I've got a few trees and a bunch of buildings, so I guess the International Space Station wins this round. "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange," wrote astronaut/photographer Reid Wiseman. (via NASA)Read More
Shirtless Goldblum playing piano in a hot tub alert!
When you woke up this morning, did you think to yourself, "I haven't had enough shirtless Jeff Goldblum in my life lately?" Well me too, friend. Me too. Lucky for us, Goldblum is starring in this ridiculous new add for General Electric, put together by the guys from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. I don't know how I feel about hearing Goldblum say "This is too moist," but that's a discussion for another time.Read More
We're talking about science. Why? What did you think we meant? ...oooooohhhh
Comedian Baratunde Thurston is a really smart guy -- philosophy degree from Harvard, Director's Fellow for MIT's Media Lab, best-selling author -- but as far as we know jet engine physics aren't really his field. That's why he went to GE's Global Research Center to learn about sucking, squeezing, banging, and blowing... for science.Read More
It's World Bow Tie Racing Champion Bill Nye!
Our Friend Bill Nye continues his job filling in for Neil deGrasse Tyson as host of StarTalk Radio. This time around, they've introduced "Video Cosmic Queries" thanks to a partnership with GE. Watch Nye and co-host Chuck Nice go through listener questions about climate change, starting fire with sound, and more!Read More
The Return of The Tonight Show’s “Fallonventions” Segment Eliminates Pizza Crust, Dispenses Milk, and Improves the Stethoscope
Way to go, kid inventors!
On last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonthey brought back the GE partnered segment "Fallonventions" where Jimmy showcases three young inventors, their creations, and then hooks them up with some scholarship money. We genuinely love it. See what the kids invented this time around.Read More
I'm a little teapot short and stout. Here is my—OH GOD WHAT'S HAPPENING!?
This morning we told you about GE's #SpringBreakIt campaign where they will send you slow-motion videos of things getting destroyed for science if you tweet at them with that hashtag. If you need further convincing that this is an awesome use of your time, here are a few sample videos they sent us.Read More
GE Takes “Spring Break” Literally and Destroys Things for Science Today With Their #SpringBreakIt Campaign
It's science, but it's also stuff getting destroyed. It's win/win!
GE's #SpringBreakIt campaign launched today, and we think it's exactly the kind of thing you'll love, Internet-people. To promote their next-generation "Super Materials," GE is showing you what it looks like when they put boring old regular materials to the same smash, crush, and blast tests. Watching things break is really great.Read More
Place your bets!
At SXSW this year we met up with Our Friend Bill Nye at GE's Night of Invention to compete in what we believe is the world's first competitive bow tie tying event. Watch it all right here.Read More
If you're at SXSW you could also just follow Glen around, but this is less weird.
Curious what we're up to at SXSW this year? Senior Editor Glen Tickle (Hey, that's me!) is there and will be live-tweeting from our @Geekosystem Twitter account as well as my own @glentickle for stuff at SXSW that might be a little out of our regular purview.Read More
Watch Quirky + GE’s Night of Invention and StarTalk Live With Our Friend Bill Nye LIVE Right Here! [Updated]
See which reader question we ask Our Friend Bill Nye!
Tomorrow night is the big event! We've partnered with GE, Quirky, and StarTalk Radio to bring A Night of Invention to SXSW! You can watch the livestream of the StarTalk portion of the show right here with Our Friend Bill Nye, Eugene Mirman, and more. We'll have exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the whole thing.Read More