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Pulpatronics tackles single-use electronics with paper RFID tags

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We are not empty

The concept of the atomic void is one of the most repeated mistakes in popular science. Molecules are packed with stuff

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From English to Japanese: A word’s journey into another language

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Building the Micro Mirror Free Software CDN

#cool #internet #computers

Sailing boat rescued by the Götheborg

Imagine losing your rudder out at sea and sending out a distress call. And then the largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship in the world comes to your rescue. Or in the words of the sailors on the sailing boat: "This moment was very strange, and we wondered if we were dreaming. Where were we? What time period was it?"

This all happened off the coast of France last week. To our knowledge it is the first time that an east indiaman, and the first time for Götheborg, to engage in such a rescue. Now we also have the images and story from the sailing vessel that was rescued.

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A love letter to make

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Meet Bobi, the World’s Oldest Dog

Now 30 years old, the Portuguese canine has broken two world records—though he nearly didn’t survive infancy

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Trooper, trucker, sailor, fishwife: What we swear like when we swear like a something

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'The Color Of Dreams': Museum Releases Photos Of A Vanished World

Stunning color images recently made available in high resolution by a French museum capture much of the world as it was transformed by technology and geopolitics 100 years ago.

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Animal Man Par Grant Morrison

French language coverage of how a relatively obscure superhero was revitalized by a grand master of the comic book medium.

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An A-Z of the Languages and Loanwords of the English Lexicon – from Arabic to Zulu!

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Looney Tunes Without Looney Tunes

Existential, Surreal, And Creepy Backgrounds

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Romanian photo of the day: “Toys’ bridge” between Romania and Ukraine

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Newfound type of storm is a 1,000-km-wide puddle in the sky

#cool #environment #science

The Time Traveler Who Hunted Speed Records in an EV

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Big Wind Is The Meanest Firefighting Tank You Ever Saw

Cue people in the comments pointing out that 1) the machine was hardly unique, and 2) conventional firefighting methods were often just as effective. As if that could diminish the sheer awesomeness of this thing. It even inspired a Romanian action movie back in the day.

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70 years since LEO, the ‘world’s first business computer’.

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In Praise of The Yard Goat

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The Theremin Is 100 Years Old; Celebrating The Spookiest Of Instruments

#cool #music #tech

Scientists Discover 33 Creatures Trapped In A Poisonous Cave That's Been Sealed Off For Million Of Years

#cool #romania #nature

Life and Works of Sofonisba Anguissola, Noblewoman, Portraitist of Philip II

#cool #art #history

How a Cooling Vest Invented by a Furry Made Its Way Into the U.S. Military

#cool #tech #fandom

The cat who saved a Japanese rail line

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5 Ways Grimm's Fairy Tales Changed After the First Edition

#cool #books #history

Winamp 5.8 Media Player Released in All Its Nostalgic Glory

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The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice

#cool #tech #vintage

Scene at MIT: Margaret Hamilton’s Apollo code

A brief history of the famous 1969 photo of the software that sent humans to the moon.

#cool #space #computers #vintage #photos

Why A German Pilot Escorted An American Bomber To Safety During World War II

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Rotary: A Retro Web Input for Phone Numbers

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Too Much, Girl: Ridiculous Mad Max Makeup You Can Only Wear in Private

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Ten things you might not know about antimatter

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10 Languages With Uniquely Bizarre Quirks

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When Kermit met Yoda: The Muppets on set of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

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The fascinating origin story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Anouk’s New Creation: Intel Edison Based Spider Dress 2.0

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After Reading This, You’ll Never Watch ‘Finding Nemo’ In the Same Way Again

#cool #movies #animals #gender #science

Yours to cut out and keep

Microscopes made of paper may help the diagnosis of tropical diseases

#cool #science #tech

ZERO-G DINOSAUR made from bits and bobs by space station flight engineer

#cool #space #art

The Writer Automaton, Switzerland

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CSS3 Pong: I****e things to do with CSS #17

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MPEG1 Video Decoder in JavaScript

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First mind-reading implant gives rats telepathic power

#cool #animals #tech

A Victorian Era Pocket Watch Spy Camera

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The Android of Albertus Magnus

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Star Wars 3D Scrolling Text in CSS3

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How I Met George Jetson

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