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7 World-Saving Inventions From Art School Kids

The concepts and prototypes include a hand-powered washing machine, a landmine-removal kit, and more<p>Each year, graduates from London's Royal College of Art--the U.K.'s preeminent art school--show off projects at the SustainRCA Show. The idea is to give the spotlight to innovative concepts and …

End Your Week On A High Note With These 5 Free Apps

You don’t have time to track down new free apps–so we’ve done it for you. Whether you need to hone your productivity or waste a few minutes during your coffee break, there’s something here for you.<p>If you find yourself forgetting to check your to-do list, are at a loss for where to take a client to …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Here's What Happens In A Single Second On The Internet [Infographic]

Four million people laugh at the same cat in unison, probably.<p>The Internet is so mind-bogglingly huge that it's tough to grasp exactly how gigantic it is. The site Every Second on the Internet breaks it down, counting out the Tweets, Facebook statuses, and emails (oh lord, you guys, so many …

Farmers Rip Up Experimental Golden Rice Plants In The Philippines

As scientists prepare to submit the genetically engineered rice for regulatory approval, some locals protest.<p>A decade and a half after it was first invented, genetically engineered rice may soon grow in farmer's fields for the first time, in the Philippines. Just as some in the U.S. oppose GMO …

Under Armour Speedform Review: I Wore A Bra For My Feet, And I Loved It

Constructed in a bra factory, the Speedforms look completely ridiculous--but feels great.<p>I wanted to hate the Speedform, a new running shoe from the Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour. It's an unusual shoe, not least for the much-advertised fact that it was manufactured in a …

Super Simple 3-D-Printed Robot Can Inspect Power Lines For Cheap

Don't be surprised to see a few of these inching their way along cables above your head soon.<p>If nothing else, humans have proved amazingly thorough builders of cables. Utility lines are everywhere, but they need to be inspected, and the equipment to do that is expensive and cumbersome. Not so with …

Mysterious Pair Buried With Flowers—Oldest Example Yet

Aromatic sage and mint lined graves found on Israel's Mount Carmel.<p><b>Imprints of stems and blossoms stamped into the dirt of ancient graves are the oldest definitive proof of flowers decorating graves—a common practice around the world today—a new study says.</b>

American Dog Breeds Hail From Pre-Columbian Times

Researchers find limited European influence on dog breeds native to America.<p><b>The tangle of questions regarding the ancestry of dog breeds indigenous to the Americas is slowly unraveling.</b><p><b>Unlike the poodles that populate many a household, native American dog breed lineages originated from East Asian</b> …

Water Stress Threatens Future Energy Production

When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water. But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States. Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day – about 49 percent of the nation’s total water withdrawals.<p>Large quantities of water …

National Geographic Magazine

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