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Energy Saver Window Inserts Review

So it’s COLD here in Reno, NV. Last week it was nice and sunny and now it’s in the 20s during the day and even colder at night. So I’ve been on a kick lately to help keep the house warmer and make it more energy efficient. I replaced some light bulbs with LEDs and […]

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How a Nerf Blaster Works

How a Nerf Blaster Works

When I was a kid I spent a bit of time in detention. I don’t remember why, it’s not like I was a hooligan or anything, but kids will be kids. Anyway, I remember one time sitting around missing recess, not being supervised and getting tired of counting ceiling tiles. So I picked up a little […]

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How Bikes Are Made

My brother in law sent me this 17 minute video from 1945 showing the making of the classic Raleigh steel bicycles in England. What’s amazing about industrial manufacturing that you see when watching videos like this and the Science channel show, How It’s Made, is how, despite the heavy use of machinery, and automation, everything […]

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Personal Submarine Buyer’s guide

As winter (in the northern hemisphere) draws to a close, it’s time to start planning our summer family vacations in warm, and wet, environments. If you’re headed to the beach this spring and summer it’s important that you bring the proper toys for playing in the water with your kids. Everyone knows about sun block, […]

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Robots Slicing Oreos and Noodles

Once again science and creativity comes to the rescue. How often have you said either or both of these things: “I am tired of manually de-creaming my Oreo Cookies” “I can’t find a good hand-sliced noodle any more.” Me TOO! Robot Oreo DeCreamer Apparently, Nabisco is running a contest to see who can invent machine […]

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Industrial Robot Art

This post also appeared on the futurist blog io9, Art Created by Industrial Robots with Chainsaws… and Quill Pens! Came across a link to a videos showing 6-axis industrial robot fitted wit an electric chainsaw creating 3-d sculptures, or furniture out of a solid log of wood. Check it out: The title of the video translates […]

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3 Machines (Videos)

RedBull Kludge As you know, a Rube Goldberg Machine is a pointlessly complex machine that performs a simple, even mundane task. Though usually, Rube Goldbergs don’t envolve world class extreme athletes, the RedBull Kludge is an exception. Derived from the German adjective Klug (meaning “clever”), Red Bull Kluge combines complex machinery patched together with the […]

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Human Powered: Land, Air and Water (and snow)

Riding a bike is a sublime experience. Propelling yourself across the planet is serene, healthy and fun. Your travel is limited to your imagination, and the end of the road or trail. But what do you do if you want to take to the sea or the sky under your own power? Well, here are […]

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Shipwrecks

Last week the image below was tweeted by So Bad So Good (@sbadsgood). Photo of the day: A stunning sunken boatfrozen in Antarctica twitter.com/sbadsgood/stat… — So Bad So Good (@sbadsgood) August 17, 2012 More Awesome Shipwreck Images I found some other cool shipwreck images on Flickr too. The image above is one of many in […]

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Musical Race Cars

Almost anything can be used as a musical instrument if you play it right. Even a Formula 1 Race Car. Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Car Red Bull’s Formula 1 Race Car is a RB8 Renault RS27 driven by Christian Horner. About Formula 1 Engines Formula 1 race car engines are limited in their capabilities […]

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