Why Helsinki's Library Robots Aren't Important
Oodi, the new Helsinki Library, has robots to help reshelve books. They get a lot of press attention. But they're not the important part of the librar..
The Self-Driving Race Car
I got an email asking if I wanted to be driven around the most famous racetrack in Britain by an autonomous racing car. I wasn't going to refuse that ..
Inside The Tunnels That Will Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years
Onkalo, on the Finnish island of Olkiluoto, is planned to be the first geologic storage facility for high-level nuclear waste: eventually sealed for 1..
What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
If you've been a subscriber for a while, you probably know where this one is going. Although you may still be surprised about where I ended up going....
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee
The Berkeley Pit, in Butte, Montana, was once the richest hill on Earth: the Anaconda Copper Mine. Now: it's not all that rich, and it's not much of a..
The Only Bit Of Louisiana's Coast That Isn't Sinking
On a coastline that's steadily sinking under the waves, the Wax Lake Delta is rising: which is a wonderful thing for researchers.Historically, every t..
Cash and Grab (with Bird Keeper Toby and Inés from Draw Curiosity)
I'll say this about this week's Game Garage: we definitely had fun. Thanks to Toby: https://www.youtube.com/birdkeepertoby and Inés: https://www.yout..
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make. Pull down the desc..
Checkpoint (with Ashens and the Polybius Heist crew)
This game turned out a lot more stressful than we thought it would. Thanks to ASHENS and the POLYBIUS HEIST crew, you can watch their first movie here..
I'm Not A Robot ✅
What those boxes are for, and why you might not have to click them soon. • Sponsored by Dashlane —try 30 days for free at: https://www.dashlane.co..
Personal Best (with dodie, Sammy Paul, Daniel J Layton and Reb Day)
We're back! New games, same garage. Thanks to the crew from SOME LOVELY BOARD GAMES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfeCp3-_U8M
Flying A Plane With Fireworks On The Wings
Aerosparx are a British aerobatics team that perform displays with fireworks attached to their wings. This is how they do it.
More about Aerosparx: h..
The Two Generals’ Problem
Time to tell a story about idempotency, computer science, and the Night of the Multiple Orders. • Sponsored by Dashlane —try 30 days for free at: ..
Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude: Phatic Expressions
"Hello!" "Thank you!" "You're welcome!" These are all phatic expressions, and people can argue about them. Pull down the description for the reference..
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?
The fetch-execute cycle is the basis of everything your computer or phone does. This is literally The Basics. • Sponsored by Dashlane —try 30 days..