Alok Pandey

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No Need To Bring Water On Your Bike Ride, This Bike Sucks It Up From The Air

Attached to the frame of the bike and powered by a small solar panel, the device cools down hot, humid air, and as the water condenses, droplets roll …

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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

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Should We Really Be Encouraging People To Buy Books?

Amazon's MatchBook service makes getting a printed book/Kindle copy bundle cheaper. But that takes us backward, environmentally speaking.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced the new MatchBook service, which offers a deeply discounted Kindle version of a book when you buy a new copy of the physical version. …

Why do we escape to the vinyl and analog listening?

Interesting article regarding the power of analog recordings. Is this why so many of us escape to the vinyl and old records so often? Thanks Yuri for …

Audiophile inattentional deafness

LEARNING TO FLY!?<p>Interesting quote and study of Cognitive Psychology Unit, Dept. of Psychology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, that might very …

Difference Between Analog and Digital explained !?

Analog versus digital lives on<p>Interesting video on the terms of digital and analog. This 25 minute video is on the quest to debunk some of biggest …

Kindle surprise and disappointment

I thought I loved the physical feel of books too much to become enamoured of ebooks. I loved the heft, the smell, the touch of the paper, the firm but yielding resistance of the spine of a new paperback, the perfect cut of the pages that transforms a gathering of sheets — leaves that flutter easily …

Amazon Kindle: why I finally went over to the dark side

My anti-Amazon stance once made my sister cry. It was Christmas morning. She was talking enthusiastically about her Kindle and the freedom it gave her to read books and newspapers from around the world. I pounced, scolding her for supporting the Voldemort of the book industry.<p>Didn’t she know Amazon …

5 Reasons Why The Kindle's Touchscreen Is Worse Than Buttons

The newest Kindle is great! But touchscreens on ebook readers have serious problems. Not everything has to be a touchscreen, okay?<p>To get it out of the way: Kindle rules. But, Amazon's flagship Kindle, now the Kindle Paperwhite, continues a trend that very much does not rule: forcing us all to use a …

FYI: What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?

There are two ways to go about testing this, neither of which are practical. One requires the energy of dozens of Large Hadron Colliders. The other could yield a cauldron-full of flaming plutonium. Both, however, would probably create carbon monoxide and a pile of rust and salts rather than a cool …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Watch: The Best Science Vines

Amazing science videos, in six-second bites.<p>On August 15th, GE put forth a call: make the best science-themed Vine video you can. Vines are short, 6-second clips, often looping, made with a simple app and very little editing features. Pause and record are pretty much all you get. But the responses …

Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets

There's heavy metal in the pink pills<p>Most modern medicines are carefully synthesized organic molecules so potent that each pill contains only a few milligrams of the active ingredient. Pepto-Bismol is a fascinating exception, both because its active ingredient is bismuth, a heavy metal commonly …

Gray Matter: A Venturi Pump That Shoots Fire

A pump that goes from blow to suck with no moving parts<p>When you blow air across the top of a straw dipped in soda, liquid rises up the tube. This might seem strange, but a Venturi pump—named after the Italian physicist who invented it—takes advantage of the same effect, simply by virtue of its …

The Official Popular Science Guide To All The Gadgets You'll Need In College

What's the best laptop? How can you avoid losing your papers to Microsoft Word's temper tantrums? The answers, and more, within.<p>So, you're heading off to college, eh? Well, congratulations on spending, on average, somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a year! And when you're dropping that much …

8 Superpowers Brought to You by Technology

Advances in cybernetics, aviation, and other areas have created a convincing argument that one day we can read minds, turn invisible, fly, and live forever.<p>Superheroes are unbelievable, and that's the point. But technology is quickly closing the gap between what is human and superhuman. Advances in …

Why "Work Smart, Not Hard" is the Worst Advice in the World

Work smarter, not harder? Don't tell it to Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe, who meets some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues, that mantra is the opposite of the attitude we need to beat this lousy economy.<p><b>When I was 17</b> my high school guidance counselor tried to talk me into …

How to Save Cash on Pricey Printer Ink

Refill ink is the cash cow for printer companies. Here's how to save money and get the most out of costly cartridges.<p><b>If your inkjet printer were a vending machine</b>, you'd probably have to feed it at least a nickel for every page of black and white text, a quarter for every page of text with color, …

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How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

4 Things to Know About Making Your First App

The process of building a great smartphone app starts in validating your idea. Then the hard work begins.<p><b>Creating an app for a smartphone or tablet</b> starts with a great idea. But once you have a fabulous idea, the app development process then becomes a matter of weighing a number of options.<p>"It's …

Why Blowouts Happen—and How to Avoid Them

In the heat of summer vacation season, tires are more prone to fail. We explain the main factors that lead to a blowout. (Coming soon: Part Two, what to do when a blowout happens to you.)<p><b>Enjoying tire-blowout season?</b> That's a rhetorical question, kind of like the infuriating, "Hot enough for ya?" …

Taking a Listen to the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

Bose crams its noise-cancelling electronics into a small pair of earbuds. Can they match the sound quality of the company's fancy speakers and big headphones?<p><b>Price: $300</b><p>For more than a decade, a pair of big gray Bose headphones has signaled to the world that you're tuning it out. Now muting the …

Why Did Harley-Davidson Break 110 Years of Tradition with Liquid Cooling?

With the exception of Harley-Davidson's V-Rod, which departed from tradition by incorporating a Porsche-designed, liquid-cooled mill, Motor Company bikes have only featured oil and air-cooled engines... until now.<p>Harley's new Twin-Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 mill uses two radiators discreetly …

These Mud Flaps Can Help Trucks Slash Fuel Costs

The maker of the EcoFlap says its product can help semitrailer owners and operators save money at the pump.<p><b>It's often a long and expensive haul for fleet operators and truckers</b>. While passenger cars and trucks are getting more efficient to meet new mpg standards, it's not easy to raise the fuel …

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What To Do When Your Car Gets a Blowout

Last week we covered why tire blowouts happen. Today: What to do when it happens to you. A blown-out tire doesn't have to become a disaster. Just keep calm and carry on.<p><b>Safely handling a tire blowout at highway speed</b> is sort of like going to class as a star athlete at a college-football powerhouse: …

Infiniti Q30 Concept Reveals Coupe, Crossover, Hatchback Inspiration

The Infiniti Q30 concept (above) which was revealed today ahead of its official Frankfurt debut combines what Infiniti calls the sportiness of a coupe, the roominess of a hatch, and the stance of a crossover.<p>If that sounds like an overly ambitious trio of styles, consider the Japanese …

One Transmission, Countless Cars: The ZF 8HP Eight-Speed

This automatic transmission by German parts supplier ZF group is found in 25 powertrain arrangements across many car brands, making it one seriously great eight.<p><b>The $400,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and $24,000 Ram 1500</b> don't appear to have much in common. One is the acme of automotive extravagance; the …

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Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

Turn Your Charcoal Grill Into a Pizza Oven

Give that homemade pepperoni pie a smoky flavor with this kit that allows you to cook pizza on an outdoor grill.<p><b>Price</b>: $149<p>This pizza oven kit turns just about any charcoal grill into an impressive pizza oven, courtesy ofsome good old-fashioned wrangling of physics. A stainless steel sleeve fits …