The Surprisingly Stubborn Theory That Beethoven’s Heartbeat Influenced His Music | Atlas Obscura

For decades, doctors have been trying to use a few sonatas to diagnose the composer with cardiac arrhythmia.

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Trump repeal of Obama energy regulation signals more to come

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump has overturned an Obama-era anti-corruption rule that would have forced oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments, becoming the first president in 16 years to take advantage of a law that allows him to rescind a predecessor’s regulations.

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18 Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals, and Why They Were Left Behind – Atlas Obscura Lists

Explore the ghosts of mental-health history.

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Enginology: How and Why Certain Engine Modifications Work…or Don’t – Hot Rod Network

From time to time, some discussion and review of certain common modifications can be worthwhile

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Thread Pitch and Thread Count (TPI)

Thread Count (TPI)

TPI stands for Threads Per Inch. This is simply a count of the number of threads per inch measured along the length of a fastener. TPI is used only with American fasteners. Metric Fasteners use a thread Pitch (see below). In general smaller fasteners have finer threads, so the thread count is higher. For a table of standard US thread counts please see our US Threads Per Inch Table.

Threads Per Inch

Thread Pitch

Metric fasteners are specified with a thread pitch instead of a thread count. The thread pitch is the distance between threads expressed in millimeters (measured along the length of the fastener). For example a thread pitch of 1.5 means that the distance between one thread and the next is 1.5mm. In general smaller fasteners have finer thread so they have lower thread pitch. For a table of standard metric thread pitchs please see our Metric Thead Pitch Table.

Thread Pitch
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The End of Terrible Wi-Fi Is Near as Smarter Routers Hit Market

Four new Wi-Fi devices put an end to ugly boxes and spotty service

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Here Are The Locks A Master Locksmith Couldn’t Figure Out How To Open – Digg

He’s finagled open hundreds and hundreds of these babies but a few stood out from the rest.

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When fast food gets an Indian twist

The BBC’s in-house cartoonist, Kirtish Bhat, on McDonald’s bid to become “more Indian”.

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BBC – Future – The unsurpassed 125-year-old network that feeds Mumbai

Dabbawalas deliver hundreds of thousands of meals on foot and by bike in one of India’s busiest cities every day. The new wave of food-delivery start-ups wants to know how they do it.

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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts – The New York Times

People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change.

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