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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

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World’s Whitest Paint Could Help Cool the Planet

You’ve probably heard of the world’s blackest paint, Vantablack, before. It’s so black that shapes covered in it are not discernable by the human eye. I didn’t even think that the opposite—the world’s “whitest” paint—would be a thing until I saw this article on my Reddit feed. Academic researchers have invented a white paint that… Read More

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Structural Battery Breakthrough

Chalmers University researchers have created a really useful battery. Called a “structural battery,” these types of batteries are so unique because they are able to be used in the core construction of structures and vehicles and are able to support the weight. Why is this cool and unique? Current batteries used in cars, for instance,… Read More

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CryptoArt.wtf and Climate Change

You’ve probably heard of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum—the all-digital currency that isn’t centrally tracked by a bank. It has exploded in popularity over the past 10 years or so, but this post is not about that. It’s about the underlying technology—the “blockchain”—that is used to keep track of all bitcoin transactions, and also used… Read More