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A New Genre of Super-Strong Origami Is Being Invented By These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source.<p>That’s the gist of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

Engineering

How to get Windows 10 on your Mac

It's easier than you think<p>Windows 8 was bad enough that it forced me — a lifelong Windows user up until that point — to switch my entire family over to Macs. True story. But after seeing how Microsoft has stepped it up with Windows 10 (the Start menu is finally back and Internet Explorer is nearly …

Windows 10

Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, No Apple Device Required

Following a short beta testing period, Apple's iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device.<p>As of today, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access <i>Pages</i>, <i>Numbers</i>, and <i>Keynote</i> for free. The software suite lets users …

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

Biomechanics

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

Why China Is Heading For A Greek Style Crisis On A Grand Scale

For years, China and Greece have had something special in common: A long cultural history that has helped shape the modern world. And from the late 1970s to this day, they shared something else — a semi-Soviet economic model whereby a large part of the economy has been subject to the direct or …

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …

Bike Headset Repair

How to snug up a wobbly headset in less than 10 minutes<p>If your threadless bike headset has more chatter than a Sunday afternoon church social, it's probably loose. A rattling headset will make your steering sloppy—and if you don't fix the problem, the constant knocking will ovalize your head tube …

MORGAN STANLEY: This Gold Rally Won't Last

Richardson and Crane say gold has already priced in an announcement by the Federal Reserve at its September 18-19 FOMC meeting that the central bank will reduce the size of its monthly bond purchase program, as the release of the July meeting minutes on Wednesday suggested.<p>"Had the FOMC minutes …

FRANK HOLMES: Gold Will Rally 15% Over The Next 12 Months

Gold is back above the $1,200 level today, but the precious metal is well off its 52-week highs.<p>While some expect gold to tumble much further, Frank Holmes at US Global Investors expects the yellow metal to rally by about $200 over the next 12 months.<p>He said the low for the year tends to take place …

Australian outback town of Bulga defeats Rio Tinto in coalmine battle

The tiny Australian outback township of Bulga, population 300, has defeated the global mining giant Rio Tinto in a battle over a massive new coalmine after a court ruled the plan would destroy the community’s “sense of place”.<p>The Land and Environment Court in the state of New South Wales ended a …

A weary Alberto Contador is unsure about starting Ardennes classics

LEON, Spain (VN) — Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) rode to third Sunday in the Clasika Primavera in what was a consolation prize of sorts after a …

These Bizarre And Beautiful Persian Rug-Style Images Are Made From Google Maps

Smith took images from Google Maps and patterned them using motifs typical of Persian rugs.<p>The result is remarkable: twisted, elastic shapes and forms that, on closer inspection, reveal themselves to be our roads and building.<p>If you're interested in buying one of these works, click here to down a …

Google Maps

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …