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28 Aug 06:26

Cooper Griggs

I'm off to this place for a couple weeks. Have fun y'all! I'll get back to my thousands of ThOR posts when I get back. Jake, see you there!! Black Rock Yearbook camp: Center Camp Circle.

27 Aug 13:54

supatomic: kojangi

Cooper Griggs

via Christopher Lantz

27 Aug 23:47

Facebook is trying to make it easier to stop video piracy

by Nathan Ingraham
Cooper Griggs

HA! Riiiiiiight

From user-made clips to content from big media properties, video is all over Facebook (and more people than ever are using the social network). Along with that trend comes the problem of piracy: plenty of video publishers are seeing their work dist...
28 Aug 00:47

Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports' rating system

by Autoblog
The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D is officially the highest-rated vehicle ever tested by Consumer Reports. In fact, it's so good, it actually broke the magazine's rating system, achieving 103 points on a 100-point scale. The reviewers call the sedan "a g...
27 Aug 04:54

The Armor of Light Official Trailer (2015) timely.

Cooper Griggs

Frightening to me. I know some of you are more pro gun. What do you get from this trailer?

The Armor of Light Official Trailer (2015)


27 Aug 09:45

Leaked data shows women on Ashley Madison were mostly fake

by Mariella Moon
It's no secret that Ashley Madison has fake female profiles to engage users -- heck, it's even noted in the ToS that the website "is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainment." When its user data was leaked to the public, though, peopl...
27 Aug 08:26


Cooper Griggs

via Carnibore

26 Aug 19:32

pdlcomics: Morning

Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

27 Aug 15:07


by walkman
27 Aug 15:45

Microscopic zoom-in on a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod

by Mark Frauenfelder
Cooper Griggs

via Burly.Thurr


From the entrancing Micro Universe Tumblr: a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod.

27 Aug 04:57

North Dakota cops will be first in nation to use weaponized drones

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

North Dakota??? WTF???

North Dakota's Bill 1328 was supposed to be cut and dry. "In my opinion there should be a nice, red line: drones should not be weaponized. Period," Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), the bill's original sponsor, told a committee hearing back in March,...
27 Aug 03:50


27 Aug 04:00

Canon's EOS M3 mirrorless camera is coming to the US

by Edgar Alvarez
Cooper Griggs

For that much money I'd just get a DSLR.

Canon is bringing its latest mirrorless camera, the EOS M3, to the US after all. The Japan-based manufacturer announced this compact shooter back in February, but now people in the States will have a chance to get their hands on it. A follow-up to...
27 Aug 02:40

LG made a solid, roll-up keyboard for your tablet or giant smartphone

by Mat Smith
To the untrained eye, LG's new Bluetooth keyboard looks like a (very long) mobile battery, but that's because it's all bundled up. Unfurl the Rolly and you'll get a "full-size" keyboard that automatically switches on and connects to your nearest (LG?...
26 Aug 14:59

Will You?

Will You?

26 Aug 15:00

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms Exist

News: Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms are real and available in stores.
26 Aug 15:20

scotch & jazz @ dusk

by joenagle
26 Aug 13:54

Pavement makes cities hotter, some more than others. NASA...

Pavement makes cities hotter, some more than others. NASA satellites measure the differences.

26 Aug 15:00

Sun Don't Shine State

Cooper Griggs

That would have been great though! Then we might start down a path of being fine with our bodies. We might actually remove the stigma of being naked and reduce the hypersexualization of our bodies. *sigh*

Fact Check: Did the state of Florida legalize nudity on all beaches?
26 Aug 14:00

tastefullyoffensive: Photo by Ragnr

26 Aug 05:00

Comic for 2015.08.26

26 Aug 08:09

There's a new Tesla Model S long-distance record: 452.8 miles

by Autoblog
There's a reason this guy's so popular. Bjorn Nyland might be familiar to readers because he just earned himself a free Tesla Model X by successfully getting ten people to buy a Model S. He was able to promote the all-electric car so well because he'...
26 Aug 09:48

Watch Molten Glass 3D-Printed From a Kiln at 1900 Degrees

by Kate Sierzputowski


In collaboration with the MIT Glass Lab, the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab has produced a way to 3D print glass, creating intricate patterns from molten glass inside a kiln-like printer and giving a completely modern twist to the 4,500 year-old material. The video produced to exhibit the ways in which the technology works displays the process without words, instead focusing on the mesmerizing way the hot glass stacks upon itself in the machine and ultimately cools into the final vase-like forms.

Glass 3D printing (or G3DP) is based on a dual-heated chamber concept, with the top chamber heating the glass and lower chamber slowly cooling it to prevent internal stresses. The top chamber operates at approximately 1900°F, and funnels the molten material through an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle into its programmable shapes.

The researchers explain the concept of the project as one that “synthesizes modern technologies, with age-old established glass tools and technologies producing novel glass structures with numerous potential applications.” One application of which is beautifully designed vessels created without human error, forms that are mathematically perfect in appearance and design.

Caustic patterns of a 3D printed glass structure. Photo: Chikara Inamura.

Caustic patterns of a 3D printed glass structure. Photo: Chikara Inamura.

Glass 3D printing process. Photo: Steven Keating

Glass 3D printing process. Photo: Steven Keating


3D printed glass structure. Photo: Chikara Inamura.

3D printed glass structure. Photo: Chikara Inamura.

3D printed glass structure. Photo: Chikara Inamura.

26 Aug 11:32

Only Sony could make this TV remote and speaker hybrid

by Steve Dent
We love Sony's penchant for crazy products like the P clamshell Android tablet, and who can forget the Rolly music player slash robotic, LED flashing... thing? Judging by a new speaker, the company still has a whimsical side despite falling profits...
26 Aug 12:56

Glass Cross Sections of Fruit and Other Foods by Elliot Walker

by Christopher Jobson


London-based artist Elliot Walker uses molten glass to create a stunning variety sculptures including these arrangements of eating utensils, vessels, and cross sections of food. The stark outer surfaces of the surrounding objects contrasts with the vibrant interiors of the edible pieces, not unlike the effect of a cut geode. Walker currently has work at the Peter Layton Glass Blowing Studio as part of their current exhibition titled Essence that runs through the end of the week. You can see more photos of his work on Facebook.









26 Aug 13:34


by lorenipsum
26 Aug 03:57

Intel chips to help pinpoint cause of bee colonies' deaths

by Mariella Moon
Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what's being called as colony collapse disorder. In order to do...
26 Aug 00:00


26 Aug 00:09

Researchers may have found a cancer cell's 'off' switch

by Andrew Tarantola
Aside from their abnormal growth rates, cancerous cells aren't that much different from normal healthy tissue. That's why radiation and chemo treatments can't effectively target just tumors. However, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic believe...
25 Aug 23:48