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August 10, 2018

Origami-inspired folding robotic claw captures jellyfish alive

Videre est credere.

Back story here and here.

August 10, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

America's 100 Favorite Works of Fiction

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From the Wall Street Journal: "'The Great American Read,' a new initiative from PBS, set out to produce a list of America’s 100 favorite works of fiction. The alphabetical list (the books aren't ranked) was released this spring, based on a poll of more than 7,000 American readers. The results of the poll were winnowed down by an advisory panel of 'literary industry professionals' using a few rules: The books had to be published (though not necessarily written) in English, with a series like 'Harry Potter' counted as one title, and there could be no more than one book per author."

August 10, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wireless CD Player

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Finally.

File under "better late than never."

From the website:

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This portable CD player connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker or headphones.

Unlike standard hand-held CD players that must be physically connected to headphones, this model allows one to enjoy a favorite album without being tethered to the unit.

Buttons on the lid enable one to play, pause, or skip tracks, and activate anti-skip protection.

About the size of a classic Walkman, it has a built-in rotary volume control, volume restriction function, and repeat and shuffle modes.

Features and Details:

• Plays MP3 files

• Includes earbuds

• Compatible with CD-R, CD-RW, and standard CDs

• Powered via included AC adapter or two AA batteries

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$99.95 (CDs not included).

August 10, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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