An Instant Slide Makes Stairs Even Better Than a Firehouse Pole

Any kid lucky enough to live in a two-story house will quickly figure out how to turn it into an indoor all-weather slide. Whether that's using a piece of cardboard as a sled, or simply by putting on a few extra pairs of undies for padding and bouncing down on their keester. But soon, thanks to the SlideRider, there… » 5/16/14 7:00pm 5/16/14 7:00pm

Glide Out Of Bed: Houses With Slides In Them

If play is the opposite of work, then every home should have a mandatory slide. It’s significantly faster than taking the stairs, greener than an elevator, and more compact than either. Plus, you will never have to go to the playground again. In fact, as an adult in New York state at least, you aren’t even allowed to… » 7/20/13 10:24pm 7/20/13 10:24pm

Why Microscope Slides Should Hang in the Louvre

You might think that a museum adding 2000 new exhibits would need to build a whole new wing. But the latest additions to London's Grant Museum of Zoology all fit into a space the size of a large wardrobe: they're vintage glass microscope slides, bearing specimens taken from everything from fleas to whales. » 2/11/13 8:34am 2/11/13 8:34am

Awesome Adults Build Giant Indoor Slide For Kids

A part of the American Dream is to be able to retire comfortably in your favorite area, say on a lake, with a large home. But not everyone dreams the same, some people love giant slides, and this family went a little nuts and installed one inside their house for the kids. Not for the adults, mind you, the kids. It's… » 7/23/08 8:40pm 7/23/08 8:40pm

Slide Lights: Photos, Lighting, Decoration

If there is anyone left on earth who is still using physical film to take slide photographs, here's something to do with them other than boring everyone with your interminable slide shows: Slide Lights, a lighting system that lets you insert those transparencies all along its length. You can mount the fixture either… » 7/27/06 12:15pm 7/27/06 12:15pm