Thursday, February 27, 2014

How to make Chains from Soda Can Tabs - YouTube

How to make Chains from Soda Can Tabs - YouTube: ""



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Joby Ogwyn is going to jump off Mount Everest in a wingsuit | The Verge

Joby Ogwyn is going to jump off Mount Everest in a wingsuit | The Verge: "Not long after 39-year-old Joby Ogwyn climbs to the summit of Mount Everest this May, he's going to strap on a wingsuit and jump right off it. He will fall for 10 minutes traveling at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour before he reaches his final destination at Everest base camp — unless he miscalculates and hits a rock face or a rogue wind gust blows him into China. Fortunately, Ogwyn is bringing his passport."



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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem: "There's a growing effort across the nation from advocates and religious groups to build these compact buildings because they are cheaper than a traditional large-scale shelter, help the recipients socially because they are built in communal settings and are environmentally friendly due to their size."



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Bentley's fastest car ever gets even faster

Bentley's fastest car ever gets even faster: "The Bentley Continental GT Speed is already one of the road's most electrifying combinations of luxury, power and performance. At the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley will add an extra bit of muscle to the "fastest production Bentley ever." It will also show the new Flying Spur V8."



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Caught on video: Asteroid impacts on Moon's surface - Images

Caught on video: Asteroid impacts on Moon's surface - Images: "A meter-wide (3 ft) asteroid impacted the Moon's surface September 11, 2013, producing a bright explosion and digging a new crater about 40 meters (130 ft) in diameter. The video of the event shows a bright flash of light against the stark blackness of the Moon's dark side. Similar in brilliance to the brightest stars in the Big Dipper, the asteroid impact is the largest confirmed impact on the Moon since continuous monitoring started some 15 years ago."



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Monday, February 24, 2014

SPARCS "camera grenade" offers an alternative to reconnaissance drones

SPARCS "camera grenade" offers an alternative to reconnaissance drones: "Imagine a scenario where an earthquake brings down an industrial complex, trapping the survivors inside and as the disaster response team arrives, they unpack a grenade launcher and start lobbing rounds into the air. This may seem like madness, but there’s method in it. In this hypothetical case, the grenades are part of the Soldier Parachute Aerial Reconnaissance Camera System (SPARCS) built by Singapore-based ST Engineering. Instead of a warhead, each 40 mm grenade round has a CMOS camera sending back real-time images to a computerized receiver; turning disaster teams, police, and foot soldiers into recon units."



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Yvon Martel’s multi-purpose, all-terrain electric locomotive

Yvon Martel’s multi-purpose, all-terrain electric locomotive: "Looking like a mix between a snowmobile, a dog sled and a miniature World War I tank, Yvon Martel’s electric creation is nothing if not versatile. Known as the MTT-136, this French Canadian all-terrain, all-electric pulling device is one of those enigmatic all-purpose machines whose appeal extends well beyond a certain backwoods demographic."



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180 kg Lotus C-01 motorcycle to use 200 hp 1200cc V-twin

180 kg Lotus C-01 motorcycle to use 200 hp 1200cc V-twin: "Lotus Motorcycles has released the first images of its new lightweight C-01 superbike, produced by a collaboration of motorsport veterans led by Dr Colin Kolles of Kodewa, with support from the Holzer Group, all under license from Group Lotus plc."



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10 Surprisingly Simple Time Hacks For Reading More Every Day

10 Surprisingly Simple Time Hacks For Reading More Every Day: "If you are on this page, you have that time to do some reading. If you are going to skip and skim through, you don’t. But it’s still better than not reading at all.
Welcome to the age of toting an overload of information while running uphill against the clock. It does feel like that every day – there is just too much to read, and so little time. Even children are struggling with it; they have distractions of their own, while we adults have ours to bear. Their is just one obvious antidote against all excuses – you have to make time to read. The gold-plated question is how."



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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Explosives Take Down Parts Of The Metrodome

Explosives Take Down Parts Of The Metrodome: "Explosives Take Down Parts Of The Metrodome

Watch as explosives take down part of the historic Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, the home of the Minnesota Vikings for over two decades."



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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Man shows ownership of car stolen 40 years ago

Man shows ownership of car stolen 40 years ago: "For 40 years, Joseph MacDonald says he has been wondering where his 1965 Volkswagen Beetle ended up.

"It was a faded red with a black convertible top and it had shiny chrome hubcaps," he described"



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Friday, February 21, 2014

Top Ten Trick Plays of College Football - YouTube

Top Ten Trick Plays of College Football - YouTube: ""



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Hybrid anode quadruples the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries

Hybrid anode quadruples the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries: "Increasing the range of electric vehicles and improving the storage of renewable energy systems are two examples of the benefits offered by lithium-sulfur batteries. Though they can hold four times the energy per mass of the lithium-ion batteries used today, their considerably shorter lifespan has proven something of a roadblock. Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have now designed a lithium-sulfur battery with four times the longevity, bringing the technology that little bit closer to maturity."



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Thursday, February 20, 2014

.600 MAGNUM REVOLVER

.600 MAGNUM REVOLVER: "The worlds most powerful pistol is the Austrian Pfeifer-Zeliska .600 Nitro Express Magnum. It is chambered to fire the British developed .600 caliber rifle  bullet originally made by Holland and Holland. This revolver was not originally a full production model but a bespoke one off, built especially for a wealthy Swiss gentleman...Mr. Zeliska."



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The Floating Couch And Cooler - Hammacher Schlemmer

The Floating Couch And Cooler - Hammacher Schlemmer: "This is the oversized inflatable lounger with a built-in cooler that stows enough refreshment for a full day on the water. The float's plump bed, armrests, and full-height backrest nestle you in comfort well above the water line. Concealed under the footrest by a removable inflatable cover, the 0.5' cu. cargo hold keeps up to 15 cans of your preferred beverage on ice and has a built-in drain for emptying excess liquid. The lounger is made from heavy-gauge vinyl that resists punctures and fading and features reinforced multi-chamber construction for structure and support (inflates with pump sold separately below). A cup holder in each armrest permits ambidextrous imbibing. 65" L x 39" W x 33 1/2" H. (18 lbs.)"



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Search Results for 'microwave' - SlipperyBrick.com

Search Results for 'microwave' - SlipperyBrick.com: "f you spend a ton of time at your desk, the Desktop Microwave would be perfect for you. Sadly, it’s just a concept at the moment, but if it ever becomes real you won’t have to ever leave your desk again.

The Desktop microwave comes from the mind of designer Steve Gates, who’s life goal is apparently to make everyone fat and deskbound, with a taste for microwaved food. Oh, wait. Isn’t that the America we know and love?"



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Lamborghini Ferruccio turns Batman’s ears green with envy | Ubergizmo

Lamborghini Ferruccio turns Batman’s ears green with envy | Ubergizmo: "Yes, Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark would make great buddies – one of them having a technologically superior suit of armor, while the former has a highly primed physique with majority of the martial arts knowledge at his disposal, and both have tons of moolah."



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Some Guy In Spain Makes A Triple-Barreled Handgun | OhGizmo!

Some Guy In Spain Makes A Triple-Barreled Handgun | OhGizmo!: "This interconnected series of tubes we call the Internet sure has a way to provide us eager internauts with a never ending supply of WTFs. Sometimes there’s a fair amount of detail and information surrounding the WTF, but very often there isn’t. Such is the case with the above, a triple-barreled handgun that allegedly shoots 6.35mm rounds, and was made by someone in Spain."



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid

Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid: "A 295-yard asteroid, the size of three football fields, streaked past Earth at a distance of about 2.1 million miles, moving at about 27,000 mph."



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Sri Lankan apartment block to be world's tallest vertical garden

Sri Lankan apartment block to be world's tallest vertical garden: "Clearpoint Residencies, based in Kotte just outside Colombo, will be the first sustainable high-rise apartment complex in the country, with solar panels for electricity generation, a waste water recycling system and planted facades. Building began last year and is expected to be complete by 2016, at which time it is claimed that the building will be, "the tallest residential vertical garden in the world, with planted terraces circling the entire structure.""



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Nokian develops winter tires with retractable studs

Nokian develops winter tires with retractable studs: "Studded tires may make it easier to drive on ice, but those same studs will quickly wear down when used on dry asphalt – plus, they'll create a very rough, noisy ride. The problem is, most winter drivers encounter both types of road conditions, often even on the same trip. That's why Nokian has created a snow tire with retractable studs."



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Snorkelboard lets you watch the fishes, without dunking your head

Snorkelboard lets you watch the fishes, without dunking your head: "Just about everyone who's comfortable with swimming in the ocean is at least somewhat interested in seeing what's in the water below them. Not everyone, however, is so keen on actually sticking their head below the surface and breathing through a snorkel. If you're one of those people, you might like the Snorkelboard."



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Hero vs. Honda: Battle of the Titans (starring Erik Buell)

Hero vs. Honda: Battle of the Titans (starring Erik Buell): "When Hero MotoCorp Managing Director Pawan Munjal pronounced "the dawn of a new era" at a press conference prior to the opening of Auto Expo in New Delhi last week, his words meant much more than customary auto company MD rhetoric. When Honda and Hero decided to part company in December 2010, with Honda’s long term agreement to provide technology to the Hero Honda company until the end of 2014 looming, Hero faced the seemingly insurmountable task of replacing Honda's world-leading motorcycle designs inside exactly four years."



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Monday, February 17, 2014

HK-93 Machine Gun - YouTube

HK-93 Machine Gun - YouTube: ""



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BBC News - Crowdsourced boats to map the seas

BBC News - Crowdsourced boats to map the seas: "For sailors, knowing the depth of the water beneath your boat is crucial - particularly if you do not want to run aground.

But large parts of the seas around the UK have not had their depth measured for well over a century, back when the method of choice was to throw over some lead and make note of when it hit the bottom."



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Sunday, February 16, 2014

High speed rail trains Europe

High speed rail trains Europe: "High speed high volume rail transportation has been a priority in a most of Europe for many years. The limited space has made it a necessity to move large numbers of people and goods quickly and economically between major European cities. To be classified as a high speed train, it must be able to operate at a speed over 125 mph."



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Hand sanitizer or soap

Hand sanitizer or soap: "There is a debate going on. Is it better to wash with soap and water, or use the no wash hand sanitizers to kill germs? The answer is, it depends."



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Two College Math Majors Build 800-Pound Snowball and Roll It Downhill — Their Calculations Get a Great Big ‘F’ | TheBlaze.com

Two College Math Majors Build 800-Pound Snowball and Roll It Downhill — Their Calculations Get a Great Big ‘F’ | TheBlaze.com: "During a rare storm that dumped about 12 inches of snow on Portland, a pair of Reed College math majors decided to make a large snowball.

As they rolled it back and forth, it picked up more and more snow and gained mass. College officials said the ball was some 40 inches in diameter and weighed from 800 to 900 pounds. “It was a big snowball,” maintenance manager Steve Yeadon told Reed Magazine."



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‘I Am Not a Sexist’: Racing Legend Stands By Danica Patrick Verbal Swipe | TheBlaze.com

‘I Am Not a Sexist’: Racing Legend Stands By Danica Patrick Verbal Swipe | TheBlaze.com: " Richard Petty stood by his comments that Danica Patrick can’t win a Cup race and the Hall of Famer says it’s unfair he has been labeled a sexist."



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Friday, February 14, 2014

Scientists announce breakthrough in quest for fusion power

Scientists announce breakthrough in quest for fusion power: "In a perfect example of beating swords into plowshares, a team of scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California reached a milestone in the quest for practical fusion power using a process designed for the development and testing of nuclear weapons. The announcement in the February 12 issue of Nature claims that the team used the world’s most powerful laser barrage to produce a controlled fusion reaction where more energy was extracted from the fuel than was put into it."



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240 MPGe Kombi EV slated for US launch

240 MPGe Kombi EV slated for US launch: "Cenntro Motors has announced plans to launch its Kombi EV all-electric utility vehicle in the North America. Designed for transporting light cargo, the Kombi EV, has a claimed top speed of 31 mph (49.9 km/h), a range of 50 miles (80.5 km) on a single charge, with each charge taking under six hours, according to the company. A 6.8-kWh lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor, delivering a maximum of 12.5 kW (16.7 hp) and 400 Nm of torque, which translates to an acceleration of 0 to 45 km/h (28 mph) in 8.5 seconds."



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Timbersled's Mountain Horse kit converts motorbikes into snow machines

Timbersled's Mountain Horse kit converts motorbikes into snow machines: "Do you hate not being able to use your dirt bike, all winter long? Well, it turns out that there's a way of pressing it into service, even once the snow has fallen – aside from swapping in studded tires, that is. Timbersled's Mountain Horse kit replaces a motorbike's front wheel with a ski, and its rear wheel with a snowmobile-like track."



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Ideum invites Android in for coffee

Ideum invites Android in for coffee: "When considering the use of Android smartphone apps on a bigger screen, many of us would probably think no larger than a tablet, or perhaps even an All-in-One. But what if you could play all your favorite games, update your social media profiles, or dive into productivity and lifestyle apps on a 46-inch multi-touch display? With the new Android version of the Platform 46 Coffee Table debuted by Ideum and 3M at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas yesterday, you can do just that."



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LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors - YouTube

LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors - YouTube: ""



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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The best muscle cars and what they are worth

The best muscle cars and what they are worth: "Every boy, and a lot of girls growing up, have a dream car, or a special car that you think, one day your going to have one of those. You picture yourself driving down the road, you hear the noise of the engine, you know that you have the power to kick down the accelerator and it will throw you back into the seat, even if your already doing 80. Some boys outgrow the dream, some don't. The ones that don't, restore these amazing cars so the rest of us can still enjoy them."



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McLaren to unveil 650S supercar in Geneva

McLaren to unveil 650S supercar in Geneva: "Like the Rolling Stones in their heyday, McLaren is aiming to churn out a new album – or in this case, supercar – every year. The latest addition to the company's fast growing stable will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month – the McLaren 650S."



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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park: "Located in central Alabama, on beautiful lake Martin, Wind Creek State Park offers everything you need for a great vacation. This is a great place to take your family or just go with friends for a great fishing or golfing weekend."



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New electrolyte could mean an end to spontaneously combusting lithium batteries

New electrolyte could mean an end to spontaneously combusting lithium batteries: "Last year, lithium-ion battery fires became a hot topic, pardon the inescapable pun, with both a Tesla automobile and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner succumbing to fires. In cross-disciplinary research at the University of North Carolina (UNC), a compound being studied to prevent marine life from sticking to ships may also be the solvent (and the solution) to keep lithium ion batteries from catching alight when they overheat."



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Amphibious trimaran is made for more than just water

Amphibious trimaran is made for more than just water: "Here's one you might not have heard before ... Whaddaya get when cross a hovercraft, an airboat and a pontoon boat? Give up? An ATASD, or Amphibious Trimaran with Aerostatic Discharge! OK, it's not that funny, but the vehicle itself is pretty cool. It can travel over virtually any surface, and should soon be heading into production."



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Monday, February 10, 2014

Video: Bull Elephant Chases Lioness Up a Tree | OutdoorHub

Video: Bull Elephant Chases Lioness Up a Tree | OutdoorHub: "According to Caters News Agency, the below power struggle played out in Tanzania’s Central Serengeti. The lioness in the video was apparently separated from her pride and finds herself suddenly beset by an angry male elephant. The large animal quickly sends the lioness running for cover in a tree."



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World's first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes

World's first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes: "When it comes to a high strength-to-weight ratio, titanium is just about the best material out there for manufacturing bicycle frames. Unfortunately, those frames are also quite expensive. They could be about to come down in price, however – two British companies recently teamed up to create the world's first 3D-printed titanium bike frame."



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The Felino cB7: Canada's newest supercar

The Felino cB7: Canada's newest supercar: "North America may be in the grip of a brutal winter, but Canada is trying to bring in some heat with a homegrown supercar. At this year’s Salon International de MontrĂ©al, the Felino Corporation unveiled its Felino cB7 – a high-performance two-seater for the track that’s potentially street legal. Led by CEO and Canadian champion race driver Antoine Bessette, it marks the culmination of a four-year effort to bring a supercar out of Quebec."



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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Skiathos, the Second St Maarten! Low Landings and Jetblasts - A Plane Spotting Movie - YouTube

Skiathos, the Second St Maarten! Low Landings and Jetblasts - A Plane Spotting Movie - YouTube: ""



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Tiny House On Wheels Design Using Sketchup - YouTube

Tiny House On Wheels Design Using Sketchup - YouTube: ""



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Things about Earth what are the fastest

Things about Earth what are the fastest: "There is something that is part of human nature that makes us want to go fast. Something that even small children feel that makes them want to go faster. It brings to mind something that happened this summer. We were tubing behind the boat and my 3 year old grand daughter wanted to try. She got on the tube with her dad. We were going at about 15 mph when her dad lost his balance and the tube flipped over on its side, he fell off."



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How to survive and what you need

How to survive and what you need: "If you are going to be in a place that you could get lost or stranded, you need to be prepared for the worst. You need to have emergency survival kits with you at all times for each person in your group. Being in the wilderness is very peaceful and beautiful, and spending time in wild places is something that everyone should experience. "



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Five steps for a better-looking TV | How To - CNET

Five steps for a better-looking TV | How To - CNET: "TV factory settings are generally designed to look good in bright, fluorescent retail stores -- not your living room. To get the best TV picture, you'll need to make some adjustments.
This guide begins with some of the simpler (but impactful) settings -- like disabling unnecessary features and adjusting basic options -- before diving into some of the more in-depth calibration techniques. Give it a whirl; if you make it through the fifth step, you're sure to have a better-looking TV."



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Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Most Amazing Survival Story Ever

The Most Amazing Survival Story Ever: "This is a survival story to top all survival stories. It's about Ernest Shackleton and the Antarctic expedition he and his crew took on the Endurance. The plan was to sail to Antarctica, and cross the continent with sled dogs, it had never been done. The year was 1914, WW1 had just started, Shackleton was prepared to stay and fight but the government told him to go, the trip was set and paid for."



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Friday, February 7, 2014

Gene Simmons Military Tribute - YouTube

Gene Simmons Military Tribute - YouTube: ""



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Outdoor Thrill-Seekers Flocking To Lake Superior Ice Caves « CBS Minnesota

Outdoor Thrill-Seekers Flocking To Lake Superior Ice Caves « CBS Minnesota: "MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Along the shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin, the ugly winter has created something truly beautiful.
Ice caves, some as high as two-story homes, are drawing thousands some driving hours to see the carvings by nature. During a time of year that can be so dark, winter is being celebrated along the Apostle Islands State Park near Bayfield, Wis.."



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Volkswagen’s Beastly Pickup Breaks Off-Roading Record on the Way to the Olympics | Video | TheBlaze.com

Volkswagen’s Beastly Pickup Breaks Off-Roading Record on the Way to the Olympics | Video | TheBlaze.com: "The Amarok — which means ‘arctic wolf’ in the Inuit languages — is an appropriate name for these automobiles, that look more like monster trucks than road-worthy vehicles.

The Volkswagen team set a new Guinness World Record with the outrageous trucks by traveling 16,000 kilometers (just under 10,000 miles) over 60 days between the Russian capitol of Moscow and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – one of the worlds largest cities that sits on the Bering Sea and has no road leading into it, Wired reported."



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Shelby celebrates with 50th Anniversary FIA Cobra

Shelby celebrates with 50th Anniversary FIA Cobra: "Serious car collectors never needed an excuse to add a Shelby Cobra to their garage, but Shelby has provided some extra incentive by celebrating the 50th anniversary of its FIA Cobra small block race car with the limited-edition Shelby Cobra 289 FIA."



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Scientists create an inexpensive self-healing polymer

Scientists create an inexpensive self-healing polymer: "Stretchy, self-healing paints and other coatings recently took a step closer to common use, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Illinois. Scientists there have used "off-the-shelf" components to create a polymer that melds back together after being cut in half, without the addition of catalysts or other chemicals."



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This Washing Machine Could Be the Next Game-Changing Appliance | Innovation | Smithsonian

This Washing Machine Could Be the Next Game-Changing Appliance | Innovation | Smithsonian: "en it comes to revolutionary inventions of the 20th century, electric washing machines are right up there with automobiles and personal computers. With the press of a button, a load of laundry that had once taken in excess of four hours to clean was reduced to a 40-minute automated process. Some economists have even credited the time-saving appliance with precipitating the rise of women in the workforce during the 1950s, as homemakers were suddenly freed up to take up other pursuits."



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Winter Survival Tips For The Homestead - Online Survival Blog & Survival News

Winter Survival Tips For The Homestead - Online Survival Blog & Survival News: "Word on the street is that winter 2013-14 is going to the coldest in decades for the eastern and central US.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I am already thinking ahead to spring and how I plan to plant the garden, and I have my favorite heirloom seed catalogs laid out, deciding what to order to fill in the gaps in my seed bank."



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10 terrifying highways for brave road-trippers - MSN Living - Life Unleashed

10 terrifying highways for brave road-trippers - MSN Living - Life Unleashed:



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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Turner: "We're Trying To Add A Young Quarterback"

Turner: "We're Trying To Add A Young Quarterback":



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Your Host Heard in Episode of "Justified" - The Rush Limbaugh Show

Your Host Heard in Episode of "Justified" - The Rush Limbaugh Show: " So Tuesday night's episode of "Justified" featured me.  Well, I can't say it featured me, but I was in it, and what a great episode it was.  This episode was so good that I had to go back to last season and watch a couple of episodes from the prior season to bring myself back up to speed on some of the characters being referenced and some of the things that Raylan Givens had supposedly done that I had forgotten."



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Captain Lou Albano

Captain Lou Albano: "There are probably a lot of people like me that got a flashback of old memories from the news of Captain Lou passing. When I heard he died, it brought back memories of growing up. From the time I first heard of Professional wrestling, until I was an adult, I knew who Captain Lou Albano the former WWE wrestling superstar was."



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Build model Rockets you can fly

Build model Rockets you can fly: "When I was a kid, building and flying model rockets was one of my favorite things to do. My friends and I spent many hours building the model rockets, then taking them to the park and flying them. The best thing about model rockets then and now, the cost."



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Pompeii-Like Eruption Froze Ancient Animals in Place - Researchers come up with explanation for 125M-year-old fossil bed in China

Pompeii-Like Eruption Froze Ancient Animals in Place - Researchers come up with explanation for 125M-year-old fossil bed in China: "Scientists have long been captivated by the fossil beds of China's Liaoning province, where an incredibly diverse and well-preserved collection of animals was fossilized about 125 million years ago in a mysterious mass death. Now, they think they finally have an explanation for the ecosystem that became known as the "Jehol Biota": All those lower Cretaceous era creatures, from dinosaurs to mammals to birds, fish, and insects, were likely killed by volcanic eruptions in an event similar to the destruction of Pompeii, the BBC reports. "



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Details of successful first test flight of Taranis UCAV demonstrator revealed

Details of successful first test flight of Taranis UCAV demonstrator revealed: "The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) and BAE Systems this week announced details of last year's first test flight of the Taranis unmanned combat demonstrator aircraft, which BAE bills as the "most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers." The 15-minute test flight took place at an undisclosed location outside of the UK on August 10, 2013 as part of a project to show the UK’s ability to create a unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) capable of surveillance, targeting, intelligence gathering, deterrence, and strikes in hostile territory."



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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New ISS cameras set to provide high quality Earth views in near real time — www.gizmag.com

New ISS cameras set to provide high quality Earth views in near real time — www.gizmag.com: "On Jan. 27, two Russian Cosmonauts undertook a six hour spacewalk in order to install two new British-manufactured Earth imaging cameras to the Russian segment of the ISS. The initiative, announced in 2011, will allow anyone with an internet connection access to the near-live feed, which will provide higher quality results than the currently-installed standard definition cameras."



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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How Passion Makes The Impossible Possible | Motivational Memo Blog

How Passion Makes The Impossible Possible | Motivational Memo Blog: "Industry consultants spend a lot of time trying to understand people’s performance.  This includes, but is not limited to, an analysis of prospecting, sales skills, customer relationship management and differentiated business development initiatives.  The consultant’s performance indicators focus upon a host of quantifiable measures including the number of prospect calls, proposals, new business hit ratios and retention."



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Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences

Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences: "Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms."



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The Best Super Bowl Commercial of the Night That You Probably Didn’t Even See | Video | TheBlaze.com

The Best Super Bowl Commercial of the Night That You Probably Didn’t Even See | Video | TheBlaze.com: "A personal injury lawyer in Georgia aired a local ad during Super Bowl Sunday — now it’s gaining nationwide attention for good reason.

Attorney Jamie Casino reportedly purchased the entire two-minute block of local advertising in Savannah, Ga., and produced what can only be described as an epic ad to fill in the time slot."



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Monday, February 3, 2014

Polar bear fur could hold secret to ultrathin insulation — www.gizmag.com

Polar bear fur could hold secret to ultrathin insulation — www.gizmag.com: "Put a polar bear and a biophotonics expert together in a chilly room and what do you get? Potentially, better insulation. When looking to uncover the secrets of the impressive insulation properties of polar bear fur, researchers at the University of Namur in Belgium and the University of Hassan I in Morocco found that radiation plays a larger role than conduction in the insulation of polar animals, such as penguins and polar bears, than previously believed."



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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Holy Guacamole! Check Out the Prices At the Super Bowl XLVIII Concession Stands - ABC News

Holy Guacamole! Check Out the Prices At the Super Bowl XLVIII Concession Stands - ABC News: "Check out the concession stand prices at Met Life Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.
While it’s not bone chilling cold, guests who still want to sip on hot chocolate at the game will have to shell out $11, while a souvenir cup full of soup costs $20."



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Seattle dominates Denver 43-8 to win franchise’s first Super Bowl | Q

Seattle dominates Denver 43-8 to win franchise’s first Super Bowl | Q: "The Seattle Seahawks won the first Super Bowl in franchise history, beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday. Here are the four takeaways everyone will be talking about:"



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How fit is your brain? Take our brain fitness quiz! — www.discovery.com

How fit is your brain? Take our brain fitness quiz! — www.discovery.com: "Did you know the brain is capable of remembering hundreds of thousands of tidbits of information? To find out some of the mysteries of the brain, put on your thinking cap and give this brain fitness quiz a try."



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The Coldest Spot in the Known Universe - NASA Science

The Coldest Spot in the Known Universe - NASA Science: "Jan. 30, 2014:   Everyone knows that space is cold. In the vast gulf between stars and galaxies, the temperature of gaseous matter routinely drops to 3 degrees K, or 454 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
It’s about to get even colder.
NASA researchers are planning to create the coldest spot in the known universe inside the International Space Station."



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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Trucks Crash Compilation on ice - YouTube

Trucks Crash Compilation on ice - YouTube: ""



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Coolest aircraft ever built

Coolest aircraft ever built: "There are many things in our world that advance to new levels continuously because of advances in technology. One of the reasons that technology keeps advancing so quickly such as with tv, computers, phones, etc, is because of the technology research that goes into developing advancements in military weapons, and aircraft. This is the coolest military aircraft built to date."



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GPM satellite to usher in a new era of weather observation — www.gizmag.com

GPM satellite to usher in a new era of weather observation — www.gizmag.com: "A new satellite designed to take detailed, near real-time measurements of rain and snowfall on a global scale whilst mapping the interior of storm systems is set to launch. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory has been in development since 2005 and is a collaboration project between NASA and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA). The satellite is due to be launched on the Japanese manufactured H-IIA delivery vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Centre, Tanegashima Island, Japan, on February 27."



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Very first Porsche goes on display after gathering dust for over a century — www.gizmag.com

Very first Porsche goes on display after gathering dust for over a century — www.gizmag.com: "Ask most petrolheads when the first Porsche was built and the likely answer you’ll get is 1948, when the Type 356 rolled out. In fact, that’s off by fifty years. This week, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen will mark its fifth anniversary with the unveiling of the rediscovered and unrestored first Porsche, the P1 built in 1898. Recovered from a warehouse where it languished forgotten for over a century, it’s now the centerpiece of a new permanent exhibit telling the early history of Porsche and its founder."



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These Tiny Windmills Work, and Ten Will Fit in a Grain of Rice — www.wired.com

These Tiny Windmills Work, and Ten Will Fit in a Grain of Rice — www.wired.com: "Imagine a world where your iPhone was out of juice and there wasn’t a Lightning cable for miles—wouldn’t it be great if you could just blow on your phone to bring it back to life?"



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Man washed up on boat on Marshall Islands says he's been adrift 16 months, report says | Fox News

Man washed up on boat on Marshall Islands says he's been adrift 16 months, report says | Fox News: "An emaciated man whose boat washed up on the shores of the Pacific’s Marshall Islands is reportedly telling a harrowing tale of being adrift for 16 months, surviving on fish, birds, and turtle blood."



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This sound system is so powerful no human could survive hearing it

This sound system is so powerful no human could survive hearing it: "Tremble at the sight of this huge sound horn inside the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF). It's an ESA-built device that subjects satellites to the same levels of noise produced by rockets as they take off and fly through the atmosphere."



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