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Typhoon #Haiyan, thought to be the biggest storm ever to hit land, has struck the Philippines killing over 100 people. The category 5 "super-typhoon" weakened on Saturday, though forecasters have said it could gain strength over the South China Sea on its course towards Vietnam. More here: http://fw.to/0iurYNj Photo: NASA

34 Cool and Modern DIY Concrete Projects

Concrete is, believe it or not, a very versatile material. It’s not used just in big projects and buildings but also for smaller, DIY projects. You …

A $10,000 Vespa?

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Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

Friday Links

This looks promising: Transparent Concrete<p>The the “vandalized” landscape by Banksy was “sold on an auction website for over $600,000, with the money …

Drug tunnel discovered between Mexico and US

Android this week: Nexus 5 launches; KitKat is here; Samsung gets bold

FInally! This week, Google’s(s goog) Nexus 5 moved from rumor status to the real deal. And with so many leaks of the device in prior months, there …

3 Tech Trends Retailers Can't Afford To Ignore

Like other industries, retail is experiencing rapid technological change — change that, if disregarded, could have a negative impact on business. That’s why it’s so important for business and IT leaders to keep abreast of the latest in retail technology.<p>Let’s take a look at some of the important …

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

Hovenring is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.<p>On the one hand, I’m offended by companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Woman Ticketed for Driving With Google Glass, But Is Anyone Wrong?

With West Virginia and Delaware considering laws to ban Google Glass in the car, the last state we’d expect to hate on these Futurama shades is California. But when the California Highway Patrol pulled over a woman near San Diego for speeding in October, the officer cited her with a second …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

This Week in Plagues: The Origin of Syphilis, Cheese Made from Armpit Bacteria, And More

Here are some links on infestations contagions, and controls from around the web, as well as a few on clever ways to use microbes. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news:</b><p>In response to the confirmed polio outbreak in Syria, the UN is preparing to vaccinate 2.5 million children. The …

Microbiology