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Watching a CD spin so fast that it gets warped and shatters is so fun

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Slow Mo Guys spun a CD (a Spotify playlist shaped like a circle mirror, kids) so fast that it started warping and then eventually shattered into a hundred little pieces. You can see the disc spinning at 23,000 RPM and getting bent out of shape until it just gives out, all at once. So cool. Read more...

Iceland's Tiny, Isolated Population Makes It the Perfect Genetics Lab 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A millenium ago, a group settled in Iceland and have stayed there ever since, with few people coming and going. And so their DNA has stayed remarkably homogenous. That's a major boon for genetics researchers, who today have released the results of sequencing the complete genomes of 2,636 Icelanders—the largest such countrywide project ever. Read more...

Why the Length of Saturn's Day Is So Hard to Measure 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The length of a planet's day seems like such a simple number, a basic piece of information that should accompany any solar system diagram. But probes flying past Saturn have turned up oddly conflicting numbers. Read more...

We Is Here! Relive The Last Moon Mission In Its Entirety

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you are fond of the Apollo project, then you'll love this site Ben Feist has been building for years—which is now online in its very early alpha stage. Apollo17.org is a highly addictive, interactive, real-time exploration of the entire Apollo 17 Mission, based upon official NASA footage and the transcription of radio transmissions. Read more...

The FBI's Drone Pilot Team Is Just Two Dudes

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Justice Department inspector general's recent audit of the FBI's drone program revealed something surprising: the FBI drone pilot team is literally just two people sitting in a room. Read more...

Making this 24 carrot gold cake is pure alchemy

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One of the reasons I desperately want to time travel is to blow the minds of people in the past with just the simplest of things today. Imagine going back hundreds of years and baking this gold 24 'carrot' cake. With a few drops of food coloring and a few edible gold leaf sheets, I'd be hailed as the greatest alchemist in the world. Read more...

The First Brand Name Was a 1st Century Roman Glassblower

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ennion made me. Those were the words molded on glass vases and jars that survived centuries of dust, change, and trauma all over the classical world. But who was Ennion? And how, in the early years of the world, did he make so much glass? Read more...

Grumpy Americans of the 1970s Wanted to Rewrite the Constitution

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The 1970s was a rough time for most Americans. The economy was tanking, inflation was out of control, and thanks to the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, few people had anything good to say about their government. Which is why predictions about the future from this era are so fascinating. Read more...

No One Wants the Olympics, Part No. 546

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Remember a few months back, when Boston proudly threw its tri-cornered hat into the ring to bid for the 2024 Olympics? Well, there are plenty of Bostonians among those who would really rather not with the Olympics. And now, they're going to get a say. Democracy! Read more...

The complete visual history of the Walt Disney logo before Disney movies

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever since the Walt Disney Pictures logo debuted before The Black Cauldron in 1985, Disney has been tweaking and re-styling and creating multiple variations of the iconic magic castle logo that pops up right before its movies. For a while it's a simple 2D logo stamped on a blue background but eventually it turned 3D with fireworks and a whole mess of effects. Read more...

Should We Freak Out That a Common Herbicide Is "Probably Carcinogenic?"

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Glyphosate, better known as Roundup, is widely used to kill weeds, especially along with genetically modified crops engineered to be glyphosate-resistant. The World Health Organization today released an assessment calling the weedkiller "probably carcinogenic." But it's not as scary as it sounds. Read more...

Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide for Everyone

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I have a problem. It's a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances—or at least all the As Seen On TV and Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few weeks. Show More Summary

Watching CDs Explode At 170,000 FPS Is Better Than Fireworks

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Adding more credence to the notion that everything is better in slow motion, the Slow Mo Guys strapped a compact disk to a vacuum cleaner motor and spun it up to 23,000 RPM. At that speed the disk simply disintegrated under the forces, and thankfully the duo's high-speed camera was there to capture the destruction at 170,000 FPS. Read more...

GM Is Developing Smarter Headlights That Will Follow a Driver's Gaze

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are already cars on the road with intelligent headlights that can sweep left or right to improve visibility as a vehicle steers into a turn. But Opel/Vauxhall, a European subsidiary of GM, are developing next-generation headlight systems that can keep track of where a driver's looking, and automatically re-direct the lights in that direction. Read more...

Facebook is gunning hard for YouTube with its new embeddable video feature, which lets people take v

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook is gunning hard for YouTube with its new embeddable video feature, which lets people take videos posted to Facebook and put them on other sites. Read more...

Barbed Wire's Dark, Deadly History

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the mid 1800s, not many (non-native) Americans had ever been west of the Mississippi. When Frederick Law Olmstead visited the west in the 1850s, he remarked that the plains looked like a sea of grasses that moved "in swells after a great storm." Massive herds of buffalo wandered the plains. Show More Summary

The First Brand Manager Was a 1st Century Roman Glassblower 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ennion made me. Those were the words that emerged as archeologists brushed centuries of dust off glass vessels in digs all over the classical world, again and again. But who was Ennion? And how, in the early years of the modern world, did he make so much glass? Read more...

Facebook Is Finally Getting Messaging Right

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook wants to be your everything, and the next step in its long and deliberate journey to subsume the entire world is here. Messenger, Facebook's separate (and now genuinely useful ) messaging app, is growing up and you have every reason to be excited. Read more...

Facebook Will Put 360-Degree Spherical Videos Right In Your News Feed

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I think that 360-degree video is going to be a big deal. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg agrees! He just announced that Facebook will be able to embed spherical videos right in your News Feed, much like YouTube 360. Read more...

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