May 4, 2016
Plants with shorter lifespans tend to be better studied in evolutionary biology and population ecology, because research lasting longer than five years takes, patience, planning, perseverance after setbacks... and reliable funding. But the scientists who tackle long-term studies can reach an unexplored territory where scientific breakthroughs happen.
Feb 16, 2015
An homage to the tireless, endlessly useful robotic arm. Patented in 1961 and first used in a GM manufacturing line, it has since been cast in countless roles. We’ve assembled a collection of videos intended to convey a broad cross-section of cultural touchpoints for this evolving technology.
May 11, 2015
Besides being Richard Feynman’s birthday, May 11 marks National Twilight Zone Day. The establisher of the holiday, as well as the reason this date was chosen, is appropriately murky (it’s not the date the show first aired). We like to think that Feynman might have been amused by the association.