Sara Gurganus

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"She was probably male"

In "The future of singular <i>they</i>" (3/8/2013), I noted that some people assign the traditional English pronouns <i>he, she, they</i> (and <i>it?</i>) in non-traditional …

New York City Subway Maps Across Time

Municipal signage and schematics, as design firm Pentagram’s recent work on New York’s beach and parking signage attests, can play a significant role …

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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

A Camera That Turns Real Scenes Into Toy-Like Dioramas

The Bonzart Ampel delivers optically playful tilt-shift photography to amateur photographers.<p>In 2010, Uniqlo released one of their early digital products (they now have a mini arsenal of them) as part of a branding platform. The online calendar displayed monochromatic dates and times, alongside a …

Google Watch is happening soon, heavy into Kit Kat/Google Now functionality

I recently heard word that Google was putting the finishing touches on a Watch product. Details are slim but the person seemed to think that Google Now functionality would be at the center of the product.<p>Thinking about this, Google could put a lot of the functionality of Google Glass in the watch …

The Printer That Can Print A 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours.

We have seen huge advancements in 3D printing. We’ve even seen oversized wrenches printed that measure 1.2 meters in length. Now, we can print an …

Wallet hack: can Coin replace your credit cards?

Startup tries to end plastic's half-century-long stranglehold on pocketbooks<p>San Francisco startup Coin today announced its first product — a credit card-sized device that digitally stores up to eight credit, debit, gift, or membership cards, and lets you switch between them by pressing a circular …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

Here Comes KitTea, San Francisco's First Cat Cafe

Japan is ahead of the curve on a lot of things: caretaker robots, vending machines for nearly everything, and yes, cat cafes where humans come to snack, sip tea and play with a "staff" of felines. Now, local duo <b>Courtney Hatt</b> and <b>David Braginsky</b> are planning to open up their very own version of a cat …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

A Kaleidoscopic Supercut Of Wes Anderson Movies

Remember “Centered,” that cool video from last week that showed how much Wes Anderson loves perfectly symmetrical subjects in the foreground? Well, Luis Enrique Rayas took that video and ran with it, creating “Kaleidoscoped.”<p>“Kaleidoscoped” is just what it sounds like: the original “Centered” video …

Toward a Pill That Helps Us Learn as Fast as Kids

Scientists are using mood drugs to return the adult's brain to an earlier stage of development. Here's why that won't be easy.<p>Shannon, a 14-year-old who lives in Massachusetts, has amblyopia, a condition sometimes referred to as “lazy eye.”<p>You can’t tell by looking at her, though. Unlike some …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

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