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You Can Listen To What Herbs, Spices Taste Like With This Sonic Poster

You Can Listen To What Herbs, Spices Taste Like With This Sonic Poster

Have you ever wondered how the tastes of the vast, eclectic collection of herbs and spices will ‘sound’ like? That’s right, a new sonic poster aims to give you a taste of this by letting you touch different visual presentations of these spices and hear corresponding sounds.

By On May 6, 2014 Respond
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Supreme Court Ruling Due Soon On Warrantless Search Of Electronic Devices

Supreme Court Ruling Due Soon On Warrantless Search Of Electronic Devices

After the spate of shocking revelations about NSA’s electronic surveillance, US Department of Justice has proposed warrantless searches of electronic devices. A Supreme Court ruling, due soon, will decide whether or not this becomes yet another tool at the hands of law enforcement.

By On April 29, 2014 Respond
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See How A 300-foot Long Turbine Blade Moved Unseparated

See How A 300-foot Long Turbine Blade Moved Unseparated

Typically, logistics industry relies on dismantling huge objects into smaller parts and then transporting them anywhere. But what about a 300-foot long turbine blade that can’t be trimmed down to size? The image below show how crazy it is to transport such a thing.

By On April 26, 2014 Respond
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[Video] See Where Asteroids Have Hit Earth Since 2001

[Video] See Where Asteroids Have Hit Earth Since 2001

Until now, many asteroids have hit Earth at different times. B612 Foundation has made a visualization which shows where asteroids have hit the Earth since 2001.

By On April 24, 2014 Respond
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Canada Arrested The First Heartbleed Hacker

Canada Arrested The First Heartbleed Hacker

Yesterday, Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they had arrested a 19-year-old Ontario man for allegedly taking advantage of the Heartbleed bug to steal tax information from a government website.

By On April 17, 2014 Respond
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Asian Carp Devouring Other Fishes, America Plans To Kill It

Asian Carp Devouring Other Fishes, America Plans To Kill It

According to US wildlife officials, Asian Carps are voracious animals and they are devouring other fishes. In fact, it’s been found that number of fishes in rivers have drastically been reduced. Therefore, major US wildlife officials have decided to kill the Asian Carps.

By On March 24, 2014 Respond
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1800-year-old Letter Reveals How This Roman Soldier Used To Live His Life

1800-year-old Letter Reveals How This Roman Soldier Used To Live His Life

In January of this year, we reported that a family members posted a letter on internet – which was written by their late grandmother around 18 years ago – hoping that to decode it. And lately, a letter which was written 1,800 years ago by a Roman soldier has been found which reveals how this Roman soldier used to live his life.

By On March 10, 2014 Respond
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Musician Offers To Perk Up New York’s Subway Turnstiles With Music

Musician Offers To Perk Up New York’s Subway Turnstiles With Music

Turnstiles are a boring part of the daily subway commute. To perk up the otherwise mundane gateways, musician James Murphy has now proposed to add music to the turnstiles.

By On February 26, 2014 Respond
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[Video] Bird Smashes Into Plane’s Windshield

[Video] Bird Smashes Into Plane’s Windshield

We often hear about birds crashing into the windshield, wings or engine of the plane. This time, there’s a video to show how it feels like when a bird smashes into 170mph plane.

By On February 25, 2014 Respond
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Abandoned Amusement Park In Berlin Is Up For Sale On eBay

Abandoned Amusement Park In Berlin Is Up For Sale On eBay

Sellers sell all sorts of things on eBay. And still, coming across a listing trying to sell an abandoned amusement park in Berlin is certainly unusual. It comes with a steep price tag of 1.62 million euros.

By On February 23, 2014 1 Response
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Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Plane, Lands In Switzerland Seeking Asylum

Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Plane, Lands In Switzerland Seeking Asylum

An Ethiopian Airlines flight headed for Italy took an unexpected turn when the co-pilot hijacked the plane and then routed it to Switzerland. Once he landed the plane in Geneva, he requested the Swiss authorities to grant him asylum.

By On February 18, 2014 Respond
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Sean Greenwood Recovers With A 74 MPH Barrel Roll At Olympics

Sean Greenwood Recovers With A 74 MPH Barrel Roll At Olympics

Typically, winners at Olympics do everything right. But there are some who run into errors and among these, barely any are able to recover perfectly in run-time. Sean Greenwood of Ireland was able to pull off a perfect recovery at men’s skeleton event through a barrel roll at 74mph.

By On February 15, 2014 Respond
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US Bans Commercial Imports And Exports Of Elephant Ivory

US Bans Commercial Imports And Exports Of Elephant Ivory

Elephant ivory is the key reason why countless elephants are poached around the globe each year. In an effort to curb this, US government has now banned nearly all commercial imports and exports of elephant ivory.

By On February 14, 2014 Respond
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Canadian Passport Unlocks Beer Fridge In Sochi

Canadian Passport Unlocks Beer Fridge In Sochi

Canada’s Olympic house in Sochi has a neat trick up its sleeve. It features a beer fridge which opens after you insert a legitimate Canadian passport. In other words, if you want a beer out of that fridge, you need to be a Canadian or have a Canadian friend.

By On February 13, 2014 Respond
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Many Works Of Sochi Olympics Kept Running Even The Day Before The Event

Many Works Of Sochi Olympics Kept Running Even The Day Before The Event

In preparation for this 2014 Olympic Winter Games, works related to accommodation, washroom, lobby, rest room, electric power etc should have been completed long ago, but many works were still running before the day of the event.

By On February 7, 2014 Respond
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