Archive for April, 2016

How Ink Is Made [video]

Guide To Tap Water’s Weird Flavors

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According to LiveScience –

Tap water comes in many flavors. In fact, it can be so specific to each locality that some people consider it the secret ingredient in New York bagels and pizza. But unpalatable drinking water can prompt people to scramble for filters, trying to rid their water of the flavor of pennies, dirt or bleach. Moreover, people may worry that funny-tasting tap water may carry dangerous substances or pathogens.

Continue reading HERE.

Recreating Ancient Viking Swords [video]

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of Last Week

See all the photos on BuzzFeed.

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See all the photos on BuzzFeed.

New York In The Clouds [video]

Driverless Transportation Coming To Singapore

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Mashable reports –

SINGAPORE — Before the year is up, Singaporeans could be hopping on these driverless pod vehicles to get to school and work. The pods run on electricity, and are able to travel autonomously on smaller roads, such as those within a gated community or school campus. 2getthere, the Dutch maker of the pods, and Singaporean transportation operator SMRT on Wednesday announced they will be building 24-passenger cars that are slated to run commercially by the end of the year. They’ve established a new joint venture called 2getthere Asia that will operate and maintain the vehicles in the city state.

Continue reading HERE.

See a River’s Path Change Over 30 Years

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According to Mental_floss –

Thanks to satellite imagery, it’s easier than ever to see how the Earth is changing over time. The Ucayali River in Peru is changing its course at an especially rapid pace, and Zoltan Sylvester, a sedimentary biologist who blogs at Hindered Settling, used Google Earth Engine and data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat program to put together this neat encapsulation of how the river has changed since 1985. 

Watch a video of the changes HERE.

Why Airplane Engines So Big [video]

Luray Caverns’ Great Stalacpipe Organ

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According to Wikipedia –

The Great Stalacpipe Organ is an electrically actuated lithophone located in Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA. It is operated by a custom console that produces the tapping of ancient stalactites of varying sizes with solenoid-actuated rubber mallets in order to produce tones. The instrument’s name was derived from the resemblance of the selected thirty-seven naturally formed stalactites to the pipework of a traditional pipe organ along with its custom organ-style keyboard console. It was designed and implemented in 1956 over three years by Leland W. Sprinkle inside the Luray Caverns near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA.

Hear the organ play on YouTube.

25 Smart Quotes – Funny, Smart, And Short

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Be thankful we‘re not getting all the government we‘re paying for.Will Rogers

BuzzFeed collected some of the smartest quotes.

HERE they are.

360° Tour – Devil’s Pool At Victoria Falls [video]

Stunning Photos Of SpaceX Landing On Barge

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According to TheVerge –

Up until now, we’ve really only seen SpaceX’s rocket landing in the middle of the ocean from afar. Chase planes near the drone ship provided a spectacular view of the milestone event, but now, SpaceX has released up-close pictures of the landing taken from the ship itself. The images capture the Falcon 9’s slow descent on top of the barge, and even show how much the ship tilted once the vehicle was on board. If you want to feel like a rocket is about to land on your head, these pictures will do the trick.

See the photos HERE.


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