What It Would Take for Donald Trump to Build the Great Wall of America
Building a wall between the US and Mexico isn't a military project—but it will have to be.
The LA Philharmonic Is Trying to Perfectly Recreate Concerts in Virtual Reality
The LA Philharmonic is going above and beyond for a remote experience.
Would a Falling Drone Crush Your Skull? We Did the Math
The physics of falling.
Principals at Poor Schools Grossly Underestimate the Demand for Computer Science
Google commissioned Gallup to find out what parents, students, and school officials thought about computer science education.
This 80s Japanese Robot Looks Suspiciously Like a Bunch of Dicks
It's a "flexible microactuator”? Yeah, OK.
Learn Why Symmetry Is at the Heart of Physics In Less Than 3 Minutes
Symmetry in the physics sense, and not the mirror sense, obvs.
A Startup Is Pushing the Boundaries of Biology with Synthetic DNA
Using E. coli strains, research firm Synthorx has successfully synthesized proteins that don’t exist in nature.
Hell or Salt Water
How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle, According to a Physicist
Motherboard interviewed Daniel Bonn, a physicist from the University of Amsterdam, about how to build sandcastles that will make you the envy of the beach.
San Jose Has a Plan For Letting Its Police Use Drones
After drafting policy, San Jose PD needs only FAA approval to use drones.
More Dutch Cities Want to Give Their Residents a Basic Income
Experiments to test a basic income system being proposed by Dutch city governments
Intel’s New Skylake Chip Is Good, And That’s the Problem
The next big leaps in performance aren't happening as fast as they once did.
Meet IOS 9, Codenamed ‘Android’
Dutch pranksters fool Apple fans into admitting Android is better.