labs

Australian Indie Pop Band Plays Cyborg Scientists In Its New Music Video

It’s been almost 10 years since the first and only time I ever talked to indie band Architecture in Helsinki. I was writing for the college newspaper and trying too hard to look cool. But they didn’t have to try at all. “Why are you guys so fun?” I asked. “We’re from Australia,” they replied.


Inside Momofuku's Secret Test Lab, A Very Magical Kitchen

I’ve been wanting to break into (or be invited, whichever) Momofuku’s secret Test Lab since cookbook co-author and all-around ace food writer Peter Meehan revealed its existence six months ago. Alas, I’ve been beaten by Jimmy Fallon.


These Lab Flask Mugs Put Your Dweeby Thermos To Shame

Steins of Science, created by a UC Berkeley physicist, are drinking mugs made from heavy-duty lab flasks. Just think how chilly beer stays when it’s wrapped in a vacuum “100,000 times more powerful than that of your average thermos.”


Forget Dull White Coats: Laboratory Life Is Fascinating

If you don’t work inside one, you might expect laboratory work to be humdrum. But throughout history, some spectacular scenes have occurred in labs across the world. LIFE brings us a gallery of these moments – from the impressive to the strange.


Google Launches Labs For Google Maps

Over the weekend, Google launched Labs for Google Maps, allowing users to trial experimental features when browsing maps. Best of all, it’s all come out of Google’s Sydney office.


Gmail Gets Twice as Useful with Multiple Panes/Inboxes

Gmail’s latest Labs creation is one of the best yet: panes that let you create separate inboxes using filters and labels. Anal-retentive over-organisers of the world, rejoice!


How To Build Your Own Chemistry Set

While an off-the-shelf chemistry set of today consists of little more than baking soda, some vinegar and a plastic volcano, old sets were filled with good stuff, like explosive nitrates and deadly cyanide compounds.


Inside Consumer Reports' Electronics Testing Lab

You probably only read Consumer Reports if a) you are at your grandparents house or b) you are a grandparent yourself. But that’s too bad, because tucked quietly away in the NYC suburb of Yonkers lies one of the biggest and best electronics testing labs money can buy. And what goes on here at Consumer Reports main test facility probably puts most other tech pubs to shame.


Gmail Offers Canned Responses for the Lazy Emailer in All of Us

Gmail has just added a new Labs feature that you can turn on if, like me, you’re very lazy: Canned Responses. Find yourself always typing the same message in emails, over and over again? You know, like “Dear Mum, Please send money, I’m still looking for a job, I promise” or “Can’t hang out tonight, playing video games and feeling sorry for myself” or something like that. Well, now you can write those once, save them as canned responses, and easily pop them into any message you’re writing.


Philips Magnetic Tiles Let You Build Any 3D Display

newVideoPlayer("/videotiles_gizmodo.flv", 520, 312,""); I’ve spent the morning at Philips Research Labs in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and I’ve seen some pretty amazing inventions that may not be far away from a shop near you. One of the coolest was these magnetic LED tiles that allow you to build any kind of 2D- or 3D-shaped display by just attaching one to the next. The results, combined with the beauty of the animated colour LEDs behind the diffusing glass, are stunning. The way it works seems like magic.