Samsung may sell more smartphones, but a new Apple ad claims that more people listen to music on their iPhones than any other phone
The 60-second ad, which broke Thursday night, is a bit of a stylistic departure for the brand. The music is downbeat — even somber — the visuals are grainy, even a bit gritty. Images show people grooving to music on their iPhones while practicing their dance moves, studying and even coming out of the shower
It's not clear where Apple got its stat. The company recently claimed that 25 billion songs have been sold through its iTunes music store. However, there are other ways to listen to music on the device, including via apps like Spotify and Pandora Read more...More about Business, Advertising, and Marketing
A group of students in France crafted wooden, energy-producing stationary bicycles from trash. These novel bikes were recently used to power a film festival screening in St. Étienne.
The whole thing started last year when a group of green-minded engineering students at the School of Mines in Saint-Étienne started an “eco-projections” initiative to show documentary films powered by electricity-generating bikes. They formed a collective called Open Sources and developed several plastic bike prototypes in collaboration with a local design firm.
Vials of moon dust brought back to Earth by the first men on the moon have been found inside a lab warehouse in California after sitting in storage unnoticed for more than 40 years
The samples — collected by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin — were rediscovered last month by an archivist who was going over artifacts tucked away at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
"We don't know how or when they ended up in storage," Karen Nelson, who made the surprising discovery, said in a statement from the lab.
Nelson came across about 20 vials with handwritten labels dated "24 July 1970," packed in a vacuum-sealed glass jar. Accompanying the jar was an academic paper published in the Proceedings of the Second Lunar Science Conference in 1971, titled "Study of carbon compounds in Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 returned lunar samples." Read more...More about Space, Nasa, Moon, Apollo 11, and Astronauts
The cicada swarms are coming, and there is nothing you can do to stop it
You will step on a cicada shell, one will fall in your hair and that buzzing drone will haunt your entire summer. But instead of fearing the creepy crawlers, appreciate this miraculous act of mother nature with a time-lapse by filmmaker Samuel Orr
Orr is determined to change the bad rep these bugs have gotten with this video he's been producing since 2007. He says he became interested in the insects as a child when he found them "scary and mysterious," but changed his perspective after learning more about their lives
"When you find out they can't bite or sting and have no defenses, and live their entire lives underground except for the last few weeks when they come up, it's a little sad," Orr tells Mashable. "All that time waiting, and then the dog eats it, or somebody steps on it. These are amazing animals; just stand back and admire them, and let them live out the last few days they have." Read more...More about Viral Videos, Bugs, Time Lapse, Timelapse, and Watercooler