Tag: how to

Jan 16, 2013

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There…

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Jan 6, 2013

How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons

How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons

New Zealander and recent civil engineering graduate Daniel Gray travelled north to Edmonton, Canada to spend five weeks with his girlfriend and her parents for the holidays. To keep him occupied (and perhaps test his resolve) his girlfriend’s mother thought it might be a fun idea to build an igloo. Little did Daniel know,…

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Dec 20, 2012

Hoisting an Escalator to the 101st Floor of 1 WTC

Hoisting an Escalator to the 101st Floor of 1 WTC

On December 12, 2012, ThyssenKrupp Elevator team members hoisted an escalator using a rooftop crane to the 101st floor of the One World Trade Center. This is one of 11 escalators and 74 elevators being installed on the project which will include the fastest elevators in the western hemisphere. Technical specialist and ThyssenKrupp Elevator…

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Jul 10, 2012

This Machine Prints Brick Roads

This Machine Prints Brick Roads

Block paving (also known as brick paving) is an alternative to an asphalt road. It’s typically used for aesthetic purposes on roads where traffic is relatively slow. Unfortunately, the process of laying these roads is manually intensive and can by quite harsh on one’s back and knees. Dutch-company Vanku BV sought to address this…

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Jul 7, 2012

Replacing an IMAX Screen [44 pics]

Replacing an IMAX Screen [44 pics]

After 13 years of operation on the South Bank, the British Film Institute (BFI) is replacing their massive IMAX screen, measuring 26 metres wide and 20 metres high (85 ft x 65 ft), with a brand new silver screen. The new IMAX screen is made in Canada and was shipped in a crate to…

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Jun 12, 2012

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY…

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Jan 21, 2012

How To Make a Stove from a Single Log

How To Make a Stove from a Single Log

Commonly known as a ‘Swedish Fire Torch’, this simple outdoor cooking method not only provides you the heat you need to cook a delicious meal (or boil a pot of water), but it also comes with a built-in ‘stove top’ to place your pot or pan onto. It’s a tidy and controlled fire that’s…

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