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State media says China's Xi appears in public

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, state news agency Xinhua reported, following rumors about his health or the (State media says China's Xi appears in public...
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How to use hand and arm signals (visual signaling) to communicate silently

How to use hand and arm signals (visual signaling) to communicate silently | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
In a military or survival situation where silence must be maintained in order to mask your presence from an enemy, foe, or target, several types of non-verbal communication (visual signals) are available including flags, pyrotechnic, chemical lights, ground-to-air signals, and hand and arm signals. http://wildernessarena.com/environment/signaling/standard-military-hand-arm-signals-visual-signaling
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How to use hand and arm signals (visual signaling) to communicate silently

How to use hand and arm signals (visual signaling) to communicate silently | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
In a situation where silence must be maintained in order to hide your presence from an enemy, foe, or target, several types of non-verbal communication are available. Methods of visual signals (any means of communication that relies on sight) include flags, pyrotechnic, chemical lights, ground-to-air signals, and hand and arm signals. http://wildernessarena.com/environment/signaling/standard-military-hand-arm-signals-visual-signaling
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How to identify Gray Wolf tracks and signs

How to identify Gray Wolf tracks and signs | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The gray wolf (aka timber wolf or western wolf) is native to the wilderness areas of North America, Eurasia, and many parts of Africa. The male wolf weighs just under 100 lbs. while the female wolf weighs between 79 and 85 lbs. Its winter fur is long and bushy, a mottled gray in color (although nearly white, red, brown, or black fur can also occur). http://wildernessarena.com/skills/tracking-and-signs/how-to-identify-gray-wolf-tracks-signs
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How to track a person in the wilderness - and avoid being tracked by a human being yourself

How to track a person in the wilderness - and avoid being tracked by a human being yourself | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
To track a human being, make sure you first understand how to track an animal. The concepts involved are similar except of course, you are dealing with a person which is a much smarter target and thus, will attempt to use deception to throw you off the trail. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/tracking-and-signs/how-to-track-person-in-wild-avoid-being-tracked-by-human-being
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Want to see all of the monstrous vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road? Check out this collection of cars from the movie!

Want to see all of the monstrous vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road? Check out this collection of cars from the movie! | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
George Miller insisted that Colin Gibson, production designer responsible for all the cars in Mad Max: Fury Road, make all the cars in the movie not only cool, but real working functional vehicles with ultra-tuned, tweaked out engines – and Gibson delivered the goods. For the main story line, Gibson created 88 final cars, each with its own story and team of mechanics. But all told, he made 150 vehicles, many of which didn’t make it out of the desert. http://geekslop.com/2015/want-to-see-all-of-the-monstrous-vehicles-from-mad-max-fury-road-check-out-this-collection-of-cars-from-the-movie
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How to identify white-tailed deer tracks and signs

How to identify white-tailed deer tracks and signs | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
White-tailed deer are native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. White-tail deer have also been introduced to New Zealand, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Lesser Antilles, and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia. In North America, they are widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains (elsewhere they have been mostly replaced by black-tailed or mule deer). http://wildernessarena.com/skills/tracking-and-signs/how-to-identify-white-tailed-deer-tracks-and-signs
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Jade Helm 15 military operation - what you need to know about the historic military exercise to be conducted on civilian soil

Jade Helm 15 military operation - what you need to know about the historic military exercise to be conducted on civilian soil | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Many find federal military personnel operating covertly in American cities throughout the southwest USA alarming and cite plenty of reasons to suspect there is more to the Jade Helm operation than meets the eye. Some believe Jade Helm is a dry run, practice for a suspected collapse, uprising, or civil war that would require the implementation of martial law. Others believe the operation is preparing the U.S. military for a major terrorist ground assault on the United States. Here are the facts. http://wildernessarena.com/survival-news/jade-helm-15-military-operation-historic-military-drill-conducted-on-civilian-soil
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Treating Broken Bone Fractures in a survival situation

Treating Broken Bone Fractures in a survival situation | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
There are basically two types of bone fractures: open and closed. With an open (or compound) fracture, the bone protrudes through the skin and complicates the actual fracture with an open wound. You should splint the injured area and continually monitor blood flow past the injury and only reposition the break if there is no blood flow. The closed fracture has no open wounds. Follow the guidelines for immobilization and splint the fracture. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/first-aid-health-and-first-aid/treating-broken-bones
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Lighting a fire for survival

Lighting a fire for survival | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure you lay the tinder, kindling, and fuel so that your fire will burn as long as you need it. Igniters provide the initial heat required to start the tinder burning. They fall into two categories: modern methods and primitive methods. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/lighting-a-fire
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15 photos that will shatter your heart and scar your soul forever (WARNING: devastatingly heartbreaking content)

15 photos that will shatter your heart and scar your soul forever (WARNING: devastatingly heartbreaking content) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The collection of emotional photos below are devastatingly heartbreaking for various reasons. Some portray horrifyingly sad human situations while some capture the distressing brutality of mankind. In some the story behind the photo reveals a poignant situation that may not be immediately recognized from the photo alone. In all, the photograph will be permanently etched into your mind becoming a part of your soul forever. http://geekslop.com/2015/photos-shatter-your-heart-scar-your-soul-heartbreaking
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Amazing hole-in-one golf shot - ball teed off into sand trap and then mysteriously spits back out into the hole

Amazing hole-in-one golf shot - ball teed off into sand trap and then mysteriously spits back out into the hole | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Hole-in-one golf shots are always entertaining but this one is particularly stunning. Watch as Australian golfer Richard Green tees off on the par-four 15th hole and shanks it right into a sand bunker before turning away in disgust. The ball disappears into the bunker and then as if by magic, spits right back out (at a near right angle) and rolls into the hole. http://geekslop.com/2015/amazing-hole-in-one-golf-shot-into-sand-bunker-trap
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Imagine if we couldn't report the news. Better yet, imagine you are Barrett Brown.

Imagine if we couldn't report the news.  Better yet, imagine you are Barrett Brown. | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Imagine a cybercrime has occurred. 200 gigabytes of data have been stolen and posted on a remote site. The remote site is public, easily accessible to all. An experienced journalist (Barrett Brown) reports the location of the stolen data. http://geekslop.com/2015/imagine-couldnt-report-news-better-yet-imagine-barrett-brown
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The Doomsday Clock - a grim reminder that the human race not immortal

The Doomsday Clock - a grim reminder that the human race not immortal | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Called the Doomsday Clock, it hangs on a wall in the University of Chicago. In over 65 years, the time has only changed twenty-one times. Created in 1947, during the dawn of the atomic age, the universally-recognized clock represents the countdown to human extinction. The closer they set the clock to midnight, the closer the scientists believe the world is to global disaster. http://geekslop.com/2015/university-of-chicago-doomsday-clocka-grim-reminder-we-are-not-immortal
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How to communicate with Morse code (using visual, audio, and pressure forms of communication)

How to communicate with Morse code (using visual, audio, and pressure forms of communication) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Morse code is a method of transmitting textual messages using a series of patterns. Each text unit in the pattern can be represented (or reproduced) using on-off tones (sound), flashing lights, or clicks representing “dots” and “dashes” (known as dits and dahs). http://wildernessarena.com/environment/signaling/how-to-communicate-with-morse-code-using-visual-audio-pressure-communication
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How to identify Black Bear tracks and signs

How to identify Black Bear tracks and signs | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Black bears are highly dexterous, being capable of opening screw-top jars and manipulating door latches. They are very strong with recorded cases of a black bear turning over 300 pound rocks with a single foreleg. They can run up to 25-30 mph, have excellent eyesight, and a sense of smell about seven times greater than a dog’s. They are also very good swimmers and unlike brown bears, are excellent climbers. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/tracking-and-signs/how-to-identify-black-bear-tracks-signs
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Outlaw motorcycle clubs (one percenter bike gangs) and their memorable patches

Outlaw motorcycle clubs (one percenter bike gangs) and their memorable patches | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
utlaw motorcycle clubs, also known as one percenters, are biker gangs that are considered “outlaw” because they are not sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and do not adhere to their rules. Instead, one percenter clubs have their own set of bylaws which may or may not condone illegal activities. Regardless of their bylaws, their 1% status reflects an outlaw sense of pride. http://geekslop.com/2015/outlaw-motorcycle-clubs-one-percenter-bike-gang-patches
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Mad Max: Fury Road's flame throwing guitar player wasn't CGI - check out the Doof Wagon (or Doof Machine)

Mad Max: Fury Road's flame throwing guitar player wasn't CGI - check out the Doof Wagon (or Doof Machine) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The Doof Machine (aka Doof Wagon) rig was constructed from a retired military rocket launching truck to which they added a supercharged V8, six Taiko drums channeling sound from the rear through huge air conditioning ducts, a small lit stage fronted with a car grill, a huge stack of speakers (there’s over 100 working speakers on the Doof Wagon rig) and a red-onesy-suited blind guitar player hammering chords on a custom flame-throwing dual-neck guitar while dangling from bungee-cords and chains. Yes, George Miller created Mad Max: Fury Road’s flame throwing guitar/drum rig wasn’t CGI –it’s the real thing. http://geekslop.com/2015/mad-max-fury-road-flame-throwing-guitar-player-coma-doof-warrior-doof-wagon
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Wilderness Arena's Animal Tracking and Signs guide - how to track any animal (even people)

Wilderness Arena's Animal Tracking and Signs guide - how to track any animal (even people) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Tracks and signs (collectively termed “spoor” by trackers) include any kind of mark or disturbance left by the passing or activity of an animal or person. Because anything that touches an object leaves a trace, tracks and signs can be found everywhere and with knowledge and practice, you can learn how to track and find any animal or person by the traces they leave behind. Tracking animals is both a science and an art. http://wildernessarena.com/overviews/animal-tracking-signs-guide
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Poisonous Plants - an overview of plant poisoning and how to avoid being poisened

Poisonous Plants - an overview of plant poisoning and how to avoid being poisened | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Successful use of plants in a survival situation depends on positive identification. Knowing poisonous plants is as important to you as knowing edible plants. Knowing the poisonous plants will help you avoid sustaining injuries from them. http://wildernessarena.com/dangers/plants/poisonous-plants/overview-of-poisonous-plants
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Nifty cocktail (drinks) guide created by engineer proves to be surprisingly useful (printable version included)

Nifty cocktail (drinks) guide created by engineer proves to be surprisingly useful (printable version included) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
This cocktail guide was created by an engineer for the US Forest Service in 1974 (I’m not sure why that agency would create such an elaborate document about mixed drinks). It features various drink recipes, in a single printable page, drawn in (and to) engineer-like specifications. It’s surprisingly useful. http://geekslop.com/2015/alcohol-cocktail-drink-guide
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All about knots - their use and how to tie them

All about knots - their use and how to tie them | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Knots The basic knots and methods of tying them that you should know for your survival are as follows: Various Forms of Knots Bend- joins two ropes together. Hitch – ties rope to a post, stake etc. A hitch holds because of the friction set up between two surfaces of the rope pressed t... http://wildernessarena.com/skills/knots-and-rope/ropes-and-knots
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Brilliant ad from Salvation Army uses "The Dress" in domestic violence PSA

Brilliant ad from Salvation Army uses "The Dress" in domestic violence PSA | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
“Why is it so hard to see black and blue?” reads the headline in a public service announcement advertisement from the Salvation Army. The ad uses the popularity of last week’s viral dress illusion with copy that reads “The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against women.” Brilliant! http://geekslop.com/2015/ad-salvation-army-the-dress-why-is-it-so-hard-to-see-black-and-blue
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More well-timed photos that make you go, Ahhhh

More well-timed photos that make you go, Ahhhh | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Here’s a collection of well-timed photos that give the perception of, well, check for yourself below. I can’t vouch for the legitimacy of some of the photos so feel free to share your opinion in the article comments (which I will, of course, promptly delete if I disagree). http://geekslop.com/2015/well-timed-photos-make-go-ahhhh
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Legendary historic personalities in rare candid (and unusual) photos you've likely never seen before

Legendary historic personalities in rare candid (and unusual) photos you've likely never seen before | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
They weren’t always famous and even when they were, their public persona followed them everywhere they went providing an easily-recognizable facade by which we recognized them. The rare photos below feature famous legendary public personalities in historic candid photos you have likely never seen before. http://geekslop.com/2015/legendary-historic-personalities-rare-candid-unusual-photos-youve-never-seen-before
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New Leatherman Tread bracelet combines 25 tools into a functional wearable multi-tool

New Leatherman Tread bracelet combines 25 tools into a functional wearable multi-tool | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Finally, a functional multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist and act as a watchband – and it looks great too. The Leatherman Tread is constructed of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel and incorporates 2-3 functional tools, including box wrenches, screwdrivers, glass breaker, punch tools, and cutting hooks on each metal-injection molded link. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/commercial-products/new-leatherman-tread-bracelet-combines-25-tools-functional-wearable-multi-tool
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