foam

active shooter

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.
Jillian Mayer
Kelly Loudenberg
9.18.18
public art

Get Sudsed Up by Chicago's Foam-Spewing Sculpture

Roger Hiorns’s soapy installation looks ridiculously fun.
B. David Zarley
6.30.17
Design

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.
Kevin Holmes
2.16.17
beer

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.
Gillie Houston
12.8.16
Art

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.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.19.16
Art

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.'
Ysabelle Cheung
6.3.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Styrofoam Still a Thing?

Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.16
dairy

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?
Julian Morgans
11.23.15
Science

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.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
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.
Lara Heintz
3.13.15
Photo

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.
Gideon Jacobs
3.13.15
foamy residue

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.
12.9.14
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