design
You Might Finally Have a Use for Floppy Disks Again

Even if you use computers on a regular basis, you probably haven’t seen a floppy disk in close to a decade. Their limited storage capacity is laughable by today’s standards, but that’s not to say floppy disks are completely useless yet. At least not if you cram one full of batteries. Read More >>

security
Norway’s Doctors Still Use Floppy Disks, and They’re More Secure Than the Alternative

In Norway, doctors are clinging to older MS DOS-based electronic journals. As a result there’s a system in place that still employs floppy disks—and it works extremely well. But a blog post on Gundersen.net says the Norwegian government might be retiring the floppy disk option as soon as next year. Read More >>

3d printing
Someone Made a 3D Printer Out of a Floppy Disk Drive and Other E-Waste

E-waste is all around us, but as the brilliant Instructables user behind this 3D printer proves, there's plenty to be done with it – with a little light engineering required. Read More >>