MythBusters Final Results

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If you love MythBusters and you are curious about the final result of their experiments, the web site MythResults summarizes all 271 episodes of the show so you can quickly see what’s fact and what’s fiction.

The MythBusters tested over 1,000 distinct myths in 271 hour-long episodes spanning 14 years, resulting in a vast amount of information about common myths and interesting phenomena. There you can read a full-on summary, including an explanation of the test and the science behind the results.  Continue reading “MythBusters Final Results”

Weekend in Tenerife

Tenerife 201603023_6_2016, 1-14-27 PMHere are the photos from our visit to the Island of Tenerife in Atlantic Ocean.

Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands.Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and the seat of the island council. The city is capital of the autonomous community of Canary Islands (shared with Las Palmas), sharing governmental institutions such as Presidency and ministries. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain Continue reading “Weekend in Tenerife”

Kurt Cobain’s suicide gun photos released

In this June 2015 photo released by the Seattle Police on Thursday, March 17, 2016, Detective Michael Ciesynski holds the shotgun which rock legend Kurt Cobain used to kill himself on April 8, 1994. Police did not say why they took the photos last year or why they're releasing them to the public at this time. (Seattle Police via AP)
Detective Michael Ciesynski holds the shotgun which rock legend Kurt Cobain used to kill himself on April 8, 1994.

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle have released photos of the shotgun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to kill himself more than two decades ago.

Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain’s gun at different angles in five photos posted to the police department’s website Wednesday.

The photos were taken in June 2015, added to the city of Seattle’s computer system March 3 and since then have been added to the investigative file, according to police.

It’s unclear why they took the photos last year or why they’re releasing them to the public at this time.

 A message left with Seattle police wasn’t immediately returned.

Cobain’s body was found in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his large home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun. His death was ruled a suicide. Continue reading “Kurt Cobain’s suicide gun photos released”

3 States Advance Privacy Legislation

www.usnews.comWhile most privacy activists have their attention on the FBI-Apple standoff, a number of states are considering important bills to help stop mass surveillance – no matter what the outcome.

In Oklahoma last week, the Senate passed a bill that would strictly limit the use of Automated license plate readers and help block a nationwide license plate tracking program.

Also in Oklahoma, the House passed a bill to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before conducting drone

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HK-Video game where you play cat exploring Kowloon Walled City

thank_screen_011HK is working on game where you are a cat exploring the famous Kowloon Walled City. Here is the latest update from their blog:

Here is a quick Q/A for some questions you asked the most.

-Why don’t you post updates more often ?
-> Our team is composed of two humans and two cats, unfortunately one of these cat is responsible of the communication. Continue reading “HK-Video game where you play cat exploring Kowloon Walled City”

Barcelona Bitcoin Community and Andreas Antonopoulos-Thoughts on the future of money- FabLab Barcelona 24th March 2016

AA and BBCBarcelona Bitcoin Community proudly presents next Bitcoin meetup in FabLab Barcelona with special guest Andreas Antonopoulos. The meeting is scheduled for 24th of March 2016 and will take place at our great hosts from FabLab Barcelona.

Language (talk and Q&A): English
Free entrance with previous reservation.

Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin.

As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer,  Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps Continue reading “Barcelona Bitcoin Community and Andreas Antonopoulos-Thoughts on the future of money- FabLab Barcelona 24th March 2016”

We love beer. And we have completed our first 100 bottles

Super Bock - Mini-Porto _4988Enjoy our collection of World beers in bottles we drank in the last few years. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just a casual fan, you’ll find selection of good tasting brews and unique bottle design. You can find your favorite beverage or explore new favorites.

What, if any, difference does bottle design make? Surprisingly, it can be quite a significant factor. Bottle conditioning is an economical means for small-scale craft brewers to bottle ales without the need for costly pasteurization or filtration equipment. How long one cellars

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What is NASA Spinoff and how life on Earth profiting from it?

PHOTOGRAPHER: Bill Brassard (NBL)

NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer.

These technologies and more are featured in the 2016 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication, highlighting the many places NASA shows up in daily life and the aeronautics and space programs where the innovations got their start. Continue reading “What is NASA Spinoff and how life on Earth profiting from it?”

Rogue waves Prediction?

Rogue WavesIt’s bad enough to be on the sea during a storm, with the ship rocking in the high winds and rolling with the tempest-tossed waves. But it could always be worse. Rogue waves are twice as large as the surrounding waves, which in stormy seas can be absolutely massive. Seafarers have reported waves like this over 110 feet tall, large enough to swamp a ship.

Rogue waves are unpredictable, coming seemingly out of nowhere. Until now, the only warnings that a Continue reading “Rogue waves Prediction?”

Ubuntu Core-Snappy is here. Let’s Internet of Things revolution starts now

SnappyUbuntu Core, also known as Snappy, is a stripped down version of Ubuntu, designed to run securely on autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things. From homes to drones, these devices are set to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, but they need an operating system that is different from that of traditional PCs.

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Coca Cola wants to be VR too…

While it’s just an experiment the company is showing off, Coca-Cola is nevertheless toying with the idea of turning 12-packs of soda into pretty legit VR headsets. While a lot of assembly is required, it’s one of the better ways we’ve seen VR find its way to the masses. Even if you don’t drink soda, someone you know that does would probably give you their … Continue reading Coca Cola wants to be VR too…

Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas

boston-dynamics-atlasA new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.

It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs. In the next video Continue reading “Boston Dynamics promoting the new version of Atlas”

Apps in Real-Time. The real ticker for App’s statistics

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New Ticr coming from Retale.com. Here is what we found on their webpage:
While it’s second nature for you to WhatsApp a winky face across the ocean, or stream cat videos on your evening commute, your little phone is sending signals to outer space like a handheld piece of magic.

We tracked the real-time activity of some of the world’s Continue reading “Apps in Real-Time. The real ticker for App’s statistics”

Get Leo the Ultimate Award

Oscar's RampageThis year, as DiCaprio eyes an Oscar for his leading role in The Revenant, you can join in Leo’s quest for a trophy.

Get Leo the Ultimate Award or die trying in Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, an arcade style platform game where you race down the red carpet on a quest for the ultimate award. Collect as many Emmy’s and Golden Globes as you can along the way. But beware of pushy photographers and watch out for Lady Gaga… and Icebergs

Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage was made by The Line Animation at Continue reading “Get Leo the Ultimate Award”

USB butt-plug-Breakthroughs in rectal data hosting

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We found intriguing method to hide your important files:

USB – Micro SD card reader, butt plug and data storage dongle! Back that data up like a boss! Show’em the files you be work’n with

Price 27.32 + shipping
Never forget those important files again, don’t keep them with you, keep them IN you!

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Windows 10 and How to say farewell to your privacy?

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Back in November Microsoft confirmed Windows 10’s worst kept secret: its extensive telemetry (or ‘spying’ as it has been labelled) cannot be stopped. What no-one realised until now, however, is just how staggering the extent of this tracking really is…

Blowing the lid on it this week is Voat user CheesusCrust whose extensive investigation found Windows 10 contacts Continue reading “Windows 10 and How to say farewell to your privacy?”

4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture

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A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new micro-scale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time.
The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is printed with a hydro gel composite ink containing aligned cellulose fibrils, which enable an-isotropic swelling. A proprietary mathematical model developed by the team precisely predicts how the fibrils will swell in water. Continue reading “4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture”

Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016

Min Maker FaireMaker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth Continue reading “Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016”

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Bitcoin TicrCube presented at Barcelona Mini Maker Fair

TicrCube_500pxInteresting project can be found this year at Barcelona Mini Maker fair 2016.
The purpose of the TicrCube is to display the current Bitcoin price in a local currency. Many Bitcoin enthusiasts (including ourselves) check the Bitcoin price several times per day online or via smartphone apps, but currently no dedicated device exists to do this effortlessly. The TicrCube is wireless and intended to stay at the user’s office desk or workstation, but it could brought along outdoors. The device connects to the local WiFi network or hotspot of the user, polls the Bitcoin price Continue reading “Bitcoin TicrCube presented at Barcelona Mini Maker Fair”

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Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world

_DSC0117Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading “Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world”

Happy Birthday Wikipedia

images.duckduckgo.comJanuary 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia day. Before 2001, an encyclopedia could cost thousands of dollars, trees, water and ink, and let’s face it, was really really hard to carry around. Today we can reach millions of referenced articles, photos, illustrations, sources, and word definitions from anywhere we can reach the internet. And the volunteers who have been creating this amazing work for 15 years don’t charge anything for it. They want to share all knowledge with every person.  Ten Facts about Continue reading “Happy Birthday Wikipedia”

Early Twentieth Century Erotica from Spain

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Spanish popular erotica embraces foreign technology and its inventions to an extent rarely seen in high cultural art and literature. It “imports” modernity in the form of techno-erotic artifacts such as bicycles and typewriters. It also engages modernity and its commodities in an intense and often ambivalent dialogue with tradition and with the production of stereotypically Spanish cultural objects: Spanish majas wearing traditional peinetas made-in-Spain enhance their legs with imported French stockings; dark Continue reading “Early Twentieth Century Erotica from Spain”

3D Printing Metal from Rust

A team of Northwestern University engineers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

While current methods rely on vast metal powder beds and expensive lasers or electron beams, Northwestern’s new technique uses liquid inks and common furnaces, resulting in a cheaper, faster, and more uniform process. The Northwestern team also demonstrated that the new method works for an extensive variety of metals, metal mixtures, alloys, and metal oxides and compounds. “This is exciting because most advanced manufacturing methods

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“We, the People” 2016 Calendar from Survival International

survival-calendar2016-frontcover_gallery_largeDiscover a new tribal portrait each month with the Survival International “We, the People” 2016 calendar.

Now in its second year, the Survival photography competition once again showcases the extraordinary beauty and diversity of tribal peoples from around the world. Open to amateur and professional photographers alike, the competition celebrates the power of photography as a means of raising awareness about tribal peoples, their lives and their lands. Continue reading ““We, the People” 2016 Calendar from Survival International”

You Can Fold LG’s New OLED Displays Like A Newspaper

In 2014 LG announced that it has built an 18-inch-OLED display that rolls up like your daily newspaper. Now the company is ready to remove the drapes of secrecy and unveil its ultra-thin display at CES 2016.

These rollable, bendable, and curving displays are already being pushed forward by the likes of Samsung, Sony, Sharp and other others. Along the similar lines, LG has announced in the past that it has invested $8.7bn into OLED development. Continue reading “You Can Fold LG’s New OLED Displays Like A Newspaper”

States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones

Tennessee House Bill 1456 (HB1456) sponsored by Rep. David Byrd and South Carolina House Bill 4425 (H.4425) sponsored by Rep. Wendell G. Gilliard (D-Charleston), would both ban the use of weaponized drones by persons within the state. That certainly counts as a good thing. But both pieces of legislation specifically exempt state and local law enforcement from the Continue reading “States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones”

This Kit Gives Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption

New York-based designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira have created a kit of wearables for civil unrest.Imagine if a hip fashion or tech company were in the business of designing privacy and encryption-enhancing wearables. This is sort of the notion behind Backslash, a kit of “functional devices designed for protests andriots of the future.”Conceived by Brooklyn-based designer and educator Xuedi Chen and Brazilian art director and interactive Continue reading “This Kit Gives Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption”

Remembering Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City remained one of the strangest places on Earth. Demolished twenty-one years ago (March 1993 – April 1994) city was empire of little houses stacked on top of each other, connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. A virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. After all, the Walled City was a kind of historical accident. A former Qing dynasty fortress, it never fully came under the regulation Continue reading “Remembering Kowloon Walled City”