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Hands On with the Teenage Engineering + Cheap Monday’s Pocket Operators: Super-fun, miniature synthesizers that look like pocket calculators for all ages and levels

Hands On with the Teenage Engineering + Cheap Monday's Pocket Operators

What happens when audio engineers and a clothing brand get together? Swedish brands Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday broke news of a collaboration at the start of the year, generating more than a little hype about the resulting products named……

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Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring: UCSD researchers develop a wearable that painlessly detects dangerous blood sugar levels

Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring

Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique’s obsolescence……

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Kitterly Knitting and Crochet Kits: Using technology to match makers and their skill levels with preassembled packages

Kitterly Knitting and Crochet Kits

Worth more than $ 3 billion a year, the knitting and crochet industry is no laughing matter, and you’d be mistaken for thinking it’s not high on Silicon Valley’s list of things to update. As such, Kitterly is a DIY, tech-focused platform that matches……

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Cool Hunting Video: Art of Cardistry: Dan and Dave Buck, a dynamic duo who elevated card flourishing to new levels

Cool Hunting Video: Art of Cardistry


For the third video in our Lincoln Hello Again Series we traveled to Los Angeles, CA to spend a few days with Dan and Dave Buck, twin brothers…

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NASA finds unexpectedly high levels of banned ozone-depleting chemical

It’s been decades since the world realized the danger that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs, formerly found in products like aerosol sprays, refrigerants, and solvents) posed to the Earth’s ozone layer. But despite the fact that the CFC known as carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) was banned way back in 1987, a new study from NASA shows a troubling amount of the compound in our atmosphere — something that presents a continued threat to the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica.

“We are not supposed to be seeing this at all,” said NASA’s Qing Liang, lead author of the study. “It is now apparent there are either unidentified industrial leakages, large emissions from contaminated sites, or unknown CCl4 sources.” Between 2007 and 2012, studies showed…

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Refuel Propane Monitoring Tool From Quirky: Keep an eye on BBQ fuel levels remotely with an easy-to-read LED gauge

Refuel Propane Monitoring Tool From Quirky


Few things ruin a party’s vibe quite like a broken BBQ, especially if the issue is something as simple as a lack of propane. To monitor your grill’s fuel level, the collective of clever minds at Quirky recently released the recordOutboundLink(this,…

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Scientists restore normal blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice

Scientists have discovered a novel protein-based treatment that restores normal blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice for a period of seven days. The study, published in Nature today, reveals a possible new therapeutic pathway for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. “We had no idea that this molecule would have this effect,” says Michael Downes, a diabetes researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California and a co-author of the study. “But it appears that the molecule restores insulin sensitivity in diabetic mice.”

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Industrial production tops pre-recession levels as US economy improves

In the latest sign of a recovering US economy, the Federal Reserve announced on Monday that nationwide industrial production has surpassed peak pre-recession levels for the first time, bringing production to a nearly six year high. Overall industrial production — a measure of manufacturing, mining, and utility output — increased a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent in November over the prior month. The biggest gains were in utilities, which are now performing 20 percent better than 2007 levels, and mining, while manufacturing saw only a smaller bump and remains slightly below pre-recession levels.

Manufacturing is on the rise, however. Output has increased four quarters in a row, with large gains coming from the auto and consumer…

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Binary Prints: genius on two levels

Read more about Binary Prints: genius on two levels at CreativeBloq.com


The genesis for the Binary Prints project really goes back to my 2011 retrospective More Is More. As a surprise for people who bought the book, I created a cover illustration that used phosphorescent ink, which only displayed fully in the dark.
    




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Radiation spikes to deadly levels at contaminated Fukushima tank

Radiation levels near a contaminated storage tank at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant could kill a human within four hours of exposure, according to new readings taken this weekend. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says it recorded the lethal levels — the highest of which reached 1,800 millisieverts per hour — in four new locations Saturday. It’s a sobering reminder of the difficulties TEPCO has faced trying to rectify the ongoing crisis more than two years after the worst nuclear incident since Chernobyl. Readings taken from the same area on August 22nd showed much lower radiation of 100 millisieverts. However, TEPCO says this weekend’s tests were the first to use new instrumentation capable of higher readings,…

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