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See The Stunning Robot Army Trailer That’s Got Hollywood’s Attention

The trailer sets up <i>Keloid</i> as the latest singularity-based, man-vs-machine disaster movie–think <i>Terminator</i>, maybe–with some extremely creepy imagery. …

Spike Lee

Must Watch: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Teaser Trailer

"<i>To build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down, ad that makes enemies.</i>" The first trailer for <b>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</b> …

10 Bizarre Television Conspiracy Theories

The world is becoming a strange place for those of us who don’t watch <i>Duck Dynasty</i> and are only vaguely aware of its mere existence; when this viewer …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world's coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

Sriracha Sauce

Salesforce to Shut Down Social Productivity App Do.com on January 31

Salesforce’s Do.com today sent out an email announcing the service will be discontinued on January 31, 2014 and that it is no longer accepting new user registrations. The company is working on an export tool, expected to be available on November 15, to let users save all their projects before the …

Can Cover convince a doubting Valley that Android-first is sexy?

There's something about technology that actually solves a problem. All you have to see is a demo, and then it burrows into your imagination and nags …

Ask Norm: How Can A Start-Up Compete Against the Big Guys?

Inc.'s Senior Contributing Editor, Norm Brodsky, gives advice to a nail-polish start-up with some big competition.<p><i>Dear Norm,</i><p><i>Our year-old start-up is a monthly nail-polish subscription service that donates 30 percent of its profits to charity. Our competitors are very large nail-polish companies</i> …

At Coworking Space Runway, Allan Young Says He’s Trying To ‘Kill The Idea Of The Garage Startup’

San Francisco coworking space Runway isn’t quite like other shared offices and incubators. Yes, there are still conference rooms, rows of people bent over their laptops, and so on. But there are fewer desks than usual, and, true to the name, everything’s organized around a wide central walkway. …

5 Free Apps That WIll Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True, Help You Chat With Friends, And Much More

Who didn’t want to be in a comic strip as a kid!?<p>If you’re in need of some personal reflection, are trying to find a job, or are on the hunt for some more free apps, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait …

The Kleenex Connection: 5 Mental Tricks To Jumpstart Creativity While Waiting In Line

Breathe, look around, eavesdrop. Your next big breakthrough could be one observation away.<p>You’re at the market. The airport. Or, heaven forbid, the DMV.<p>You mumble, you grumble. You check email and Facebook. You sigh, you shuffle. Then back to the mumbling and grumbling.<p>Hey, we’re right there with …

Photos of Some of the 441 New Species Discovered in the Amazon Since 2010

<i>Callicebus caquetensis</i>, the Caqueta titi ‘purring’ monkey. Photo by Thomas Defler/WWF<p>The Guardian takes a look at some of the 441 new species that …

Cartoon about net neutrality and Verizon

Alan sez, "Using a simple (if wordy) graphic, Common Cause has teamed up with Symbolia to produce a Creative Commons-licensed description of how …

Workwankers, Illustrations of Unlikable Characters in the Design & Ad Industries

Workwankers is an illustration series of the many unlikable characters who lurk in the design and advertising worlds. The series is by Joe Sayaman, …

Design

Tidhar's "Violent Century": Watchmen meets Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy

Lavie Tidhar writes, "My new novel, The Violent Century, is out today - billed as 'Watchmen meets Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,' it's a cold war noir …

The Internet Reacts Ridiculously To Ellen Page's Game

While YouTube comments <i>are</i> infamous for being crappy, and while <i>Beyond: Two Souls</i> is kind of an unconventional game, watching these absurd reactions to …

Yup, Nerds Wouldn't Say A Lot of This Stuff

Some stuff, you can count on nerdy folk actually thinking. Gameplay over graphics. The original Star Wars movies are the better than the newer ones. …

Remaking the Chemistry set for a new Generation

For many kids, a chemistry set is their first direct exposure to science and experimentation. It can also be a parent or educator’s first science-based interaction with a child. So in spite of the 1950s aura that surrounds chemistry sets in American culture, they can be an important part of a young …

Chemistry

Context is king: Cover for Android changes your lock screen as you move

Contextual features that use information such as time of day and your location are becoming increasingly important on smartphones today. Today’s smartphones know where you are, where you’re going, who you’re with, and what you like to do. After years and years of claims from smartphone companies …

'Anti-Troll' Marblar Unites NASA Patents, Samsung to Crowdsource New Products

What do water filters, memory foam and invisible braces have in common?<p>All those everyday products' origins can be found in NASA technology, and the …

Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident

Reaction left over the weekend produces a material sought since the 1800s.<p>Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden, accidentally left a reaction running over …

Explaining the Hyperloop, in Basic Terms

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transportation system may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple.<p>Earlier today, PayPal co-founder and Tesla CEO Elon …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

The Social Behavior Of Bacteria, Trippily Explored In Art

The advanced collective and social intelligence of bacteria colonies makes for some very psychedelic design.<p>The invisible colony of bacteria that spreads its invisible biomass across a petri dish is as gestalt as any alien hive-mind. Like such a mind, it grows with design, and it is from this …

Living Gears Help This Bug Jump

Courtesy of Greg Sutton, University of Bristol<p>Greg Sutton was closely inspecting the back legs of a planthopper nymph — a small green, flightless insect — when he noticed something odd.<p>There was a tiny row of bumps on the inside of each leg where it met the insect's body. The bumps looked just like …

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

The Famous Feynman Lectures on Physics: The New Online Edition (in HTML5)

Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website have joined forces to create an online edition of Richard Feynman's famous lectures on physics. First …