Suppose you toss a ball in the air. After leaving your hand, it rises and slows down as it rises. Why? Does it slow down because some force runs out as it rises? Is the force of the hand transferred to the ball? Are forces transferred at all? Students might have a discussion something like […]
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Lufthansa Systems is testing a plastic screen that goes in front of whatever the passenger's watching, allowing airlines to circumvent a cumbersome testing process.
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Young Texas musicians like Leon Bridges are making pitch-perfect retro soul that sounds like Sam Cooke; Chance the Rapper continues to be one of rap's most unvarnished and experimental MCs; and 20 years after their last album, Sleater Kinney comes out of NOWHERE to announce a new album and drop its first single.
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The film is set in San Fransokyo, a mashup of a Japanese megacity and an exaggerated-scale San Francisco. T: Sean Freeman John Lasseter is tearing up. His eyes are shining and his lashes are moist. He reaches out a warm hand to cover mine and looks deep into my eyes as he talks. He's feeling […]
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The beauty of the idea is how much it simply relies on infrastructure that already exists.
Games aren’t very fun these days. As anyone paying even tangential attention to videogames likely knows, the medium is in the throes of a misogynist backlash so virulent it often could be described as terrorism. In the past nine weeks, three female games professionals—Anita Sarkeesian, Brianna Wu, and Zoe Quinn—have been driven from their homes […]
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For many athletes, watching game film is a necessary chore. Reviewing their past performance while coaches point out flaws and missteps is hardly the highlight of the week. While they may not be able to cut down on the coaches’ critiques, a Dutch company has made looking at game tape amazingly better, tapping into the […]
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“I don’t want to fight old battles,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “I want to fight new ones.” It’s Sunday evening, and Nadella is sitting in a glass-enclosed room at the back of a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, eating sushi with a few reporters. As the meal began, one reporter promptly […]
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Plans Courtesy of Blue Planet Research Bryan Christie Design I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS—that's Hawaii Space Exploration […]
Installing connected home lighting is often costly and complicated. A new startup called Avi-On is trying to change this, starting with the seemingly mundane light switch.
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To combat sitting disease, why not amplify your computer interactions into something that engages the entire body?
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The winners of the Society of Biology's third annual photography contest include amazing images of a haunting leopard, an otherworldly spider, and Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring.
The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate, revealing images that peer into an often dangerous world. “I felt like it was my own version of the […]
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The Bots' new video for "All I Really Want" imagines the song as a "BotsFeed" listicle, where Fresh Prince GIFs and cute pandas reign supreme.
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The Nielsen ratings have long held huge sway over the business of television, but television isn’t like it used to be. So, on Tuesday, Nielsen announced that it’s expanding its ratings system to all kinds of digital content to give both its creators and advertisers a more meaningful way to measure popularity in the online […]
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