Jennifer Switalla

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Judge won't reduce bond for girls in Slender Man stabbing

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to reduce the $500,000 bond set for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in …

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Amazon has filed a patent to develop drone propellers that could tell people to 'watch out'

The ecommerce giant is interested in using drones to deliver parcels to people's homes and offices, cutting out delivery companies like FedEx and DHL.<p>Spotted by The Register on Thursday, the patent filing has two elements to it.<p>One involves using drone propellers to alert people on the ground of …

Drones

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Paul Ryan

Charles Keeping's Grisly Illustrations for Beowulf

By Dan Piepenbring September 22, 2015<p>The British illustrator Charles Keeping (1924–88) is remembered largely for his work with children’s books. But his morbid style—his first book commission was <i>Why Die of Heart Disease?</i>—often felt better suited to adult fare, and his long career also saw him …

Articles about eco friendly prefab assembled one day on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you …

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

California lawmakers approve ban on plastic microbeads

California lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure banning the sale of personal care products that contain plastic microbeads starting in 2020.<p>The microbeads, used in shampoos, soaps, toothpaste and exfoliating beauty products, have become a major source of pollution in the nation's waterways, and …

Pollution

The first step toward finding gravitational waves in space will be launched this year

The LISA pathfinder will soon begin a six-month technology demonstration<p>Scientists are one step closer to detecting gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein in 1915. The LISA Pathfinder, the European spacecraft that houses the technology needed to detect …

Gravitational Waves

Will the ‘Great Wall’ of New Orleans Save It From the Next Killer Hurricane?

NEW ORLEANS—On a sweltering blue-sky September day, I stand atop a 26-foot-tall white concrete wall that stretches for nearly two miles across the …

Luna Smart Mattress Cover Influences and Monitors Sleep

How do you think a smart mattress cover changes your life? Well, first of all, a smart mattress cover easily turns your normal bed into a smart bed. …

Sleep

Wallpaper of the Week by Inkdryercreative

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Chris Hendrixson from Inkdryercreative. The image is titled Be Curious and it's as a …