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 $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping)
$23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping)
Textbooks are expensive. But two Amazon sellers outdid themselves pricing a copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly at $1,730,045.91, then raising the price a bit each day until it reached $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping). picked by suebe 8 months ago
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 Mythbuster developing vehicle armor for military
Mythbuster developing vehicle armor for military
Hyneman's task is to come up with an ultra-lightweight armor that won't encumber vehicles, but can still withstand shrapnel and blast damage from improvised explosive devices while protecting those inside the vehicle. picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 Pepsi Does Away With Petroleum-Based Plastic Bottles, Will Use 100% Plant-Based Material
Pepsi Does Away With Petroleum-Based Plastic Bottles, Will Use 100% Plant-Based Material
PepsiCo announced a response to Coca-Cola's PlantBottle, but unlike Coke's bottle, which is only 30 percent plant-based at the time, Pepsi says its will be completely derived from plants. Pepsi will make its bottles out of switch grass, pine bark and corn husks, and like with Coke's PlantBottle, they're using natural materials to make PET plastic, so it can be recycled along with their current pet... read full post picked by B-MoreRavensFan 9 months ago
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 Highest resolution microscope unveiled
Highest resolution microscope unveiled
This microscope uses beads to gather evanescent waves and refocus them so that things as small as individual viruses may be able to be seen. picked by b2run 9 months ago
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 "Sent from my iPhone"
"Sent from my iPhone"
What's the worst thing you've ever seen when glancing over at someone's iPhone on the subway or another public place? picked by suebe 10 months ago
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How much deliberate practice can be replaced with periods of additional sensory stimulation (passive listening and watching)? NU Institute of Neuroscience has stunning answers. picked by delta 10 months ago
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 Aviary is helping to clean up Times Square
Aviary is helping to clean up Times Square
NØ AD NY is an internet-based effort to remove all visual advertising from Times Square. And Aviary is the engine behind it! picked by suebe 10 months ago
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 Stop Googling your Symptoms. Doctors are Sick of It.
Stop Googling your Symptoms. Doctors are Sick of It.
"I've had patients who have come in with a headache thinking they have a brain tumour and many who've had tingling in their fingers and thought they had multiple sclerosis." picked by cb__ 10 months ago
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 Confused Old Driver Follows GPS Directions Into Old Church
Confused Old Driver Follows GPS Directions Into Old Church
Old people and technology don't always get along. Like the retired British couple who were driving in Germany last week when their GPS told them to turn right, leading them straight into a 19th century church. picked by suebe 11 months ago
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 Smart wrapping developed to detect 'off food'
Smart wrapping developed to detect 'off food'
Researchers from Strathclyde University are working on indicators made from "intelligent plastics" which change colour when food loses its freshness. picked by midnightbliss10 11 months ago
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 Steve Jobs's Cancer Secret Revealed Following Source's Death
Steve Jobs's Cancer Secret Revealed Following Source's Death
Steve Jobs took a secret flight to Switzerland in 2009 for cancer treatment, reports Fortune, suggesting a radical, all-out fight against his ailment. Fortune agreed to keep this a secret, but now that their source is dead, the deal's off. picked by Bornbad 11 months ago
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 Log on. Zoom in. Bang!!
Log on. Zoom in. Bang!!
Some overeager hunter in Georgia hooked up a bunch of shotguns to be fired via webcam. A state wildlife employee found the rig last fall and reported it to the Department of Homeland Security. picked by suebe 11 months ago
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 The Last Mud Horse Fisherman
The Last Mud Horse Fisherman
The last remaining fisherman still using a centuries old technique known as the ''mud-horse'' fears the art will die with him as all his children have chosen different careers. picked by suebe 11 months ago
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 Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away!
Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away!
A celebrated 75-year run from mainstream to niche photography is scheduled to come to an end on Thursday when the last Kodakchrome processing machine is shut down to be sold for scrap. picked by suckersklub 11 months ago
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 GOOD RIDDANCE
GOOD RIDDANCE
Is this the end of CAPS LOCK? Google (and I) certainly hope so.... picked by icepigs 12 months ago
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 Navy Tests Futuristic Weapon
Navy Tests Futuristic Weapon
Gun can kill at 100 miles...at seven times the speed of sound.

*thwap!* picked by Bornbad 12 months ago
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 60 Wild Coyotes Patrol Chicago
60 Wild Coyotes Patrol Chicago
This coyote (Big Mama) is "patrolling" the streets in downtown Chicago. She's supposed to be there, say the police. And she's not alone. picked by bingo 1 year ago
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 The X-37B has landed
The X-37B has landed
After 225 days in space the secret X-37B landed on Friday. The air force has said that it accomplished its objectives but were not forthcoming about what they were. picked by b2run 1 year ago
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 Diagrams that changed the world
Diagrams that changed the world
A picture, the old adage goes, is worth 1,000 words. But in science a diagram can describe things that transcend the written word. A single image can convey the simple underlying pattern hidden by words or equations picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Artificial Intelligence Promises A Creepy World
Artificial Intelligence Promises A Creepy World
With recent breakthroughs in computer science, artificial intelligence may, at last, be busting out of the realm of science fiction. Host Brit Trogen explores some awesome and terrifying advances in the field of machine learning. *sorry,video I couldn't steal* picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Debt Collectors Using Facebook To Embarrass Those Who Owe
Debt Collectors Using Facebook To Embarrass Those Who Owe
From the pay-up-or-be-unfriended dept. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Space–time cloak could hide events
Space–time cloak could hide events
Proposed device could edit actions out of history. It would be the perfect hiding place: a hole carved out of space–time. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 The Beginning Of The Web As We Know It
The Beginning Of The Web As We Know It
Twenty years ago, on Nov 13 1990, the first page of the World Wide Web went online. picked by suckersklub 1 year ago
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 Learn to love the Dick-Measuring Device, even though it doesn't do dick
Learn to love the Dick-Measuring Device, even though it doesn't do dick
Agents were funneling every passenger at this particular checkpoint through a newly installed back-scatter body imaging device, which allows the agency's security officers to, in essence, see under your clothing. The machine captures an image of your naked self, including your genitals, and sends the image to an agent in a separate room.(a very busy agent) picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 No antenna, no problem
No antenna, no problem
The US navy has created a device that can turn a stream of salt water into an antenna. They say it will make more room on ship decks as some ships carry as many as 80 antennas. You can send up different streams at different heights for multiple broadcasts on different bands. picked by b2run 1 year ago
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