Category: A Collection of the Good Stuff

10 of the maddest scientists that ever lived

10 of the maddest scientists that ever lived

When we say scientist you probably think of a person in a lab coat wearing safety goggles and big yellow triangles everywhere. But scientists don’t always play it safe, in fact some of them have done absolutely crazy things all in the name of science.

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Is coal gasification the clean energy of the future?

Is coal gasification the clean energy of the future?

Seeing the words coal and clean in the same sentence is likely to shock most of us, and too right! Turning coal into gas is not as ‘clean’ as some may say. Coal remains to be the world’s main source of power for one main reason – its cheap! It provides 25% of our primary energy and over 40% of our […]

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Romanian bearings factory to make jewellery

Romanian bearings factory to make jewellery

Who said the bearing industry wasn’t glamorous? A Romanian bearings factory is diversifying out their product range and is going to produce stainless steel jewellery. Rulmenti Barlad, part of the Turkish group URB, is already equipped with the technology and machinery needed to make the jewellery that they intend to sell locally in Turkey and other European countries. “This activity […]

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Wood only kart race inspires wooden bearing

Wood only kart race inspires wooden bearing

Every year, the mountainous town of Artena holds a wooden soap box derby. The vehicles have to be made of 100% wood and not a trace of any other material. Thousands of people flood to the “Palio delle contrade di Artene” every year in costume, to watch the wood-only race known as the “La Carattella.” The idea of La Carattella originates […]

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The US will power the world’s economy in 2015

The US will power the world’s economy in 2015

After the struggle the USA has experienced since and throughout the recession, they are back and ready to lead the global economy this year. The United States is expected to grow at it’s fastest in over 10 years, its expansion from July to September 2014 was it’s fastest for all quarters since 2003. It is likely that this pace will […]

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Greatest sci-fi TV shows

So Popular Mechanics has listed their top 50 sci-fi TV shows. It’s quite a list, and if you’re a sci-fi fan you will read it in anticipation and cry out when your favourite show hasn’t made the top 10 (Voyager!). But if you’re new to the world of sci-fi and want to give it a try, the list can be […]

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