The Designer Who Peered Into Microscopes and Saw High Art

Carl Strüwe took only two kinds of photographs. The first was typical enough: Italian sculpture and architecture he saw on vacation. The second was far less typical: close-ups of diatoms, butterfly wings, snail tongue, whalebone—all taken through a microscope. By simply zooming in, Strüwe took the familiar and made it alien. …

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Science Education Is Woefully Uncreative. That Has to Change

When students (especially non-science majors) take required science classes, there is a reason. It’s not so that they can learn about the names of the planets or which plants you can eat (but that is useful to know). The primary reason that students are required to take a science class …

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WINDOWS 10 Screen Recorder

Did you know that Windows 10 comes with it’s very own screen recording software, which you can use to record your computer screen activity and gameplay. source

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‘Chatty Maps’ Chart Your City’s Sounds From Street to Street

As our cities become smarter, the data of daily life is becoming increasingly granular. Sensors and cameras can tell us things like how many people cross a particular street during the morning commute, whether air quality improved over the past year, and whether buses are running on time. And the rise of …

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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Miami Vice

The term “groundbreaking,” in reference to television series, has been so overused (and frequently misused) over the decades that it has largely lost its meaning. And while there are a handful of contemporary TV series that are deserving of that descriptor—House of Cards, for what it has done for streaming …

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You Can Now Use Your Xbox One to Create (Windows) Games

When Microsoft announced Xbox One three years ago, it said that it planned to let owners of its next-gen game console use their boxes as “dev kits,” allowing them to create and test their own Xbox One games. At its Build conference, Microsoft said that this will finally happen today, …

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The Roborace’s Self-Driving Race Car Is Every Kind of Absurd

If Formula One cars resemble those crazy birds-of-paradise, subject to the whims of evolution, the Roborace car looks like a fish you’d find waddling around a cave—built to fit a world that has little in common with the one humans know. The global motorsports series, created by UK VC fund …

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