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Uber Pulls Out of Southeast Asia, Selling Operation to Rival Grab

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, withdrawing from yet another fast-growing region to end a war of …

Asia

Andrew Coyne: Liberals can admit they were wrong, but not that their critics were right

What is it to admit our errors, said Alexander Pope, but to say that we are wiser today than we were yesterday?In that spirit, the federal Liberals …

Canada

Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About How Tires Work

<i>(Credit: All Illustrations by Bryan Blades and Hal Mayforth)</i><p>Don't ever think of a tire as a homogeneous glob of molded rubber, because nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a tire is more properly recognized as a high-performance composite of some 60 different materials. It is quite …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …

The MOD Duo Wants to be the Last Guitar Pedal You Own

Digital guitar pedals can be great. They offer a huge range of sounds via various pedals and that’s sort of the problem. They’re digital, but you’re only getting (if you’re lucky) a few effects. The MOD Duo digital pedal uses an open platform to offer you as many effects as the community can …

How to Make a Box

The box is the most elemental structure—but don't take that to mean that it's simple. We asked three woodworkers to build a simple box to see how each would approach the task. Very differently, it turns out. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all …

The 10 Things You'll Need to Build Your Very First Robot

Before you starting messing around with electronics, you need to understand the bits that govern conductivity and connectivity. Here's our handy guide to the basics.<p>Before you starting messing around with electronics, you need to understand the bits that govern conductivity and connectivity. Here's …

Canadian Solar's ‘boring engineer’ has his day in the sun

Shawn Qu is doing his best to avoid being a compelling interview subject.<p>"I am a boring engineer," he says. "I work 16 hours a day and I don't really spend money."<p>He's sipping coffee in a bland boardroom in a low rise factory on the outskirts of Guelph, Ont., wearing the classic engineer's uniform …

How to Restore Your Data After a Hard Drive Crash

So you remember to back up your data before a hard drive crash. Congratulation. But now it'd time to get down to the hard work of restoring your data. Here's how.<p><b>When my computer wouldn't boot for the</b> second time in one week, I knew the end was coming for the 4-year-old PC. It was hard to diagnose …

Welding 101: Yes, You Can Learn How to Weld. Here's How.

If you're never welded before, today's easy-to-use wire-feed units speed up the learning process. Time to spark your creativity.<p>If you're never welded before, today's easy-to-use wire-feed units speed up the learning process. Time to spark your creativity.

Anointing the King of Breakfast Sandwiches

Including the embarrassment known as the Egg McMuffin and our own delicious invention.<p><b>There are days</b>—and I'm sure you have them, too—on which I wake up hungry but indecisive. I know I want something, and I know that something is a breakfast sandwich. But which one? My refrigerator is filled with …

Breakfast

Rocket Mass Heaters • Insteading

A rocket mass heater is a clean-burning, high-performance burner usually put together using a majority of recycled and/or natural materials, such as …

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

Hydrogen Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for green driving. Hydrogen cars are not currently sold commercially, but some will be …

Alternative Fuel

Scientific glassblower crafts a Christmas bauble

Making Stackable Plywood Storage Boxes

Stackable Storage Boxes Workshop Projects<p>In an attempt to make my workshop more efficient to work in and to keep clean, I’m doing a lot of …

Woodworking

How to Make a Wooden Viking-Style Beer Mug

Flanders, Belgium designer bricobart of Yak-Proof demonstrates how to make a Viking-style beer mug out of wood in his step-by-step Instructables …

Woodworking

Garden

How to Make a USB Cover From Wood

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a wooden USB memory stick cover using a scroll saw or bandsaw and a few other basic tools. This project is …

Woodworking

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Brain Stimulation May Induce the Human Will to Persevere

One epilepsy patient reported a flushing in his chest and described a feeling of determinedness, like getting ready to drive through a storm. A …

Graphene - the new wonder material

The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared to devote €1bn ($1.3bn) to it between 2013 and 2023 to find out if it can transform a range of sectors such …

How to Make Gravy Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Gravy is spectacularly easy, and -- spoiler alert! -- even make-ahead friendly. Here's how to make it happen.</i><p>…

Cooking

Two-Hour Table

You’ve heard the old joke: A thing can be built fast, good, or cheap — pick any two of these qualities. Well, I like fast, good, <i>and</i> cheap. With this table I wanted all three.<p>I wanted an enduring shape with tapered legs that would age gracefully, hold plenty of weight, and weigh no more than a …

Woodworking

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Build Your Own Home-Brewing Mash Tun

Using a standard beverage cooler and some easily sourced hardware, build some DIY home-brewing equipment.<p><b>If you're getting the hang of home brewing</b> and thinking about making the jump from using malt extract to using all grain, you'll need a mash tun. The mash tun is a large-scale filter in which …

Build This Beautiful Table for Two

An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.<p>An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.