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Thanks to Arduino, man knows that 37,112 impressions wear out a LEGO brick

A Stack Exchange post on a brick's "clutch power" leads to a 10-day experiment.<p>Like many great Internet discoveries, Phillipe Cantin's journey …

After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

<i>By J. Matthew Roney</i><p>Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in …

When a Successful Company Shrinks its Workforce

I completely support the right of companies to stop paying people they don’t need any more, but the latest round of recent and planned layoffs from United Technologies is troubling me. Because UTC is doing great; its stock is at an all-time high, and sales have grown by more than 35% since 2005, to …

The 38 Best Methods of Successful Exercisers

How do you form the exercise habit — really make it stick?<p>Take the first step.<p>Then take another. Make each step so important that you can’t miss it. …

What's Behind The 'Fairy Circles' That Dot West Africa?

There's a mystery in West Africa that's puzzled scientists for years. Strange circles of bare soil appear in grassland; they're commonly called "fairy circles." These naturally occurring shapes last for decades, until the grass eventually takes over and the circles fade.<p>Now German scientists think …

New e-mails reveal Feds not “forthright” about fake cell tower devices

E-mails could have implications for accused tax fraudster caught via "stingray."<p>According to new Justice Department e-mails obtained by the American …

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

In much of North Eastern India, there are 915 or fewer girls for every thousand boys - a sex ratio of more than 1.09 boys per girl. The persistence …

Carbon offsets program slammed by B.C. Auditor General

B.C.'s Auditor General John Doyle has issued a scathing report on the provincial government's efforts to be carbon neutral, saying efforts to buy …

It's not your job to collect or retain customer information for the cops

[6] When Telus subscribers send a text message, the transmission of that message takes place in the following sequence. It is first transmitted to …

One In Six Amazon S3 Storage Buckets Are Ripe For Data-Plundering

tsamsoniw writes <i>"Using a combination of relatively low-tech techniques and tools, security researchers have discovered that they can access the</i> …