Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Map of Who Doesn’t Have Indoor Plumbing in the United States

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don’t have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities*, and The Washington Post whipped it … Continue reading

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Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it’s not a one way mirror. It’s much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in … Continue reading

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Watch a tiny, magnetically powered robot construction crew go to work

A robot doesn’t have to big, powerful and terrifying to be worthwhile, and many people are working on miniature machines that are just as cool. Some of these endeavors show promise in medicine, but there are plenty of potential uses … Continue reading

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Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired By the Tools in Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk … Continue reading

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iPhone 5c 8GB goes on sale in more countries across Europe

It looks like Apple’s latest model in the iPhone 5c line, the 8GB version, is beginning to go on sale in some additional countries today. We’ve received a tip that it has just this morning gone on sale in the … Continue reading

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How 3D Printing Will Create On-Demand Swarms of Disposable Drones

New advances in 3D printing are making it not only possible but also viable to manufacture cheap, print-on-demand, disposable drones designed simply to soar off over the horizon and never come back. Some British engineers did just that, and this … Continue reading

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