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Fire from Ice as Town Heats Itself from Chilly Fjord

Image by gfpeck, under CC license.
Drammen, around 40 miles from Oslo in Norway is using the local fjord to heat nearly all the homes and businesses of its 65,000 residents. The fjord’s water is at 8C, pretty chilly. However, using heat pump technology and a few innovations they have managed to create a system that saves them money and cuts down on carbon emissions. Heat Pumps are not new, but the ones we’ve seen have all been air to ground or more common examples are your freezer or air conditioning. They absorb heat from a cold space and release it to a warmer one. It all came about because the city’s heating company realised the water temperature […]

Cartoonist Chuck Jones’ Rules For Wild E. Coyote And The Road Runner

Ever wondered how you make a super-popular cartoon? How do you keep the same themes running throughout a series so that you can tell different stories but have the characters remain consistent? A set of rules, that’s how. Here is a list of governing principles that cartoonist Chuck Jones created for one of the most popular Loony Tunes series, Wild E. Coyote and The Road Runner. As you will see, they are very simple, but they provided the foundations for what became one of the most popular cartoon shows of all time. Now check out the video below to see if the makers followed the rules Via mr_stevetighe

Man Makes Tiny Edible Pancakes with Tiny Kitchen Tools (Video)

This Japanese guy cooks up some pancakes…nothing special there right? Well he uses tiny implements to do it and makes perfect little pancakes. Kinda cool and they look tasty!

What Color is this Dress?

White and Gold or Blue and Black?
Well this one has been trending all over the web, just what color is this dress? It all started in Scotland when the mother of a bride-to-be sent a picture to her daughter asking what she thought of the dress. The bride and groom each saw the image differently, this then got posted online and picked up by some viral sites. The lighting in the photo is probably causing different people to see it as either white and gold or blue and black. Prof Stephen Westland, chair of color science and technology at a university in the UK told the BBC that it was impossible to see what other people see but that it […]

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