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Building computer brains that can reason like humans

What if a computer chip could think – and react – just like a human? IBM’s Cognitive Computing Group believes such a breakthrough is just around the corner.<p>Computing has developed at an amazing pace over the last few decades, but even today’s computers are essentially glorified calculators, says Dr …

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Why can men grow facial hair but women cannot?

We all agree that beards look a lot better on men than they do on women, but why? Greg Foot combs through the evidence.<p>In the beginning all babies are hairy, covered in a soft light down called vellus hair. Once we hit puberty everything changes. The sex hormones arrive. Androgens are present in …

Gum disease may have ties to Alzheimer’s

Oral bacteria from poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue degeneration, a finding that shows a potential association between gum …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Swat!: A Fly's Guide to Staying Alive | Book Review

Are you trying to interest your young child in the natural world whilst also motivating him or her to read? If so, then I have just the book for you: Mike Barfield's witty children's book, Swat!: A Fly's Guide to Staying Alive [Brambleby Books, 2013; Amazon UK; Amazon US].<p>In this charming …

From the Holy Cow Department: Instant Water!

The most talented creative minds can draw connections between seemingly unrelated things—like diapers and a field of crops--in order to produce new …

7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

Growing at least some of your own food is surprisingly revolutionary. In a time when "food" is slathered in meaningless marketing labels and chock …

Wave Power Transforms a Dumping Ground into a Sparkling Glass Beach

A California beach was transformed from an ugly trash-filled eyesore to what is now known as the glittering Glass Beach. Throughout the earlier part …

Researchers Develop a Self-Filling Water Bottle that Harvests Water from the Air

There is water in the air around us at every moment. While this may not seem very significant if you live in a water-rich area, this untapped …

CRMPI: Build a worm farm in your pathways

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How to Make Mead and Drink Like a Viking

Home-brewers have embraced mead, or honey wine, the drink of choice for many ancient cultures. If you want to whip up a batch of your own, follow these steps.<p><b>Mead may be the ancestor of all today's booze</b>. People gathered, ate, and probably fermented honey long before the agricultural developments …

BitTorrent Sync released: The secure, cloud-avoiding sync tool you've been waiting for - ExtremeTech

BitTorrent Sync released: The secure, cloud-avoiding sync tool you’ve been waiting for<p>By on July 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

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Google Chromecast: Stream Netflix, music, and websites to your TV for just $35 - ExtremeTech

By on July 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Google has unveiled Chromecast, a …

2013 IDSA IDEA Winners, Our Gold Faves: The SpareOne Emergency Cell Phone Gets 15 Years Out of a Single AA Battery

Although the waterspout photos were a new one for us, we've become aware of natural disasters in a way that would have been impossible twenty years …

Ambilight and hue LED bulb combine for uber

TP Vision explains that the Ambilight 4-sided XL "creates the illusion of a TV floating in a big, warm halo of light" (though it also increases …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

13 Medicinal Plants Worth Planting

• <b>Aloe Vera</b><p>The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Although the plant tastes like turd, it’s still edible. The sap …

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DIY: How to Clean and Care for Garden Pruners<p>by Erin Boyle<p>How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)<p>by Kristina Hacker<p>How to Navigate the NYC Flower …

Budget & Small Space Friendly: DIY Cinderblock Planters

When we start talking about outdoors and all the fun things to make, build or plant, there is always one project that immediately comes to my mind: …

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Repurposed inspiration - Suitcases

Since our company is an eco friendly company that sells eco friendly products, we are very aware of Earth Day on April 22nd. In fact, James and I …

Pallet wood walkway all prettied up again

My pallet wood walkway in the garden has kept me busy today.<p>I’m starting to think that bloggers just shouldn’t have gardens. Actually, let me …

Vintage Suitcases Repurposed as Uniquely Awesome Drawers

English designers Hannah Plumb and James Russell, who work together under the moniker JAMESPLUMB, combine their creative talents to repurpose objects into useful, unique furniture. Or, as the artistic duo puts it, they “juxtapose practical function with their sculptural vision.” By collecting and …

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The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

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