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Tesla’s New Battery Could Solve One of Solar Power’s Biggest Problems

So far, specific details are thin on the new battery designed for home use that Tesla’s announcing next week . But just based on what we do know, it’s a pretty big deal. The quest for a good battery that … Continue reading

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Dozens Of Dinosaur Eggs Unearthed By Chinese Road Workers

A construction crew working in Heyuan, China have stumbled upon a remarkable batch of fossilized dinosaur eggs. Of the 43 discovered, 19 remain completely intact. Read more… via io9 http://ift.tt/1yPd8MX

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Project Fi: Google’s Plan To Fix Your Wireless Service Is Here

Google’s Project FI is the company’s long-rumored wireless carrier service for mobile devices. But far from a traditional plan, Google’s might be the most flexible out there—while also saving you a bundle of money. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1DBv3T5

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Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record

The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 miles per hour on Thursday during a test run along a length of test track in the Yamanashi prefecture. This was enough to break its own … Continue reading

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Apple wants you to avoid product launch lines

Apple no longer wants you to wait in long lines during product launches — in fact, it would sometimes prefer that you stay at home. An Angela Ahrendts memo leaked to Business Insider shows that the company is going to … Continue reading

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Georgia wants EV owners to pay for saving the planet

Climate change is still a real, looming threat, so you’d think that getting people using electric cars would be a vital project to safeguard the future. Unfortunately, the state of Georgia is so broke that it’s not only pulling its … Continue reading

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RIP PlayStation Home, 2008-2015

PlayStation Home, one of the most ambitious (and weirdest) things Sony has ever done with video games, closes down today. It will not be missed, but it should at least be remembered. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1FfkCIH

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Did Michael Jackson Prank Call Russell Crowe With Great Jokes for Years?

There are certain things we all know about Michael Jackson. The moonwalk, for one. His large catalogue of very good songs, and then also Weird Al Yankovic’s catalogue of very good Michael Jackson song parodies, for another. We know that … Continue reading

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RadioShack Selling Customer Data In Bankruptcy Auction

RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing means that it has to close nearly 2,000 stores and sell off many of its assets. Some of those assets are to be expected, like trademarks and store leases. But other assets might come as a … Continue reading

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Curiosity Has Found Nitrates Important for Life on Mars

Samples obtained by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars have been analyzed and shown to contain nitrogen compounds, that are a source of nutrients for living things. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1Ip54D9

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The Fukushima Cleanup Wasted Half a Billion Dollars on Bad Technology

The cleanup of Fukushima’s leaking nuclear plant has been long, expensive, and plagued with problems. Now, the AP reports a government audit has found that more than a third of the budget for cleanup was wasted—totaling hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use — they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since … Continue reading

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Hone your drum machine skills with an HTML5 808

For the aspiring DJs and living room producers, there’s now a way to craft your drum machine chops with nothing more than your favorite web browser. An HTML5-driven site lets you choose between iconic instruments like Roland’s TR-808 and TR-909, … Continue reading

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Apple TV revamp coming in June with Siri and App Store

Apple’s criminally ignored set-top box is finally getting a major upgrade. The company is planning to announce a new Apple TV at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, according to Buzzfeed. And yes, sources say it’ll pack in just about … Continue reading

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“Biodegradeable” Plastic Is Not So Biodegradeable After All

Biodegradeable plastic, now often found in plastic bags and bottles, contains additives that are supposed to get microbes to break down tough plastic faster. But a new study from Michigan State University finds that some of these additives may actually … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Workers Are Regularly Told to Treat Burns With Condiments

"Put some mustard on it" is a surprisingly common refrain among McDonald’s managers, according to a new survey. Read more… via Jezebel http://ift.tt/1F5QB09

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The Real Reason Kathy Griffin Left Fashion Police

Comedian Kathy Griffin is taking a stand. After a seven-episode stint, she quit E!’s reliably savage roundtable gabfest Fashion Police with a socially conscious flourish, calling herself a feminist whose positive message didn’t "fit with the creative direction of the … Continue reading

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Super Mario Runs Left to Right Because Our Brains Say So

Does this gif hurt your brain? You’re not alone. Read more… via Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1wMG1Z3

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Saturn’s icy moon possibly has warm waters that could foster life

Enceladus used to be just another icy moon until the Cassini spacecraft spotted geysers on its surface, spewing water 125 miles into the sky back in 2005. Now, after years of research, scientists have published two studies suggesting that these … Continue reading

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Scientists Have Worked Out How Chameleons Change Color

The changing color of a chameleon’s body is an impressive sight—but how it happens has long been a significant scientific question without a compelling answer. Now, researchers have identified a thin layer of deformable nanocyrstals in their skin which gives … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: I Used Personal Email Because Carrying Two Phones Sucks

In a press conference at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton just admitted that the initial reasoning behind her using a personal email account for official business as secretary of state was simple: She didn’t want to carry around two phones. … Continue reading

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Man Who Burned Face Praying Over Sizzling Fajitas Can’t Sue Applebee’s 

On Wednesday, an appellate court ruled that a man who burned his face while praying over a plate of fajitas could not sue the New Jersey Applebee’s where the face-burning reportedly took place. The Courier-Post reports that Hiram Jimenez seared … Continue reading

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Can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real or is it fake?

Petapixel has republished a great article about fake nature photos written by a group of nature photographers who are denouncing the abuses of some of their colleagues. Here it is, reproduced in its entirety. It answers the question—can this picture … Continue reading

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Grand Central Station Is Radioactive

Behold, the miserable relic of a toxic era! Its denizens scurry through it, unaware or unable to avoid the poison it gives off. Seriously, though, Grand Central Station gives you a dose of radiation when you go through it, thanks … Continue reading

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Someone Snuck Into NYC’s $4 Billion Train Station And Took These Pics

Picture $4 billion worth of cash stacked up in the shape of a train station. This is pretty much what the World Trade Center Transportation Hub looks like. Except more surreal. You’d also maybe need to throw in a whole … Continue reading

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