It took around a hundred years between Albert Einstein crafting his theory of general relativity and the confirmation of one of its wildest predictions, gravitational waves. So naturally, folks have been especially skeptical about funding expensive projects to look harder for them. But now that experiments are…
On December 3rd, the LISA Pathfinder, humanity’s first bold attempt to hunt for gravitational waves from outer space, blasted into orbit. Two months and a million miles later, the first phase of LISA Pathfinder’s scientific operations has begun.
In the distant reaches of the Universe, exploding stars and supermassive black holes are bending the very fabric of spacetime. It’s hard to wrap our brains around such tremendous forces, but we may be able to quantify them, in the form of gravitational waves. A new European Space Agency mission marks humanity’s first…
In the Game of Science, you either win or you go back to the drawing board. Students from the Albert Einstein Institute created these Game of Thrones-style sigils to pay tribute to some of the most exciting projects in physics and space exploration, complete with house words for each.
Professional airbrush and bodypaint artist Lisa Berczel painted this bit of medical makeup for the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show in Los Angeles. Aside from some medical grade paper tape near the eye and brow blocking, this is all paint.
In a future where robots have replaced retail workers, androids and gynoids that can pass for human are highly valued. Anders Ohm is an expert at building and fine-tuning robots that seem human, but he takes issue with the little flaws that make us human. His obsession with perfection is especially pronounced when…
In Steve Jobs' two stints at Apple, the company made some great products. Their most amazing products. But no one's perfect. Not even Steve Jobs. And Apple produced a few pieces of total crap during his reign. Here're the worst.
Apparently, everyone has long been baffled by how Leonardo da Vinci created such subtle shadows and light on the Mona Lisa. So much so that scientists X-rayed the painting to discover his technique.
55 years after Albert Einstein's death, physicists will be testing something he scribed in his theory of general relativity report. Three spacecraft flying 3million miles apart will fire lasers at each other, overseen by Nasa and the European Space Agency.
Today, we use ion thrusters to correct satellite orbits and visit asteroids. In 100 years, we might be using them to propel massive generation ships that send colonists to a different part of the galaxy.
That's me in the video, using the gadget a few days before. The man last seen using the stopwatch was sitting in a back row, unable to win or let other people try to use the game.
Lisa's guest blogging for BoingBoing this week, which is a brilliant combination between one of the best Japan writers in the US, and well, BOINGBOING. I'd hire her for Gizmodo, but I'm not sure our personal relationship would last through a working relationship. Better to not push my luck by trying to fish an amazing…
BB Spot mocks iPhone rebates with 20-Year, $7k Apple Lisa rebate parody. "Sales figures from that year show that if all people who bought the computer claim the refund, Apple could be liable for almost $70,000." LOL! [BBSpot]