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Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas - ExtremeTech

By on May 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Against all probability, a device …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

The Top LinkedIn Tricks for Outfoxing your Competition

Most professionals I run into consider LinkedIn to be a place to connect with other humans, not companies. But, as my friend Mitt used to say: corporations are people, too.<p>Go to the Interests tab, click on Companies, and you’ll see a list of companies you’re already following. If you want to add …

Photo Essay: The Forgotten Houses Of Finland’s Diaspora

Born in Finland and raised in Sweden, Martina Lindqvist never felt as if she belonged on either side of the Baltic sea. Her photography explores these feelings, using the barren, abandoned landscapes of her motherland as a metaphor for her estrangement from her mother country.<p>In <i>Neighbours</i>, …

Re-imagining the megayacht

To most people, a yacht is just a yacht – an über-expensive toy for one-percenters. But even the World’s Most Interesting Man might raise an eyebrow at the Alen 68, sprung from the loins of high-end Turkish boatmaker Alen Yacht, with help from the world-renowned, London-based architectural firm …

Boats

Meet the sport-utility vessel

For decades, inventing a commercially viable amphibious car has remained a quixotic pursuit, right up there with robot maids and personal jet packs. Well, it may at last be time to strike one challenge from the list. The Panther, built by Fountain Valley, California-based WaterCar, is ready for its …

Inventions

Cargo bikes, built for the short haul

In Portland, Oregon, entrepreneur Franklin Jones has embraced the future of urban transport. Never mind that the future closely resembles early 20th-Century Britain.<p>Jones, the owner of B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, uses the same technology relied on by postal carriers in Victorian England, or …

Carbon Emissions

Benoît Malta's Passive Behaviours furniture collection encourages movement

École Boulle graduate Benoît Malta has designed a chair with two legs and a light that switches itself off in an effort to tackle the lack of …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

If Researchers are Right, This Rock Will Make Solar Power Cheaper than Coal

In 2007, a student at the University of Tokyo brought a lump of a grey, sparkly mineral to his professor Tsutomu Miyasaka, with the hope that this …

Africa's Most Photographed House Is in Danger

Widely considered one of Africa’s greatest art collectors, Joseph Murumbi spent his life collecting a vast collection of art and books. Born the son of a Goan father and Maasai mother, Murumbi rose to become one of the leaders in the Kenya African Union. When he died he left behind more than 50,000 …

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

RVs

Beep | Wirelessly Control Any Speaker

Beep breathes new life into old speakers. The sleek Wi-Fi enabled device connects to any stereo system or speaker, allowing you to stream music …

Caribbean Sun Powers Flagship Haiti Hospital, And Then Some

<b>Published on</b> January 7th, 2014 | <i>by Sandy Dechert</i><p>5<p>Caribbean Sun Powers Flagship Haiti Hospital, And Then Some<p>January 7th, 2014 by <b>Sandy Dechert</b><p>You may …

Climate change may make food less nutritious - Futurity

Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide would compromise the quality of our food, according to a field study with wheat.

Barth Maschinenbau's Vacuum-Based Furniture-Building Workstations

Every workbench needs a vise—or at least they did, until the advent of vacuum clamping. After seeing Guido Einemann's homegrown table at …

France pulls out of Rwanda genocide commemorations

<b>The French government has announced that it is pulling out of the 20th anniversary commemorations on Monday for the Rwandan genocide.</b><p>The decision follows an accusation by the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, that France participated in the mass killings in 1994.<p>Mr Kagame has previously made similar …

Africa

Asian Immigrants Still Climbing in America

Publication in the U.S. this year of a book, The Triple Package, has opened a door for recognition of an obvious but impolite truth: Asian immigrants to America constitute one of the most amazing economic and social success stories of modern times.<p>It’s impolite to recognize this general fact …

Suh-weet Screwdriver and Bit-Holder Designs from Wiha

I have a lot of respect for companies that can redesign basic, everyday items, like screwdrivers, to make them more functional. Wiha Tools pulls this …

How to Improve a Screwdriver Tip's Purchase: Use a Laser

You'd think the humble screwdriver has reached the zenith of its design refinement. As long as the tip type and size matches the pattern of the screw …

Corsets, Muslin Disease, and More of the Deadly Fashion Trends

Some trends are to die for, while others may actually kill you. From the Muslin Disease to chopines and fashion braces, a look at the deadliest …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

Unique Natural Sculptures Blend Layers of Stone with Glass

Tokyo-born artist Ramon Todo creates unexpected sculptures by drawing upon basic, solid materials found in nature. To create each piece, he first locates stones and bricks discovered on personal walks through various landscapes. He then removes segments of the stone, which symbolize the history of …

Art