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How to Restore Your Rusted Old Tools

To rescue old tools requires patience, sturdy abrasives—and vision<p>A neglected tool has an odd, magnetic power. It pulls you in. Pick it up and the next thing you know, you're scraping away rust with your thumbnail, trying to make out the manufacturer's name. You vaguely recall how you came by it: a …

Birthday Suits

For 40 years, Lucy Hilmer has photographed herself on her birthday wearing nothing but her white lolly pop underpants, shoes and socks. She made her first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974. Without fail, she has faced her camera every year since then, on April 22nd, to create …

Autonomous vehicles to join the US Army

Over the next quarter of a century, the US Pentagon sees robots becoming more and more a part of military life with robot warplanes, submersibles, …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

Relatively speaking: do our words influence how we think?

Shortly after New Year's Eve, I sat in a Berlin airport, clutching my head. Around me a few other English EasyJetters waited, too, listening vaguely to the German voice coming over the loudspeaker. One of my bleary countrymen turned to another and said: "They sound like they're angry all the time, …

The human soldiers behind Obama's drone war.

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'My husband kills kids with drones': Michelle Obama's viral pic fuels anti-drone campaign

When US First Lady Michelle Obama appeared in a picture supporting the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria, she was praised for taking a stand …

In Pictures: Bedouin face Israeli demolitions

"The ground is being prepared for the mass evictions of residents." That is the conclusion of a new report that details an increase in home demolitions in Bedouin villages in Israel’s southern Negev desert.<p>Between January 2012 and July 2013, 1,261 homes in Bedouin villages were demolished in the …

In The Studio With Rodrigo Y Gabriela

A pair of former heavy metal guitarists who left Mexico for Ireland, Rodrigo y Gabriela developed an acoustic sound that has taken the duo from playing on the streets for change to some of the biggest stages on the festival circuit. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero joined NPR's Arun Rath in …

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New Absurd Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent | Colossal

<p>Photographer Romain Laurent (previously here and here) continues to create a new looping animated portrait each week. The photographer began the …

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Vincent van Gogh<p>That’s a 5 star gif right there. Blew my mind. :)

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The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

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Bose Reveals SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker And QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones With “Aware Mode”

Today Bose is announcing two new products to its lineup, with the introduction of the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker and the QuietComfort 20 In-Ear headphones.<p>Both offer the same high-quality audio Bose prides itself on, and the company claims that the in-ear headphones in particular required …

Check out this alleged Chinese copy of the US Sentinel drone

Business Insider reports that the RQ-170 Sentinel drone developed by US defence company Lockheed Martin has been recreated by Chinese military …

Latest News Breaking, Pakistan News

ISLAMABAD: A fresh batch of leaked documents of Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, reveals how panic triggered after the release of Panama Papers …

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Can Pakistan shoot down U.S. drones?

Once again the U.S. has killed the peace in Pakistan, just when the country badly needed it. U.S. drones assassinated Waliur Rehman Mehsud, the …

10 Things To Do When You Win The Lottery

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This post was updated on January 12th, 2016, to reflect the current $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and the 2016 lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes.</i><p>The jackpot for tomorrow’s Powerball drawing has hit $1.5 billion. If you win it, you won’t ever have to worry about money …