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Would You 3D Print an Ear?

My wife and I own a 3D printer that creates little plastic 3D objects based on digital 3D computer models. It’s really cool to be able to print parts for a craft project you might be working on, or to print plastic models and toys. Consumer grade 3D printing is just the tip of the… Read More

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Ultra-Deep Drilling Could Provide Us With Limitless Geothermal Energy

An article on reddit recently grabbed my attention. It was about a company designing ultra-deep drilling procedures and equipment with the help of fusion technology. Ultra-deep drilling is much, much deeper than traditional oil drilling, or fracking. It’s theoretically capable of drilling through the Earth’s crust to get to the molten core. Why would anybody… Read More

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The Simpler the Better. Introducing the Labrador Retriever Robot.

Amid the overwhelming amount of new home electronics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, like quantum LED televisions, new self driving car tech, and futuristic cyberpunk-esque face masks, there was a brand new robot that looks like it could actually be quite handy. When it comes to consumer robots, the simpler the robot, the better… Read More

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Super Seaweed for Cow Feed. A Creative Way to Fight Climate Change.

Many industries are born from a need to solve a serious problem. Things like personal bomb shelters, electronic computers, or the internet itself. Many of these problems were an issue from a certain time period, such as Alan Turing’s first computer used to break the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, or bomb shelters… Read More

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The Calming Art of Restoration

A pretty common phenomenon these days is going down a Youtube rabbit hole, where you continually watch videos that get suggested at the end of the previous video you just watched. Similar to a Wikipedia rabbit hole, the subject of the videos will progressively change from video to video until you are watching something completely… Read More

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Some of the “Best,” Worst Volume Control UI Concepts

We often take common user interface elements for granted. They are so ubiquitous that they just blend into the background. When was the last time you actually had to think about what button you had to press on a youtube video to make it play? Or what button do you need to press on a… Read More

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Cat Portraits Wakuneco

Like many people, I have numerous pets. I’ve had them my whole life. Most of my pets have been cats, and I still find myself dreaming about them from time to time, long after they have passed. I wake up wishing I could see their faces and give them a scratch once more. Pictures don’t… Read More