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Latest Articles from Robin Jones

Vincent van Gogh

Jul 18, 2017 / 9:38 am

Gina Barton and Joe Posner of Vox created this fascinating video essay that recounts the both the incredible talent of Vincent van Gogh and the incredible challenges that he faced in his troubled life. 

No left turn

Jul 17, 2017 / 9:57 am

While an individual person may not save much by only making right turns, a huge corporation like UPS has proven since 2004 how avoiding left turns in its trucks can significantly increase its bottomline while reducing emissions and accidents.

Barrel roll

Jul 16, 2017 / 11:16 am

The Token

Jul 15, 2017 / 12:10 pm

The Token is a very handy piece of wearable technology that holds all of the digital information for keys, credit cards, metro cards, access cards and passwords in an attractive silver ring. This smart ring protects all of its data through a fingerprint

Deep dive

Jul 14, 2017 / 9:55 am

On a single breath of air, Guillaume Néry explores the deepest pool in the world in Italy: Y40.

Supersonic kitchen knife

Jul 13, 2017 / 12:01 am

Throw out your serrated knives. You can now cut using supersonic technology. This knife, developed by MECS Tech, uses supersonic vibrations to slice through bread, cakes, even tire rubber, like it's butter.

Timelapse paint job

Jul 12, 2017 / 12:01 am

This is the Emirates Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft. It is so large that the entire repainting process took 34 professionals and nearly 15 days to complete, setting a company record.

An unusual friendship

Jul 11, 2017 / 9:31 am

The longtime friendship between a Japanese diver and the giant fish he saved from certain death.

Illegal food

Jul 10, 2017 / 9:46 am

She's been threatened with voodoo and death threats, but U.S. customs supervisor Ellie Scaffa doesn't let that stop her. Scaffa's job is to dispose of contraband food, and you won't believe the amazing variety of foods that she sees

The whisky-powered car

Jul 9, 2017 / 12:01 am

The world's first "whisky-powered" car has had a successful debut journey. Scottish scientists developed a way to turn leftover residue from the distillation process into fuel that can be used in any gas or diesel car.
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