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Innovative Products: Lennox Pure Air S

Something we’ve written a lot about over the last 12 months is indoor air quality and smart home technology. They’re both important subjects in home …

Home Improvement

Innovative Products: Flo Water Monitoring System

It’s not hard to imagine the horror of returning home to find that a leak in your water system precipitated a monsoon from your living room ceiling. …

Living Rooms

This Is The Only Home Project That More Than Pays For Itself

We often update our homes to make ourselves more comfortable or happy. We switch up paint, change out hardware and maybe even tear down a wall or …

How to Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro (Without Going Nuts in the Process)

Anyone who’s ever tried to manage a remodel can tell you that it’s a huge undertaking. Between trying to stay on time, on budget and on top of a …

Home Improvement

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

This Heatworks countertop dishwasher is pretty and practical

Heatworks, maker of the Model 3 tankless water heater, is partnering with Frog Design to introduce the Tetra, a connected countertop dishwasher. Powered by Heatworks' Ohmic Array technology, Tetra uses just a half gallon of water per cycle.<p>Ohmic Array technology uses graphite electrodes instead of …

Your Guide to Energy-Efficient Home Heating Systems

Heating the home in winter is one of the biggest household expenses. According to the EPA, 42% of the energy we use at home is for heating. While …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

6 awesome places in Michigan you’ve probably never heard of

IT’S EASY TO THINK of Michigan as just another “Midwestern” state, but dig a little deeper and it’s clearly anything but. For starters, it has the …

SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Space Station Cargo

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Engines ignited and a rocket lifted off here on Sunday, for the first time since the last space shuttle launch five and a half years ago.<p>A Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation — SpaceX — was launched, quickly disappearing into a …

Inventor of Hidden Bike Motor Tells '60 Minutes' How to Cheat

Istvan Varjas says pro cyclists have probably used the hard-to-detect motor for years.<p>“This is like I’m on flat ground,” says anchor Bill Whitaker on …

Cycling

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Self-improvement

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …

Hydroelectric Power

Chinese company implants 3-D printed blood vessels into monkeys

<b>Beijing, China (CNN) —</b> A major breakthrough in 3-D printed medicine could bring hope to nearly 1.8 billion patients with cardiovascular disease.<p>Chinese scientists working for Sichuan Revotek have successfully 3-D printed blood vessels and implanted them in rhesus monkeys, the company said.<p>It is a …

Stem Cells

University of Michigan, Google Team Up On Flint Water Crisis App

The tools are designed to provide information about lead-testing results, water testing, where pipes have been replaced and the location of distribution centers for water and filters.<p>The University of Michigan and Google have teamed up to create an app and website aimed at helping Flint residents …

10 Times Drones Dueled With Mother Nature

We may have cutting-edge technology, but sometimes nature still wins.<p>We humans may think ourselves masters over nature, but sometimes nature comes along to put us in our place. This is especially true for drones, who often fly where they should fear to tread and learn a harsh lesson.<p>(In all …

Pentagon Confirms Russia Has a Submarine Nuke Delivery Drone

This is very bad news.<p>The Pentagon has confirmed that a new Russian nuclear delivery drone is real. The undersea drone, which carries an enormous nuclear warhead to destroy coastal cities and military bases, was tested late last month. The test was leaked by unnamed sources to <i>The Washington Free</i> …

New Wireless Sights Show U.S. Soldiers Exactly Where Their Machine Gun Fire Will Hit

New tech will let soldiers shoot machine guns via helmet mounted displays.<p>The U.S. Army will begin production on a new generation of weapon sights designed to allow soldiers to engage the enemy while staying under cover. The Family of Weapon Sights—Crew Served (FWS-CS) program links troops to heavy …

Parks and restoration: How President Donald Trump could spell disaster for America’s national parks

<b>This photo shows view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. (AP)</b><p>Federal lands take up more landmass than California, Texas and Alaska combined. They’re in danger now<p>Bobby Magill<p>November 30, 2016 10:10am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p><i>This article</i> …

Fossil Fuels

Why You Should Crack an Egg Into Your Coffee Grounds

I remember watching my grandmother make us <b>egg coffee</b> when we’d visit her summertime cabin home on the orange-tinged shores of Lake Esquagama, Minnesota. She’d crack an egg into a small bowl and beat it until thoroughly blended, then mix the egg into dry coffee grounds (we were a Hills Bros. family, …

The All-Day Hiking Backpack

Going on a long hike for the day? Pack Config shared a loadout with us that includes everything you’d need for a long, day long hike.<p>The backpack is …

8 of the best hiking trails in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best hiking in the United States. From summiting 14,000-foot peaks to ducking down into deep canyons and …

Hiking

California Utility Turns to Tesla For Huge Battery Project

Southern California Edison’s struggles after the closing of a key natural gas reservoir following a massive leak last year has led it to none other …

WordPress Theme Design: Ready-Made vs Custom.

Today there is no point explaining numerous advantages which a website can bring to personal and business development. Websites provide companies, …

Web Design

Seeing a Hot Wheels Car's Point of View Is Too Intense

What does it look like to drive crazy-fast underwater? Like this.<p>The best thing about Hot Wheels cars is how they can drive the imagination. They can fly, do endless loops, make death-defying leaps. But what does these intense thrill rides look like from their perspective? 5 Mad Movie Makers gives …

Police in Michigan are trying to 3D-print a murder victim’s fingerprint to unlock his phone

A research lab at Michigan State University, trying to show how easily our devices can be hacked into, has been using printed fingerprints to spoof mobile-phone sensors. Then the police got involved.<p>After becoming aware of their research, the digital forensics and cyber-crime unit at Michigan State …

3D Printing

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Engineers develop cyborg locusts to sniff out explosives

The latest thing in bomb detection may soon be an insect wearing a tiny backpack.<p>American engineers are working to develop a system of heat-generating “tattoos” that would turn locusts into remote controlled explosive detectors. Electrodes in their brains would then beam information back to their …