How the Heck Are Self-Driving Cars Not A Bigger Thing?

How the Heck Are Self-Driving Cars Not A Bigger Thing?

It’s 2016, and self-drivin cars are finally close to becoming an everyday reality—Google’s doing some pretty impressive stuff with autonomous, driverless automocars, and many Tesla models include an Autopilot feature. On the other hand, it’s 2016—how are self-drivin cars not already an everyday thing? Every movie set in the future since about 1950 has projected a world where no one has to take the wheel themselves, and every technological advancement since 1990 has more or less been targeted at makin…

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What the Heck is A Modular Office?

What the Heck is A Modular Office?

Earth is a big place, but there’s not infinite room. With a total surface area of 197 million square miles and a population of roughly 7.125 billion and counting—and if my math is correct, which, honestly, who knows?—that leaves us with only 0.28 square miles per person. And that’s not accountin for all the square mileage that uninhabitable, like the ocean. Any way you slice it, space is limited on this planet of ours, and the never-ending sprawl of humanity…

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How the Heck Do Wireless Chargers Help the Environment?

How the Heck Do Wireless Chargers Help the Environment?

Samsung recently announced ongoin plans to create as many as three different, new models of wireless smartphone chargers. (The gizmos will also be able to charge certain tablets, cameras, smartwatches, and the like, but for simplicity’s sake we’ll just say they’re “phone chargers.”) Three patents were filed by the Korean electronics manufacturer back in January of this year, and the company formally announced the phone chargers’ development late last week. “With this stylish accessory,” Samsung’s announcement read, in part, apparently…

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What the Heck is A Baghouse Dust Collector?

What the Heck is A Baghouse Dust Collector?

A baghouse dust collector is an air pollution control device, essentially a huge, heavy-duty vacuum bag. (Remember when all vacuums used to have bags in them?) But, instead of capturin all the dirt, dust, and dog dander from your carpet, a baghouse dust collector removes potentially harmful particles from gas flows used in industrial processes and from exhaust streams created by industrial processes (though not necessarily both for the same process). Like vacuum bags, baghouse dust collectors capture unwanted pollutants…

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