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Crunching The Numbers On Mario Kart 64

See what getting knocked into last place looks like in data form.<p>To show off the capabilities of number-crunching tool Manta, programmer Dave Pacheco explains how he wired a system for recording matches from the Nintendo 64 racing-game classic <i>Mario Kart 64</i>.<p>The post is a little on the wonky side, …

This recycling bin is following you

<b>Update (Aug. 12):</b> City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by<p>Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize.<p>Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins …

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U.S. 'Space Fence' Will Cease To Operate, Site Says

A U.S. radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth — from satellites to harmful debris — has been slated for shutdown, according to the Space News site. The ground-based network known as the "Space Fence" may cease to operate in October.<p>"This is your notice to begin preparing the …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

The Week In Numbers: An Asteroid-Zapping Space Laser, The Worst Planets In The Universe, And More

<b>4,580 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the surface temperature on exoplanet COROT-7b, one of the 10 worst places to live in the universe, according to NASA scientists<p><b>600 miles</b>: the diameter of the largest known asteroid, Ceres (could an asteroid impact knock the moon into Earth?)<p><b>70 gigawatts</b>: the power of a …