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Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star

Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess it’s understandable that someone could take a particular liking to the character. But this, my friends, is forever alone level …

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Confirmed: Chatting With Yourself At Age 12 Would Be Fairly Annoying

In what must be the coolest version of a time capsule to hit the interwebs in quite some time, one actor and filmmaker has completed an interview with himself that he begun back in 1992, when he was 12 years old. Twenty years ago, Jeremiah McDonald, aka weepingprophet on YouTube, recorded himself talking to his future self. Now, he has …

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This Guy and His Beard Explain the Higgs Boson to You Like You’re a Dumb Child

Over the past couple of days, you may have read that scientists have found the Higgs boson. You may have even heard some people refer to it as the “God Particle.” You also may have just glossed over that headline because why would you care that they’ve found it, when you don’t even know why the hell they were looking …

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If You Ever Wanted To See An MRI Of Childbirth, Here’s Your Chance

Back in December, 2010, German scientists captured the first-ever MRI of live childbirth. It went down exactly how you think – a woman delivered a baby whilst encapsulated by an MRI machine. She was 24-years-old and was admitted to the hospital at about 37 and a half weeks. So next time your mother tells you how difficult you made her …

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Let’s Pizza Vending Machines Coming To US Shores

When you take a quick glance at some of the factoids on Pizza.com, it’s pretty clear Americans love to eat pizza. Lots of it. The question is, will we love it if comes out of a vending machine, even if it’s freshly cooked in said machine, instead of being frozen? That’s the chance the folks at Let’s Pizza are counting …

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The Dangers Of An IRL Portal Gun On Display In POrtal: Terminal Velocity

It’s clear that having a Portal gun would be pretty useful in a variety of scenarios. Need to catapult yourself over a high wall? Simple, just climb up high, blast one portal on a wall behind you and one on the ground below and jump. Too lazy to get up and walk across the room to grab your remote off …

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Survive The Zombie Apocalypse IRL In New Real Life First Person Shooter

“If you’re a little crybaby bitch, it could be too much for you. I.R.L Shooter presents patient zero…you will shit yourself.” In what is without a doubt the most badass laser tag experience in the history of ever, Australian company I.R.L. shooter is bringing us just that – a real life shooter. If that doesn’t already sound like every FPS …

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Mister Rogers Remix Explores The “Garden Of Your Mind”

There are very few television personalities that have achieved icon status in the way that Fred Rogers has. For 895 episodes spanning a few decades, Mister Rogers taught kids to love and respect themselves and their neighbors in his trademarked frank manner. To millions of people, Mister Rogers remains one of the most influential figures from their childhood, and his …

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The Game Of Thrones Theme Gets A Floppy Drive Remake

With only two episodes left in the killer second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, excitement for the best show on television is hitting a fever pitch. And while we all wait patiently for the coming of winter in Westeros, we can be happy that things like this exist. Simply, it’s the Game of Thrones theme played on eight floppy …

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Oldest Human Blood Found In Arrow Wound Of “Iceman”

Meet Otzi – the 45-year-old prehistoric man who was killed by an arrow some five millennia ago. Ever since mountain climbers found him sticking out of a glacier in the Austrian Alps back in 1991, scientists have been studying him, taking samples from all over his somewhat-preserved body. According to the Center for Smart Interfaces at Darmstadt Technical University in …

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Microsoft Patents a Human-Computer Interface

This week Microsoft patented a device designed to capture a person’s movements – and it’s wearable. Microsoft already has the Kinect, which can pick up and mimic broad movements, but this newly patented technology would be able to pick up the electrical signals generated by a user’s muscle movements. Though I’m sure Microsoft will come up with a snappier name …

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The Discovery Channel Tests Jet Disasters With 727

What happens when an airliner makes a crash-landing on solid ground, like, in a desert, for instance? Is it a survivable outcome? These are the kinds of questions the creative team from The Discovery Channel asked when they crashed a 727 in Mexican desert. As you can see in the lead video, the plane in question was piloted to the …

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