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DIY Digital Clock Constructed From 1916 Individual Components

If you are looking for an electronics project to keep you busy this weekend and far into the future, you might be interested in creating your own DIY …

Are Energy Efficient Appliances Worth The Cost?

FlickrWhen we built our house almost 11 years ago, it was really fun to pick out all new appliances. We chose higher end, energy efficient models …

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50 Years Of Eating Patterns Around The World

How much meat, fat, sugar, vegetables, and grain do we eat compared to the rest of the world? You might not want to know.<p>In Hong Kong, a third of what citizens eat is meat. Across China, half the total intake is fruits and vegetables. In North Korea, almost two-thirds of the diet is grains–and …

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

Australian Startup Sets Style Standard for Wearable Tech

While the wearable tech world has welcomed several watches, bracelets, rings and more - including the latest Apple Watch - the actual wearable-ness of each of these futuristic-looking devices has been questionable - at least for those who are more reserved about showing off their geek side.<p>A new …

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The World's First Ethically-Sourced Smartphone Unveiled in London

Do you love your Blackberry or iPhone, but worry about the cost to the environment? Do you wonder whether the workers who mined the materials or …

Amazing Photos Show Young Girl Growing Up With Wild Animals in Africa

Meet Tippi Degré - a French girl who grew up living amidst lion cubs, giraffes, ostriches, and zebras in the African desert. Tippi's parents worked …