlight various endangered species, Manila-based paper artist Patrick Cabral created these amazing cut paper …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Tim Cook

The Met Digitizes its Collection, Releasing 375,000 Images for Free

Art

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

Anonymous Book-Loving Book Artist Leaves Sculptures in Libraries All Over Scotland

I think every country needs to have a bibliophilic book artist to brighten up our libraries…<p>Mysterious Paper Sculptures Pop Up in Libraries and at …

Deer Grazing in Scotland: Pictures

Canada

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Obsessive Architect Crafts One Tiny Paper Building Every Day for a Year

<i>An earlier version of this article published in August, 2015, one year after Charles Young embarked on his 365-day project. The below article is an updated version that includes Young’s ongoing work, and was featured in</i> Make: <i>Vol 56.</i><p>Back in August 2014, artist Charles Young took on a one-a-day, …

Crafting

These Mathematical Scarves Are Designed By a Computer Algorithm

It’s still summer, but these mathematical merino scarves designed with a computer algorithm are getting us in the mood for colder temps. And making …

iOS 9: all you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPhone and iPad

As Apple prepares to launch iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in June, we round up the key features you need to know about including rumours, release date and specs<p>Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and with it the potential unveiling of the …

Apple Pay

The Church Of George Church

From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?<p>A few years ago, George Church was peer-reviewing a paper for the journal <i>Science</i> when he got an idea. The paper’s authors had encoded their names and a string of famous quotes into a …

Genetics

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Psychedelic Paper Art or High-Level Math?

Jen Stark's lush paper landscapes seem both psychedelic and scientific. Using trippy shapes and colors, she draws you into a place of quiet mystery. …

Art

Paper brought to life. The amazing papercraft skills of Richard Wong - Ego - AlterEgo

Richard Wong is a very talented young (22 years) Australian artist. From origami to models, from folded paper to complex constructions involving …

Breathtaking Paper Figure Sculptures and Geometric Origami by Richard Sweeney

British artist Richard Sweeney creates paper sculptures that range from intricate geometric origami to wonderfully expressive figure sculptures. Much …