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This device could make you King of Kindling

The Kindling Cracker King is designed to make kindling-splitting safer

Would you rather risk hitting your hand with something sharp or something blunt? If you answered "blunt" – and you have some big pieces of wood to split into kindling – then you might be interested in the Kindling Cracker King.

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Category: Good Thinking

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How to switch from Android to iPhone

How to switch from an Android to an iPhone without losing your data

Have you decided to drop your Android in favor of an iPhone? Here's how to switch phones and operating systems without losing your data (or mind) in the process.

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Category: Mobile Technology

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Laser system knows which tree is which

Finnish scientists can use lasers to identify different types of trees

If you work in the forestry industry, then you'd better know that you're cutting down the right type of trees. With this is mind, researchers from Finland's Tampere University of Technology have teamed up with colleagues at the Natural Resources Institute Finland, to create a new laser-based tree classification system.

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Why blinking our eyes doesn't cause strobe vision

Our eyes are kept on track by

You might not realize it (you will now that we brought it up), but you blink about 15 to 20 times every single minute. When you do so, you eye actually rolls back in its socket, and then returns to normal when you open your eye. So why don't we feel plunged into darkness and get disoriented 21,000 times (or more) a day? Researchers have puzzled it out.

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Category: Biology

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From Zera-to-compost in 24 hours flat

The Zera Food Recycler (at end of kitchen island) composts kitchen waste

Composting your household organic waste is a highly-commendable thing to do, but compost heaps do have some limitations – they take a long time to convert waste to soil, they can attract pests, and you're not supposed to put meat scraps in them. Well, apparently none of those things apply to a new appliance known as the Zera Food Recycler.

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Category: Around The Home

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Smart biopsy needle helps doctors dodge the danger zone

The researchers say this is the first time in the world that this technology has been ...

One of the challenges in performing surgery on a brain tumor is the need to avoid damage to blood vessels, something that can cause bleeding and even prove fatal. These procedures have become safer with advances in brain imaging that allow surgeons to better map out their approach. They're now set to become safer again, with the development of a new high-tech biopsy needle that packs a tiny imaging probe inside to help guide the way.

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Category: Medical

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US sets up 10 official test sites for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Ubers have already hit the streets in the US

Not that the industry has exactly been waiting for it, with plenty of trials already taking place around the country, but the US Department of Transport has announced 10 testing sites that will be dedicated to the development of autonomous vehicles. The move brings further legitimacy to the fast-arriving world of self-driving cars and offers developers, regulators and communities new chances for collaboration.

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Category: Automotive

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