Jason Lederman
at 08:59 AM Jul 4 2016
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Almost every culinary master will tell you a great steak needs only salt and pepper for seasoning. But if you're hosting a BBQ party, you could end up spending a lot of time twisting a pepper grinder. Our pal Alton Brown has a quick hack to make your day easier, and he'll teach you without saying a word.

Coby McDonald
at 11:40 AM Jun 17 2016
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When the FBI asked Apple to help crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, the agency was wading into dangerous waters. That's according to an essay by Susan Landau, Professor of Cybersecurity Policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, published today in the journal Science . Landau, who worked as a privacy analyst for Google, writes that the FBI's approach was shortsighted and risked undermining smartphone protections for users across the board while inviting exploitation of the resulting security weaknesses by bad guys.

Jason Tetro
at 11:02 AM Jun 15 2016
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The human body is well equipped to produce a number of vital nutrients for survival but some are simply not made and are deemed essential. We can acquire these compounds, such as tryptophan, Vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids through diet. Yet some eating routines, such as the Standard American Diet, lack these vital ingredients requiring supplementation.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:16 AM May 30 2016
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Vacuum cleaner-wielding superheroes are about to be taken a lot more seriously. Professional climber Sierra Blair-Coyle was the guinea pig for a daring proof of power: she crawled up the side of a 33-story building in South Korea using two vacuum cleaners.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 09:21 AM May 26 2016
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The hydraulic press wars are heating up, and the best video this week (so far) is entertaining and educational.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 12:01 PM May 11 2016
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Cheap consumer drones are really just little computers on wings. It makes sense, then, that all it takes to disable one is another cheap computer, a wi-fi connection, and some technical know-how. Brent Chapman, an Army Cyber Warfare officer, already made a tool that remotely shuts off Parrot drones. Now, at Make, he's made a full tutorial for people to make their own anti-drone kit.

Grennan Milliken
at 10:09 AM May 5 2016
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On Monday night, a cornucopia of celebrities descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Met Gala—the fundraising event that always becomes a dizzying who's who of pop stars, actors, ballplayers, fashion designers and the like.

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