Startup: Research or Punishment

Despite all the amazing technology that exists and currently in development, the beginning of the Cold War always felt to me like the Great Era of American innovation. There’s were piles of government funding available to answer any crazy question… and give us photos like this. What the hell is going on here? My […]

Airborne Awesomosity

The D-558 Tortoise to the X-1 Hare

This is a Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak. It was built by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1947 for the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). While the Bell X-1 was making all the headlines and being all fast and stuff, the D-558 was slowly making progress giving useful information to researchers.
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Startup: Game Changing the Food Industry

Petri strips: the other, other, other white meat.

Yesterday’s User Input asked what game changing technology would have the greatest effect on government in the coming decades. If the past decades are any indication, the answer hasn’t been invented yet. Here’s something else game-changing that hasn’t been invented yet: in-vitro meat.