Christoph Eckrich

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Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

High-speed Rail

This Fun Tool Teaches Kids To Program With Pictures

It’s like Codecademy meets Colorforms.<p>Do you ever feel pressured to know how to code? With so much buzz surrounding DIY programming courses like Codecademy, Treehouse, and Code School, it’s easy to forget that the best way to learn something is to frame it as, y’know, fun. Isla, a new toy …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Most US Architects Are Old, White, And Male

REUTERS/Mike Cassese Figures released last month by the National Endowment for the Arts offer telling insight into the architecture profession across the US, with a helpful breakdown of the representation of various demographic groups.<p>The data, collected between 2006-2010, reports the number of …

FreedomPop Rakes In Another $5 Million to Fund Free Mobile Service

Upstart mobile provider FreedomPop is announcing on Thursday it has raised a further $5 million from existing investors, bringing its total funding …

Mobile

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Where Chefs Eat And You Should Too

A new international restaurant guide relies on chefs to pick their favorite spots around the world. If the mammoth book doesn’t fit in your luggage, no worries: wait for the app, which is coming soon.<p>Looking for a breakfast spot in Argentina, a local fave in Latvia, or a late night tapas bar in …

iPad Apps

Ikea produces flatpack refugee shelter

The United Nations' refugee agency said on Friday that it has turned to Swedish furniture giant Ikea to produce a flatpack refugee shelter which can be rapidly assembled in crisis zones.<p>The first prototypes of the new shelters - which can be set up in just four hours without tools - are to be set …

Prototypes

Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury 2013 – review

Second time lucky, then? When the Arctic Monkeys first headlined Glastonbury in 2007, they were at the peak of a dizzying rise that they themselves …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Open up the definitive guide to delightfully detailed doors.<p>Many modern-day projects by cutting-edge firms include details of incredible rigor.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>This daring two-bedroom guest house explores, responds to and amplifies the beauty of …

Time Travel

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

The 10 Coolest Infinity Pools At Vacation Rentals (PHOTOS)

There is nothing better in the world than catching some rays on the beach, sitting so close to the water you can feel the mist of the breaking waves on your face -- or is there?<p>Well, there are infinity pools at hotels and on rooftops: the best urban rooftop pools, a short ode to incredible infinity …

The LEGO Movie -- Official Teaser Trailer

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced

Ever wonder how boards turn from trees into building materials? While not a secret, the process is also not entirely obvious – and rarely this clear …

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

Post-Apocalyptic Britain And Other Amazing Images From This Week

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

How To Become Invisible To The NSA's Domestic Spying Program

According to the original report that brought PRISM to public attention, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" with the NSA are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.<p>Zhong's approach is to replace your workflow with open-source tools that aren't …

Privacy

Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

The 5 Most Insane Things Ever Accomplished in a Video Game

Video games are many things to many people. You and I might use games to show our girlfriends where they are on our list of priorities, but …

Pizza Hut

Why America's Shale Oil Boom Could End Sooner Than You Think

America’s oil producers are nervous. They’ve had a great run the past few years. Domestic oil production is up 43% since 2008 to 6.5 million barrels per day, the highest level in decades. The majority of that 2 million bpd jump comes out of the two most successful new oil fields, the Bakken and the …

In a rare move, Putin speaks English - Video on NBCNews.com

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Russia

S'more Ice Cream Pie - Frozen Graham Cracker, Chocolate, Marshmallow Pie

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan

Although it does contain four recipes, Michael Pollan's new book <i>Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation</i> is not a cookbook. It is, however, a book …

San Francisco

Haswell Highlights: 6 New And Noteworthy Gaming Laptops

Intel‘s 4th-generation processor is here, and laptop manufactures around the globe have been assaulting inboxes with press releases and impressive specs. MSI’s GT70 was first to launch, but the powerful combination of Haswell and NVIDIA’s new 700M series of mobile GPUs is proliferating quickly, …

How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

Leveraging a biological swarm of silkworms, MIT has constructed a beautiful pavilion that questions the very nature of 3-D printing.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>We think of 3-D printers as …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

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My brother saved this document and everytime he gets angry at our neighbours for being loud he prints it to their wireless printer and you can hear the wife shout “Why the fuck would you print this AGAIN?!” to her son.

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …