Recycled Island to Float Around Pacific
Recycled Island to Float Around Pacific
Dutch architect Ramon Knoester has floated the idea (sorry about that pun..)of creating an island out of the "pacific garbage patch" described many times before.
Details to be worked out, but surely this cannot be above mankind's current technological skills? picked by rambler 9 months ago
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 Queen's Brian May Rocks Out To Physics, Photography
Queen's Brian May Rocks Out To Physics, Photography
May's interests aren't limited to the rock world. Before Queen made it big, May was studying astrophysics at Imperial College in London. He gave it up to hit the road with Queen, but his background in physics helped the band in the recording studio. picked by Bornbad 9 months ago
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 Physicists Dream Up the Antilaser
Physicists Dream Up the Antilaser
Fifty years after physicists invented the laser, ushering in everything from supermarket scanners to music CDs, scientists have conceived its opposite — the “antilaser.” picked by bornbad 9 months ago
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 100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site
100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site
A directory containing personal details about more than 100 million Facebook users has surfaced on an Internet file-sharing site.

The directory contains 171 million entries, relating to more than 100 million individual users - more than one in five of Facebook's recently trumpeted half billion user base. picked by aclister 9 months ago
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 WD-40: The World's Most Legendary Lubricant
WD-40: The World's Most Legendary Lubricant
Not WD-38...Not WD-39

*Props to Worth 1000 for theme photo* picked by bornbad 9 months ago
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About Plime
Plime is an editable wiki community where users can add and edit weird and interesting links. Users earn karma when other users vote on their actions. The more karma you have, the more power you have at Plime.

 "The greatest experiment of all time"
"The greatest experiment of all time"
EVERY move you make, every twitter feed you update, somebody is watching you. picked by bornbad 9 months ago
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 Monkey Terrorists
Monkey Terrorists
Holy mother of god. picked by dOntEAtpOOp 9 months ago
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 Drone shot down by laser beam
Drone shot down by laser beam
A laser mounted on a warship’s missile has shot down four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in secret testing carried out off the California coast.
*includes video* picked by bornbad 9 months ago
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 The five stages of Facebook grief
The five stages of Facebook grief
The world's largest social network is about to hit 500 million. But users are losing interest. Here's why. picked by Bornbad 9 months ago
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 Senegal’s Wade promises free energy for Africa
Senegal’s Wade promises free energy for Africa
The rise of free energy from the Dark Continent! picked by rambler 9 months ago
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 Gallbladder removed through mouth in new surgical technique
Gallbladder removed through mouth in new surgical technique
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons last week removed a woman's gallbladder through her mouth. The operation was performed as part of a clinical trial at UC San Diego School of Medicine. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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  Robots Evolve to Lie to Each Other, Maybe Take Over World
Robots Evolve to Lie to Each Other, Maybe Take Over World
All the recent talk about zombie invasions seems to have given robots just the advantage they were waiting for. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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  What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains
What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains
The best-selling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technology’s effect on the mind.

“Is Google making us stupid?” picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 LucyPhone waits on hold for you.
LucyPhone waits on hold for you.
You put in your number and the number you want to call, and your phone will ring. Go through the menu to the point where you have to just wait on hold hit ** and the call disconnects, on your end. LucyPhone continues to hold and calls you back when an live person comes on the line. picked by TheBlueFrog 10 months ago
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 Marines to get their own flying car?
Marines to get their own flying car?
With seemingly every car on the road being designed by the same three people, all of whom live in the same subdivision, it seems the only leap forward in auto design is the leap upward. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Machine teaches men what it feels like to menstruate
Machine teaches men what it feels like to menstruate
Hiromi Ozaki has designed a "Menstruation machine" -- a wearable metal suit that allows a boy "to experience the painful bleeding of menstruation" (video embedded below). picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Driving while blind?
Driving while blind?
The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech plan to demonstrate a prototype vehicle next year equipped with technology that helps a blind person drive a car independently. picked by suebe 10 months ago
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  Invisible Mouse: Controlling a Computer With Just a Hand
Invisible Mouse: Controlling a Computer With Just a Hand
Has the computer mouse evolved itself right out of existence? Maybe so, if Pranav Mistry has anything to say about it. The designer, working in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab, is developing the Mouseless: a computer input device that works like a traditional mouse, but without the presence of an actual physical mouse. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 Finland makes broadband a 'legal right'
Finland makes broadband a 'legal right'
Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.

From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps broadband connection. picked by makri 10 months ago
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 US energy-weapon project going well
US energy-weapon project going well
Raygun only inflicts 2x as much harm on self as on enemy. picked by Bornbad 10 months ago
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 A Wizard's Words Finally Set Free
A Wizard's Words Finally Set Free
Three men use some modern-day inspiration to retrieve 80-year-old Thomas Edison radio broadcasts from old technology.

EDIT: "One of those "workers of the past" that Edison honored would be Bornbad's and my great-uncle Campbell, who worked with Edison at Menlo Park, NJ." --meggysue picked by cb__ 10 months ago
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 I.B.M.’s Watson: One Step Closer to Passing a Turing Test
I.B.M.’s Watson: One Step Closer to Passing a Turing Test
Any computer can do what google does, find a list that might answer a question given to it. Finding the actual answer instead of a list, finding an answer from vague clues such as typical in Jeopardy is something else. It was thought that only a human could do that. Now IBM thinks they've solve that puzzle and have a computer which can compete with a human even on Jeopardy. picked by 2manyusernames 10 months ago
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 Humans Building Robots to Save Humans: 2010 Edition
Humans Building Robots to Save Humans: 2010 Edition
One mile below the water’s surface in the Gulf of Mexico, robots are attempting to fix one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in human history. Without robotic technology of some form or another, we would most likely be unable to ever stop the flow of crude oil into the gulf, ultimately polluting our oceans, rivers and lakes, killing off countless amounts of sea life, birds, land ani... read full post picked by DCIBilborough 11 months ago
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 Possible breakthrough to help Alzheimer's Disease and epilepsy sufferers
Possible breakthrough to help Alzheimer's Disease and epilepsy sufferers
A chemical "volume control" that regulates the speed and intensity of thoughts in the brain has been discovered in a breakthrough that may offer hope of new drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. picked by 2manyusernames 11 months ago
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 Stephen Hawking on Religion: 'Science Will Win'
Stephen Hawking on Religion: 'Science Will Win'
When asked about the biggest mystery he'd like solved, he said, "I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing." picked by bingo 11 months ago
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