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"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

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Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

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The World’s First 3-D Scanner For iPad Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter

If you need more convincing than the extensive testimonials in the Structure’s Kickstarter video, consider its crowdfunding progress: Since launching …

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America's Solar Revolution Is Twisting The Utility Industry Into Knots

This week, we gave you two extremely bullish projections for the future of solar energy in America.<p>The focus was on distributed generation in both cases. This includes all solar installations — even small ones on your home rooftop.<p>Interestingly, the renewable energy revolution is being led by …

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Bank of America settles gender bias suit for $39M

NEW YORK -- Bank of America agreed to pay $39 million to settle a gender bias lawsuit by female brokers who claimed they were paid less than men and deprived of handling their fair share of lucrative accounts, court papers made public on Friday show.<p>The settlement was disclosed less than two weeks …

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Assisted By An iPad, German Surgeons Have Operated On A Patient’s Liver

Doctors in Germany have just used an iPad to operate on some guy’s liver, not by smashing the screen and using the jagged shards as a scalpel, but by using Apple’s tablet as a second-screen for an augmented reality app. Will wonders never cease? Is there <i>anything</i> the iPad can’t do?<p>According to …

Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral Opens Its Doors

A paper house of worship that seats 700. A pop-up shopping mall consisting of brightly painted shipping containers and pop-up bars with funky names such as King of Snake and Smash Palace.<p>Sounds like something you'd encounter in design-mad Japan or über-chic Berlin. Not in conservative …

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Is Resveratrol The Magic Bullet Against Aging?

The search for the mythical fountain of youth may have ended with Ponce de Leon, but millions of us hold out hope that science will discover the secret to beat aging, the special formula that will keep our skin, and our insides, from displaying the wear and tear of our years.<p>So we scour the media …

Laser Nanosensor Can Detect Bacteria In Minutes

This tiny device could eventually measure tumor cells, too.<p>A new matchbox-sized nanosensor can scan for the presence of bacteria and tell if an antibiotic is effective within a few minutes, rather than the days or weeks that conventional testing methods require.<p>Researchers at EPFL, the Swiss …

Otherworldly Pics Of The Iridescent Universe Inside Meteorites

If the sky is falling and meteorites mean an end to all of us, at least let them look like this.<p>Meteorites–the chunks of debris from space that may have killed the dinosaurs and sometimes threaten humans, too–are usually lumpy, gray, and sinister-looking from the outside.<p>But when cracked open and …

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A wild world off California's coast

Just beyond San Francisco, the mysterious Farallon Islands are a collection of inhospitable rocky peaks where nutrient-rich waters make it a perfect place for whale watching.<p>Few places off the California coast are more mysterious than the Farallon Islands. Located just 27 miles west of the Golden …

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Most Wall Street Economists Think The Fed Taper Is Coming In September

Economists at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan specifically cited the government's announcement earlier on Friday of stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs growth for June as a factor in bringing forward their expected timing of the Fed slowing.<p>Goldman and J.P. Morgan are two of 21 U.S. primary dealers - …

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EU plots transatlantic bank regulator

The European Union is to push for an agreement on banking and financial services as a key part of this week’s historic trade talks with the US which could see the introduction of an American-European super-regulator.<p>Sources indicated that the agreement is seen as the major priority for the UK, …

Meet Dixie Elixirs’ Willy Wonka Of Weed

Tripp Keber wears a pinstripe suit. He used to work on Capitol Hill. And he knows how to make a mean pot brownie.<p>Keber isn’t who you might expect to find running a company that makes marijuana-laced sodas, lozenges, and massage oils. But the managing director of Dixie Elixirs and Edibles is …

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