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Destress With Giant Student-Made Rubik’s Cube at U of Michigan

Authored By Stephanie Mlot

It’s hard enough to complete a two-inch Rubik’s Cube, let alone a 1,500-pound version. A giant model of Ernõ Rubik’s colorful combination puzzle, installed on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, is believed […]

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Moving Dartboard Keeps Players On Target

Authored By Stephanie Mlot

Practice makes perfect. But so does an engineering background and ingenuity. Inventor and science enthusiast Mark Rober, a self-proclaimed dart loser, built a moving dartboard that ensures even the drunkest players hit the […]

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Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explosions Blamed On Samsung Going Too Thin

Authored By Lee Mathews

When it comes to your smartphones, many of you would probably trade a few fractions of a millimeter in overall thickness for a bigger battery. Apparently, that’s something Samsung should’ve strongly considered with […]

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Mercedes-Benz Protects Your Hearing During a Car Crash Using Pink Noise

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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Car makers have developed a myriad of technologies to keep you safe in the event of a collision. Airbags, seat belt pre-tensioning, and other features can reduce the damage done in a car […]

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MIT develops wetsuit material inspired by beavers

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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Animals that spend a lot of time in the water have various mechanisms to keep themselves warm and dry, and researchers at MIT are looking at the way furry semiaquatic mammals do it […]

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