Scientists at the Vulcan laser lab in the United Kingdom have used three high powered light beams "focused on a carbon rod target not much thicker than a strand of hair "to create a supernova right here on Earth—a tiny supernova, but a supernova nonetheless.
This is completely reassuring, we don't have to worry. A vial containing a virus that causes hemorrhagic fever has gone missing from a research facility in Texas. Okay, maybe we should worry.
A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardized the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of dollars it was going to take to make…
The slightly queasy quote above comes from Professor Mark Post of the department of vascular physiology at Maastricht University, which has been given $480,000 to help find a better way of making meat in a lab.
We all take things for granted. Like having a school. Or a computer. That's why Gizmodo and some friendly gadget companies are teaming up with Surf For Life, a non-profit that lets people help local causes while on vacation.
Dave Forbes is the proud owner of a 160x120 LED video coat that puts Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to shame. It covers him front to back and plays Simpson's episodes in a full body, color display.
Your iPhone takes pretty pictures, sure, but it doesn't really tell you much abou them. Lab will show you resolution, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed for your shots, as well as when and where you snapped them.
It's only a concept at the moment, but designer Matthiew Tarrit claims that his Polar Vehicle arctic base was created in cooperation with polar scientists.
An University of California Los Angeles' team of chemists, biologists and engineers has developed a funky lab-in-a-chip capable of performing 1,024 chemical reactions in parallel. Using microfluidics, the system may dramatically accelerate drug development for cancer and other diseases:
These are the walls of a Human-Computer Interaction Institute lab at Carnegie Mellon, and as you can see, they provide plenty of opportunities to create such interactions on the fly when you snag your sweater on some spiky solder leads or that ZIF socket handle. Chris Harrison, a PhD student, bought old motherboards…
Intelligent coconuts are the latest invention to come out of the MIT Media Lab, designed to combat excessive airport noise. They have built-in noise sensors, and will be hung on trees surrounding San Jose International Airport. When they detect a jet coming in louder than it should they use their built-in cellphone to…
The tech-savvy artists over at Graffiti Research Lab hacked together a large-scale tagging projector using a standard notebook computer, 5000 ANSI DLP projector, a 60mw green laser (apparently super illegal in a lot of places and very dangerous), an astronomer's camera, and some other random crap.