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Opportunities of Online Libraries Recently, there has been an increasingly rapid rate of growth of our society. So, every year more and more advanced …

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale.<p>Now there …

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

News Bloopers Prove Live TV Is Delightfully Painful

Live television is dangerous, and here are the cringe-worthy bloopers to prove it.<p>From the meteorologist who can't stop hiccuping to the poor news …

Greece borrows Australian landmark to promote itself in new tourism ad

The natural beauty of Australia has been used to promote Greece in a new tourism campaign.<p>The Twelve Apostles off Victoria's Great Ocean Road is now …

The World's 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

Money is what fuels any organization, whether its purpose is building homes, selling goods – or conducting horrific violent acts. A terror organization, just like any legitimate business, needs capital to survive. Quick cash is used to finance general activities, pay salaries for activists, develop …

Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something …

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Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Flavor-flipping neutrinos: Key to universe's anti-matter mystery?

Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?<p>Scientists have caught tiny, ghostlike particles called neutrinos in the act of turning from one type into another using the …

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NASA wants to bring a 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014

Next year, a 3D printer is set to boldly go where no MarketBot or RepRap has gone before — beyond the earth's atmosphere and aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has approved a custom shoe-box sized 3D printer — which it helped design — for the micro-gravitational conditions of space …

Meet the robot dancer and the mechanical portrait artist

A human-like robot that can dance, another that can paint portraits and others that behave like animals such as shrews and fish have been unveiled.<p>Engineers are creating robots that mimic biological organisms including fish, mammals and even plants in an attempt to produce machines that can operate …

Tracking the International Space Station with metal coat hangers

Mike Coletta poses in his yard in Pueblo, Col., with his 12 element yagi antenna he built from metal coat hangers and wood. Photo courtesy of Mike …

Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Space History Photo: NASA astronaut Deke Slayton suits up for an altitude test of the Apollo command module in an altitude chamber of KSC's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building (MSOB) in 1975, as part of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) effort. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/bma4