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Sunday, March 7, 2010



OFIS Unveils Earthquake-Proof Solar Powered Volcano Towers

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 05:40 PM PST

At a time when earthquakes dominate the headlines, we think it's more important than ever to highlight architecture that keeps potential quakes in mind. So it goes with OFIS Architecture's All-Seasons Tent Tower, a concept project that features two solar powered, cylindrical towers filled with restaurants, apartments, shops, business center and etc

IBM Scientists Demonstrates Light-Based Chip Communication

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

"IBM scientists today unveiled a significant step towards replacing electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with tiny silicon circuits that communicate using pulses of light."

The 50 Biggest Screw-Ups in Sports History

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST

Screw-ups, blunders, bloopers, errors, mess ups, or mistakes; whatever you call them, sports are full of them. However, there are some screw-ups that rise above the rest. Some so embarrassing that they live forever in infamy...

Toyota problems may delay launch of new models

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST

The European boss of Toyota has said that the company may halt the launch of new cars this year if it is not satisfied that the accelerator problem that forced a mass recall of vehicles has been solved.

8 Teens Shot At Indiana Skate Rink

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

Eight teenagers were wounded in a shooting Friday night at a skating rink in Gary, Indiana, police said.

14 War Films that Won the Best Picture Oscar (Pics)

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

War films from the days of silent pictures to today that have won -- and deserved -- the best picture Oscar.

Leo Laporte takes a stranger to the top of Twitter!

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

Leo and the crew at TWIT.tv follow Conan O'Bien's example by making a stranger famous on twitter. What do you get for following this stranger? Leo promised to send a random follower of LisaTickledPink an ipad!

The Awesomeness of Digg Labs

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

The tools in Digg Labs are really neat - and kinda addictive.

Giant Redwood, in full for the first time (PIC)

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

Nick Nichols, the "Indiana Jones of Photography," produced the first-ever high-definition, seamless composite photo of an entire redwood. It's 300 feet tall and between 1,500 and 2,000 years old. The photo was created with 84 very high-resolution images, taken at approximately 3-foot intervals from a vertical dolly rigged parallel to the tree.

World's Fourth Largest City is Completely Billboard-Free

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

In September of 2007, the world's fourth-largest metropolis was scrubbed of almost every type of outdoor advertising – even pamphlets. It's all part of mayor Gilberto Kassab's quest to eliminate visual clutter, making the city itself the focal point rather than colorful, increasingly desperate marketing campaigns.

Woman Crashes Car While Shaving Vag

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

While on the way to Key West, Barnes sensed that her vaj wasn't smooth enough, so she decided to shave it. The Thunderbird she was driving slammed into the back of another vehicle and she kept on going.

Best Divorce Letter Ever

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PST

Do you think she'll take him back?

Katy Perry will play Smurfette in the new Smurf movie

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PST

Russell Brand's girl Katy Perry signs up for the new Smurf movie with Alan Cumming, Jonathan Winters and Neil Patrick Harris.

Will 'fun factor' or mandates drive electric car sales?

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

The first wave of electric cars are targeting consumers willing to pay a premium for a greener machine, but government mandates to get them on the road are also needed, say experts at MIT Energy conference.

Eye candy: Artists reimagine amazing covers for Superman #1

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

Think you can draw a better cover for the first issue of Superman than co-creator Joe Shuster did back in 1939?

NFL: Socialism Makes Everyone Rich

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PST

The Tea Partiers are right. There is socialism in the United States. It's called the National Football League. In fact, this fantastically successful experiment in corporate socialism is now at risk of being ruined by owners and players who are threatening to behave as rational market actors.

U.S. gives billions to companies defying its policy on Iran

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran, despite Washington's efforts to discourage investment there, records show.

Teen shoots his own testicles. End of story.

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PST

Reported Fake Intel CPU's Sold at Newegg

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

It appears that Newegg received a shipment of counterfeit Intel i7 920 processors and unknowingly shipped them out to customers. The whole story unfolds on Overclockers forum.

Republicans Turned Off by Size of Obama's Package

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST


Definition of 'Having Sex' Varies

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

In a new study from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, researchers find that people are not in agreement about what constitutes "having sex"

And BitTorrent’s Oscar Goes To…. District 9

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

In just a few hours the Oscar winners will be announced, including the award for the best movie of 2009. We take a look at the nominees in the Best Picture category to see which film would win if every download on BitTorrent counted as a vote.

5 People Who Changed the World From Inside of Prison

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PST

While avoiding some angry male on male action and daily shankings, these guys influenced the course of history.

Mini-cyclone, record floods hit Australia

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST

Melbourne was bracing itself Sunday for further storms after a mini-cyclone ripped through Australia's second largest city, bringing with it hail stones the size of tennis balls.

Give This Guy The ***** Academy Award (pic)

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST


The Black Author Seeking To Change Face Of GOP

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PST

The biggest problem for today's Republicans, Marvin Rogers says, is tone-deafness, as manifested by conservative talk radio/TV. He and most blacks can't listen to Rush Limbaugh because all they hear is anger. The way for Republicans to attract black voters is pretty simple, says Mr. Rogers: Show up and solve problems.

Naps may improve performance later in the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 12:41 PM PST

If you need an excuse to take your afternoon siesta, look no further: Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that naps may help your brain work better later in the day.

Channel 7 ABC flashes angry message, then goes black

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 12:26 PM PST

ABC has gone dark. Seconds after midnight, Channel 7 disappeared from the screens of Cablevision customers right in the middle of a repeat episode of Lost

Sandra Bullock's Razzies Acceptance Speech (Video)

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PST

Bullock, ever the good sport about being "honored," teased the crowd in attendance, all of whom she guessed hadn't actually seen All About Steve (which she also produced).

Can Newark Become A Pro Sports City?

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PST

Mayor Cory Booker thinks the city can use its two-year rental of the NBA's Nets to show that it can support a professional sports franchise.

Breaking With Scientology - NY Times

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PST

Fifty-six years after its founding by the science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who died in 1986, the church is fighting off calls by former members for a reformation.

We Have Signs! ^.^

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PST

Build prisons on the moon.

American-born Al-Qaeda Adam Gadahn Captured in Pakistan

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 11:39 AM PST

An American citizen who joined the Al-Qaeda leadership in the lawless Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, Adam Gadahn, has been nabbed by security and commando forces in Pakistan, reports said.

Verizon bills 'Dead' Man, says 'Death Certificate' not enoug

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PST

It should go without saying, but the last thing a grieving daughter should have to do is battle the phone company over disconnecting her deceased father's service.

Why the Fed's Zero Interest Rate Policy May Be Dangerous

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PST

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has pledged to keep interest rates near zero to stimulate the economy but is this policy doing more harm than good? Such low rates push banks to take more chances to get better returns and encourage investors to move money into into inherently riskier assets.

The Coolest Light Phenomenon You'll See All Day (PICS)

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PST

How many people turn around when they watch a beautiful sunset? Not many, but here are a few good reasons why they should. Anticrepuscular rays are spectacular optical phenomena...

REPORT: Wine doesn't make women fat

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 11:00 AM PST

A report, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine says women who drink wine are actually less likely to gain weight than those who are teetotal, according to a new report. The more women drank the less weight they gained. Those who drank red wine gained the least weight with greater weight gain associated with beer and spirits.

Sandra Bullock Wins Worst Actress at Razzies

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 10:48 AM PST

SANDRA Bullock has won the Worst Actress gong at the 30th Annual Golden Rasberry (Razzie) Awards in Los Angeles, one day before the Academy Awards where she is nominated for Best Actress.........................

If Sid & Marty Krofft made Alice in Wonderland

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 10:30 AM PST

Your WTF video of the day. If you don't enjoy this, you're obviously not wasted enough.

Microsoft Demos Game Across Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and PC

Posted: 07 Mar 2010 10:20 AM PST

Whoa. During the keynote presentation at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, Microsoft's Eric Rudder played the same Indiana Jones-ish game on a Windows computer, a Windows Phone 7 phone, and an Xbox 360. Gaming is about to get real ubiquitous.

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