How a Shield Protects NASA’s James Webb Telescope From the Sun

Launched on 25 December, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is a groundbreaking new observatory on a mission to study outer space through infrared light. In order for it to do so, however, a system needed to be developed to protect it from the sun. Thus, scientists created a cooling kite-shaped armor made from layers less than five millimeters thick. This sunshield keeps the telescope below -370 …

HigherDOSE at 11 Howard, NYC

Rather than go the traditional spa route, the boutique hotel transforms 5 of its rooms into infrared saunas

While the science is still indeterminate on whether you can really sweat out toxins, spending 25+ minutes in an infrared sauna—where infrared light waves heat up the body, rather than the air, making it easier to stay inside longer—can often feel, well, euphoric. It’s our go-to move when coming off of an international flight, when muscles are especially sore, or when you’re just in need …

Fuffr’s Smartphone Case

This infrared invention tears down social barriers for multi-player gaming

Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought of the launch that might make or break this new startup, Fuffr’s founder Stefan Östergårde and co-partner Oscar Ritzén Praglowski seem relaxed and composed …