Robert J. Lang, an origami artist, shows how to fold a cicada 11 different ways, from easy to complex. The final one is basically sculpting the paper with many folds into something that looks very much like a real cicada.
Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair create paper cut light boxes that have captured the imagination of many children who came to know them through their book The Seekers. This post juxtaposing a National Geographic photo of last summer's west coast wildfires with one of the apocalyptic works they created for The Seekers years earlier is… READ THE REST
Finnish artist Juho Könkkölä took a single sheet of paper and created this intricate origami samurai that stands almost 8 inches tall. There was no ripping or cutting during the process, the final product is the result of over two days worth of methodical hand folding. READ THE REST
I stumbled across these instructions on how to fold the unicorn from the final scene of Blade Runner. It's a print-up PDF of folding instructions, which is decidedly old-school, as origami goes. These days we're in a golden age for paper-folding, because tons of origami artists post videos and/or photos showing how to fold their… READ THE REST
It seems like every company is putting out their own speakers these days. From industry heavyweights like Sony and Pioneer to boutique brands you've never even heard of, store shelves are packed with speaker options. But a small handful of elite names rise above the general noise of the speaker wars. The educated audio consumer sees… READ THE REST
Want to reprint a famous author's writing on your website? You could get sued. Dropped a clip from a TV show or movie into your YouTube video? You could get sued. Have almost any identifiable song playing in the background of your Facebook video? Heck, you probably won't get sued… but that's only because Facebook… READ THE REST
For a kid, STEM has almost become like eating your vegetables or cleaning your pet's litter box. Your parents might say it's necessary, but that doesn't mean you'll to enjoy it. But like many ideas that take root in a young mind, they aren't always correct. The reality is that STEM and STEM-related activities aren't always… READ THE REST