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Guide to Build a Solar Panel

Solar panels are great. They are rechargeable and they help you cut electricity cost by using energy from sunlight, which is certainly a free energy …

Build a Wood Lathe from Scratch and Start Turning

Building your own power tools is a specialized skill, but with the right planning and patience you can DIY everything in your workshop.<p>Wood turning is fast becoming a popular hobby for woodworkers of all skill levels. You can buy your own wood lathe or build your own.<p>Building your own tools is a …

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New Levitating 3D Printing Technology Prints In Mid-Air

Imagine printing something with multiple print heads while the object in question was floating in space. Please. Imagine it because I have no idea what is going on here.<p>A new “levitating” 3D printing technology pioneered by Boeing uses a central nugget of magnetic material. The nugget floats above …

The Great Pennsylvania Government Porn Caper

<i>Update: On October 24, Kane was sentenced to ten to twenty-three months in prison (plus eight months of probation) for leaking grand-jury secrets and then lying under oath about having done so. Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy of the Montgomery County Court House said, "This case is about ego—the ego of</i> …

Pocket Rocket: This XS 400 Proves That Small Is Beautiful

The XS 400 often lurks in the shadows of its more popular RD 400 brother, but it’s a good candidate for a compact custom build. Although it makes less power than the two-stroke RD, the engine is far more useable for a bike around town.<p>It’s also cheaper than the bigger XS 650, but has similar …

Water-powered motorbike brainchild of Brazilian civil servant

With a bit of knowledge in mechanics and a lot of fantasy, a Brazilian civil servant has created, in his garage in São Paulo, what he calls the “Moto Power H2O”.<p>Ricardo Azevedo has transformed his 1993 Honda NX 200 into a kind of water-powered motorcycle. The bike uses a car battery to produce …

This New Non-Lethal Gun Could Be More Effective Than Police Tasers

It stops the target without harming them.<p>A new compact, lightweight weapon will stop a target in their tracks from a hundred meters away without harming them. Nicknamed the Pogojet, it's a radical less-than-lethal design from Jeffrey Widder, senior research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute …

This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Japan

We've been sold out by the TPP sham

<b>The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't about trade and it's certainly not about free trade. It's about entrenching the interests of major corporations</b> …

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Quickly create a VPN with the Hotspot Shield browser extension

Can't watch Netflix from where you are located? Can't check in with your fantasy football team from behind your office's firewall? Can't use a public hotspot without worrying about your unencrypted data being seen by prying eyes?<p>A VPN can assuage these issues, but VPN software typically either …

Software

How to stream games from your Nvidia GTX-powered PC to any Chrome browser

The gaming industry has found yet another new way to enable you to play games from your powerful PC on other devices … only this time, all you need is the Google Chrome browser.<p>Nvidia’s GeForce Experience app, which enables a ton of extras for its GTX graphics cards, is testing a new feature that …

The Makerarm 3D prints, laser engraves, and even assembles your electronics

3D printers have become one of the most intriguing technologies to come down in price for consumers in recent years. We have already seen a flood of them on Kickstarter and price drops at Amazon. In hopes of standing out from the pack, a new product is utilizing a multifaceted robotic arm that can …

How to Race in the Comfort of Your Own Home

These racing simulators bring motorsports to you.<p>Last year NBC Sports hired Parker Kligerman as analyst for its racing telecasts and built him a three-projector simulator.<p>"It used the same wheel, the same pedals I own at home," Kligerman said. The studio simulator lets him re-enact scenarios from …

Sony's New Drone Is A Helicopter In A Plane's Body

Wait, Sony made a drone?<p>For decades, aircraft design has focused on a central compromise: if an aerial vehicle wants to fly fast, it needs a plane-like body that cuts through the air and generates lift, but if it wants to take off and land vertically, it needs rotors and a much slower body. …

The Tesla Model S P85D Is the First Product to Get a Perfect Score From Consumer Reports

Not the first car. The first product. And it really scored a 103 out of 100.<p>The Tesla Model S P85D is something of a revelation. It has amazing electric range, can get to 60 in less than four seconds, can recharge in 30 minutes, and is as comfortable and sophisticated as luxury performance cars …

What is the 'dark web'? Term made infamous by Ashley Madison and paedophile rings explained

It has been described as the dark underbelly of the internet, the online place where paedophiles find what they are looking for, and where data from …

Nazi 'treasure train' lost at end of World War II found in Poland, lawyers claim

A Nazi train rumoured to have gone missing near the end of World War II while carrying away gems and guns ahead of advancing Soviet forces has …

Take a Tour of La Sultana, the Soviet Spy Superyacht

The 213-foot luxury vessel is the stuff Cold War thrillers are made of. Now you can ride it.<p>With its stately interiors and Old World charm, it's hard to imagine the La Sultana vessel once led a secret life. But the 213-foot La Sultana, originally named Aji Petri and built in Bulgaria in 1962, went …

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The Seven Types of Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

<b>Last Updated December, 2017.</b><p>Long a product of the highest craftsmanship and design — from wizened men in Turkey to cobblers in Western New York — …

Solar-Powered Sea Slugs: The Rare Organisms with Plant-Like Qualities

Meet the <i>Elysia chlorotica</i>, a bright green sacoglossa found along the Atlantic coast of North America that's earned the title of “solar-powered sea slug” for its ability to produce its own energy with sunlight and the chloroplasts that it sucks off of algae. This unusual process, which is similar to …

First 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a 3D-printed drug.<p>The prescription pill, Spritam levetiracetam, will be used to treat certain types of seizures in epilepsy patients.<p>The drug's manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, says it makes the oral medication …

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13 Amazing Supercars That Never Reached Production

The most beautiful designs and the most promising technology that never made it to the road.<p>Yesterday we asked you to name your favorite supercar concepts that should've made it to production. As always, there were a ton of responses, but here are the most popular nominations as decided by you.

Entitlements review: this is a problem of definitions

<b>If we're trying to figure out what politicians are "entitled" to we should first figure out what their job is, and what actually counts as party</b> …

Navy Wants Better Railguns And Laser Weapons By 2020

And it already knows which ship they'll go on<p>Right now, the United States Navy has a ship with a laser gun deployed to the Persian Gulf. The USS <i>Ponce</i>, an old transport ship, is outfitted with the Navy’s 30 kW “Laser Weapon System” (abbreviated LaWS). In demonstrations, that laser melted a hole in a …

Investment scam: Two Qld men jailed for 10 years over multimillion-dollar fraud

The victims had been cold-called and offered the chance to invest through index trading.<p>Many handed over their life savings on the promise of …

Only Watch Preview

We have gathered the final selection of impressive watches up for bid during the Nov. 7 Only Watch auction in Geneva. Each piece in the full collection of forty-four one-of-a-kind watches donated from prestigious watch houses will be ready for the highest bidders. This is an incredible opportunity …

Nintendo’s NX could be the Wii of augmented and virtual reality, predicts one analyst

Nintendo has already promised fans that it’s working on its next dedicated gaming hardware, but we know nothing about it. But that hasn’t stopped an advisory group from making a bold prediction based on Nintendo’s history, public statements, and market position.<p>Digi-Capital, a firm that provides …

Back to Spool: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB & 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

For two decades, mid-engine Ferraris revved high and eschewed turbos—until the new 488 GTB. What lessons has Ferrari learned since its first turbocharged supercar, the 288 GTO?<p>Though it may result in fewer parking lot fistfights, the turbocharged versus naturally aspirated argument is as tribal as …