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The Future is Hot, It’s Getting Hotter

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By Tobias S. Buckell

William Gibson was famous for saying the future was here already, it was just unevenly distributed. A quote I've loved, as I grew up on a boat in the Caribbean. I remember t...

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The Pale Blue Dot - A Tribute to Carl Sagan

I'd originally posted this video using a new narrator, but after receiving dozens of requests for Carl Sagan's original voice-over, I revised the edit. To th...

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11 Things You Didn't Know About How the World Works

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I was aware of many of the modern mind-boggling theories of physics, ranging from parallel universes to relativity and string theory. But I also became especially intrigued about discoveries that date back many centuries.

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Collective Learning

How symbolic language drives collective learning and how this is one of the truly differentiating aspects of human beings relative to the rest of the animal ...

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The Pale Blue Dot - A Tribute to Carl Sagan

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SpaceX has short list for commercial launch site | Spaceflight Now

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SpaceX is eyeing Puerto Rico, Texas, Hawaii, or Florida to be home of a new commercial launch facility for its Falcon rocket family, the company's founder and chief executive tells Spaceflight Now.

 

The site would handle commercial missions, while flights for federal government customers could continue to be based from Cape Canaveral, Fla., or Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Crippled space probe bound for second chance at Venus

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Japan's Akatsuki probe completed a three-part series of course correction maneuvers Monday, lining up the spacecraft for a second chance to reach Venus in late 2015 after an engine failure curbed plans to orbit the sweltering, cloud-covered planet one year ago.


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Neanderthal Extinction Explained by Interbreeding | ThirdAge

Neanderthal Extinction Explained by Interbreeding | ThirdAge | Eeh by Gum | Scoop.it
Neanderthal interbreeding with early modern humans may have caused Neanderthal extinction, according to new research Thursday.

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Timeline: The 100-Year History Of The Electric Car : NPR

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The electric car was just as popular as its gasoline counterpart when it first went into production around the turn of the 20th century. But with the advent of highways, people wanted to go farther than their battery life allowed.

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10 days, 10 states: Ruby Mountains, Nevada

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"Shine on, Ruby mountain, from the valley to the sea. Shine on, Ruby mountain, shine your sweet love down on me" -Kenny Rogers, Shine On, Ruby Mountain


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Crossing the Himalayas, The Roof of the World

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"Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry set off to hike the length of the Himalayas from the easternmost 8,000 meter peak in the world, Kanchenjunga, to the westernmost 8,000 meter peak, Nanga Parbat."


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Crossing the Himalayas, The Roof of the World

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"Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry set off to hike the length of the Himalayas from the easternmost 8,000 meter peak in the world, Kanchenjunga, to the westernmost 8,000 meter peak, Nanga Parbat."


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At-At Walker wears cone of humiliation

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From the Boing Boing Shop: a T-shirt depicting an At-At Walker wearing a cone of humiliation.


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Stanford creates everlasting nanoparticle battery electrode & free, water-based electrolyte | ExtremeTech

Stanford creates everlasting nanoparticle battery electrode & free, water-based electrolyte | ExtremeTech | Eeh by Gum | Scoop.it
Wind and solar power plants are awesome, cost-effective, infinite-until-the-Sun-burns-out solutions -- but when the sun goes in, or the wind dies down, you need a backup power source.

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Boost your Immune System: Breed with an Extinct Human Species

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Last week at the Royal Society in London, research was presented suggesting that Neandertals not only interbred with H. sapiens sapiens, but that their genes were helpful to modern people moving out of Africa.

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Touchable holograms are here, the future is upon us

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Holograms are one of the final frontiers of technology that we were promised by science fiction movies and books that has yet to really arrive in a big way. There have been some forays ...

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The Palaeolithic image created representational thinking

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Neuroarchaeology is an important part of my future project that I am trying to outline. Part of that project will deal with Maya iconography from a non-representational perspective. Maya iconograph...


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The Rise of the Intelligent Machine - Huffington Post UK (blog)

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The Rise of the Intelligent MachineHuffington Post UK (blog)This weekend in New York City, the Singularity Institute organised the 2011 Singularity Summit, an international gathering of scientist and futurologists.

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(Tutorial) Digitally Aging Photographs with the use of Photoscape

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This is just a really simple and quick tutorial showing you how I 'age' my photographs digitally, whether it's just to give them more of an ethereal quality or to add a new dimension to the photogr...

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Skywatcher Delivers Stunning Image of Northern Lights | Space Images & Skywatching Tips | Amateur Astronomy & Night Sky Photography | Space.com

Skywatcher Delivers Stunning Image of Northern Lights | Space Images & Skywatching Tips | Amateur Astronomy & Night Sky Photography | Space.com | Eeh by Gum | Scoop.it
A skywatcher and amateur astronomer took this stunning photo of the Northern Lights from northern Canada.

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The Death Of The Internet Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

The Death Of The Internet Has Been Greatly Exaggerated | Eeh by Gum | Scoop.it

No, the Internet isn’t about to be destroyed by either ProtectIP or SOPA.


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Ecology explains how the world works

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A lot of publicly funded research is often called "basic." It may seem useless to some, but can lead to great payoffs in the future.
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Flying on Chicken Fat

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To shield themselves from oil price gyrations, airlines are experimenting with fuels that incorporate ingredients like used fryer oil and algae.

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olsen jay nelson's comment, November 15, 2011 6:19 PM
Great! I just found out about electric planes being made by Boeing and that are soon to be incorporated into prominent airline fleets. I can't believe how late to the show I am with hearing about all this.