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Honda will produce hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in 2024

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Honda will produce a new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2024.

The first model will be a Honda CR-V and offer electric driving when commuting around town and zero emissions for longer trips. Honda's current CR-V is a hybrid with a gas engine.

The new vehicle will carry a high-pressure hydrogen tank instead of a gas tank. It will be the first in North America to combine a plug-in with FCEV technology.

The company says FCEVs powered by hydrogen are part of its push to make transport more sustainable. Honda will manufacture the vehicle at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The plant has previously manufactured the Acura NSX supercar and Honda race cars.

The company says it will share more details closer to the vehicle's introduction in 2024.

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Source: Honda

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Fuel cells have been coming in the next 10 years for the past 40 years or so. Interesting to see they may finally be only 2 years away. Compressed hydrogen is no joke, however.
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Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are heading to FIFA 23

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Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso is coming to EA Vancouver-developed FIFA 23.

Specifically, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent and the rest of the AFC Richmond English football club will be featured in EA Vancouver's upcoming sports game.

https://youtu.be/TUamiLX6gp4

EA and Warner Bros announced the crossover, and you'll be able to even have Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) as a manager in Career Mode for AFC Richmond or on another team. You can also create your own character and join the AFC Richmond team.

FIFA 24 launches September 27th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and Windows PS5. EA says that specific will be available in the Series X and PS5 versions of the game.

Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham, Jono Temple and more. The first two seasons of the show have already aired on Apple TV+, with the third season still lacking a premiere date.

Image credit: EA

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Amazon.ca: Get 2022 LEGO Advent Calendars in Canada

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Amazon.ca: Get 2022 LEGO Advent Calendars in Canada

The holiday countdown has officially started at Amazon.ca, where 2022 LEGO Advent Calendars are now available in Canada.

Originally released on September 1, there are five LEGO Advent Calendar themes for 2022, including the fan-favourite Star Wars set and an all-new Guardians of the Galaxy set – all five sets come with 24 buildable gifts to count down the 24 days before Christmas Day.

LEGO Advent Calendars are usually fast-sellers given their limited lifespan and tend to sell out extremely quickly at Canadian retailers. Historically, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is the most sought-after set and this year's set includes exclusive minifigures like C-3PO and R2-D2 in holiday sweaters, along with Darth Vader in a beach tank top wearing flippers.

2022 LEGO Advent Calendars are available for a limited time and Amazon.ca offers free shipping for all Prime members or on orders over $35.00 for those who aren't members.

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Hasbro and Formlabs Can Now Put Your Face on an Action Figure

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The confluence of several technologies—smartphone cameras, app development and 3D printing—means you can now order a Hasbro action figure with your face on it. The toy giant has teamed up with Formlabs on their Hasbro Selfie Series, whereby customers download the Hasbro Pulse app, "scan" their face with their smartphone's camera, and upload it to Hasbro's Formlabs-equipped print factory.

A fairly detailed rendition of your entire head is printed, and Hasbro then pops this onto the Star Wars, Marvel, GI Joe, Power Rangers or Ghostbusters character of your choice and ships it to you.

"Formlabs worked with Hasbro to develop a custom resin which enabled a diverse range of colors for skin and hair tones," the company writes. "Based on our Tough 1500 Resin, the new material produces prints that simulate polypropylene (PP) parts in terms of stiffness and strength."

Here's a look at the process:

The Hasbro Selfie Series will roll out this fall, initially in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany. You can sign up for updates here.




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203 days ago
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This is SO cool...
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Ancient Roman soldier carved a phallus with a personal insult in this stone

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Archaeologists found a crude graffiti drawing of a penis accompanied by a personal insult at the ancient Roman fort Vindolanda.

Enlarge / Archaeologists found a crude graffiti drawing of a penis accompanied by a personal insult at the ancient Roman fort Vindolanda. (credit: Vindolana Charitable Trust)

Archaeologists excavating the remains of a Roman auxiliary fort in the UK recently made a surprising and rather hilarious find: a small stone carved with the unmistakable image of a penis—basically an ancient Roman d**k pic, accompanied by a crude insulting message directed at someone the carver clearly disliked.

The Vindolanda site is located south of the defense fortification known as Hadrian's Wall. An antiquarian named William Camden recorded the existence of the ruins in a 1586 treatise. Over the next 200 years, many people visited the site, discovering a military bathhouse in 1702 and an altar in 1715. The Rev. Anthony Hedley began excavating the site in 1814, but he died before he had the chance to record what he found for posterity. Another altar found in 1914 confirmed that the fort had been called Vindolanda.

Serious archaeological excavation at the site began in the 1930s under the leadership of Eric Birley, whose sons and grandson continued the work after his death, right up to the present day. The oxygen-deprived conditions of the deposits (some of which extend six meters, or 19 feet, into the earth) mean that the recovered artifacts are remarkably well-preserved. These include wooden writing tablets and over 100 boxwood combs, which would have disintegrated long ago in more oxygen-rich conditions.

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Screen Door Alternative to Keep Bugs Out: "Fly Curtains"

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I'd never heard of these before, but in Europe they apparently use "fly curtains" as an alternative to screen doors. These are essentially just beaded curtains, or occasionally patterned strips of plastic, with the strands placed very close together; flies perceive it as a surface rather than an aperture.

The advantage of these over a screen door is simply that you don't have to open and close it, and pets can come and go.

Different patterns, colors and opacities of bead are offered for both aesthetic and light-admitting purposes.

You can also order them with prints.

To remove them for cleaning, the rail they're suspended from can be easily popped off of its mount. Alternatively, they can be cleaned in place. Soapy water will do the job.

The examples you see here are from Dutch manufacturer Liso.




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