Tag: how to

Apr 11, 2013

How to Pass Time on Your Commute to Work

How to Pass Time on Your Commute to Work

We all have our own ways of passing time on our daily commutes. Some people read, others try to sleep, and many listen to music or play on their phones. But one creative commuter has a simple and highly entertaining way that hopefully more people will embrace. By placing a face from a newspaper…

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Mar 26, 2013

New York City Travel Tips as Animated Gifs

New York City Travel Tips as Animated Gifs

Nathan Pyle is an artist and illustrator that has been living in New York City for the past 4.5 years. During that period he has learned much about how things work in one of the world’s greatest cities. In a new series entitled, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle has created a guide for…

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Mar 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

INSIDE A FIRELOG Photograph by Cyko28 on Reddit In this intriguing close up photograph taken by Redditor Cyko28, we see the red-hot inside of a firelog as it burns away the wood from the inside out. A firelog is like a big wooden candle that burns from the middle of the log…

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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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