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    • New Japanese turbines harvest wave energy and protect coastlines from erosion September 25, 2017
      Surf's up! Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Japan are working to create special turbines that harvest the renewable energy of waves while simultaneously protecting coastlines from erosion. The turbines are designed to be anchored to the sea floor with mooring cables near tetrapods (star-shaped concrete structure […]
      Greg Beach
    • Frida the rescue dog helps search for survivors after Mexico's deadly earthquake September 25, 2017
      A 7.1 magnitude earthquake recently rocked Mexico, and in Mexico City, 15 dogs came to the rescue. But few are quite as beloved as Frida, a 7-year-old Labrador who achieved Twitter fame. The Internet at first thought she'd found 52 people after the earthquake, and while that figure isn't correct - she's found 52 over the course of her whole ca […]
      Lacy Cooke
    • Go way off-grid in this beautiful bamboo hut in tucked into Bali's lush mountains September 25, 2017
      Adventurous travelers looking to go way, way off grid will love this beautiful bamboo haven located deep in Bali's mountainous region of Gunung Agung. The Hideout Bali Hut, designed by Jarmil Lhoták and Alena Fibichová, sits adjacent to a peaceful riverbank and is just steps away from picturesque rice fields, letting guests experience the Balinese count […]
      Nicole Jewell
    • Flesh-eating bacteria might be spread by mosquitoes in Australia September 25, 2017
      Cases of infections from a flesh-eating bacteria seem to be increasing in Australia. The bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans can bring about Buruli ulcers - non-healing sores that slowly grow bigger. The ulcers are already a huge health issue in West Africa, and now Australia seems to be experiencing more cases. Scientists aren't quite sure how humans get i […]
      Lacy Cooke
    • Compact New Zealand home sets its sights on going off the grid September 25, 2017
      High on a hill above New Zealand’s idyllic Peka Peka beach sits an eco-friendly compact home that responds to the surrounding landscape. Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects designed the dwelling, named Peka Peka House I, as three boxy units perfectly positioned to maximize shelter as well as views of Kapiti Island, forestry, and farmland. In response to the […]
      Lucy Wang
    • Cool micro studio in Budapest makes the most out of 344 square feet September 25, 2017
      Space-efficient design is of the utmost importance when creating livable tiny spaces like this beautiful 344-square-foot studio located in Budapest, Hungary. The compact space was designed by Studio Bunyik for the homeowner who likes to socialize at home. Using bespoke furniture pieces by local company Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop to designate individ […]
      Nicole Jewell
    • MIT engineers devise algorithm to identify warning signs of extreme weather events September 25, 2017
      Extreme events - like a rogue wave, hurricane, or sudden extinction - often seem to strike with few hints beforehand. But what if we could predict these events before they even form? Two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers came up with a framework, a computer algorithm, to spot patterns that come before such an event. According to MIT, thei […]
      Lacy Cooke
    • Plasma Rock is a new material made from 100% recycled landfill waste September 25, 2017
      Could our overflowing landfills be converted into gold mines? Designer Inge Sluijs has found an way to turn landfill waste into "Plasma Rock" - an innovative material that can be used to create eco-friendly consumer goods. The durable rock is the result of plasma gasification - a process that heats landfill materials at extremely high temperatures. […]
      Nicole Jewell
    • Scientists warn new "super malaria" in SE Asia poses alarming global threat September 25, 2017
      If you're planning a trip to South East Asia, take note. An evolved form of malaria which is resistant to anti-malaria medication is spreading at an "alarming global rate," according to scientists. The parasite was first documented in Cambodia but quickly migrated to other regions. Researchers predict mass casualties should the "super mal […]
      Amanda Froelich
    • World's fastest bullet train can travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 4.5 hours September 25, 2017
      Traveling between Shanghai and Beijing can take more than 12 hours by car, or over eight hours on public transportation. But a new bullet train could slash those travel times. China recently launched the fastest bullet train in the world that travels at a speed of 217 miles per hour.[...]
      Lacy Cooke

Free up space on your hard drive!

With videos, games, programs, and other things, your computer probably is filled to the brim with files and other things. Here’s some great ways to free up hard drive space!

  1. Disk Defragmenter: This will free up hard drive space and make your computer run faster. Go to Start > All programs >  Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Disk Cleanup: This convenient program will get rid of your temporary files, recycle bin, and whatever the heck else it deletes. Go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup or Start > My Computer > Right click whatever hard drive you wish to clean up > Properties > General Tab > Disk Cleanup

Hope this cleans up some hard drive space and allows you to run your cpu faster.


Make use of the internet!

This blog has got everything computer!

MakeUseOf: This blog has the tools to help you make your computing experience even better. From ASCII – Y’z. You can find anything to make your website better or just have fun.

Online Photoshop Alternatives!

I’ve spent the last few days researching the top 3 photoshop alternatives, and heres what I have

3.  Picnik: A free but not as totally in control as photoshop. Basic photo editing capabilities, but can’t add or erase or basically edit anything except hues and colors.


2. Adobe Photoshop Express: Basically a better version of picnik. It’s got the best theme in my book out of these though.



1. SplashUp!: A great (almost) fully functional photoshop alternative. You can do almost anything photoshop Cs3 can do… for a 100% discount! Great for a web app.


These are all great. Personally though, if you want a free, fully functional photoshop, (sorry, it’s not on the net) download GIMP.

OneMoreLevel – My favorite flash game site


I love this site. Onemorelevel has some great games. I love the easy navigation. The only thing that bothers me is the theme. Other than that, this site is great. Onemorelevel is a flash game site that offers a new game every day.

Anyways check it out and read the blog there.

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