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Màquina de vapor - Viquipèdia, l'enciclopèdia lliure

Play media<p>Una <b>màquina de vapor</b> és una màquina tèrmica de funcionament alternatiu que utilitza el vapor d'aigua com a fluid de treball i que transforma …

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Robots

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Here's Why Leaving Work On Time May Be Bad for You

Drive by some buildings at 5 p.m. and you'll see people streaming out the doors like the floodgates have burst open and every employee has finally been set free.<p>It always makes me wonder: What must it be like to work for companies like those? What must it feel like to so badly want to get away from …

3D Futurist Works by Stefan Morrell

The weekend is here and to celebrate it, an awesome set of 3D works! Let's check the futurist vision of Kiwi artist, Stefan Morrell. He's got a …

Toyota is becoming more efficient by replacing robots with humans

Car makers have embraced automation and replaced humans with robots for years. But Toyota is deliberately taking a step backward and replacing automated machines in some factories in Japan and creating heavily manual production lines staffed with humans, according to Bloomberg.<p>It’s an …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

Landscape Photography

The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History

Some of the greatest movies of all time? They didn't win Best Picture.<p>Everyone who cares about movies knows that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is full of shit. To be fair, as recounted in this space previously, sometimes the Academy gets it right. But it usually gets it wrong. …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

No te esfuerces tanto en educar a tu hijo: 10 consejos para padres inseguros (y II)

En la anterior entrega de este artículo os hablaba de algunos consejos sobre la crianza de los hijos que podrían resumirse en que <b>sabemos menos de lo</b> …

No te esfuerces tanto en educar a tu hijo: 10 consejos para padres inseguros (I)

<b>Últimamente estoy muy involucrado en la crianza y educación de los niños</b>. No es que haya tomado la decisión de intercambiar segmentos de mi ADN con …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

By Tasso

The Simple Piece Of Plastic That Teaches Kids To Tie Their Shoes

As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying students’ shoes, so she invented a plastic tool to lend a helping hand.<p>As a first grade teacher, Eileen Sloan got tired of tying shoes. Though it wasn’t something she taught in her class, she expended plenty of energy helping students tie …

12 Adorable Then and Now Photos of Pets and Their Owners

<b>14 years apart</b> (via Imgur)<p>The bond between human and pet is a special one that cannot be replicated. Bringing a fluffy, furry friend home on that very first day is a thrilling experience filled with the promise of many playful days and lifelong companionship. This collection of then and now …

Playful Snapshots of Miniature Scenes Around the Office

When German artist Bettina Gber takes a break from work in the office, she doesn't just go for a walk or grab a cup of coffee. Instead, she finds inspiration from the ordinary objects around her desk and transforms the workplace into a miniature world filled with danger, adventure, and …

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

Jackson Hole

Autonomous Termite-Based Robotic Construction Crews

Termites are not usually known for their construction. However, if you've ever seen a termite settlement that wasn't house-bound, you'll know that …

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural …

Check Out The Crazy Facebook Page Dedicated To Saving Ikea’s Expedit Shelves

Ikea’s popular gridlike shelving unit is being discontinued, technically. People are furious.<p>Ikea’s Expedit, the shelving unit made of cubes (available in anything from a single cube to a wall-covering grid of 25), is one of the company’s most popular shelving options. It works well as a room …

Why the Lotus C-01 motorcycle looks straight outta TRON

Daniel Simon creates a gorgeous monster of a motorcycle.<p>We've known about Lotus's maiden two-wheel endeavor since last summer, but details have been scarce and wild speculation abundant since the project was announced. Now, the rumormill can finally rest: Lotus has unveiled its C-01 superbike. And …

Solar-Powered Fruit Bat Trackers Could Turn Bikeshare Programs Into Data Fleets

A small army of fruit bats is moving across Australia with tiny trackers on their necks to sense the environment around them. What if bikes could do the same thing?<p>In the coming weeks, 150 fruit bats will flit across the night sky, carrying an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a compass, a smart GPS, …

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

Cows

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Tactile electronic cat whiskers could help robots 'feel' their surroundings

Nanotechnology researchers from the Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley have developed highly tactile sensors that that work like …