foodmodo
How to Make a Drill-Powered Pepper Grinder

If you've ever cooked pepper steak, you know the feeling of your forearms cramping up after what seems like hours of twisting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were just a machine that did all the hard work? Lucky for you, there is, and it's probably in your garage. That is, if you still have film canisters lying around for some reason. Read More >>

locations
My Accidental Pilgrimage to the 1964 World's Fair Site

When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I expected another normal day. Work. Lunch. Work. Happy hour. Home. Heck, maybe I'd even treat myself to an iced coffee at some point. I did not expect to end up shivering, staring at rust, and dreaming about the America we'd lost. I did not expect to go to the World's Fair. Read More >>

design
This Sleek Table is Hiding a Playground for Cats

Cats love climbing through cosy spaces. That's why the CATable, a beautifully functional work surface with built in tunnels for burrowing, is so appealing to them. In the words of designer Ruan Hao, "It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats." Read More >>

architecture
Nine of the Coolest Prefab Houses in History

Prefab is a buzzy topic in architecture and design circles right now, but it's hardly a new concept. The idea of building houses in factories and shipping them to their destinations is at least a century old. Now, Taschen has published the history of these homes in a lovely coffee-table book. Read More >>

drones
This Vertical Take-Off Drone System is So Versatile

Drones are getting pretty advanced, and they're continuing to prove their usefulness. They can do anything from dodge bullets to land on aircraft carriers. And up next is an emerging new class of drones that can take off and land vertically, thanks to the likes of the new Arcturus UAV Jump system. Read More >>

3d printing
Man Explains Why He Prefers £30 3D-Printed Hand to £25,000 Prosthesis

For some people, 3D-printing stands to improve their lives on a daily if not hourly basis. Jose Delgado, Jr., a 53-year-old man born without most of his left hand, is one of them. Thanks to the technology, Jose was the recipient of a new hand. Read More >>

cameras
Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Will Blow Your Mind

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro changed the way the world thought about photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. Now, they're doing it all over again with a professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you'll never look at still pictures the same. Read More >>

architecture
Italy Wants to Turn its Old Bridges into Inverted Skyscrapers

Southern Italy is dotted with hulking aqueducts that went out of service years ago. In an attempt to find a new use for the structures in lieu of tearing it down, the government held a competition. One of the winning designs will blow your mind. Read More >>

power
New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones From Across the Room

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they're one step closer to making that fantasy a reality with new wireless power transfer technology that works from over 15 feet away. And it works pretty damn well, too. Read More >>

music
Youth Lagoon Used Sounds From Space to Make This Dreamy New Song

You can't hear sound in space. But that doesn't mean that you can't make sound from space. Lefse Records recently did just that, inviting 14 artists to make songs using "sounds" from space. The first track released is by Youth Lagoon, and it's pretty good! Read More >>

environment
The California Drought's So Bad, They're Drinking Toilet Water

At this point, we all know that California's superdrought is bad—really bad. We don't yet know how Californians are going to cope with the consequences. According to a recent billion dollar (£590 million) allocation of taxpayer money for water recycling programs, drinking toilet water is one way. Read More >>

science
Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your home. Read More >>

crime
Google Clone Makes it Easy to Search for Drugs and Guns on the Dark Web

It can be hard to find good smack without leaving the comfort of your own home. At least it used to be. A new search engine for black markets is making it easier than ever to find anything from high quality heroin to assault rifles. The site even looks just like Google. It's called Grams, and it works remarkably well. Read More >>

health
France Lost Thousands of Vials Containing the SARS Virus

Somebody's definitely getting fired, after  vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus went missing from the Pasteur Institute in France earlier this week. Not one or two vials, mind you. More than 2,300 of them. Read More >>

watch this
This Drone Footage of NYC Makes You Feel Like Spiderman

You've never seen New York City like this. Well, you have if you've seen the Spiderman movies, but this footage captured by photographer Randy Scott Slavin is no CGI fantasy. It's Gotham at its grandest. Read More >>

locations
The 'Most Haunted Place in the World' is on Sale

Like ghosts? Then you'll love Poveglia, a small, deserted island in the Venetian lagoon that's going on the auction block next month. It's been called "the island of madness," "Hell," and "the most haunted place on Earth." You'd just love it to pieces. Read More >>

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