Huffington Post Launches Investigative Journalism Venture

The Huffington Post said Sunday that it will bankroll a group of investigative journalists, directing them at first to look at stories about the nation’s economy…. Work that the journalists produce will be available for any publication or Web site to use at the same time it is posted on The Huffington Post, she said. The Huffington Post Web site is a collection of opinionated blog entries and breaking news.…

Trekker Re-Creates Classic Star Trek Scenes With Legos

My wife can’t stand computers, but she’s more than an honorary geek because she knows her classic sci-fi. She pegged this scene instantly. In this re-creation from “The Cage,” green-skinned Orion slave girl Vena dances for Captain Pike. Why does Elchesen put in the hours necessary to create such images? “The time involved depends on if I feel like working on my latest creation or not,” Elchesen said. “As for…

A Series of Tubes

Ted Stevens was right…. The Internet is a Series of Tubes (techno remix). But the Parisian telegram system in the early 1900s and the American postal system in the mid 20th century had their own tubes, as Molly Wright Steenson demonstrates (in this example of Pecha Kucha, a genre of speech delivered with exactly 20 slides, each one displayed for exactly 15 seconds).