Behold the magic of compaction dynamics. Scientists from Mexico and Spain dumped 25,000 tiny dice (0.2 inches) into a large clear plastic cylinder and rotated the cylinder back and forth once a second. The dice arranged themselves into rows of concentric circles. See the paper and the videos here.
What's something everybody needs but nobody wants? It might sound like a really annoying riddle, but it's true! Chargers are a necessary evil, and not at all an item of extreme passion. The general requirements for charging devices are fairly simple compared to their monumental yet thankless role in our tech-driven world. We want easy.… READ THE REST
Self-operated vacuums like Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons were once a science fiction dream. Now, robot vacuums are everyday devices, with U.S households expected to spend nearly $3 billion on robo vacs in 2021 alone. Despite all that innovation, not much much has changed in what we ask from our vacuums. We want clean… READ THE REST
If you ever felt auto insurance rates weren't judged by your driving record alone, you have no idea how right you were. A new study by Consumer Reports seems to confirm what many have suspected for a long time — that auto providers are judging far more than your DMV report and your address before offering you… READ THE REST