Friday, November 16, 2018

Literal Diamond Ring

"Jony Ive's latest design is the ultimate diamond ring – made only of diamond":
Creating a ring-shaped diamond is no small feat; the diamond block will be faceted with several thousand facets, some of which are as small as several hundred micrometers. The interior ring will be cylindrically cut out for the desired smoothness using a micrometer thick water jet inside which a laser beam is cast. The finished ring will have between 2000-3000 facets which has never been seen before on a single piece.

3 Rubiks At Once

"Teen solves three Rubik's cubes at once for Guinness record".

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Airplane Boarding Algorithms

"All the Ways You Can Board a Plane, Ranked by Stupidity"

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Young People And Sex

"Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?"

Art From Chicago

"The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online"

Laser Wound Treatment

"Star Trek-like Tech Seals Wounds with a Laser". (Via H.R.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Amazing Magic

"The Winning Trick at the World Championships of Magic Might Fry Your Brain Like an Egg"

Eric Chien:

Wi-Fi Spying

"Using Wi-Fi to 'see' behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought"

The All-Seeing Eye

"The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights"

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Round Electrons

"Physicists report electron is round -- what does that mean?" (Via H.R.)

Facebook Unsend

"Facebook Messenger will soon roll out an unsend feature, which will give users a grand total of ten minutes to unsend a message, wiping it from your chat history. This will remove the message from the recipient's inbox as well."

Laser "Porchlight" For Earth

"ET, we're home: Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth's 'porch light' to attract alien astronomers.

Um, are we sure we really want to attract the attention of aliens? #WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Galactic Collision

"Galactic collision ripples across eons to shape our view of the cosmos"

Why Pencils Are Yellow

"The Little-Known Reason Pencils Are Yellow"

Antimatter And Gravity

"Does antimatter fall upwards? New CERN gravity experiments aim to get to the bottom of the matter"

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Wound Patch

"Wound Patch Offers Promise". (Via H.R.)

Academia As Cult

Andrew Marzoni: "Academia is a cult"

Brady Kids Reunion

"All six Brady kids reunite at their TV home"