Rachel Walden

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“Open Condom Style” is Now Your Weird K-Pop Summer Jam

As you begin to prepare for this weekend’s debaucheries, you’ll want to check out “Gangnam Style,” the newest single released by South Korea’s OG Oppa, Park Jae-Sang.
Rachel Walden
8.3.12
Motherboard Blog

A Brief History of Atom Smashers

Smashing two things together in order to uncover their hidden properties is something hardly limited to the pleasure-inducing, dirty acts you’re now thinking about. Particle physicists all over the world have been constantly working on and improving...
Rachel Walden
7.26.12
Motherboard Blog

Just Awesome Photos of Astronauts

Astronauts have had to pose for the camera in their big, poofy, dumb space suits since the beginning of space exploration, which, in your favor, is on public archive for all of Earth to see.
Rachel Walden
7.20.12
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American Dreaming: Watching People Watch the Apollo 11 Launch

After years of lasting political turmoil brought on by the Vietnam War, matched with the heartbreaking assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK, America’s "first trip to the moon":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/16/turn-it-up-to-apollo-11-an-hd-remix-of...
Rachel Walden
7.16.12
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Frank Fervor

Ed Beller narrates an evolution of 20th century hot-dog-heating technology.
Rachel Walden
6.27.12
Motherboard Blog

The Other Hot Dog King of New York: A Chat With Ed Beller, Inventor of Stainless-Steel Pushcarts

Ah, the sweet, sweet smell of hot dogs steaming from a bright, shiny curbside cart. What’s more New York than that? Not much. And seeing as nobody running around this city has time to sit down for a long, wholesome lunch break anymore, today's ever...
Rachel Walden
6.27.12
Motherboard Blog

This Robotic Finger Blows Yours Away

n light of fears that technology is “terrkin our jerrbs”, a new invention called the BioTac is kind of off-putting at first. Created by Scientists and USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering bypasses the tactile function of human fingers, instead using...
Rachel Walden
6.20.12
Motherboard Blog

PETA Unveils .XXX Site, Arouses No One

You know what’s super disappointing? Sitting home alone on a Saturday night, drinking a glass of whiskey and clicking a .xxx link (in hopes of suppressing some of the loneliness and misery you feel because you can’t seem to find _anyone_ who wants to...
Rachel Walden
6.6.12
Motherboard Blog

Houston, We Have A Party

While you were busy committing god knows what sort of atrocities to your body and mind over the weekend, much cleaner festivities were unfolding in Clear Lake, Houston. "Shuttlebration," folks were calling it and by golly if it doesn't sound like the...
Rachel Walden
6.4.12
Motherboard Blog

Street Views: CISPA is Scarier Than Real-Life Zombies

All those cannibals out there who have been occupying newsfeeds and haunting the nightmares of the phagophobic are terrifying, sure, but nothing chills the bones greater than a good old fashioned Orwellian hellscape. Zombie-types, while revolting and...
Rachel Walden
6.2.12