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This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly

The pacemaker of the future looks crazy<p>You're looking at what might be the pacemaker of a decade from now: a custom-made membrane, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, that slides over a heart and keeps it regulated by a …

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The Missing Tudors: black people in 16th-century England

They were baptised and buried in parishes across the country, and even attended queens at court. So why, asks Onyeka, do we continue to airbrush …

4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality

Two clay plaques, small enough to hold in your palm, depict couples copulating in remarkable detail. Dating from the early second millennium BCE, the Old Babylonian period, they come from a 300-year window when mass-produced terra cotta plaques were popular, including those that exhibit sexual acts.

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

World's first full-size Lego car can hit 20 mph, powered by insane, 256-cylinder compresed air engine - ExtremeTech

World’s first full-size Lego car can hit 20 mph, powered by insane, 256-cylinder compresed air engine<p>By on December 19, 2013 at 10:45 am<p>This site may …

Full-size Lego car actually drives

A car built almost entirely of Legos can reach speeds of 12-17 miles per hour running on an engine powered by air.<p>One of the first things every young Lego builder attempts is a vehicle of some kind; all you need is a flat tile piece and four wheel pieces and you're off.<p>Raul Oaida, a 20-year-old …

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You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.<p>Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and …

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …

Purebred Dogs: Then and Now

You might never look at pure breeds the same way again. Science of Dogs has collected a number of photos from the 1915 book, <i>Breeds of All Nations</i>, and compared the breeds to their modern-day descendants. The results are surprising, and in many cases, saddening, as a century of breeding for …

Pets

The 17 Most Spectacular NASA Photos Ever Taken

Here's to you, NASA

How to get a launch PS4 and Xbox One (Updated with special offers) - ExtremeTech

By on November 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In just a couple of weeks, we’ll …

Build This Beautiful Table for Two

An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.<p>An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.

'3-D Painting' Sprays Metal To Repair Or Rebuild Machines [Video]

But can it do graffiti?<p>GE is showing off a new machine that sprays high-velocity metal powders at broken machines, repairing damage in a few minutes without having to weld replacement pieces. The technique, which they're calling "cold spraying," or "3-D painting," (you know, like "printing") could …

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The Mystery of the Google Barge, Solved

Last week, two barges loaded with strange rectangular structures entered bays near San Francisco and Portland, Maine. Until now, what they are has only been speculated, but a San Francisco news outlet has some answers.<p>Last week, two barges owned by Google, each carrying a load with large …

How to Store Small Engines for the Winter

When you're ready to put away or mower, trimmer, or other small-engine machines for the winter, should you empty the tank or leave a little gas in it? Plus, our 4 tips to keep any engine healthy.<p>I'm getting ready to store my mower for the winter. What's better for the engine: leaving fuel in it or …

How to Squat

A trainer I've been working with keeps a running list of her clients' fitness goals on her gym's whiteboard. Last January, I showed up to find "The Perfect Squat" written next to my name. "You have the flexibility of a 60-year-old," she'd told me on an earlier visit. Apparently, this was my …

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This Portable Blowtorch Uses Only Water As Fuel

UK-based researchers say their new system is safer and cooler than other gas-fueled metal-melters.<p>Researchers from ITM Power, a UK-based clean energy company, say their new blowtorch prototype produces fire using only water as fuel. The electrolyser system turns hydrogen and oxygen gases from water …

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More valuable than the crown jewels? Priceless Neapolitan treasure trove revealed

A rarely seen Neapolitan collection of sumptuous jewelry, hidden away for centuries and estimated to be more valuable than England's crown jewels, opened in Rome on Tuesday.<p>The "Treasure of San Gennaro", precious objects donated in tribute to the patron saint of Naples, has rarely left the southern …

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IBM's bionic computers bleed electronic blood - ExtremeTech

IBM’s bionic computers bleed electronic blood<p>By on October 24, 2013 at 11:35 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

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