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videos

Watch 100,000 Volts of Electricity Course Through a Circuit Board in Slow Motion

Electricity always follows the past of least resistance, and that can make for some dangerously beautiful effects.
Matthew Gault
8.22.18
Whoa

Start Rolling Your Blunts: NASA Is Uploading Decades of Archival Footage to YouTube

Watch a hypersonic plane go 7,000 miles per hour and more in over 500 videos of experimental aircraft pushing the limits.
Samantha Cole
7.19.17
Terraform

End of the Road

The final installment of our serialized graphic novel, the Highwayman.
Koren Shadmi
6.10.17
Whoa

Two Research Teams Have Independently Made a Real-Life Time Crystal

Since they were first theorized in 2012, time crystals have only existed on paper. Now, two teams have created them for the first time in a lab.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.8.17
videos

Fly Over Mars and Into the Weekend

Like a majestic alien eagle.
Samantha Cole
12.9.16
Art

Oculus’s New 'Infinite Canvas' Will Make You Question Your Place in the Universe

Fly into an endless virtual scene created by a former Dreamworks animator.
Samantha Cole
12.9.16
nasa

The ISS Is Sending TV Signals to HAM Radio Nerds

As a gift to radio hobbyists, the ISS is sending old-school television signals to Earth all week.
Jason Koebler
4.14.16
video

The Volocopter Is Our Flying Car

The Volocopter, an aircraft designed to be as simple to fly as a car is to drive, has reached another milestone.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.8.16
video

New Technology Lets Scientists See the Brain with Nanoscale Resolution

A new brain imaging tool allows researchers to probe into every nook and cranny of the brain.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.30.15
Motherboard Blog

What Every Place on Earth Sounds Like

It's like crowdsourcing ambience.
Lex Berko
12.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Saturn Photos Don't Get Better Than This

Saturn is often a source of spectacular space images, but this one takes the cake.
Derek Mead
11.25.13
Motherboard Blog

I've Been Listening to This Cricket Orchestra for an Hour and It's Tripping Me Out

The slow moan of Robert Wilson's recording remains conducive to a clean stream of uninterrupted thought.
Derek Mead
11.15.13
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