Paternoster Lifts: Cyclic Chain Elevators With No Buttons, Doors or Stops – 99% Invisible

A paternoster lift lacks most of the essential qualities we associate with elevators; it never stops for passengers and features no doors or buttons in its compartments or on the various floors it services. Indeed, its cars do not even slow down to allow riders to enter or disembark. Despite its eccentric features, paternosters have a big fan base, which largely explains why these unusual elevators continue to exist.

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Millions of European Clocks Are Running up to Six Minutes Slow – Atlas Obscura

A decade ago, the landlocked state of Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. In the years since, 113 UN states have come to recognize this diamond-shaped block, a little smaller than the state of Connecticut, as a country in its own right. Its neighbor Serbia, however, has not. Tensions between the two territories persist, particularly as many ethnic Serbs continue to live in a country they do not believe exists.

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Change Your Screen to Grayscale to Combat Phone Addiction

Most of the time, you check your phone and there’s nothing interesting—no notifications, just the same old apps staring back at you. But sometimes checking your phone is rewarding —you get an amusing text, a flurry of likes, an email containing good news. This hit is satisfactory enough to keep you returning, checking your phone compulsively for another dopamine jolt.

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How to revive a dead rechargeable battery with a barbeque clamp – DIY Photography

Sometimes it a rechargeable AA or AAA battery dies and you can’t recharge it. However, it’s not always actually dead, and Iddo Genuth from Lensvid shows you a simple tip how to “bring it back to life.” All you need is another battery and a barbeque clamp. https://youtu.be/gnxidU_F0Vc If the charger doesn’t detect the battery, before you throw it away, try this revival trick. Take any full metal barbeque clamp. You probably already have it at home, but even if not, it costs a few bucks. Clean it thoroughly and make sure it’s dry. […]

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From age 0 to 100: this video shows aging of our skin in only 60 seconds

Many people don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. Imposed beauty standards and too much Photoshop in ads don’t help at all.

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Photos, Video: 3D crosswalk in Ísafjörður helps slow down speeding motorists | Icelandmag

The small fishing town of Ísafjörður in the Westfjords unveiled the first ever “3D crosswalk” in Iceland. The crosswalk, which is painted to look like it is hovering over the street, is intended to slow down traffic and reduce driving speeds in the narrow residential streets of the old town of Ísafjörður.

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What machines can tell from your face

Life in the age of facial recognition

THE human face is a remarkable piece of work. The astonishing variety of facial features helps people recognise each other and is crucial to the formation of complex societies. So is the face’s ability to send emotional signals, whether through an involuntary blush or the artifice of a false smile. People spend much of their waking lives, in the office and the courtroom as well as the bar and the bedroom, reading faces, for signs of attraction, hostility, trust and deceit. They also spend plenty of time trying to dissimulate.

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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science | Life and style | The Guardian

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it […]

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