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Paging Dr. Tyler Duren… a new untapped unlimited fuel source has been found… Liposuctioning unwanted blubber out of pampered Los Angelenos may not seem like a dream job, but it has its perks. Free fuel is one of them. For a time, Beverly Hills doctor Craig Alan Bittner turned the... Read more »

Tim Anderson’s canoe just underwent its maiden voyage, and it’s beautiful: Detailed, step-by-step Instructables are here. While you’re at it, make yourself a 5-minute paddle, too: http://p.webshots.com/flash/smallplayer.swf?videoFile=http://videoserve.webshots.com/video/10540/3019809250100343814CoHoeL_v_0.flv&audio=on&displayImagePreview=http://videothumb21.webshots.com/thumb/10540/3019809250100343814CoHoeLstill_001_0.jpg&videoPageUrl=http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/video/3019809250100343814CoHoeL&autoPlay=false&shareLink=http://cards.webshots.com/ecard/personalize?photoId=3019809250100343814%26source=v?.swf Read more »

Hopefully you have some free time over the Holidays. If you do, and you’re like me, you might want to check out the new version of Fritzing. We covered it before, twice in fact, and here is the latest release. It has come a long way in just the past... Read more »

Elsa Zaldívar just won a Rolex award for her work turning loofahs, a sponge-like cucumber that I thought grew underwater but apparently doesn’t, and recycled plastic into a sustainable building material: You can read more on the awards page here. I eagerly await the promised how-to video; any readers able... Read more »

Jenny @ CRAFT writes: Label-Free posts about the work of textile artist Leah Evans, who creates hand-stitched, map-inspired quilts that encompass a variety of techniques, including reverse appliqué, needle felting, hand-dyeing and embroidery. Read more »

The Plasticfanpiper lives up to his name demonstrating a homemade ‘membrane pipe’ apparently built from straws balloons, and plastic valves – must be a pretty sturdy build to stand up to the air pressure. [Thanks, Stephen!] A quick search for “membrane bagpipe” turned up this interesting how to – The... Read more »

A recent visitor to TechShop in Menlo Park, CA said that he was amazed by a story he was told on his tour. Initially, there was concern that tools would walk out the door at TechShop. In practice, though, the opposite has proved to be true. Members of this community-based... Read more »

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