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About Joshua Garrett

Joshua is a freelance writer, aspiring novelist, and avid table-top gamer who has been in love with the hobby ever since it was first introduced to him by a friend in 1996. Currently he acts as the Gamemaster in three separate games and is also a player in a fourth. When he is not busy rolling dice to save the world or destroying the hopes and dreams of his players, he is usually found either with his nose in a book or working on his own. He has degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Economics.

Here are my most recent posts:

The Hack Bot

Have you ever wanted to do more with a Roomba? You know, those little cleaning/vacuum robots you see from time to time. If yes, then creator iRobot has you covered with their latest project, the Create 2, which is purposely being built for hacking and modification.

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Build Your Own Solar Generator

Have you ever thought about switching over to solar power in your home? Probably. Most of us have at some point, but many of us have a lot of questions regarding it. What would it take? How difficult would it be? Would it really make all that much of a difference? Knowing this, Rapid Online has designed a simple info graphic to answer many of these questions and show just how easy it can be to set up your very own solar generator.

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Life Hacks With Chemistry

Dec 12, 14 Life Hacks With Chemistry

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

Who doesn’t enjoy learning about Life Hacks? You know, those little tricks you might not have thought of before that just help to make life a little bit easier. Today, thanks to our friends over at Reactions, we are going to share with you four incredible chemistry-based Life Hacks that all revolve around sodium hydrogen carbonate, better known as baking soda.

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Phones In Free-Fall

People sure seem to be clumsy. Is dropping your phone really all that common of an occurrence? Of course, to answer that, all I need do is look to some of my friends. That alone tells me that the overall answer to the question seems to be a resounding “YES.” Well, in light of that, there is good news on the horizon for all of you iPhone users out there.

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The Weed Detector

What does a police officer make you do if they suspect you to be under the influence of alcohol while driving? Did you know that it is also illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana -- even in states where it has been legalized for recreational use (Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Oregon)? How does an officer test a suspect for that?

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Images With Impact

Nov 30, 14 Images With Impact

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

Images with Impact is a competition held by the BBSRC that looks for the best photos that represent how life sciences are changing the world. After a very difficult judging round, 18 absolutely incredible images made it to the shortlist that was then given over to public vote. The votes are now in and category winners have all been decided. Let’s have a look at them.

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The Aftereffects Of Turkey Day

The only thing about Thanksgiving, or “Turkey Day” as many people know it, I do not care for is what often comes right after; that feeling of absolute fullness so great that you feel as though you are going to be ill. That leads us to wonder, why does our body feel so full after a hearty meal? The answer to that is really quite simple.

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Living In Thermo

Nov 26, 14 Living In Thermo

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

Something interesting happens when you take a moment to look at things in a different light. Taking that notion to its literal and logical extreme, a YouTube group called BuzzFeedBlue decided to show us what our life and many everyday activities look like through thermal imaging.

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Let’s Talk Black Holes

Nov 22, 14 Let’s Talk Black Holes

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Space

Have you ever wanted the chance to just sit down with a scientist so that you could pick their brain about some aspect of our Universe that you were curious about? Well, thanks to the National Science Foundation, a team sat down with astrophysicist Dan Evans of the Smithsonian Institute to ask him about one of the most fascinating aspects of his research: black holes.

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Kitty Chemistry

Nov 20, 14 Kitty Chemistry

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

Allow me to reveal one of the greatest secrets of the Internet to you. Are you ready? Here it is: the Internet loves cats. Of course, how could it not? Did you know that there is a lot of science to be found regarding your cute little kitty? Of course there is

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