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Yacht Designed By Steve Jobs Is Finally Showcased

Yacht Designed By Steve Jobs Is Finally Showcased

Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO, a man of wisdom, wasn’t only designing products for Apple the months right before his death — he had also labored on a customized 260 foot yacht. It’s an expensive piece of work, akin to many Apple products on the market.

By On October 31, 2012 2 Responses
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French Woman Gets A Phone Bill Of 12 Quadrillion Euros

French Woman Gets A Phone Bill Of 12 Quadrillion Euros

It is often said that computers usually don’t make mistakes – but when they do, it’s not a mistake, it a gaping blunder. Nothing could prove this better than a recent instance where a French woman received a phone bill which asked her to pay 12 quadrillion euros as fine for terminating her phone contract early.

By On October 13, 2012 Respond
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Walmart To Offer Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets Over Holiday Season

Walmart To Offer Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets Over Holiday Season

Walmart, one of the largest brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the world, has introduced a new service called “Walmart To Go,” pleading same-day delivery. With the holidays arriving rampantly, the service launched yesterday, October 9th. Walmart reflects the service as being in its ‘testing phase’ and will run in few markets, including Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and the San Jose/San Francisco area.

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Causes Deaths, Spreads Panic In Pakistan

Brain-Eating Amoeba Causes Deaths, Spreads Panic In Pakistan

Water contamination is a major issue around the world. In most cases, it leads to a number of infections and diseases. It has now been found out that in the port city of Karachi in Pakistan, a brain-eating amoeba is spreading panic, already having taken a toll of 10 lives in the past few months. The amoeba is scientifically known as ‘Naegleria fowleri.’

By On October 9, 2012 Respond
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Apple Posts Message Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple Posts Message Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple has just posted a message and video to its website referring to the death of Steve Jobs. As we know, the late co-founder passed away on October 5th, 2011 over unknown reasons. Jobs was diagnosed with a form of Pancreas cancer during 2003, so that may have played an involvement in the death. But the important part about today is to remember the good moments in his life, not how he had died.

By On October 5, 2012 Respond
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World’s Third Longest River “Yangtze” Mysteriously Turned Red

World’s Third Longest River “Yangtze” Mysteriously Turned Red

Behind every effect/result, there is some reason any how. But sometimes you find no reason behind that effect/result. This type of incident has happened in China. For the first time on Sept. 6, the water of Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world suddenly turned into red. Nobody knows, Why?

By On September 11, 2012 Respond
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Do You Dare To Solve DARPA’s 23 Mathematical Challenges?

Do You Dare To Solve DARPA’s 23 Mathematical Challenges?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which funds high-risk research and development projects, has issued 23 mathematical challenges (in other word, research). DARPA has mentioned that the solution of any one of these challenges would have the effect of “dramatically revolutionizing mathematics and thereby strengthening the scientific and technological capabilities” of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Do you dare to jump into the mathematical challenges?

By On September 11, 2012 2 Responses
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USA To Test Hypersonic Aircraft Today, Can Travel From London To New York In 1 Hour

USA To Test Hypersonic Aircraft Today, Can Travel From London To New York In 1 Hour

Travelling from New York to London, a journey of approximate 3471 miles (5586 kilometers) across the Atlantic Ocean, takes about seven and a half hours by plane, depending on the wind. When aeronautical technology has some much, why should a journey like this be so long? Seems, researchers have been asking the same questions themselves. And, DARPA, the Air Force, NASA, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney is supposed to test a new hypersonic aircraft today that can reach a speed of 4,500 mph within seconds. With the help of this new hypersonic aircraft, one could possibly travel from London to New York in an hour or less.

By On August 15, 2012 Respond
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Researcher Locates ‘Lost’ Egyptian Pyramids Through Google Earth

Researcher Locates ‘Lost’ Egyptian Pyramids Through Google Earth

Google Earth has been extensively used for many different purposes. Besides finding places, its main functionality, the application has been used for many other purposes. Recently, the satellite archaeology researcher, Angela Micol, has put this excellent tool to a new use. She is hopefully optimistic that she has been able to locate undiscovered Egyptian pyramids with the help of Google Earth.

By On August 14, 2012 Respond
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‘MIT Mike’ Aponte Reveals Secrets Of Card Counting

‘MIT Mike’ Aponte Reveals Secrets Of Card Counting

Most of you must have watched the famed Hollywood flick ’21′ which shows the exploits of an MIT team which counts cards and win big time in Vegas. Well, you would be surprised to know that the movie is based on true events, at least in part. Of course it has many exaggerations but MIT’s Mike Aponte has indeed managed to become a big-time winner through card counting.

By On August 12, 2012 Respond
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FBI Wants To Read And Understand Your Tattoos, Building A Database

FBI Wants To Read And Understand Your Tattoos, Building A Database

FBI has been trying to explore multiple ways of finding out terrorists and crooks. Now, it seems to have come up with a rather unique idea which, sadly, seems flawed at the same time. The agency is trying to establish a database of popular tattoos so that it can read the tattoos worn by people.

By On July 18, 2012 Respond
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Genetically-Engineered Apples That Don’t Turn Brown When Cut

Genetically-Engineered Apples That Don’t Turn Brown When Cut

A debate has ensued in the Apple industry of US. This debate has been sparked by what is being called the non-browning Arctic Apple. We are well aware that if an Apple is sliced, it turns brown pretty quickly. However, what if the Apple didn’t brown at all and kept looking as beautiful as it is even after hours of being sliced. Now, just such an Apple is here.

By On July 17, 2012 Respond
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Rare Footage Shot In 1953 Reveals The Sound Of A Real Nuclear Blast

Rare Footage Shot In 1953 Reveals The Sound Of A Real Nuclear Blast

In the year of 1953 on March 17, a nuclear bomb test called ANNIE had been done. It was the first nuclear test in Operation Upshot-Knothole where reporters were permitted to see the explosion in first hand.We’ve found a video footage capturing the blast in 1953. And, unlike most videos of the nuclear blasts, this one is raw and edited to the least degree. You are going to see the real blast and hear the real sound.

By On July 16, 2012 Respond
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Filmmaker Decides To Live Open-Source Life For One Year

Filmmaker Decides To Live Open-Source Life For One Year

Open-source is more of a complete philosophy than a mere notion. Whereas once the term was somehow applied only to open-source coders and programmers, it has far wider meanings now. In fact, it can be a lifestyle in itself. And that is precisely why, Sam Muirhead, is going to live one whole year in a very open-source way to show how the philosophy can translate into everyday life.

By On July 15, 2012 Respond
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California Legalizes Hands-Free Texting While Driving

California Legalizes Hands-Free Texting While Driving

In most of the states, talking or texting over phone while driving is strictly prohibited. It’s been advised to drivers not to use cellphones while driving to avoid road accidents. However, the Californian Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 1536 on Friday that legalizes hands-free texting and email using voice-operated technology while driving.

By On July 14, 2012 Respond
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