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Coachella 2015 In Photos

This past weekend, a hundred thousand or so attractively dressed Instagram hashtag abusers rushed to the desert of Indio to dehydrate themselves in an united effort to save California from its drought. Either that or Coachella happened. Here’s a photo diary of one of the biggest music buffets in America.


Inside The Most Futuristic Science Labs In The World

Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it’s time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in.


7 Machines That Are Meta As Hell 

What’s better then a monster machine? A meta machine. Here are a bunch of machines that really took the advice “Just do you!” to heart.


The Origin Of Colour Bars On TV, And Other Standard Test Files 

Occasionally, we get to catch a glimpse of the hidden tests that ensure our technology-infused world runs smoothly: colour bars on TV or blocks of “lorem ipsum” gibberish text. There’s a fascinating story behind how each of these tests came to be and how they work.


5 Unsettling Works Of Encryption Art

Encryption is the process of encoding a message, and today we have incredibly sophisticated software and algorithms that make our encrypted messages almost impossible to decode. But how does it work? These art projects answer that question by exploring how encryption has become part of daily lives.


A Fond Farewell To The Neon Sign

I simply can’t help it; I’m a sucker for neon signs. I just love their clear glowing lines, their curves and bends, their warm though discreet presence in the night. And I hate to see them go.


These Insane Labs Recreate Frightening Forces Of Nature

Knowledge is the key to survival when nature turns hostile, whether because we’re living on trembling ground, building homes along vulnerable coasts, or navigating through dangerous water. That’s why scientists study nature’s greatest acts of destruction — by recreating them. Here are 10 labs where they do it.


Massive Spacecraft Transport Vehicles Are Still Going After 50 Years

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has two of the largest vehicles ever built on treads. Crawler-transporter No. 1 and crawler-transporter No. 2 (CT-1 and CT-2) have carried rockets and spacecraft to the launch pad for the last 50 years.


All The Broke-Ass Tech We Still Use Every Day

Not long ago, I asked you all to vent your rage about the most garbage why-the-hell-doesn’t-it-actually-work-worth-a-damn technology that you still find yourself having to use every day. Here’s our collective tech crap list.


The NSA's In-House Magazine Looks Like A 1970s Punk Zine 

Back in 1976, the NSA started an in-house magazine called Cryptolog that served as reading material for employees of the top secret agency. In 2013, the agency declassified heavily redacted issues of the magazine dating up to 1997… and its design is actually pretty amazing.


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