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Scientists Have Created Self-Flowing Liquids That Don't Need Pumps to Move Around

To bring a constant supply of fresh water into its massive cities, the Romans built countless miles of gravity-powered aqueducts, all at a tremendous …

Science

Light Energy IoT-modules BLE / LoRa, without batteries ⚡️

In the world of tomorrow everything is connected through the Internet of Things <i>(we both know that)</i>. But we are building this world today. And today …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

With a Logitech Harmony Hub and an Amazon Echo, a few words can control your home entertainment system.<p>I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come …

Home Automation

IR Communication

Contributors: a1ronzo<p>Getting Started<p><i>Transmitting IR LED (left) and receiving IR photo sensor (right)</i><p>IR, or infrared, communication is a common, …

Arduino

Instant Pot Braised Turkey Thighs | Instant Pot®

Submitted by Robin R.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>Serves 4<p>2 turkey thighs (about 1 lb), excess fat removed<br>• 1 cup chicken broth plus 1 Tbsp red-wine vinegar<br>• 1 cup thinly …

Magnet for Mac Is the Window Management Tool I've Desperately Needed

GIF<p>We’ve seen a few different tools for Windows-esque window management on Mac over the years, but none of those ever fit well with my workflow. …

Cool Stuff

Watch these declassified nuclear test films on YouTube

There's something both beautiful and unnerving about a mushroom cloud. The United States conducted around 216 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1992, many taking place in Nevada and the Pacific Proving Grounds. Now, rare videos of those detonations are declassified and available to the …

Nuclear Test

A God Crash Lands on Earth in This Kaiju Short Film

Brent Bonacorso has been delivering fantastical, heartsick CGI short films for a while now, and his latest drops a giant alien into downtown L.A.<p><i>The</i> …

Movies

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 …

Raspberry Pi

You can finally pair the Amazon Echo with Bluetooth speakers

Amazon quietly updated the Echo last week, and you can now stream audio from your Echo to an external speaker over Bluetooth.<p>More than two years after its debut, the Amazon Echo can now stream audio to external speakers over Bluetooth.<p>Amazon's team made no announcement about the update, and it's …

Amazon Echo

Breakthrough for Science as MIT Researchers Create a New Form of Matter

A new form of matter has been created by MIT researchers that combine the properties of both solids and superfluids. It was done using lasers to …

Quantum Mechanics

Build a smart garden with these 3 DIY Arduino projects

With warmer weather around the corner here in the US, it's time for gardeners to start making plans for spring and summer. For the more technically …

Arduino

Raspberry Pi 2 - Plex Media Server

With our ever increasing media libraries containing movies, TV shows, music and pictures we need something that can serve this content to any of our …

Linux

Irish Beef Stew & Mashed Potatoes (Pot-in-Pot)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this rich & hearty Irish Beef Stew with deep flavor & thick gravy.<p>This <i>one-of-a-kind “One Pot Meal”</i> using the</b> …

There's No Doubt That Amazon Alexa Is the Next Big Thing

To take advantage of its voice-command assistant, Amazon has just launched an online hub to make it easy to hook your brand up to it.<p>Want to ask a question and get a fast answer? There’s a skill for that. In this case, <i>skill</i> is the term for “app” in Amazon Alexa’s voice ecosystem.<p>In case you missed …

Automation

Explore the Locations of Every Fossil Ever Found With This Interactive Tool

Whether you’re an educator, or just have an interest in paleobiology as a hobby, this interactive fossil finding tool is incredible.<p>The web tool was …

Cool Stuff

LittleArm Big - Arduino Robot Arm for Makers and Education by Slant Robotics

A 3D Printed Desktop Robotic Arm, based on Arduino, for Hobbyists and Education at all Levels

Please enjoy this massive gallery of almost 1,000 free iPhone wallpapers

Two weeks ago, we shared a new site with readers that’s fantastic for finding minimalistic wallpapers for your iPhone. With sizes matching Apple’s …

iPhone

Finally, the Missing Link in Planetary Formation!

The theory of how planets form has been something of an enduring mystery for scientists. While astronomers have a pretty good understanding of where …

Astronomy

16 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved

If you've decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, …

Slow Cooker Recipes

The 50 Best interiors websites

<b>Blogs:</b><p><b>Sania Pell</b><p><i>saniapell.com/athomeblog</i><p>Author and designer Sania Pell has a degree in textile design and has worked for the likes of Elle Deco, …

Furniture

Boston Dynamics' Newest Robot Moves Like a Donkey on Rollerblades

We got our first glimpse of Boston Dynamics’ newest robot about a month ago after footage leaked from a presentation given by Marc Raibert, the …

Robotics

Netflix wins an Oscar for documentary short 'The White Helmets'

While we were expecting Amazon to score an Oscar first for <i>Manchester by the Sea</i>, Netflix ended up beating out that film with a Best Documentary (Short Subject) Oscar for <i>The White Helmets</i>.Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, the film centers on a group of volunteer rescue workers for the Syrian Civil …

Netflix

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

Raspberry Pi

The 6 Best Science Documentaries on Netflix

Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount Netflix for beautifully shot science …

How to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive

If you have iOS backups taking space on your internal drive, you can relocate them to an external hard drive to clear out some space.<p>If you do now, …

iCloud

Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet …

Arduino

Need a doctor? Just talk to Alexa and its new HealthTap integration

Why it matters to you<p>If you're feeling a cold coming on, you might not want to leave the house to talk to a doctor. Luckily, Alexa has you covered -- …

Automation

Arduino CNC Zen Garden Table Created (video)

Instructables user MakrToolbox has created a very unique CNC inspired Zen Garden that allows you to draw shapes in the sand for meditation and …

1-Day Project: Arduino and nRF24L01+ Data Transceiver