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1 week ago 63 notes

19 year old invents quick charging battery 

Last year, Eesha Khare invented a super-capacitor that charges more quickly and stores more energy than a conventional battery.

2 weeks ago 258 notes

The epitome of a sibling relationship encapsulated in this comment thread between two sisters.

2 weeks ago 111 notes

DIY’s Internship Program

We’ve had tons of requests from members in the community who express an interest in working for DIY. They want access to our API, a chance to approve projects, develop a features, give advice to other DIY members and to generally, help moderate our growing community. Everyone who applied has had a different set of skills, passions, and interests so when summer rolled around, we created a skill designed specifically to bring on a DIY member as an intern to our team. Hundreds of how-tos, new products for the DIY market, and DIY jingles were submitted amongst other projects that showcased each member’s skills. What had started as a single internship program soon turned into a sort of mentorship program.

As a result, eight DIY members have been chosen and paired with a member on the DIY staff. The goal to work together with these members for the next month to produce something that they can put on their future resumes.

We’re excited to start working with our 8 interns - check back for daily updates!

2 weeks ago 25 notes

You’re Invited to the #PizzaParty on DIY!

You’re cordially invited to our #PizzaParty! Everyday for 7 days, we’ll be celebrating the awesomeness that is pizza by getting ready for the virtual party on Friday, August 7th. We’ll be making all things pizza related throughout the week - from costumes, to decorations, to videos, and of course, pizza!  

On August 7th, post the projects you’ve been working on with the tag #pizzaparty to join the party on DIY!

To RSVP, post a video of yourself saying “I’m going to the pizza party!" and include the tag #pizzaparty in the title or comments. Lookout for tomorrow’s post where we’ll be getting our costumes ready!

3 weeks ago 29 notes

sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

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