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10 Simple-But-Fun Projects to Make With Arduino

John Boxall, author of the new book Arduino Workshop, shares a few of the projects from his book on how to get started with the microcontroller. (Click the links to see PDFs of the complete materials list and coding needed.)<p><b>Build a Battery Tester</b><p>An Arduino can be used to test the life of any …


7 Big Home-Buying Deal Breakers

Signs that you should run the other direction<p>Signs that you should run the other direction

Home Improvement

Hardening Your Home Against Tornadoes

The very worst tornadoes, such as the one that ripped through Moore, Okla., might overpower even our best home construction techniques. But there are plenty of steps to take to protect you home against more common kinds of twisters, and a variety of shelters to protect your family from the …


10 Car Options the Law Won't Let You Have

Innovation moves much faster than legislation.<p>Back in the 1980s headlight companies developed sealed reflector/lens assemblies that permitted replacement of the bulb. This was a breakthrough: Not only were the replaceable-bulb halogens brighter than the older style of light, but they also meant …

Americans Have No Idea What They're Talking About When It Comes To Gun Crime

A new poll from Pew Research found that most Americans believe demonstrably false things about some of the core data behind the gun control debate.<p>Since 1993, firearm homicide deaths have decreased substantially:<p>In many ways, this is a symptom of declining crime and homicides overall:<p>However, most …


Mayors Against Illegal Guns Runs New Ad Thanking Pat Toomey

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control advocacy group backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced a new television ad Thursday thanking Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) for co-sponsoring an amendment to expand background checks.<p>"Washington likes to argue," a female narrator says. "Senator …

Gun Homicide Rates Have COLLAPSED

The Pew Center has released a new poll indicating that 82% of Americans didn't know that the gun homicide rate has halved over the past twenty years.<p>Well, it has.<p>Here's the chart showing the drop, which should be new information for roughly four in five people:


How the New Bay Bridge Shakes Off a Quake

The new eastward span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is supposed to last at least 150 years, even in this earthquake-riddled region.<p><b>Earthquake-prone California</b> is a far from ideal place to string metal over water and hope it stays put. But engineers of the new eastern span of the San …