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13 of the Coolest Cars From New York and Beijing’s Motor Shows

39 min 53 sec ago
For prospective car buyers and automobile fans everywhere, motor shows are like Christmas. It’s where manufacturers show off their newest modelsm teasing us with exciting concepts which will never see the light of day. To save you from trawling through the numerous boring new arrivals, I’ve selected the most interesting new whips from New York [...]
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Explore the World of Game of Thrones as if it Were on Google Maps

1 hour 39 min ago
If you’re desperate to understand the world from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, here’s you chance. The lands of Westeros and Essos have been given a full Google Maps-style treatment, so you can explore them in detail. It’s not the first Game of Thrones map we’ve seen, [...]
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Explore the World of Game of Thrones as if it Were on Google Maps

1 hour 39 min ago
If you’re desperate to understand the world from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, here’s you chance. The lands of Westeros and Essos have been given a full Google Maps-style treatment, so you can explore them in detail. It’s not the first Game of Thrones map we’ve seen, [...]
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A Brief History of Easter Eggs in Tech

2 hours 9 min ago
The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. But in modern times the secret Easter egg has become more associated with technology, and can be found in everything [...]
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A Brief History of Easter Eggs in Tech

2 hours 9 min ago
The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. But in modern times the secret Easter egg has become more associated with technology, and can be found in everything [...]
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The Week’s Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

2 hours 39 min ago
I don’t always get ill, but when I do I catch something seriously nasty. I guess I must have a fairly strong immune system, because I tend not to come down with things that incapacitate other people. When I do, it takes me completely out of commission for a few days. Fortunately 21st century writing [...]
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Electronic Monocle Uses Biofeedback to Track Your Favourite Websites

3 hours 39 min ago
The internet is a fire hydrant of content. Keeping track of the pages you enjoy is a pain. A team of UK design students has a conceptual solution: Amoeba, an electronic monocle that files away the pages you find most interesting, as measured by your biofeedback response. It’s the emotion-tracking Google Glass you always wanted! [...]
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Advanced Concrete Could Last More Than a Century Without Maintenance

4 hours 40 min ago
A new water-repellent concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibres promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee civil engineers have developed a concrete mix that is durable and superhydrophobic. They call it Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC). Preventing normally porous concrete from absorbing water means [...]
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This Bionic Ankle Walks Like it’s Alive

5 hours 40 min ago
The human lower leg is a marvel of biological engineering—it lets you have a long, strong stride while minimising exertion and joint strain. But conventional spring and hydraulically-driven prosthesis worn by amputees offer no such benefit and can cause osteoarthritis-inducing skeletal strains. The BiOM T2 system aims to rectify that. The last time we discussed [...]
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LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

6 hours 39 min ago
If you’ve ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you’ve probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news [...]
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LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

6 hours 39 min ago
If you’ve ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you’ve probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news [...]
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LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

6 hours 39 min ago
If you’ve ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you’ve probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news [...]
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Clever Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone to Hunt Down Weed and Steal It

Sun, 2014-04-20 22:00
The police have long used thermal imaging cameras to detect marijuana growing operations. Now, thanks to drones, crooks are getting into the weed-finding game too. Except in their case, they’re trying to find the weed so they can steal it. The Halesowen News reports that at least one criminal has used an unmanned drone armed with [...]
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What Would Happen if the Earth Span So Fast a Day Lasted One Second?

Sun, 2014-04-20 21:00
The Earth takes a little under 24 hours to rotates on its axis. But what if that leisurely paced pick up—and up and up and up? In this week’s What If, Randall Munroe decided to answer that exact question. If the Earth rotated so fast that a day lasted a single second, things would go [...]
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Predict What Your Future Children Look Like in “Virtual Embryos”

Sun, 2014-04-20 20:00
Remember those slightly horrifying sites that mash up two faces to tell you what your hypothetical babies might look like? With genome sequencing and “virtual embryos,” we might actually be able to do that—using science. Those days are not quite here yet, but New Scientist has an intriguing report about a company called GenePeeks. We [...]
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Deepsea Minerals are Coming Soon to a Mobile Phone Near You

Sun, 2014-04-20 19:00
Rocks mined from the seafloor have been confirmed as a viable source for rare earth metals, and thus a tiny piece of the ocean might soon find its way into a mobile phone or computer chipboard near you. The finding, published in the April 2014 issue of Applied Geochemistry, all but guarantees a new round [...]
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Researchers Develop a Way to X-Ray Rocks to Find Hidden Diamonds

Sun, 2014-04-20 18:00
It’s no surprise that the diamond industry is willing to spend whatever it takes to make the process of mining precious gems even more profitable. And while it already relies on X-ray technology for spotting diamonds on the surface of mined ore, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute’s Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT have developed [...]
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Raise Your Glass for the Dragon Slayer

Sun, 2014-04-20 17:00
Around the world, but especially in America, the feast of St. Patrick—the patron saint of Ireland—on March 17 is celebrated with a pint (or several) of Guinness. Meanwhile, St. George’s Day on April 23, when we could be raising a glass to the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, tends to pass by without a mention, [...]
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Raise Your Glass for the Dragon Slayer

Sun, 2014-04-20 17:00
Around the world, but especially in America, the feast of St. Patrick—the patron saint of Ireland—on March 17 is celebrated with a pint (or several) of Guinness. Meanwhile, St. George’s Day on April 23, when we could be raising a glass to the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, tends to pass by without a mention, [...]
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Reminder: Say No to Text Message Breakups (Of all Kinds)

Sun, 2014-04-20 16:00
Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC. After three seasons at Mizzou, Haith will be taking over as head [...]
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