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This Ingenious Table Demonstrates The Space-Time Continuum

The fourth dimension is one of the toughest things to grasp in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. But this table explains it (...)

2013-08-07
Watch A 4-Year-Old Kenyan Boy Live Out A Premature Bucket List

"Kenya Bucket List" raises awareness about too-short lifespans and clean drinking water. In some areas of sub-Saharan Africa, (...)

2013-08-06
Speak Up, I Can Still Hear The Movie

This is a News Scrum, which is where we all read one of the morning’s top stories and add something to it--context, research, (...)

2013-08-06
No Wonder Years: Photos From An Awkward Age

It gets better--or at least the hair and the clothes do. A then-and-now project assures teens past and present. There’s (...)

2013-08-06
Champagne’s Bubbles Were A Happy Accident

Some of the world’s greatest innovations were discovered by accident. Champagne’s bubbles were one of them, that is, (...)

2013-08-06
Celebrate Andy Warhol’s Birthday With A Continuous Video Of His Grave

The pop artist once wrote that he wished people could just vanish when they die. Instead, he’s now on camera forever. (...)

2013-08-06
A Meme Made in Heaven: Redditor Proposal Woos the Internet

Redditor SirTechnocracy skipped the diamond ring floating in a champagne glass and the flashing scoreboard letters that spelled (...)

2013-08-06
Social music app Soundwave now makes it easier to find people with the same taste as you

Soundwave, the social music app for iOS and Android that we were mightily impressed by when it launched two months ago, has received (...)

2013-08-06
4 Things The Beatles Taught Us About Content Marketing

Guest post by Ethan Warlick. When thinking about content marketing, many only think about companies and brands using the tool to attract (...)

2013-08-06
Google brings Group Publishing to the Chrome Web Store, lets multiple people manage content on an account

Google today announced the launch of Group Publishing on the Chrome Web Store. In short, the new feature lets multiple people manage (...)

2013-08-06
Twitter for iOS and Android gets login verification, photo galleries, search improvements, and list management

Twitter today announced an update to its Android and iOS apps that adds multiple new features, including a new form of two-factor (...)

2013-08-06
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Will Forte, Mumford, Sons, Earnestness—All In One Video

A new Mumford & Sons video, scientifically designed to be folksy AND funny. Mumford & Sons are very successful at being (...)

2013-08-06
The Spectacular Now Director James Ponsoldt On The Eternal Truths Of Coming of Age Films

The director of the critically successful The Spectacular Now talks about the essence of teen-focused films and simple point of (...)

2013-08-06
Will A 3-D Printer Destroy Your Lungs?

As the amazing devices pop up more and more, scientists are wondering whether all those plastic particles might not be a little (...)

2013-08-06
This Video Asks People To Share The Last Text They Sent

What is everyone texting about? Nothing and everything. Modern communication is a paradox. We do more and more of it, yet communicate (...)

2013-08-06
MGMT And Tom Kuntz Are Here To Tell You “Your Life Is A Lie”

You can pack a lot of weirdness into a two minute music video when you have a visionary director at the helm. If you don’t (...)

2013-08-06
The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins

Two data visualization pros explain why sometimes an infographic simply isn’t one--and that’s okay. At Co.Design, (...)

2013-08-06
A Portrait Of Your Face As A Happier Person

This camera-powered mirror projects an image back to you where you’re happier than you are in real life. Can it actually (...)

2013-08-06
25 Crowdsourced Covers For Literary Classics

Frankenstein’s monster never looked so good. A few months back, we wrote about a project called Recovering the Classics, (...)

2013-08-06
A Filter Than Blocks Any Website That Isn’t Porn

In response to England’s plan to make it harder to reach pornography, an annoyed hacker has put together his own filter: (...)

2013-08-06
Would Vegans and Vegetarians Actually Eat Test Tube Meat?

Now that a burger can be grown in the lab, what is going to happen to the many people who have sworn off meat in their diets? A (...)

2013-08-06
Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution

It’s not a coincidence that billionaires keep buying newspapers. Warren Buffett has been buying them up for the last year, and (...)

2013-08-06
16 Perfectly Composed Leading Lines Photos

This week, we wanted to see the most captivating shots you took using the compositional tool of leading lines. We received more (...)

2013-08-06
The List Of Things You Can Get Through Amazon Now Includes Fine Art

With its new art marketplace, Amazon is offering to sell you any of 40,000 works of art from over 150 galleries and dealers. (...)

2013-08-06
To Get Users To Make Smarter Choices Now, Show Them Their Future

Design can be used to introduce users to the future now, so they can act in ways that will benefit them in the future. As designers, (...)

2013-08-06
These Sneakers Come With A Built-In Tent, For When You Need A Private Moment

The Walking-Shelter set of kicks means you’re never far from home, because home can be wherever you set up your shoe-tent. (...)

2013-08-06
Bestagram: See Photos That Capture The Single Greatest Moment Of People’s Lives

"Sports Illustrated" writer Richard Deitsch asked his Twitter followers if any had a photograph of the best moment in their lives. (...)

2013-08-06
Got Bed Bugs? Use This New, Cheaper, More Effective, DIY Low-Cost Trap To Find Out

If you suspect you might be unlucky enough to have the critters, you can buy an expensive test, or you can follow these instructions (...)

2013-08-06
Can This Space-Faring Japanese Robot Have A Soul?

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will ascend to the International Space Station in November and find a friendly face from his home (...)

2013-08-06
Check Out These Vintage Rock Posters, Remixed With Swiss Modernism

Hellraising In Helvetica: A designer takes the CBGB aesthetic of vintage punk posters into clean, alpine lines. Swiss modernism, (...)

2013-08-06
The Bigshot teaches kids how cameras work by making them build one

A digital camera that aims to teach kids more about photography and the technology found inside cameras has been launched in the US (...)

2013-08-06
LinkedIn arrives for Nokia’s full touchscreen Asha handsets

LinkedIn has released a version of its app that will play happily with the full touchscreen members of Nokia’s Asha family. Released (...)

2013-08-06
New study from Nielsen suggests Twitter chatter can boost TV ratings, sometimes

Twitter and TV, TV and Twitter. A new study from Nielsen has put down the first marker on the relationship between the microblogging (...)

2013-08-06
How to stop your mobile app from being a serious battery drain

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Rajat Harlalka, a Product Manager with over 8 years of experience in the mobile (...)

2013-08-05
Stylish Shoes Made Without Glue Or Stitching

A shoe collection from Dutch designer Anna Korshun cuts down on wasteful materials and labor. Sometimes it takes an outside (...)

2013-08-05
The One Thing We All Thought Un-Hackable Has Just Been Hacked

With a little bit of clever coding, every physical key you own can actually be copied without your knowledge. In fact, one of the (...)

2013-08-05
We Need To Treat Antibiotics As A Natural Resource

Every time anyone uses antibiotics, they get a little less effective. Shouldn’t we be coordinating how they’re prescribed? (...)

2013-08-05
Penelope Cruz Is Now Designing Sexy Underwear And Directing Videos About It

Actress Penelope Cruz makes her directorial debut with a six-minute short showing off the lingerie line she and her sister Monica (...)

2013-08-05
Filmmakers Release Interactive “Shaun of the Dead” Screenplay

Just ahead of the release of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s latest film, The World’s End, an interactive look back at (...)

2013-08-05
Watch: A Painting Robot Teaches Us About The Creative Process

Set it in front of a famous picture, and this robot will paint another one for you. E-David was once a humble welding robot. (...)

2013-08-05
The Contest For Social Entrepreneurs With No New Ideas Comes Up With New Ideas After All

The D-Prize was supposed to reward people who solved distribution problems for existing solutions. But too many good ideas came (...)

2013-08-05
Time Matters To Your Startup--But Not The Way You Think

This is a News Scrum, in which we all read one of the morning’s top stories and add something to it--context, research, related (...)

2013-08-05
Startups Don’t Run On Halibut: Domino’s Backs Innovation With “Powered By Pizza” Campaign

Recognizing that pizza is the fuel of late-night breakthroughs, Domino’s and CP+B launch a new campaign to support the innovative (...)

2013-08-05
Watch A Beatboxer Go Nuts With A Leap Motion

Think the Leap Motion is a mere mouse replacement? Think again. Interfaces like these will open the doors to new, creative modes (...)

2013-08-05
Pew Internet: Nearly One In Five Internet Users Are Now On Twitter

A new Pew Internet & American Life Project report shows more online adults are using Twitter than ever before. Nearly one (...)

2013-08-05
Creating An Alternative Economy For Underpaid Artists With A Brand New Currency

Culture Coin wants to be a way for artists to get rewarded for the generosity they give other artists--generosity that keeps the (...)

2013-08-05
Designers Challenge Bucky Fuller’s Geo Worldview

A Buckminster Fuller Institute competition redraws the lines of the master’s geopolitical Dymaxion Map for today. Buckminster (...)

2013-08-05
Wines for Dummies: A Book-Inspired Brand Whose Time Has Come

Are you concerned about your level of wine knowledge? This wine will take great care of you. If you suffer from wine-list anxiety, (...)

2013-08-05

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