History

Light 'em up

Monday November 28, 2011

Like JFK said, it's better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Back in the early 20th century, researchers and scientists from America's Smithsonian Institute did just that, creating lantern slides of their adventures to share with colleagues back home. 

Where's my flying car?

Friday November 18, 2011

Jet packs, robot butlers, flying cars – people in the past thought that the future would be pretty cool. But for Matt Novak of Paleofuture, futurism goes way beyond The Jetsons.

Malcolm Gladwell Talks TED

Sunday November 06, 2011

Extravagantly haired social theorist and raconteur Malcolm Gladwell made his return to the TED conference with this heartwarming story of the Norden bombsight, a revolutionary device designed to make carpet-bombing a little less indiscriminate circa World War II.

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