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Science Blog: The Secret Life Of Gold

Gold is an oft coveted material. Countries have been conquered in pursuit of gold, and men have been browbeaten to buy jewelry constructed from it. To the technically minded, however, gold is more than...

Hardware Blog: SC-1 Mic Preamp Kit

(Guest blog by Ruel Oquindo, Five Fish Studios.) Earlier this year, I decided to design my own mic preamp. I wanted my preamp to sound better and cleaner than most commercial preamps out there...

Octopart News Recap

Two weeks ago we added a news feature to Octopart and we’ve been really happy with how it’s developing. So far the submissions have been very interesting. They’ve varied from a discussion about fluorescent...

Hardware Blog: Concrete Crickets

(Guest blog by Mike Dory, NYU ITP.) Graffiti is one of the most powerful and most personal displays in the urban experience, and can be used to make statements, tag territory, spread messages –...