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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 …

Tag: Garden Visits

Spurge, Your Secret Weapon: 6 Best Varieties to Plant in the Garden<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ …

Northern California

Cooking Off the Cuff: Stop! Don't Grate That Parmesan

Cooking with Parmesan - parmigiano reggiano to be more precise - generally involves grating the cheese into flakes or planing it into thin sheets. That mostly covers the traditional ground of adding it to dishes before they're cooked and garnishing them at the last minute. It doesn't cover one of …

Cooking

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

MIT’s Self-Assembling Table Could Change The Way You Build Ikea Furniture

Imagine never having to waste a day interpreting confusing instructions again.<p>We’ve seen the remarkable programmable materials coming out of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab for years–things like magnetic chairs that could snap together in a fish tank, or textiles that could flex themselves into various …

Furniture

Pillow Talk: 7 Secrets to Making a Perfect Bed

If you count all the hours we allot to plumping pillows, smoothing sheets, straightening shams, and fussing over how the whole thing looks, we spend …

11 Landscape Design Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

Early spring is the season of hope: for the most beautiful garden ever. And you can have that. You also can lay the most charming front path in the …

Compost Like a Pro: Maven Bins Made in Vermont

Holly Rae Taylor was working at Vermont’s largest compost facility when she decided to design her own compost bin in her backyard. “I like being an …

How to grow tulips

Spring tulip bulbs are a wonderful appetiser, whetting your appetite for the colour and splendour to come, spurring you on to keep the momentum and colour levels flowing.<p>Bulbs require very little skill, anyone can create a show to rival Alan Titchmarsh et al. All you need is a good catalogue, a bit …

How To Get Added Privacy In Your Backyard By Building A Trellis

If you are looking for a way to gain some extra privacy in your backyard, then buying or <b>building a trellis</b> is for you. In most communities you will …

How To Easily Collect Rain Water For Your Outdoor Watering Needs

When we first began to clear the land for our little farm in the fall of 2010 – one of our biggest concerns was water – or should I say, <i>lack</i> of water …

iPads in Education: Why iPad?

There have been lots of interesting stories in the news recently about various iPad deployments in education, some good, some bad. Earlier this year our school made a carefully considered decision to deploy iPads to each student on a one to one basis and we are currently in the second phase of our …

iPad Mini

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 2

This is Part 2 of my rundown on <b>Coding with Your Kids on an iPad</b>. Part 1 highlighted iPad apps that teach younger children the concepts behind programming. The following apps take these concepts further and introduce different elements to learning how to code. These apps are suitable for children …

Apps

DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …