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$23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping) Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
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).
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 417 [+].

Mythbuster developing vehicle armor for military Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
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.
Comments: 4 Score: [-] 292 [+].

Pepsi Does Away With Petroleum-Based Plastic Bottles, Will Use 100% Plant-Based Material Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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 petroleum-based plastic bottles.
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Highest resolution microscope unveiled Posted: 7 months ago by b2run
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.
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"Sent from my iPhone" Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
What's the worst thing you've ever seen when glancing over at someone's iPhone on the subway or another public place?
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Want to improve your skills? Watch more You Tube! Posted: 8 months ago by delta
How much deliberate practice can be replaced with periods of additional sensory stimulation (passive listening and watching)? NU Institute of Neuroscience has stunning answers.
Comments: 3 Score: [-] 175 [+].

Aviary is helping to clean up Times Square Posted: 8 months ago by suebe
NØ AD NY is an internet-based effort to remove all visual advertising from Times Square. And Aviary is the engine behind it!
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Stop Googling your Symptoms. Doctors are Sick of It. Posted: 8 months ago by cb__
"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."
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Confused Old Driver Follows GPS Directions Into Old Church Posted: 9 months ago by suebe
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.
Comments: 10 Score: [-] 200 [+].

Smart wrapping developed to detect 'off food' Posted: 9 months ago by midnightbliss10
Researchers from Strathclyde University are working on indicators made from "intelligent plastics" which change colour when food loses its freshness.
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Steve Jobs's Cancer Secret Revealed Following Source's Death Posted: 9 months ago by Bornbad
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.
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Log on. Zoom in. Bang!! Posted: 9 months ago by suebe
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.
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The Last Mud Horse Fisherman Posted: 9 months ago by suebe
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.
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Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away! Posted: 9 months ago by suckersklub
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.
Comments: 4 Score: [-] 401 [+].

GOOD RIDDANCE Posted: 10 months ago by icepigs
Is this the end of CAPS LOCK? Google (and I) certainly hope so....
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Navy Tests Futuristic Weapon Posted: 10 months ago by Bornbad
Gun can kill at 100 miles...at seven times the speed of sound.

*thwap!*
Comments: 14 Score: [-] 391 [+].

60 Wild Coyotes Patrol Chicago Posted: 10 months ago by bingo
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.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 325 [+].

The X-37B has landed Posted: 10 months ago by b2run
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.
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Diagrams that changed the world Posted: 11 months ago by Bornbad
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
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Artificial Intelligence Promises A Creepy World Posted: 11 months ago by Bornbad
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*
Comments: 5 Score: [-] 168 [+].

Debt Collectors Using Facebook To Embarrass Those Who Owe Posted: 11 months ago by Bornbad
From the pay-up-or-be-unfriended dept.
Comments: 3 Score: [-] 168 [+].

Space–time cloak could hide events Posted: 11 months ago by Bornbad
Proposed device could edit actions out of history. It would be the perfect hiding place: a hole carved out of space–time.
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The Beginning Of The Web As We Know It Posted: 11 months ago by suckersklub
Twenty years ago, on Nov 13 1990, the first page of the World Wide Web went online.
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Learn to love the Dick-Measuring Device, even though it doesn't do dick Posted: 11 months ago by Bornbad
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)
Comments: 15 Score: [-] 275 [+].

No antenna, no problem Posted: 11 months ago by b2run
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.
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