With the lights off, Italian artist Fabrizio Corneli's work looks like pretty but unspectacular—just metal boxes and scraps. But with the flip of a switch, a whole new world of light emerges. His sculptures are cut with a mathematical precision so that light spills out in beautiful, unexpected forms.
Given how important it's been to our development, mankind will always be drawn to open flames. But if you're tired of buying tea light candles in bulk for a little bit of accent lighting, Fabien Gerlier's Caviar might be better suited to adding accent lighting to your home. Made of sintered bronze, the lamp stays lit…
It’s not uncommon to see $4 million worth of art in a museum. It’s less common to see $4 million worth of solid gold bricks in a museum. It’s called Tower of Power, and it will require a 24/7 security guard as long as it remains at the New Museum as part of a retrospective on its maker, the artist Chris Burden.
Instead of giving your unwanted memory cards away to your parents, or putting them someplace safe where they'll inevitably get lost, this easy-to-build kit lets you turn a bunch of unused microSD cards into a far more useful SSD drive.
The latest science news out of Harvard and MIT sounds like a joke, but it's not. A team of physicists were fooling around with photons when they managed to get the particles to clump together to form a molecule, one that's unlike any other matter. And it behaves, they say, just like a lightsaber.
Graphene is amazing. Or at least, it could be. Made from a layer of carbon one-atom thick, it's the strongest material in the world, it's completely flexible, and it's more conductive than copper. Discovered just under a decade ago, the supermaterial potentially has some unbelievable applications for us in the not so…
There's been a lot of talk about smart watches lately, but most of us aren't there yet. I wear the same analog watch every day. It tells time and looks kinda nice. I feel naked if I leave the house without it. Some people are all about digital options, either because they find them easier to read or because they want…
Isotopes v.2 looks alluring. All those pretty, pulsating lines of light draw people in. Relaxing. But once they get in there, things start to change. The lights become more constant and intense. Basically they put people in a somewhat oppressive light prison. Soooo, probably not relaxing.
By now we're mostly used to Facebook moving the furniture around every once in a while. We complain for a while, then just deal with it. But in a way, it's still maddening. Your stuff was HERE and now it's HERE. (Right, right, glass houses.) But at least Facebook can't barge in and rearrange your real life. That…
You're driving along a country road at a very safe speed. You don't want to hit any deer. And when you see one crossing the road your reflexes kick in! You slam on the breaks and stop just shy of your woodland friend. But boy would a bloody deer head hood ornament look nice . . .
This little guy might not look much, but he's the world's smallest flying robotic insect—and he's taken 12 years to get into the air.
Why do you keep redirecting me to the Italian Gizmodo site if I specifically ask for the US site!!!
A scientist from the University of Trento in Italy claims to have made the world's toughest material. But this isn't some kind of exotic super material—it's just made from strands of fiber with knots tied in them.
If you live in a fairly well-populated city you've probably been visited by one of those Shaolin Warrior traveling shows. But the next time they roll through your town you should save your money and instead queue up this fantastic high-speed footage of their incredible acrobatics as captured by BBC Earth Productions.
If you overheard someone talking about time crystals in a bar, you'd think they were mad, or drunk. Or both. These things, theoretically, oscillate for eternity without any energy input whatsoever—and if that sounds like a perpetual motion machine, it's because it is. Impossible, right? But what if it was a Nobel…
ASCII—aka the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, aka the numeric codes that represent those little shapes on your keyboard—turns fifty this year. And while it’s since been surpassed by UTF-8, it still holds a special place in our hearts (and computers).
Warning: this video by filmmaker Will Witte is probably going to break your brain. It's an MC Escher-esque loop of screengrabs, and amazingly enough, none of the shots were achieved with the help of a computer.