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Google invests $1bn in fleet of internet satellites

Google is stepping up its efforts to bring internet connectivity to hard-to-reach parts of the world<p>Google is reportedly planning to invest more than $1 billion (£597m) in a fleet of satellites to bring the internet to parts of the world that are currently unconnected.<p>The company will begin by …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Fascinating Book Described Thousands of Colors 271 Years Before Pantone

The incredibly comprehensive (and occasionally inspirational) Pantone Color Guide made its debut in 1963, but 271 years before Pantone began mixing …

Spice Up Your Photography Experiments with Homemade Holograms

If you’re looking for an interesting way to spice up your experimental photography a bit, Shanks FX has a little video you might find interesting. …

Russian gamer in dramatic collapse after experiencing Oculus Rift

The gamer is trying a rollercoaster demo using the virtual reality headset when a friend delivers him a well-timed shove, provoking a hysterical reaction<p>Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the hilarious moment a <b>Russian</b> games fan falls victim to a prank as he tries a rollercoaster demonstration using …

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A Key-Swallowing, Unpickable Bike Lock Design

A California-based man quietly began posting videos of padlocks on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. The traffic for "LockMan28's" account was what …

Your Facebook Friends Were Right: This Axe IS Amazing

Leave it to the Finns to update something as unimprovable as the axe. Finland is a nation populated entirely by (as far as I can tell) woodland elves …

11 Scenarios Where Certain Disaster Was Avoided

It could have ended in total disaster, but right at the last split second the crisis was averted.<p>In the following eleven scenarios the outcome seems …

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Robot Resupply: The Navy's Autonomous Cargo Helicopter Kit

Or, how the Marines in a danger zone will use tablets to call for autonomous resupply helos.<p><b>A group of Marines fighting in some far-flung</b> locale are trapped in harm's way—they need water and ammo but can't be safely resupplied. On the battlefield of the future, unmanned helicopters might answer the …

Articles about how build modern beach house on Dwell.com - Dwell

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by …

Holy Cow: NASA Says Pollution from Asia is Affecting North American Weather

Had the Industrial Revolution never happened, there'd still be doctors, lawyers, farmers and merchants—but there darn sure wouldn't be any industrial …

Rare Video Shows "Sea Serpent" Oarfish in Shallow Water

Bizarre deep-sea oarfish are filmed off Baja California.<p>A pair of rarely seen, bizarre deep-sea creatures, thought to have been the inspiration for historic tales of "sea serpents," were captured on a video (see above) posted online Monday.<p>The footage, filmed by staff from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, …

Why a drone called Cupid is fitted with a stun gun

A flying Taser-wielding drone has been created by Texas design firm Chaotic Moon.<p>The device known as Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone - Cupid - is capable of delivering 80,000 volts of electricity through a wired dart.<p>The company's co-founder, Whurley, explained that they wanted to take a …