A chainsaw is one of the most dangerous single things on this planet. A roaring machine cycle of sharp teeth created to cut anything down. And if you add an idiot human to the mix, you’re just asking for blood and accidents. Luckily, a pair of safety chaps makes it so much safer. How can a pair of clothes be able to… »
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This element is one of many first made at UC Berkeley in the 1950s. Unlike most manufactured elements, though, this one is actually useful. This is how it starts up nuclear reactions. »
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In the age of smart phones, we probably spend more time sitting on toilets than ever before. And technology has changed the toilet-making process, too. Recently we visited a massive factory in Hungary where humans and robots make toilets hand in hand. »
The Naval Academy hasn’t taught midshipmen how to navigate by the stars in nearly 20 years, but it’s reintroducing the old-school approach to maritime travel. Why use a sextant instead of computers and GPS? Worries about ships stranded by cyber-attacks, which have the Navy re-thinking its reliance on tech. »
If your laptop is running out of juice more often than you’re finding yourself near a power source, you’ve got yourself a problem. While there are no new features in Apple’s new desktop operating system designed specifically to improve battery life, there are some tried and trusted methods you can use. »
Every time you go from one country to the next, you cross a border. And that usually means dealing with some kind of border agency that enforces each country’s idiosyncratic rules and regulations. But what if the whole process were standardized and run by a single organization?