On October 18, 1979, Kenny Rogers, who died on Friday, performed "The Gambler" on The Muppet Show. See the human hands on those muppets? This was one of the rare instances in which "the puppeteer lends his/her body parts," according to the Muppet Wiki.
Kurt Cobain did not lack for catchy riffs. From yourautnstripe: Nirvana is the reason I have decided to pick up guitar back in middle school and since then I absolutely loved playing and singing their songs. This cover is not perfect, but it was quite difficult to play everything in one video since the tempo… READ THE REST
Dance Party USA was a 1980s music TV show airing on the USA Network that featured teen pop artists of the time lip-syncing their hits. In 1989, Nine Inch Nails's first album Pretty Hate Machine was gaining steam in the alt.rock realm and, as a goof, Trent Reznor suggested to his PR team they should… READ THE REST
NASA translated digital data collected by space telescopes into lovely soundscapes that spark the imagination. A collaboration between visualization scientist Kimberly Arcand (CXC), astrophysicist Matt Russo, and musician Andrew Santaguida, this space sonification project is part of a NASA public education initiative. From NASA: The translation begins on the left side of the image and… READ THE REST
Don't look now, but that car next to you on the road may not have a driver. Thankfully, with the advent of the self-driving vehicle, that's not the panic-inducing moment it used to be. A self-driving shuttle has been ferrying customers in Las Vegas for three years. Tesla head Elon Musk says beta testing on… READ THE REST
For the past few years, we've seen a stampede of build-your-own handheld gaming devices hit the market. But if you're like us, you see those kits and all their tiny pieces and intricate instructions and think, why can't I just get a cool retro-themed handheld gamer that I don't have to put together myself? Your… READ THE REST
Jesse Pinkman was right —magnets are awesome. From high-speed trains and rollercoasters to what's on your refrigerator to the planet Earth itself, the power of magnets has been helping and fascinating us for centuries. In addition to all their nearly magical properties, magnets also make another significant contribution to the world — their hold can… READ THE REST