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July 15, 2010

Is the government getting ready to give us all space stations? // Landrew Kentmore

Here's a story: a guy is looking for a place to sit down and hang out. There are a bunch of empty chairs all over the place, but they're not peaceful enough because there are loud people sitting in other chairs nearby.

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July 8, 2010

Health and Technology: Ears // Landrew Kentmore

A long time ago, movies didn't have noise and music sounded weird and crackly because it out came out of giant horn-shaped things on top of record players. This might have been cool for actors who were born without tongues or people whose parents played trumpets so that horn-shaped things remind them of their childhood, but for everyone else, it was pretty lame.

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July 1, 2010

Technology for Driving: Radar Detectors // Landrew Kentmore

I learned something new last weekend: if you drive really fast and then start to tap the breaks and the gas to make your car jump like it's got hydraulics, that's dangerous enough to get pulled over by a police officer.

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June 24, 2010

Cats and Computers // Landrew Kentmore

Nature stuff and technology stuff are opposites of each other because nature stuff just happens while technology is put together using screws. But this doesn't mean that there are no similarities between them.

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June 18, 2010

How Cold Technology Was Invented (maybe) // Landrew Kentmore

There's an old saying that says, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It doesn't make a lot of sense, even if you put "people" after the second "tough."

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June 10, 2010

Exercise Technology: Stair Steppers // Landrew Kentmore

If you watch movies, then you know that the best way to get into really good shape is to run up a bunch of stairs, preferably in front of a historic-looking building with inspiring music playing. The biggest problem is some people don't live near historical buildings with a million stairs. Some people live in single-story houses, so they have no access to stairs, unless they ask to use their neighbors' stairs (which is embarrassing).

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June 5, 2010

What to do in a place with bad cell phone reception // Landrew Kentmore

Cell phone reception and wedding receptions are similar because they both involve talking to people. If you go to the wrong place for your wedding reception, it could be really bad, like a place where there are lots of bees or a tropical island where a violent, wedding-hating tribe lives.

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May 27, 2010

Drinkable Technology: Artificial Sweetener // Landrew Kentmore

If you eat too much sugar, you might get really fat. This is because sugar originally came from plants, and plants don't care if you're skinny or not--they just care about soaking up water and hanging out in the sun.

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May 20, 2010

Music and Technology: Computers or band members? // Landrew Kentmore

Getting computers involved in group activities is not always a good idea. For example, playing soccer against a team of computers is dangerous for both the computers and the people.

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May 13, 2010

Choosing the right laptop bag // Landrew Kentmore

Let's say you want to buy some bread. Luckily for you, there are two bread salesmen on your street. One keeps his bread in a bread delivery truck, and the other keeps his bread in a bomb shelter. Who are you going to buy bread from? Probably the guy with the bread truck because the bomb shelter bread could be from before World War II.

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May 6, 2010

Practical Uses for Force Fields // Landrew Kentmore

If you hear someone say "force fields," he can only be talking about two things: 1) aggressive farmers who get impatient with their crops; or 2) the invisible walls that block missiles and lasers in sci-fi movies.

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April 29, 2010

New Uses for Lame Stuff that Technology has Replaced // Landrew Kentmore

Before companies made cars and trucks that could drive in the snow, people in places like Alaska and Canada used huskies and sleds to get around. When four-wheel drive was invented, it didn't hurt the sled or husky markets because sleds can still be used to go off sweet jumps and huskies are great pets for people who are really into wolves but not brave enough to trap a real one.

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April 22, 2010

Educational Technology: Online College // Landrew Kentmore

There is a lot of knowledge on the Internet. From reporters giving you the news to moms sharing secret teeth-whitening tricks, there are millions of people online ready to help you learn!

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April 15, 2010

More satellite stuff, please! // Landrew Kentmore

A while ago, most awesome stuff came through wires. Telephones had weird curly wires. TVs had a fat ugly wire that came out of the wall. Even radios had big metal wires that you would pull out and plug into the air (this wire called an antenna).

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April 8, 2010

Exercise Technology: Treadmills // Landrew Kentmore

If you ask a bunch of people on the street what piece of technology is the opposite of an air conditioner, most will say a heater. (Some people might get weirded out, which is fair because you are a stranger on the street asking about air conditioners for no real reason.)

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April 1, 2010

Old Technology From History: Steam // Landrew Kentmore

Water is different than gas. For example, you wouldn't drink a bottle of gas when you're thirsty. Also, you don't sweat gas when it gets really hot outside.

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March 25, 2010

Health And Technology: The Hands // Landrew Kentmore

Pro-bowlers and people who work on computers have one thing in common: they can both hurt their hands at their jobs.

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March 19, 2010

Ordering food over the Internet: FAQs // Landrew Kentmore

When you think about it, the Internet is the new mall. Just like the mall, you can buy stuff and meet weird people.

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March 12, 2010

Is a touch-screen phone right for you? // Landrew Kentmore

When you poke stuff with your finger, it usually reacts. If you poke a dog, it will look at you. If you poke a mound of dirt, it will turn into a mound of dirt with a finger-shaped hole poked in it.

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