How Two Men Made Low-Res Fonts Look Good Forever

While we now take crisp-looking typography for granted, it wasn't always that way. Back in the 80s, low-res fonts looked dreadful—but fortunately two men changed all that. » 2/03/14 5:45am 2/03/14 5:45am

The Original Ethernet Cable and Cable Diagrams

BoingBoing Gadgets found this photo of the original original Ethernet cable at Xerox PARC, devised by Bob Metcalfe so he could rig up a local system for sharing things digitally. » 6/30/09 7:00pm 6/30/09 7:00pm

Inkjet-Printed Adhesive Sensor Strip To Measure Soldiers' Blast Exposure

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has become one of the biggest challenges for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan—shockwaves caused by IEDs and rocket-propelled grenades can cause serious damage that is at times nearly impossible to diagnose. DARPA hopes to change that with a disposable strip » 10/14/08 11:30am 10/14/08 11:30am being developed by…