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This New Jersey Farm Is Using Cloth And LED Lighting To Grow The Freshest Veggies

This New Jersey Farm Is Using Cloth And LED Lighting To Grow The Freshest Veggies

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); You may have heard of corn that will be knee-high by the fourth of July, but this New Jersey farm has greater expectations. AeroFarms, located in Newark, New Jersey, is in the process of redefining agriculture. The basis of AeroFarms is to bring fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables to cities that might not have the agricultural means for traditional farming. These farms tower over 30 feet high and specialize in aeroponic technology. To put that in less scientific terms, these fruits and veggies don't require soil to grow, and they use significantly less water than traditional farms and gardens. Could this change the face of farming as ...
This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

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Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it's usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it.For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your perspective on global travel. Meet the Pilot. It's a tiny, in-ear device that translates English, Spanish, French, and Italian in real time. Waverly Labs Developers from Waverl...
Here Are 8 Terrifying Signs From The Future…Today. Seriously, #2 Is Awesome, But #7…OMG.

Here Are 8 Terrifying Signs From The Future…Today. Seriously, #2 Is Awesome, But #7…OMG.

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When I think of the future, everything is amazing. Seriously, we all have jet packs, eat food in pill form, and dogs can talk. But... wait.  That's the Jetsons... darn. I guess the future will be scary and strange, the same way transporting our grandparents from fifty years ago to today would scare the bejeezus out of them. (Seriously Grandpa, my iPhone is more powerful than the computer they took to the moon.) Well save face now and check out these signs from the future. After all, it never hurt anyone to see what's ahead of the curve... Imgur Imgur Imgur...
This Guy Completely Convinced Me To Get A Divorce This Year. I’m Going To Do It.

This Guy Completely Convinced Me To Get A Divorce This Year. I’m Going To Do It.

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A husband and blogger named Jarrid Wilson wrote a post that we think all people need to see, whether you are married or not. After I saw it, I'm totally on board: time to get a divorce. In his blog post, he writes: Why I'm Getting a Divorce in 2014 Before you start assuming I will be leaving my wife, let me just tell you that’s just simply not the case. I’m looking to leave someone else. Someone you may not know about. Someone who takes up most of my time, distracts me from spending time with my wife, and even spends time with me during the late hours of the night.Her name is iPhone 5. She’s extremely smart, funny, reliable, and keeps me up to date with all the latest trends. And although she’s always by my sid...
Engineers At MIT Have Made A Huge Breakthrough For The Blind. This Machine Is Incredible.

Engineers At MIT Have Made A Huge Breakthrough For The Blind. This Machine Is Incredible.

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Braille has been an effective tool to help those who are blind read; however, it's understandably difficult when they're tasked with reading something that isn't converted to that format. Fortunately for those with impaired vision, engineers have developed this wonderful machine that will hopefully change the way they experience the world around them. Introducing The FingerReader:MIT Media Lab's FingerReader is an impressive machine. MIT Media LabIt's a 3D-printed device that uses the attached camera to recognize and read text for the user. MIT Media LabThe device accomplishes this through complicated image processing. ...
Here Are 10 Gadgets That Make Retirement Much Much Cooler.

Here Are 10 Gadgets That Make Retirement Much Much Cooler.

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"Swag" is a young man's term for really cool stuff. But even those with weak hips can be "hip". The baby-boomer generation is statistically the best consumers this country has ever produced, so it would make sense for companies to produce "Swag" geared towards the old dogs. Here are some cool gadgets for retired folks!1.) Step on to a segway!2.) Or these shoes with battery-powered vibrating soles that stimulate nerves to improve balance. spectrum.iee.org3.) Here's a mobile massage system that looks like a turtle shell.4.) Looking young, feeling young. skymall...
If You Have An Onion And Some Gatorade, You Can Charge Your Phone In A Pinch

If You Have An Onion And Some Gatorade, You Can Charge Your Phone In A Pinch

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Like bobby pins, car keys, and sanity, phone chargers are experts when it comes to disappearing. And the fact that they can now be split into two pieces only doubles your chances of losing one or both of them. I don't know about you, but whenever I have the cord in my possession, the block is nowhere to be found. When the block is chilling in the outlet, the cord steals my keys and starts a new life.But because food makes everything better, you can use an onion and some Gatorade to power your phone when your charger betrays you. Here's how it's done. 1. Round up a large onion, 2 cups of Gatorade (or the electrolyte-rich sports drink of your choice), a bowl, a screwdriver, and that God-forsaken charging cord. YouTube / HouseholdHacker ...
To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

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Much of Thailand's greatest sites are off the beaten path, that is, not accessible via roads and cars. So, when Google Street View wanted to add more points of interest to their coverage of the country, there were very few options. Measuring in at nearly 200 square miles, it's almost impossible to imagine seeing it all, but Google was determined to capture it.They enlisted people to visit these harder-to-reach areas with large backpacks holding numerous cameras. One man in particular is responsible for the majority of the coverage in Thailand. His name is Panupong Luangsa-ard and he's a Thai triathlete. Google estimates that Luangsa-ard walked nearly 500 kilometers (that's over 300 miles). Google Asia Pacific Naturally, he went through num...