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  • Peanut Sneakers
    A little over a month ago we posted about croissant sneakers. Food-themed sneakers are apparently the big new thing, because Planters Peanuts has now debuted peanut sneakers, retailing for $170.And not to be outdone, Ruffles Chips has introduced lim…
    - 29 Jun 19, 11:41am -
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate
    Could you make an effective cartoon with sound only? See what you think.
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:42am -
  • Coated tongue means self-poisoning
    From back in the day when advertisers just tried to scare consumers silly:"Coated tongue means self-poisoning. Correct it by all means."Click to enlargeNew York Daily News - Apr 14, 1932
    - 28 Jun 19, 11:01am -
  • Marion Stokes and Her 70,000 VHS Tapes
    Article here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 7:35am -
  • Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady
    When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping…
    - 27 Jun 19, 11:25am -
  • Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

    - 27 Jun 19, 7:39am -
  • Using Coca-Cola to dissolve phytobezoars
    Coca-Cola isn’t just for drinking. It also has a medical use: to dissolve gastric phytobezoars (masses of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal system). Doctors administer the Coca-Cola via a tube threaded through the nose down into the int…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 22
    The avant garde that irked Khrushchev flourished in Japan also, as we learn in this article.
    - 26 Jun 19, 7:41am -
  • How to reset a GE smart bulb
    Turn off for 5 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds… This has got to be a test to see how long until people simply smash the bulb against the wall in frustrati…
    - 25 Jun 19, 11:23am -
  • The Tree-Sitting Fad of 1930
    A national craze for a short time.Article here.Another article.Not everyone was cooperative, as seen below.Source.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:40am -

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  • nieuwSound waves power new advances in drug delivery and smart materials
    Sound waves have been part of science and medicine for decades, but the technologies have always relied on low frequencies. Now researchers have revealed how high frequency sound waves could revolutionize the field of ultrasound-driven chemistry.
    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 20, 3:10pm -
  • nieuwMore skin-like, electronic skin that can feel
    A research team has developed a multimodal ion-electronic skin that distinguishes temperature from mechanical stimuli. This skin can detect various movements and is applicable in fields including humanoid skin and temperature sensors.
    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 20, 3:10pm -
  • nieuwAI system discovers useful new material
    When the words 'artificial intelligence' (AI) come to mind, your first thoughts may be of super-smart computers, or robots that perform tasks without needing any help from humans. Now, a multi-institutional team has accomplished something not too far…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Nov 20, 2:21pm -
  • Galaxy encounter violently disturbed Milky Way
    The long-held belief that the Milky Way, the galaxy containing Earth and the solar system, is relatively static has been ruptured by fresh cosmic insight. The spiral-shaped disc of stars and planets is being pulled, twisted and deformed with extreme…
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 20, 9:10pm -
  • Largest aggregation of fishes in abyssal deep sea
    The largest aggregation of fishes ever recorded in the abyssal deep sea was discovered by a team of oceanographers during an expedition in the Clarion Clipperton Zone.
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 20, 9:10pm -
  • World's smallest atom-memory unit created
    Faster, smaller, smarter and more energy-efficient chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing could soon be on the way after engineers created the smallest memory device yet.
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 20, 9:10pm -
  • Scientists make sound-waves from a quantum vacuum at the Black Hole laboratory
    Researchers have developed a new theory for observing a quantum vacuum that could lead to new insights into the behaviour of black holes.
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 20, 3:09pm -
  • Greater glider species triple
    Researchers analyzed the genetic make-up of the greater glider -- a possum-sized marsupial that can glide up to 100 meters. The team confirmed a long-held theory that the greater glider is actually multiple species.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 20, 4:05pm -
  • Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird behind the song
    Like humans who can instantly tell which friend or relative is calling by the timbre of the person's voice, zebra finches have a near-human capacity for language mapping.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 20, 3:43pm -
  • Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels
    Researchers have prepared synthetic protocells coated in red blood cell fragments for use as nitric oxide generating bio-bots within blood vessels.
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 20, 4:39pm -

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