TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) http://www.kunc.org en Plans For Smithsonian Museum 'Bubble' May Have Burst http://www.kunc.org/post/plans-smithsonian-museum-bubble-may-have-burst Call it the Smithsonian's bubble problem. One of the Smithsonian museums — the Hirshhorn museum for contemporary art — came up with an ambitious new design to add more space: Why not build <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Real-Deal-With-the-Hirshhorn-Bubble-204127181.html" target="_blank">a giant, inflatable structure</a> that would be big enough for people to walk around in?<p>But some of the Smithsonian's trustees in Washington, D.C., haven't been blown away by the bubble.<p>Some say the windowless Hirshhorn museum on the National Mall looks like a concrete bunker. Tue, 28 May 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 44928 at http://www.kunc.org Plans For Smithsonian Museum 'Bubble' May Have Burst Spirituality And Sprite, Aisle 1? What An Artist Sees In Wal-Mart http://www.kunc.org/post/spirituality-and-sprite-aisle-1-what-artist-sees-wal-mart Most people would be hard-pressed to call Wal-Mart a source of artistic inspiration. A place to purchase peanut butter, cereal and other mundane necessities? Yes. But a rendezvous spot with transcendence? Hardly.<p>Yet that's exactly what artist <a href="http://www.brendanoconnell.com/">Brendan O'Connell</a> sees in the sprawling big-box stores. For the past decade, O'Connell has been snapping photographs inside dozens of Wal-Marts. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:19:00 +0000 43208 at http://www.kunc.org Spirituality And Sprite, Aisle 1? What An Artist Sees In Wal-Mart It's Called 'De-Extinction' — It's Like 'Jurassic Park,' Except It's Real http://www.kunc.org/post/its-called-de-extinction-its-jurassic-park-except-its-real Sorry to disappoint, but science writer Carl Zimmer says we're <em>not</em> going to bring back dinosaurs. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:56:00 +0000 41563 at http://www.kunc.org It's Called 'De-Extinction' — It's Like 'Jurassic Park,' Except It's Real Could This Robot Save Your Job? http://www.kunc.org/post/could-robot-save-your-job <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjPFqkFyrOY</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:20:00 +0000 41310 at http://www.kunc.org Could This Robot Save Your Job? Tech Idea List: 5 Nerds To Watch In 2013 http://www.kunc.org/post/tech-idea-list-5-nerds-watch-2013 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_LurJfOSiA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6g581tJ7bM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B3E4OOuGDk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkldw144qRU</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:16:09 +0000 38357 at http://www.kunc.org Tech Idea List: 5 Nerds To Watch In 2013