Motherboard Minute: The Biggest Telescope on Earth. The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope and the world's largest land-based movable structure. With the growing popularity of radio-array telescopes, the GBT may end up being one of the last remaining vestiges of single dish big science in the world.
Motherboard Minute: How To Swim From Cuba To Florida. In 1978, Diana Nyad attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida. After 42 hours of turbulent seas and adverse currents, she was forced to abandon the effort. 30 years later, the 60-year-old Nyad came out of retirement to attempt the swim again. Plagued by tropical storms and marine predators, she…Read More
Motherboard Minute: Robo Fish. A fleet of robotic fish of artificial intelligence are protecting the oceans by continually monitoring water quality and collecting regular data on pollution levels to help target clean-up efforts.
Motherboard Minute: Living House Imagine a future where a city's infrastructure becomes a scaffold for an array of organic and inorganic architectural systems, completely flipping the way we use our air, mobility, energy, food, water, and economies, to create a self-sufficient urban organism.
Motherboard Minute: The Eyeborg Neil Harbisson is one of the world's first bona fide cyborgs. Born with total color blindness, he now wears a device that, when implanted into a person's skull, allows them to "hear" color.