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Thursday, January 7, 2010



A Unique Way of Documenting a Computer Repair (Pic)

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST


American intelligence and fortune-telling

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

Hot on the heels of what President Barack Obama called a potentially disastrous screw-up by the civilian intelligence community, here comes a devastating report on shortcomings of military intelligence in Afghanistan.

Why do affluent young men become suicide bombers?

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

Matt Frei, presenter of BBC World News America, asks what motivates affluent youngsters to turn into suicide bombers.

Tony La Russa's Dream: Mark McGwire Pinch-Hitting in 2010

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

Tony La Russa is excited about Mark McGwire's return to baseball as the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach and -- get this stunning scenario -- as a possible pinch-hitting slugger for a postseason run.

Amazing! Female Foot Archer (Video)

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST


How Apple Leaks Secrets To The Media

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Often Apple has a need to let information out, unofficially. The company has been doing that for years, and it helps preserve Apple's consistent, official reputation for never talking about unreleased products.

Mint the Latest Robot Vaccuum Is Swiffer-Flavored

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

FTA: "Fresh outta Evolution Robotics is Mint, an automated vaccuum with a difference, the difference being that it uses Swiffer's cleaning cloths to dry. Oh, and the $250 machine is good in corners - rather like Jennifer Gray in Dirty Dancing."

Mass Effect 2 - Vanguard Class Video (HD)

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

New Mass Effect 2 gameplay video featuring the Vanguard Class, a short-range combat specialist possessing the 'Biotic Charge' ability. With Biotic Charge, you can use pure biotic energy to speedily propel yourself at a target and cause massive damage, or escape dangerous situations (720p).

Researchers develop 'nano cocktail' to target & kill tumors

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

A team of researchers including a group at MIT has developed a "cocktail" of different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors.

Trash To Gas: Landfill Energy Projects Increasing NPR

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Hundreds of trash trucks across California are rumbling down city streets using clean fuel made from a dirty source: garbage.The fuel is derived from rotting refuse that San Francisco and Oakland residents and businesses have been discarding in the Altamont landfill since 1980. Since November, the methane gas created from decaying detritus

Full Color View of Thousands of GALAXIES

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

NASA.gov brings you images from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

When scientists confirmed in October that they had detected the first rocky planet outside our solar system, it advanced the longtime quest to find an Earth-like planet hospitable to life. The rocky planet CoRoT-7 b is, however, a forbidding place. If its orbit is not almost perfectly circular, then the planet might be undergoing continuous, fierce

Jack White talks solo album

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

He's considering playing all the instruments himself on the album

Life in extreme cold around the world

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

As parts of Europe, the US and Asia struggle in the coldest weather for years, some places in the world are used to such extreme conditions, and sometimes, much worse.

Battles of the Star Wars Universe

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Slideshow of some of the greatest battles throughout the expanded Star Wars universe.

Colbert Salutes Domino's For Admitting Their Pizza Is Gross

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Domino's old pizza wasn't fit to wipe your ass with, but there are so many things Stephen would wipe with the new stuff.

Samsung's Impossibly Thin 3D TV Debuts at CES

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

The 9000-series will come in screen sizes from 19" to 65" and is a third of an inch thin, with a touchscreen remote that lets you watch live TV on the remote itself while the big screen continues to play your 3D movie. Jeffrey Katzenberg couldn't keep his hands off and Dreamworks has teamed up with Samsung to get 3D content onto the television

Super-Earth 'began as gas giant'

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

The smallest-known planet outside our Solar System, Corot-7b, probably began as a Saturn-sized "gas giant" planet, say researchers.

Are Doctors Ready for Virtual Visits?

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

For over a decade now, health care experts have been promoting telemedicine, or the use of satellite technology, video conferencing and data transfer through phones and the Internet, to connect doctors to patients in far-flung locales. But are doctors ready for this form of technology?

Passive-Aggressive WiFi Notes (PICS)

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

You folks with wireless networks still named "linksys" or "trendnet" are clearly missing out on a priceless opportunity to piss off your neighbors.

Monkey Picks Texas to Win BCS Title, Fox Cancels Game

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:13 PM PST

Okay, okay, Fox didn't cancel the game (Time Warner might force that to happen anyway), but if there ever was a reason to load up on the Longhorns tonight, it's because a monkey decided to smash a paper mache elephant.

Toddler gets shocked with the USB Ipod charger

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

"She was basically lifeless, they had to shock her heart into a normal rhythm," Anderson said.

The Most Useless Machine Ever (VIDEO)

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Judge for yourself.

The Curse Of Harrison Ford

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Proof Ford isn't just bad for your career, he can kill it stone-dead…

Evel Knievel: A Daredevil Gallery of Authentic 70s Macho

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

In an era of malaise in America one man alone fought to make men macho again: Evel Knievel! Clad in a red, white and blue jumpsuit and a motorcycle there seemed to be nothing that he wasn't willing to drive over. How manly was Knievel? Well when the king of cool Fonzie attempted to copy him the phrase "jumping the shark was shark" was born...

A Belated Apology to My College Roommates

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Dear Former College Roommates ...

Tattoo in Art - Traditional Japanese Tattoos

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Last summer, I wrote a post about 3D Tattoos which got a heated response. Today I will continue the exploration of the amazing tattoo world, talking something about Traditional Japanese Tattoos which is known for their full body styling, bold lines, historic patterns and traditional images. Fans of Japanese culture and tattoo art will find much....

If Fast Food Coupons Told the Truth

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Recently there has been a strong push by legislators to bring transparency and honesty to the fast food industry. A few restaurants have taken it upon themselves to embrace this. I've been seeing more and more of these coupons that are really quite honest.

ABC News embraces the nonsense

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Alt-Med | Anti-Vaccine nonsense. Some stories don't have two sides.

Record–Breaking Snow and Cold Reminiscent of the Late '70s

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

If this winter's record-breaking snowfalls and bitter cold remind you of your childhood, perhaps you grew up when disco was alive and well. For those who don't recall those years, this winter may seem unprecedented. It's not.

The 8 Best In-Ear Headphones

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

These high-quality pairs compete in a battle for the rights to your ear canals.

How To Prepare for Reverse Culture Shock

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

You're planning your return from an extended vacation. Or, you're coming back to live in an old, familiar place after a long stint working abroad. Either way, you'll need to prepare mentally for your return home.

Porsche CEO Says No Hybrid Sports Cars

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

It's no secret that hybrids are a snooze-fest for the curve junkie, and accordingly Porsche CEO Michael Macht has no need for them, according to the latest report.

Following a celeb on Twitter? They might be banking off you

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Are celebs being paid to tweet about brands or services? Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Whitney Port and Audrina Patridge can reportedly earn up to $10,000 per tweet for companies including Sony and Nestle.

NY Judge Sworn In With Hand On Dictionary

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

A judge in New York state took the oath of office with his hand placed on a dictionary rather than a book of scripture because officials could not find a Bible.

Samsung Unveils e-Reader, Partnering with Google

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

South Korean electronics giant Samsung jumped into the increasingly crowded electronic book reader market Wednesday, unveiling its first devices and a partnership with Google Books.

Oregon Town Passes Public Nudity Ban; ACLU Threatens Suit

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

The city had already banned the display of genitals in parks and in downtown. Tuesday night's decision to expand the ban brought a threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union, which says it violates the Oregon Constitution's protection of free expression.

400 years ago today, Galileo discovered Jupiter's moons

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

A simple act with a small telescope that changed the world forever, and furthered the modern understanding of how the world works. An eloquent article by Phil Plait of "Bad Astronomer" fame.

The 5 Best Cities to Land a Green Job

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Trying to land a gigclean technology, conservation, alternative energy or pollution mitigation? Well, these 5 cities have the most opportunities out there!

Lady Gaga Named Creative Director of Polaroid

Posted: 07 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

You remember Polaroid, right? They discontinued their classic cameras with instant pictures in 2008, but now they're bringing them back (I have no idea why they discontinued them only to bring them back a year or so later). And they're going to do so with the help of Lady Gaga!

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