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Sprouting From Appalachia’s Coal Country, A Mini-Sustainable Revolution

In an area where "green" is a dirty word, Sustainable Williamson is trying to create a new clean economy not by supplanting fossil (...)

2013-07-21
No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of These Majestic Taxidermy Heads

Artist Courtney Timmermans taxidermies the heads of wild animals with an unlikely form of artillery: BB gun pellets. Ralphie, (...)

2013-07-21
How To Make Room For Experts In Your App

Two hundred years ago the French mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace, a man famous for his pioneering work in the field of statistics, (...)

2013-07-21
Massive Sand Dune Threatens To Destroy Tatooine

A team of scientists says a storm is on course to sweep through Tunisia’s Mos Espa film set. The force is strong with (...)

2013-07-21
The Best Of The Wurst: Famous Artworks As Sausages

Imagine if Warhol’s place was The Sausage Factory. A Berlin photographer links tubes of meat with iconic artworks. “Everything (...)

2013-07-21
Forget Food Trucks: Here’s A Mobile Butcher Shop

It’s way more artisanal than that ice cream you’re buying: Brandon Sheard’s Meatsmithing truck is designed to (...)

2013-07-21
A Tarp That Makes It Simple To Become A Gardener

The Nourishmat is a simple device that could make it incredibly easy for anyone to garden. And it’s cheap enough that school (...)

2013-07-21
eBay Launches eBay Now For Desktop, Expands New York & Bay Area Deliveries

The e-commerce heavyweight is continuing its hyper-local push by expanding same-day delivery into Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bay (...)

2013-07-21
A New Wayfinding System Brings Maps To New York’s Pedestrians

WalkNYC’s maps show you where you are and how long it will take to get where you’re going on foot--a boon to the city’s (...)

2013-07-21
Google updates Cloud Storage with auto-deletion policies, regional buckets, and faster uploads

Google today announced three new features for Google Cloud Storage that it believes will make it easier for developers to manage objects, (...)

2013-07-21
To Avoid Obsolescence, GM Keeps an Eye on Tesla

103-year-old General Motors is preparing for the future. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has his eye on Tesla, and has assigned (...)

2013-07-19
How To Stay Awesomely Creative Well Into Your 80s

Author, neurologist, and generally excellent dude Oliver Sacks shows how advanced age can bring advanced creativity. Time tends (...)

2013-07-21
9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool--offering people (and animals) aid on-demand. You’ve (...)

2013-07-21
Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business

Being a good business is easier than ever, makes your products sell more, and makes life a lot less risky for you--and the people (...)

2013-07-21
7 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Legendary ad creative John Hegarty is known for saying "do interesting things and interesting things will happen to you" and he (...)

2013-07-21
Take A Look At Idris Elba As Nelson Mandela In The Trailer For “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.”

With Idris Elba in the title role, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom offers a more revolutionary look at the former South African President (...)

2013-07-21
Meet The Account Director of Team Pilot: Steve White

The Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator challenged entrants to design and build an app that would extend the Target customer experience (...)

2013-07-21
Envisioning Urban Futures Through An Old-Fashioned Viewfinder

In San Francisco, new versions of classic devices will help residents see planned changes for their city. This is how Tristan (...)

2013-07-21
Shortage Of Developers In Your City? One Startup’s Clever Solution

Our dev team is incredibly over-educated. Between us, there are graduate- and doctorate-level degrees in philosophy, political science, (...)

2013-07-21
In Response To A Flatter Apple, Google Goes 3-D?

Just when Google unifies its design approach, it switches gears and delivers Android guidelines for new 3-D email icons. In (...)

2013-07-21
The College Classroom Behind Oregon’s Bold Plan For Tuition-Free College

A new plan--which will let students to pay back loans at rates determined by how much income they make after college--began as (...)

2013-07-21
Google economist: The UK’s digital economy is bigger than you think

The growth, and importance, of the digital economy is often trumpeted as a beacon of the UK’s digital development and financial (...)

2013-07-21
Google doubles down on Glass after buying a 6.3% stake in head-mounted display manufacturer Himax

Google has invested in a subsidiary of Himax Technologies today to help fund the production and expansion of silicon chips and modules (...)

2013-07-21
Restaurant guide Zomato introduces social features and goes live in 5 new cities worldwide

Zomato, the India-headquartered restaurant guide, has increased its international presence after it added five new cities to its global (...)

2013-07-21
9 ways that 3D printing is going to change business

I think we can all agree that the evolution of 3D printing technology thus far has been stunning. But I wanted to know what specific (...)

2013-07-20
Mo Party, MoMA PS1: This Year’s Pavilion Is A Billboard Made Of Skateboards

"Party Wall" wins this year’s place in the MoMA PS1 courtyard, giving visitors and concert-goers a whole new perspective (...)

2013-07-18
Motorola confirms it will announce the customizable Moto X in New York on August 1st

Motorola is sending out invitations to members of the media to attend an event where they’ll be unveiling the Moto X smartphone. (...)

2013-07-18
After losing Waze to Google, Apple will acquire city transit app HopStop to bolster its Maps offering

HopStop, the city-focused navigation app which passed 3 million users back in March, will be reportedly acquired by Apple, according (...)

2013-07-18
Instagram Goes To Washington

Instagram has fewer than 30 employees... and their newest will make sure the photo service is used in 2014 Congressional campaigns. (...)

2013-07-18
Infographic: Just How Fat Is The U.S.? Here’s A State-By-State Breakdown

This summer, the AMA officially labeled obesity a "disease." Here’s how it’s spread, gaining weight across the country. (...)

2013-07-18
Drones Tracking Highway Speeders? Not Quite

Activist pranksters have placed fake "Speed Enforced By Drones" signs along San Francisco-area highways. Worried about law enforcement (...)

2013-07-18
Obsessive Illustrator Creates Impossibly Complex Cities Of The Future

Designer Toby Melville-Brown draws intricate towers, unbuildable skyscrapers--entire worlds in ink--that fully realize the possibilities (...)

2013-07-18
Director David Cage On Playing A Life In Full In “Beyond: Two Souls”

Writer/Director David Cage created a cinematic serial-killer tale that you just happened to play on a console with 2010’s (...)

2013-07-18
The Museum of Food and Drink Launches With A BOOM!

MOFAD makes New York’s obsession with eating and drinking a reality--starting with a giant breakfast cereal puffer gun in (...)

2013-07-18
Gmail’s compose window now has a full-screen option, and a switch to set it as the default

Google today announced a big change to Gmail’s compose window: a full-screen option and a switch to set it as the default. The new (...)

2013-07-18
Job posting outs Motorola’s commitment to building wearable devices

It’s pretty clear that Motorola is looking to enter the wearables market, given that the company has posted a job listing for a (...)

2013-07-18
Lessons In Creative Productivity From 24-Hour Plays

When a group of game writers, directors and actors get together to create a play from scratch in 24 hours, the results are entertaining--and (...)

2013-07-18
The CEO Of Amazon Found The Engines Used In Apollo 11

The engines were hoisted from the bottom of the Atlantic several months ago, but only now, thanks to a serial number, is it officially (...)

2013-07-18
The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers

Humans are good at some things. Computers are good at other things. As Google CEO Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for humans who (...)

2013-07-18
The Rise Of The Niche Social Network

The option to share Instagram photos on Facebook and Twitter is both a blessing and a curse. When I want to share a photo that’s (...)

2013-07-18
What To Consider Before Starting Up In College

Some of today’s greatest tech companies, young and old, were started by college students: Apple, Dell, Facebook, Snapchat. In (...)

2013-07-18
Behind The Dual-Screen Russian Phone That’s Looking To Reinvent The Mobile User Experience

A dual-screen phone was among the most innovative new ideas at Cannes this year. Now YotaPhone hopes to revolutionize the mobile (...)

2013-07-18
The Most Incredible 3-D Printed Things We’ve Ever Seen

The levees have broken for 3-D printing, and the resulting deluge of printing-concepts-on-the-cheap is flowing faster than we can (...)

2013-07-18
Dubai Is Paying Its Residents In Gold To Lose Weight

The fatter you are, the richer you can be--at least if you live in Dubai, where the city is paying people in gold to lose as much (...)

2013-07-18
New York City Now Has An Anti-Ice Cream Truck

School’s out for summer, but that’s bad news for childhood obesity rates. A new Food Bank campaign has taken to the (...)

2013-07-18
Lessons In (Software) Architecture From GitHub’s New Office

While I was doing reporting for this big story about GitHub, a side discussion came up with Scott Chacon, one of GitHub’s founders (...)

2013-07-18
What Coders Should Know About Copyright Licensing

On Monday GitHub launched a site called ChooseALicense.com for anyone whose legal knowledge about software licensing is a little rusty. (...)

2013-07-18
Uncanny Portraits Visualize The Power of Genetics

"Genetics Are Awesome" uses an ingenious split-screen effect to show how heritable traits get passed down. A prominent technology (...)

2013-07-18

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