Ultimate nation

What nation is the best in terms of firepower?

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Nationality Group

Hi guys, Obviously i am a member of instructables that is why i am able to post in the forum. I am Nigerian and i live in Nigeria. The reason i am making this post, is because i want to be sure i am not alone. It would be nice if Instructables can create a nationality database, this way people from the same country can  connect, relate and partner for projects. But, until then if you are an active instructor from Nigeria, say Hi. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

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Handmade Nation Film

Buying local for many means buying handmade objects that are designed and fabricated with ingenuity, grit and love. Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that imbue traditional handiwork techniques with a punky do-it-yourself ethos informed by modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. The film explores the burgeoning art community of indie crafters that is fueled by creativity, determination and networking. First-time director Faythe Levine traveled the U.S. to capture the tight-knit community, conducting interviews in the studios and homes of noted and independent artists. Levine also details how Web sites, blogs and online stores have spurred a once underground movement and how crafts have expanded to connect with the greater public through boutiques, galleries and fairs.Following the screening there will be a discussion with Lisa Congdon, owner of retailer Rare Device; Derek Fagerstrom, Craft and DIY Co-editor at design*sponge and co-owner of The Curiosity Shoppe; Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor of Craft magazine; and Stephanie Syjuco, fine artist and professor.Selling their work will be the following artists and vendors: Dutch Door Press, Diana Fayt, Cara Lyndon, Miss Natalie, Mittenmaker, Nous Savons, Sharon Spain, Woolly Hoodwinks, Zum, The Curiosity Shoppe, Little Otsu, Needles & Pens and Rare Device.March 11, 2009, 7:30 pmMezzanine, San Francisco, CAPhotographed by Micaela O'Herlihy. (65 min)Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-membersHandmade Nation San Francisco Film Society

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New Video - Urine Nation

A video guide for stress-free public urination.

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N.G.C.A (National Geek Center of America)

This is the N.G.C.A(national geek canter of america)! please join! as this group is for all the "instructo-geeks" ! please geek responsibly. this message was brought to you by the National Geek Center of America(N.G.C.A.)

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Why did Kid Nation stop?

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PopSci National School Inventor's Challenge

Our friends at PopSci are holding a National School Inventor's Challenge! Winners get $5,000 in science equipment for their school.Details:Teachers submit their students' inventions and/or ways to improve the world - it seems to be open for individual and group work. Separate categories for elementary, middle, and high-school entries. US-only.

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Vancouver (BC) Premiere of Handmade Nation

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Rio Theatre 1660 E. Broadway (@ Commercial Drive) Showcase at 7pm Screening at 8pm Web and Tix: http://www.gotcraft.com/handmadenation In 2006, Faythe Levine traveled the country, putting 19,000 miles under her belt and visiting 15 cities to document the new wave of craft in the USA. Faythe has encapsulated this particular chapter in craft history with the documentary Handmade Nation, and an accompanying book of the same name. Thursday, July 9th marks the Vancouver premiere of the film at the RIo Theatre. Vancouver is only one of two stops in Canada scheduled for Handmade Nation and the only one to have Faythe Levine attend in person. Handmade Nation will also include a craft showcase featuring 14 local handmade artists. Photobooth Vancouver will be set up for guests to 'show us your DIY' and take pictures with their handmade items. Faythe Levine will also be on-hand to introduce the film and hold a Q&A; session following the screening.

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UK Goofy Golf National Championships....

Only A Game's Karen Given recently traveled to Hastings on the southern coast of England for the World Crazy Golf Championships to explore the sport of crazy golf, the U.K.'s version of mini-golf. Click here to see more pictures from the wacky tournament. You may download the podcast of the show from here.Link to the News Post "Only a Game"

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Power the American nation with waste food!

A new study shows that the energy used to produce the food wasted by Americans is greater than the energy stored in the oil and gas reserves around US shores. The situation is probably worse than the study suggests, since the only data available on wasted food was from 1995, when 27% of all food was wasted.  Since then, food prices have fallen, and waste has probably increased. Michael Webber and Amanda Cuellar at the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas at Austin calculate that this is the equivalent of about 2150 trillion kilojoules lost each year. That's more than could be gained from many popular strategies to improve energy efficiency. It is also more than projections for how much energy the US could produce by making ethanol biofuel from grains. Obviously, Americans (and every other similarly-wasteful society - we're just as guilty in the UK) should be doing their level best to reduce their wasted food, but it also strikes me; there is gold in them thar bins. Rather than persuade hundreds of millions of lazy "Westerners" to change their ways, why not exploit them?  Why not make money off them (or at least, save your own energy costs)? We already have a bus driving around for free, and a car running on garbage.  Can you come up with a house-hold scale scheme? Could you cut your energy bills to zero, just by collecting other people's garbage for them? Could you set yourself up as a supplier of motor fuels (gasoline or diesel replacements?  methane?) Come on, iblers, do your thing! New Scientist article Oil data The study itself. (I have attached a PDF of the study, if you're interested.

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How do I sign up for Kid Nation?

There was this girl at my school who was on a show called Kid Nation. It was a show about a group of kids who were out in the middle of no where and had to take care of themselves and compete in challenges. Ever since the show went off i've been tryin to find out a way to get on it's next season.

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National Archives: What, Me Worry? by Jason Perlow

" While many of you this weekend were firing up your barbecues, cooking grilled meats and drinking chilled beers, you might have missed a small announcement that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) made last Thursday having to do with a eensy, weensy, rather trivial data loss --- it managed to misplace a TWO TERABYTE EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEM containing confidential information from the White House during the Clinton administration. "Read more about at THIS web site link.

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National Science Bowl teams used my Trebuchet for a competition

I received an awesome comment. A high school teacher used the plans for my Quick'n'Dirty Trebuchet as a lunchtime competition project for teams competing in the National Science Bowl. The teacher made up kits of the parts: masking tape, dowels (I used chopsticks), paperclips, toothpicks, string, a binder clip and a weight. The teams then had to assemble it and held a throwing competition. The winner averaged over 20'.This is why I make Instructables, and most specifically why I made this one. I wanted it to be easy and cheap, no special hard to find parts, work well, while still being a real Trebuchet. I loved the comment.Here it is:My school hosts a regional competition for the National Science Bowl for high school students every year with the winner going on to the national competition in Washington, DC. This year I was in charge of finding some sort of competitive project for the teams to build and compete with during the lunch break. I chose your quick and dirty trebuchet and made a kit for each team. I made a few changes to your plans. I used 12" long 1/4" cut dowels instead of chopsticks since I didn't have a cheap source of chopsticks. I did not give them rubber bands and instead they were to tape the paperclips on for the axle. They were given a 200 g weight with a loop of string taped to it for the weight. The projectile was a mini binder clip with a loop of string tied to it. The complete kit contained the 9 dowels, a roll of masking tape, 4 paper clips, the 200g weight with loop of string attached, mini binder clip with loop of string attached, your printed instructions as a guide and a sheet explaining the rules of the competition.It worked out quite well. The teams were given a copy of your plans as a guide and 20 minutes to build their device. The competition was they were to launch the projectile three times and it had to land inside a track 4 foot wide each time. The distances of the two best of the three throws were added together for their score with a foul (outside the lines) counting as zero distance. We had 12 teams participate and the winner had a score of about 44.5 feet. They all had fun and I think learned something too.

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Robotics Idea for 4-H National Youth Science Day - Send Us Your Ideas!

Our group is looking for ideas for the 2012 4-H National Youth Science Day, a nation-wide event in October promoting science, engineering and technology. This year, the theme is robotics! * Age group is anywhere 7-14 years old * The event is based around an idea (i.e. make a solar robot that moves) and a materials kit * The materials kits should be low cost (<$50), easy to assemble in 1/2 hour or less (number of kits needed may be in the thousands) * Connection to the environment a big plus * Connection to other robotics initiatives a big plus (i.e. Jr. First Lego League) Please send me your thoughts, ideas, links or whatever on this subject.

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Instructables on NPR's Talk of the Nation - The Top Five Office April Fools Pranks

I'm going to be on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" today talking about Instructables, April Fools' Days, and DIY pranks as a result of the Top 5 April Fools' Day Pranks article I wrote.The people at NPR have sworn multiple times that this isn't a prank!Update: Here's the web listing where you can listen:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89274746More news articles about Instructables here.

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Duct Tape Messenger Bag

Just in time for school ;)Duct Tape Nation

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Completed Arms

Here is where we can post projects as they are completed.

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CASTING CALL FOR ENGINEERS AND CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.

National Geographic Television is looking for an experienced engineer or certified construction worker to host a new ten-part television series. The ideal candidate will have a diverse range of experience in one or more of the following industries: aviation, shipping, rail freight, construction, mining, or civil engineering. You don’t have to have an engineering degree, you just have to prove that: you have engineering experience, you love your work, and you have the ability to communicate that passion to others. Professional certification in welding, commercial diving, metal work, or electronics is desirable. The series will be broadcast on National Geographic Channels both in the United States and around the world in the second half of 2008. Send resumes and inquiries to fixes@ngs.org by October 20 2007. Better still send a video of yourself on the job to World’s Toughest Fixes, C/O National Geographic Television, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20036.

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Giant Ad

There's a huge National Geographic ad on just about every topic that takes up the whole page. So much that I have to scroll down just to see a title. Can we get this removed? I know it'll probably be gone after the premiere anyway, so I'd also like to suggest not approving these kinds of ads in the future.

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NSTA Conference in Boston 2020

Any chance Instructables will attend the National Association of Science Teachers Conference in Boston in April 2020?

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What is a Solenoid Valve?

This Design Squad Nation animation shows how an electric current flowing in a coil produces a magnetic field. Explains how a solenoid uses a changing magnetic field to move a rod back and forth to do mechanical work, such as opening and closing a valve. For more Design Squad Nation visit our website.

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Singapore - Meet Awesome Makers - Eric Wilhelm at Prototyping Lab@National Design Centre

I'll be visiting Singapore this week. OmeMaker Group has graciously offered to host me for an informal talk and Q&A; session about Instructables and Pier 9. The event is Thursday 2015-08-20 at 7:30 PM at Prototyping Lab@National Design Centre. You can register to attend here. I'm looking forward to meeting Instructables authors in Singapore!  

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HV fun

Any plans for a marx gen? can you post some pics? also what is the wattage of national lab,s "Z" machine? Just asking!

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about a electircity problem ?

I'm trying to help my neighours & some of my relatives to invent some solar electricity inverters for our daily uses along with OUR native  country NEPAL to solve our NATIONS requirements. SO, will anybody gives us any IDEA or SOLUTIONS for free of cost ?? So, we can boost our Nation's PROGRESS in OUR own term and Conditions ??? if so  please send me an e-mail to my account. It's suleman#e-pao.every1.net

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Portfolio

Hi, I'm trying to get into the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Any tips on the portfolio? I've been working really hard on it and want it to be as good as possible. Thanks :)

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How to make a path following robot using IP camera with LabView?

The robot will be the Robotic Starter kit 2.0 from National Instrument.

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Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales

Secret To Slithering Is In The ScalesTalk of the Nation, June 12, 2009 -- How do snakes slither on smooth surfaces? Mechanical engineer David Hu, of Georgia Tech, filmed snakes slithering up inclines, outfitted them in jackets and photographed them through jello to better understand snake locomotion. The researchers published the study in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.NPR's video that accompanies the article has some amazingly fun shots of snakes slithering in place on surfaces too smooth for them get any traction.

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language programs in china?

If you had immigrated to China, but you didn't know the national language, is there any prgrams that the government has developed to help learn the languages, and also understand their culture better?

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Can I take part in Instructables' contests although I live in South Africa? Answered

I'm a legal citizen of South Africa. Can I take part in contests?

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Correct crossslot for NAS and MS screws?

Do anybody now the correct crossslot standart for NAS (National Aerospace Standard) and MS (Military Standart) screws? is it Phillips? Frearson/Reed/Prince? JIS/JISC? or any standart else?

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New Category Suggestion

Hi;   I'd like to see a category for National Forests, Parks, etc.  Special features, great campsites, super swimmin' holes, beautiful but little known sights, etc.  I just thought of another one I'd like info from/on:   Unique, Out of the Ordinary Events, & Festivals      For example:  Following the Sheep Festival held yearly in Idaho. Other not-well-known festivals of interest. . . .     I drove 2-1/2 hrs. one time to go see the Outhouse Festival in Kansas. Include things like dog agility competetions, cat shows, horse events, food events, etc etc. Looking for something interesting to do. . . Thanks for your consideration! Gale Green.

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Mortar free wood fired pizza oven

Well it burns so I couldn't think of a better spot for it! Oven was made by www.pizzaiolooakland.com (unless I am completely braindead but I think that's what they said. It was at Slow Food Nation.

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NanoSoccer

The national Institute of Science and Technology and Robocup have been working on a cool thing that they're calling Nanosoccer, where nano-scale robots go around pushing a ball, ideally into a goal. It's pretty cool, it has even become a robo-nano-soccer competition. via hackaday

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The Big Ideas Worldwide Invention Contest

During the month of February xClosure is running a national search campaign to find 5 products to market nationally. Winning the contest involves 3 steps: 1. Fill out the application here before March 1st 2. 10 finalists will present in person or via the web to a panel of live judges on March 21st 3. 5 winners will be selected to have their product marketed This is an opportunity to tap into the talent of an experienced marketing team. All product descriptions, details and files submitted are protected under a mutual NDA/non-compete/non-circumvent agreement to protect your idea and product. So take 10 minutes to fill out the application at http://www.xclosure.com/application-page and good luck!

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I'm back everybody!

Hi everyone, I'm back from the TSA national competition in Orlando Florida! I got a 2nd place trophy in a challenge called electrical applications, which is basically electronic tests and circuits and what not. I personally think the competition was poorly planned and some of the questions were trick questions (although they wouldn't seem trick to a more ignorant person, for example: Hooking a 9volt battery in parallel with an existing 9volt battery in a circuit will: a) decrease current in the circuit b) increase the current in the circuit c) double the current in the circuit d) the current in the circuit will stay the same The answer could be B,C, or D, yet only one can be the right one. 2nd best in the nation, wooo here's a pic of my trophy:

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De donde venimos?

La comunidad hispanohablante es interesantemente variada. Me gustaria saber cuantos de nosotros se estan beneficiando de unirse a este grupo. Les invito por favor a que se presenten ustedes mismos en este foro y nos dejen saber su pais de origen. Hablenos un poco de ustedes y nos dejen saber sus intereses. Espero que ustedes disfruten y se beneficien de participar en este grupo. Yo vengo de Puerto Rico pero resido en Estados Unidos. Me interesa la electronica, carpinteria, computadoras, jardineria, ebanisteria, bricolaje, acampar y el sistema operativo Linux.

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Science Fair

I really need science fair ideas i'm thirteen and i will have one week to do the experiments. I put a .pdf of the rules below. I'm not sure any of you have heard of NOAC its the National Order of the Arrow Confrence and it will be in Michigan, and they are offering a Science Fair

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Making a stink bomb with sulphuric acid?

HI there I have been told of a nasty stink bomb by mixing said acid with creosote-is this a viable proposition-if not does anyone have any safer/easier methods that will create a stink for a few hours-it is for the good of the nation. Thanks dudes-much appreciated .

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Warrior Dash 2010

Http://warriordash.com/ If this is coming to an area near you and you want to participate ^here's the link Also, I am trying to have a costume made for this event if anyone's interested I have put a post with the title  Warrior Dash Costume in the forum

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I want to make my own babouche (pointy-toed slip on shoes from Morocco and the Arabian Nights)?

As a child I fell in love with the shoes in the photos of a National Geographic magazine story on Morocco. They looked something like this attached photo. Does anyone have a pattern to share?

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Tidbits of Olympic Proportions

Tetranitrate's Japanese adventures are not the only exciting happenings in the region: on Friday (08/08/08), the 2008 Summer Olympics began in Beijing, China.Despite concerns about air quality for the games and preparations, these games showcase some very cool designs, cultural aspects, and other miscellany that we would otherwise not have seen. The two featured buildings to check out are the National Aquatics Center and the National Stadium, more commonly referred to as the Water Cube and the Bird's Nest. They are very interesting buildings, and architecturally stunning as well.For the bike enthusiasts out there, Make Magazine posted this album of bicycles in Beijing.And some digital enhancement: China apparently wasn't happy with the fireworks display, so they added some CGI fireworks for television viewers. Link via Boing Boing Gadgets.If you find more cool things related to the Olympics, please share!

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Where can I get 55 plastic drums?

I need to get several plastic 55 gallon drums for various projects. Does anyone know any good non-specific places to get them?(non specific i.e. schools, car washes, resturaunts, or national chain stores and the like)

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Trade Me has closed down the account of a Wellington student selling bomb-making chemicals

Www.stuff.co.nz/national/3238856/Teen-trader-faces-Trade-Me-probe Trade Me has closed down the account of a Wellington student selling bomb-making chemicals through the website, and is also investigating the teenager over identity theft. Trade Me is same as Ebay. 

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The Sliding Rocks of the Racetrack Playa Mystery

"One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move. "The Question remains: "How do they move?"LINK

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Project made finalist on NatGeo, need your vote!

Hey guys,One of my project had made it to finalist on National Geographic, I would need your vote to make it further!Please spend a minute or two to cast your vote on NatGeo's website!https://www.natgeochasinggenius.com/video/3528Best,Peter

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how to make micro ear gear?

Can u tell me how to make a tiny micro ear gear like which u see in a Hollywood movie ( national Treasure). can me make that kind of mini ear gear which fit perfect in our ear hole? if any one know this plz tell me how to make it and what are the things necessary for that.

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INSTRUCTABLE COMMUNITY! see if one of your instructables can help someone in a developing nation. Building for a good cause!

I saw this website called honeybee, Anyone who likes to solve problems using everyday things or inventing new things. Check this out This is a list of problems people have in developing nations they need help building constructing and recycling tools and machines to help them in there everyday lives, I have read them and i think the inscrutable community could really help there cause. take a look see if you made something that they need. http://www.sristi.org/hbnew/seeking_solution.php video about it http://www.ted.com/talks/anil_gupta_india_s_hidden_hotbeds_of_invention.html here's there about us   WHO ARE WE? Honey Bee Network is a crucible of like-minded individuals, innovators, farmers, scholars, academicians, policy makers, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A Network having presence in more than seventy five countries, what has made Honey Bee Network tight knit and efficiently functional is its philosophy. Honey Bee signifies a philosophy of discourse, which is authentic, accountable and fair. The Network has been woven around three basic ideals. The Network believes that a knowledge system in order to become sustainable has to be both just and fair. Hence, while collecting knowledge from the knowledge holder, the Network has made it a norm to acknowledge the knowledge provider with name and reference, if otherwise not desired by the knowledge provider. This particular practice has come handy in protecting the IPR of the knowledge provider. In the second place, the source of knowledge i.e. in the case of Honey Bee Network, the traditional knowledge holders and grassroots innovators must be acknowledged, if otherwise desired so by the knowledge holders themselves. Finally, any proceed that accrues from the value addition of local traditional knowledge and innovation; a fair and reasonable share must go back to the knowledge holders. These have been the guiding principles of the Network, which are fundamental to the functioning of the network and constitute the major non-negotiable for the Network. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Over the last sixteen years or so, the Honey Bee Network has lived the very spirit of the philosophy that it holds so dearly. Moreover, the actions that have followed the philosophy have grown and matured over a period of time and their trajectory of maturation has been based upon the strong realization of the essence of the philosophy. ‘Honey Bee’ Newsletter, the creative mouthpiece of the network, is published in seven Indian languages (Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya) other than English. The very logic tells that any documentation and dissemination of local and traditional knowledge and innovations in English, certainly connects us globally but alienates locally. Living out the concern, the regional language versions reach out to the thousands grassroots knowledge holders, who otherwise would have been alienated from the benefits of knowledge, they themselves contribute in the first place. Acknowledging the very source of the traditional knowledge, the Honey Bee Newsletter and its regional versions carry stories of the local ingenuity with the consent of the knowledge holder. Another source of acknowledging the local genius has been preparing the database of the traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations and Honey Bee Network, over the last twenty years has documented more than 1,00,000 ideas, innovations and traditional knowledge practices. Honey Bee, true to its metaphor, has been the source of pollination and cross-pollination of ideas, creativity and grassroots genius, without taking away the nectar from the flower for ever.

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I broke my thumb

I just broke my left thumb last night i will now comment less cause it's a pain to type (unless all of a sudden it gets better). Now i have one disfunctional hand that can't do much i have to go to TSA national conference in a couple days for a week. I was working on an instructable, but now it's going really slope/stop

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PDF Error

Hello everyone. I am Kashif Raza from Pakistan. Since a few day i am facing a problem with PDF files. After downloading the file when i open it it gives me the error "There was an error opening this document. The file damaged and could not be repaired". I used many PDF reader softwares but all in vain. Now i am usin Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Sorry about my English as it is not my Mother or National Language).

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