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France considers air strikes on Islamic State in Syria: Le Monde | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - France is considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, Le Monde newspaper said on its website on Saturday, quoting an unnamed “high level source”.<p>Government officials declined to comment on the report, …

#BBCtrending: Who is the 'Angel of Kobane'?

<b>Thousands around the world on social media have shared the image of the "Angel of Kobane" or "Rehana", a Kurdish fighter who has become a symbol of resistance against Islamic State. According to the stories, she's slain as many as 100 Islamic State fighters. Only one hitch: she's probably not who</b> …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

How To Build A Smartphone Microscope Stand for $10

Obtaining a high quality microscope for your home or a classroom doesn’t require a massive investment. For only $10, basic supplies from a hardware …

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Hard Disk Clock by Martin Stromer - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Martin Stromer made a great looking Hard Disk Clock that is actually very easy to read and looks like a great art piece at the same time. It is based …

Levitating Spinning LEDs - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Sam writes.<p>“An electromagnet levitates a ring of LEDs attached to a coil. The LEDs are powered using a wireless power transfer from another coil …

VFD Clock - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Our friend Pyrofer wrote in about his new VFD Clock.<p>“It sets itself via NTP and adjusts for daylight savings time so no buttons and it never needs …

Car Computer Build - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Even the most modern cars (except possibly ones made by Tesla) don’t provide much computing power that the user can harness. EEVBlog user Ptodorov …

Vegetable Garden Planning for Beginners

If you're a <b>beginner vegetable gardener</b>, here are basics on vegetable garden planning: site selection, plot size, which vegetables to grow, and other …

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

QUANT e-Sportlimousine teased ahead of Geneva debut

The Quant is back. Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg partnered with German firm NLV Solar AG on the Quant by Koenigsegg, shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. It was a styling buck of a four-passenger sport sedan that used a brand new, proprietary propulsion system invented by NLV called …

Watch Winkelmann talk the future of Lamborghini

Boss Stephan Winkelmann talks about the next 50 years.<p>With a production run of just three units, all of which are spoken for, the Lamboghini Veneno is truly a rare vehicle. It's perfectly acceptable to get excited when a Veneno—in all its carbon-fiber glory—flashes across the screen in the video …

1967 Ford Cortina GT Race Car

This 1967 Ford Cortina was raced in the late ’70s or 80’s by the seller and has been parked for many years. He showd currrent photos, and the car has …

diy project: maggi’s minimalist oak desk

today’s first diy project (of 4!) belongs to brooklynite maggi pattillo. she created this simple but stunning desk with a few boards from lowes and a …

62 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

Get creative with these ideas for crafts made of recycled materials.<p>Get creative with these ideas for crafts made of recycled materials.

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

Potting in DIY Style

I have been wanting a <b>potting bench</b> for quite some time. After all, I am a gardener, and don't we all NEED a handy place to play with dirt in pots? …

5 Fun DIY Camera Kits

1. Fotodiox TLR<p>2. Lomography Konstruktor<p>3. Bigshot Camera<p>4. SuperHeadz Last Camera<p>5. Photojojo DIY Pinhole Camera<p>While "analog" photography may have …

Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?...<p>I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. <i>ha!</i> Even …

Bold New Dell Emerges As A Private Company

At Dell World last week, the community got its first close-up view of the company since the privatization this fall. Partners, customers, industry analysts, media, and a couple of stars (Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and Randi Zuckerberg, formerly of Facebook and now head of her own …

Saltwater Aquariums Glass Thickness and More

01 of 15<p>Aquarium Glass Thickness Calculator<p>Displayed as images, this index contains a collection of all the charts, tables, diagrams and more …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

We’ve just about wrapped up our coverage of everything MACNA this year and although it only took two weeks, there was an incredible diversity of new …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

We usually stick with a simple 6,500K or lower light for our refugiums but Build My LED is challenging this point of view with its new line of custom …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

It only took two months for Innovative Marine to get their progressive Nuvo Shallow Reef All in One aquariums series from ready-to-announce, to …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

It has been a few years since EcoTech Marine released the EcoTech Elements Coral Glue and now the company has released its EcoTech Elements Coral …

Hammer corals come in a dizzying array of colors, including the two-toned anomaly Euphyllia, hammer coral, LPS Corals, News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

We’ve seen the two-toned colour anomaly affecting certain corals such as AquaticArt’s <i>Seriatopora guttatus</i>, but this chromatic phenomenon does not …