Innovative Headphone Maker Doppler Labs Was Too Good For This World

Doppler Labs emerged four years ago as a rare breed in the startup world. It had an original idea—putting a computer in everyone’s ear and allowing them to control the sound of their world—and it was ambitious without forcing snake oil down people’s throats. On Tuesday, the company announced that it was going out of business. Read More >>

This Webpage Uses Centuries-Old Physics to Let Anyone Scroll Hands-Free

The Doppler effect, first proposed by Christian Doppler in 1842, is a well-documented phenomenon in physics which causes a change in the frequency of a wave as the source moves closer to the observer. It's the science behind satellites and speed cameras alike. And, in the hands of one computer science student, it can make a little magic happen on your computer. Read More >>

The Very First Picture of Earth Beamed From Outer Space

What with today's fancy Doppler radars and forecast graphics and fear mongering, it's refreshing to get a glimpse of the relative simplicity in man's very first attempt at remotely monitoring the shifts in Earth's climate. Read More >>