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Friday rocks #opal

A cross-section of a rhodochrosite stalagtite. https://t.co/anXfoWYrOn

Vein Opal in Pyrite photo credit: ©2012-2013 *Blue-Hearts http://blue-hearts.deviantart.com/art/Lyrium-Opal-336027300 image via:http://stellar-indulgence.tumblr.com/post/47602818707

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Amethyst - Brandberg Mountains, Namibia

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Fluorite on Pyrite with Calcite and Sphalerite - Milpo mine, Atacocha mining district, Pasco province, Peru

Late to the party!: Photo

<p><strong>Eclectic photos and videos that interest me. Like nature and vintage <1960 photos. </strong></p><p><strong>Flipboard curator C …

Man-size quartz crystal at the 2008 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. (photo by Tom McGuire) http://t.co/4SAhpADI5H

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Pyrite on Quartz - Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru

Everything We Know About That Jedi Statue in 'Rogue One'

If you’ve seen the arrestingly exciting final <i>Rogue One</i> trailer, then you’ve probably been wondering about that beautiful fallen statue reminiscent of …

Australia scientists have just set a world record for solar thermal efficiency

Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam for power …

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Area learning in Google Tango

shares<p>Google Tango is finally here and it promises to change the world we live in, or at least map it. It’s the 3D scanning project to end all 3D …

How to travel with a Wi-Fi-only iPad

Get five travel tips to make the iPad the perfect travel companion.<p>Whether traveling for work or pleasure, the iPad is a perfect travel companion. It's lighter and runs longer than a laptop and springs to life instantly. Plus, its screen is large enough to get work done or enjoy TV shows or movies …

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3 Ways to Live Stream Your PowerPoint Presentation

Distance shouldn’t be a barrier between you and your audience. Bring your pitch out of the boardroom and into the Web. Reach out to a wider audience …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

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Appearance of crater dubbed ‘the Gateway to the Underworld’ in Siberia is a warning to our warming planet

It is known as “the Gateway to the Underworld” by local people who fear to go near the massive crater that suddenly appeared in the frozen heart of …

How to use the Keyboard Viewer on your Mac

Apple has this useful little tool for Macs that displays an on-screen keyboard. The Keyboard Viewer is useful for two reasons: You can see all of the …

5 things you can do to make your iPhone faster

Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are two of the fastest smartphones in the world. In fact, in real-world speed tests there’s no phone that can …

Apps

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

Tech Trends

CAT's thermal camera-packing smartphone goes up for pre-order next month

Back in February, CAT first introduced its S60 smartphone, a ruggedized, waterproof device that also happened to be the world’s first mobile phone to feature an integrated thermal camera. Now pre-orders are finally getting ready to kick off in Europe, starting this June, and with availability for …

Phones

Chicxulub 'dinosaur' crater drill project declared a success

<b>The effort to drill into the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared an outstanding success.</b><p>A UK/US-led team has spent the past seven weeks coring into the deep bowl cut out of the Earth's surface 66 million years ago by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.<p>Rocks …

This is your brain in space

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's imagine NASA has everything it needs to send a crew to Mars. The space agency's experts have figured out how to provide housing, food, water and air for the entire mission.<p>NASA plans to send people to Mars in the 2030s<p>There still is one very important problem remaining: the …

Space Science

MIT exploited heat to make the most efficient solar cell yet

Sorry, University of New South Wales: Your efforts at shattering the efficiency record for solar cells earlier this month have been, ahem, <i>eclipsed</i>. A group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way to possibly break the maximum efficiency of a solar cell, the …

Watch Movies From Almost Any Media Server with Infuse

Firecore’s recently updated Infuse app is a beautifully designed media player for Apple TV that takes big steps toward empowering anyone with a huge …

Smart TV

19 useful Mac startup key combinations you should familiarize yourself with

Most of the time, your Mac just works—until it refuses to start up properly due to an unforeseen system error, a misbehaving app, a broken system …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

How to transfer your iPhone media to Mac (and back again)

Want a quick way to move your photos, music and documents from your iPhone to your Mac? What about backing up your iPhone on the go?<p>iKlips Duo is an innovative little gadget that will do both. It’s a well-made, MFi-certified USB stick that lets you connect to your iPhone (or iPad) via its Lightning …

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