Bill Gates Drinks Water That Was Poop 5 Minutes Ago from a Machine That Could Change the World

Jan 14, 2015 By Abraham 0

The Janicki Omniprocessor is an incredible machine with the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life in developing areas where sanitation and energy seem impossible to come by, especially inexpensively.

The Omniprocessor is not only self-sustaining, but actually offers real value on both ends of its process. It fills an important role in any community where it exists by handling sewage. Then it uses the sewer sludge to power itself and can send the electricity it doesn’t need back to the surrounding areas.

And the byproduct of this ingenious sewer/power plant? Clean water.

Check out how it works and watch Bill Gates enjoy the remarkable results

It Feels Impossible to Change People’s Anti-vaccine Attitudes, But Here’s Another Go…

Dec 29, 2014 By Abraham 7

Despite the facts surrounding vaccination being widely available and entirely substantiated, there is an unfortunate and, it seems, increasing trend toward rejecting them. And even though it feels like the sorts of folks who are anti-vaccine won’t be convinced by anything, it doesn’t hurt to keep on restating reality.

To do the honors this time around is Popular Science cartoonist Maki Naro

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You’re About to Feel Really Sorry for a Housefly

Dec 7, 2014 By Abraham 0

If you were to list the creatures on earth that warrant our pity and concern, flies probably wouldn’t make the cut. In fact, you probably kill them as often as you can.

Still, you’ll feel bad for these two as you watch them die on a bug zapper…in slow motion.

Romantic Nerd Secretly Tracks His Heart Rate As He Proposes

Dec 3, 2014 By Abraham 0

It is both a thrilling and stressful experience to ask a person to marry you. A million questions are swirling around in your mind making the day leading up to the big ask much more nerve-wracking than an ordinary day…

What should I say? Will I remember to say it? Am I going to lose the ring? Will they say yes?

All this must have a physical effect, like a raised heart rate at minimum, right? Redditor Sesipikai decided to check.

On a recent trip to Rome, he planned to ask his girlfriend to marry him. While some men might try to get a photographer to clandestinely capture the moment, he decided to document and commemorate his proposal even more creatively — with a secret heart monitor.

Throughout the day in question, he secretly tracked his beats per minute with a heart rate belt. Then, after he came down from the high, he exported the resulting data as an xml file and created this adorably nerdy graph in Excel…

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Don’t worry, his resting heart rate is much lower than this chart would suggest. He notes…

I did try measure my heart rate in the office. It’s about 60ish. The whole day was walking and thinking, so the mean is quite elevated.

And not just that. He says…

That ring burns your pocket like there’s no tomorrow. I have a new found respect for Mister Frodo after that day.

This Is How People in Winnipeg Have Fun When the Temp Drops to -29

Nov 23, 2014 By Joey 0

Average low temperatures in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are -2 degrees Fahrenheit, but an extreme cold snap can deliver bitter arctic temperatures.

When the thermometer dipped to -29 degrees last March, one family hooked their hose up to a hot water heater and turned on the sprinkler for some fantastic Canadian fun…

Via: DPF