Monthly Archive: March 2017

What’s inside the undersea internet cable?

Did you know there are over 250 internet cables under the oceans of the world? What’s Inside? cuts in half a cable to see the amazing cross section! The majority of the cable protects...

Press your ashes into a working vinyl

Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance? When it first made headlines in 2010, Jason Leach’s UK-based company Andvinyly – which presses the ashes of the deceased into...

How does anesthesia work?

When under anesthesia, you can’t move, form memories, or — hopefully — feel pain. And while it might just seem like you are asleep for that time, you actually aren’t. What’s going on? Steven...

How engines work

Did you know that your car will take in 566 cubic meter of air to burn 76 liters of fuel? That’s the equivalent of a 232 square meter house! If your only experience with a car engine’s...

Lost in Paris catacombs

The Catacombs, which form a veritable labyrinth beneath the very heart of Paris, were created in the galleries of the former quarries whose stone was used to build the capital. Situated twenty metres below...

Guys and dolls

For some people, finding a partner in life can be difficult. For others, it’s almost impossible. 10 years ago, a small factory in California began making an alternative partner. Each is tailored made to...

Ginger: a folk remedy put to the test

Used in cooking and herbal medicine around the world, ginger is the rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, which grows in warm climates. It contains many interesting compounds. The best known of these are...

Narkopop

Nearly two decades after his last release ‘Pop’ on Mille Plateaux, GAS is BACK. On April 21, GAS will release a brand-new album titled ‘NARKOPOP’. Available as luxurious hardcover CD or vinyl artbook editions...

Patent 6506148 B2

Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors Publication number US6506148 B2 Publication type Grant Application number US 09/872,528 Publication date Jan 14, 2003 Filing date Jun 1, 2001 Priority date Jun 1, 2001...