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The strange but deadly ironclad ships of the U.S. Civil War

1863 The ironclad gunboat Essex. Image: Buyenlarge/Getty Images In the mid-19th century, the British and French navies developed armored, steam-powered warships as a response to the rising use of explosive shells, which could burn through wooden-hulled ships. In addition to warships clad in a thin skin of iron, heavily armored floating batteries were developed. With the(…)


How to Take Care of a Chameleon

So you want to care for a chameleon? Chameleons make excellent pets, but you will need to set things up for them to be happy and healthy. Find out what kind you should get and the requirements for caring for one. EditSteps EditChoosing the Right Chameleon Make sure that you actually want one. They are(…)


US Chamber of Commerce is suing Seattle for letting Uber and Lyft drivers unionize

The US Chamber of Commerce plans to sue the city of Seattle over a law that allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize, according to a report today from Reuters. The Chamber, a pro-business and anti-labor American lobbying group, would be wading into the growing debate over the rights and classification of ride-hailing workers, and it’s(…)


How to Mummify a Banana

Mummify a banana to make sure that you will have a snack waiting for you in the afterlife. This project is Pharaoh approved. Read more on MAKE The post How to Mummify a Banana appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers


Handheld Pong & Invaders on the cheap (Arduino compatible)

A retro hand-held gaming system cheap enough for a kids’ project. Possible? Absolutely! Just bring on the power of Arduino and cheap Chinese components!This project was designed as a soldering project for a group of half-a-dozen 9 and 10 year-old kids but it’s a great introduction to soldering, A…By: Ugifer Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring(…)