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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Song Hero

How can you train your brain to recognize and remember bird songs? The All About Bird Biology team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has come up with a way to visualize bird vocalizations: Bird Song Hero. Want to test...

The Beauty of Mathematics

The Beauty of Mathematics.  There’s more math in the archives, and really, math is everywhere. via @alexanderchen.

How is an Etch A Sketch made?

How is an Etch A Sketch made? MAKE: Inventions host Steve Hoefer gives a bit of historical background on the classic toy, and then, with the original patent and some trial and error, tries t...

Sesame Street: Pinball Countdown

Has the kid seen this 1977 Sesame Street classic? Pinball Countdown, featuring the Pointer Sisters. Related: animator Abbey Luck’s remake.

Soccer-playing robots

Bloopers by soccer-playing robots? Yes please! We loved watching the challenges faced by these little technological — and might I add, autonomous — wonders. The above footage is from Robocup 2010 (in Singa...

The Mario theme song played on F.A.O. Schwartz’s giant piano

Giant piano! And on this particular giant piano (with rainbow light up keys!), a happy gentleman at NYC’s F.A.O. Schwartz plays the Mario theme song… and not perfectly, which is the best part! &#...

Caine’s Arcade

Nine year old Caine Monroy made a super-detailed cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto part store. His first customer happened to be filmmaker Nirvan Mullick, who was inspired by Caine’s inventiveness an...

Urban Flipper at Place des Célestins: Fête des Lumiere 2011

If you want to play pinball on the side of a building, contact the team (Carol Martin and Thibaut Berbezier) that did it on the facade of the Célestins Theater in Lyon, France for Fête des Lumière...

Pinball Number 12 Remade

Animator Abbey Luck remade Sesame Street’s Pinball Number 12, one of our favorites. Be sure to also check out the behind the scenes photos of how she made it. via Laughing Squid.