The Last Days of Time Inc.

We reached out to more than two dozen editors and writers who worked at Time Inc., asking them to reflect on the heyday of this former epicenter of power and influence, as well as its decline. These interviews have been condensed and edited.

The Robots Roaming the High Seas

Engineer and adventurer Richard Jenkins has made oceangoing robots that could revolutionize fishing, drilling, and environmental science. His aim: a thousand of them

I really enjoyed this article.

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica

The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness. Every direction he turned, he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth: white ice and blue ice, glacial-ice tongues and ice wedges. There were no living creatures in sight. Not a bear or even a bird. Nothing but him.

This is an epic article — needs a cup of tea and at least two biscuits.

Serendipity

Every second, a few people hit “play” on the same track at the same time. The tracks shown here were recorded over one hour of one day.

A lovely implementation showing folk listening to the same track all over the world.

Raising the Dead

At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier

A long yet excellent read.

Myo

The Myo armband is a widget you wear around your upper forearm that:

lets you use the electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control your computer, phone, and other favorite digital technologies

There’s a slick video showing off potential applications and a behind the scenes video showing the device in development.

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