What happens when a meteorite hits snow? Instead of forming classic impact craters, the fragments form strange funnels of dense snow diving into the surface instead. Here's the physics of how "snow carrots" form.
33⅓ rpm records have been around for 65 years and in that time they've come and gone. And come back again. Apparently the nation's few remaining record stores, stamped out by lack of demand, are suddenly not enough, so Whole Foods has begun selling vinyl at five locations in and around LA, including West Hollywood,…
We've seen 3D-printed records before, and while they don't sound great, they're still pretty neat. Now the same mine behind those, Instructables' Amanda Ghassaei, has got another weird record variation to try out: laser-etched wooden records. It's only a slight step up in sound quality, but still totally cool.
While 8-tracks and cassettes are as relevent to the digital world as wax cylinders, the vinyl LP is still being steadily produced and collected despite, or perhaps thanks to, their
imprecise warm analog acoustics. Here's how LPs get their unique sound.
Only a year after being the first person to successfully demo a working television set in 1926, John Logie Baird dreamed up something called Phonovision. What was its purpose? To record television. On a record.
It doesn't get much more raw than the Sex Pistols. Unless it's the Sex Pistols on vinyl. Or rather, the Sex Pistols on a record player powered by a homemade steam engine. Yeah, that's raw. And surprisingly squeaky!
An unfortunate electronics-based ass explosion. A confused lad with dirty vinyl. A relationship doomed by a ringtone. This week's questions tortured us for minutes, but we recovered. And we came up with answers.
Is listening to your iTunes playlist over vinyl the most practical of ideas? Nah. But throw in a futuristic glowing ring and call to arms for playlist purists, and Martin Skelly's Playlist Player has a friend in me.
Gizmodo '79 is a week-long celebration of gadgets and geekdom 30 years ago, as the analog age gave way to the digital, and most of our favorite toys were just being born.
If the featureless wasteland of the lunar surface made your last trip there a navigation nightmare, don't feel bad. You're not the only one. With no landmarks to give them perspective or to help estimate distance, astronauts in years past had a hard time finding their way around too. But when NASA establishes a…
We've known Furutech to build some crazy home theater accessories like the DeMag, so it doesn't surprise us that they also make the DFV-1, a vinyl LP flattener that relies on precision heating and cooling to get the job done. For $1,480, it might be overkill for repairing my now unplayable Christmas in the Stars Star…
Where will we see these ubiquitous Swarovski crystals next? The Swiss bauble maker may have gone too far in its quest to encrust the entire world in its tiny pieces of precision-cut glass, where now there's Vinyl Killer, a little VW Microbus covered with the shiny stuff, and its needle underneath makes contact with…