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January 14, 2019

The art of bamboo construction

Res ipsa loquitur.

January 14, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

The most educated city or town in every state

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From Business Insider:


Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in every state with the biggest share of adults with at least a bachelor's degree."

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to allow the government, corporate and academic researchers, and anyone who is curious about demographics to better understand the population of the US. Among many other subjects, the ACS includes questions about respondents' education levels.

Using the 2012 to 2017 ACS estimates for places with an at least 1,000-person population, Business Insider made a map showing the town in each state with the highest percentage of adults over 25 who have at least a bachelor's degree.

Some of the places were college and university campuses, and we excluded those from our analysis, instead focusing on incorporated towns and cities and unincorporated census-designated areas.

January 14, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sound Mirrors of England

From the BBC: "More than 100 years ago, acoustic mirrors along the coast of England were used to detect the sound of approaching German zeppelins. The concave concrete structures were designed to pick up sound waves from enemy aircraft, making it possible to predict their flight trajectory, giving enough time for ground forces to be alerted to defend the towns and cities of Britain."

January 14, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"Odd Apples" — William Mullan


The photographer's new large format book,


"Odd Apples,"


self-published as a limited edition of 200 last month,

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features photographs of 29 varieties of apples.

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Included are each apple's cultivar name, the location where it was first farmed, and tasting notes.


Above and below,


apples featured in the book.

Apply within.

[via the New York Times]

January 14, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mine's smaller than yours

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That's what you'll be saying to everyone if you add this to your EDC.

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Miniature folding knife.



Small at twice the price....

January 14, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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