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Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device

When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the result was unequivocal: Sales took off. Most gamers can take or leave the ubiquitous depth camera, because it just <i>isn't as useful</i> for gaming as, say, the Wii controller. It <i>is</i> indispensable for certain …

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Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

<i>Enjoy Europe for less now!</i><p>You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making …

Workout Finisher: Shoulder Dropsets

Workout Finisher: Single Plate Complex

Complexes don’t have to be limited to barbells and dumbbells. Another common piece of equipment but uncommonly used for a complex is a plate. It …

DIY Skee Ball Machine: Great Balls of Fun - Technabob

Skee Ball machines are a lot of fun. There is something just so satisfying in the act of rolling a ball and watching it bounce into a target. I …

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24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

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10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

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Google smartwatch with Google Now coming sooner than expected, 'ready within months'

A Google-produced smartwatch is close to entering production, says a report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. The Google watch, which has been rumored multiple times, will run Android with a heavy focus on the company's Google Now personal assistant. Google Now provides useful at-a-glance information …

Pumpkin Beers: Roasted & Savory | Williams-Sonoma Taste

<i>This post comes courtesy of Williams-Sonoma associate and beer enthusiast Dennis Ayles.</i><p>The pumpkin beer tasting continues! When I began reviewing some of this year’s pumpkin brews, I found the tasting profiles fell into three categories: sweet as pumpkin pie; roasted and a bit savory; and lastly, …

Pumpkin-Milk Chocolate Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Behold! <i>Desserts for Every Season</i> has devised a pumpkin pie recipe that hits all the marks. Sweet, spicy, earthy, and warm, with a freshly made filling that puts it head and shoulders over your average Thanksgiving dessert.<p>Excerpted from Desserts for Every Season by Jenny McCoy (Rizzoli). Copyright …

9 Ways to Spice Up Your Pumpkin Seeds

Gallery9 Ways to Spice Up Your Pumpkin Seeds<p>So you've picked out your pumpkin, you've followed one of our awesome guides to beginning or advanced pumpkin carving, and now you've got a bowl full of seeds and pumpkin guts. Now what?<p>If you're me, you make your excuses, pretend that there's some sort …

21 Awesome Dog Breeds You've Never Heard Of And Need To Know About Immediately

You don't see these guys at the dog park every day.

Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Fall - best season of the year (in my humble opinion). And best flavor? Pumpkin ! I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cheesecakes...all so smooth, …

The Planks You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

<i>By Sheila Monaghan</i><p>Now that the plank has effectively supplanted the crunch as the go-to core-strengthener, exercisers have placed a premium on their ability to hold the toning move -- the longer, the better. As one-minute planks gave way to three-minute planks, and three-minute planks evolved into …

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

'Dark Souls II' Preview: Into Darkness (PS3)

<i>Two hours spent clawing my way through the beta—here are my impressions of ‘Dark Souls II’ so far.</i><p>I’m standing near an unlit bonfire. Summon signs litter the earth at my feet. To my left is a merchant, hunched near an outcropping of rocks, wearing a cloak that makes her look strangely …

Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale returns in glow-in-the-dark bottles

<i>Press Release:</i><p>(Newport, OR) – <b>Rogue Ales & Spirits’</b> <b>Santa’s Private Reserve</b> comes equipped with glistening snowflakes on the bottle that GLOW IN THE …

Hearst Magazines

Upgrade Your Pushup

Force your pecs and deltoids to work overtime with this challenging twist on the classic pushup<p>Few exercises test core and upper-body strength as well as the front-loaded pushup. The reason: It shifts your weight forward, forcing your pecs and deltoids to work overtime to keep your body balanced, …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

6 Great New Moves to Build Your Biceps

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7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard)

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying.<p>Prof. Leonard J. …

The Biceps Exercise that Will Crush Your Lower Body

We guarantee you’ve never tried this one<p>Pump up your biceps by getting down—into a <i>spider</i> lunge.<p>What, exactly, is a spider lunge? It’s a deep lunge that improves your hip mobility and core strength, while lighting up the muscles of your legs and shoulders.<p>The benefit to your arms: “When you perform …

Workouts

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

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