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50-Year-Old Time Capsule Improved by Being Completely and Inexplicably EmptyA time capsule sealed in 1969 that was set to reveal its secrets this year has mysteriously—albeit hilariously—wound up containing absolutely nothing, a puzzle that has stumped the township of Derry, New Hampshire.
The library of the future | Melanie Florencio | TEDxCreativeCoastThis talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The introduction of a "Maker Space" at the Beaufort, SC public library system marks a transition for libraries where content is no longer simply absorbed, but also created. Originally from the Charleston, SC area, Melanie J. Florencio is a digital media lab instructor, adjunct art professor, and comic illustrator. She studied Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design for her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Post graduation in 2011, she taught art and design at two Charleston colleges while freelancing comic book projects. Currently, Melanie enjoys sharing her artistic knowledge and talents with the Beaufort County, SC community through demonstrations, workshops, and lectures for the public library system as well as adjuncting art classes online for the local colleges. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Bad Lab Beer Co — Somersworth, USAFrom the start, the owners of this New Hampshire bolthole, Bad Lab Beer Co, were clear that they wanted to steer clear of the expected design tropes commonly associated with American brew pubs. For Studio Richard Lindvall, it certainly helped the cause...
Here's Why Colorado Is Becoming 'One Dupont (West)'Best known for the stunning Front Range mountain landscape, John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” and a political spectrum that spans the “People’s Republic of Boulder” and it’s conservative counterpart “The Springs”—Colorado is becoming a hub of higher education policy, innovation and collaboration.
Did Airbnb Kill the Mountain Town?Living the dream has never been easy in the West's most beloved adventure hamlets, where homes are a fortune and good jobs are few. But the rise of online short-term rentals may be the tipping point that causes idyllic outposts like Crested Butte, Colorado, to lose their middle class altogether—and with it, their soul.1
Innovative Ways to Embrace Responsible Tourism at SCP - Story at Every CornerCan hotels support sustainability in hospitality, eco travels, responsible tourism, minimalist hotel, soulfulness, and community? Here is how SCP Hotel, a lovely place to stay in Colorado Springs embraces these values.1
A Texas Startup Claims To Have Made The Biggest Advancements In Electric Motor Designs In Over A CenturyFundamentally, electric motors haven’t changed all that much since they were developed well over a century ago: they’re still electromechanically spinning rotors inside of stators. There a Texas startup, though, that claims to have developed the first real, substantive improvements in the basic design of an electric motor, and they claim that its motor, the Linear Labs Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) will perform so much better than conventional motors that electric cars with these motors can eliminate any sort of gearboxes, expect 10 percent more range from a given battery size, while providing more power and torque for a given size of motor.
Richard Holmes, The Art of Biography No. 7Born in London in 1945, Richard Holmes has written ten biographies and books of biographical essays. Even in his early works Shelley (1974) and Coleridge: Early Visions (1989), Holmes demonstrates a keen eye for place and a striking empathy for his subjects. In his page...