Michelle Liu

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See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you’re attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.<p>I will be brining a fully articulated and animated 3D printed humanoid animatronic robot. The build …

Ana White | Modern Craft Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: …

Use Beach Glass as an Awesome Medium for Photo Transfers

One of our popular posts back in 2011 was a quick video tutorial on how you can use Mod Podge to transfer photographs onto blocks of wood (we also …

50 Science Fiction/Fantasy Films That Everyone Should See

Last week, Flavorwire published a list of 50 science-fiction and fantasy novels that everyone should read – an article that prompted some great …

Science Fiction

Top 5 Tools for Travel Writers

I can be convinced to part with my hair dryer, but there are a few things I won't leave home without.<p><b>Olloclip:</b> I'm horribly lazy when it comes to toting around my camera, but I'm as attached to my iPhone as anyone. It'll shoot a decent picture in a pinch, but 8 megapixels or not, naturally, it has …

How New Cars Are Putting All Of Their Power In Half The Space

Next-gen cars' incredible shrinking engines<p>THE TREND<p>Last summer, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation threw down the gauntlet: They set a new standard that will require the average car to run at 54.5 miles per gallon—nearly double today's average—by 2025. …

The Grid Of The Future Could Be Brought To You By ... You

The electricity system is experiencing growing pains these days. But it's not only demand for electricity that's expanding — it's the sources of electricity, particularly unpredictable kinds, like wind farms and solar panels.<p>And grid operators know that we're just at the beginning. States are …

Archaeologists puzzled over immaculate, 5,000-year-old board game pieces

Intricately carved tokens from a nearly 5,000-year old board game have been unearthed in southeast Turkey, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The 49 found pieces may be the oldest gaming tokens ever recovered, and they should help to back the current theory that board games originated in the Middle East over …

Impossible? No, upsalite really is the wonder stuff

Making a mistake at work is seldom a good thing. Whether it's spilling hot coffee over yourself before a meeting or sending an insulting email about your boss to your boss, it rarely ends well.<p>Unless you work in Uppsala University, Sweden, where accidentally leaving equipment running over the …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

Forty words of love in Hungarian

My grandmother was fearless. Yet if I asked her about the past, she would start crying. What kind of monster would have questioned her? So I resisted and now it is too late.<p>She and her husband, my maternal grandparents, were Hungarians. Or so I thought. They spoke Hungarian, impenetrably, to each …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …