binary

marriage

Men Describe Being Proposed to By Women

"It was a dizzying kind of surreal joy the likes of which I’ve never felt before."
Leila Ettachfini
9.26.18
Tedium

How File Sharing Broke the Internet’s First Forum

Usenet—a formative online protocol intended for conversations—was forever changed once the public figured out you could transfer binary files through it.
Ernie Smith
2.6.18
binary

Why the Iconic 'Power' Symbol Looks the Way It Does

A modern-day hieroglyphics standard brings us most of our icons.
Samantha Cole
4.3.17
Art

Artists Take Polaroids of the Digital World

The Impossible Project’s latest endeavor blends smartphone imagery with analog instant film technology.
DJ Pangburn
10.8.15
Space

This Dying Star Is One of the Most Massive White Dwarfs Ever Discovered

And as far as scientists know, there's only one star like it in the Andromeda Galaxy.
Graham Templeton
5.26.15
DNA

New research shows how binary code can self-replicate like DNA

Researchers got strands of binary to replicate themselves in a simulation.
Jordan Pearson
10.21.14
Art

Enter The Binary Worlds of Anonymous Generative Coder LoremIpsum-404

You won't believe the fact that these gorgeous images were rendered entirely in binary code.
DJ Pangburn
10.16.14
machines

What Binary-Based Money Would Look Like

The decimal world is a relic. Let's go binary.
Michael Byrne
10.14.14
Design

These Computers Talk With Smoke Rings And Lasers

"Binairy Talk" is a smoke signal communication revival—but with a healthy addition of lasers and binary code.
Beckett Mufson
7.24.14
Space

How the Universe's Most Intense Magnetic Fields Are Born

A runaway star was "the smoking gun" that explains why some dying stars form black holes, while others become magnetars.
Becky Ferreira
5.16.14
Motherboard Blog

Polynesians Used Binary Long Before Europeans

Hundreds of years before computers did, too.
Lex Berko
12.16.13
Motherboard Blog

Video: Computer Jay Programmed a Robot to Rap

Premiering Computer Jay's "Binary Fix," featuring the programmable rap robot, Moogodore 2600.
Daniel Stuckey
10.25.13
0102