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Tuesday, January 12, 2010



Music Buff Challenge: Guess This Song

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

Here is the tune to the song, its like dun dun dun dun

747 Flies With A Big Hole In Its Fuselage... For Science

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

At a glance, it's apparent that something isn't right about the Boeing 747 NASA flew over the Mojave desert last month. The unusual airplane isn't some crazy new aerodynamic experiment, it's part of the space agency's scientific efforts to get a clear picture of space.

What happens to renewable power when there is no wind or sun

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

One of the most critical scientific challenges confronting American energy security is the elusive ability to integrate plentiful, yet intermittent, power sources, such as wind and solar, into the electrical grid.

$20M Judgment in Jackson Case Tossed

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

A court in Los Angeles has tossed out a $20 million judgment against a now-defunct charter airline in a case involving the late pop star Michael Jackson.

15 year old is youngest to ride giant Jaws wave [pic]

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

Almost before they've dropped, Tyler Larronde proved his balls are made of steel when he become the youngest person to surf Hawaii's legendary big wave spot "Jaws".

Shaq linked to Swedish model Dominica Westling

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:59 PM PST

Tiger Woods records on the golf course will probably be in tact for a long time to come, but his record number of mistresses may be in jeopardy if these Shaq stories are true.

The 50 Best Films of the 2000s

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

Looking over the last ten years of movies, it's clear – we need more filmmakers with personality. Here are the 50 Best films of the 2000s as reflected by the decade's best filmmakers (Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, Baz Luhrmann, Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Christopher Nolan, David Cronenberg, Pixar, etc.).

A Tribute To The Laser, 50 Years On : NPR

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

All Tech Considered marks 2010 with a tribute -- from musician and writer David Was -- to the laser, which turns 50 years old this year. Was checks out new laser gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Bomb hits gas line in Russia's south

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

A bomb destroyed part of a main gas pipeline in Russia's Muslim region of Dagestan, but supply disruptions are expected to be minimal, the regional division of Gazprom said.||"Unknown people blew up the...

Apple: The App Store Economy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

The App Store has been growing exponentially, and has undoubtedly been a goldmine for Apple. But just how much is Apple making from the App Store?

Is Marketing Covering Up Danica Patricks Lack of Skills?

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

"She's not Dario Franchitti and she's not Tony Stewart. She's not really shown over there [in the Indy Racing League] and won races and done stuff over there numbers-wise. She's just a marketing machine. Let's look at the facts and be blunt about it."

Call Him 'Boss Hog': This Mob Boss Puts the "Die" in "Diet."

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

Reputed Colombo crime boss Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli likes to whine about how prison food is making him sick. Gioeli scooped up Cajun hot snacks, doughnut sticks, six Hershey's bars with almonds, Honey Nut Scooters, Pringles sour cream and onion chips, Ritz crackers, a Snickers bar, 3 pouches of Spam lunch meat, 6 packages of mac and cheese...

Elderly Walmart greeter fired after customer punches him

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Skyler Lowery sucker-punched the 69-year-old greeter for taking down hislicense plate after the security alarm went off. The 69-year-old manswung back in self-defense, and was promptly fired.

The Rise of the Chinese Auto Industry?

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

China's BYD, Greely and Sichuan are showing their wide-eyed dream of building vehicles for a U.S. market. While their gas-guzzlers are still a long way from being competitive in North America, their electric vehicles are remarkably advances. Could China takeover the new market? A report live from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Dengue Fever Could Be Next Public-Health Threat

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

The WHO reports that "explosive outbreaks" of dengue hospitalized half a million people last year.

Mormons Shouldn't Try to Fight Civil Unions

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

The recent, large contributions by members of the Mormon Church in California and Maine to defend civil marriage as only the union of one man and one woman run contrary to the overall mission of the church. In fact, they make the best case to downgrade traditional marriage as an earthly institution.

MLB's Bud Selig Says Steroid Era Is Basically Over

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig issued a statement saying that "the use of steroids and amphetamines amongst today's players has greatly subsided and is virtually nonexistent".

The Christmas Bomb Plot. How Much Did Obama Know?

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

The White House hedges on just how many of the dots not connected had been raised in presidential briefings

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

After discovering a major security breach from hackers in China that sought to steal info on Chinese and international human rights activists, Google says it will stop self-censoring Google.cn content in Chinese Google searches. Too bad the realization comes after they supported the Communist Party's censorship for years.

7 Ways to Make Money Without Actually Having a Job

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Job market got you down? If applying to real-person jobs isn't landing you the position you want, it may be time to try something different.

The Top 9 Viral Videos of the Green Movement, 1958-2010

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

With the onset of YouTube and the emergence of digital advocacy, environmental groups, scientists, corporations, government agencies and independent filmmakers have all taken to the virtual airwaves in an effort to frame the critical environmental issues of today.

Breaking: Powerful 7.0 quake off Haitian coast

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:16 PM PST

A powerful, magnitude 7.3 earthquake off the Haitian coast rocks the capital and sparks a tsunami alert.

Weird Military Innovations: 10 Crazy Weapons of War

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

In war, innovation can mean the difference between a glorious victory and a world shattering defeat. When research and development departments have the funding of a desperate nation behind them, and are faced with a long and brutal campaign, the ideas that are spawned can turn the tide of battle. It's inevitable that the wilder ideas will be crazy.

Recording of Nazi officers who found Hitler's body released

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

A tape recording of Nazi officers describing the moment they found Adolf Hitler's body in his Berlin bunker has been discovered.

Exclusive: Joshua Gomez Talks 'Chuck' Season 3

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

Joshua Gomez, who plays Morgan on 'Chuck', reveals classified intel about season 3.

Swedish girl 'grows back face' after reaction to Paracetamol

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

A Swedish teenager has grown back her entire face after an allergic reaction to a single Paracetamol pill caused it to turn black and fall off.

Keep Partisan Blame Out of Airline Bombing Investigation

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

It's disappointing to see some in Congress already seizing on the incident to portray Mr. Obama as soft on terrorism, a cheap accusation that the GOP trots out more often than Aesop's boy cried wolf. Now is the time for questions, not partisan accusations.

Old computers rejuvenated with SSD upgrades

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Runcore's CES booth contained a demo showing old computers spruced up with fast SSDs. Ars explores the reasons that the small-SSD strategy may be the first to reach the mainstream laptop.

The ultimate guide to home networking

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

How to build a network for media streaming, gaming and more.

12 Free Web 2.0 Startups That Help Manage Small Businesses

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Today we take a look at 12 services that help small businesses operate more efficiently and inexpensively. Neglect them at your peril, because your competitors surely haven't!

"It's not Ted Kennedy's seat, It’s the people’s seat"

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

The policy differences between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown were as clear during last night's debate as they have been throughout this short special-election campaign.

Woman in Tony Romo Jersey Assaulted by Eagles Fans (Video)

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Walking around in the Philadelphia area in a Tony Romo jersey is dangerous. Especially on the very weekend that the Cowboys are playing the Eagles, as a woman in Bethlehem, Penn., found out the hard way.

Inmates Tattoo Their Eyes To Be Unique (Video)

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Some real gems of this video? This dude's cell mate who tattooed his eyes blue because he thought "black would be too scary" and because his eyes are blue and he thought the dark blue and light blue would go well together.

WSJ.com and CBSNews launch new Digg integrations

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

check them out!

7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

If they had Internet back then, they would've never lost these books.

Dilbert: This Is How Tech PR Works

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

This explains all those glowing articles I see about new technology companies.

Iran accuses US, Israel of killing nuclear scientist

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:31 PM PST

Iranian nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi was killed on Tuesday in a rare bomb attack in Tehran which the government blamed on "mercenaries" in the pay of archfoes Israel and the United States.

Mark McGwire's Guide to Hitting

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

The once single-season home-run king gives us a glimpse at his innovative strategy as the new hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Seems simple enough.

Why Facebook is Wrong: Privacy Is Still Important

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Facebook is making a big mistake by moving away from its origins based on privacy for user data; its primary differentiator was that your user data was only visible to other users that you approved friend requests from. Here are three reasons why making some of this data public by requirement and some public by default is the wrong thing to do...

10 Trolls Every Blogger Will Encounter

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The troll is a complicated creature. A jerk, yes, but complicated. Know your troll

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