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Gravitational Attraction Simply Explained Using a Sheet of Graph Paper Attached to a Crank

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“How Gravity Falls” by YouTube host Edward Current is a handy explanation of how a warping of space and time causes gravitational attraction that utilizes a sheet of graph paper stretched using an attached crank. Current built the “Spacetime Stretcher” to offer an easy-to-follow explanation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

For centuries, gravity was described as a sort of attraction between two objects. Then Albert Einstein described gravity as a warping of space and time.

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A Look Inside of Sun Noodle, A Hawaiian Company That Produces 90,000 Servings of Ramen Noodles a Day

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“Inside Sun Noodle” by Eater is an examination of the history and operations of Sun Noodle, a Hawaiian company that produces noodles for many of the top ramen restaurants in the US. Founded in 1981, the company has factories in the US that generate a total of 90,000 servings of ramen noodles each day. Sun Noodle was also the subject of the recent video “How Ramen Noodle Are Made.”

Ramen Noodles

Ramen Noodles

Ramen Noodles

Ramen Noodles

Ramen Noodles

images via Eater

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The Defender, A Portable Safety System With Pepper Spray, a Siren, Triangulation, Notifications and a Camera Built-In

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The Defender is a new personal safety product that features pepper spray, a siren, flashing lights, a number of smart features including a GPS triangulation, and a camera that snaps and transmits a photo via Bluetooth. Once captured, the information is sent to the Defender team via an iPhone or Android app, who in turn communicate with 911, while notifications are also sent out alerting your emergency contacts of the incident via text or e-mail. The product’s creators are currently seeking funding via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

The Defender

image via The Defender

via TechCrunch