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Saturday, August 22, 2009



NASA & AFOSR Test Environmentally-Friendly Rocket Propellant

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 06:10 PM PDT

"NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, have successfully launched a small rocket using an environmentally-friendly, safe propellant comprised of aluminum powder and water ice, called ALICE."

"WTF", Crazy Laser doing weird things

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Some guys are playing with a Lazer that follows patterns and creates the most annoying noises.

Stupidity in the First Degree

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Police work is often grim and deadly serious. But every cop can also tell tales of cases so weird or criminals so witless, you just have to laugh. Here are a few recent ones. Scroll down to vote for the dumbest and the funniest.

Good morning kitty cat [Animated gif]

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT


Blizzard: No Diablo 3 Release for 2010

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Much news and excitement has derived from BlizzCon today but a release for Diablo III next year is not happening. CEO Mike Morhaime has confirmed that the just-revealed World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm and StarCraft II are the two titles the company expects to hit in 2010.

Is Gmail the World's Greenest Email?

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Google's efforts to make its data centers as energy efficient as possible make for a compelling argument that Gmail is the greenest email of all.

This point ain't gonna cap itself!

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

"We thought you might be interested in seeing some of the "behind the scenes" work that goes on in Team Fortress 2. "

Gillian Anderson Says X-Files 3 May Happen

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Gillian Anderson is giving hope to The X-Files fanatics everywhere that she and David Duchnovy may reunite for a third installment in the film series.

Presenting... the dollhead mohawk!

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

This man is so punk rock, he poos safety pins.

The 12 most annoying types of Facebookers

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Facebook, for better or worse, is like being at a big party with all your friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers.

Aphids Saved From Gruesome Death By Virus-infected Bacteria

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The research is the first demonstration that a virus that infects bacteria can help rather than harm the bacteria's animal host.

Taliban cut off fingers of 2 Afghan voters

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Taliban militants cut off the ink-stained fingers of two Afghan voters in the militant south during the presidential election, the country's top election monitoring group said Saturday.

Japan Relaxes Human Stem-Cell Rules

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A long-sought loosening of Japan's guidelines on human embryonic stem-cell research came into effect on 21 August. But some say the new rules are too little, too late for a struggling field that was once a source of national pride.

Florida Gators are No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25 poll

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

As Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators prepare to make a run at their third national title in the last four seasons, the defending champions have already made some history.

Botmaster Infects Thousands and Holds Summer Clearance Sale

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

An undercover Cisco researcher met an actual botmaster who ran a botnet and said his main job is to compromise a few thousand machines and then sell them off in bulk. The going market rate for a single bot is 10- to 25 cents a bot.

Kidney dialysis machine 'small enough to be worn as a belt'

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Scientists have developed a kidney dialysis machine small enough to be worn as a belt which can allow patients to receive the treatment as they walk around. The battery-powered machine weighs around 10lb. Researchers hope that the device will give patients the freedom to have their treatment whenever and wherever they choose.

Celebrating Hawaii's Five-O: A Photo Essay on 50 Years

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Where else are you going to find Elvis, President Nixon and beach bunnies from the swinging sixties ready to hit the surf? The history of Hawaii had it all! There are also some great shots from the vintage crime series 'Hawaii Five-O' which starred the handsome Jack Lord who played Steve McGarrett a cop who liked hot women and hot pursuits.

The History's Greatest Gadgets

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

It's not all about circuits, silicon and stock options: mankind's been making technology since the dawn of time. Here's ten of the most wonderful gadgets

Buying fake designer goods? You may get three years in jail.

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Holidaymakers are being warned they could be fined thousands of pounds - or even jailed - for buying counterfeit designer goods when abroad.

The 2nd Worst Rave I've Ever Been To

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT


Kids In The Hall Return For 8 Part TV Series

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Fifteen years after The Kids in the Hall aired on CBC Television, the five original members of the Canadian sketch comedy team have reassembled in North Bay, Ont., to shoot an eight-part TV series.

Bell's Palm Pre Ad Looks Like an iPhone Parody [Video]

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

You would think that Sprint's ad explicitly targeting iPhone customers was a desperate move. But Canadian carrier Bell's TV commercial for the Pre wins.

Betsy McCaughey resigns as director of medical company

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 11:51 AM PDT

Betsy McCaughey, the healthcare reform opponent who helped tank the Clinton administration's plans and has been spreading misinformation about the current proposals, has resigned from the board of directors of a medical equipment company.

Zach Galifianakis & Steve Carell To Star In Comedy "Schmucks

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Zach Galifianakis is negotiating to join Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks."

Is the Human Brain a "Belief Engine"? A Galaxy Classic

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 11:21 AM PDT

Lewis Wolpert believes that mankind's "incorrigible and wholly irrational" religiosity is as human, and as explicable, as the flint axe and the computer. It is a tool for the soul. Religion and belief in a supernatural being is a natural...

Unleashing The Energy Power In Beer

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 10:41 AM PDT

Brewing beer creates tons of leftover used grains. But that waste can be turned into fuel, as developers have recently shown, providing energy for the breweries, cheapening their energy costs, and costs of transporting grain to farms.

Online Radio Service WINS Over Increased Licensing Fees

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Will others follow? The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said LAUNCHcast did not offer its users so much control over selecting songs for personalized Internet radio stations that the users would choose those webcasts over buying music.

Cleaner Fish Wear 'Uniforms' to Advertise, Avoid Danger

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Like police officers and nurses, cleaner fish on coral reefs wear certain colors and patterns to let "clients" know where to find them - and not to eat them - a new study says.

6 Innovative Banks That Change Online Banking

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

The following are six innovative banks whose technology is changing banking forever and restoring our faith in banking institutions.

Amazing new fossil photos

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Graceful Weasel, Jewel Bug, More

Lifeguard Dogs Coming to Italian Beaches

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:40 AM PDT

This summer, a new breed of hero is protecting swimmers at Italy's beaches: dogs trained to spot -- and then save -- people who are drowning.

Top 10 Other Things Han Solo Shot that Didn't Shoot First

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:30 AM PDT

A remastered edition of Chad Meserve's classic, How George Lucas Screwed Up Star Wars.

Teen becomes first jailed in UK for cyberbullying

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:21 AM PDT

In Worcester Magistrates Court, England, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly sent to three months in a young offenders institute after being found guilty of posting death threats on Facebook, according to the Daily Mail. It's thought to be the UK's first jail sentence for cyberbullying.

8 abandoned NASA projects (w/ pics)

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:10 AM PDT


Ex-model's breast implants were key to body's ID

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 09:01 AM PDT

The remains of a former model whose killing set off an international manhunt for a reality television star were so badly mutilated that investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her.

Denver's Really Taking This Jay Cutler Trade Hard

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 08:50 AM PDT

A different kind of Cutler jersey. Embrace the Orton, Denver. Embrace him.

APOD: 2009 August 22 - The Gum Nebula

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT

The Gum Nebula 450 light-years from the front edge and 1,500 light-years from the back edge of this cosmic cloud of glowing hydrogen gas. Covered in this 41 degree-wide mosaic of H-alpha images, the faint emission region is otherwise easy to lose against the background of Milky Way stars...

Idaho GOP leader pulls .357 Magnum on delinquent homeowner

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT

According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal confrontation. McAffee acknowledged he pointed the gun at Lutes, according to the police account. (His employer? A Wells Fargo contractor).

John Maddens Retirement Plans : Install nine 63" TVs

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 08:30 AM PDT

"I don't know how I'm going to watch them all," he said. "But I'm going to try."

Remember -- Use a Condom [PIC]

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 08:00 AM PDT

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