Foam Sweet Foam: The Bullet-Eating Furniture Used to Prepare for Active Shooters
In a video essay, two filmmakers explore the 'kill houses' where SWAT teams train, where one patented technology blurs the line between fake and real.
Get Sudsed Up by Chicago's Foam-Spewing Sculpture
Roger Hiorns’s soapy installation looks ridiculously fun.
B. David Zarley
Glass Bricks, Aluminum Foam, and 3D-Printed Steel: Meet the "Supermaterials" of the Future
New exhibition 'SuperMaterial' looks at the innovative new products being created and researched in labs, startups, and institutions across the globe.
This Beer Vibrator Will Give Your Brew Head
Even the most passionate of beer connoisseurs might shy away from actually whipping it out in public, so to speak.
Artists Turn Kids' Clay into Grotesque Sculptures of Their Neighbors
The fanatic people-watchers of design studio Nightshop have created a new way to stare at their neighbors.
IKEA Furniture Gets Infected with Drippy Organisms
IKEA chairs and clocks get infected with foam sculptures at Inna Babaeva's solo show, 'It’s the Little Things That Matter.'
Why Is This Still a Thing?
Why Is Styrofoam Still a Thing?
Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.
Marsupial Milk Makes the Worst Desserts
Looking back, foam seems like a time capsule gimmick of molecular gastronomy. But could foam made from synthetic marsupial milk—especially in the hands of talented dessert chef Pierre Roelofs—make it cool again?
A New Supermaterial Lets This Artificial Heart Pump Like the Real Thing
Researchers want it to be used as a prosthetic heart in the future.
The Building Blocks of Everything
The Scientist Making (and Destroying) Military-Grade Foam in Brooklyn
What kind of foam is strong enough to survive a car crash? We find out in this episode of Lab Spaces.
Tonight in Brooklyn: 'Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography'
Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography, opening at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn tonight, features the work of ten young American and Canadian photographers who share an investigative attitude.
That Weird White Spray They Use In Soccer: An Investigation
The vanishing white spray market in soccer is about to get a little bit more cutthroat with the introduction of a new competitor who is looking to take over.
Jorge Arangure Jr.