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Meet Motherboard

Who are the people who make this site, anyway?<p>For the last six months or so, you've been listening to us talk at you about simulated universes and head transplants and transhumanism and all sorts of topics (and we thank you very much for that). But we haven't really told you all that much about …

This $1,000 Device Lets Hackers Hijack Satellite Communications

Taking advantage of a flaw in a popular satellite tracking technology, hackers could track and steal valuable cargo.<p>A satellite tracking technology can be easily hacked with the help of a $1,000 device made of off the shelf components, according to a security researcher who found a flaw in the …

Information Security

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How to Wax Your Own Clothing and Gear | The Art of Manliness

Before the development of synthetic fabrics with their built-in water-resistant properties, men had to waterproof their clothing and gear from …

These Life Hacks From 100 Years Ago Are Still Relevant Today

Just like today, hacks were helping people fix everything up 100 years ago. While today’s shortcuts to a more efficient life include technology and more advanced appliances, there are still plenty of century-old tricks that can totally be incorporated into our world today. A Reddit user uploaded a …

Fed minutes keep September interest rate hike in play

It looks like a toss-up whether the Federal Reserve will hike its benchmark interest rate next month.<p>An account of the Fed's last meeting in July, released Wednesday with the usual three-week lag, indicated that "almost all" policymakers wanted to see further improvement in the job market and …

Economics

Planet Money : NPR

• Podcasts ><br>• Business ><p>The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.More from Planet Money »<p>July 13, 2018<p>#853: Peak Sand<p>July 13, 2018 • Sand. It's in buildings, windows, …

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The ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’? NPR’s ‘Planet Money’ crunches the numbers

In a funny new segment from NPR’s <i>Planet Money</i>, Robert Smith takes on <i>The Six Million Dollar</i> <i>Man</i> remake — <i>The Six Billion Dollar Man</i> — to see if spending …

Planet Money Asks: What Small Thing Would You Do To Improve The World?

NPR's Planet Money team asked three smart people: What little thing would they do to change the world?<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>There are the big ideas of the world and then there are tweaks - tiny ways to change things in our everyday lives like how long we stand in line at the grocery store. …

Amazing ERO Concrete-Recycling Robot Can Erase Entire Buildings

Demolition is a messy business—not only does the process require heavy machinery and produce clouds of dust, but it also results in giant piles of …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

European Travel

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

Adventure<p>A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

Aquatic Sports

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How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

10 amazing materials that could transform our tech

If you compare today's tablets to the PCs of ten years ago, it's clear that technology has evolved at an astonishing rate - but while our gadgets are …

Stanford University

Graphene: A new miracle in the material world

Britain is investing £60m in developing graphene. But are our businesses already falling behind in the race to exploit it, asks Rebecca Clancy.<p>It is lighter than a feather, stronger than steel, yet incredibly flexible and more conductive than copper. It has been hailed as “the miracle material”, …

DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to toe.<p>Reclaimed, up-cycled …

Homemade White Tiger Balm - Humblebee & Me

A few weeks ago I went to my acupuncturist (she’s wonderful!), and afterward so gave me some White Tiger Balm for my legs and neck. I’d never tried …

Essential Oils

Recycled Slate-ish Tiles Offer a Beautiful Alternative to Mined and Imported Slate

Slate-ish is a beautiful sustainable surface material made from reclaimed paper-laminate scrap. The durable, lightweight tiles offer a great …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

How to trim ribs like a boss: Video tip

A while back, we ran a Culinary SOS recipe for the spice-braised pork ribs from Urban Tavern in San Francisco. The recipe calls for St. Louis-style pork ribs. If you've never heard of these before, St. Louis-style ribs are spareribs that have been trimmed to give them a clean, mock baby-back …

Brick Sketches, Pop Culture Characters Recreated in LEGO

Canadian LEGO enthusiast and artist Chris McVeigh (aka “Powerpig“) has created the fantastic series titled <i>Brick Sketches</i> which features pop culture …

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