Tools

10.8.19

Watch Genius Pigs Use Tools in a Scientific First

We already knew pigs are pretty smart, and now scientists have observed our porcine friends using tools for the first time.

9.12.18

This Is the Oldest Drawing by Humans Ever Found

Dating back 73,000 years, the drawing smashes the record for oldest figurative drawing by about 30,000 years.

6.26.17

This AR Measuring Tape App Is Cool, but Don’t Use It for Anything Serious

The creators say it works pretty well, but for anything requiring a 'high accuracy', you're still better off using the real thing for now.

5.15.17

Educating Kids And the Elderly Is the Key to Closing the Online Security Loop

The next WannaCry might not get so far.

11.25.16

Drawing with the "Any Ink" Fountain Pen Was an Eye-Opener

We had illustrator Sara Rabin spend a couple weeks with a Wink Pen, the clever glass fountain pen that lets you write with any liquid. This is her story.

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10.25.16

Inside the Secret Blacksmith Shop That Crafts Knives for Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Blenheim Forge started life as a couple of guys messing around with steel, but quickly became more than a hobby.

9.12.16

Everything I Brought With Me on a 1,200-Mile River Canoe Trip

It took five months to plan, purchase, test, re-purchase, and pack the gear I'd need to paddle the entire length of the Mackenzie River to report on climate change.

7.16.16

Badass Photos from a Day in the Life of a Professional Knife-Maker

For this week's edition of First-Person Shooter, we handed two cameras off to Adam, a knife maker from North Carolina. Adam's been crafting knives for the past five years, and his "slicers" are coveted by chefs and collectors from all over the world.

5.25.16

MC Hammer Says He Hates Hammers Because He's Shilling Adhesive Wall Hangers Now

The hip-hop superstar has turned his back on the very tool that gave him his namesake.

4.29.16

My MacGyver Moment in the Amazon Rainforest

It's really handy to have a demo specialist around when you suddenly need a wire stripper in the jungle.

4.18.16

Massive CGI Crowd Simulation + Swords = Total Chaos

You, too, can make your own videos with the software used to make 'Lord of the Rings' battle sequences.

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