A sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, it is also the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic next-door neighbor.
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What he lacks in muscle and leg strength, he makes up for in wires …or whatever that is! Quote of the Day: “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.” — H. L. Mencken
Avik Kumar Si - Instagram overtook Twitter this week in terms of monthly active users. 300 million people are active on Instagram each week. This is a striking figure, coming so early in Instagram’s lifecycle. So, what does this inflection tell us about Instagram, Twitter and more importantly: about us?
AreoMobil At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna last month, AeroMobil, a Slovakian startup, unveiled the thing that we have all been dreaming about since we saw that first episode of the Jetsons while still wearing diapers: The flying car. (Pics and video)
Markthal Rotterdam The Markthal Rotterdam is an enormous new market hall that has opened its doors in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and it’s turning quite a few heads. The market hall is a curiously elongated horseshoe of a building, has a 36,000 square foot mural covering its rounded ceiling. (Photos)
Aral Sea August 25, 2000 A massive environmental disaster dubbed “the quiet Chernobyl,” is shown in series of NASA satellite images that reveal the shocking decline of water levels in the Aral Sea. (Photos)
Library designed by architectural firm Snøhetta. Shaunacy Ferro: Hanging out at the library might just become cool as Calgary, Canada has plans to build a new lending library. The library will be designed by Snøhetta, an architecture firm. The library will have a 240,000-square-foot center and will be more than just a repository for plastic-protected […]
Water bicycle An innovative bicycle designed by Schiller allows people to safely ride on water. It is the world’s most advanced water bicycle with a responsive steering mechanism, multi-speed drive train, twin propellers, and dual chamber pontoons. (Video and pics)
The Contour Crafter could 3D print housing on the surface of the Moon using concrete made from lunar rock. Imagine it’s the year 2045, and you open the curtains in the morning and instead of grey skies and rain, you are looking out at a rust-colored rocky panorama. You have just woken up on Mars. […]
The B-Tourist Recently, the travel world has gone into a frenzy over the knee defender, a little $22 device that caused quite the scuffle on a United Airlines flight. The plastic attachment clips onto the seat, and prevents the person sitting in front of you from reclining. It is banned by most U.S. carriers, yet a man […]