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James Cameron’s Mariana Trench Tweet: Dispatches From The Bottom Of The Ocean
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James Cameron, the Academy Award winning director of films like Titanic, Avatar, and The Abyss, doesn’t keep his drive for thrills and exploration contained to his filmmaking. And on Sunday, Cameron reached the deepest point in the ocean, The Challenger …

Watch A Giant Paper Airplane Fly Over The Arizona Desert

Anyone who has ever built a flimsy paper airplane out of torn-out notebook paper and sailed it majestically across the classroom behind your unsuspecting all-knowing teacher’s back is sure to appreciate what the these guys just did. The PIMA Air …

NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool
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NASA is awesome for a variety of reasons, most prominently their role in everything space related. But NASA is also a great source of wonders of the more terrestrial persuasion, as is demonstrated in this new project about trees. Key …

Self-Healing iPhone Case: The Clumsy/Angry Smartphone User’s Dream Self-Healing iPhone Case: The Clumsy/Angry Smartphone User’s Dream
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If you’re as haphazard with your iPhone as I am, it probably didn’t take you very long to figure out that a nice, solid case was in your best interest. And it probably wasn’t very long before that case was …

Giant-Headed Supersoldier Ants Protect The Colony, Haunt My Nightmares Giant-Headed Supersoldier Ants Protect The Colony, Haunt My Nightmares
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I usually live by the 8-leg rule. If an animal has less than 8 legs, it’s fine – it doesn’t freak me out. Starting with spiders, my fear exponentially increases based on the number of legs. I don’t even want …

This Cat-Brushing Robot Won’t Make You Fear The Robot Apocalypse This Cat-Brushing Robot Won’t Make You Fear The Robot Apocalypse

Guys, they’ve done it. Somebody has created a robot that I don’t want to smash with a bat. The only thing this cute little guy has the chance to enslave is the cat he’s been trained to brush. Let’s back …

Callin’ Oates: Because Your Day Is Crappy Without Hall & Oates Callin’ Oates: Because Your Day Is Crappy Without Hall & Oates
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Think of this as your first option when the stress of the holidays has you in a headlock. Or perhaps you’ve forgotten your iPod and need some quality music on the go. Maybe you’re buckling under the pressures of everyday …

Epic Photo Thread From Quora Is, Well, Epic Epic Photo Thread From Quora Is, Well, Epic

There’s a thread on Quora right now that asks “What’s the most epic photo ever taken,” and some of the submissions are truly mind-blowing. Of course, in the many years of photography, people have captured an innumerable amount of iconic …

This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second
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Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an “imaging solution” that let’s you “visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second.” In other words, MIT researchers have developed a camera that captures at …

Cursing Elevates Your Pain Tolerance (But Only When Used Sparingly) Cursing Elevates Your Pain Tolerance (But Only When Used Sparingly)

Another study has confirmed what many of us already know: A few strategically placed “f*cks” can really help alleviate the pain of that toe you just stubbed. This study comes courtesy of Richard Stevens of Keele’s School of Psychology, and …

This Water-Powered Jetpack Looks Like So Much Fun I’m About To Faint This Water-Powered Jetpack Looks Like So Much Fun I’m About To Faint
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Jetpacks. Need I say more? I want one. I want one. I want one. I want one. The only problem is that my “path to ownership” includes a couple of lottery wins or some sort of felony. This water-powered jetpack …

An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday
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While you were going about your daily business, maybe sitting in traffic or making dinner, a giant asteroid whizzed by your head, and you narrowly escaped the cold bite of death. Ok, when I say “whizzed by your head” I …

Anthropomorphic Robot Does Push-Ups, Sweats Anthropomorphic Robot Does Push-Ups, Sweats
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Folks, I gotta tell you – I’m feeling a bit emotionally perplexed. On one hand this extremely human-like robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, is jaw-dropping in its technological achievement. On the other hand it’s utterly frightening, as it’s the closest …

Cardboard Flash Drives? Cardboard Flash Drives?
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Why yes, those are cardboard flash drives. Not only that, but they are functional cardboard flash drives. Does this mean plastic is no longer the material of choice mobile device cases? Not exactly, but the concept, courtesy of the Art …

Cool Little Google Reader Feature

This is a cool “little” feature in the latest version of Google Reader. if you subscribe to multiple people’s Shared Items’ blogs (I call that a link blog) it won’t send you duplicate items anymore, but will show you how many people actually linked to it. That’s a KILLER feature. But, what’s next?

Google Code Opens Cool Chart API

Generating a chart for a web page is as simple as passing some variables to Google in an HTTP request.

Experimental Google Search Options

Google is experimenting with some very cool options for searching. First off, they have show new view: keywords that display additional ways to view / filter search results:

Zude Is Cool, Dude

In a time where having a website seems to mean running a blog, Zude offers a sophisticated, straight ahead way to build a site through the easiest drag and drop process imaginable.

Vonage, Sprint Cool With Patent Settlement

Vonage’s infringement on six Sprint patents has yielded a lucrative payday for Sprint.

Searching Facebook Apps with Clever Hippo

Clever Hippo is a search engine for Facebook Apps. Their mission is to make it easier for Facebook users to find cool applications.

Cool New Little Facebook Feature

So, four people unfriended me from Facebook today. Given that I have 4,995 friends that’s probably to be expected. But I have 150 waiting to get onto my friends list. But that brings me to the new feature that just appeared.

Facebook now shows me how many friends we have in common BEFORE I add you as a friend.