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The Next World-Changing Supermaterial Is Grown, Not Made

Watch out graphene; something's coming to eat your supermaterial lunch. Nanocellulose is poised to be the kevlar-strength, super-light, greenhouse …

Seiki 50-Inch 4K TV Eyes-On: How the Hell Is a TV This Beautiful So Cheap?

Yesterday, Chinese OEM Seiki officially priced its 50-inch Ultra HD TV at $1500, making it the cheapest 4K television in the history of absurd …

Charging Gadgets While You Bike Is About to Get a Lot Simpler

Ever gone for a long bike ride in unfamiliar territory? Probably used your phone's GPS to help navigate, right? Convenient. However, that also makes …

5 Tools Needed to Reach Today’s Teens

I have ministered to adolescents for eleven years, eight of them as a youth minister. Based on my conversations with kids and observations in the …

‘The Machine’ review: a stylish indie sci-fi thriller about humanity's obsolescence

We live in an age where smartphones can tell us when we need to leave for the airport and Turing test competitors inch ever closer to a passing grade, but true artificial intelligence remains out there on the horizon, frustratingly out of reach. At the Tribeca Film Festival a new sci-fi action film …

Verbling brings immersive language learning into your living room (exclusive)

When trying to master a new language, practice speaking and listening to it is essential. You don’t become fluent by conjugating verbs in a workbook or listening to recordings, but many of us don’t have the capability to spend months abroad honing conversation skills.<p>Y Combinator-backed Verbling is …

5$ Concrete Stool You Can Make In An Hour... Fun Project From Homemade Modern - #53539

Doane Paper's Grid + Lines Pattern Finally Makes It To A Sheet Of 3 Hole Drilled Loose Leaf Notebook Paper. - #53577

Doane Paper's grid + lines pattern finally makes it to a sheet of 3 hole drilled loose leaf notebook paper.

Feedly survives the outages from the post-Google Reader rush, adding users, feeds and maybe revenue

Feedly, which has emerged as one of the best replacements for Google (s goog) Reader in the wake of the announcement that Google will abandon the RSS …

After 'Music for Airports,' Brian Eno turns to hospital soundscapes

Brian Eno, the former member of Roxy Music widely credited with inventing ambient music, is working on light and sound installations designed to provide a "healing environment" inside hospitals. It's a fitting setting: Eno's ambient work, as exemplified by albums such as <i>Ambient I: Music for …

If You Try to Wring Out a Washcloth in Space, You Will Fail

... But you will have a very fun time in the process.<p>Water, in space, will not flow. It will not cascade, or drip, or fill a cup. Instead, unimpeded by gravity, water tends to collect in floating blobs that are works of beauty and science at the same time.<p>But what happens when a) you're in space …

Nomad 3-Inch Lightning Cable Now Available for Preorder, Shipping in June

The Nomad Lightning Cable, a 3-inch Lightning to USB cable, was a spectacular success when it hit Kickstarter back in November and now it is available for preorder for $24.99. Orders placed now are expected to be shipped in June.<p>A 3" Apple certified lightning USB cable for your key ring. …

Stream Phoenix's New Album for Free

Phoenix is releasing their follow-up to 2009’s break-out <i>Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix</i> next week, and as is becoming increasingly normal for high-profile …

New Albums

Watch Superman get his name in new 'Man of Steel' trailer

Christopher Nolan had major success reviving the character of Batman in his <i>Dark Knight</i> trilogy, and he's helping director Zack Snyder attempt the same with Superman in this year's <i>Man of Steel</i>. Warner Bros. has just released a new trailer for the film, providing a glimpse of Russell Crowe as …

‘Oblivion’ review: a post-apocalyptic beauty that succeeds even while it stumbles

2013 is shaping up to be the year of the high-end science fiction movie. With the likes of Will Smith and Matt Damon starring in new genre films, and some major blockbusters from J.J. Abrams and Guillermo del Toro just around the corner, there's a lot to choose from. Kicking the summer off is</i> …

A Desk Built for Sleep

Many titans of industry spend much of their lives asleep under their desks.<p>Studio NL<p>Do you ever get that "2:30 feeling"? The one where, at any time, you see one of those tragic 5-Hour Energy commercials and start to retch or get violent? Well, it's always good to sleep through anger. When red …

The Remarkable Decline in the Wall Street Journal's Long-Form Journalism

Could this be an unintended consequence of the Journal's hard paywall?<p>I do not have any particular expertise in the inner workings of the Wall Street Journal newsroom, but this chart speaks for itself. It shows the number of stories the Journal published that were over 2,500 words from 2002 to …

Paul McDonough Sight Seeing

6 Comments Leave A Comment<p>These are great, I love the old school stuff. Sometimes it feels like times were more interesting or cool back then. Thanks …

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From Snoopy to Shark Bait: The Top Slang Word in Each State

Secret origins aren't just for superheroes in need of a good backstory. Many of the most popular video games ever to find their way onto shelves have …

Metal Gear

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble

Whether you consider winning at <i>Scrabble</i> a case of extreme luck or supreme spelling ability, here are 10 words that—if conditions are right—will help …

The Sequel to Gangnam Style Has Arrived

Oppa sequel style!<p>South Korean musical dynamo Psy just released his musical followup to “Gangnam Style,” the very definition of a viral video that …

Typography Porn: 100 Years of Title Design in Film

The opening credits of movies are as varied as the movies themselves.<p>We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues

Pebble has been on a rapid cadence with smartwatch updates to justify those crowdfunded dollars, and it's not letting up just because watch shipments are well underway. PebbleOS 1.10 has arrived with support for custom watch faces built using the matching (and newly available) SDK. The revamp will …

Daft Punk goes big on new album with 9 human collaborators and Yves Saint Laurent fashion

Coachella teaser features Pharrell Williams on vocals, Nile Rodgers on guitar<p>Daft Punk's fourth studio album will be out on May 21st, and the group is pulling out all the stops with a big team of collaborators, a sharp new look, and savvy pre-release marketing. Thanks to a teaser video shown at …

YouTube adds support for live streaming on iOS with latest update

When Coachella streamed its concerts on YouTube this weekend, iOS users may have been disappointed to discover that the YouTube app didn't support live broadcasts. Now, Google is adding live event streaming to iOS, albeit a little late. Version 1.3, which just went live on the App Store, includes …

Japanese internet provider offers twice the speed of Google Fiber for less money

A Japanese internet service provider has begun offering broadband plans with 2Gbps downloads and 1Gbps uploads to residents in Tokyo and six surrounding districts. The service provider believes that these high data speeds make it the world's fastest for commercial internet. <i>PCWorld</i> reports that the …

Beautiful user interfaces of the future, according to science fiction

User interfaces remain one of the most fascinating elements of visual science fiction. They need to tell us something about what characters are doing (whether it's aiming a weapon or tracking a criminal, apparently the two most common activities in the future) and something about what the world …

How Animals Eat Their Food

Well, it's not exactly Animal Planet.