These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

In 2005, multidisciplinary artist Jay Mark Johnson flew to Germany to purchase a very special, very expensive new gadget—a hand-made digital camera capable of capturing 360-degree panoramic images at resolutions as high as 500 megapixels. “It was the hottest thing in the digital world 15 years ago,” Johnson says. “It’s built like a tank, but…

How Long Do We Have Before Arctic Ice Melts Away?

How Long Do We Have Before Arctic Ice Melts Away?

“Pull out your ice picks,” a scientist whispers in the inky twilight. We’re standing on 30 centimeters of ice — a thin veneer that separates us from the deadly Arctic Ocean below — and the ice is trembling. It emits a loud popping sound as a crack starts to spread tens of meters away.Unsure what…

He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got… a Sustainable Business

He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got… a Sustainable Business

Sahil Lavingia published the first chapter of his planned book Building A Billion Dollar Company in 2012. Lavingia, who was 19 at the time, had never built a billion-dollar company. Nor would he.The title was aspirational, but at the time the goal didn’t seem out of reach. His e-commerce startup Gumroad raised a $7 million…

Don’t Ignore Chrome’s New Password Checkup Feature

Don’t Ignore Chrome’s New Password Checkup Feature

If you’ve signed up for or logged into any accounts in Chrome lately, you might have noticed something new: a pop-up warning you about the security of your passwords. While another nag is the last thing you need in your life, don’t ignore this one. It can help you keep unwelcome visitors from breaking into…

A Windows 10 security flaw was so bad the NSA disclosed it

A Windows 10 security flaw was so bad the NSA disclosed it

Microsoft released a patch for Windows 10 and Server 2016 today after the National Security Agency found and disclosed a serious vulnerability. It’s a rare but not unprecedented tip-off, one that underscores the flaw’s severity—and maybe hints at new priorities for the NSA. The bug is in Windows’ mechanism for confirming the legitimacy of software…

This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Low-Budget Sci-Fi

This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Low-Budget Sci-Fi

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Philosophy professor Peter Boghossian enjoys sci-fi shows like The Expanse. Courtesy of Amazon StudiosPhilosophy professor Peter Boghossian has watched a staggering amount of sci-fi TV, and has opinions on everything from recent hits like Watchmen and The Expanse to older shows like Charlie Jade and Lexx. “Every…