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by mark frauenfelder

The folks at Dremel have been featuring different makers, and this month they asked me to be their Dremel Maker. I was happy to do it because I've been using a Dremel Moto-Tool since I was 12. I participated in a Facebook Q&A, offered some tips on...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Last year my friends and I formed a club for (as Cory puts it) "people who aren't good at magic tricks." (Actually, Cory, John Edgar Park, and I are the only ones in the group who aren't good at magic tricks. The others are pretty accomplished magicians...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Ammon Bundy, the jailed leader of the armed militia that took over a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon last January, says he needs Internet access. His brother Ryan, also in jail, is upset that he can't bear arms while he is in jail awaiting trial....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Rock Breaks Scissors, by William Poundstone, is a "practical Guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody." Here are some some strategies for multiple choice tests and Rock, Paper, Scissors. Multiple Choice Strategy: 1) Pick B if you have to...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Researchers are starting to think that Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by microbial infections that cause plaque to form in the brain. This opens the possibility for a vaccination against Alzheimer's. Support for the immune defence idea comes from...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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https://youtu.be/wfYbgdo8e-8 The narrator uses a near-parody of the "youtube voice" to explain what happens when the bundle of neural fibers (corpus callosum) connecting the left and right hemispheres of a person's brain is severed. The hemispheres will...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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The TSA Instagram account is such a trove of high weirdness that I am now thinking of the TSA as a publicly-funded arts organization that I contribute to with taxes and time spent in line as it scans travelers for items to add to this gallery. An oversized...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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p>Released today, a new explainer video by In a Nutshell that asks the question "What are you?" How much of your body can you remove (and replace with cyborg parts) before you stop being you? If you donate an organ, do you become part of the organ...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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The SkinGun, announced today, was developed by RenovaCare to spray autologous (self-donated) stem cells on patients with chronic wounds and burns. For patients suffering severe burns and other wounds, the prospect of a quick-healing, gentle spray containing...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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