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mercredi 8 août 2018, 13:00
'When you tap the tape, it sounds like a electro-magnetic drum.' The open Open Reel Ensemble created this cool instrument by stringing several tapes and engaging in tape tapping. (more…)
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Maniac, a 10-part miniseries on Netflix, debuts September 21. It stars Emma Stone, Owen Milgrim, Justin Theroux, and Sally Field. It's Cary Fukunaga, who also directed the ultra-creepy first season of True Detective. From Netflix: “Set in a world somewhat like our world,...
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A kindly sheriff's deputy in Clare County, Michigan kept her community safe by locking up an 80-year-old woman who had a small amount of marijuana and an expired medical cannabis note. The senior uses weed to relieve her arthritis, diverticulitis, muscle, and bone pain. From ...
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Paul Manafort, lobbyist for tyrannical foreign leaders and Trump's former campaign manager, is currently being tried on a 32 counts of tax fraud and offshore money laundering. This video by the Washington Post shows how well connected he was (he worked for Reagan and Bush),...
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These stickers, thinner than temporary tattoos, have a grid of silver wires in them that make sound when electrified. They also work as microphones. From ScienceMag: After receiving an electric audio signal from a music player, the tiny loudspeaker heats up the wire grid to...
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OpenDrop is a ~$800 microfluidics platform from GaudiLabs. It can be used to programmatically move droplets of liquid around a matrix. When I saw the video, I thought it was an LCD display, but it's real liquid being moved around. Potential applications are lab on a chip...
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It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere these days without tripping over a Funko Pop. The vinyl toys have taken the pop culture world by storm, with characters ranging from Star Wars and Game of Thrones to Rick and Morty and RuPaul’s Drag Race. They’ve been referred to...
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Heritage Auctions announced the sale of Frank Frazetta’s Escape on Venus for $660,000. The price realized by Escape on Venus was the third-highest ever through Heritage Auctions for a Frazetta painting. Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990) brought a record...
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mardi 7 août 2018, 22:43
With L.A.'s iconic Eddie Blake's Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand set to reopen, LAist posted a brief photographic history of the city's fantastic history of ''programmatic architecture,' buildings designed to look like food, animals or other items.' 'LA's Awesome...
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In 1960, Sister Rosetta Tharpe performed this rousing rendition of 'This Little Light of Mine' at France's Festival de Jazz d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins. Most of us are familiar with 'This Little Light of Mine' as a lovely children's spiritual, but the 1920s tune, written by...
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This $75 air fryer is getting an awful lot of use in my kitchen. (more…)
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There's been a lot of news freakout over Defense Distributed (previously) and '3D printed guns' (a term that confusingly encompasses milled guns, 3D printed guns, and files that describe the shapes of guns). (more…)
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New research suggests that a key cause of poverty is poor parents' lack of engagement with neonates and toddlers. Brazil is trying to change that by showing parents the importance of interacting meaningfully with young children through eye contact and activities. (more…)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oKym79Q2pw Researchers have harnessed popcorn to drive simple robotic actuators. Cornell University engineers Steve Ceron, Kirstin H. Petersen, and colleagues demonstrated mechanical devices that exert force or change shape when their...
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Know who loves Trump? Folks in Russia who make asbestos. Nearly a thing of the past, asbestos causes lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. The Trump Administration is eager to bring asbestos back, because sanity had almost eliminated it. New EPA regulations are opening...
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From Food Insider: Rainbow cake sprinkles have been around since the late 18th century, when French candy chefs used them as decorations. Today, liquid food coloring, shortening, and sugar are mixed in hot water to form the sprinkle's colorful dough. Long strands of the...
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Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has become a honeypot for vandals, MAGA-hat cretins, and all sorts of shenanigans, so the West Hollywood City Council unanimously voted to remove it permanently. (more…)
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HTGV (Home & Garden Television) bought the iconic Brady Bunch house at 11222 Dilling St. in North Hollywood, California. This is the home that was used for exterior shots on the TV show. (The interior was built in a Hollywood studio.) From CNN: David Zaslav, chief executive ...
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As part of its efforts to source its materials more responsibly, LEGO is launching a line of plant forms made from sustainable sugarcane plastics instead of petroleum-based plastic. (more…)
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Apparently a stick shift is the best theft deterrent. They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for being bumbling kids! Via KLTV: Officers arrested a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old on an evening in early August following two separate alleged carjacking...
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