Susan Barnum

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Here's your casting list for a female Doctor in Doctor Who

This picture of Maggie Smith as The Doctor is amazing. And just one of some insanely great casting suggestions.<p><b>Top image: Maggie Smith as the Doctor</b> …

Tatiana Maslany

Gaming Tuesday Showcases all the Good Games Can Do

Who said games were a bad influence?<p>Give8-Bit is a charity that showcases the very best charity work being done using video games as a means to raise …

Linkbot Intuitive Modular Robots

Learning robotics is fun for both kids and adults, but there’s a bit of a learning curve that everyone struggles with. Mechanical design and construction, electrical and electronic systems, and programming don’t come intuitively to everyone.<p>However, there are some robotics products available now …

Turn up the Volume With an Audio Hacker Shield

I’ve been playing around with basic noisemakers like the legendary Atari Punk Console. That’s simple stuff, but there are more challenges out there: Nootropic Design’s Audio Hacker Shield adds some majorly cool noisemaking capabilities to an Arduino. It lets me record, store, and replay audio, mix …

A $99 Linux supercomputer has been built, will ship this summer

Cheap, tiny, underpowered computers are becoming a hot new trend in the computing world ever since the $25 and $35 Raspberry Pi models broke onto the …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal imaging cameras – those really useful devices that give you <i>Predator</i> vision – are incredible tools. If you’re looking for heat escaping your …

Taper and Straight Edge Jig

<b>Combination Taper Jig and Straight Edge</b><p>With this jig you can cut tapers or true one edge of a bowed board. The 36" length and 8" width for the base …

Woodworking

Doctor Who, Trenzalore, The Silence and a certain Prophecy (spoilers for Season 7 Finale!)

"On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the eleventh, when no living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a Question will be asked, a …

TV Series

Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey

<i>LJ</i>‘s second Ebook Survey proves libraries are adapting fast as patrons adopt and demand more in this new format<p>We knew ebooks were booming in …

5 Year Mission Continues After 45 Year Hiatus

There have been many iterations of the Star Trek franchise since the original Star Trek 5 year mission series aired in 1966 including a cartoon …

Dad hacks wheelchair to let 2-year-old explore the world

Most 2-year-olds are toddling around, getting into everything they can reach. A little boy named Alejandro has the same desire to explore as any other kid, but his movements are limited by Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative genetic disease. He is a bright and social child, but his condition …

Why Do Mysterious Lizards Have Green Blood?

<b>Roses are red, violets are blue … and these lizards’ blood is green.</b><p>It’s not a trick of the imagination or a penchant for food coloring—<i>Prasinohaema</i> skinks living on the island of New Guinea actually have green blood, bones, and tissue—and one scientist is trying to figure out why.<p>Louisiana State …

Two new 3DS XL colors coming to Japan

Two new limited edition 3DS XL colors will be released in Japan on November 7.<p>The new Black + Orange and Black + Turquoise models feature a two-tone outer case, along with matching face and shoulder buttons, d-pad, wireless and volume sliders, and styluses.<p>Each model will each come with a Japanese …

Japan

RuneScape Old School hits 1M users, gets God Wars Dungeon

More than 1 million players have checked out <i>RuneScape Old School</i>, and developer Jagex is marking the milestone by releasing the fan-requested God Wars Dungeon, the studio announced today.<p>Jagex originally launched <i>RuneScape Old School</i> — a retro version of the browser-based role-playing game that …

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Fon finally launches in the US, inviting consumers to share their Wi-Fi

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25 Beautiful Candle Holders You Can DIY

We had a double dose of candle holder DIYs this last week at Brit HQ, as we made both spooky clay votives and jewel-toned wooden candlestick holders to spruce up our table setting for a colorful Halloween bash. But once we set our costumes aside and start ushering in the winter holidays (already!), …

Zombify Yourself…for Real!

Zombies have to be one of the most iconic halloween costumes out there and with the popularity of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, they are only getting better. However rather than going to the store and<br>buying one of the many pre made outfits, with some liquid latex, torn up toilet tissue, a bit of cheap …

Make a Disney-Inspired Changing Portrait With a Raspberry Pi

<b>Welcome Foolish Mortals to my 2013 Halloween Project</b><p>This cool Halloween project’s main components are:<p>Raspberry Pi (Model B)<br>• 19″ widescreen LCD Monitor<br>• Custom built box to hold the monitor and Raspberry Pi.<br>• IKEA frame – UNG DRILL Frame<br>• Gila Platinum Window Film – Turns the IKEA frame into a 2 way mirror<p>…

Raspberry Pi

Indosole Shoes Ease Bali Landfill Problem, One Motorbike Tire At A Time

In 2004, San Francisco-based Kyle Parsons went to Bali on a surf trip and bought a pair of sandals that used repurposed motorbike tires for a sole. He loved the idea behind the sandals but found they were heavy and uncomfortable.<p>So, like any good entrepreneur, he tracked down the woman who had made …

Credit Suisse To Launch Public Company Stock Index Of LGBT-Friendly Companies

Investors looking to put their money in companies that support LGBT employees now have a tool to do so.<p>The financial services company Credit Suisse just announced the launch of its LGBT Equality Index, making it the first index of public company stocks based on companies’ …

There’s Something About Women and Science

<i>New York-based artist Kim Holleman exhibited her piece titled Trailer Park, a public park housed inside a trailer, at World Maker Faire New York this year, receiving six editor’s choice and education ribbons.</i><p>It seems like every single day I read about a new report, initiative, competition, or …

Edge Benchmarks: Gadget Instruction

In this blog series, we are exploring various technology training models in public libraries and sharing tips and real life success stories. In our …

Education Technology

The Whirlwind - an IPhone Horn Speaker and Stand That Fits in You Wallet!

Introduction: The Whirlwind - an IPhone Horn Speaker and Stand That Fits in You Wallet!<p>About: A tinker since the cradle, I love looking at things and …

Passive Speaker for Your Smart-Phone

Introduction: Passive Speaker for Your Smart-Phone<p>Download and make this Smart-Phone Passive Speaker for free!<p>There are two designs of base for this …

Woodworking

Create a Macro Lighting Rig for Compact Cameras

Introduction: Create a Macro Lighting Rig for Compact Cameras<p>In this ‘How To’ guide I’ll show you how easy it is to make a ‘Macro Lighting Rig’ for …

Cameras

5 Free Apps and Sites for Creating Short Animations

Creating animations can be a fun element to add to a creative writing project. Creating the animation could be the final piece of the project in …