Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop…
Makerbot—perhaps the most consumer-friendly of 3D printer manufacturers—is about to go a long way toward turning the tech into something consumers can actually use. Starting late this year, MakerBot is going to let you 3D print with a range of new materials, including composites of limestone, iron, and wood.
This may look like a modern civil engineering marvel—but in fact you're looking at the largest known stone block to be tirelessly carved by human hands.
Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve. But, without the aid of bulldozers and power tools, how did the ancient miners manage it?
We know that the rocks of Stonehenge were carried there from over 200 miles away, but we've never known why. Now, researchers say they believe it was for the special sonic qualities of a particular kind of stone—and that Stonehenge might have served as a bell-like instrument.
Spears feel very much like a human weapon of war—so it's surprising to find out that, in fact, the stone-tipped projectiles pre-date our species by a bewildering 85,000 years.
If you're the party-hosting kind, you've probably resigned yourself to the fact that things are going to break—a lot. But if your well-lubricated partygoers must get rowdy, you might as well make sure that the source of that rowdiness will at least stay intact. In which case, might we suggest a 15-pound, 7-inch lump…
Whether pedaling to Rock Vegas with the top down or boarding a pterodactyl flight to Hollyrock, no self-respecting cave man leaves his igneous abode without proper eye wear. Now, both the stone age man about town and modern cool hunters can rock a pair of retro wayfarers made of, well, rock.
Recycling is great, but it would nice if trees didn't have to be involved at all in paper production. More oxygen, more animal hangouts, good stuff. The Italian notebook maker Ogami agrees, so they've developed a line of paper products made out of rocks.
NASA's Voyager 1 is the most far-flung object ever launched, having spent the last 35 years putting upwards of 11-billion miles between itself and the Sun, soaring through space at speeds approaching 11 miles per second. Now, the Agency reports that Voyager has entered an entirely new region of space at the fringes of…
Well, humanity had a good run, but now it's over. This bear was recently spotted using a rock as a tool, the first time we've seen such behavior. It's only a matter of time before bears with rayguns show up.
How does one move 680,000 pounds of solid granite from a quarry in Riverside county, through some of the busiest streets in the country, to the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art? This mammoth trailer is certainly a start.
If you've used Rosetta Stone in the last year or two, you already know how their new app works—an idea that was likely planned from the get-go.
If you've got an almost elegant Bluetooth headset that feels as un-silly as the Stone, how do you change it for the inevitable sequel? Make it smarter.
This beautiful handmade knife is shaped entirely from fiber optic glass. You know, the stuff that gives us super fast internet. A knifemaker used a process called knapping, a throwback method of shaping stones into useful tools, to form it.
It's tough to muster excitement over a $130 Bluetooth headset nowadays. It feels like peeling yourself out of bed after a breakup, or laughing at a joke during a eulogy for your best friend. So, Jabra, regarding the Stone: Thanks.
A delicious tipster just sent us this photo of the Jabra Stone, which was teased in a silhouette earlier today. Is this it? It could very well be.
This is the teaser page for Jabra's Stone, an upcoming headset that's supposedly shaped like a stone. Too bad you can't see it for another 27 days.
While there's nothing inherently flawed with grills as they are now, if you've ever seared meat on a hot stone, you've discovered there's more to meat than charcoal and propane.