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11 Ridiculously Good Overhead Kicks

There are plenty of ways to score goals in football, but the degree of difficulty in overhead kicks make them special each and every time.<p>The rarity of these goals makes it all the more magical, though, as always, some are better than others.<p>The most recent goal to fall into this category is Zlatan …

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If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

Another test image from the Sigma Corporation of America 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 II DG -GServo There are a few spots, cleaned my sensor and the lens, after this first outing. You have to dust this lens each time you use it.

Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …

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3D scans reveal hair and facial features of unborn babies

These three dimensional scans of babies while still in the womb are some of the most detailed ever achieved, revealing details including hair, skin texture and even facial expressions.<p>The high definition scanning technology uses multiple beams of ultrasound and state of the art software to build a …

Razer Edge Review: A Beautiful, Portable Gaming Gadget That You Won't Take On The Go

The Razer Edge is a tablet with the guts of a gaming PC stuffed inside. That makes it plenty powerful, even if it ends up just sitting by your TV.<p>The market's ready for something that is not a gaming PC but can act like a gaming PC. The idea of a Steam Box, a small gadget that can play PC games on …

‘BioShock Infinite’ Review: Already the Game of the Year

Critics are swooning over Irrational Games’s new game, and Brian Ries says it deserves all the applause.<p>It all begins with the Founding Fathers.<p>As I …

4-Billion-Pixel Panorama Lets You Explore Mars As If You Were Standing Next To Curiosity

Pan and zoom among 400 images from Curiosity's cameras.<p>If you were standing next to the Mars rover Curiosity, this is what you'd see. Estonian photographer and editor Andrew Bodrov stitched together 407 images from two Curiosity cameras to come up with this interactive panorama.<p>The mosaic covers …

NASA said to request $100 million for plan to capture near-Earth asteroid

NASA is taking a plan to send an unmanned spacecraft to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the Moon seriously. <i>Aviation Week</i> reports that NASA's budget request for fiscal 2014 will include $100 million to help fund the asteroid retrieval mission. A feasibility study looking into the …

APOD: Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945 (2013 Jan 23) Image Credit & Copyright: SSRO-South, J. Harvey, S. Mazlin, D. Verschatse, J. Joaquin Perez, (UNC/CTIO/PROMPT) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130123.html Explanation: Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait. In fact, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Its own dusty disk, young blue star clusters, and pink star forming regions standout in the sharp, colorful telescopic image. About 13 million light-years distant toward the expansive southern constellation Centaurus, NGC 4945 is only about six times farther away than Andromeda, the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. Though the galaxy's central region is largely hidden from view for optical telescopes, X-ray and infrared observations indicate significant high energy emission and star formation in the core of NGC 4945. Its obscured but active nucleus qualifies the gorgeous island universe as a Seyfert galaxy and likely home to a central supermassive black hole. http://www.starshadows.com/aboutus/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130123 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0123

APOD: Comet McNaught Over Chile (2013 Jan 27) Image Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Guisard http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130127.html Explanation: Comet McNaught of 2007 has been, so far, the most photogenic comet of our time. After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in early 2007 January, the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers. In this image, Comet McNaught was captured above Santiago, Chile. The bright comet dominates on the left while part of its magnificent tail spreads across the entire frame. From this vantage point in the Andes Mountains, one looks up toward Comet McNaught and a magnificent sky, across at a crescent moon, and down on clouds, atmospheric haze, and the city lights. The current year -- 2013 -- holds promise to be even better for comets than 2007. In early March, Comet PANSTARRS is on track to become visible to the unaided eye, while at the end of the year Comet ISON shows possibilities that include casting a tail that spreads across the sky, breaking up, and even becoming one of the brightest comets in recorded history. http://www.astrosurf.com/sguisard/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130127 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0127

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APOD: Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning (2013 Mar 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Rietze (Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130311.html Explanation: Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning? Pictured above, the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in early January. Magma bubbles so hot they glow shoot away as liquid rock bursts through the Earth's surface from below. The above image is particularly notable, however, for the lightning bolts caught near the volcano's summit. Why lightning occurs even in common thunderstorms remains a topic of research, and the cause of volcanic lightning is even less clear. Surely, lightning bolts help quench areas of opposite but separated electric charges. One hypothesis holds that catapulting magma bubbles or volcanic ash are themselves electrically charged, and by their motion create these separated areas. Other volcanic lightning episodes may be facilitated by charge-inducing collisions in volcanic dust. Lightning is usually occurring somewhere on Earth, typically over 40 times each second. http://www.mrietze.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130311 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0311

New Snail Species Discovered in Lake Skadar

A new snail species has been discovered in Lake Skadar, the largest on the Balkan Peninsula. The new species, <i>Karucia sublacustrina</i>, inhabits the …

Rolls-Royce Design Director On Why America Can't Make Cool Cars

Yesterday at the New York Auto Show I spoke with Giles Taylor, the design director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. We discussed a lot of things, including the design direction of Rolls over the next decade and why American manufacturers haven’t been able to produce an iconic new model in years.<p>Here’s …

Volvo's S60 and XC60 R-Designs Revealed for 2014

Chinese-owned Volvo has a rich, sporty heritage that goes back to rally cars of the 1950s and 1960s, which was buried during the safety-conscious 1970s and 1980s, and eventually rediscovered in the 1990s. Today, the brand is playing up that theme expertly with its R-Design models for its …

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Solar Airplane Almost Ready for Its First Transcontinental Flight

It's almost time.<p>After more than five years of dreaming, planning, building and testing, Solar Impulse is ready to begin its most ambitious flight …

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible Test Drive And Review - Top Down Fun

I recently spent a week driving the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which carries a pricetag that starts at $24,995. My Turbo example, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, came with the Fender Sound System, Navigation and a six-speed DSG automatic transmission, and a list …

Ferrari F12 races Air Malta A320 jet

Air Malta recently worked up a little stunt that pitted an Airbus A320 against a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in a drag race to raise funds for charity. It's easy to forget just how quick something the size of a jetliner can be, but watching the video below shows us just where the big passenger aircraft …

Articles about modern bunker home texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted...<p>An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our …

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that …