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Say it with love … and DNA! Researchers from Harvard Medical School have made letters and wingdings out of DNA. Each one of the letter above is made from a single strand of the genetic material: Each strand is unique, and folds [...]

Man Gets Trapped in Elevator, Rescued, Then Trapped in a Different Elevator

Most people only get stuck in one elevator a day. The ambitious aim higher than that: A firefighter went up in another elevator in an adjoining shaft, exited through the ceiling hatch to get to the other elevator’s hatch to transfer the trapped man and bring him down. But after the transfer was made, the second elevator [...]

Whose Ideal Was This, Anyway?

Heather McDougal talked to 5th and 6th graders about how the ideal body image of women has changed over time, from the corsets of 100 years ago to the Photoshopped images of today. And the modern altered bodies and altered images are the hardest ideal to even consider living up to. As an example, contrast [...]

Road Net Brings Heavy, Speeding Trucks to an Immediate Halt

(Video Link) Barrier1 Systems is a defense contractor that has developed a number of amazing retractable road blocking systems. The above video shows several of them, starting with a net that can be kept below the surface of the road, then deployed in an emergency. Hitting one of them is like slamming into a brick wall. Company [...]

Space Invaders Moss Mural

This video game is guaranteed to move very slowly. Kimi Spencer and Marko Manriquez created an interactive mural that uses moss to depict Space Invaders: Moss invaders comprises a living graffiti mural and a capacitive sound installation into one piece. The moss mural is made using laser cut stencils to mold a moss milkshake concoction of [...]