Doug Bierend

Facebook

The Conversation About VR Struggles to Get Real

Experts debated the hype surrounding VR, with mixed success.
Doug Bierend
11.13.16
virtual reality

The UN Is Using Virtual Reality to Make the Rich and Powerful Feel Empathy

A new campaign uses virtual reality documentaries to raise awareness and trigger empathy.
Doug Bierend
8.28.15
DIY

Meet the GynePunks Pushing the Boundaries of DIY Gynecology

A collective of radical bio-hackers and TransHackFeminists are out to reclaim gynecological medicine.
Doug Bierend
8.21.15
nasa

New Experiments Make That ‘Impossible’ Engine Look a Little More Possible

The theoretical technology that could take us to Pluto in 18 months may be real, new findings show.
Doug Bierend
7.28.15
nasa

That Physicist in Omaha Is Still Working on a Warp Drive in His Garage

And he's filed for a patent.
Doug Bierend
7.20.15
Science

How Mushrooms Could Hold the Key to Our Long-Term Survival as a Species

The wonders of mycelium.
Doug Bierend
3.30.15
Culture

The Dark Age of Virtual Reality-Based Torture Is Approaching Fast

“In mental health, perceptions are reality, so if you think you are being tortured, you are being tortured."
Doug Bierend
1.31.15
Science

​Could Electrons Be Used to Clean Up Coal Emissions?

How a laser developed for nuclear fusion may be repurposed to scrub coal emissions.
Doug Bierend
1.5.15
Culture

Remember 'Duke Nukem'? Turns Out It's a Metaphor for Cyberspace

"Hurt me plenty" walks you down nostalgia lane, fists up.
Doug Bierend
11.21.14
Features

Google's Robo-Selfies Break Street View's Fourth Wall

Google's accidental robo-selfies are a chance to glimpse the transitionary moment before our entire sensory experience is digitized.
Doug Bierend
7.30.14
Space

SpaceX Was Born Because Elon Musk Wanted to Grow Plants on Mars

Before there was SpaceX, there was Mars Oasis.
Doug Bierend
7.17.14