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  • newThe first crime solved by a lie detector
    Fingerprint identification and lie detectors are well-known tools of law enforcement today, but both were quite revolutionary when they were introduced. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the memorable cases where…
    - 11 mins ago 21 Feb 17, 3:57pm -
  • newRequired reading: The 2017 Nebula Awards shortlist
    The Science Fiction Writers of America has released the ballot for this year's Nebula awards, nominated for and voted upon by the organization's members; the ballot lists novellas, short stories, novelettes, YA novels (the Andre Norton award), drama…
    - 25 mins ago 21 Feb 17, 3:43pm -
  • new1922 house and furnishings made entirely from varnished paper
    Having successfully invented the paperclip-bending machine, engineer Elis F. Stenman set out to build a new summer home for himself in Rockport, Mass in 1922, entirely from paper. (more…)
    - 29 mins ago 21 Feb 17, 3:39pm -
  • newA Clinton-era tech law has quietly, profoundly redefined the very nature of property in the IoT age
    An excellent excerpt from Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz's The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy on Motherboard explains how Section 1201 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- which bans tampering with or bypa…
    - 42 mins ago 21 Feb 17, 3:26pm -
  • newTexas lawmaker introduces bill chastising Texans for using the Chilean flag emoji
    Texas and Chile have remarkably similar flags (though Chile got theirs first, by a matter of decades) and Texas doesn't have a Unicode-defined emoji for its flag (just a sprinkling of proprietary ones that do not cross platforms gracefully), so Texa…
    - 55 mins ago 21 Feb 17, 3:13pm -
  • newPensive film revisits dead music venues
    Quartier Latin in Berlin. Rose Bonbon in Paris. Hammersmith Palais in London. Some of the most iconic punk and rock clubs of the 80s and 90s are remembered by patrons and musicians, juxtaposed with shots of what they became after closing.Bonus v…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 2:35pm -
  • newTrippy in-camera VFX + Neil deGrasse Tyson = Into the Bright Unknown
    Toros Köse created mesmerizing visuals to accompany some of Neil deGrasse Tyson's thought-provoking ideas. The result, Into the Bright Unknown, is a nice way to do a quick reset of your priorities and worries. (more…)
    - 2 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 2:28pm -
  • newWatch how to transfer an ant colony from one terrarium to another
    AntsCanada's colony of Yellow Crazy Ants got infested with mites, so he had to transfer them to a new home in a beautiful terrarium he dubs Hacienda Del Dorado. Quite a production! (more…)
    - 2 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 2:28pm -
  • newGet in on this naked Trump vinyl troll doll
    Sculptor Chuck Williams is Kickstarting a naked Trump troll doll with uncannily accurate eyes and hair that's enduring a Beaufort 10 gale. As for the remaining anatomical accuracy... (more…)
    - 2 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 2:27pm -
  • newIntricate sculptures from food and soap
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5L9ExoOIpcArtisan Daniele Barresi can carve anything into beautiful sculpture: broccoli, papaya, mushrooms. For more lasting works, he creates beautiful sculpted and intaglio soaps:Check out his Instagram and F…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 2:17pm -

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