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Ants clutch each other to build an amazing life raft - Futurity

Ants clutch each other to build an amazing life raft - Futurity | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
A CT scan machine offers a close look at how fire ants grip each other at a force of 400 times their body weight to build waterproof rafts to stay alive.

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Big Claims for Little Turbine

Big Claims for Little Turbine | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
I like this video because its a look at new technology, and a great music break as well.  Historically, small turbine technology has had a tough go - but with continued efforts like this, who knows...

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3D Holograms Ready To Be Projected From Your Smartphone!

3D Holograms Ready To Be Projected From Your Smartphone! | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it

Ostendo, a Californian start-up company is ready to bring the future to our present. The company's display innovations now allow projecting 3D holograms...

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12 hilarious interview answers | Page 1 - Real Business

12 hilarious interview answers | Page 1 - Real Business | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.

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Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable

Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet are already collapsing and probably cannot be saved, although it will take centuries for them to disappear entirely
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Alien UFO Sightings: Florida witness describes 'morphing UFO' at close range

Alien UFO Sightings: Florida witness describes 'morphing UFO' at close range | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it

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Netflix Envisions Ad-Free And Personalized TV By 2025

Netflix Envisions Ad-Free And Personalized TV By 2025 | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
The future of television could be vastly different by 2025 if Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt's predictions are correct.

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2014 South Korea domestic sales are shining. Hyundai runs for the record.

2014 South Korea domestic sales are shining. Hyundai runs for the record. | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
2014 South Korea domestic sales are shining posting in April the fourth consecutive year on year increase. Hyundai set to hit the new all-time record.

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Fruition of energetic seeds implanted in Gaia grid structures occurs in short order

Fruition of energetic seeds implanted in Gaia grid structures occurs in short order | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Fruition of energetic seeds implanted in Gaia grid structures occurs in short order. Removal of oppositional energetic seeds and accompanying entanglements nears completion. Forces of Higher Dimens...

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▶ AMAZING STREET HACK - YouTube

An amazing smartphone app turns common people into powerful hackers and hidden cameras record their reaction as they unwillingly hack a street of Los Angeles...

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k3hamilton's curator insight, May 21, 2014 10:17 AM

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Congress Asked Some Really Weird Questions at the Alien Life Hearing

Congress Asked Some Really Weird Questions at the Alien Life Hearing | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Yesterday, SETI astrobiologists told the U.S. Congress there's "close to a 100% chance" that aliens exist, adding that we might detect signs of life in 20 years. But things went south when the floor opened up for questions.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:26 PM

It appears that many of our esteemed representatives in Congress could use some education in the fundamentals of science.

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Mutant #virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns #science

Mutant #virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns #science | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Benefits of scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by...

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Robolinux 7.5.2 Wants to Move Windows XP Users to Linux and Keep the Functionality

Robolinux 7.5.2 Wants to Move Windows XP Users to Linux and Keep the Functionality | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Robolinux 7.5.2, a fast and easy to use Linux distribution based on Debian, has been released and brings quite a few changes and improvements.

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Rhino poacher shot and killed

Rhino poacher shot and killed | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Police confirmed one of three poachers was shot dead following a shootout in the Kruger National Park.

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Aerobics for the brain? Fitness experts praise mindfulness meditation


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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, June 5, 2014 11:02 AM
Meditar es como hacer aerobics para el cerebro
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Tech gift ideas for Father's Day

Tech gift ideas for Father's Day | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
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With Father's Day coming up, you might be thinking about what you can get for that special person in your life.

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Dancing honeybees assess the health of the environment

Dancing honeybees assess the health of the environment | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
When honeybees perform their famous waggle dance, they are not just telling each other about food: they are commenting on nature reserves
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Why Google Might Spend $3 Billion on a Fleet of Satellites | NBC News

Why Google Might Spend $3 Billion on a Fleet of Satellites  | NBC News | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it

Google is reportedly sending a fleet of satellites into space and could spend up to $3 billion doing it.

This is not the first time the tech giant has tried to spread Internet access through the sky. Last year, Google unveiled Project Loon, its plan to provide remote areas with a broadband connection via balloon. Then in April, it bought drone-maker Titan Aerospace for the same purpose.

 

Now it’s looking to launch 180 satellites into low orbit, according to “people familiar with the project” who talked to the Wall Street Journal.

 


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INSTANTLY Brand Your Videos On YouTube - New Branding Intro Feature

YouTube recently released a VERY cool new feature to add to their array of branding options for your videos. In this video, I reveal how easy you can add you...

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Incredible: National Geographic Introduces You to Whisper, the BASE Jumping Dog

Incredible: National Geographic Introduces You to Whisper, the BASE Jumping Dog | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
GoPros seem to have captured every activity known to man, but this is the first time we've ever seen a dog fly. The footage is part of a National Geographi

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Do our thoughts exist in the physical world ? - Unexplained Mysteries

Do our thoughts exist in the physical world ? - Unexplained Mysteries | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Philosophers have pondered for thousands of years over the very nature of human consciousness.

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Jan Bergmans's curator insight, May 25, 2014 1:55 PM

Are memories and thoughts simply electrical impulses within the brain or are we more than that ? Could we be a combination of the spiritual and the physical ? Is the human body simply an interface between one world and another ?

Mathematics and astronomy professor Bernard Carr believes that our thoughts may exist in another dimension of which we have no conscious perception or awareness.

"The only non-physical entities in the universe of which we have any experience are mental ones, and the existence of paranormal phenomena suggests that mental entities have to exist in some sort of space," he wrote.

Other hypotheses include the concept that our thoughts may transcend time itself, the idea that thought may exist within the physical space between particles and even the possibility that the minds of everyone on Earth could eventually combine to form a single enveloping network in which our collective consciousnesses could exist.

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TV Everywhere Is Getting Better. But It Won't Stop the Pay-TV Empire From Crumbling

TV Everywhere Is Getting Better. But It Won't Stop the Pay-TV Empire From Crumbling | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it

After years of growth — both in subscribers and prices — the number of people who buy television subscriptions has started to decline. The pay-TV cash machine will slow down. The healthy margins cablers enjoy today are bound to contract, and some networks may perish altogether.

TV Everywhere has been the Great New Hope for programmers and their cable, satellite and telco distribution partners. The pitch goes like this: We’re giving you a venti latte for the price of a grande latte! Watch TV on any device, anytime, anywhere, without paying extra. (Well, aside from the regular-as-clockwork price hikes you’ll see on your TV bill.)

That story is fine as far as it goes. But lots of people just want to pay for a smaller latte. The more worrisome trend: More (younger) people will decide they don’t even want a latte at all. (...)


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10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it

From steaming out a splinter to stopping a mad dog, here's how your ancestors handled life's big problems.In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It wasn't long before they got the idea to put artwork, trivia, famous people, and pretty girls onto those cards, grouped into collectible series. The cards, which continued into the 1940s, are highly valuable now, with the most expensive (bearing the face of stringent anti-smoking baseball player Honus Wagner) selling for $2.8 million in 2007."


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Wolves Have Razor Sharp Teeth and Hear Your Beating Heart

Wolves Have Razor Sharp Teeth and Hear Your Beating Heart | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it
Animal Planet falsely portrays wolves as killers who threaten us as never before

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Pallet as a mini-planters / Mini potager en palettes

Pallet as a mini-planters / Mini potager en palettes | THE WORLD AROUND US ODD & INTERESTING STORIES | Scoop.it

For this project, you just need to sand the pallet then paint it and add a funny quote on it ! It's perfect to learn kids how to garden !Pour ce projet, simplement poncer, peindre et mettre une phrase rigolote..."a la mode de chez nous- j'ai plus un radis- c'est râpé pour les carottes, (je d... http://bit.ly/Sm97M2


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