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Do we trust robots enough to put them in charge?
The factors that cause people to accept robots, or not, will surprise you.
Inside the surprisingly complex engineering process that creates an Olympic torch
A torch like the one in the Tokyo games is so much more than just a simple vessel for flame. This is how they spark into being.
The elements that make a perfect playground
Some of the most important elements may surprise you.
How to build a house that stays cool without AC
A guide to help your house face the heat.
Designing spaces with marginalized people in mind makes them better for everyone
How the ‘curb-cut effect’ makes the world easier to navigate.
How to build an igloo that’s structurally sound and cozy
With help from an ice architect and Inuit engineering.
How NASA kept its Mars rovers alive long past their expiration dates
Extending Curiosity and Perseverance’s lifespans wasn’t easy. Just ask NASA engineer Matt Keuneke.
The life-saving space blanket has humble origins
There’s a reason NASA-inspired heat sheets have survived for so long.
Stylish, non-permanent home upgrades all renters should know
Make your place feel like home—without giving up your security deposit.
The best kits and gadgets that encourage your kids to be more creative
I love Youtube. Your kids love Youtube. But there’s more to life than Youtube.