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Every Star Wars Project Featured on Make: So Far (Over 100!)

You can never have too much Star Wars. This year alone, we’ve seen dozens of projects related to <i>The Force Awakens</i>, and since this is the big weekend, we thought you should have access to all of them in one place. But why stop at just one movie? <i>Make:</i> has been covering Star Wars since our second …

Science Fiction

What Trump Voters Want Now

The blue-collar workers who put Donald Trump in the White House are ready for him to deliver. How much time will they give him?<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The night of the election, in this dying little city stuck in the hills of mostly rural, depressed western Pennsylvania, Joey Del Signore dozed off in his …

Breitbart News

This Green-Roofed Hobbit Home Can Be Built in Just 3 Days

These new homes will have you living like a hobbit.<p>Green Magic Homes, a company out of Mexico, has designed homes that will literally let you live …

The essential Marc Andreessen summer reading list

It’s a well-known fact that Marc Andreeseen grew up in a small town where access to information was limited. The Netscape founder famously learned to program from a library book, and he’s still quite the prolific reader of books, if his Twitter feed is any indication.<p>Over the last two years, …

Books

10 Wild LPs From Garage Rock's Greatest Year

Hear 1966 gems from the Blues Magoos, the Count Five and other masters of this primal style<p>In a year studded with all-out rock masterpieces – …

Jeff Beck

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

An instrument called the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) has been taking pictures of Earth since it launched …

Sweden

MIT’s new sensor-loaded duct tape makes DIY electronics a snap

When it comes to the maker movement, anyone without hardcore DIY electronics knowledge or some basic programming skills is left in the dust. That’s …

Porsche

5 Ways Great Founders Inspire Investors

Alejandro Cremades' book The Art of Startup Fundraising shows the importance of being successful at raising capital in order to thrive as a company.<p>As several top tier investors have stated recently, we are moving towards a market where it is going to be much more difficult to raise capital. For …

36 Websites That Will Save Your Startup Time and Money

Here is a list of some of the best sites to know. They range from project management to motivation to e-commerce.<p>If you're in the process of launching a startup, you'll be happy to know the internet offers you a wealth of resources that will make your job as an entrepreneur much easier. One of the …

Is this One-of-a-Kind Coupe the Most Eco-Friendly Car in the World?

Now turning heads in London and Powys, Riversimple’s Rasa is well on its way to becoming the most sustainable car of the future.<p>The culmination of 15 years of development and $14 million in funding, the hydrogen-powered ride is the brainchild of former Fiat 500 design chief Chris Reitz, who sought …

Alternative Fuel

Ad Blocking: A Primer

There’s a lot of buzz right now around ad blocking. Depending on your perception, you might consider ad blocking a savior… or a growing problem. Both points of view are valid, to some degree. What appears to be a certainty, however, is that the use of ad blockers is expected to grow …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Wealth

As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories

New York City amasses data on habits, health and security of its citizens to cope with spiraling growth<p>NEW YORK—Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training his lens on the …

Urbanism

Who Built Stonehenge? Big-Time Meat-Eaters

Stonehenge’s construction crew came together from across Britain for some epic barbecues, a feat of social organization millennia before mobile phones made it easy for people to connect.<p>Now, new analysis of the fat-coated pottery left behind at the Durrington Walls settlement near Stonehenge is …

Archaeology

Banksy Has Painted A New Picture Of Steve Jobs To Celebrate Refugees

"We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant," the anonymous artist said in a statement.<p>His full statement reads: "We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of …

America’s secret arsenal

It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them?<p>To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically …

Cybersecurity

How to Listen to Podcasts: A Guide That Still Has to Be Written in 2015

With lots of GIFs and pictures.<p>To<p>stealadapt a line from <b>Re/code’s</b> co-founder Walt Mossberg: Podcasts are just too hard to listen to, and it isn’t your fault.<p>And that’s a shame, both because it’s <i>almost 2016</i> and because podcasts are great (I may be a little biased). Plus, they’re free, which makes the …

Apps

The 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world

With grand chandeliers, architectural designs, and light projections, these metro stations will make your commute anything but boring.<p>We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the …

Trains

Stocks surge at the open: Dow up more than 250 points

The Dow Jones industrial average clocked its second-best gain of the year Tuesday as Wall Street's stretch of sharp swings continued -- this time in the win column.<p>Stocks surged following the 3-day holiday weekend, with the Dow jumping 390 points and the Nasdaq composite bolting back into the black …

It’s Not A Pipe Dream: Clean Energy From Water Pipes Comes To Portland

It’s a renewable energy source, but hydropower has its pitfalls. Its dams can kill fish and other marine life and majorly disrupt habitat, and they …

Renewable Energy

Of Meerkats and marketers: The highlights of SXSW 2015

Reporters' notebook: The annual technology, film and music confab showed us that brands have money to blow, and a tiny app can still make a name for itself when the tech industry converges on Austin, Texas.<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- South by Southwest is going to the dogs. And cats. And Meerkats.<p>Each year, …

Al Gore

Dude, why is my mushroom glowing? Scientists have the answer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you think you see a glowing mushroom, you might not be having a psychedelic hallucination. Some mushrooms indeed are bioluminescent, including one that sprouts among decaying leaves at the base of young palm trees in Brazilian coconut forests.<p>Scientists have long wondered …

Biology
Ceramics

Pivot-Happy Fab Launches New Brand For Stylish, Yet Affordable, Housewares

With Hem, the embattled online retailer is hoping to rise from the ashes once again<p>Fab, the shape-shifting online retailer, today announced yet another new identity. Along with the teams from European furniture companies One Nordic and MassivKonzept, Fab is launching a new brand called Hem–Swedish …