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Build a Swinging Art Table for Uniquely Hypnotic Drawings

Harmonographs are mechanical devices that draw pictures by swinging pendulums, believed to be invented in 1844 by Scottish mathematician Hugh Blackburn. In my 3-pendulum rotary harmonograph, two lateral pendulums swing back and forth at right angles to each other (one side to side, another front to …

Woodworking

How To Get Everything You Need For An Earthquake Kit Off Amazon Prime

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11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

Review: PRO4824 Is a Totally Modular, Customizable CNC Router

<i>This machine was reviewed as part of our 2017 Desktop Fabrication Shootout. See more machines in our 3D Printer Guide and non-3D printer reviews here.</i><p>There have been numerous points over the past few years where I have pulled up the CNC Router Parts website and started configuring a router that I …

Printing

How to Get Your Knives Razor Sharp

Knives are a common fixture in our everyday lives, be it in the kitchen, workplace or the great outdoors. What is fairly uncommon however, is someone …

Woodworking

15 restaurants that don't force fixed-priced Valentine's Day menus on loving couples

<i>This Valentine's Day, people across the country will spend $1.6 billion on candy. Off-Ramp will have you spare some coins. ; Credit: Flickr via</i> …

How Do You Remove Debt Collections From Your Credit Report?

Remove a Charge-Off From Your Credit Report and Boost Your Score<p>How to Clean Up Even the Worst Credit Report Items<p>How to Recover from the 2 Worst …

Personal Finance

Build a Huge Floating Shelf With a Hidden Storage Compartment

Floating shelves are a great way to mount a huge shelf to the wall so it looks natural, but YouTuber DIY Creators took that to the next level with an …

Fareed Zakaria made a scary prediction about democracy in 1997 — and it's coming true

Democracy is rising, but not the good kind.<p>Twenty years ago, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria wrote an essay in Foreign Affairstitled “The Rise of Illiberal Democracy.” His thesis was that democracies around the world were surrendering to illiberal reforms, and that the strands holding the traditions of …

Political Science

See-Through Engine Shows You the Marvel That Is Internal Combustion

Watch every step of the process.<p>Most cars on the road today use a specific type of engine: a four-stroke piston engine. These engines can get somewhat complicated, and because they're usually built out of metal it can be tough to see what's going on. The folks over at Warped Perception have come up …

Internal Combustion Engine

Here's How Manual and Automatic Transmissions Really Work

If you've never quite understood what changing gears actually does or how different transmissions do it, this video offers a great explanation.<p>If you're looking at the difference between an automatic and a manual transmission, it's not hard to understand that one shifts gears for you, and the other …

Porsche

Russia's Tu-154 plane has been plagued with accidents even before its deadly crash into the Black Sea

Although Russian commercial airlines are no longer known to use the plane -- which first flew in 1972 and went out of production in 1994 -- it is still used by the military.<p>In spite of the tragedy, Russia's Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told local news agencies Sunday that permanently …

Neighborhood Spotlight: Mid-City's call is 'Location, location, location'

Sitting equidistant between downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, the Mid-City district is a region of crossroads, a place of transit through which hundreds of thousands of commuters travel each workday.<p>The area plays a crucial role as a nexus in the city's impossibly intricate web of …

Californian sculpture desalinates 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The Pipe is a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative, a competition to combine clean energy production with …

Santa Monica

Google's Tensor Processing Unit explained: this is what the future of computing looks like

When Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) during this year's Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, it finally ticked for …

Build Stronger Woodworking Joints in Less Time Using Pocket Holes

Pocket holes can help any beginner woodworker start on projects big and small without having to learn complicated joinery techniques.<p>Pocket holes are a form of wood joinery that secures screws through the edge or face grain of wood as opposed to the end grain, resulting in a much stronger …

Woodworking

A Three-Step Routine to Keep Your Knives Sharp and Safe

As we’ve often said, dull knives are dangerous knives, not to mention a pain to use when it’s time to cook. Keeping them sharp is surprisingly easy, …

Incredibly Epic Statue of Ancient Chinese Warrior God Unveiled

Guan Yu stands over 150 feet tall, Green Dragon Crescent Blade in hand.<p>China just unveiled what might be the most epic statue of all time. The 157-foot sculpture of the ancient Chinese warrior-god Guan Yu stands on a 33-foot pedestal designed to look like a warship, holding a long halberd weapon …

China

Cacio e Pepe

If one pasta dish exemplifies the complexity of pan sauce precision, it's cacio e pepe (literally, cheese and pepper). The minimalist recipe calls …

It's taken me years of flying to put my finger on this critical flaw in airplane design

The lights had been dimmed and I was trying to nap like many of my fellow passengers, but I just couldn't seem to get comfortable.<p>I'm a relatively short person, and I've always thought this to be an advantage when flying. I can stretch out my legs with ease, or curl them up under me in my seat if I …

Sitting

7 (More) Websites to Help Us Be Better Architects

Last year we published a list of 22 websites meant to make an architect's job a little bit easier. From selecting the perfect color scheme to …

The 6 most secretive units in military history

Secrecy is one of the best currencies in war, so it's sometimes best for commanders to keep their best assets hidden from the enemy and the public. While the military has admitted that most of the units on this list existed at some point, a lot of their missions were classified for decades before …

10 Totally Fun Sports Cars That Are Surprisingly Cheap

Driving a fun car doesn't have to be reserved for people with a lot of money to spend.<p>They sometimes have high running costs, but for less than the cost of a lot of economy sedans, you can probably afford to buy a sports car.

Roadsters

The One App You Should Check Before You Book Your Next Flight

It's not just when you fly that affects your ticket price. It's when you book.<p>If you fly to the same destination frequently, you probably know when …

This Classic Documentary on the Making of the Porsche 356 Is Mesmerizing

Porsche’s cars have always been expensive, and watching this early 1960s documentary on how the 356 was made, you get a sense of why. Things have been different since the Boxster was introduced 20 years ago, ushering in a leaner, more cost-effective manufacturing process, but Porsche’s earliest …

How Long Will The Sexy Volvo P1800 Coupé Stay Off Collectors’ Radar?

Photography Courtesy of Auctions America<p>For cars like the Porsche 911, it’s easy to see why they’re so inflated: <i>everyone</i> wants one. For other …

We Drive to the End of the Earth in Patagonia – Feature

You could be alone here. Beautifully alone.<p>Patagonia is the continental Atlantis that humanity forgot to populate, where jagged mountain peaks shoot into the sky unbowed by millions of years of gale-force winds, and glaciers get bigger with time. This southernmost stretch of South America is one of …

When LA was stripped of its beloved streetcar in the 1960s, the city was quickly thrust into a traffic-clogged world of private cars and diesel buses. But with the involvement of automobile and oil companies, was this the work of a conspiracy?<p>The last train on the last line of greater Los Angeles’ …

Urban Design

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

Arduino