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Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes on Nasa’s most ambitious missions, runs a studio where a mix of design and engineering creates stunning results<p>If you’ve marveled at space news recently, there’s a good chance it’s thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This arm of Nasa is responsible …

Jet Propulsion

Learn The Difference Between The Free Hand Drawing and Computer Drawing

Sketches and drawings are the bones of any architectural design; they are not simple end products of this process. For a young budding architect, one …

Architecture

How Urban Design Perpetuates Racial Inequality–And What We Can Do About It

Our cities weren’t created equal. But they don’t have to stay that way.<p>Cities are complex organisms shaped by myriad forces, but their organization bears the fingerprints of planners and policy makers who have shaped them for decades. At the root of many of these practices is racism, and modern …

Urban Design

Less is better: “Helvetica” documentarian aims to give industrial designer Dieter Rams his due

It’s probably safe to say that no one, single person in history has been responsible for more product design than Dieter Rams. During his 60+ years as an industrial designer he’s designed, or overseen the design of, some 500 objects, which include alarm clocks, radios, record players, juicers, …

Product Design

This Designer Invented The Ultimate Font Finder

Spector is a pocket-sized gadget that takes the detective work out of identifying fonts and colors.<p>There are certain celebrity fonts that get so much play, they’re instantly recognizable. (Looking at you, Helvetica, Comic Sans, and Times New Roman.) But it can be frustrating to sleuth the true …

Typography

Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …

Universe

First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Takes a Trip Through the Universe

With a poster, synopsis, and runtime recently announced, we now have the first trailer for <b>Terrence Malick’s</b> long-awaited documentary <i>Voyage of Time</i>. …

Brad Pitt

A hack will kill someone within 10 years, and it may have already happened

Where once hacks only affected computers, they now bring down everything from cars to power grids and thermostats to secretive nuclear enrichment programs.<p>So how long until a hack doesn't just cause a nuisance or monetary losses but actually <i>kills</i> someone?<p>One well-respected security expert thinks …

Elon Musk says we're probably all characters in a video game

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>On good days, we know we're insignificant.<p>We're incompetent at so many things. We struggle to remember basics like washing, eating and not annoying others. And we often kill each other for no reason …

Elon Musk

Matt Damon says tech can't solve everything

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>In Silicon Valley, some people believe they can solve every problem.<p>Disease, death, politics -- these are all just issues waiting to be puzzled out with ones and zeros.<p>Such people can make machines that …

Genius

Here’s how government will work on Mars, according to Elon Musk

Direct democracy, anyone?<p>Do you dream of a world in which government doesn’t include people like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? So does Elon Musk.<p>The eccentric and wildly future-focused CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla has an ambitious plan to put humans on Mars beginning in 2025. That sounds great! …

Tesla

‘The Angry Birds Movie’: How Rovio turned its hit game into an animated film

For the first time in franchise history, the eponymous Angry Birds can walk and talk. And they’re using their new social skills to try and take over Hollywood.<p>The Angry Birds Movie (out in theaters now) is the next big step in Rovio Entertainment’s multimedia conquest. The original Angry Birds game …

Uber Knows You'll Pay Surge Pricing If Your Phone Is Dying

Everyone knows that the best way to avoid paying Uber's surge pricing is to wait it out. If you can wait 15 minutes, chances are, the surge price …

Batteries

Rem Koolhaas: “Architecture Has A Serious Problem Today”

At the 2016 AIA convention, the legendary architect gave the profession an honest appraisal of its failures.<p>Rem Koolhaas, the Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect, theorist, and provocateur, spoke with Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in the closing keynote for the …

Architecture

One of the top Apple followers is worried that it could turn into BlackBerry

In a blog post, Arment argues that BlackBerry was great at creating phones and dominated the market before Apple released the iPhone.<p>The problem was that the iPhone release didn't just create a better smartphone — it changed what people used them for entirely.<p>BlackBerry was great at creating at a …

Google Science Journal studies the world through your phone

Are you (or your kid) curious about the world around you? Google wants to help. It just launched Science Journal, an Android app that helps you perform (and comment on) simple science experiments. The app can record light, motion and sound levels using only your phone's sensors, letting you study …

A boy with a neurodegenerative condition got asked to prom in the sweetest way — and now he had the best prom

When Vee Nguyen invited her friend Ben Davis — who has a rare genetic disease that affects his body's muscular functions — to prom, she did it with style. The video of it went viral.<p>Last Friday, the pair finally went to prom. Ben wore a tuxedo sent to him free of charge from The Tux Lady, a tuxedo …