Tools

homo sapiens

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.
Becky Ferreira
9.12.18
TIME TRAVEL

Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?

Wait for it.
Brian Anderson
8.24.17
Reality Bites

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.
Carl Franzen
6.26.17
self-defense

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

The next WannaCry might not get so far.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Drift Currents

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.
Brian Castner
9.12.16
earth

MIT Tool Gives the Cost of Installing Solar Panels on Any Roof in Your City

How good is your roof for solar power?
Daniel Oberhaus
2.7.16
security

How To Go From 0 to Sniffing Packets in 10 Minutes

Meet Wireshark.
Michael Byrne
1.24.16
video

Watch Crows Engineering Their Own Tools

Crows fitted with tiny "spy cameras" seen engineering their way to a better meal.
Melissa Cronin
12.27.15
video

Watch This Capuchin Monkey Use a Tool to Pick Her Nose and Eat It, Too

Unusual tool use by a female capuchin has surprised researchers.
Rachel Pick
8.24.15
News

These 18th Century Native Tools Are Being 3D Scanned, Printed and Used Again

Artist Tania Larsson used modern replication techniques to recreate traditional animal hide tanning artifacts in the Smithsonian's collection.
Meagan Wohlberg
5.28.15
Science

Gravitational Measurements Go High-Resolution

Bringing new precision to Newton's 'big g.'
Michael Byrne
1.14.15
Space

Building the Largest Rocket in History Calls for the Largest Tools

Custom-built for its Space Launch System, NASA unveils the largest spacecraft welding tool in the world.
Amy Shira Teitel
9.13.14
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