David Nivens

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Pens Are Actually Fascinating

Richard Binder:<p>People who think fountain pen maintenance and repair and customizing are boring, simply haven’t played with it enough.<p>Fountain pens are like people, everyone has a unique personality.<p>I’ve been repairing pens professionally since 2000. In terms of the number of people who do …

2015 Detroit Auto Show: You Might Be Able To Buy 3-D–Printed Cars In A Year

Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months<p>Local Motors, a Phoenix-based start-up that aims to be the world’s first producer of 3-D–printed cars, plans to start selling its unconventional vehicles within 12 to 18 months.<p>To bolster its …

Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

Renewable Energy

Facebook open sources tools for bigger, faster deep learning models

Facebook on Friday open sourced a handful of software libraries that it claims will help users build bigger, faster deep learning models than …

Machine Learning