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Mar 18
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Revos Transforms Bikes into E-Bikes in Under 10 Minutes

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Revos Transforms Bikes into E-Bikes in Under 10 Minutes

Revos is a kit designed to attach to a regular bike in order to provide electric power to a ride the user already possesses and, presumably, likes.

The kit is the brainchild of Revolutionworks, which recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised £24,184 to bring the project to life. This exceeded the original fundraising goal by nearly 25%.

A "Super Early Bird" package on Kickstarter would have netted a donor the drive unit, battery, pedal assist sensor, battery charger, fitting tool, user manual, and miscellaneous fixings -- all for the sum of £299.

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Mar 17
2019

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Feeling Sad? There Could Be a Quick Remedy for That

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Feeling Sad? There Could Be a Quick Remedy for That

Depression is a well-known clinical condition that often requires assistance to combat. However, some people simply occasionally feel down, whether they know the cause or not. When you feel sad without explanation, there could be a variety of reasons, and pinpointing which one can help you pull out of it.

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Mar 16
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Stash of Turtles Discovered at Manila Airport

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Stash of Turtles Discovered at Manila Airport

Airport security has uncovered bizarre items in recent years, but none quite tip the Oddities Scale as a trove of 1,500 turtles and tortoises discovered in items of luggage at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines.

The four suitcases snagged by authorities contained several protected species of turtle. The animals had been bound with duct tape and squeezed between layers of clothes. Miraculously, they were also still alive at the time of discovery.

The luggage carrying the turtles had apparently been transported to the airport by a Filipino national coming into the country from Hong Kong.

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Mar 15
2019

Posted by: Myra Diana

Why it has never been more important to find Time to Travel Alone?

Myra Diana

After I first journeyed beyond Europe, 60 years in the past in the pre-globalization era, one may want to effortlessly travel solo for weeks on give up without meeting a fellow westerner, encountering power or meals-enterprise product, or listening to an internal combustion engine. Additionally, being manner past reach of submit offices and phones, one should overlook about own family and pals. Travelers have been unfastened to concentrate on an unexpected global undistracted through calamities lower back at base.

Are such journeys nonetheless feasible? Journey agencies are waking up to the developing urge for food for solo travel with Google Flights. The association of British tour sellers’ 2017 survey observed that eleven.5 per cent of human beings suggested taking a solo vacation in the past 365 days.

However, how solo can solo be within the 21st century? At the same time as independent travel unassisted via anything greater complex than a compass no longer seems to be viable in this point in time, the motives for going it alone continue to be the equal: assembly kindred people and locals in the wish of enriching the tour enjoy. And except, in recent times, venturing out in your own is sincerely an invitation to fulfill different like-minded human beings as solo tour, is by using its very nature, sociable.

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Mar 15
2019

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

AirPods 2 May Feature Faster Charging, New Finish

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AirPods 2 May Feature Faster Charging, New Finish

If you’ve been eagerly following all of the rumors about the upcoming release of Apple’s AirPods 2, you’ll be excited to hear about the most recent gossip. According to one reporter’s tweet, the new wireless earbuds will charge fully in only 15 minutes.

The tweet is good news, but Apple AirPods don’t take much longer to fully charge. With only 15 minutes of charge time, you’ll get up to three hours of listening time and two hours of talk time. Increasing the functionality for AirPods 2 means Apple will likely have redesigned the case to build in extra charging coils.

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Mar 14
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Final Four Draws...Blackout Curtains?

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Final Four Draws Blackout Curtains

Imagine that there's an approaching basketball tournament, the kind that has employees in cubicle farms everywhere drawing out homemade brackets to guess which teams will advance to the last handful or so.

Organizers of such a tournament would do well to line up media coverage, take care of VIPs, arrange itineraries and accommodations for traveling teams, and coordinate ticket sales and distribution.

But -- put up curtains to keep the sunlight from fouling the eyes of the players themselves?

That's apparently on the to-do list for those responsible for staging the upcoming NCAA men's Final Four basketball event at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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Mar 13
2019

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Frog Skin May Hold the Answer to Antibacterial Resistance

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Frog Skin May Hold the Answer to Antibacterial Resistance

The CDC identifies antibacterial resistance as one of the top health threats of our time, with more than 2 million people getting an antibiotic-resistant infection each year. More than 23,000 people die each year from such an infection, driving a need to find a solution.

Scientists believe such a solution may exist in the form of bacteria from frog skin. A recent study found that an antifungal bacterium called Pseudomonas Cichorii could possibly be used to develop an alternative medication for those who have grown resistant to antibiotics. Pseudomonas Cichorii lives on the skin of frogs.

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