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  1. Japan’s Pokémon With You Train, Originally a Disaster Relief Project, Is Getting a Makeover

    Jun
    02
    2017

    Shortly after Japan’s tragic earthquake in 2011, Pokémon with You was developed as a disaster relief project. In 2012, it was developed into a fully functioning sightseeing train with a myriad of tributes to the series, featuring Pokémon characters, artificial plants, tunnels, curtains, and decals. Now, the train is getting a special Pikachu makeover, undergoing interior and exterior […]

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  2. What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into a Pumpkin

    Nov
    03
    2015

    In honor of Halloween, YouTuber TheBackyardScientist decided to pour molten aluminum into a pumpkin. Not only did molten aluminum get poured into a jack-o’-lantern, it was cooled off with liquid nitrogen, resulting in quite the experiment. Eventually, the pumpkin gets destroyed and a hardened aluminum shape resembling a grenade is all that is left from […]

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  3. Boeing Lands 787 Orders From Two Foreign Carriers Worth $3.5 billion

    Oct
    30
    2015

    Boeing landed orders from El Al Israel Airlines Ltd and Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd yesterday for its high-tech 787 Dreamliner worth more than $3.5 billion at list prices. All in all, 59 airlines and leasing companies have now ordered Boeing’s latest jetliner. After Qantas cancelled 35 orders for the stretched 787-9 model in 2012 amid […]

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  4. Inside Robert Bruno’s World-Famous Steel House In Ransom Canyon

    Oct
    05
    2015

    Yesterday, Ransom Canyon’s famous steel house was open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The unfinished house, which sits on 85 East Canyon View Drive in Ransom Canyon, now serves as an unofficial memorial to architect and former Texas Tech faculty member Robert Bruno. Bruno worked on the home for over 30 […]

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  5. Chevy Continues To Attack Ford’s Innovative Aluminum F-150 In New Ad

    Jul
    27
    2015

    GM’s Chevrolet continues to attack rival Ford’s innovative aluminum-body F-150 pickup through a series ads basically saying Ford’s new truck is too costly and tedious to repair. In the ad below, Howie Long and Chief Engineer Eric Stanczak review a third party test on the time and cost of repairing the Chevy Silverado and Ford’d […]

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  6. How To Turn Styrofoam Objects Into Solid Aluminum

    Mar
    30
    2015

    Have you ever wanted to turn styrofoam into metal? If you haven’t, you probably will now… Grant Thompson recently released a video demonstrating how to turn any styrofoam object from a foam board, foam housing insulation, or even craft blocks into solid aluminum. After choosing your foam creation, drop it into a a 5-gallon bucket […]

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  7. DiResta Aluminum Hatchet Handle

    Nov
    14
    2014

    Few Things I know already about this hatchet; it is too heavy, the balance is off, it will shatter, the sheath should have rivets, the head will cut through the stitching, it was “hung” all wrong, brass wedge is a bad idea, I will get blisters, I should only ever use BLO to finish any […]

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