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Paul Trillo and Microsoft link 50 Lumia 1020s to create bullet effect

Filmmaker Paul Trillo and Microsoft, who previously collaborated on the NY 41x41 project, have teamed up again to work on another smartphone-based …

Nokia

The way we board airplanes makes absolutely no sense

Most US airlines follow the same procedure for allowing non-first-class passengers to board a plane. They let people who are sitting in the back board first, then people in the next few rows, gradually working their way toward the front.<p>This procedure makes absolutely no sense.<p>The data shows this …

A 3D printer for making soft, cuddly stuff

(Credit: Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research Pittsburgh)<p>A new type of 3D printer developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research …

Disney Research creates 3D-printed interactive speakers of any shape

(Credit: Disney Research)<p>Scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh have developed methods to use a 3D printer to produce electrostatic loudspeakers …

What Does Sound Look Like?

Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda's Dancing Humanoid Robot

Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is …

iPhone Touchscreen Accuracy – A lesson in understanding test requirements and goals

Effective problem solving requires that you fully understand the problem you’re trying to address. This holds true in life and in programming. …

Bioluminscent trees could light up our streets

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s team -- who have conceptualized smart, interactive highways and parks that remove smog particles -- are turning …

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.<p>Studio Roosegaarde promised …

Flexible Skin-Worn Patch Monitors EEG, ECG, Sends Recorded Data via Wireless

Flexible electronics are being rapidly developed, led in a major part by researchers at John A. Rogers’ lab at the University of Illinois, …

geoff mcfetridge interview

<b>we recently spoke to geoff mcfetridge, an LA-based artist who works across a great variety of media including graphic design, illustration and</b> …

Hasenkopf's 'Frescata' Material-Processing Technology Yields Beautiful and Unique Surfaces

One of the cooler materials we saw at Holz-Handwerk wasn't really a material at all, but a process. German industrial manufacturer Hasenkopf's booth …

Workstations

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

Tools We Like v2

When you’re crunching against a tight deadline to design a new-to-the-world digital experience, you do a lot of learning on the fly. One of the …

Instead of futurists, let’s be now-ists: Joi Ito at TED2014

Joi Ito. Photo: Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>On March 10, 2011, Joi Ito was in the MIT Media Lab, in discussions about whether he should be the next …

There’s A 9-Hour Movie Of A Guy Walking Through Tokyo, And You’ll Want To Watch The Whole Thing

The movie, part of a new reality TV genre called “Slow TV,” debuted on French television late last month. Here’s a (much abbreviated) clip.<p>Foot by foot, 28-year-old Ludovic Zuilli walks slowly and deliberately through Tokyo, but as he walks, the city around him unwinds. Salarymen hurry backward …

Andy Warhol

Questioning your faith? Tattoo robot will randomly assign you a religion

Auto Ink is not just a robot, and it’s not just art. It’s an automated sculpture designed to tattoo human skin. This is definitely not the kind of …

A GIRL NAMED ELASTIKA

Here's a Round Up of Shows

Unsound Festival New York starts next week, the fourth edition of the festival in the city. From new classical music to underground club …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

Jeu de Paume

As I was performing the cinematography, the rotation and position coordinates of the camera were recorded every 24th of a second. I developed …

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIRED

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it …

How Autodesk Helped Create An Incredible New Technique For 3-D Printing Metal In Midair

Autodesk and designer Joris Laarman are introducing the next wave in manufacturing: large-scale, affordable, digitally fabricated metal structures.<p>We can 3-D print myriad plastic goods, fabric for apparel, burritos, candy, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future, human organs. Metal–the material …

3D Printing

In the Details: Making a 3D-Printed Product Line That Doesn't Look Like It Was 3D-Printed

While desktop 3D printers have made rapid prototyping at home as easy as the push of a button, that accessibility comes at a price—a much lower level …

3D Printing

2013 Year in NikeFuel

Most of our team at Fathom began wearing Nike+ FuelBands last January. By the end of the year, we had accumulated enough data to start creating …