A Tower Grown From Fungus Is Coming to NYC This Summer

Buildings "grown" from fungus and other organic materials may seem like a far-off concept to some. But this summer, a group of young Brooklyn architects are planning to demonstrate just how real the technology is—by building a tower out of bricks "grown" from mycelium in the courtyard of MoMA P.S.1. » 2/06/14 10:40am 2/06/14 10:40am

Inside the Hidden NYC Clocktower Gallery's Grand Finale

Even though the Clocktower Gallery has been around since 1972, you might never have known it was even there. It resides in the top two floors of a government-owned building in Tribeca, which is just part of the odd story of how this alternative art space has operated through the years. Now it is hosting its final… » 11/08/13 12:00pm 11/08/13 12:00pm

PlayStation 1 Turned Into a Light-Detecting Insect Robot

Harold Ilano was tired of playing Final Fantasies Seven through Nine on his PS1, so what did he do? He took the thing apart, salvaged its innards, and made a robot insect out of it. Not only does it have light sensors in order to follow light sources, it looks freaks out Mrs. Harold Ilano, who hates bugs with a… » 9/11/07 4:30pm 9/11/07 4:30pm

80GB PlayStation 3 To Get Icky Software Emulation for PS2 Games

We all knew the European PS3s use software emulation to play PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games, but all our US PS3s were doing much better hardware "emotion engine" emulation. But if you want one of the fancy new 80GB PS3s, featuring twenty—count'em, twenty—more jiggabytes than the 60GB model, you'll have to deal… » 7/09/07 2:45pm 7/09/07 2:45pm

PS3 Update Fixes PS1 and PS2 Compatibility Issues

Sony greeted its PS3 fans with a shiny new update this morning. Version 1.50 fixes backward compatibility issues with PS1 and PS2 games. Specifically, it'll allow them to run in progressive scan mode. Other than that, it's hard to tell what else has been fixed since there's no update log. Anyone notice any changes… » 1/24/07 10:05am 1/24/07 10:05am