How to Build a Spacecraft to Save the World

How to Build a Spacecraft to Save the World

There are more than a thousand asteroids with diameters larger than Didymos and Dimorphos combined, and if any of those were to strike Earth, it could lead to mass extinction and the collapse of civilization.“Everyone knows it’s possible to hit an asteroid,” says Justin Atchison, a DART mission designer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

How to Solve a Rubik's Cube, Step by Step

How to Solve a Rubik's Cube, Step by Step

But I kept at it: For two weeks I spent at least 20 minutes a day scrambling my cube and solving it the way Mao had taught me.

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Built Apple's G4 Cube. It Bombed

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Built Apple's G4 Cube. It Bombed

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Power Mac G4 Cube, which debuted July 19, 2000.It also marks the 19th anniversary of Apple’s announcement that it was putting the Cube on ice.(Jobs hated fans.

The Best Game Controller Buttons of All Time

The Best Game Controller Buttons of All Time

The GameCube’s giant A button is the perfect embodiment of what Nintendo games are all about: fun.The Dreamcast's controller was objectively bad, but its analog triggers were inspired.The SNES D-Pad, with its seminal right-facing prong, is pure, simple brilliance.

Mysterious Midwest Tornadoes, Airbnb's NYC Truce, and More News

Mysterious Midwest Tornadoes, Airbnb's NYC Truce, and More News

Mysterious Midwest Tornadoes, Airbnb's NYC Truce, and More News. Tornadoes are tearing up the Midwest, Airbnb calls truce, and we've got some books for your long weekend. Airbnb and the city of New York have reached a truce.

How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 Seconds—or Less

How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 Seconds—or Less

Last month, at a speedcubing competition in Brisbane, he set a new world record of 5.69 seconds in the Average of 5 event, wherein contestants each solve five cubes that have been scrambled according to computer-generated instructions.

'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

And with Season 7 arriving tomorrow, you'd be forgiven for having lost the thread along the way (or just wanting to know what your friends and/or relatives are talking about already).The GameplayFortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play game set on a large, varied island, seemingly abandoned except for the players fighting on it.