Nesting Sparrows Journal

Hello all, Ive got some House Sparrows nesting in my yard, right next to my window. I know their just boring 'ol sparrows, but their still fasinating to study. Anyway, I plan on making a journal of sorts for their nest and such. I hope to be able to update it every other day or so. If you have any questions or comments please ask! I will get a photo as soon As I can. I will keep this up to date as best I can. Thanks! Anyway... April 1st-5th: Sparrows in and out, they seem to like it. April 6th: Sparrows begin filling nest box with straw. April 7-13th: Sparrow stuffing box with straw any hay. Constantly in the yard. April 14th: Frequently in and out of nest box, almost always one bird inside at all times April 15th: Lining of the nest! A number of feathers have been added to the now bowl shaped interior. Male and female always close by. April 16th - 20th: More nest lining, though they seem to be not as active as they were when they were filling the nest box with straw. April 21st: The sparrows have found a liking for plastic packaging, and have added a fair bit to the box. April 22nd: Their plastic taste continues with the addition of a plastic bag. Its getting really cramped inside, though there is a nice bowl shape inside now. April 23rd-26th: Finished lining, the sparrows seem to be spending their down time in a nearby tree, soaking up the sun.

Topic by I_am_Canadian 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'm trying to read ACS publications, what institution should I include?

What institution should I include for my library recommendation? Is it alright to put my old college? http://pubs.acs.org/action/recommendation?seriesCode=nalefd

Question by Vorenus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


High Quality Leather for a Journal

My friend and I really want to find a leather journal, but so far we've had no success so I thought it might be easier to just make one but for that we need to find some good leather.  I have no idea where to find leather, so any advice will help.  I live in Westerville OH but anywhere near columbus would be good too.  I don't want to have to buy leather off of the internet because then I can't feel it and assess its quality.

Topic by dustin61 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do you make a journal?

Question by jaeden4556 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Instructables in the Wall Street Journal today ~

Last year I posted an instructable on making ornaments out of turkey neck bones. One of the comments was less than glowing. This is mentioned today in an article in WSJ. See "When a turkey's gone..." front page. Sharon Hauser (SharonH)

Topic by SharonH 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Necklaces, Journals, Candle Holders and Paintings!

I make all kinds of fun stuff out of hemp, polymer clay, CD covers, etc! Check out my site for pics and descriptions ---> http://thickneckarts.etsy.comFree shipping on most items! Mention this ad and get 25% off!

Topic by thickneckarts 10 years ago


looking to make DIY Journals, need some advice!

Ok, i'm looking to make DIY Journals, and i want to use 100% recycled paper, but the problem is it seems like its very hard or very expensive to get 100% recycled paper thats over 20lb. Does anyone feel like 20lb paper is too thin? Thoughts anyone?

Topic by MorganJesse 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Journal binding advice : securing add-ins

Seeking advice on good ways to secure additional materials into my journals- The journals I use are larger than standard page, so I can include cut outs and prints into the journal.  But I don't have a good method for long-term "binding" of these extras. I've tried: stapling - messes up reverse page, tends to rip base page double sided tape - fails after ~1yr, tough for multiple pages at one time tape - " paste - fails, can't handle repeated flexing Note that none of these have been specialized products, just off the shelf materials. SO, any bookbinders, librarians, etc. out there that can share some professional suggestions?  Gracias in advance.

Question by CrLz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Looking for an Instructable for book binding

I am looking for an instructable on how to make your own journal from the covers of an old book. I saw it a long time ago and I havent been able to find it again. the guy took an old book with pretty covers and used binder rings to make a homemade journal. If anyone knows what Im talking about please tell me where to find this instructable. thanks

Topic by adoriajean 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where to Find Good Leather Sketchbooks

I live in Westerville OH and for some reason can't find any good leather journals/sketchbooks.  I say sketchbook because I don't want it to have any lines.  I checked barnes and nobles but all of their good leather journals have lines.  Any ideas on where to find some locally?  I don't really want to have to resort to ordering one off the internet because then I can't find out how good of quality the leather is and whatnot. 

Topic by dustin61 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make a journal/book look really old/vintage? Answered

Hi! I am working on a gift for my girlfriend and need some advice.... I am making a journal that is supposed to look old, aging the paper is not a problem and I found some fonts I can use...but... - printing on aged paper does not make the text look old! How can I make the printing look old? - also the printing looks too regular, not like handwritten. How can I achieve a more irregular look? Thanks! Fypsigon btw...handwriting is not an option, at least not my own....

Question by Fypsigon 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What should I put in my blanket fort?

I already have a lamp, my bed, journal, paper, pencils, tablet, and a window, I also want it to look nicer.

Question by rachel.woods.35728 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



how do i start a small business of note books?and i mean the writing thing not the laptop. Answered

I need some money for a trip and love making note books.

Question by EpicZombie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


primer for book pages

I have this Russian book I want to use as an art journal but unsure of what kind of primer to use on the pages. They are lightweight but not too thin, and a bit glossy. I'm attaching pictures. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Topic by rististien 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Help With Title for Article

For the final exam in my Journalism class, students are required to write an article detailing an event or period of time in their family history. I chose to write about the two-year tour of duty that my Grandfather served in the Vietnam War. He was never sent overseas, but instead served as a medical officer at an army general hospital. At this point, I have written my entire article, but still need a title. I had considered "Life at War", but didn't know if that would be considered plagiarism because of the Denise Levertov poem by the same name. Do you have any suggestions/hints/ideas/etc. that could help me? Thanks in advance.

Topic by Gjdj3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I guess you call this homework? Answered

BUT It isn't my home work. A friend Emailed me this and asked if I knew how to work it out. Th answer was no - do any one help - No teaching involved here my friend is in his 70's. A car engine has four camshafts each supported by three journal bearings. The engine runs at a maximum of 8000rpm, and the camshafts rotate at half engine speed. Assuming the engine oil to be 40 degrees - Determine the maximum power absorbed by the camshaft bearings. Other data given below journal bearing = 35 mm bearing axial length = 20 mm radial clearance = 0.018 mm oil grade = vg32 oil density = 890kg m   ̅³̇

Question by rickharris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


My featured instructable is not in the featured pages

I noticed that my recent last instructable "journal necklace" is been featured but didn't end up in the featured instructables page. And two instructables that I published just a little later and were featured after did…is there something I can do? Thanks to anybody for the help!

Topic by marcellahella 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


fluidized bed technology

Im currently working this one in my master's degree.. i let you know about my findings when i'll finish this.. as of now, i'm open to any suggestions or comments.. also, i need more references, materials and books, even journals that would deepen my understanding on this research..

Topic by mikulo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Looking for a research area or project on laser cutting .

Hi guys Interested in doing a project or research on laser but wanna gain sound knowledge of lasers and laser machining especially cutting beforehand. Please suggest books(journals), articles, websites etc. on laser cutting for this poor manufacturing undergrad.? Ideas will automatically crop up in my mind. Thanks.

Question by ygsh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


No posting dates listed on Instructables?

Looking at some current Instructables in various categories, I don't see any posting dates listed on the project pages. When did this start? Is there a secret way to learn the date? One of my biggest peeves on the web is press releases (or worse -- news stories) posted without a date -- one of the most important pieces of information! (the five W's of journalism, etc.). Or is this just a Chrome issue?

Topic by gmoon 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Recovering NTFS Partition from HFS+

I recently connected an external HD to a Leopard system, and everything that was on it, (NTFS), got reformatted into HFS Extended, Journaled. It was my 'old files' drive, and contained old programs, projects, data, and memories. So far everything I have been able to find has not worked, so any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll gladly give any information needed.

Topic by puffyfluff 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


[Survey] How valuable are internships?

Hello, I'm a journalism grad student and am gathering data about the value of internships from the perspective of applicants. I will present the data visually in a report which I will link participants to once it is available. All personal information will be kept confidential. This survey will only take five minutes of your time and will be immensely valuable to my research. Thanks for your time. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/uCcbuV Thanks! -Mariya Pylayev

Topic by mpylayev 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Land Area Rrequired to Power 100% of US Onroad Vehicles

This is an interesting image found in a recent Stanford energy seminar on "Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security" by Mark Jacobson, available here:http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/EE/article.asp?doi=b809990cSlides from the seminar, where this image is taken from, are here:http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/0810EnergySeminar.pdf(Courtesy of Gil Masters)

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


University D.I.Y Project

Good Afternoon everyone. We're a group of second year Journalism students at the University of Huddersfield and we could really do with your help. For our project, we have decided to design a D.I.Y magazine aimed at people like yourself and we was wondering whether you could spare two minutes and fill out our survey? This is simply for a university project and has no profit involved, just aiming to get a decent grade! www.surveymonkey.com/s/DF5MC8G Many thanks

Topic by Revampmag 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Truckers picking up quilting and other hobbies

Love this story in the Wall Street Journal about truckers picking up new hobbies due to fewer jobs. While they used to have just an hour or two between jobs, now they'll have a couple days. Now there are many truckers spending time learning photography, sewing, knitting, and more. Idle Pastime: In Off Hours, Truckers Pick Up Stitching http://www.flickr.com/photos/holstphoto/ / CC BY 2.0

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


See What's Really Happening in Physics -- arXiv.org

If you are curious about what "real physicists" do, or what the current "hot topics" in research are, take a scan through the "recent postings" at the Physics Preprint Archive. Started for the High Energy Physics community in 1991 at Los Alamos National Lab under the name xxx.lanl.gov, and with a purely e-mail interface(!), arXiv moved to Cornell Univerisity with its creator in 2001.The archive includes preprints from all areas of physics research, not just HEP, as well as computer science, mathematics, and quantitative biology. "Preprints" are a way for the research community to get their results out for everyone to read, during the often lengthy period (months, sometimes!) between submission to a journal and actual publication. In many fields, it has been traditional for decades that printed copies of "preprints" were mailed out, sometimes in regular batches, between major University departments. That mechanism has been superseded almost exclusively by the arXiv database.Besides these traditional pre-publication journal articles, the archive also often includes conference proceedings, and submission of much older published papers of general interest to the community. There's also (usually in the general "physics" category) a scattering of crackpot nontraditional science papers.

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How taper wood closet pole for sailboat yard?

I'd like to taper the ends of a 1.5" closet pole to make the yard for a small sailboat. I'm looking for easy way(s) to turn the pole so I can use belt sander belting to do the tapering.I've thought of using 2" PVC pipe sections as journals and driving the rod with a belt powered by a small motor. (I do not need to taper the center so the drive can go there...or at either end). I'm open to better ideas.

Question by Paul.Helbert 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pumpkin-carving resource

I know it's early, but there's no harm in being prepared, and, who knows, you might want to practice? I came across the Extreme Pumpkins website via Randy Cassingham's This Is True* newsletter. It's full of photos of past years' pumpkins, as well as free patterns and pumpkin-related tutorials (such as how to illuminate your carvings with road flares, and the proper use of power tools when carving). Go, be inspired, and then come back and show us what you made. *If you are afraid of thought-provoking journalism, do not subscribe to the This is True newsletter.

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


microbial fuel cell instructable contest highest output put on a toilet system. Green energy power from composting

A microbial fuel cell instructable contest Could help be a think tank for highest output put on a toilet system. This could also work with Green energy power topics and instructables on composting.The fuel cell book on the for evil genius series has info on it. It also contains journal articles. http://www.microbialfuelcell.org/www/has how to and todo instructions on making ones...

Topic by josheeg 10 years ago


Mac vs. PC

Please Read Before Commenting:Allow me to clarify:First, I hate calling it mac vs. pc, as a Mac is also a personal computer, but for convenience we'll stick with the idea that there's difference.My reason for making this thread is that I recently learned that the UF college of journalism (one of the best journalism schools in the US) requires all of it's third year students to own a macbook. Not just the photographers/multimedia students, but all of them. The photography aspect is the one that I care about.What I'm looking for in this thread is to be convinced that Macs are better than PCs for graphic work.I won't be rebutting or flaunting the advantages of PCs, and I hope none of you will, either. I just want to know what the real advantages are, particularly from people who are actually knowledgeable in the field. Please don't respond with vague statements about reliability and a lack of viruses. I would like quantitative reasons (relating to photography/graphic design), and not just your feelings.If you think that the main reason to use a Mac is the OS, tell me 1) Why? 2) Would it be just as good on another piece of hardware?Thanks! I look forward to reading your responses, and I hope my above message didn't come off as mean...I just don't want this to be a flame war.

Topic by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Choose Your Own News with DailyMe

Check out the new instructable - How to Create a DailyMe Customized News Digest. It's a neat little tutorial that will help you sign up for DailyMe.com and become the editor of your own newspaper incorporating content from the world's leading newspapers, blogs, RSS feeds and journals. Registration is free and although the sign up process is easy, use this tutorial so you may maximize your choices. No longer do you need to read the news you are served by the TV, newspaper or even the internet. Choose your own with DailyMe.

Topic by DailyMe Intern 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Scared of shots? Cough!

The Claim: Coughing Can Blunt the Pain of a Doctor’s Needle By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Published: January 25, 2010 THE FACTS Sometimes there are no words that can comfort a patient who fears an injection or the drawing of blood. But there may be one cheap and easy way to ease the needle’s sting. In the medical literature, it is known as the cough trick. Patients cough moderately just before a shot and then once during it. How this works is unclear. It could simply be a matter of distraction. Or, as a report in the journal BMJ pointed out, it may have something to do with a brief, cough-induced rise in blood pressure that reduces the perception of pain. Whatever the mechanism, studies have found intriguing evidence. Two were conducted in 2004, including one three-week study in which doctors measured variables like pain intensity, hand withdrawal and palm sweating as subjects had intravenous needles inserted in their hands — on one occasion while coughing, and on another with no coughing. Coughing, they found, reduced the pain. In another study, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, scientists at the Mayo Clinic tried the coughing trick on 68 children, ages 4 to 11, receiving immunizations. They found that it eased pain in Hispanic and white children, but not in black children — a finding they could not explain. And like any method, it has its obvious flaws: coughing too vigorously, for example, could cause doctors to miss their mark. THE BOTTOM LINE Studies suggest that a moderate cough during an injection may forestall pain. Pretty neat.  Might be a good trick to teach kids so they don't develop phobias.

Topic by AngryRedhead 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


4.4-million-year-old fossil could reshape human origins - Ardi

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAYThe nearly complete fossil of a 4.4-million-year-old human ancestor, a female dubbed "Ardi," is rewriting the story of human origins, paleontologists reported Thursday.The analysis of Ardipithecus ramidus (it means "root of the ground ape"), reported in the journal Science, changes the notion that humans and chimps, our closest genetic cousins, both trace their lineage to a creature that was more like today's chimp. Rather, the research suggests that their common ancestor was a walking forest forager...More at USA Today Site - Discoveries

Topic by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Documentation Tools!

Hello designers! I'm doing some research on design documentation and am interested in what tools people use to document their work-in-progress.   Do you keep a design journal?  Do you video tape / photograph your work?  Do you use any special software? ...and when do you know when your work is Instructables-ready?  How do you determine how much detail to provide in your Instructable?  And what are the hardest parts of the documentation process? Also, if you're interested in participating in a study about how people document design work, please send me a message, and I'll provide some more details!

Topic by scientiffic 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can someone debug this

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Question by wbur71138 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


Mini-Competition :: Design my Winter Wardrobe!

My wardrobe's in a bit of a state at the moment so I thought I'd post a mini competition up on Deviant Art (where the majority of my friend linger) to Design my Winter Wardrobe! My Deviant Art account is ~IMakeStuff, check out the one and only journal entry for details on the competition! Deadline is the first of June so you've definitely got a bit of time. Any entrant from here (Instructables) that selects a nice outfit, designs a cool hat, creates some awesome gloves or anything like that instantly gets a patch! Suggestions are welcome, I've never really done a competition-like thing before!

Topic by Kryptonite 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Space Trash Crowds Orbiting Satellites

Two or three times a day, a satellite circling Earth narrowly misses destruction by an orbital hailstorm of junk sweeping the busy super highways of space.A spreading cloud of shrapnel from the collision of two satellites earlier this month is making wrecks for working spacecraft around Earth all but inevitable, analysts warn. As the ninth significant crack-up in two years -- including a punctured nuclear satellite -- the wreckage of Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 is fostering a chain reaction of collisions that puts billions of dollars of spacecraft and manned space flights at risk.Full article and really cool slideshow: Harmless Debris on Earth Is Devastating in Orbit - Wall Street Journal.via benjaneer.

Topic by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium

Underneath their sober lab coats and flannel shirts, scientists hide images of their scientific passions.Writer Carl Zimmer wondered aloud whether many scientists have tattoos that reflect their science or other geeky interests, and the response was an emphatic yes. He's posting the photos and stories of scientific ink up at the Science Tattoo Emporium. Today's is a gorgeous backpiece of the tree of life, belonging to a grad student in zoology at the University of Melbourne.Of course, now I'm curious -- do any of you makers, builders, tinkerers, and crafters have geeky tattoos? If not, what would your tattoo be? Carl Zimmer writes a fascinating science blog called The Loom along with other science journalism.

Topic by reno_dakota 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where do I get my science?

Since joining Instructables at the end of September, I've jumped into several discussions of scientific topics, not all of which are directly related to my specialty (experimental high energy physics). Why should I pose as any more of an "expert" in these different areas than anyone else?Well, I shouldn't (pose, that is). In the interests of disclosure, I thought I'd post some of my general sources for scientific information. I'm also hoping these might turn out to be of interest to other I'bles community members. PhysicsFor current research, I skim the arXiv preprint archives every day or two and see what's out there. These are technical papers intended for peer-reviewed journals, so they are generally not accessible to the lay public.Physics Today This is a "general interest" publication of the American Physical Society, intended for physicists but not for subfield specialists.PhysicsWorld from the IOP, similar to Physics Today. Non-physics ResearchNatureScienceBoth are peer-reviewed journals, but cover a full range of fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and more. Popular Science NewsNew Scientst Generally good, but also includes a sprinkling of non-traditional speculative articles, so be a bit on your guard!Science NewsScientific American I actually get this one on paper, in the mail...I also highly recommend the Science & Technology articles in The Economist. As I've commented elsewhere, they have some of the best (both in language and in technical detail) journalistic coverage of science that I have found anywhere.Update 15 Nov 2008: With thanks to GorillazMiko,Science Daily Books, Books, BooksI read. A lot. Stephen Jay Gould, John McPhee, Oliver Sacks, a wide variety of "popular" science books.

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


High Speed Wireless for Fencing Strip

I've had the idea of trying to create a wireless fencing system (like what they use in the olympics) for my club, and was wondering if this is possible using AVR's and available (and fairly cheap) wireless tech. For those of you who don't know what this would entail because you do not know fencing, I would have to have two transmitters acting simultaneously that could send out signals checking for touches on a blade that would be received well within 40ms of eachother (the double touch time for epee). I would also need them to be able to send out two different types of signals (for on and off target for foil and sabre). I found online a project based off of rfid tech that claims to accomplish this and was wondering how effective this route might be? http://www.worldacademicunion.com/journal/SSCI/SSCIvol02no02paper03.pdf

Topic by nkraus1 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Building and external laptop power supply?

I have an old Dull (not a typo) Latitude XPi that I would like to use as a field journal.Problem/s:The 14.4 battery is dead.Refurbished and used batteries cost $80.00 usd and up with zero guarantees.I fear trying to replace the cells because opening the battery is not straight forward plus the electronics inside my be frelled any way.My solution is do do what I have done in the past and make an external supply.battery X n = desired voltage.In this case 18.5v is what I need to power it from the external supply input and the numbers don't add up.Now I am brain dead when it comes to basic electronics so my question is how do I resist 21v to the required voltage?Or better yet 24v to 18.5v so I could use alkaline or rechargeable batteries.

Topic by Vater Araignee 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


X-Ray your finger with stickytape!

Scientists have discovered the cheapest source of potentially-useful X-rays.Peeling sticky tape emits X-rays strong enough to scan a human finger, a remarkable experiment has shown.US researchers used a motorised peeling machine to unwind a roll of Scotch tape at a rate of 3cm per second.By placing their apparatus in a vacuum, they measured X-rays strong enough to X-ray a human digit, according to a report in Nature journal.It is well known that unwinding sticky tape produces sparks of light that can be seen in the dark by the naked eye.This phenomenon, known as "triboluminescence", is produced by the friction generated when two surfaces rub against each other.The study, by Carlos Camara and Juan Escobar, of the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, provides evidence for the phenomenon, which was first observed more than 50 years ago. BBC story, with video

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware - Instructables in the WSJ

The Instructables Arduino contest gets a mention in the Wall Street Journal's Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware. Open-source hardware applies the same idea to physical things. There are a number of recent open-source hardware initiatives, including the Chumby, a clock-radio sized device that runs software "widgets" to display the weather or stream music, and Bug, a system of snap-together modules that can be used to make a variety of computing devices. So far, the Arduino has been the most successful. In the space of an hour, a layman can make it blink an LED, run a motor or send a temperature reading to a computer monitor. With a little practice, people have been able to do much more. Using Arduino hardware, tinkerers have recently created everything from a word clock to a radio-controlled lawnmower for a contest hosted by the Web site Instructables.com. More news and press about Instructables here.

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Idea Repository

This could be considered a suggestion for the site -- but I'm curious of the forum response. Most of us have plenty of ideas (I happen to have journals just for this purpose) - but most of us lack the time/money to actually do them. Eventually the best/feasible ideas are actually completed - but there's plenty of other ideas out there.... So I am proposing a database of ideas/projects that you don't have the time, money or tools/knowhow to complete. These should be ideas that you don't mind putting out in the open. Along with the idea, a short description would be nice and how you think it should be completed... If this works, someone might see your idea and decide that he/she wants to give it a shot. With any luck -- many more of our ideas will get out there, well documented, etc. These ideas would otherwise be lost in our memories (or in my case living a slow death on paper :P). Curious what others think and if you want to add something -- post away :P

Topic by trebuchet03 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Zombie fiction: illegal in Kentucky.

A Kentucky student has been arrested under anti-terrorist legislationWinchester police say William Poole, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning. Investigators say they discovered materials at Poole's home that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police.Poole told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class."My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up. I've been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies."I originally found this story through Groxx. The article is here, and if you want to pass comments on to the relevant people, their contact details are here.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pier 9 in the Media

Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn Artists Loose on Autodesk's 3D Printers Fast Company - April 2014 Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material 3DPrint.com - April 2014 Dutch artist Wipprecht to speak at Codame Art+Tech event SF Chronicle - April 2014 Carl Bass in the Pier 9 Workshop Discovery Channel - March 2014 Autodesk Pier 9 Design and Motion - March 2014 AutoCAD 2015 Blogger Day CAD Setter Out - March 2014 Inside Autodesk's 3D Printing and Creativity Workshop on Pier 9 Curbed SF - March 2014 Creating Joy in Technology CCA News - October 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9 GigaOm - September 2013

Topic by jsass 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to earn money online by making research based innovative projects which are based on Artificial Intelligence ?

I am interested in doing research in the field of Artificial Intelligence & make innovative projects based on research . So i use to study relevant research papers based on AI and try to enhance the performance by using some other techniques. I have made projects & published research papers in many international journals and conferences like IEEE(for Drone's path planning, Stock Market forecasting, Chatbot). I have already implemented plenty of innovative ideas(like path planning techniques for Drones(Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Chatbot(AI based), Share market forecasting(using AI), etc. I want to make money by making research based projects, write research papers and thesis(if it belongs to academia) and sell it to client online. How can i make money by making research based projects online? I am also learning PHP for developing a website.

Question by saditya.gautam 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Ten Years and One Day - every day - on Polaroid

I recently came across this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and wanted to share it with the Instructables community. Artist Marc Tasman made a Polaroid self-portrait every day for 3,654 consecutive days--July 24, 1999- July 24, 2009--that's 10 years and 1 day. He says that if you laid the nearly 4700 photos made in that time side by side, they would stretch about 4 football fields or a quarter mile! The "Ten Years and One Day" video mashes time -- 5 minutes and 27 seconds of it -- compressing that distance (and decade) into a trippy package. You can view his work at the followitng sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfChFFwbWIw http://www.vimeo.com/8302692 http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/43324 http://gimundo.com/videos/view/10-years-and-1-day/ The 10-year-long instant portrait Marc Tasman turns decade of life into art via daily Polaroids http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/79448062.html I hope your find this interesting and decide to use it on your site. Yours, Noelle steffenn@uwm.edu

Topic by n_steffen2005 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to Destroy 4700 Brand New Cars

As someone who feels that given enough time I can fix anything, this is one of those stories that really pains me. In 2006, a car freighter transporting 4,700 new cars from Japan to the US listed to its side as the crew was adjusting the ship's ballast. The ship leaned over to approximately 60 degrees, but was eventually righted in an operation that cost the life of one of the team members. Wired has the best coverage of how the ship was saved: High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace. Having saved the cars, Mazda was now faced with the dilemma of what to do with them. Turning down options to donate, or in some cases even sell, the cars to fire extrication trainers, auto repair schools, or even Hollywood for stunts, Mazda has decided to carefully render each part inoperable -- cutting all four wheels in half, for example! -- shred the cars, and recycle the steal -- probably into new cars. They even created a purpose-built machine to detonate all six airbags at once. Be amazed and a little disgusted all at the same time by checking out the Wall Street Journal's coverage A Crushing Issue: How to Destroy Brand-New Cars and video:

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago