Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Part car, part motorcycle, Polaris Slingshot is the inverted trike every kid dreams of

Part car, part motorcycle, Polaris Slingshot is the inverted trike every kid dreams of: "Take your favorite three-wheeler from childhood, flip it around, give it the power and handling of a motorcycle with the comfort and stability of a car, and the look of something out of a futuristic comic book. The result is the brand new Polaris Slingshot."



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

How To Make A Nice Looking $70 Rocket Stove For $5. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make! | The Good Survivalist

How To Make A Nice Looking $70 Rocket Stove For $5. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make! | The Good Survivalist: "One of the nice things about this rocket stove is that you will be able to cook full meals using very little fuel. By fuel we mean leaves, twigs, and small sticks. Just a brief sidenote: main body of stove (largest can) is a one gallon paint can. bought it at home depot for $5. medium sized can is a pasta sauce can and the smallest can is a standard size soup can. For this video a 2 1/2″ hole saw to mark (score) the paint can"



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elytron 2S: The out-of-the-box tiltrotor concept

Elytron 2S: The out-of-the-box tiltrotor concept: "Some people are never satisfied. You give them a plane, and they say it can’t hover. You give them a helicopter, and they say it can’t fly very high or fast. Looking to combine the advantages of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, Elytron Aircraft LLC of Mountain View, California is developing the Elytron 2S, a small tiltrotor aircraft that uses a box wing configuration and is aimed at the civilian market."



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LG "rolls out" latest flexible and transparent OLED panels

LG "rolls out" latest flexible and transparent OLED panels: "After unveiling the world's first flexible OLED TV at CES earlier this year, LG has gone a step further with the unveiling of two new 18-inch OLED panels: the first is a transparent display, while the second can be rolled up. Although both fall short of the 77-inch flexible TV on show at CES, the company says the new panels prove that it has the technology to bring rollable TVs with screens in excess of 50 inches to market in the future."



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Best Sleep Positions | Men's Health

The Best Sleep Positions | Men's Health: "To sleep perchance to dream—and reveal who you really are.

Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, analyzed the six most common sleep positions in a survey conducted with 1000 participants and found that not only do these positions affect our health—but they're also linked to specific personality types"



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Brighten Your Home With Smart Lamps: Here Are Your Options

Brighten Your Home With Smart Lamps: Here Are Your Options: "Your lights are boring – fix that with some smart lamps. The proliferation of low powered LED lighting has meant manufacturers are able to add features like wireless interfaces and RGB colour changing LEDs to the otherwise drab world of mood lighting fixtures. What exactly is a smart lamp, and what’s out there?"



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Radical dual tilting blade helicopter design targets speeds of over 270mph

Radical dual tilting blade helicopter design targets speeds of over 270mph: "As one of the contenders in the race to win a $US100 billion contract from the US government for the next generation of attack helicopter in the Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program, AVX Aircraft Company has conceived a futuristic machine kitted out with coaxial rotors, ducted fans and a retractable undercarriage that could hit speeds of over 270 mph (435 km/h)."



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DARPA's guided sniper bullet changes path mid-flight

DARPA's guided sniper bullet changes path mid-flight: "With an ability to strike from great distances, snipers present a unique threat in the field of battle. This long-range lethality is not without its complications, however, with accuracy often dictated by wind, rain and dust, not to mention targets that are constantly on the move. Over the last few months, DARPA has been conducting live-fire tests of guided .50 caliber bullets and today unveiled footage demonstrating the project's success"



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Watch Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner do things that would make you throw up | The Verge

Watch Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner do things that would make you throw up | The Verge:



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Lowe’s Workers Fix Vietnam Vet’s Wheelchair That VA Allegedly Wouldn’t Replace | Fox News Insider

Lowe’s Workers Fix Vietnam Vet’s Wheelchair That VA Allegedly Wouldn’t Replace | Fox News Insider: "Three Lowe’s employees came to the aid of a Vietnam veteran who lost both legs, then lost his battle to get the VA to replace his rundown wheelchair."



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Friday, July 11, 2014

Watch these drones fly through breathtaking fireworks displays | The Verge

Watch these drones fly through breathtaking fireworks displays | The Verge: "If you're browsing YouTube for some highlights from the fireworks shows around the US yesterday, make sure you don't settle for a shaky smartphone video. Some brave videographers have started flying their quadrocopters directly through fireworks for some incredible (and likely illegal) video of the colorful explosions. In the best videos, operators spin the drone around the center of the fireworks explosions"



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The Best Real World Survival Weapons- Bows and Arrows Or Survival Guns? - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog

The Best Real World Survival Weapons- Bows and Arrows Or Survival Guns? - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog: "The American government’s controversial history of manifest destiny is the all-too-real convincing evidence as to how western firearms can out “gun: the primitive bow and arrow. That was a time when the first machine guns were only just being born, so you can imagine how modern weapons can stand up to bows if put into the fighting ring for a champ fight."



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Nuseti mountain bike features a sealed drivetrain

Nuseti mountain bike features a sealed drivetrain: "Much as mountain bike technology has advanced since the days of friction shifting and elastomer shocks, most MTBs are still equipped with dangling, fragile rear derailleurs and dirty chains. Switching to a belt drive or a hub transmission are a couple of options, but Polish mountain biking medalist Gregory Zielinski has created another. His Nuseti bike features what he calls the Inner Drive System (IDS) – a 16-speed planetary gearbox that's incorporated into the bottom bracket, and a chain that's enclosed within the frame."



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F-35 Lightning II international debut cancelled

F-35 Lightning II international debut cancelled: "There are going to be some disappointed aeronautical fans this weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK. The F-35B Lightning II fighter will not be making its scheduled international public d├ębut due to the grounding of the entire F-35 fleet after a runway incident at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida on June 23."



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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dodge claims 707-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat is the "most powerful muscle car ever"

Dodge claims 707-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat is the "most powerful muscle car ever": "Sometimes overshadowed by the muscle car war between the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger is another legacy car with history stretching back toward the heyday of American muscle. The all-new 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat adds an exciting new chapter to that history, hitting the highways as Dodge's most powerful muscle car ever"



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Learn to Grill the Perfect Steak Every Time

Learn to Grill the Perfect Steak Every Time: "t thing is first. If possible, do your best to get a decent cut of meat to work with. It should go without saying, but the better your protein the better your dish will turn out. This method will work with many different types of protein, and I have had success with Antelope, Beef, Bison, Deer, Elk, and Pork."



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The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years - Yahoo Finance

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years - Yahoo Finance: ""We've been keeping a very low profile, mostly intentionally," said Doug Lenat, president and CEO of Cycorp. "No outside investments, no debts. We don't write very many articles or go to conferences, but for the first time, we're close to having this be applicable enough that we want to talk to you.""



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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity | Conservative Byte

Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity | Conservative Byte: "Number 10) Only in America…could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate campaign fund-raising event."



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Feds Battle Ranchers Over Endangered Mouse - Patriot UpdatePatriot Update

Feds Battle Ranchers Over Endangered Mouse - Patriot UpdatePatriot Update: "Here we go again. How ridiculous can the feds get? Why is this all of a sudden a problem?
Check it out:

For more than a century, the Lucero family has grazed livestock in the majestic landscape near Fenton Lake in the Santa Fe National Forest. They started with sheep and, in the 1920s, switched to cattle."



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Study links ethanol to higher air pollution - Patriot UpdatePatriot Update

Study links ethanol to higher air pollution - Patriot UpdatePatriot Update: "thanol may be causing elevated air pollution in Brazil, scientists report in a peer-reviewed study. The study may have public policy implications in the United States, where federal law requires the transportation fuel mix to contain approximately 10 percent ethanol."



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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Could great walls prevent tornadoes forming in the American Midwest?

Could great walls prevent tornadoes forming in the American Midwest?: "The Great Wall of China was primarily built to keep out nomadic tribes, but a new study suggests constructing great walls in the American Midwest could keep out a different kind of threat – tornadoes. It might sound far-fetched, but a study conducted by Dr. Rongjia Tao from the Department of Physics at Philadelphia's Temple University suggests there is in fact some scientific merit to it. Strategically placed, 1,000 ft (300 m) high great walls could negate the forming of the destructive wind storms in Tornado Alley, and by extension, the destruction they leave in their wake"



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Solar-powered electrochemical cell used to produce formic acid from CO2

Solar-powered electrochemical cell used to produce formic acid from CO2: "Rising atmospheric CO2 levels can generally be tackled in three ways: developing alternative energy sources with lower emissions; carbon capture and storage (CCS); and capturing carbon and repurposing it. Researchers at Princeton University are claiming to have developed a technique that ticks two of these three boxes by using solar power to convert CO2 into formic acid."



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Solar-powered electrochemical cell used to produce formic acid from CO2

Solar-powered electrochemical cell used to produce formic acid from CO2: "Rising atmospheric CO2 levels can generally be tackled in three ways: developing alternative energy sources with lower emissions; carbon capture and storage (CCS); and capturing carbon and repurposing it. Researchers at Princeton University are claiming to have developed a technique that ticks two of these three boxes by using solar power to convert CO2 into formic acid."



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Gypsy Wagon Building

Gypsy Wagon Building: " wagon was built by a collaboration of Paleotool (author of Building a Gypsy Wagon), myself (PaleoPunk), and our friend, AmericanPikey. The AmericanPikey recently retired and wanted a mobile retirement home."



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First production HondaJet takes-off

First production HondaJet takes-off: "Honda Aircraft Company has announced that its first production HondaJet has taken to the skies. The flight took place at HondaJet’s headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Friday at 10:18 am PDT. The test flight moves the executive jet aircraft closer to certification ahead of a planned entry into service next year."



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