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How A Professional Welder Fixed The Absurd Manufacturing Defect Preventing My Jeep’s Door From Closing

A few weeks ago over 50,000 of you read my story about how car doors are built and why my 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s driver-side door refused to close. Multiple tack welds had broken, and a giant hem flange had failed, resulting in a crack and causing my door to sag so far that the […]

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What Does Space Smell Like?

There is much to ponder in the infinite mysteries of outer space, but…what’s it smell like? It turns out that much, if not all, of the seeing the wonders of space would be accompanied by a distinct aroma—or stench. Space has a smell, but it’s only astronauts (and perhaps your odd corporate CEO with a […]

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How To Get Started Welding For Dirt Cheap

Welding is a human superpower, there’s no question about it. It takes traditional ratchet-turning to an entirely new level, allowing you to fuse metal together to rebuild rotted frames, build special tools to extract seized bearing races, remove broken bolts—the possibilities are endless. And while welding is hard,…Read more… Continue Reading at

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Scientists Just Figured Out How to Weld Metal to Glass Which Could Revolutionize Car Manufacturing

This is one of those things that just doesn’t sound like it should work at all: Somehow melting together glass and metal to combine into one, unified, part-glass/part-metal mongrel whole. If it could be done, it would be a breakthrough for automobile manufacturing, which is all about combining glass and metal. Well,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How I Saved My Project BMW E30 From Rust Oblivion by Learning to Weld

You may have noticed I’ve been silent about my recent BMW E30 purchase. The fanfare of buying an elderly autobahn cruiser has been met with months devoid of updates. I can tell you it’s not because I’m having the time of my life driving it. It’s because I found something catastrophic within.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics.In the mid-1990s, physicists needed tons of a metal strong enough to withstand the massive magnetic fields of the house-sized…Read more… Continue Reading at

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