At the Defense Media Activity, a little-known and oddly named office in Ft. Meade, Maryland, that provides “news and information to U.S. forces worldwide,” there are thousands of classified“educational” films about the American military—including a huge trove of secret home movies from Gitmo.
Look around and count the number of screens surrounding you. You’ll probably run out of fingers before you’re done, but why stop there? Researchers at UC Berkeley have come up with a way to weave color-changing threads into fabrics, turning even garments into yet another display.
An international team of scholars has just unveiled plans to science the shit out of Leonardo da Vinci, the man who gave us the Mona Lisa and envisioned futuristic technologies like helicopters and tanks 500 years ago. Goals of the fledgling “Leonardo Project” include recovering the famous Renaissance figure’s remains…
Steaming your clothes might not get them as crisp as ironing, but it does a decent enough job in a fraction of the time, and for $18, why not? It even includes a half-power mode for steaming your face.
This new print by UK design outfit Dorothy looks like your average Macintosh cross-section schematic. But instead of web of wires and chips, there’s an entire miniature world dedicated to the history and legacy of Apple and the Mac.
There’s no alcohol that makes me forget the night as much as tequila, and there’s also no alcohol I know less about. Which is fitting, I guess. What makes it special is the blue agave plant. Here’s a quick look at what it takes to make tequila. From harvesting and cutting out the core of the blue agave plant (which…
Two episodes in and it’s already been a good year for the good guys on Game of Thrones. Sansa finally met up with Brienne. Tyrion made some dragon friends. And, well, something happened with that Snow guy, too. Now, Arya Stark has confirmed some more good news.
The winners of the inaugural Data Stories Competition, which highlights some of the most creative and fascinating scientific data visualizations of the past year, have just been announced.
The world’s largest orthopedics event is happening right now in Leipzig, Germany. From prosthetic legs that enable people to run faster to exoskeletons that can make the disabled walk again, OT World 2016 is showcasing some of the most futuristic inventions you’ve ever seen. They’re also creepy as hell.
If smartwatches are going to create a gadget future beyond smartphones, they’ll have to up their game. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon may have just the thing with a new smartwatch interface that uses that fleshy bezel right next to the typically tiny displays: your arm.
After seeing these paper versions of classic video games, I kind of wish I could play them all. Mystery Guitar Man used stop-motion animation and paper cutouts of stock images to recreate games like Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, and more. It’s fun to see the video games of our childhood done over in…
Greetings, mail-keteers! Besides figuring out Marvel’s Inhumans plans (as well as the TV future of Ms. Marvel), we’re going to learn how much input DC Comics’ Geoff Johns has on the WB movies, what the most unsatisfying part of Game of Thrones is, and why Syfy loves handjobs! (Reminder: Somehow I technically get paid…
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight, and it’s going to be a spectacular show. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Eta Aquarids—and why they’ve been so unjustly ignored for so long.
Rainbow colored food is, for some reason or another, becoming a trend. It’s in our lattes. It’s in our bagels. Even our pizza isn’t safe. I’ve even done some research into why we keep eating these things (the colors might trick our brains into tasting flavors that aren’t there). Now you can jump on the bandwagon while…
Will SpaceX manage their next (and even trickier) attempt at landing a rocket neatly on a drone ship? Let’s watch and find out.