Kinkajou Projector Brings Literacy to Mali
Teaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as..
From cicadas who hibernate for 17 years to checkerboard-camouflaged cuttlefish, some animals have powers that border on the super. Artists Kenichi Okada and Chris Woebken have created three devices designed to give children a chance to experience heightened animal senses. For example, their Bird Device..
A plague of feral hogs has descended on the American South, leaving a trail of porcine devastation in their wake. To combat the invasion, some hunters are forsaking more traditional prey and training their sights on these destructive, ferocious, decidedly less cute cousins of Babe. Intrigued by a new..
Adult Soap Box Derby
Before there was NASCAR, there was box car. Soap box derbies, at the peak of their popularity in the 1950s, provided all-American kids with an opportunity to mix engineering ingenuity with the need for speed. Today, enthusiastic adults raised on Mario Kart are reviving this wholesome tradition on the..