Wondering about the different shapes of icicles? Visit the Icicle Atlas. Created by Dr. Stephen Morris and including the work of Antony Chen, the Icicle Atlas contains academic studies,"images, time-lapse movies and time-series data on 237 distinct laboratory-grown icicles." [via the New York Times]
Free software—truly free software—is undoubtedly a good thing. But given the rest of the world still uses that pesky stuff called money, how on Earth do you make a living from spending your time giving away software for nothing?
Meet Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons. He has a good beard, true, but he also believes very strongly in concept of Free Software. Not free as in a free lunch, but free as in free speech. Allow him to explain.
The DOVES are a flock of microsatellites tasked with rapid Earth imaging. Now all those images are free-to-use under a creative commons license.
Ambient music can have an unfinished quality, because it leaves so much space open. “Three Aimless Clouds” by Michael Ash Sharbaugh is less aimless than much such music, though, thanks to several qualities, key among them a rising, siren-like tone that marks the opening of the track, and a melodic insistence that…
Instagram is great, but it's also sequestered away in its own little pocket of the internet. A new site, i-am-cc.org, is giving you a way to make your Instagram photos free for everyone to use, for mostly anything they want.
Starting tomorrow, remixers will be able to mashup their favorite YouTube videos using a new Creative Commons license.
Today in the un-scratchable part of Gizmodo's back we call Remainders, we've got a Tron-inspired Android phone, the top YouTube videos of the year, some more videos of the Google Nexus One in action, and more (well, one more)!
Hey, I'm happy to announce that we're being published under a Creative Commons license now. Although it's a non-commercial license, remixes and quotes are fine by blogs commercial or otherwise, with attribution/links. But splogs can—as always—go to hell. This has always been our policy, but it's nice to have the…
Today a group of researchers announced they would be releasing several people's genome sequences online. Anyone can download or repurpose the data, which will be shared on BitTorrent and other file-sharing networks.
I like to believe that all of us have rock star alter egos. For most of us, these inner rock beasts sleep latently, awaiting the proper heartbreak or drug cocktail to wake from slumber and cut a hit record. Rifflet.com is a place that shares my theory—a social networking site in which users can share 1-minute clips of…
Convicted murderer and future American Idol contestant Charles Manson has used the liberal Creative Commons license to release a new 16-track album from prison. The album, called, ironically, One Mind, is free to download at LimeWire. As an added bonus, the CC license allows listeners to copy the tracks as much as…
Firefly fans and the Browncoats at Whedonesque are rejoicing this week because they have a free ebook set in the Firefly universe from author Steven Brust. Yes, My Own Kind of Freedom is today's lunchtime reading (and, depending on how quickly you read, possibly tomorrow's and the next day's too).