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Even Your Cat Can Create an App with Google App Inventor

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ADwPLSFeY8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] At least that’s what I thought was going to happen within the first 5 seconds of this video. Google’s gone ahead and released the App Inventor, a DIY app creation tool that literally requires you to possess

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Intel Big on 32nm Westmere Processors for Consumers in 2010

Intel Big on 32nm Westmere Processors for Consumers in 2010

At today's San Francisco event, Intel mostly discussed what we know about the upcoming Westmere processor, but revealed they're scrapping the next dual-core 45nm processors, in favor of 32nm Westmere chips in early 2010. The first Westmere chips will be the dual-core Clarkdale and Annendale pr

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Elettronico Faucet: Touchscreen Controls, Connects to a Plumbing Network

Elettronico Faucet: Touchscreen Controls, Connects to a Plumbing Network

We are only talking about a sink here, but I must admit that I am a sucker for a captivating design. That having been said, the Elettronico Faucet by Carlo Frattini definitely caught my eye. The allure of the system centers around an LCD display that can be used to turn the faucet on and off, c

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Want A 3D Mobile Phone?

Want A 3D Mobile Phone?

With Samsung and company outing 3D televisions for home viewers and China loving 3D newspapers, it’s not too farfetched to picture the technology being used in laptops and mobile phones. Focusing on the use of 3D in cellphones, Petr Kubik has designed this all-in-one-piece that includes the g

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HTC Incredible Review

Make no mistake – the HTC Incredible launches as the best phone on Verizon and the best phone in America – but is it for you? Our in-depth review of the “Droid Incredible” dives into all the features, discusses all the specs, tours the software, picks apart the 8MP camera (with lots of s

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Ferrari Gets a Limited Edition Motorola Milestone

Ferrari Gets a Limited Edition Motorola Milestone

As if owning a Ferrari wasn’t enough of a status symbol, the company has tasked Motorola with a custom deco of the original Milestone to slide into pockets lined with one hundred dollar bills. The phone looks pretty delicious in Ferrari red, but if you are hoping to get your hands on it you migh

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Space elevator a real possibility

Space elevator a real possibility

The space elevator may be a very real possibility within our lifetimes. Previously the stuff of science fiction novels, scientists and engineers around the world will continue their discussion at a conference in Japan this November. The space elevator’s basic design would include a cable tha

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This Living Human Bone Was Grown In Lab

This Living Human Bone Was Grown In Lab

Scientists have grown real, living human bones in the lab for the first time, completely from scratch, and ready to be inserted inside human flesh. Or given to my dog, as a delicious treat. Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic—Columbia University professor of biomedical engineering—achieved the fe

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Two Linguists Have Discovered a Completely Unique, Reality-Shifting Language in India

Two Linguists Have Discovered a Completely Unique, Reality-Shifting Language in India

Every two weeks, the last person capable of fluently speaking one of humankind's over 6,000 languages dies. Let that sink in. Then, consider that two linguists have discovered a new one—unlike any other ever encountered in history. The language, called Koro, was found within a tiny community of

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Russia Wants Nuclear-Powered Rocket to Go to Mars


The space race is on again: The Russians are planning a nuclear-powered spacecraft that will get them to Mars faster than Duck Dodgers in the 24 and a half century. Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov promises a design by 2012:

The project is aimed at implementing

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Table-Top Black Hole Can Absorb Light


Scientists have created a table-top-sized black hole that absorbs light. And yet we’re still here, and the world hasn’t collapsed. Clearly, my high-school science classes did not adequately explain black holes to me.

The black hole is made from “60 concentrically arranged layers of circuit board,”(…)

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Japan to Spend $21,000,000,000 on a Power Plant in F%#king Space


Holy shit, Japan is getting prepped to drop $21 billion on a  station in space, one that will beam enough back to Earth to 294,000 homes. With no cables.

The whole deal is being put together by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and industrial design(…)

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Forget Silicon, This Teenager’s Solar Panel Uses Human Hair as a Conductor


If eighteen-year-old Milan Karki doesn’t turn out to be the next Tesla or Edison, then I’ll chop off my locks. This kid invented a panel which uses human hair as a conductor and could solve an crisis.

Milan Karki has managed to create a 9v, 18W solar panel, he managed to make his solar panel for only  23 (roughly $38). He also claims that when mass produced the price could drop substantially down to under $10 a panel, which would shatter the $1/watt sweet spot.(…)

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South Korea Building Self-Sufficient Super-City at What Cost?

Designed by Foster + Partners, the Incheon “super-city” will incorporate biomass generation, hydrogen fuel cells, and hydroponic roofs in order to be the greener city on the other side. No word on how much pollution the construction will cause.

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