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Terry Gilliam has no use for happy endings

Early in <i>Brazil</i>, the madcap dystopian nightmare by which all of Terry Gilliam’s other films are measured, a bureaucratic drone named Mr. Helpmann …

GalleryFilm ‘Days of Heaven’ – American Film and the Wyeth Influence – Part 2

Days of Heaven (1978, PG, 95 mins) is one of the most beautiful and unusual American films of the 1970s writes David Grey. And this is a rare chance …

Quick Patterned Acrylic Trays - Earnest Home co.

This is such an easy idea to make your New Years Eve bar really cute and unique. You can use any paper or pattern than falls in line with your party …

Crafting

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …

How To: Stencil with Stain

Jil found a side table at her local thrift store for $6.95. She turned up her genius switch and decided to stencil it with stain. She taped off her …

A Look at the New Detail-preserving Upscale

In this tutorial, I talk all about the new Detail-preserving Upscale effect found in the v12.1 update of After Effects CC. With the release of CC, …

Rode's New DSLR Video Mic Doesn't Require a Battery

If you're like me and shoot a lot of video, you use both an on-camera shotgun as well as lav mics interchangeably, depending on the situation. The …

These 10 Countries Are The Most Prosperous In The World, And They Don’t Include The U.S.

Instead, the top 10 most prosperous countries rankings yielded the usual cast of Scandinavian characters that tend to show up in happiness polls. …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Coke's New Ice Bottle Keeps Drinks Cool and Melts Away With No Waste

Coca Cola just launched a new bottle that’s as cool as ice. The soda megabrand is offering Coke to its Colombian market, served in a chilled bottle …

Coca-Cola

BriTek's Brilliant Airless Bicycle Tire Reinvents the Wheel

Flat bicycle tires could be a thing of the past thanks to BriTek‘s amazin Energy Return Wheel. Whereas most bike tires regulate tire firmness with …

New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world's thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were …

Colonies of wired microbes turn sewage into electricity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants to produce electricity as they digest …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Oracle and Freescale push Java for the internet of things

When it comes to connected devices, there’s still plenty of debate over the right operating system, the correct protocols for sending data and even …

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions Of Lives

These new foldable shoes aren’t just fashionable. They could save millions from the spread of parasitic foot diseases in the developing world.<p>With an equal mixture of carelessness and deliberation, we choose our shoes. A pair of pumps might be picked because of the way they go with a certain dress, …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

Google Fiber

The lab pushing petrol car engines to new extremes

Some say the future of cars is electric, but the humble internal combustion engine may have some life left in it yet, if a set of outlandish tests succeed.<p>As anyone who has accidentally put petrol into their diesel vehicle knows, it’s usually an experience to be avoided at all costs. Yet at a …

Ruh-roh: Adobe breach is just the beginning, researcher says

The Adobe source code breach disclosed last week was scary. Perhaps scarier still is that the perpetrators have hit other as-yet unnamed …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet

Researchers at one of the world’s oldest universities, Cambridge, have come up with a prototype for a possible future internet infrastructure that …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

AdWords

Adobe's Project Mighty and Project Napoleon to Launch in 2014

At its MAX event in May this year, Adobe revealed that it was experimenting with hardware in the form of ‘Project Mighty’ – an Internet-connected stylus, and ‘Project Napoleon’, an accompanying digital ruler. Now the firm has announced that these two devices have graduated from experiments to …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

“Purely visually, I think Looking Glass sort of crushes–it will crush–3-D object printing,” says Frayne.<p>To explain Looking Glass, Frayne met me in a …

3D

New shape-shifting metals discovered

<b>A new shape-changing metal crystal is reported in the journal Nature, by scientists at University of Minnesota.</b><p>It is the prototype of a new family of smart materials that could be used in applications ranging from space vehicles to electronics to jet engines.<p>Called a "martensite", the crystal has …

Nanotech

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

European Space Agency aims to perfect 3D printing of metal parts within five years

Like NASA, the European Space Agency is actively pursuing 3D-printed metal components for use in spacecraft, planes, and even nuclear fusion applications. The ESA has unveiled printed parts made from metal that it says can withstand temperatures of up to 3500 degrees Celsius, far beyond the limits …