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Every Fireworks Show Should Have a Quadcopter Cameraman

Apr 23

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 2.56.59 pmFireworks look awesome from the ground, but have you ever wished you could be inside them? Probably not because that’s verifiably insane, but this quadcopter footage shows off how great the view is from up there. Filming fireworks with a quadcopter isn’t an entirely novel idea, but we’ve never seen one fly quite as close […]



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Seven Robots So Creative That They Almost Seem Human

Apr 23

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 3.42.09 pmCan robots be artistic? You’re darn right they can! With a (significant) nudge from their flesh-and-blood creative counterparts, these machines produce work that’s technically precise with room for personality. Plus, they’re totally mesmerizing to watch. None of these really have any anthropomorphic, animatronic appeal—at first glance, they don’t look like they’ve got much soul—but a […]



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How to Mould a Brain

Apr 23

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 3.28.07 pmOur brains are inherently plastic, and can be easily shaped to change our behaviour. In this video Crash Course looks at the history of psychology to explain how possible to mould our grey matter. Kicking off with Pavlov and his bells and then taking a deep dive into some of the most controversial psychology experiments […]



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Nest Thermostats are Available on Google Play

Apr 23

NestThe now Google-owned Nest thermostat is now available for purchase in the hardware section of the Google Play Store for its regular price of £179. Now where are those Boston Dynamics robots?



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Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Apr 23

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 3.04.36 pmWhen Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode “The Shower Head,” the idea that you could fail a drug test after eating poppy seeds took off. Turns out, this wasn’t yet another Hollywood writer invention—you really can potentially fail a drug test if you eat […]



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A Microwave That Promises to Fry Your Food Without a Drop of Oil

Apr 23

SAMSUNGMICROWAVETefal kicked off the “frying foods with minimal oil” trend with its Actifry machine, but who really has room for yet another appliance on their kitchen counter—even if it promises healthier chips and chicken wings? That’s why Samsung has introduced what it calls the Slim Fry feature on its microwaves, adding even more functionality to […]



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Nine Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist in Certain Cultures

Apr 23

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 3.11.15 pmWould you be willing to get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded train carriages? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights? These are actual gigs […]



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This Vertical Take-Off Drone System is So Versatile

Apr 23

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 2.49.11 pmDrones are getting pretty advanced, and they’re continuing to prove their usefulness. They can do anything from dodge bullets to land on aircraft carriers. And up next is an emerging new class of drones that can take off and land vertically, thanks to the likes of the new Arcturus UAV Jump system. The Jump system […]



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Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer

Apr 23

BEERFEATWanna get some real beer snob cred? With Egtved Girl’s Brew, you can sneer at your friends’ beers and their “founded in the 1800s” claims to authenticity. Because this beer’s recipe is 3,300 years old. Now that’s a legit brew. Yes, Egtved Girl’s Brew is made from a recipe that dates all the way back […]



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How on Earth Did Manchester Council Spend Over £130k on iPads Last Year?

Apr 23

ipad-air-blackWe’re all very aware that some people tend to go a bit gaga for the latest Apple offering, but at least they’re spending their own money. Not like Manchester City Council which, as it turns out, managed to spend over £130,000 of taxpayers’ money on 349 iPads in the 2013/14 financial year — a 543 […]



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