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The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images - ExtremeTech

By on December 5, 2016 at 10:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has …

Universe

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

The venerable Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier paired with the new Dayton Audio B452 bookshelf speakers are a winning combination, says the Audiophiliac.<p>As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent …

Audiophile

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Ebola crisis: World 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics

<b>The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of the World Bank has warned.</b><p>Jim Yong Kim, speaking in Washington, said it was vital that governments, corporations, aid agencies and insurance companies worked together to …

Disease

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

National Parks

How 3-D printing made the perfect prosthetic legs for Derby the dog

Rapid prototyping and dual-material printing FTW.<p>You should see this dog run. Derby was born with deformed front legs, but recently received a pair of 3-D printed prosthetics, which he is quite good at maneuvering in:<p>3-D printing experts often talk about how helpful printers are for rapid …