Martin Riddiford

Jan. 18, 2013

Inventors Design Lamp Powered Entirely by Gravity

The gravity-powered device uses a weight to generate up to 30 minutes of light as it descends.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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