State of Repair
Counterfeiting Microsoft Windows Landed Me in Prison for a Year
VICE follows prolific e-waste recycler and computer refurbisher Eric Lundgren as he's sentenced to—and released from—federal prison.
Teenage Scientists Launch a Rocket in to Space
For the first time in history, an independent group of college students is launching a rocket into space.
Biofabricate: DIY Body Parts
Motherboard went to Biofabricate, a conference about the future of biomaterials to speak with Andrew Pelling who is developing DIY CO2 incubator kits. Something he hopes will allow people to grow their own human and animal tissues from home.
Biofabricate: The Pure Human Project
Tina Gorjanc is challenging the future of how we commodify human genetic material when it comes using it for the production of luxury goods.
The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes
DIY Powerwalls – rechargeable lithium-ion battery installations, made from recycled batteries – are the future of power, whether you know it or not.
The Great Swedish Fish Theory Investigation
Motherboard investigates The Swedish Fish Theory, learning how personal gestures can change behavior in an increasingly impersonal world.
Forever Young: Church of Perpetual Life
Motherboard explores a church in Florida that believes immortality is imminent, through the progression of science and technology they believe they can live forever.
Life Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine
Motherboard visits a secretive Bitcoin mine located in rural Northeast China and document a day-in-the-life of the three employees hired to maintain the mine.
Deep Space Robot Gardeners
When you’re floating in space, the limited culinary options leave something to be desired. In fact, astronauts on long trips typically don’t eat enough. That’s where SPOT, a smart growing chamber, and ROGR, a gardening robot, come into play.