How a Simple Fabric Pattern Uplifted a Post-War Finland

In the years after World War II, most of Europe was devastated, both physically and financially. From this drab reality, one country began producing bright, technicolor textiles, including a print which bolstered its economy, created national pride, and ended up becoming one of the most beloved and recognizable… » 2/10/14 5:40pm 2/10/14 5:40pm

This Trash-Sorting Robot Could Revolutionize Recycling

We’ve seen a lot of frivolous applications for robotic arms: Artisanal cocktail making. Slow pit stops. Whatever’s going on here. Meanwhile, in Finland, a precociously-named company called ZenRobotics has figured out how use them to solve one of the biggest problems with recycling: automatic sorting. » 6/07/13 5:11pm 6/07/13 5:11pm

Lightpainting Goes Spooky For Halloween

We saw some amazing examples of lightpainting in our Shooting Challenge back in July, but Flickr user Jannepaint has come along and eclipsed them all with his pro-shooting. It's all done in front of the camera, with no after-trickery involved. » 10/27/10 4:20am 10/27/10 4:20am

VP of MeeGo, Nokia's Upcoming OS, Is Next to Leave

Blood won't stop gushing out of the Nokia wound. Ari Jaaksi, who was the Vice President of MeeGo devices, has reportedly left Nokia. It's not known whether he jumped or was pushed, but his departure follows Chairman Jorma Ollila, Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki and CEO and President Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who've… » 10/05/10 7:10am 10/05/10 7:10am

Another Nokia Exec Bites the Dust: Anssi Vanjoki

Just days after Nokia announced a new CEO and President in the form of Steve Elop, and key figurehead Anssi Vanjoki has declared his resignation. Vanjoki, who is the Executive Vice President, will be working out his notice for the next six months, and no doubt supporting Elop's transition from Microsoft to Nokia come… » 9/13/10 3:38am 9/13/10 3:38am