Andrew Wensel

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Price Breakthrough Makes Planar Headphone Technology Available To Everyone

There are three types of headphone technologies: dynamic, planar and electrostatic. The overwhelmingly popular headphone technology is dynamic because it’s a simple voice coil surrounded by a magnet. The advantages are its energy efficiency, smallish size and affordability. However, the main …

Consumer Tech

Bruce Lee and the Art of Scientific Street Fighting

The recent uproar over an MMA fighter's beatdown of a tai chi practitioner is a virtual case study for Bruce Lee's emphasis on real world application of the fighting arts.<p>"Organized despair." That's the phrase Bruce Lee often used to characterize many of the prevailing practices within the martial …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

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Lavenders (Lavendula spp.) are perennial herbs prized for their fragrance, attractive white, pink or purplish flowers, grayish foliage and drought tolerance. Timing the major trimming of a potted lavender for when florets are beginning to open allows you to combine harvesting of the lavender …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to make your own ‘Han Solo frozen in carbonite’ fridge

Growing up, I can remember spending a lot of time thinking about what it would be like to be frozen in carbonite, the way Han Solo was after being betrayed by Lando on Bespin in T<i>he Empire Strikes Back.</i> I never imagined it might feel like you were a fridge, but a new video on Adam Savage’s Tested …

Genetically modified insects may be the key to the US military's new armor

Genetically modified silkworms could be the key to creating lightweight, flexible and strong fabrics for protective garments worn by soldiers, said one company executive.<p>Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, which is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has taken ordinary silkworms and genetically modified them to …

Elegant aquariums provide a unique space for fish and for above ground plants to grow together

Here’s a different take on the rectangular aquariums we’ve all taken for granted.<p>Even though fish might not be the most affectionate pets, they still …

Meet the Shomrim—the Hasidic Volunteer ‘Cops’ Who Answer to Nobody

NYPD Inspector Michael Ameri shot himself Friday in a Department car hours after the FBI reportedly questioned him for a second time about a series …

Crime

This Calculator Shows You The Right Way to Hang a Hammock

Everyone loves lounging in a hammock, but hanging one securely can be tough. This calculator will do all the math for you so you get a perfect fit …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

So this isn't about not caring at all, it's more focused on caring about things that actually matter. Like yourself, and your happiness. And essentially, giving zero f**cks about anything that gets in your way. Here's the no BS guidelines, so you can start caring more about yourself and less about …

Celebrity Gossip

The Double Hammock We’ve Been Waiting For

Double- or triple-size hammocks are nothing new. But the T-Mini Double Hammock, just announced by Tentsile, offers a total redesign of the …

MOON: A Lunar Mood Light Based Upon NASA Data

The moon has long inspired designers around the globe as muse, the latest being, MOON, a collaborative creation between designer Oscar Lhermitte and …

Spinn’s unique coffee brewer brings ‘third wave’ roasters to your countertop

There’s no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee’s new machine, demonstrated onstage at Disrupt NY today, claims one of the most high-tech of all — but this elaborate centrifugal brewing method may be the most versatile, …

Your Cast Iron Skillet Will Never Be The Same After You Make These Steak And Potato Nachos

AMAZE!<p>2 russet potatoes, sliced<p>1 pound skirt steak<p>4 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Salt (to taste)<p>Pepper (to taste)<p>2 tsp paprika<p>1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<p>½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese<p>Sour cream<p>Salsa (optional)<p>2 minced green onions<p>1. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, …

Cooking

Remove a Fish Hook From Your Finger In Three Simple Steps

Nothing ruins a relaxing of day of fishing like catching yourself on your own fish hook. Here are two methods you can use to carefully remove the …

CNN Transcript - TalkBack Live: Were the Deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed Part of a Conspiracy? - August 30, 2000

EDITIONS:<p>MULTIMEDIA:<p>E-MAIL:<p>DISCUSSION:<p>CNN WEB SITES:<p>TIME INC. SITES:<p>CNN NETWORKS:<p>SITE INFO:<p>WEB SERVICES:<p>TalkBack Live<p>Were the Deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed Part of a Conspiracy?<p>Aired August 30, 2000 - 3:00 p.m. ET<p>THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY …

Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and aspirants

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and Shiitakepalooza.<p>At …

A Menu to Save the Planet

Image ©Bigstock<p>Climate change is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity today. Without drastic action, the rise in global …

She Spoke Up About Cooked ISIS Intel. They Booted Her—for Cursing.

TAMPA, Florida — She worked on and off for five years identifying targets for the U.S. military’s Central Command.<p>And then, when, some believe, she …

National Security

Is this the future of private jets? The world's first electric vertical take-off and landing plane that you can fly out of your back garden

Private jet flying could change forever as the world's first electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft is about to hit the market.<p>The egg-shaped …

Aviation

Intentionally Forgetting For A Spotless Mind

A new brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.<p>…

The Brain

Meet Papa A La Huancaina, The Cheesy Potato Dish You Never Knew You Wanted

Anyone who’s read any of my food writing knows I have curiously strong opinions about potatoes. I’m honestly not sure how it happened, I just sort of woke up one day mid-potato rant. Anyway, one of my pet potato takes, which should be relatable for anyone who loves poutine and/or In N Out animal …

Cooking

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropocene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

How to Know If You Have Insomnia and What to Do About It

Overview<p>If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, or your sleep is not refreshing, you may be suffering from insomnia. The condition also …

How to Make the Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Sometimes, the only thing that will cure a case of the blahs is a face full of cookies. Instead of reaching for a store-bought option or frozen stick …

Dessert

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This is the best weapon for taking on the dead in a zombie apocalypse

If the zombie apocalypse were to occur tomorrow, do you know what weapons you would want to have at your disposal?<p>Tech Insider spoke with John Sanders, the property master of AMC's smash hit "The Walking Dead." Sanders has overseen all the props on the show since it began in 2010. Over the show's …

The Walking Dead

6 high-flying clean energy generators

Sky-based deployment means unfettered wind and solar power.<p><i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Dirty fossil fuels come from the ground, but the future of energy is in the sky. Thanks to innovative engineers in the renewable energy industry, the world of high-altitude wind and solar generators is booming. Not only are …

Renewable Energy

How Altruistic is Your Brain?

Many scholars have argued that we humans are a morally flawed species, concerned only about ourselves. Without religious doctrine and strict ethical …