Archive | May, 2014

A return to American-made TVs, by way of the bathroom

30 May

It’s a story we’ve heard from Apple, Google and Amazon. From humble beginnings, those companies grew into global giants. But countless other American companies start the same way; they just aren’t household names. Yet. Séura, one of the few consumer…

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This 80 Second Video Shows a Year of Washington Monument Repairs

11 May

This 80 Second Video Shows a Year of Washington Monument Repairs

A few months ago, we got a glimpse of the amazing restoration work going on at the Washington Monument, which sustained more than 150 structural cracks during a 2011 earthquake. But a new time lapse from EarthCam illustrates the entire project in 80 seconds—and it’s awesome.

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Watch a straight rod somehow pass through a curved hole without bending

7 May

Watch a straight rod somehow pass through a curved hole without bending

It’s a magic trick! It’s sorcery! How else can you explain that stick being able to pass through that curved hole? If you showed me the two pieces separately, I would have never imagined them to actually fit one another so seamlessly.

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This is NASA’s new Z-2 spacesuit

4 May

The follow-up to NASA’s rather Toy Story-esque Z-1 spacesuit was decided this week, thanks to an online poll. Three options were up for the task of being the next cover layer to protect the Z-2, and after garnering 63 percent of the vote, the…

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Commercial Beekeeping and the Rise of Bee Thieves

2 May

Commercial Beekeeping and the Rise of Bee Thieves

Every spring, bees all over the country make a long, artificial migration to California by truck. Renting out bees to pollinate almond trees has become a big business with the explosive growth in California’s almond industry . Where there is money, of course, there are thieves.

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