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Turns Out We Put a Parking Lot on Top of a Lost Ancient Greek Fort

It seems that we find the coolest things when we dig up old parking lots. In 1996, the National Underwater and Marine Agency discovered the location of a warship built for Texas’ navy during the Mexican-American War, conveniently beneath a parking lot i.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated NewsNov 17th, 2015

Road Runoff a No-No for Coho

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that coho salmon near U.S. Northwest cities are being killed by chemical runoff from roads and parking lots that reach streams   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsOct 27th, 2015

Road Runoff A No-No for Coho

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that coho salmon near northwest cities are being killed by chemical runoff from roads and parking lots that reach streams.      -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsOct 26th, 2015

3D Printable Rotary Tool Holders and Accessories

One of the more practical and useful things that a 3D printer can do is print jigs, holders, and other little improvement hacks to annoying problems found with in your everyday tools. Rotary tools, that very universal of maker tools, have lots of holders .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsSep 11th, 2015

Parking Duck helps you deal with the nightmare of finding a parking spot in Bangkok

Densely populated Bangkok has around 7 million registered cars, but only 400,000 parking spaces, a reality that former IBM consultant Paruey Anadirekkul found frustrating whenever he visited clients. As it turns out, many of these lots are owned by homeow.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMay 13th, 2015

What a Cluster: When Dark Matter Collides, Things Get Weird

Dark matter just got a shade more mysterious. Scientists studying a smashup between giant clusters of galaxies have watched how each cluster's dark matter passes through the collision -- and found that it seems to contradict certain theories of how dark m.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsMar 30th, 2015

Apple’s weird minivan caught on tape — self-driving car, or mapping?

There’s lots of speculation that Apple is getting into the automotive game, with a van found to be leased tot hem roaming the streets of California with special equipment mounted to the top. Though it’s not totally clear what the van and equipment are.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2015

On "Once Upon a Time," the Snow Queen is assembling the magical Avengers

Once Upon a Time’s twisted family connections took a turn for the weird last week when we found out that the Snow Queen was once Emma’s foster mother, and this week, things got even stranger. It turns out that the Snow Queen had two sisters wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2014

Weird Things To Buy: The Million Dollar Parking Spot

If you’re reading this from the Midwest, or the South, or somewhere fairly affordable, you’re probably gasping at the thought of spending as much as $1 million on something like a parking spot—something many of us can get for free. But if you’re r.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated NewsSep 12th, 2014

Richard Garriott"s Cabinet of the Universe, Part 4: Flexible Sandstone

Water plus rocks equal weird things – sometimes. Itacolumite is a rare sandstone riddled with tiny holes, leaving interlocking bits of mineral. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News3 hr. 39 min. ago

"Portal" player sandwiched by two portals enters psychedelic limbo

Prepare for things to get weird. Thanks to a program that allows Portal 2 players to create and play custom maps, Youtube user Crowbcat made himself quite the science experiment. What would happen if two portals mashed into you? If you answered, "infinite.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2016

How to build a texting doorbell with a Raspberry Pi

The humble doorbell is great for alerting us to visitors as long as we're in earshot, but we could fix that with a little Internet of Things (IoT) knowhow and the Raspberry Pi.For this project, we've used a cheap wireless doorbell (found on Amazon for a f.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2016

"User Not Found": The Day I Vanished From Instagram

It all started with a text message from my insta-addict friend Scott. "Hey, why did you unfollow me?" Perplexed, I opened the Instagram app on my iPhone to see the login screen. Kind of weird, I thought, as it has always just been logged in. But I didn't.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2016

Uber"s weird new logo resembles these other things

If Uber's goal was to get people talking about its new logo, it has certainly succeeded. Predictably, the Internet lost it. Many on Twitter suggested the new design looks like a bank logo, which is actually fitting for a startup that has gone from scrappy.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2016

Security flaws found in Fisher-Price smart teddy bear and kid"s GPS tracker watch

The Internet of Things increasingly includes “smart toys,” but no parent knowingly purchases a toy for their child that potentially risks the safety and privacy of their family. Those risks are caused by security flaws found in the Internet-connected .....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2016

Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data, study finds

Some of the more popular sports wearables don’t just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you. That’s what Canadian researchers found when they studied fitness-tracking devices from eight manufacturers, along with their companion mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2016

Google’s Moonshots Cost Lots of Money, but Running Google Costs Even More

Google's servers and real estate cost 2x what it spends on things like robot cars......»»

Category: topSource:  recodeRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2016

Google’s Moonshots Costs Lots of Money, But Running Google Costs Even More

Google's servers and real estate cost 2x what it spends on things like robot cars......»»

Category: topSource:  recodeRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2016

Wild VW Beetle Terrorizes San Diego

The VW Beetle looks like such a small, innocent car. However, don’t tell that to the citizens of San Diego, who in recent weeks have been irritated by a highly modified Baja Beetle roaring through the streets and doing doughnuts in parking lots. Ele.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated NewsJan 31st, 2016

These NASA Fly-Over Images Just Revealed Something Odd on the Surface of Ceres

Okay, we’re just going to say it: From its mysterious glowing patches to its two-faced mountain, dwarf-planet Ceres is plain weird. And with the latest fly-over look at its surface from NASA, things are getting even stranger.Read more........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJan 29th, 2016