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Dad builds a fantastical and functional wooden sci-fi car for kids

21 June 2024 @ 8:20 pm

It’s brutally hot, so if you have the option to stay inside, consider keeping cool with a new three-hour montage of a devoted dad crafting absurdly intricate, functional wooden vehicles for his children. And if you want even more craftsmanship, Truong Van Dao has got you covered. The YouTuber has spent over four years documenting […] The post Dad builds a fantastical and functional wooden sci-fi car for kids appeared first on Popular Science.

The best cheap projectors in 2024

21 June 2024 @ 4:26 pm

Check out the best cheap projectors that are definitely worth your money! We’ve picked out the top-performing budget projectors to help. The post The best cheap projectors in 2024 appeared first on Popular Science.

How to use LinkedIn AI tools to find a job

21 June 2024 @ 1:02 pm

You’ve no doubt noticed artificial intelligence tools popping up across all kinds of apps, devices, and platforms recently. And LinkedIn is no exception: The social network for finding work and connecting professionals is keen not to get left behind in the rush to make everything as AI-enhanced as possible. We should say at the top […] The post How to use LinkedIn AI tools to find a job appeared first on Popular Science.

How runners and cyclists can stay safe in extreme heat

21 June 2024 @ 12:00 pm

This article was originally featured on The Conversation. When summer starts with a stifling heat wave, as many places are seeing in 2024, it can pose risks for just about anyone who spends time outside, whether they’re runners, people who walk or cycle to work, outdoor workers or kids playing sports. Susan Yeargin, an expert on […] The post How runners and cyclists can stay safe in extreme heat appeared first on Popular Science.

Digital price tags can change the cost of groceries 6 times per minute

20 June 2024 @ 5:16 pm

Buying groceries in the US could soon require gazing at far more digital screens. Price tags, which are normally printed out individually for items using paper and ink, are slowly being replaced by digital displays that grocers say will increase productivity and potentially lower prices for consumers. Walmart, the nation’s leading grocer by sales, recently announced […] The post Digital price tags can change the cost of groceries 6 times per minute appeared first on Popular Science.

Wave erosion may have shaped Titan’s coastlines

20 June 2024 @ 3:57 pm

One of the most distinctive features of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is its geography–its surface is decorated with rivers, lakes, and seas. It’s the only other celestial body apart from Earth of which we know that has standing liquid on its surface, although the moon’s frigid climate—the average surface temperature is about -296.59 °F—means that […] The post Wave erosion may have shaped Titan’s coastlines appeared first on Popular Science.

What is ‘Seahenge’? Bronze Age worshipers may have used the structure to try to extend the summer

20 June 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Happy Summer Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, where those of us below the Arctic Circle see an average of 15 hours of sunlight. Those closer to the poles will experience a staggering 24 hours with the sun above the horizon.  Humans have been marking this important day […] The post What is ‘Seahenge’? Bronze Age worshipers may have used the structure to try to extend the summer appeared first on Popular Science.

Older Americans are at more risk of fraud than ever

20 June 2024 @ 12:00 pm

This article was originally featured on The Conversation. Americans age 60 and older lost more than US$3 billion to scammers in 2023, according to the FBI. To put that whopping figure in context, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour recently made news as the first concert tour ever to earn $1 billion. As a geriatrician – a doctor who cares for […] The post Older Americans are at more risk of fraud than ever appeared first on Popular Science.

The engineer who went off-roading to help build Honda’s most rugged vehicle

19 June 2024 @ 6:02 pm

Liz Long, a chassis reliability test engineer at the Honda Auto Development Center in Ohio, started working for the company a decade ago. In 2018, Long was invited to collaborate on a Honda vehicle designated for an eight-day off-roading competition in California. In the process, she started dreaming about hitting the trails herself.   That collaboration […] The post The engineer who went off-roading to help build Honda’s most rugged vehicle appeared first on Popular Science.

All the AI features coming to Siri on your iPhone

19 June 2024 @ 3:03 pm

two hands holding an iphone with an alarm being set on the screen The post All the AI features coming to Siri on your iPhone appeared first on Popular Science.