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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Strange But True

Technology returns actors to the screen

Q.  Audrey Hepburn was digitally recreated for a chocolate commercial in 2013, as was Bruce Lee in a Chinese-language ad for a...

There’s a run on it now, and toilet paper has a long history

Q.  Toilet paper dates back to medieval China but all sorts of things have been used as “bum fodder,” really, whatever was handy.  Can...

Beer isn’t just enjoyable, it can be good for the environment

Q.  Beer lovers, you know a good brew when you taste it.  But do you know about several unusual uses for beer byproducts that...

Snow machines keeping ski hills active have roots in Hollywood

Q.  Ski-lovers, the next time you take to the slopes, be sure to give thanks to Warner Brothers technical director Louis Gelb for making...

Picture this: going with prunes rather than cheese

Q.  Consider the door — a rather mundane architectural feature that may date back more than 5,000 years.  Yet the door has some...

Violins by Stradivari are worth a fortune, but may not be best

Q.  In the 1970s, beef consumption in the U.S. accounted for nearly 50% of all meat, followed by pork, then chicken at 20%.  By...

It may not snow, but it could end up raining iguanas in the cold

Q.  They are the most abundant organisms on Earth, by one estimate over a million times more than the stars in the universe, says...

Technology means space may be the next locale for outsourcing

Q.  “Space is open for business,” and some companies are planning to use the International Space Station (ISS) as a manufacturing hub.  What technologies might...

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