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Tuesday, March 16, 2010



Researchers Convert Solar Energy To Sugars

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Engineers from the University of Cincinnati devise a foam that captures energy and removes excess carbon dioxide from the air thanks to semi-tropical frogs.

Break The Wall (Flash Game)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Break through the walls before the guy smack the wall with his head.

Syfy Channel Planning New 'Battlestar Galactica' Spinoff

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Network and producers meeting, developing concept that will bring "a return to the franchise's space-opera roots."

Soul Mate? 10 indications that you may have found the One

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Do you believe there is a soul mate out there for you? Well, you're not alone. Studies from the University of Virginia have shown that over 90% of young adults believe in the concept.

Researchers Show Race May Affect Need For Vitamin D

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PDT

A U.S. researcher suggests vitamin D supplements have different effects based on patients' race.

Snuggie vs Slanket: Which Is The Better Blanket With Sleeves

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Before the arrival of The Snuggie, we never knew we needed a blanket with sleeves. However, the Snuggie is a rip off of a lesser known blanket-with-sleeves, the Slanket. Mo Rocca recently profiled both companies, sitting down the founders of each. It's Snuggie Vs. Slanket: The Great Sleeved Blanket Debate.

'The Evil Dead' in 60 Seconds, In Claymation

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

You haven't known the horrors of demonic possession until you've seen them in claymation.

Do you trust your balcony railings? He did & fell 24 stories

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Residents at a Manhattan apartment building have been ordered to stay off their balconies after Connor Donohue fell 24 stories to his death early Sunday morning. The building was hit with a partial vacate order ("FAILURE TO MAINTAIN BALCONIES AS PER CODE. STOP ALL USE OF ALL BALCONIES AND 3FL SETBACK, PROVIDE PE REPORT").

SEC: Hacker Manipulated Stock Prices

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

United States regulators are moving to freeze the assets and trading accounts of a Russian accused of hacking into personal online portfolios and manipulating the price of dozens of stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange...

Sony CEO: Food at Movie Theaters Making Kids Obese

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

In an address to theater owners at ShoWest, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman/CEO Michael Lynton emarks took a surprising turn when he focused on movie theater concession stands that he claims are making kids obese. "I suggest you consider adding a few healthier items to your existing menu. I believe it's the right thing to do..."

What American population will look like in 2050

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

From 2000 to 2050, the U.S. will add another 100 million to its population, based on census and other projections, putting the country on a growth track far faster than other major nations in the world. With that growth -- driven by a combination of higher fertility rates and immigration -- will come a host of relative economic and social benefits.

Why not use Facebook to quit the nicotine?

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The charity WeQuit has launched a stop smoking program in partnership Facebook to help people give up tobacco in a way that is a bit more interesting than enduring the inevitable withdrawal symptoms in solitary misery.

The 15 Worst Scifi Movies (That You've Actually Heard Of)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

But beyond even that, they're ones you've heard of. We tried to avoid movies which were made for TV, were "so bad they're good", and the vast reams of mediocre sci-fi from the 60s and early 90s. Instead, most of these films had big budgets, decent actors, and studio backing. And they all blew goats.

Sarcasm is completely lost on Comcast (PIC)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT


Researchers teach liquid to flow uphill to cool future CPUs

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

[VIDEO]. And who knows? Maybe your next PC will be cooled by streams of water flowing freely inside the case.

Exploring status quo bias in the human brain

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

The more difficult the decision we face, the more likely we are not to act, according to new research by UCL scientists that examines the neural pathways involved in 'status quo bias' in the human brain.

7 Sexiest Female Chess Players (Pics)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PDT

We want girls with brains,(and beauty, if possible). Here are some specimens who not only made it in the ranks of professional chess, but also make for a nice swimsuit calendar, if Sports Illustrated will finally ever get to the chess/swimsuit issue we've all been hoping for.

Keyboard dock, other iPad accessories will be MIA on April 3

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The launch of the WiFi iPad is only a couple weeks away, but only two of the advertised accessories will be available on that day. The rest have been delayed until May, and one seems to be missing from the store altogether.

Guy Pretends to Be a 10-Year-Old Kid, Writes to Tiger Woods

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Using his preteen alter ego, "Little Billy," author Bill Geerhart wrote to both the famous (Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas) and the infamous (convicted murderer Charles Manson) -- and received replies from many of them.

Breaking Down Jim Henson's Character Stereotypes (Chart)

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

You wouldn't think that so many different forms of children's entertainment could contain so many adult stereotypes. But they do.

Owe Someone Money? Just Bump Your Phones

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

PayPal's new iPhone application promises to make it easier to exchange money without cash or checks.

Runner Drops Dead After Crossing Finish Line

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Seconds after crossing the finish line of a 13.1 mile half marathon in Texas, 32 year old Mark Austry dropped dead.

How a new approach to voting is saving thousands of dollars

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

When you vote, does it have to be at your local church or school? Would you travel a little farther to a larger voting center? A pilot project in three counties in Indiana suggests such arrangements would save the states' 92 counties tens of thousands of dollars in each election.

Barack Obama threatens to withdraw support from wavering Dem

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Seems like a perfect reason to vote NO!

10 Children’s Board Games Still Worth Playing

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Time was, like most kids, you loved board games. You bugged your parents and your aunts and uncles and your grandparents to "play a gaaaaame" until they finally gave in, picked up the dice, and proceeded to let you win. Except the uncles; they thought losing built character. And, let's be honest—they also sort of got a kick out beating you!

Did Politics Sink Matt Damon's 'Green Zone'?

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Unlike Oscar-winning critical darling and Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker, the new Iraq thriller Green Zone, starring Matt Damon, has been a critical flop. Did the film's political overtones sink this wartime blockbuster?

A Supersonic Jump, From 23 Miles in the Air

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 01:31 PM PDT

Jumping from a helium balloon in the stratosphere at least 120,000 feet above Earth. Within about half a minute, he figures, he would be going 690 miles per hour and become the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.

Nuclear plants need real security

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Several weeks ago, President Obama announced that $8 billion in government-loan guarantees would be made available to Southern Co. to begin construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia.

Manipulation, Payoffs and Lies-->Dem Endgame On Health Care

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Democrats have convinced themselves that it would be far worse to do nothing on health care than listen to the concerns of the public. And they have demonstrated they will stop at nothing to get some form of legislation passed – even using the House Rules Committee to draft a new rule that would make it possible for Speaker Pelosi to pass the bill

Humans Could Regrow Body Parts Like Some Amphibians

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Regrowing amputated limbs, broken backs and even damaged brains could one day be a reality after scientists discovered a gene that is key to the almost magical ability.

Death and social media: what happens to your life online?

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

When someone dies, what becomes of their user accounts and profile? Ars examines the policies of some of the most popular social media services to see how and under what circumstances friends or family can access (or delete) a deceased user's account.

Videogame Movie Spectacular

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Hollywood gets revenge for all the terrible videogame versions of movies.

Bloggers Turn to New Branded Viewer to Embed Documents

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:41 PM PDT

Web publishing startup DocStoc is launching a customized document viewer today, allowing anyone to create easily embeddable, branded document viewers.

Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 Shed Beta Tag-See [vid]

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Check out a video introducing Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 Now.If you're a user of Opera Mini, chances are you've already switched from Opera Mini 4.2 to Opera Mini 5, .................................

Sony Inks $250 Million Michael Jackson Deal

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Michael Jackson, like Elvis Presley before him, may make more money in death than in life. Sony (SNE) has signed a deal with the departed singer's estate worth as much as $250 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that With 10 albums over seven years, the deal will involve a mix of previously unreleased songs and new packages of familiar ones.

Rare Disorder Makes People Feel Off Balance

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Many people have experienced the swaying sensations that occur just after a boat trip. But for those with mal de debarquement syndrome, that feeling doesn't let up; it persists with varying degrees of severity, causing everything from clumsiness to the inability to walk without some kind of support.

Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Men who start going bald at a young age are up to 45% less likely to get prostate cancer in later life, a study has found.

How Gaming Will Change the 3D TV Equation

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Will the vast majority of TV viewers will have a 3D TV in their home? Maybe. But it's more likely that there will be no compelling reason to upgrade your entire TV set-up to watch 3D movies. Why will you buy a 3D set-up? You'll probably buy a 3D-capable PC for gaming before you buy a 3D-capable TV.

Mr Nice: The Next Great Drug Movie

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

The first review from the world premiere of Mr. Nice at SXSW. The film is based on the autobiography of Howard Meeks, the nonviolent Welsh drug smuggler who was at one time responsible for 10% of the world's weed supply.

Report: Facebook Beats Google For Web's Most-Visited Site

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

It's official -- playing Farmville and tagging friends in photos (and consequently untagging embarrassing photos of yourself from your friends' photos) has become more popular than actually trying to find things on the internet.

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