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Satellites map the global flow of oil

Demand for oil has collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic just as supply is about to strengthen because of a dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia. As a result, oil prices have sunk to levels not seen since 2002. As … Continue reading

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5 Ancient Inventions That Were WAY Ahead Of Their Time | Answers With Joe

From napalm flamethrowers to an analog computer, the ancient world was far more clever and technologically advanced than we think it was. Here are 5 ancient inventions that were way ahead of their time.

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The Beekeeper Making Electronic Music With Bees

Everyone’s buzzing about Bioni. He’s a British beekeeper and producer making electronic music incorporating the sounds of bees. You can’t really bring bees into a recording studio, of course. They’d swarm the mic. So Bioni records the insects buzzing in … Continue reading

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Cut Your Own Vinyl with this DIY Record Engraver and Player Designed by Yuri Suzuki

Making mixtapes and burning CDs might be a forgotten pastime, but the days of simple, homemade vinyl are just arriving thanks to Yuri Suzuki. The London-based designer, who is also a partner at Pentagram, has created the Easy Record Maker, a … Continue reading

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How Ancient Palestinian Soap Is Made

Ahmed Darwish el Fakhouri spends his days surrounded by olive oil soap stacked up high—each precious bar waiting to be wrapped and sold after a drying out period of two to three months. He is the third generation of his … Continue reading

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16 Inventions Getting Us Off Fossil Fuels

Much of the world’s energy is sourced from fossil fuels. However, there are several individuals and companies who have developed inventions to help get the world off of non-renewable energy. Watch the video above to see these inventions in action. … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands of scientists are redeploying to fight coronavirus

Michelle Cipicchio (right) trains two lab technicians at the Broad Institute to extract viral RNA from patient samples.Credit: Scott Sassone/Broad Institute   As labs shut down around the world, researchers are finding creative ways to donate their time, supplies and … Continue reading

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Does Consciousness Require a Radical Explanation? | Episode 1804 | Closer To Truth

Does consciousness require a radical explanation? What causes consciousness? Our inner sense of awareness is at once most mundane and most bizarre. No explanation makes sense. Here are three novel candidates for explaining consciousness. Featuring interviews with Giulio Tononi, David … Continue reading

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Swiveling Mirror Installation Skews Perspectives of Historic Venetian Architecture

AZIMUT, an installation by French artist and designer Arnaud Lapierre, offers a prismatic look at some of Venice’s historic structures. Situated along the waterfront of Riva degli Schiavoni, 16 titled mirrors with battery-powered motors rest on the cobblestone walkway in … Continue reading

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Using Tracing Paper and Rice Water, Designer Pao Hui Kao Creates a Sturdy Furniture Collection

When Eindhoven-based designer Pao Hui Kao realized she was allergic to some of the pigments and coatings used in household furnishings, she decided to construct her own minimalist collection. The result is a line of tables, seats, shelves, and a light … Continue reading

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