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Monday, May 16, 2011

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UPS Rolls Out Plastic Delivery Truck

Posted: 16 May 2011 05:12 AM PDT

UPS engineers have lowered fuel consumption of delivery vans by about 40 percent with a prototype vehicle made from rugged, lightweight ABS plastic.

Hippie Longstocking (Pic)

Posted: 16 May 2011 03:12 AM PDT

That’s No Moon! (Pic)

Posted: 16 May 2011 01:00 AM PDT

This is a sun shade we all would love to have in our cars. Lucasfilm was actually selling this in the official Star Wars shop for a while until they ran out. You can still find one online if you look around, and they shouldn't set you back more than $20.

Scientists Find "Master Switch" Gene For Obesity

Posted: 15 May 2011 12:36 PM PDT

Scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol is a "master switch" that controls other genes found in fat in the body, and say it should help in the search for treatments for obesity-related diseases.

Google News Redesign Introduces New Features & Interface

Posted: 16 May 2011 05:06 AM PDT

The newly expandable stories on Google News in the U.S., released today, give you greater story diversity with less clutter.

Secrets Behind Hollywood’s Greatest Movie Posters

Posted: 16 May 2011 05:28 AM PDT

One of the most famous movie poster designers talks about how the images came about and vents on how crappy they are now

Negative home equity continues to be a problem

Posted: 15 May 2011 11:39 PM PDT

Market reports from Zillow.com reveal that 28.4% of homeowners are underwater on their house.

Slick social engineers to test their schmooze power at Defcon 19

Posted: 16 May 2011 05:36 AM PDT

Defcon 19 is right around the corner which means so is the social engineering contest which tends to freak out companies and alarm the feds. Why? Because when asked, humans want to help other humans and can often be tricked to give away critical company details that have proven social engineering can be lethal to corporate America.

VIDEO: Alec Baldwin Punches John Krasinski in the Face Over Baseball Rivalry

Posted: 16 May 2011 12:53 AM PDT

In this latest clip from New Era's ingenious 2011 ad campaign, the dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan reacts a bit violently to his team's initial poor play against the Boston Red Sox.

This Is the Delicious Breakfast That Shuttle Astronauts Had Today

Posted: 16 May 2011 02:51 AM PDT

Two grilled lobster tails, one baked potato, butter and sour cream. That's what Mike Fincke --USAF Colonel and STS-134 Mission Specialist 1 in the space shuttle Endeavour-- had for his "send off" breakfast today, just before the launch.

The Thunder Officially Have The Geekiest Stars In The NBA

Posted: 15 May 2011 11:27 PM PDT

They look like they just got out of class.

Creationists Appointed to Science Review Panels

Posted: 16 May 2011 03:56 AM PDT

Now evolution deniers on the review teams will likely use their positions as a podium to promote the same flawed arguments.

The Future of Media: It's Not Piracy, It's Marketing

Posted: 16 May 2011 03:07 AM PDT

The story of how a children's book with an unusual title made it to number one on the Amazon bestsellers' list before it was even published reinforces a lesson for content publishers of all kinds: sometimes what looks like piracy is actually marketing for your content.

$3,000 Luna Humanoid: Do We Really Need a Dog-Walking Robot?

Posted: 16 May 2011 02:14 AM PDT

A California company unveils a 5-foot-tall humanoid robot that could help out around the house and, possibly, walk your dog.

Jacuzzi Death Trap Drowns Guest, Resort Employees Refuse To Perform CPR = LAWSUIT

Posted: 16 May 2011 02:52 AM PDT

A Bahamian jacuzzi death trap is at the center of a bizarre and tragic lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade court. The family of 33-year-old John Van Hoy Jr. is suing the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort after they allege Van Hoy was sucked into the drain of the hotel's whirlpool and drowned while workers at the resort ignored his fiancee's pleas for help.

Apple offers free repairs for iPhones, other products damaged in Japan quake

Posted: 16 May 2011 03:04 AM PDT

Apple is offering free service and repair to those Mac users who were affected by the Japan tsunami and earthquake in March.

Obama's Mission: Talk to Some Enemies, Don't Kill Them

Posted: 16 May 2011 02:39 AM PDT

The killing of bin Laden offers a powerful argument for letting the world's most powerful military do the talking, but the U.S. has to engage people it doesn't like

Seagate’s Battery-Powered Hard Drive Streams Directly to iPads

Posted: 16 May 2011 03:40 AM PDT

Seagate has announced a new portable hard drive called the GoFlex Satellite. It's a 500-gigabyte hard drive that costs $200, which is really expensive for a 500-gigabyte hard drive under normal circumstances, but—BUT!—this one runs off of batteries and has a built-in wireless connection.

Skype's Rollercoaster History [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 16 May 2011 05:01 AM PDT

Skype has been an interesting company to follow over the past few years.

New omni-directional wind turbine can capture wind energy on building rooftops

Posted: 16 May 2011 04:19 AM PDT

Katru Eco-Energy, headed by founder and inventor, Varan Sureshan, has developed a new kind of wind turbine meant to capture the winds that fly in all directions atop big buildings, and unlike conventional devices, the IMPLUX, as it's called, can capture wind from any direction as it stands; meaning without having to be repositioned or pointed.

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