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The US may make big turbines , but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world’s biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Monday, February 8, 2016
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We know our organs are supported by blood. We know that that blood is delivered to our various cells through a network of blood vessels. What we don’t know is how to create a fine three-dimensional network of vessels in the lab for bioengineered tissue....
From: Gizmodo | By: Esther Inglis-Arkell | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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You want a drone. Everyone wants a drone. Now, your tax refund is on the way, and the best drones are on sale...how fortuitous.Read more......
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President Obama will be sending his budget to Congress this coming week, and in it, he’s announced that it will double the investment in research for clean and renewable energy sources.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liptak | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Buchanan New York’s Indian Point Energy Center, a three-unit reactor power plant, reported yesterday afternoon that radioactive tritium has been detected in groundwater testing wells near the facility.Read more......
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Last week, we were blown away by a photograph from Mike Mezeul II depicting a storm over White Sands National Monument. We looked in a bit more on Mezeul’s portfolio and were amazed at what we saw. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liptak | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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A hacker has published the personal details of 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers online.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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When the new Apple TV was announced, the inclusion of Siri was a strong selling point —too bad it turned out to suck . Finally, though, Apple is making voice control on the set-top box rather more useful.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Ticks—those unbreakable, blood-lusting arthropods that haunt your summer camp memories—have some fascinating genetic secrets. The tick genome tells a tale of weaponized spit, expandable armor, and how to drink 100 times one’s body weight in blood....
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Tests at a fusion reactor in China have hit a major milestone. The experiments have created plasma with a temperature of 90 million °F—hotter than the core of our Sun—and sustained the state for over a minute and a half.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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French authorities are not impressed with Facebook: The nation’s data protection authority has told the social network that it has just three months to stop tracking the browsing of non-users.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Recently we’ve been looking into sustainable building materials, like skyscrapers could be made of wood . We’ve also been examining the slowly crumbling infrastructure , largely made of concrete. Perhaps it’s time to combine the two ideas—and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Esther Inglis-Arkell | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Now you can watch as well as listen as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking expounds upon his latest ideas about the knotty black hole information paradox, playfully illustrated by chalkboard artist Andrew Park.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jennifer Ouellette | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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There are down sides to success. Australia’s national science industry has announced that, as far as they’re concerned, there is no longer any doubt that climate change exists—so they will no longer be funding research that seeks to prove it. They...
From: Gizmodo | By: Esther Inglis-Arkell | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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3D printed sonic ceramics. Credit: Studio van Broekhoven. Forget the traditional potter’s wheel. The unique textures of these clay sculptures capture the vibrations of actual sound waves, thanks to a novel form of 3D printed “sonic ceramics.”Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jennifer Ouellette | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Deadpool wasn’t always a comics (and movie, and video game) superstar. The Merc with a Mouth started out much smaller, as a supporting character in one of the many X-Men comic books. We talked to the people who created and shaped him, to find out how...
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I’m not saying the FBI’s heart isn’t in the right place. Making sure children know the difference between healthy political discourse and attempts to sway them into extremism is a laudable goal. But the agency’s execution in a new website is...
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Who cares who won the Super Bowl yesterday—Los Angeles is getting a football team (again)! But luring the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles was perhaps the easy part of a much bigger challenge when it comes to the urban planning issues around the stadium...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Monday, February 8, 2016
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The US military is looking for ways to insert microscopic devices into human brains to help folks communicate with machines, like prosthetic limbs, with their minds. And now, DARPA’s saying scientists have found a way to do just that—without ripping...
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Lufkin | Monday, February 8, 2016
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We’ve covered Arthur Sacek’s brilliant Lego creations before, but none have been as wonderfully complicated as this machine that turns a single piece of paper into a folded airplane. The contraption even launches the plane at the end of the assembly...
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On Saturday, a luckless bus driver died in a mysterious explosion in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. His death took on added significance when local officials declared that the man was killed by a meteorite.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in United States v. Rocky Joe Houston, which challenged whether evidence from a camera pointed at Houston’s home for ten weeks without a warrant was admissible. It is.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Katharine Trendacosta | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Jezebel Watch UCLA Gymnast Pull Off the ‘Formation’ of Floor Routines, Dabs and All | Gizmodo Terrorist on Flight From Somalia Allegedly Hid Bomb in Laptop | Gawker BREAKING: Old White People Find Beyoncé’s Black Pride Distasteful | Buyer’s...
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An Uber driver in Southern California was pulled over last night and blew three times the legal limit. He was reportedly on his way to pick up his third (or fourth) fare for the night.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Monday, February 8, 2016
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It’s often said that the only creature to survive a nuclear explosion will be the humble cockroach. Now this hardy insect has inspired the design of a tiny compressible robot, capable of squeezing into tight small spaces—like those created by the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Esther Inglis-Arkell | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Vitals Even More Evidence BMI Isn’t a Good Measure of Health | io9 The Unlikely Origins of Deadpool, The X-Men Character Who Conquered All Media | Kotaku Tips For Playing XCOM 2 | Deadspin Peyton Manning Can Eat Shit | Read more......
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Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak is a mystery—and will likely always be one. But in their food safety meeting today, Chipotle has reportedly identified the culprit in its other norovirus outbreak: sick Chipotle employees.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Monday, February 8, 2016
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History has shown that Star Wars fans will buy anything. Food, sheets, underwear—anything with Star Wars on it sells. Well, maybe not “anything.” They seem to be pushing the boundaries with their latest creation, an electronic dance album.Read...
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When you think of supertalls you probably think of pricey real estate—not leafy parks in the sky. A new 1000-foot tower going up in Manhattan provides a more interesting take: Hanging gardens that twirl down the exterior of the building like a giant...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Yesterday brought us a slew of TV ads for movies. And most of them had at least some thrilling new footage, that gave us our first look at some major scenes. Here’s what we learned about Civil War, Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men:...
From: Io9 | By: Katharine Trendacosta | Monday, February 8, 2016
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With his 2017 budget heading to Congress this week, President Obama has been busy making policy announcements. While an oil tax and autonomous vehicle plan are getting all the attention, a smaller element of the budget will have much greater impact:...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There’s the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the unreliable data service underground. The indignity!Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Throw a fistful of almonds into the air , folks. El Niño did it—we’re now at our lowest level of drought since 2010. But that doesn’t mean the drought is over yet, not even close.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Yesterday Londoners got a fright when they saw a double-decker bus explode on a bridge over the Thames River. Some people immediately thought it was a terrorist attack. Thankfully it was just a scene for a new movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.Read...
From: Io9 | By: Matt Novak on Gizmodo, shared by Adam Clark Estes to io9 | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Under the most optimistic scenario, the catastrophic gas leak at Porter Ranch might be plugged by the end of this week, according to a recent announcement by a California state official. However, other state officials and the SoCalGas company warn it...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Unlike almost every other movie commercial released yesterday, Independence Day: Resurgence actually packed its with some new footage. And an explanation of the way the aliens are going to get back at us. It is, of course, completely absurd. Read more......
From: Io9 | By: Katharine Trendacosta | Monday, February 8, 2016
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The Huawei Honor 5X is perfectly fine, but its mostly metal design makes this $200 chunk of phone passable as something much nicer than it really is. Once you get beyond the hardware illusion, you’re left with a major software identity crisis. On the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Monday, February 8, 2016
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An entire generation of some of Michigan’s poorest human beings might be permanently damaged by the negligence of Rick Snyder, who did nothing as lead poisoned Flint’s drinking water. Maybe he didn’t notice because he was too busy buying this ornate...
From: Jezebel | By: Sam Biddle on Gawker, shared by Kate Dries to Jezebel | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So what happened here, because Playmobil’s Porsche...
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The White House is asking Congress for $1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika seriously—but don’t worry, it’s not a sign that...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Monday, February 8, 2016
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If humans don’t stop burning fossil fuels soon, we’ll be paying for it for the next 10,000 years. That’s the conclusion of a perspective paper penned by nearly two dozen leading Earth scientists, which was published today in Nature Climate Change.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Monday, February 8, 2016
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During Alphabet’s earnings call last week , Google CEO Sundar Pichai spent several minutes talking about virtual reality, saying that Google Cardboard, the company’s low-cost approach to VR, was “only the first step” towards much broader goals...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Everything is usually way cooler in slow-motion. An amazing football catch, a kick-ass movie fight scene, a gravity-defying skateboard trick —but apparently that logic doesn’t apply to some dude sticking his tongue in a loaded mouse trap. If you...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Just like its predecessor, 10 Cloverfield Lane arrived out of nowhere and made us put together tiny clues. But with the footage that aired during the Super Bowl, we think we’ve finally got a handle on it.Read more......
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As entertaining as the internet can be, who has time to read all of it? Even employing the services of a read-it-later app such as Instapaper or Pocket can make catching up on articles difficult. What you need is a dedicated reading device, free from...
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Remember how one of the UK’s intelligence agencies set a fiendishly difficult quiz right before Christmas? Well, now it’s published the answers, so you can stop scratching your head.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Monday, February 8, 2016
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You spend a good chunk of your computing time on phones and tablets these days, so why should your desktop be the only one that can use external storage? These flash drives include a microUSB connector to interface with your Android phones and tablets,...
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Happy Super Bowl hangover! I hope you like Qdoba.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Monday, February 8, 2016
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LSTN isn’t your average audio company. The Los Angeles-based enterprise turned head a couple years ago when it started selling sleek wood and chrome headphones. Now, LSTN is expanding into the world of Bluetooth speakers with a very lovely box named...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Anyone can toss a TV and some speakers together and call it a home theater. But like many who’ve gone before him, Imgur user tylerfulltilt went above and beyond the call of duty with a custom setup that pays homage to the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment...
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