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A 37,000 Litre Fish Tank Seems Like Too Much Work

Video: Any kind of home aquarium takes an inordinate amount of upkeep. Everything needs cleaning and filtering and feeding all the damn time. And fish are nasty little bastards who can’t love you and won’t hesitate to eat each other.


Scientists Harness The Power Of A Special Liquid To Help Clothing Repair Itself

When you rip clothing, you either have to go and get it repaired, repair it yourself or sigh heavily and toss it out. You’re lucky if you have the tools necessary to repair torn fabrics, or just have all the money in the world to pay someone else to fix it for you, but what if you could skip all that?


If You Hate People, Get A Tattoo From A Robot

There is a certain intimacy that comes with getting a tattoo. Not only are you decorating your own skin in a unique way, but you’re also sharing that experience with the artist who is essentially making you bleed over and over again.


Let The Calm Wash Over You As This Dam Opens Its Spillway For The Very First Time

Video: Behold the majestic Banja Dam in Albania. It’s a huge hydroelectric project that hit a big milestone last weekend — its reservoir reached over 550m above sea level. To release some of the excess water, dam operators opened the spillway for the very first time and filmed the event from the air. The dang thing just keeps. On. Going.


This Sensor Can Be Implanted In Your Body And Is The Size Of A Grain Of Sand

Many people may not be ready yet for transhumanist body implants, but a recent study at UC Berkeley promises that future may be one step closer regardless.


You Can Now 3D-Print One Of Watchmaking's Modern Mechanical Marvels

Watchmakers are always striving to add more features to their timepieces, but it’s the most simple and obvious feature — accurately keeping the time — that’s the holy grail of horology. And now you can 3D-print a tourbillon, a complex device that improves a watch’s accuracy, and marvel at its mechanics.


Getting More Girls On Board: Challenging Engineering Stereotypes

Although a rewarding and varied discipline, engineering has — for decades — suffered gender disparity and chronic skills shortage.


Small Groups Of Satellites Are More Accurate Because Of Teamwork: Study

Different points of view are valuable when discussing any event or describing an object. Sure, you might have your own analysis, but somebody else is going to have seen something different. By combining all angles, a clearer picture emerges.


This Woodpecker-Inspired Collar Could Protect Athletes From Concussion

Last year, US footballer Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers announced that he was quitting football because of the high risk of concussion and long-term brain damage, despite protective helmets. And he’s not alone: It’s a growing concern, particularly for teenage athletes. But a new collar inspired by the humble woodpecker may help protect athletes from such trauma in the future.


Your Baby's Butt Is Wrapped In A Brilliant Piece Of Engineering

Video: If you opt for the convenience of disposable nappies over their more environmentally-friendly cloth alternatives, you probably don’t stop to think about the science that allows them to keep your baby dry at night. But engineerguy Bill Hammack has, and in a new video, he explains why you’re actually wrapping your baby’s butt in a brilliant piece of engineering.


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