Mirko

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Last Ride

The photographer Danila Tkachenko is drawn to places that were once at the forefront of technological progress, but now lie in ruin. Imposing hulks of metal and granite built under the Soviet Union appear otherwordly against blank snowscapes. The relics are alien – more like something out of Star …

Russia

Awe-Inspiring Vintage Photos of Paul Newman Racing

The Academy Award-winning actor had a need for speed.<p>Few people know the Academy Award-winning actor had a need for speed. Here, photos from Adam Carolla's new documentary, <i>Winning</i>, aim to change that.

Architizer

Hospitals Find New Ways to Monitor Patients 24/7

Wireless device slips under a mattress; a push to track patients on narcotic medications<p>Hospitals are trying new early-warning systems to monitor patients for subtle but dangerous signs of a worsening condition.<p>After surgery or during hospitalization for illness, patients are at risk for …

Medical Technology

Inside America's Juvenile-Detention System

C.T., age 15: "I got kicked out of school for partying and truancy. I use meth. They have had me here for 2 weeks. I thi<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Richard Ross<p>1 of …

Digital Echoes: Understanding Patterns of Mass Violence with Data and Statistics

Digital Echoes: Understanding Patterns of Mass #Violence with #Data and #Statistics via @opensociety #ddj #opendata 3 years ago

Pontiac Banshee Concept Car, 1964

Plymouth XNR Concept, 1960

Cutting Paper Into Trees: The Art of Yuken Teruya

In the hands of artist Yuken Teruya, old newspapers sprout tiny plants and high-end shopping bags hold the night sky. On view at Josée Bienvenu …

Lamborghini 350 GTV, 1963

The concept cars that helped shape the future

Fantastical automobiles like the Norman Timbs 1947 Special pictured above may have never entered mass production but the same cannot be said of the ideas they inspired. <i>Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas</i> is an upcoming exhibition showcasing concept cars made over the last 80 years or so. …

Dwell

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Travel Metasearch Is Missing One Big Thing: Good Data

Even as metasearch sites continue their strong growth and the distinctions between metasearch and online travel agencies get murkier, the metasearch …

Photographer Takes Portraits Of The World’s Hardest-Working Dogs

The working dogs of the world tend not to get as much time in the spotlight as their house-pet brothers and sisters. Photographer Andrew Fladeboe, …

15 Epic Photos of Buildings You'll Never Be Allowed to Enter

Ruin porn, the more benign cousin of slum tourism, often is slammed for opportunistically making art out of decay and disaster.<p>But for every …

Abandoned Buildings

Inside Connecticut's fight over Tesla

State legislator takes on the franchise-dealer establishment to bring Tesla stores to CT.<p>Tesla Motors has an unconventional sales strategy. Model S buyers deal directly with the manufacturer, typing the exact options they desire into Tesla's website and receiving their bespoke electric car some …

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

This Incredible Robotic Arm Prints Plastic Like a Spider Makes Silk

Robotic arms have been around for years, 3D printers have been around for decades, and we've even seen 3D printers attached to robotic arms before. …

Robotics

This online course will teach you how to map your big data identity

Learn How to Map Your Big Data Identity<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your …

Interview: Stunning Photos of the Coldest City in the World

What does it look like in the coldest city in the world? Thanks to one New Zealand photographer named Amos Chapple, we won't just have to wonder. Oymyakon, Russia is the coldest place on earth where humans actually live. The small, rural town has brutal winters where temperatures can dip to minus …

What Knight-Mozilla OpenNews has learned about preparing non-journalists for the newsroom

What would you tell someone who’s never worked in a newsroom what it’s like to work in journalism?<p>Since 2011, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews has selected 26 coders, developers, and technologists for their competitive fellowship program, which embeds fellows in news organizations for 10-month stints meant …

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Drama on the High Seas

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How to Lay Down the Absolute Quickest Lap Times at the Track – Feature

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you learned the basic rules of track lapping in kindergarten: Get in line, stay in line, and follow the line. And no hitting others. Mastering the concept, however, requires a physicist’s understanding of how dramatically a slight misstep can adversely affect your …