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Inside The Data-Driven System That Keeps The Netherlands Above Water

The white skeleton of the Maeslantkering, the massive floating water barrier protecting Rotterdam from high seas, dazzles in the sunshine. (...)

2013-07-23
Google’s New Phone: A Lesson In The Dangers Of Gesture-Heavy UIs

In building a minimalist UI for its much-anticipated Moto X, Google has gone too far, replacing traditional navigation tools with (...)

2013-07-23
Why Thinking About Death Could Make You Funnier

Can inklings of pain and death make funnier New Yorker cartoons? Can comedy help us cope? Artists, writers, and stand up comics (...)

2013-07-23
GM Is Feeling Threatened By Tesla

The company that built--and then killed--the first modern electric car is starting to feel the pressure of disruptive innovation. (...)

2013-07-23
Paul Thomas Anderson Is The Master of Fiona Apple’s Video

The auteur behind "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" helms Fiona Apple’s latest music video, "Hot Knife." There will (...)

2013-07-23
If We Could See Wi-Fi, Washington, D.C., Would Look Like This

An artist makes Wi-Fi appear in our nation’s capital--and us pay attention to both invisible forces and the real world. (...)

2013-07-23
A Sweat Recycling Machine To Publicize The Enormous Clean Water Shortage

It’s not going to be rolling out to drought-stricken communities, but this machine can actually make water from your perspiration. (...)

2013-07-23
Turn Your Waterbottle Into A Brita With This Coconut Filter

The Waterbean drops into any bottle and takes some of the impurities out of tap water, so you don’t have to keep shelling (...)

2013-07-23
Star Vehicles: Check Out Hollywood’s Most Iconic Cars

Minimalist poster project "Cars and Films" makes a case for autos, not actors, as the driving force in cinema. Nowhere are cars (...)

2013-07-23
Does Amazon Have A Renewable Energy Problem?

The company’s massive data centers require a huge amount of power, most of which comes from coal. And that’s not changing. (...)

2013-07-23
How Many Times Will You See Your Parents Before They Die?

Using publicly available data, this website quickly calculates how many times you’ll probably see your parents before they’re (...)

2013-07-23
Smokers Are Addicted To The Branding Of Their Cigarettes

After an Australian law required that the only thing on cigarette packaging be plain cardboard and health warnings, more smokers (...)

2013-07-23
From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field. For the modern-era business (...)

2013-07-23
China’s Sina Weibo incorporates Facebook registration as it targets overseas users

Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has introduced a new feature that allows users to sign up for a Weibo account through (...)

2013-07-23
Best Buy rains on Google’s parade as it begins pre-orders for new Nexus 7 ahead of official launch

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is now available for pre-order on Best Buy’s website. As reported by The Verge, the 7-inch device comes (...)

2013-07-23
You Can Now Find Out What Your Doctor Is Writing Down In That File

OpenNotes is a program designed to give people more control over their health care by giving them full access to their medical (...)

2013-07-22
Google brings Street View to Cambodia and begins photographing historic Angkor Wat site

Google is revving up its camera-laden cars in Cambodia, after the Internet giant announced the Southeast Asian country as the latest (...)

2013-07-23
Facebook to improve News Feed personalization by letting users explain why they hide posts

Organizing users’ News Feeds is one of the biggest challenges that Facebook faces as its sifts through the everyday noise of friends’ (...)

2013-07-23
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Looks Like An action Hero In The Trailer To “Cosmos”

Once again, America’s favorite astrophysicist will prove why science fiction isn’t as cool as science FACT. Neil (...)

2013-07-22
Volvo’s Solar Panel Puts The Sexy In Station Wagon

An L.A. architecture firm turns heads with its winning pavilion to introduce--and recharge--a hybrid car. The Italian launch (...)

2013-07-22
Jeanne Gang To Build Dorm That’s Googleplex-Meets-Hogwarts

To lure students into campus housing, the University of Chicago commissioned Studio Gang to build a residence based on the entrepreneurial (...)

2013-07-22
In China, The Geese Are Police

These new officers are fowl. While police departments and other government agencies around the U.S. and in Europe are looking (...)

2013-07-22
4 Important Google Plus Questions Answered

Guest post by Daniel Sharkov from Reviewz N Tips. When it comes to social media, it seems like Google Plus falls a little behind… (...)

2013-07-22
So you want to be a technical writer? iFixit wrote a handbook for you

Writing technical documentation is a difficult task. We’ve all come across poorly-written manuals with garbled instructions full (...)

2013-07-22
13 Time-Stretching Long Exposure Photos

This week, we asked you to submit your best long exposure photos. Your impressive submissions ranged from beautiful time-lapse (...)

2013-07-22
This Google Glass Porno Flick Foreshadows Your Future Sex Life

Earlier this year, after Google announced Google Glass, a porn company called MiKandi immediately released the first porn app for (...)

2013-07-22
Imagining A Future City Filled With Driverless Cars And Without Any Parking Spaces

Driverless cars won’t just make life easier on stressed-out drivers. A project called Shuffle City imagines how they will (...)

2013-07-22
An Illuminating, All-Nude Typeface Honors Walt Whitman

Graphic designer Erik Free sings the body electric in an alphabet of naked men--a tribute to Whitman, who worked in a very different (...)

2013-07-22
YouTube launches an embeddable subscribe button for creators to gain more followers from across the Web

YouTube has launched a new way for creators to gain subscribers away from the video social network. Starting today, a subscribe button (...)

2013-07-22
Lego And Cartoon Network Partner On Mixels, A New Cross-Platform Franchise About “Unlimited Combinations”

Take a company known for imaginative toys, and one known for imaginative cartoons, and it should make the creative kids in your (...)

2013-07-22
Why Your Software Should Act Like People

Have you ever gotten angry with your iPhone or given a name to your car? Sociologist Clifford Nass has spent his career investigating (...)

2013-07-22
Social Media Portraits Of 11 Cities, Mapped As Digital Sunflowers

Brendan Dawes applies a mathematical equation to Twitter chatter to create some of the most gorgeous data visualizations we’ve (...)

2013-07-22
What Nate Silver Can Teach Us About Creativity—And Account Planning

DDB Chicago strategist Tom Hehir takes issue with today’s accepted wisdom on the role of the account planner and the primacy (...)

2013-07-22
MIT Is Making A Road Frustration Index To Measure Stresses Of Driving

Getting in the car can be a real hassle. The scientists at MIT are using elements of a lie detector hooked up to drivers to figure (...)

2013-07-22
See The Best Nike Sneakers Ever, Organized By Decade

One collector’s illustrated roundup of the past four decades’ best Nike sneakers. Sneaker culture is both a niche (...)

2013-07-22
Build Your Own Personal Submarine And Explore The Ocean

OpenROV is an open-source ocean exploration vehicle that you can build on your kitchen counter, letting anyone be an undersea adventurer (...)

2013-07-22
How An “Impossible” Aviation Challenge Led To An Innovation Breakthrough

The winners of the Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition didn’t "think outside the box." They just chose the right (...)

2013-07-22
How To Find Out Whether You’re A Good Cultural Fit At Any Company

Want a work environment that makes you happy? Want employees that are happy to work for you? Good.Co is taking the guess work out (...)

2013-07-22
See Your Favorite Brands’ Logos Redesigned With Added Reality

Art collective Maentis re-imagines logos to better reflect the realities of the marketplace. The central premise of Dudley Moore’s (...)

2013-07-22
Disney Looks To The Future Of Toys, With Animated Eyeballs

Today, they’re just cute, animated eyes. Tomorrow, curved displays could change the way we interact with everything. Several (...)

2013-07-22
Delaware Just Made It A Whole Lot Easier For Socially Responsible Companies To Exist

The state’s corporation-friendly laws means it’s home to most of the country’s companies. Now those companies (...)

2013-07-22
Counting Calories Is Why You’re Fat

According to new research, people will eat their high-fat, high-calorie meals even if they know the gruesome calorie count even (...)

2013-07-22
Is Siri Paving The Way For Immersive Audio Gaming?

We like the idea of experimenting with storytelling around here. We’ve tried it with slow live blogging and we’ve tried (...)

2013-07-22
The 7 factors to help a company build a social business strategy

Anyone can have a social media “presence”. It doesn’t matter if you’re signing up for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Google+; (...)

2013-07-22
Spike Lee Is The Latest Celebrity Filmmaker To Ask Fans To Fund His Movie On Kickstarter

The model for independent film funding in 2013 is getting to be pretty well established, and now Spike Lee wants your help. (...)

2013-07-21
Traditional Azerbaijani Carpets Get A Glitchy Makeover

Faig Ahmed updates ancient craft with modern distortions. Faig Ahmed has a special touch when it comes to carpets, turning the (...)

2013-07-21
Weird “Hologram Concerts” Allow K-Pop Artists To Transcend Space, Time

After HoloTupac’s unveiling at Coachella 2012, fears abounded of money-vacuuming Elvis and Jimi revival tours--but the real (...)

2013-07-21
Watch Robots Put Together A Tesla

This video of the electric car company’s factory shows some of the amazing automation that goes into building the car of (...)

2013-07-21

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