MIT is known for developing a lot of impressive technology. But hidden in the kitchen of MIT’s Media Lab is, perhaps, my favorite MIT invention: the FoodCam. Okay, so it may not look like much but it’s actually quite brilliant. Let’s say you have some leftover food. You put it under the camera and you
What if I told you that To Kill A Mockingbird is overrated? “Can you, uh…can you read and write?” Wait, Atticus, let me explain, let me explain. What I’m saying is it’s weird how this book is so, so famous. Let me tell you a story. I read this book for fun in fourth grade.
When I googled the “fastest animal” this is what I got. A cheetah. A cheetah. A little mammal bias maybe? The truly fastest animal on Earth has a max speed 3 times greater than the cheetah. Peregrine falcons can leisurely cruise through the skies between 40 and 60 miles per hour, but when they’re diving
“I want to tell you my secret now…” “I see…” Do you want to know what Haley Joel Osment says in The Sixth Sense? What about this noise? For many Americans, slow internet or no internet is still a reality, and the internet speed in Nashville, Tennessee, might not be as fast in Nashville, Kansas.
And… Alexa, what’s the weather today? with clear skies and sun. Today’s forecast has partly sunny weather with a high of 77°F and a low of 61°F. UHHHH… I still don’t understand the use of Fahrenheit. Virtually every country on earth uses Celsius to measure temperature. But the US still uses Fahrenheit. And for that
Imagine if the Earth and Moon were only inches away from each other. In reality, it’s over a quarter of a million miles but that’s the scale we used in order to visualize the ten billion miles that Voyager 2 has traveled. This month marks 40 years that the spacecraft has been traveling on its
Ezra Klein: Secretary Clinton, thank you for being here. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Thank you, Ezra, glad to talk to you again. EK: So I wanted to start with a part of the book that surprised me the most, which was you almost ran on the beginning of a universal basic income in America, which you
Over the last hundred years or so, scientists have pushed our understanding of the universe into some extreme conditions, for example the world of the very small, the realm of very high speeds and the under the frigid conditions of near absolute zero. While each of us have developed an intuition about how the world