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 •  November 6

You may not be able to take a transporter to work (not that you would want to) but if you want some Star Trek in your life, you can start with your keyboard. While the multi-series franchise predicted things like cellphones and iPads, there's nothing quite like having a Star Trek theme on the physical keyboard you still use. A new mechanical...

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 •  January 4

David Lawrence Composite decking is a great choice vs. wood for a variety of reasons. People choose wood plastic composite (WPC) or even plastic lumber (PL) over wood because they want the finished project to resist rot, wood-eating insects, harsh sunlight, and mold and mildew, and they never want to paint it. So, do these materials deliver? In...

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 •  August 12, 2016

The new GMC Acadia SUV on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Gluing a car together might seem like a dangerous way to reduce weight, but it turns out that the practice of using advanced adhesives to construct vehicles is not so new. The Boeing Dreamliner airplanes have used a kind of super-superglue since...