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I've seen many gloomy anti-bullying ads. This one uses humor and fear instead—and it may do the trick. The message: The nerds you're torturing today will probably end being your bosses tomorrow. And they won't forget any of the things you're doing...
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It may just be a Dodge ad celebrating 100 years of the company but, when 106-year-old Ethel Preston and her cronies look you in the eye and say you should do whatever the hell you want to do, you can tell they really mean it. Life is too damn short,...
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The U.S. military's war dogs are a pretty badass bunch, but that doesn't mean they like being stuck inside stuffy kennels during 120 degree Fahrenheit summer weather (Who would, really?). That's why the army's designing them some swankier digs complete...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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There isn't much in the Western Sahara, but there is this giant conveyor belt running over 60 miles from a Moroccan phosphate mine to the edge of the ocean. Look closely—this could be the future of our global food supply. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Photojournalism has come a long way in the last 65 years. Back in the first half of the 20th century, photographers looking to capture the fast action of car races and baseball games were forced to shoot with enormous camera contraptions like this Graflex...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Tarantola | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Robert Sorokanich | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Artist Rachel Sussman has traveled to all seven continents in her tireless quest to document millennia-old lichen, moss, bacteria, trees, shrubs, and even underground forests. Her book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, gathers 30 of these specimens...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Can robots be artistic? You're darn right they can! With a (significant) nudge from their flesh-and-blood creative counterparts, these machines produce work that's technically precise with room for personality. Plus, they're totally mesmerizing to watch.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck's ironic Spotify record, Sleepify , which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band's tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band's attempted scam. They're not happy...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Esquire editor Ryan D'Agostino will be taking over as Editor-in-Chief at Popular Mechanics in a few weeks. Godspeed Ryan, we can't wait to see what you do with it!Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centers; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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This is something you don't see every day. In fact, this is the first time this has happened: A man controls a 5.2-ton Blackhawk helicopter with a joystick and backpack, carrying around a couple tons of concrete. The military always gets the best toys.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jesus Diaz | Friday, April 25, 2014
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Researchers have used new image processing techniques to reveal two images of planetary systems forming around their home stars. The images are, according to NASA, "two treasures that were hiding in the Hubble archives." They are spectacular.Read more......
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Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides...
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Do you consider yourself a good friend? Well then the next time your buddy puts on the future scopes that is the Oculus Rift and starts getting amazed at the all encompassing alternate reality, you have to give them a gentle push in the back to screw...
From: Gizmodo | By: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Chuck Aaron makes helicopters fly upside down thanks to some heavy modifications to his lightweight chopper. And does barrel rolls too. And all sorts of crazy ass maneuvers that are a pleasure to watch but make my stomach turn.Read more......
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I have a small orange bottle in my bathroom cabinet with a couple painkillers leftover from the time I got my wisdom teeth out a few years ago. They're way out of date. I should toss 'em. BUT HOW?? According to the FDA, flushing is a no-no; proper protocol...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Finally, some good news about tobacco and your health. No, there is no nicotine involved, but there will be lots and lots of virus-like particles. Tobacco plants could be one of the fastest and most effective ways of making the seasonal flu vaccine—much...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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What does it take to move an almost 300-foot-long turbine blade to its final resting place in the ocean? International coordination, huge trucks, and plenty of engineers. And here we thought moving rockets, electromagnets, and space shuttles was hard...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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As part of the inaugural Global Space Balloon Challenge, a group of Stanford students took this photo from just above the Earth using two high altitude balloons. With one of them perched slightly above the other, you can see the balloon braving the flight...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Rydin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it wants to regulate electronic cigarettes. This isn't surprising. But there's considerable debate about what those regulations should look like. If history is any guide, the life of your average...
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You'd think that after winning the Pritzker Prize , one of the highest awards in design, most architects would sit back and coast on their accolades. What did Japanese architect Shigeru Ban do? He built these beautiful cardboard houses for typhoon refugees.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Boomboxes are, by definition, excessive. With their deafening bass thud and dazzling chrome dials, these electric beasts are heavy enough to tone your biceps. Also known as "ghetto blasters" or "jamboxes," they rose to fame in the 1980s along with hip-hop,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Hunter Oatman-Stanford - Collector's Weekly | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Veil, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, is the latest creative installation at Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. For ten minutes every hour, the iconic structure disappears behind a big billowing fog until the mist dissipates and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jordan Kushins | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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You can make short work of destroying a pencil with a standard Bic lighter, but this fuel-free alternative is arguably a safer way to go about it. Because instead of setting it on fire, all you need is a few minutes of constant twisting to turn turn...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Today, Facebook introduced its brand new, real-time gift to newshounds everywhere . Feast your eyes on FB Newswire, an aggregated feed of only the latest and greatest breaking news stories out there. In other words, Facebook just made its own Twitter—and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Rome was the first city on the planet to have an extensive and efficient municipal water system, thanks to the empire's ambitious aqueduct system that's still found throughout Europe. But that infrastructure was also pumping ancient Romans with lead—up...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Remember General Electric's incredible cadre of of machines that exist solely to destroy things ? Well, they've been using them to destroy things like teapots and baseballs and watches just for fun—and the resulting videos are amazing. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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You can pretend a broom is a useful way to clean wood and tile floors, but in reality, it just moves the dirt elsewhere. A vacuum is still your best option—but even better than that is a vacuum that floats across scratch-prone hard floors like a hovercraft....
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The warming weather and lengthening days are luring hikers to long trails—some to very long trails. This week, the first of the few hundred hikers who attempt to complete the Pacific Crest Trail each summer begin heading to the Mexican border to start...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Jenga is amazingly fun and in need of no innovation . However, as this video shows, it is possible to make Jenga even more fun. Just add a chess clock into the mix.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The Mars Rover. The ISS grappling arm. An infrared light meter. You can build working models of all of those and more with LittleBits ' new space-themed electronics kit, which is NASA scientist-approved and here to let kids experience simpler versions...
From: Gizmodo | By: PJ Smith | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Today, you can pick up the best model of the best action cam for one of the best prices we've ever seen. If you want to take things to the next level, the DJI Phantom Drone with built-in GoPro mount is marked down to just $420 today as well, from a typical...
From: Gizmodo | By: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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What's this we have here? We just got a tip from a reader that this is Honeywell's answer to Nest. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Leslie Horn | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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By now there are countless backup batteries on the market that promise to revive a dead smartphone when there's no power outlet in sight. But the JUMPR promises to be there for another thing you probably never leave home without—your car.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Anyone with $1500 dollars can head over to this page and buy Google Glass right now. Though Google hasn't made a formal announcement about a public launch for the augmented reality specs, the shopping page is live.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It's hard not to feel guilty when your underwear is on its third tour of duty because you haven't done laundry for weeks. But Brandon Washington has managed to find a plus side to procrastinating on a trip to the laundromat with his Martino Hamper chair...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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With less than 50 days to go before Brazil hosts the World Cup finals, chatter over whether it's prepared has been growing by the day. This doesn't help: The event's logo is being ridiculed for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the internet's favorite...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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If you're someone who regularly washes your hands after going to the bathroom, statistics say that at least one of the people sitting on either side of you does not. And since personal hygiene clearly isn't motivation enough for these bathroom bandits,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The original Silk Road got seized by the feds . Its successor got hacked apart and robbed . Third time's a charm? Maybe. The minds behind a new proof-of-concept marketplace called "DarkMarket" say their model is impossible for the feds to take down.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Mastering balancing is only half the challenge of learning to ride a bike. Knowing how and when to apply the brakes is the other half. And like a driver's ed car that features an extra set of pedals for the front passenger, the MiniBrake gives parents...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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There are plenty of ways to deal with chemical waste: You could ship it across the ocean . Or pump in into Ohio . Or, you could use plasma gasification—a Back to the Future-style process that "recreates the conditions inside a volcano" to incinerate...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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People are constantly posting photos, videos, and accounts of what's going on around them on Facebook. Sometimes, it's more than just a birthday party people are posting about, and the information is actually newsworthy. Facebook just launched FB Newswire...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The FDA has proposed new rules that would bring electronic cigarettes under its regulations for tobacco products, even though that's not what they are at all.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Mario Aguilar | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Every year, Nikon's Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The winners of the 2013 competition have just been announced, and the results are strange yet beautiful.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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If your Sony Vaio Fit 11A spontaneously combusted in the past week, you're in luck: Sony just announced a repair program to replace your battery. Click here to check and see if your product is at risk. [Sony]Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: PJ Smith | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Tekhnika Molodezhi, or "Technology for the Youth," is a Soviet and Russian monthly science magazine that's been published since 1933. Like its U.S. and French counterparts, Popular Mechanics or the Le Petite Journal , the magazine is famous for its spectacular...
From: Gizmodo | By: Attila Nagy | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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When you're cooking dinner in the woods, the last thing you want is to be responsible for burning down acres of trees down because you were careless with your campfire. A portable grill helps keep everything safely contained, and the folding Grillo even...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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While human cryogenics is still in its pie-in-the-sky, butt-of-the-joke phase, a frog that lives in Alaska's subzero temperatures can pull off a surprisingly similar feat. Scientists have now documented the wood frog surviving through its longest and...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sarah Zhang | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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