BoingBoing
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All you need to make these movable Wolverine claws are 15 popsicle sticks, six rubber bands, a piece of paper, and glue. Here’s a second, slightly more terrifying version that uses actual blades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHYu3oJEKSY
Derby Telegraph
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A young Derby driver has been left shocked after receiving a vague letter from Vauxhall saying her car roof may detach completely from the vehicle during driving. Sales advisor Abbie Scattergood got the surprise letter from Vauxhall this week warning that the glue holding her car's glass panoramic roof might not last and needs to be fixed. But the 19-year-old says she has been left in limbo as the letter simply states that the manufacturer will be in...
The Huffington Post
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3 billion thanks to real estate, investments and hefty salaries. Thats more money than 86 counties worth of Trump voters make in a year. 10. Trump moved to kill a rule that forces Wall Street to act in the best interest of Americans saving for retirement. Trump signed a memo that put the fiduciary rule which requires brokers act in the best interests of folks saving for retirement on the path to the glue factory. His adviser Cohn likened the move to freedom, saying, This is like putting only healthy food on the menu, because unhealthy food tastes good but you still shouldnt eat it because you might die younger. Not exactly: The rule literally forbade brokers from guiding retirees into expensive or poor-performing products that carry economic benefits and perks for the advisers and their firms, without disclosing such conflicts of interest.
Derby Telegraph
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A young Derby driver has been left shocked after receiving a vague letter from Vauxhall saying her car roof may detach completely from the vehicle during driving. Sales advisor Abbie Scattergood got the surprise letter from Vauxhall this week warning that the glue holding her car's glass panoramic roof might not last and needs to be fixed. But the 19-year-old says she has been left in limbo as the letter simply states that the manufacturer will be in...
Derby Telegraph
2 days
A young Derby driver has been left shocked after receiving a vague letter from Vauxhall saying her car roof may detach completely from the vehicle during driving. Sales advisor Abbie Scattergood got the surprise letter from Vauxhall this week warning that the glue holding her car's glass panoramic roof might not last and needs to be fixed. But the 19-year-old says she has been left in limbo as the letter simply states that the manufacturer will be in...
Derby Telegraph
2 days
A young Derby driver has been left shocked after receiving a vague letter from Vauxhall saying her car roof may detach completely from the vehicle during driving. Sales advisor Abbie Scattergood got the surprise letter from Vauxhall this week warning that the glue holding her car's glass panoramic roof might not last and needs to be fixed. But the 19-year-old says she has been left in limbo as the letter simply states that the manufacturer will be in...
Hackaday
3 days
Like most (if not all) Hackaday readers, I like to know how the technology I use works. I'm always amazed, for example, how many otherwise smart people have no idea how the cellphone network works other than it's a radio. So now that I have two phones with fingerprint scanners on them, I decided I needed to know more about what's going on in there. Sure, I assumed the sensor was capacitive (but maybe not, I found out). Plus we all know some super glue, scotch tape, and gummy bears are all you need to fake one out. However, that's been known for about 15 years and we are still seeing phones and other devices rolling out with the same scanners. So for now, put aside the debate about whether we should be using fingerprint scanners. Let's talk about how those sensors work. Three Tech There are at least three common ways to scan a fingerprint: Take a picture of it, sense it capacitively, or sense it using ultrasound.
Hackaday
5 days
Mounting the ping-pong balls is the genius part of this build. They simply sit in the open end of a couple of film canisters. the tension from the dental floss holds everything together. We're sure it was a finicky setup to build, but once working, it's reliable. Only a glue joint failure or stretch in the dental floss could cause issues. There are plenty of approaches to Animatronic eyes. Check out the eyes in this Stargate Horus helmet , which just won our Sci-Fi contest . More recently we saw Gawkerbot, which uses a CD-ROM drive to provide motion for a creepy robot's eyes. Filed under: classic hacks , robots hacks
Hackaday
5 days
We all know this, and yet it's still surprising how badly blended the colors can be, even from an LED unit like the WS2812, where the three diodes are ridiculously tiny and less than a millimeter apart. Somehow, even at desk-distance, you still get the feeling that you're looking at a red LED and a blue LED instead of a blended magenta light source. One approach is to use a diffusive material that has a rough enough surface that it scatters the light that passes through it. Diffusive materials include something traditional like frosted glass or acrylic, as seen in [Mike Szczys]'s 1 Pixel Pacman demo video or this classy linear RGB clock . Something like 50% transparent acrylic seems to be just about right. You can get a similar effect by sanding or tumbling a clear LED. Then there are oddball diffusers. A drop of hot glue works pretty well, because it's rarely crystal clear.
Auto Express
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A self-healing car sounds like the work of science fiction, but chemical companies have evolved car film wraps that can completely heal themselves after damage. To find out how this technology works, and the benefits it offers to motorists, Auto Express spent the day with Reep Midlands in Leicester, which is one of the UK’s top detailing and paint protection specialists working with this futuristic self-healing technology. Image 4 of 15 Image 4 of 15 The secret behind the magic act is a new type of thermoplastic urethane protective film, developed by chemical giant Llumar and used by Reep Midlands. “The paint protection film (PPF) is incredible. Its self-healing properties come from the film always returning to its natural shape,” says Ben Robinson, managing director at Reep Eastern and head of internal training. The glue underneath the paint doesnt harden, it stays in a fluid state which helps the film to recover from something such as a nasty scratch.
Core77
8 days
Steel Bender Wicked! Laura Kampf builds a contraption to help her bend sheet metal into curves of different radii: How to Glue Perfect Miters As a bonus tip within this trick for gluing long miters, the Samurai Carpenter demonstrates an excellent way to glue miters of any size without getting squeeze-out glue-lines marring the very corners: The Miracle Latch Ron Paulk tells a story illustrating how this ingenious little device saved him a lot of work. It's a great example of how whomever invented this really knew his or her industry and invented something small but brilliant: Durable Outdoor Finish If you've got something made of wood that needs a tough, low-maintenance finish, you might want to consider marine-grade finishing products. Here the Wood Whisperer demonstrates: How Much Did it Cost to Build the Shop? Linn from Darbin Orvar runs down a bunch of small projects she's been working on, then delves into a QA where she reveals how much it cost to build her shop out: Leather Box Embossing Experiment Ben Uyeda pays homage to a certain space smuggler, and his eventual captor, as he experiments with embossing leather using a vacuum bag:.
Daily Mail - USA
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Daily Mail - USA
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Politico
10 days
But Fox draws only fuel from attacks by the mainstream media, feminists and Slate writers–and it can afford a different calculus. This week’s O’Reilly coverage has read like a giant Irish wake, but he’s not dead yet. Where he might have been content to retire in a couple of years, his sacking will only embolden him. The calls for an advertiser boycott of his show, which were successful, was only partly about the sexual harassment charges, as I recently wrote . His most ardent foes would oppose him with the same vigor if he became a saint. And for his most ardent fans? The sexual harassment charges, the scathing New York Times investigations, and the liberal boycotts will only Super Glue their relationship together. In their accounting, those attacks are a badge of honor. So if the boycotters who drove off O’Reilly’s advertisers and scuppered his show want to gloat, they should get it out of their systems this week.
Core77
10 days
Unlike the basecoat, this step is more like applying a really viscous wax. It is even a bit grainy in texture. I found this step worked best if I heated the jar a bit in my glue pot water bath; it allowed the finish to flow more readily. You slather on a heavy coat, let it soak in for 20 minutes then come back and wipe it off. Allow another 24 hours to dry between coats here as well, as there is still oil in the mix and without proper drying time the surface will be tacky. Don't panic it goes on in a white, waxy, pasty mess and covers up your beautiful oil finish; you might immediately start to panic thinking you just ruined it, but when you come back and wipe it down with a paper towel you see the magic come to life. Use a little elbow grease here to build up some heat and you will start to see a lovely warm luster spring up out of the wood.
BoingBoing
10 days
The baggies in the upper right are camera covers - they glue into a hole in the metal shell, and are the round piece of glass that prevents the actual camera itself from getting scratched.
Daily Express - Nature
10 days
TWO tawny owls almost came to a sticky end after getting clogged up by deadly glue traps.
Design Milk - Art
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Matt Hoyt is famous for tiny sculptures that take an incredible amount of time. His newest works, entitled Chrysalis , are on view at Bureau Gallery this month, take a risky turn for an artist famous for small: they’re slightly bigger. Untitled (Group 152 Join), 2012-2016, 54 component objects comprised of some or all of the following: various putties, epoxy resin, krazy glue, tempera and spray paint Untitled (Group 152 Join), 2012-2016, with Bone Formation, 2015-2017 Bone Formation, 2015-2017, Various putties Like his previous work , Matt creates sculptures over YEARS (note the date range in the titles), often shelving half-completed sculptures for so long that he forgets the original goal of the finished form. He is therefore constantly rediscovering, reexamining, and rebuilding his own forms. The colors aren't solely aesthetic, but demonstrate the journey of alterations and additions as new putties, clays and resins build on previous forms.
West Briton
11 days
This feathery little fella was left skinny and exhausted after he was snared in a glue trap. A passer-by spotted the tawny owl in a distressed state in St Columb and alerted animal welfare charity the RSPCA. The poorly bird was taken to the charity's wildlife centre in Somerset where rescuers cleaned off the glue using margarine. He is now recovering at the centre and was said to be making a good recovery. Once recovered he will be released back into the wild.Read more: Launceston College says...
How Sweet It Is
11 days
Remove it and set it on a plate. To assemble the grilled cheeses, spread the insides of the bread with the dijon mustard. Spread the outsides with the browned butter. Fill the insides of the bread with the grated cheese, placing the asparagus spears in the middle. I find it imperative to have cheese on both sides to act like "glue" and hold the sandwich together! Once golden, toasty and the cheese is melted, remove the sandwich from the heat and sprinkle with parmesan. Slice and serve! Be sure to follow howsweeteats on instagram and tag your recipes with #howsweeteats ! You can also post a photo of your recipe to the howsweeteats facebook page . I appreciate you so much! Bonus points for green stuff too! The post Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Brown Butter and Dijon. appeared first on How Sweet It Is .
Hackaday
11 days
It just shoots lasers at people's eyes. Needless to say, please, don't try this at home, or at all. Designing such a diabolical beast was actually rather simple. The software is written in C#. Frames are captured from an old Logitech webcam, then passed into Emgu CV , which is a .NET wrapper for OpenCV. [Michael] runs a simple face detection algorithm, and uses the results to aim a laser. The laser is mounted on two R/C style servos. An Arduino forms the glue between the servos and the PC. [Michael] has a great deadpan delivery and it all makes for a great video. Think of him of a younger [Medhi] over at Electroboom . But we can't condone this behavior. Properly labeled and characterized red laser pointers have never been shown to cause eye damage . Yet if the laser is out-of-spec or reflects of something that further focuses the beam it is certainly capable of damaging eyesight.
Auto Express
12 days
The only blot on its copybook was an underdeveloped clutchless transmission; most cars have now been converted with conventional boxes. The chassis glue wasnt the only successfulbond’ – the Vanquish was 007’s car in Die Another Day. 23. Jensen Interceptor FF Image 29 of 51 Image 29 of 51 Years of manufacture: 1966-71 Price when new: £5,249 Price now: £80,000100,000 Engine: 6,276cc 8cyl petrol, 330bhp Top speed: 140mph While the Interceptor is considered a classic in its own right, the huge-engined grand tourer didnt really push the boundaries of innovation – until the FF came along in 1966. The Ferguson Formula was packed with technology that still seems advanced today. It was the first performance car with four-wheel drive, beating the more famous Audi Quattro by 14 years. It was the first with anti-lock brakes too, using a system that had been developed for aircraft.
BMW Blog
12 days
6-liter V6 that’s been twin-turbocharged to make 464 HP (470 PS). It’s the heaviest of the bunch though, making it slowest to 60 mph by 0.2 seconds compared to the BMW. The race below though, doesnt pan out exactly as you’d imagine. Yes, the Alfa wins it but then again, it can’t get away from the BMW which is stuck to its rear end like glue. It’s actually quite impressive how well the M3 holds its own against the QV being just marginally slower. If only it had 60 more horsepower. The article Video: BMW M3 Competition Package vs Alfa Romeo Giulia QV and Cadillac ATS-V appeared first on BMW BLOG
Futurity
14 days
The biggest change is it now uses square rather than round plastic pipes, which have a larger internal surface area and move more water. Pegs and friction hold the frame together without glue or nails. The entire device weighs around 70 pounds. That makes transporting it easy. We have to get it to Sweden. This is like Ikea for toddlers, with really big parts, says Jared Broadman. The team will install sensors to automatically monitor pH levels, nutrients, temperature, and other factors before the device's installation in Sweden. The current setup uses one reservoir but the students expect a multiple-reservoir system, each with varying levels of nutrients, could permit fine-tuning the nutrient requirements of various plants. They demonstrated their work at the George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase . Source: Rice University The post Dirt-free indoor garden grows a year of weekly salads appeared first on Futurity .