Spinterbike Quantum: The Record-Breaking All-Wood Bike You’ve Always Dreamed of?

Have you ever wanted to own a bike that was made out of wood? The Splinterbike Quantum is a bike that actually works and is completely made out of wood and glue. Also, there aren’t any screws or bolts, which is kind of cool.

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Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Measures the Universe’s Expansion and Dark Energy

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One of nature’s biggest mysteries, dark energy, is being explored thanks to a deceptively simple tool that David Schlegel came up with. 2,200 aluminum plates, about the size of a manhole cover, each one drilled with a specific pattern of holes that match the arrangement of galaxies in a particular section of the sky, are used for an hour each at the prime focus of the 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. When the telescope points to the right spot, the light from each galaxy streams through its corresponding hole. This light is then broken up and used to measure how fast each galaxy is being carried away.

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How to Speed Up Your Next Virus Scan

120511virusscan.jpgDepending on how much data is on your drive(s) and how old your computer is, running a deep virus scan can take between “Zzzzz” and “forever”. But over the years, we’ve learned a few tricks to help speed up the process of scanning for viruses…

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World’s Fastest Lawnmower Hits Nearly 100 mph

I’ll never understand why people need to make slow stuff go really fast. If you want to go fast, you should just buy a jetcar or something like that. Then you’d be going really fast. Ah well, jetcars… They aren’t yet available for us mere mortals. Well, even if he’d like to have a jetcar, Bobby Cleveland decided to make his lawnmower go incredibly fast instead.

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The Need For Speed

One of the reasons why I enjoy the scooter so much is the fact that it gets to places fairly quickly.

The main reason why I enjoy going fast is that when I do I stop thinking. All I do is react. It’s almost an epiphany. No longer worrying, thinking, mulling things over or giving my opinion, teaching or doing. Justs being. It’s Zen-like in it’s perfection at times. Sometimes I wish I had a sensory deprivation tank at home and could just float in it for a while each day.

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