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DIY vertical axis wind turbine

This vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) uses five 3” PVC pipes cut in half for blades rotating on three kids bicycle wheels to spin an Ametek 38 volt …

Why Things Fail: From Tires to Helicopter Blades, Everything Breaks Eventually

• Author: Robert Capps. Robert Capps Magazine<br>• Date of Publication: 10.19.12. 10.19.12<br>• Time of Publication: 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm<p><b>In the corner of Building 4</b>, a …

10 Maker Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

The pace of change has accelerated, so much so that you can now make a living doing jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago.<p>1. Quadcopter pilot<p>Recently on the ITP alumni mailing list there have been several job postings for experienced quadcopter pilots. These buzzing drones are increasingly being …

Tesla Joining NASDAQ-100 Secures Future for Compact Sedan, More Models

Unless you happen to work for Tesla, the company’s announcement that it will soon join the NASDAQ-100 stock index isn’t earth-shattering news. It’s not that a committee of top-hatted men emerged in a cloud of cigar smoke from a rosewood-paneled office and said “We’ve reached a consensus: Tesla is …

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The Surprising Origin Of Earth's Gold

New observations suggest your jewelry may have originated from colliding stars. Twinkle, twinkle!<p>Pirates have hunted it. Monarchs have exploited it. Jewelers have sold it. But where did gold come from?<p>Research by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) suggests that the Earth's supply …

5 Things We Can Learn From Sounds We Can't Hear

Infrasound is the span of low-frequency sounds that fall below the hearing range of humans. While these sounds escape our ears, scientific instruments can detect themand tell us some interesting things about the planet.