Raj Govindarajan

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These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

Photographs That Reveal the Intricate Innards of Old Mechanical Calculators

Photographer Kevin Twomey has a fascination with capturing complex objects in the most simple of compositions, and his series <i>Low Tech</i> is the epitome …

Why China's President Says "No More Weird Buildings"

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has reportedly called for an end to the "weird buildings" being built in China, and …

World Clock

Thanks to its cylindrical body with a rolling mechanism, this clock displays 24 different time zones. Its hands work independently, which allows the …

Dezeen Watch Store has now closed

Tags:<p>Search results:<p>Dezeen Watch Store has now closed, and is no longer taking orders.<p>For a full list of our former watch brands and where to buy …

Let AutoCAD Show You How To Mix More Than 70 Classic Cocktails

When engineers meet after work for drinks, they design their cocktails the same way they design anything else, apparently: in the modeling software AutoCAD. Created by engineer Shaan Hurley, CAD Drinks is an engineer’s breakdown of how to make more than 70 different cocktails: everything from a Tom …

Mesmerizing Photos of the Miniature World of Colorful Tropical Frogs

Some recent macro photography to come out of the internet is from Wil Mijer, a gifted photographer based in the Netherlands who has a special …

Zoology

The road to smarter packaging: Austrian firm prints basic display directly onto paper

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>An Austrian printed electronics company called Prelonic says it’s managed to print a display directly onto cardboard.<p>Don’t …

Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant

According to market-based research firm IDTechEx, the medical and dental market for 3D-printers is set to grow from US$141 million to $868 million by …

Guy Walks Into a Bar

So a guy walks into a bar one day and he can’t believe his eyes. There, in the corner, there’s this one-foot-tall man, in a little tuxedo, playing a tiny grand piano.<p>So the guy asks the bartender, “Where’d he come from?”<p>And the bartender’s, like, “There’s a genie in the men’s room who grants …

The Death And Decay Of Detroit, As Seen From The Streets

Patton Street, NW Detroit<p>Feel like you can kind of see how this scene unfolded:<p>In the top photo, the tree is blocking the view of that yellow house …

This Spider Disguises Itself As Bird Poo To Avoid Getting Eaten

Animals have evolved lots of creative ways to blend in with their environments, developing colors or body types that help them hide from predators. But sometimes, camouflage isn’t enough, and a creature has to masquerade as something else. Some creatures pretend to be an object that no animal would …

Insects

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Twitch chooses Google over Microsoft amid multiple buyout offers

Video game streaming startup believes YouTube is its best bet for mainstream success<p><i>By Sam Byford and Ben Popper</i><p>YouTube is indeed close to securing a $1 billion buyout of live-streaming service Twitch, and will have fended off multiple suitors including Microsoft if the deal goes through, according …

Waggl, inspired by honeybees to help people make decisions, secures $1M

Michael Papay, chief executive at Bay Area startup Waggl, said his app is inspired by (and named after) the decision making dance that honeybees have used for millions of years.”<p>This simple tool brings the power of surveys into the App Age by making them simple, mobile, and easy to use.<p>In a recent …

Double-Decker Armrest Could End Battle For Elbow Room On Airplanes

Armrest design is second to everything for the airline industry, which clearly doesn’t give two hoots about the unpleasantness of touching your neighbor’s elbows and, worse, encountering his or her sweaty skin. It’s downright unseemly in an era when most airplanes have $10,000 televisions on the …

Get A Free Wii U Game For Buying And Registering Mario Kart 8

<b>By Ishaan</b> . April 30, 2014 . 7:42am<p>This morning, Nintendo of America announced a Wii U hardware bundle for <i>Mario Kart 8</i>. The bundle will contain a Wii …

Vice's Tim Pool Launches Tagg.ly Watermarking App

How do you retain credit for photos and videos you share on the fly? Well, when you’re a journalist whose handiwork may be retweeted by hundreds of people in seconds, you launch your own insta-watermarking app.<p>Vice’s Tim Pool, who’s renowned for his mobile- and wearables-based reporting, has …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Compound Interest

By Compound Interest|April 2nd, 2018|<p>Click to enlarge<p>Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news …

About

Compound Interest is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with …

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic …

7 Ways Colleges Are Becoming Better Business Launch Pads | Inc.com

Universities have always been top-notch incubators of talent. Now they’re taking the lead in incubating entrepreneurial talent.<p>I’ve written about the tidal wave of university entrepreneurship at length--and, full disclosure, I’m on the faculty at Columbia University, so I may be a bit biased. But …

Entrepreneurship

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Alcohol

Meteors May Have Brought Vitamin B To Earth

A supplement from space<p>Did life here begin...out there? We don't yet know and may never. But there is compelling evidence that I might not be sitting here writing this today, or you reading it, if not for meteorite-enabled distribution of a simple vitamin billions of years ago.<p>Scientists funded by …

Companies have turned killing time into an art form

Technologies like email and videoconferencing, designed to save time, end up helping people waste more of it. A new study by Bain & Company published at the Harvard Business Review finds that the way we order our lives and structure our companies, and particularly our meetings, wastes a spectacular …

Research

What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing

A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. (<i>Good gosh – Usain Bolt is</i> that <i>much faster than all the other 100-meter gold medalists who’ve ever competed?)</i> It can illuminate patterns in massive amounts of data. <i>(Sure, we’re spending much more on health care and</i> …

The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read

What is the color of money? Of love? Of the ocean? In the United States, most people respond that money is green, love is red and the ocean is blue. Many concepts evoke related colors — whether due to physical appearance, common metaphors, or cultural conventions. When colors are paired with the …