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Google Phone Nexus One Approved by FCC!

Google’s new smartphone Nexus One has been

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Dragon Skin Bullet-Proof Armor Identifies Bullets!

Here’s some rather interesting information on bullet-proof armor called Dragon Skin that uses electrical current generated by bullet hits to identify the size of bullets and perhaps more.

Smart armor being developed by scientists and engineers at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Michigan can not only predict its own failure, but also identify the s

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DESIGN – DIY Polaroid Flower Vase!

Check out this awesome design, a DIY Polaroid Flower Vase for small plants and alike. (via greenmuze)

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Lawn DIY – How to Make an RC Lawnmower!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpMazvf-R98

Here’s a rather interesting hack that involves a regular lawnmower converted into an RC lawnmower.  Brilliant!

This should make lawnmowing much more fun.  Better yet, your kids will have a blast cutting the lawn.

This instructable will show you how to make your Arduino into an R/C interface that you can use for just about anything requiring remote control. I will also show you how I built an R/C lawnmower using my Arduino, a cheap R/C transmitter and receiver pair, and a couple of electric-wheelchair motors f

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Lawn Mower DIY – How to Diagnose/Repair a Lawn Mower!

For those of you with a lawn mower, you might want to note this great DIY that shows you how to diagnose/repair a lawn mower and its engine parts.  I think this can be a great reference in the future if your lawn mower breaks down for some reason.  Of course, don’t forget to check out the solar lawn mower mod and solar lawn mower robot too.

In this instructable I will show you how to repair a lawn mower engin

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Garden DIY – How to Clean Your Yard with Rental Goats!

You know, everytime I go to the zoo, one of my favorite animals to pet are the goats.  They are so friendly and cool.  But I guess goats can be used to clean all those unwanted bushes in your garden/yard as they can practically eat anything!  This is such a great idea, especially if you have been resorting to machines and other methods that pollute our environment and add to the carbon footprint.  And yes, “rental” goats.  If you do rent some goats, I am sur

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U.S. Army’s Petman Robot Prototype Walks Like a Real Human!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67CUudkjEG4

I know the Japanese have been advancing with robotics over the last decade or so with its advanced robots like Asimo but looks like the U.S. Army is fueling its efforts to have its own through the company Boston Dynamics.

Watch the video and see how this Petman Robot prototype can walk pretty well, almost like a real human being.  I think thereR

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Winter Indoor Herb Garden!

Winter is at our doorsteps and you don’t have to be sad that you can no longer grow your herbs outdoors, simply learn how to make winter indoor herb garden in the comfort of your home instead! – via keetsa

Indoor winter herb gardens make it possible to enjoy fresh herbs year round. These herbs can be grown organically, in an Earth-friendly manner.

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Flower DIY – How to Make a “Steel” Flower!

Okay, I really admit it this time, the only flowers I can really maintain are those low-maintenance cactus, which I have one on my desk right now. (and it’s still ALIVE!)

For those of you who have hard time maintaining a “real” garden, you might want to try the alternatives (like me cactus) or learn how to make a steel flower.  Make sure you put some anti-rust coating so your flower will be maintenance-free even if it rains.

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Growing Garden Green Chair!

Wow, here’s another great idea for growing a garden on a chair.  If you have some skills with custom acrylic designs, this might be just the perfect way to use your creativity while saving space for your plants.

For those who like laying back in the garden and leaning against a sturdy tree or bush while quietly reading a book, this grow-it-yourself natural wood furniture concept might readily take root in your imagination. Best of all, you can watch while your favorite new seat grows right up from the ground in your own backyard or from a pot on the patio or porch.

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