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The Art of Reconstructing an Ancient Human

The Art of Reconstructing an Ancient Human<p>via news.nationalgeographic.com<p>An ancient human species called Homo naledi made headlines last week after bones were unearthed in an underground cave in South Africa. To visualize what the distant human ancestor may have looked like, paleoartist John Gurche …

Coco Chanel

Zootiliy Tools’ WildCard Wallet Knife

One of the lightest and thinnest bladed-multitools available—at 1.1oz and 2.0mm thick—the WildCard offers more than a bottle-opener, ruler, prybar and a 2X slotted screwdriver. In fact, it's a super-durable credit card-sized Fly Off Blade and it makes a traditional pocketknife look near-childish. A …

Stainless Steel

Star Wars Showerheads Let You Bathe In Vader's Tears

With a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie on the horizon, the Disney/Lucasfilm marketing machine is finally fully operational. How do we know? Because in addition to …

Wonder Woman's New Comic Will Explore Her Amazonian Origins

Recently, DC axed its <i>wonderful</i> digital-first Wonder Woman series <i>Sensation Comics</i>. Now, it’s going to try and fill the Diana-shaped hole in our …

Comic Books

How Do You Collect Samples From an Active Volcano?

How do you collect a fresh, uncontaminated lava sample hot from the volcano, then get it to the lab without it growing pesky crystals? Check out how …

The Best Way To Make it to Mars? Go Back to the Moon.

Getting to the Moon was one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. But now, the Moon may be reduced to a mere pit stop for space travelers …

Thor: Ragnarok May Be the Darkest Marvel Movie Yet and Feature a New Female Superhero, Too

Now that director Taika Waititi is on board to direct the third Thor film, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>, we’re starting to hear lots more about the movie. We’ve …

Construction

When Design Best Practices Become Performance Worst Practices

<b>Your design team has come up with a gorgeous prototype for the next iteration of your home page.</b> It conforms to known design and usability best …

How Peter Jackson's team created the Oscar-nominated soundscape of 'Smaug'

<i>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> was just nominated for two Oscars relating to its sound design — it's up against some tough competition in the form of <i>Gravity</i> and a number of other excellent films, but a new mini-documentary from SoundWorks makes a good case for Peter Jackson's latest adventure …

Learn Homesteading Skills – Homestead Blog & Online Library For Beginners

Learn Homesteading skills online at Homestead.org for free. Enjoy and learn traditional homesteading skills without buying the farm. Homestead Online …

Off-grid

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Robot Spider!

Why You Might Buy Electricity From Elon Musk Some Day

In California, homeowners are pulling the plug on their utilities by storing solar electricity in Tesla batteries.<p>At first glance, there’s nothing particularly Jetsons-like about Marco Krapels’ 1940s-era home in a prosperous suburb that lies in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

Vca Knives

VCA - Voss Cutelaria Artesanal, is a Custom Knife maker run by Brazilian João Alexandre Voss. We don´t have much information on the knives, the …

Knives

Wemo Light Switch

The new Wemo Light Switch is another great device by Belkin, it allows you to turn lights on and off from any place in the world. All you need to do …

Home Automation

Iota Playing Cards | By Joe Doucet

How minimal can a design be and still function as a playable and attractive deck of cards? The answer is IOTA, by New York-based designer Joe Doucet, …

Design

Slit Bike Rack | By Mikili

We have featured some cool and functional bike racks in the past, but none as simple and clean as this. The SLIT bike rack was designed by Mikili, a …

Toob | Recycled Bicycle Innertubes Keychains

TOOB keychains are made from recycled bicycle inner tubes, after cleaning, washing, hand-cutting and buttoned, they are given a new purpose to serve …

Edc Gear | Tactical-style

Together with Huckberry we have picked an EDC(everyday carry for the uninitiated) roundup. A small collection of tactical-style tools, equipment and …

18 Image Compressors to Speed Up Your Website

With page speed a ranking SEO factor and consumers expecting exceedingly fast web experiences, it's crucial to get aggressive and take control of …

Silicon Supercapacitor Powers Phones for Weeks on Single Charge

Material scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a supercapacitor made out of silicon. Previously thought to be kind of a crazy idea, the …

Grandpa's FireFork

We've all been there at least once. You're on a camping trip, or hanging out around a fire in a friend's backyard, and you want to cook something …

Grandparents

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Fitness Technology

These stop-frames were made with the Crittergram Capture Cam, the latest addition to our beginner-friendly electronics series of #WeekendProjects powered by RadioShack. With four common components and some software libraries you can have this project up and running in just 30 minutes. And those stop-frames turn into great animated GIFs! Read more: http://goo.gl/wbGgoz

Meet the Craftsman Who Makes the World’s Coolest Globes

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Peter Bellerby started Bellerby & Co. back …

What It Takes to Film One of Top Gear’s Mesmerizing Car Reviews

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:17 pm. 6:17 pm<p>If you’ve ever wondered how <i>Top Gear</i> …

How $10 Million Can Lose You $250 Million

Image copyright Ilin Sergey<p>Every company is seeing a rise in mobile traffic, but often can’t figure out why direct revenue from mobile isn’t …

Teach Your Kids Logic With An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>In our homeschooling, I teach Logic as a separate, stand-alone subject, in addition to working it into other topics whenever …

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Han Solo's DL-44 Blaster

Tested

"Your armor stinks of death. Have you been grave robbing?"<p>I open the door to a hotel room at one corner of the Atlanta Marriott's 17th floor. As I …