A timeline of inventions

But not the vacuum machines have to be pretty powerful, especially if the water is going to be extracted by spinning. Then there is the huge heat capacity of water, which means that several kilowatts of power are needed to heat enough to wash a single

Congressional Hearing About Net Neutrality Postponed Because Tech CEOs Didn't Want To Testify

A spokesperson for the committee tells Gizmodo that the hearing has now been postponed and there are no specific plans to reschedule it. The Federal Communications Commission has been pushing for a rollback of Obama-era net neutrality protections that

Ten Cars You Can Buy For The Price Of A New iPhone X

Apple had their big-ass event today, in their brand-new land-spaceship, and in this big-ass event they had their big-ass announcement: the big-ass iPhone X. That iPhone X (pronounced like MacOS X and not Malcom X) will cost you a non-trivial $999, which is

Get a Crash Course in Writing from 20 Journalists

I only remember one practical writing lesson from my three years as an English major: Whenever you can, put the best bits at the end of the sentence. Put the next-best bits at the beginning, and put the rest in the middle. This trick works in every kind of

Microfluidic mixer designed for performing single-molecule kinetics with confocal detection on timescales from milliseconds to minutes

installing and operating microfluidic mixing devices optimized for this purpose. The mixer is fabricated by replica molding with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), which allows the production of large numbers of devices at a low cost using a single

How to cram 80 holiday essentials into your hand luggage: Packing expert Julia Hudson shows SARAH RAINEY the folding tricks and space-saving secrets to fit in everything you'll

The bane of baggage costs, confusing suitcase sizes, liquid allowances and frantic repacking at the Select a travelling outfit at this stage, too — something layered and loose-fitting. ‘It’s a good idea to wear the bulkiest items in your bag

Forget Mars. Here’s Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies

To keep Mars residents’ bones from demineralizing, for instance, they might need to exercise inside large centrifuges every single day. Thus far, NASA and other organizations have studied effects of partial gravity to a limited extent on humans by

The King In The North Is A Sad, Beautiful Boy

Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.