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The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal’s “Hidden Kingdom”

Apr 20

hrh2fzi5h6zjcycmu9jwMustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It’s been described as a “hidden kingdom” that’s been “virtually unchanged since the 15th century,” but modern technology—like radio—is coming. Radio is one of the most […]



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Scientists Have Cloned Embryos From Adult Cells for the First Time Ever

Apr 20

j9sljmgaunons5dgndrhEver since Dolly the sheep was cloned eighteen years ago, scientists have been trying and failing to use that same technique to create cloned human embryos from adult cells. Now, they’ve finally succeeded, in what could a major step toward personalised organ transplants and other therapies that rely on a pool of stem cells. Last […]



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Pathé’s 85,000-Video Archive is Now on YouTube

Apr 20

Screenshot_97Pathé News was perhaps the most well-regarded news agency of the 1900s—and now, its entire 85,000-video newsreel archive is available to watch free on YouTube. The stash of videos contains from as far back as 1896 right up to 1976. There’s clips from the the First and Second World Wars, scenes of the 1937 Hindenburg […]



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Pull This Cute Portable Radiator Around the Room Like a Warm-Bodied Pet

Apr 20

xla4savr2roae9ct5flcOkay, so it’s not quite the right season, but I’ve fallen in love with this adorable Kangeri “nomadic radiator.” Guide the little guy around the room and let him gently warm up your personal space, kind of like the puppy you can’t have because your apartment building won’t allow pets. Dutch designer Satyendra Pakhalé formed […]



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Sunshades Bloom to Protect These Towers From the Brutal Desert Sun

Apr 20

Screenshot_92When the sun comes up, the flowers come out. Inspired by the design of Arabic windows known as mashrabiya, these 45-foot wide, flower-shaped sunshades “blossom” in minutes to cover the facades of these twin towers designed for two (anonymous!) Middle Eastern media companies. New York-based architecture firm REX drew up these plans for the conjoined […]



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Report: Nike is Giving Up on the FuelBand

Apr 20

685706318197690182Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its Fuelband according to a report from CNET, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. Based on emails from a source, roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike’s Nike’s Digital Sport hardware team—which covers industrial design and engineering for […]



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Seven Ingenious Trains That Slide Up the Slopes So You Don’t Have To

Apr 20

cvfii08hejzh68riih2tWalk? Like up that giant hill? Yeah, no. This ain’t the 15th century, we have funiculars for that now. In fact, here are seven of the swankiest ground-based gondolas to ever put the “fun” in “climbing steep-ass inclines without breaking a sweat”.   Wait, What the Hell Is a Funicular? A funicular is a mechanical, […]



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John Lewis Celebrates its 150 Year Anniversary With Technology Icons Anniversary Range

Apr 20

john-lewisJohn Lewis, that slightly-posh staple of the British high street, celebrates 150 years in business this year. To mark the occasion, it’s readying the release of an exclusive “Technology Icons” range, pulling together both cutting-edge tech from the likes of Dyson with home appliance staples like the Henry vacuum cleaner. It’s a line that looks […]



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I Wish I Could Read Wikipedia Like This

Apr 20

683869996233846704I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It’s not that my English isn’t good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn’t cover as many topics and it’s not as thorough. No, what bothers me about reading Wikipedia isn’t the language, it’s the […]



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Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired by the Tools in Your Workshop

Apr 20

t0c7fdfzw4s4fs6dmeeoIf 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 of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a […]



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