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Logic Control: Radio Free Radio

Recently got a new in-dash radio to replace the original 1999 tape deck in my 4Runner. It connects to my phone via bluetooth and lets me play whatever my phone can play through the speakers. I know, you’ve had this for years, but I take a while to come around some time… The 4Runner also […]

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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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3 Weird Robots

Here are three strange little robots named and modeled after real organisms that might seem on the surface to be pointlessly weird, but all three were developed to mimic nature and serve a purpose. The Sand Flea: A Jumping Robot The Sand Flea is a tiny 4 wheeled Robot built by Boston Dynamics that moves […]

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Why Will It Blend?

A few years ago Tom Dickson of Blendtec blenders started a great video series called Will It Blend showing off the prowess of their product by blending common household items. It’s a great little glimpse into the world of what if. My favorite is the glow stick episode. Why it blends Well, Waring Blenders has […]

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Typewriter

My grandparents house in Baton Rouge Louisiana was in the country on 40 acres and was set off Greenwell Springs road a few miles from the A&P. There was a chain link fence with a gate ornamented with two cast metal dogs standing guard nose to nose. My grandfather grew some crops, had a tractor and a […]

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Bohn: Predicting the Forgotten Future

History is filled with people who predicted the future more or less correctly. Like Leonardo DaVinci predicting helicopters in the 1400’s and Jules Verne predicting submarines in 1870. But those two ideas were what we call innovations, or ideas that took technological tools and made completely new ideas on them. The ones below, imagined by the […]

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Deep Space Pictures from Hubble

Below is an image of two galaxies that passed close by each other and distorted each other’s shape due to the intesne gravitational attraction between them. Because they’re big, sometimes galaxies get close together. Too close. Close enough that their gravity can affect each other, drawing out long arms of gas and stars, distorting each […]

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