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NASA releases 1,300 raw images of Juno’s approach to Jupiter

Scientists are encouraging space enthusiasts to download the unprocessed images which were collected three weeks before Juno was taken into Jupiter’s …

Scientists generate first direct short-wavelength spin waves

DRESDEN, Germany, July 19 (UPI) -- Computers and smart technologies are approaching a size limit. Components can't get much smaller than they already …

Nanotech

How to Run Windows Apps on Linux

These days we come across various applications that are cross platform supportive. Yet there are many Windows applications such as office suite of …

Linux

Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty

Prof Stephen Hawking said the biggest threats to planet Earth were of our own making, including nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that a disaster on Earth within the next thousand or ten thousand years is a ‘near certainty'.<p>The …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

David Bowie, a master of music and makeovers, dies at 69

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69.<p>Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.<p>"David Bowie died peacefully today …

Comedians

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

Paleo Profile: Pakistan’s Butterfly-Faced Beast

In any list of weird fossil mammals, the regular set of ancient beasts are trotted out. There’s always a brontothere. <i>Uintatherium</i> often shows up. <i>Deinotherium</i> isn’t a surprise, either. And while these long lost mammals are indeed wonderful, there are plenty of critters that are just as strange. One …

Microevolutionary evidence: The eyes have it

For a beholder who is an evolutionary biologist, the eye is has long been a fascinating puzzle because of the many parts that must seamlessly work …

Biology

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

Before You Call the Handyman: 7 Ways to Save

<b>By Robyn Woodman</b><p>When something breaks, immediately calling the professionals may not make the most sense.<p>As a homeowner, sometimes it feels as though the constant stream of repairs, upgrades, and replacements is never-ending. Winter maintenance makes for a cozy cold season, especially in cities …

Home Improvement

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need

Woodworking jigs ensure that cuts are straight, holes are plumb and parts are square—among many other things. And jigs are worth the time it takes to …

Woodworking

DIY Scents to Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

Ever wonder why particular aromas have the power to instantly evoke cherished childhood memories? It’s because your sense of smell is the only one of …

18 cool (really) DIY gifts for the holidays that won't end up in the back of the closet

We will be honest, we have looked for a lot of great DIY holiday gifts. A <i>lot</i>. A HUGE HONKIN’ MESS OF THEM. Turns out, we’re super picky. We want to …

Crafting

Build Your Own Arduino Weather Station

In my youth, I had a friend who was a weather enthusiast. He had his own backyard weather station, and in a little black log book, every day, he would dutifully record wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and rainfall. I thought it was tremendously geeky and didn’t …

How spinal cord neurons know where to reach - Futurity

A new discovery helps explain how neurons can extend their axons to exactly the right place to form connections.

Central Nervous System

19 Helpful Tips for Doing DIY Work Alone

If you have to work on DIY projects by yourself, you can increase productivity and limit aggravation with a crew of clamps, jigs, ropes and duct …

Woodworking

10 Cool Shipping Container Homes

Innovative shipping container homes show just how good sustainable architecture can look.<p>Beach Box<p>Its location in the Hamptons may be flattering, but …

3D Printed Beest Hand Cranked Power Generator (video)

If you have a 3D printer handy and are looking for a new project to keep you busy over the weekend and beyond you may be interested in this new 3D …

3D Printing

Great Instruction On Building DIY V-Flats

I love V-Flats. Allow me to reiterate here: I LOVE V-Flats. I actually can’t think of anything, photography equipment related (other than a dirt …

Build a Simple Vortex Cannon, Then Upgrade with a Subwoofer

A smoke ring, or vortex, is a beguiling thing to watch: a coherent, moving structure made out of thin air. Here are 3 cannons that can throw these “chunks of air” across a room.<p>I’d been aware of vortex cannons for quite some time, mostly as an interesting toy, and after I kept stumbling on the …

Audiophile

21 of the funniest Absolutely Fabulous lines of all time

Nothing cheers us up more than looking at the most absurd and funniest Ab Fab quotes ever.<p>And now, after over 20 years, <i>Absolutely Fabulous</i> is coming …

Know Your Screws: An Intro to Thread Pitch

When you look at a screw, the most obvious dimension is the outer diameter of the threads. Most of the time a ¼″ screw fits into a ¼″ tapped hole or nut. Sometimes, however, this doesn’t hold true as the male (screw) thread doesn’t match up with the female threaded nut or hole. Most likely they can …

Quick, Easy DIY Shelves That'll Solve Your Storage Woes

<i>By: Alex Robinson</i><p><i>Credit: IStock/Ojo_Images</i><p>Shelves do more than solve your storage problems; they give you a chance to show off the copy of Infinite Jest you'll start any day now and make a room feel organized, clean, and sparkly. If you've been putting off installing some because you think you …

Sandpaper

35 DIY Container Ideas to Completely Declutter Your Home

Ever feel like you're in a heavy downpour of clutter? When the 'stuff' build-up reaches a dangerously high level, rein in your panic and bring out your creative side, with these life-saving DIY containers. Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway …

Laundry Rooms

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

Top 10 Raspberry Pi design projects

<b>1) Raspberry Pi makes IoT happen in the home</b><p>A developer in Australia has demonstrated a real-world application of IoT which is topical right now – a …

Raspberry Pi