Gear System Sculpture

Reuters' 2013 in photos, Time's person of the year, Miami's new museum and more in our weekly look at the web

Seeking inventive art forms from 3D printing, New York-based Proxy Design Studio is exploring what it means to be kinetic. The team’s mini, spherical sculptures are born out of an elaborate network of interlocking gears that create something operational. Using custom algorithms and high-tech modeling tools, they’ve generated an object on which users can spin any one of the 64 gears on the surface and …

2013: In Photos

Reuters' 2013 in photos, Time's person of the year, Miami's new museum and more in our weekly look at the web

Reuters news agency sifts through tens of thousands of photos, taken all over the globe, every year. Their annual review of 2013 sees the entire spectrum of the human condition represented the world over. From capturing the human face of tragedy and armed conflict to intimate portrayals of everyday life, the overarching theme of the images is one of connectedness. Spanning across actress Jennifer Lawrence …

The Trickiest Tongue Twister Ever

Reuters' 2013 in photos, Time's person of the year, Miami's new museum and more in our weekly look at the web

“Sally sold seashells by the seashore,” move over. There’s a new kid in town, based on research conducted by a team at MIT. They’ve come up with the phrase “pad kid poured curd pulled cod” as one of the toughest to say quickly, based on creating combinations of alternating words—so hard that some participants simply gave up. The next step of the research process? Measuring …