25
Jul
2016

Space oddity: High-flying turntable heading for atmospheric performance

The Icarus Craft will rise into the Earth's upper atmosphere, where it will play A Glorious ...

Jack White's Third Man Records is seven years old on July 30, and is celebrating with an attempt to play the first phonographic record in space. The chosen tune is a master of Carl Sagan's A Glorious Dawn, which was released by the company as a 7-inch record in its first year of operation, and will be played using a custom-built turntable designed for operation at high altitude.

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Category: Music

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25
Jul
2016

Indian adds big, sleek infotainment system for 2017 Chieftan and Roadmaster

The Indian Motorcycles Ride Command infotainment system offers a plethora of audio, navigation and on-screen features

Since the laws of physics eventually dictate that there's only so much engine displacement you can embed on two wheels, motorcycle manufacturers have begun to raise the bar on the infotainment systems they're offering on their high-end models. Case in point is the Ride Command system Indian Motorcycles just announced today to compete directly with the Boom!Box system Harley Davidson revealed in 2014.

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Category: Motorcycles

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25
Jul
2016

SuperMeat seeks to replace slaughterhouses with science

The product avoids the cruelty inherent in many types of animal farming

Ever since the UN released its 2006 Livestock's Long Shadow report on the impact animal agriculture has on climate change, the environmental case for ditching meat and going vegan has been gaining traction. One of the alternatives being cooked up to help people do that is synthetic meat, but so far none of the options has been scaled up to become mass-market-friendly. And this is the paradigm shift that SuperMeat is aiming at promoting as it raises funds to get its cruelty-free, animal-friendly cultured chicken meat out in the market.

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Category: Good Thinking

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