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How Do Hummingbirds Sing With Their Tails?

Here’s a cool fact I just found out, I guess hummingbirds sing with their tails, by moving their tail feathers during a dive. This is amazing, I see hummingbirds all the time here in SF bay and now there’s just one more thing about hummingbirds I can appreciate.

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How to Make a DIY Boat Motor With a DRILL!

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For those of you with a row boat to get around the lake behind your backyard, first let’s say you are lucky to live in such a nice place.  Second, you can make yourself a cheap boat motor with a DRILL!  This is the coolest invention ever that could help you get around the lake using the power of your drill.

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DIY Cat Elevator! [MUST SEE]

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This is the most hilarious yet useful and genuine project, YouTube user CrazyMrJohn builds a DIY cat elevator that your cat can use to safely go up and down your house. Best of all, the cat is equipped with IR sensor so only he can be using the elevator. This is pretty awesome. via hackaday

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Gelsight – New 3D Surface Sensing Material!

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Just when you thought fingerprint sensors was cutting-edge technology, Gelsight comes along, a new 3D surface sensing material that can detail at even microscopic levels.

Gelsight has many applications such as using it as a 3D scanning sensor and even find out the small details in a bullet mark. This is pretty top-notch stuff, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it implemented in future 3D fingerprinting applications. See Gelsight.com for more details.

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NASA’s Swift Satellite Spots Blackhole Consuming a Star!

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Have you ever thought if blackholes did really exist in space and if they would ever be used for time travel?

Well, I have, I am certain time travel is possible in the future, at least slowing down time is theoretically possible by quantum physics.

So, are blackholes real though?

Watch NASA’s Swift Satellite that spots a blackhole consuming a star!

In late March 2011, NASA’s Swift satellite alerted astronomers to intense and unusual high-energy flares from a new source in the constellation Draco. They soon realized that the source, wh

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How to Make a Kid’s Learning Tool, The DIY Counting Box!

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Want to make your 3 or 4 year old get good at numbers super quick? How about building your kids a DIY counting box?

My son—now four, but three when I conceived this project—loves numbers and counting. More than a few times I’ve peeked in at night to find him asleep with a calculator in one hand and a flashlight in the other. And one of his favorite things to do with the calculator is incrementing “1 + = = = = = = = = = =” until he can’t keep his eyes open any more. I decided to build him a dedicated machine that would do nothing but count up and count down.

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Hurricane Irene Viewed from Orbit on Space Station! {VIDEO}

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How does a hurricane look like from space? Find out as Space Station has captured the latest hurricane Irene viewed from the orbit:

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Lockheed Martin’s Samarai Micro Air Vehicle Flies with only Two Moving Parts!

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Last week we saw world’s first bird robot that actually flies like a real bird. Well, do you think someone can do a little bit better?

The answer is yes, Lockheed Martin, largest private company in the U.S. that makes missiles for the U.S. government (and also my friend’s dad used to work at) shows off their latest “micro” air vehicle that flies using only two moving parts and weighs less than half a pound.

Incredible or do you think this is useless?

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Matthew James New Bionic Hand! [MUST SEE]

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Until geneticists figure out how to fully grow a severed hand, we will still have to rely on technologies like electrodes that sense a person’s muscle patterns to control a bionic hand. Which is exactly what this Formula 1 racing fan received and with his new hand, Matthew James can do more things with it than he ever has with his older prosthetic hand.

Want to help Matthew? Donate to his bionic hand here.

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DIY 3D Lego Milling CNC Machine!

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Imagine what would happen if you mixed Lego NXT brains with CNC machine, you’d get a DIY 3D Lego Milling CNC Machine!   Now, is that really possible?  Watch the video below and you will get your answer from YouTube user arthursacek.

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