Looking to fill your home with fine art without breaking the bank? While many have had success finding home decor with services like Paddle8 or Artsy, Boston-based start-up TurningArt hopes to revolutionize the art industry. The new company plans to use a $10 subscription model, not unlike Netflix, to allow customers to rent pieces of art. Customers may choose from a range of artists, and receive their chosen work(s) framed and ready to hang. Displaying pieces for long periods of time will net you credits, which can then be redeemed for discounts on future purchases, and users have the freedom to change the images displayed in their homes as often as they’d like. So, would you pay $10 for the ability to change the feel of your home as you please? (Photo via TurningArt)source
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Steel is what we would call a ‘mature technology.’ We’d like to think we know most everything about it. If someone invented a way to strengthen the strongest steels even a few percent, that would be a big deal. But 7 percent? That’s huge.
Ohio State professor and engineer Suresh Babu • Discussing a Detroit-based DIY dude’s method of creating a stronger type of steel. The technology, called Flash Bainite, was made by Gary Cola, a metal hacker who managed to figure out a way to cook really strong steel in a matter of seconds — ten to be exact. Babu was skeptical, as you might guess. ”The process that Gary described – it shouldn’t have worked,” he said. “I didn’t believe him. So he took my students and me to Detroit.” We expect Apple to use this technology in their next iPhone, just because.
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