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The American civil war then and now – interactive

David Levene, Jim Powell, Troy Griggs, Daan Louter, Kate Abbott, Becky Barnicoat, Luc Torres and Stuart Silver

War

SoftBank's cutesy Pepper robot sells out in one minute

If you always wanted a robot butler to greet guests, amuse kids or be a live-action version of Cortana, you're way too late. The Pepper robot that does all that sold out exactly one minute after it went on sale in Japan on Saturday, according to manufacturer SoftBank Robotics. The company built a …

Graphene used to create world's thinnest light bulb

Over 130 years ago, Thomas Edison used carbon as the conducting filament in the very first commercial light bulb. Now a team of scientists and …

Nanotech

Menus of bygone Los Angeles.

Way before Apple Watch and Android Wear, there was Casio

Casio might be only lightly involving itself in the current boom in smartwatches and wearables, but the company still makes plenty of money from its G-Shock series and rugged outdoor watches. That's not to say it hasn't experienced a combination of hits and misses: Casio would say it "pioneered" a …

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Ancient And Mysterious Feature Phone

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart are a brave band of explorers who comb the darkest corners of the world’s discount stores to find the ancient gadgets …

VirScan provides complete viral history from a drop of blood

A new test developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) can test for both past and current infections by analyzing a single drop of …

Immunotherapy

20 Wacky Ads from Boys' Life Magazine, May 1915

<i>Boys' Life</i> magazine is targeted at Boy Scouts. It began publication in 1911, and is still running today. When I was a kid (and a member of the …

Swiss Army Knives

From Pac-Man To Pong, Tetris To Super Mario Bros.: Video Game Hall Of Fame Welcomes Its Inaugural Class

From a white ball bouncing back and forth on a screen to a duo of plumber brothers, the history of video games has been relatively short but packed …

Would You Put a $300,000 Glass Sculpture on the...

Vaccine-style treatment for rheumatoid arthritis retrains the immune system

According to the American College of Rheumatology, more than one million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. The disease gives rise to …

Immune System

Nearly 70% Of Consumers Rely On Online Reviews Before Making A Purchase

Everyone has an opinion, and nowadays most people are willing to share it; for better or worse. So it shouldn’t be surprising then – what with the …

We Know How To Read Over-The-Counter Drug Labels, But We Don’t Always Understand The Potential Dangers

When you buy some Tylenol or NyQuil, you probably know — or find out easily from looking at the label — that these products contain acetaminophen. …

Relive 50 Years Of Humans Walking in Space

Nothing quite captures the pinnacle of human accomplishment like spacewalks — it takes a unique combination of political ambition and technical …

Remember How the First Thing Ever Sold Online Was a Baggie of Weed?

Online drug sales gained notoriety thanks to the Silk Road market, but the buying and selling of illegal mood-altering substances through computers …

140-year-old bottle of Arctic beer to be sold at auction

An unopened bottle of beer, brewed for an Arctic expedition 140 years ago, has been discovered in a garage<p>A 140-year-old bottle of ale, made specifically for a British arctic expedition, is due to be auctioned after being found unopened in a garage.<p>The bottle, Allsopp's Arctic Ale, was brewed in …

12 Incredible Men's Watches You Can Get For Under $100 (Gift Alert)

<i>Art by: Chanel Parks</i><p>Watches aren't quite as archaic as you might think. Sure, your smart phone can tell you the time, but it's very hard to discreetly check your phone during a meeting without someone noticing. It is, however, very easy to quickly glance at your wrist.<p>Those who still wear a watch …

Dell unveils a range of affordable PCs ahead of Windows 10

While Dell managed to surprise us with its rather handsome XPS 15 -- the sibling of the thin-bezel XPS 13 laptop -- at Computex, it's also bringing us a range of both new and refreshed models ahead of the Windows 10 launch. Starting off with the headliner, we have the Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop …

Auction report: Searching for gold amongst metallic mayhem

Jerry L. came back from the Vietnam War a changed man. Stress was common in his job as a demolition expert, and stress had taken its toll. One …

17 Home Furnishings Inspired by Toys

Mario Marsicano was an early contributor to mentalfloss.com, writing about stuff like innovative advertising and Batman cameos. He also runs a …

Madame Tussauds

Philippine Auditors Find Treasures Worth Thousands Stashed Away in a Vault — and They Haven’t Even Appraised Them All Yet

State auditors in Philippines have discovered treasures worth at least $45,000 – and only some of them have been appraised so far.<p>The country’s Commission on Audit recently published a report online stating it had found silver coins, two gold watches, gold pens and some diamond pieces stashed in a …

Coin Collecting

Computer Space, the world’s first mass-produced...

Rare Computer Left at Silicon Valley Recycling Center Just Fetched $200,000 at Auction. And the Donor Is Entitled to Half the Cash — They Just Don’t Know Her Name.

MILPITAS, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — The woman dropped off her boxes of old electronics at Clean Bay Area in early April and then left soon after.<p>She had cleared out her garage after her husband died and didn’t want a tax receipt. She left no contact information.<p>Nothing particularly out of the ordinary …

Collectible Coca-Cola Advertising Trays | eBay

This is a very nice example of an Original 1929 COCA-COLA Serving Tray featuring a Girl in a Yellow Bathing Suit. This is the RARE BOTTLE Version of the tray. The tray is 100% original and not a reproduction.<p>$65.00<p>Brand: Coca-Cola<p>$9.26 shipping<p>This "Drink Coca Cola" Advertising Tray depicts a …

Vintage & Antique Cast Iron Toys | eBay

Here we have a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Bike is in great shape with no chips,cracks,or breaks in the casting. Tires are good with no flat spots in them. Clicker is still present on front tire. Paint has chips, but all original and looks good over all. Handlebars are good but probably have been …

Collectors & Hobbyists Robot Toys | eBay

$51.97<p>Trending at $46.81<p>eBay determines this price through a machine learned model of the product's sale prices within the last 90 days.<p>Free shipping<p>Only 1 left!<p>Bandai 1982 Godaikin Daltanias Item # 77020. See photos closely for details.<p>$299.00<p>0 bids<p>$14.95 shipping<p>Ending Today at 10:17AM PDT1h …

Civil War-Era Photo Collection Returned to Rightful Owner Five Years After Being Stolen

A Colorado man’s Civil War-era photos have been returned to him five years after someone stole the historic momentos from his storage shed.<p>The items were recovered as evidence in 2010 after police arrested two men for breaking into multiple storage units. The evidence was supposed to be destroyed …

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Diabetic retinopathy is one of a number of nasty effects diabetes can have on the human body. The disease sees the development of leaky blood vessels …

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