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Google’s Eric Schmidt Offers Tech Insights In ‘The New Digital Age’

Google’s Eric Schmidt Offers Tech Insights In ‘The New Digital Age’

We live in an era where technology has a paramount importance and has become an integral part of our lives. And Google has played a huge role in making this possible, being the undisputed champion of the web. Google’s former CEO and current chairman, Eric Schmidt, has now offered his insight on the tech development in a book titled ‘The New Digital Age.’

By On April 22, 2013 Respond
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Boston Marathon Bombs Created From Pressure Cookers: FBI

Boston Marathon Bombs Created From Pressure Cookers: FBI

Last Monday, April 15, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, US. According to FBI, those two bombs were created from pressure cookers and possibly were detonated remotely by cellphones.

By On April 18, 2013 Respond
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Glacial Ice That Formed Over 1,600 Years Melted In 25 Years, Research Shows

Glacial Ice That Formed Over 1,600 Years Melted In 25 Years, Research Shows

It took a minimum of 1,600 years to form the glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes, Peru. Surprisingly at present, there is no sign of the glacier. After a long study, some scientists have discovered that the glacial ice have melted in just 25 years, leaving behind a large pool of water framed by exposed rock and diminished beds of ice!

By On April 7, 2013 Respond
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Steve Jobs’ First Boss, “Steve Was Difficult, Very Few Companies Would Hire Him”

Steve Jobs’ First Boss, “Steve Was Difficult, Very Few Companies Would Hire Him”

Apart from designing products for Apple, its co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs also designed a 260 feet yacht dubbed Venus. In fact, Steve Jobs was such a person that even the U.S. president Barack Obama hailed Steve Jobs in his speech. But interestingly Steve Jobs’ first boss Nolan Bushnell said that very few companies would have hired Steve Jobs because of his attitude!

By On April 1, 2013 Respond
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Honey Bees In The US Dying At Extreme High Rate

Honey Bees In The US Dying At Extreme High Rate

American commercial beekeepers are at a loss — their hives continue to shrink each year, and they’re not getting any closer to pinpointing a cause or finding a solution.

By On March 31, 2013 2 Responses
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A Meteoroid Streaked Through Sky Over East Coast Last Friday

A Meteoroid Streaked Through Sky Over East Coast Last Friday

On March 22, a bright object was spotted up and down the northern mid-Atlantic United States from Maryland to Manhattan to Massachusetts. Streaking across the sky just before 8 p.m. EDT, the fireball was witnessed by thousands of people. Most importantly, the American Meteor Society alone has received over 630 reports on its website from the event. According to NASA’s Meteoride Environment Office, the object might be a meteoroid.

By On March 24, 2013 Respond
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The Mindset Of Educators Behind Online Education

The Mindset Of Educators Behind Online Education

Ever taken a course on Coursera, edX, or Udacity? I have. Even before that, I was a frequent user of MIT OpenCourseWare. From the experience I gathered while using these resources or taking these massive online open courses, aka MOOCs, is that most people enroll to learn, formal credit means very little. Hence, when I read an article by Gregory Ferenstein of TechCrunch giving undue focus on MOOC professors’ belief that their students don’t deserve any formal credit, I think there are things to be clarified.

By On March 23, 2013 Respond
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Thrill-Seeking Photographer Captured Rare Moments Of Lava Meeting Lightning

Thrill-Seeking Photographer Captured Rare Moments Of Lava Meeting Lightning

Professional photographers are really dedicated and passionate to their work. We have already seen a photographer waiting for two years to snap a perfect photo of the Milky Way Galaxy. And now we have found another thrill-seeking photographer who have captured some awesome images of lighting while colliding with lava.

By On March 20, 2013 Respond
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FBI Launches Drive To Recover Stolen Arts Worth $500 Million, Announces $5 Million Reward

FBI Launches Drive To Recover Stolen Arts Worth $500 Million, Announces $5 Million Reward

Just after midnight on March 18, 1990, two individuals entered the Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts in disguise of police officers, stole 13 pieces of art including original paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Manet and Degas, and left the building around one and half an hour later. The cost of all the stolen pieces of arts were around $500 million. Interestingly, on Monday, the 23rd anniversary of the theft from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 18, FBI renewed a campaign to find those missing art relics, offering $5 million reward for information leading to a successful recovery.

By On March 20, 2013 Respond
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Killer Dolphins Escaped To The Black Sea During Training

Killer Dolphins Escaped To The Black Sea During Training

Dolphin is one of the endangered animals whose number is decreasing day by day because of unwanted hunting. To protect this animal from being hunted, last year the Ukrainian Navy decided to re-institute a dolphin training program using old Soviet Union techniques. During training period, the dolphins had pistols and knives strapped to their heads and were trained to attack and kill enemy using those knives and guns. But things went really interesting when these trained killer dolphins had escaped the Ukrainian Navy because of their biological urges!

By On March 13, 2013 Respond
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Study Finds Arctic Gets Greener Due To Climate Change

Study Finds Arctic Gets Greener Due To Climate Change

Scientists have rung another warning bell about changes in the fragile ecosystem of the Arctic. Scientists are saying that the northern latitudes have experienced a significant reduction in temperature and vegetation growth is starting to look a lot like the green latitudes to the south.

By On March 12, 2013 Respond
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Ohio Judge Calls Speed Cameras A Scam

Ohio Judge Calls Speed Cameras A Scam

Speed cameras have long irked drivers on the roads. In the past, it has been frequently observed that these cameras tend to misreport the violation of speed limits, often letting authorities generate a revenue stream from innocent drivers. An Ohio judge has now officially deemed speed cameras a scam.

By On March 11, 2013 Respond
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Thugs Used Bear Spray To Rob Vancouver Apple Store

Thugs Used Bear Spray To Rob Vancouver Apple Store

The incidents of theft attempts made at Apple Store are becoming increasingly frequent. That isn’t surprising, given how virtually everyone covets Apple products and the fact that they are quite pricey. In a fresh incident, robbers at Vancouver decided to use bear spray to cause mayhem in an Apple Store on Monday, while they laid their hands on the products.

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Russian Politician Calls The Meteor Explosion – A US Military Test

Russian Politician Calls The Meteor Explosion – A US Military Test

The interesting thing about conspiracy theories is that when creating them, you can be as liberal as with fiction. The recent meteor shower in Russia incited a number of headlines and interesting stories. But here’s another amusing one: a Russian politician has deemed the meteor explosion as ‘America testing their new weapons.’

By On February 18, 2013 Respond
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Julian Assange Plans To Run For Senate

Julian Assange Plans To Run For Senate

For many long months, Julian Assange, the creator of WikiLeaks, has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London. However, apparently that hasn’t dimmed his fervor as reports suggest that Assange is planning to run for Senate in the state of Victoria.

By On February 13, 2013 Respond
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