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If Instagram was a real physical camera, it’d look like a life size iPod Nano

If Instagram was a real physical camera, it’d look like a life size iPod Nano | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Read 'If Instagram was a real physical camera, it'd look like a life size iPod Nano' on Digital Trends. The concept design for Instagram Socialmatic is...
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5 Geek Fantasies You Won't Believe You Can Buy

5 Geek Fantasies You Won't Believe You Can Buy | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Why can't we pay to, say, experience a real zombie apocalypse, or become a spy? Well, it turns out you can, so start saving up.
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Touché: Disney Research’s Amazing New Touch Technology

Touché: Disney Research’s Amazing New Touch Technology | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of...
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Matchmaking scientists with adventurers

Matchmaking scientists with adventurers | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Wildlife biologist Gregg Treinish says that getting hikers, bikers, skiers and climbers to gather data pays dividends for scientists and explorers alike...
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We're closing in on consciousness in the brain - opinion - 20 April 2012 - New Scientist

We're closing in on consciousness in the brain - opinion - 20 April 2012 - New Scientist | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

Brain "observatories" may solve the puzzle of how material brains create an intangible world of love, colour, taste and fantasy.

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Ovary banks: Freezing the biological clock - health - 19 April 2012 - New Scientist

Ovary banks: Freezing the biological clock - health - 19 April 2012 - New Scientist | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

A simple, quick operation enables women to generate young eggs as they get older – and could even delay the effects of menopause by decades

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Marry These Japanese Geeks!

Marry These Japanese Geeks! | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
It's a big decision. Choose wisely. And more and more Japanese women are supposedly picking towards otaku (geeks) for their marriage partners.
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5 Unexpected Downsides of High Intelligence

5 Unexpected Downsides of High Intelligence | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
You know that phrase, 'Ignorance is bliss'? There's a reason it's stuck around all these years.
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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? | Video on TED.com

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? | Video on TED.com | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
TED Talks As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?
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Jobs and Robots – Free RIA Webinars during National Robotics ...

Jobs and Robots – Free RIA Webinars during National Robotics ... | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Jobs and robotics are webinar topics addressed by Robotic Industries Association during National Robotics Week, April 7-15, 2012. Career Opportunities in Robotics is on April 10 and Fundamentals of Robotics is April 12 ...
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Rosetta’s new view of crescent Earth

Rosetta’s new view of crescent Earth | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
A spectacular photo of a fragile Earth was snapped from space by a visiting probe today. Our home planet appeared as a slim crescent, just like a young Moon, as the European spacecraft Rosetta approached from deep in the solar system.
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myRolltop | New step in portable computers

myRolltop | New step in portable computers | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

Oh My Gods!!!! [Ed] Rolltop is a portable computer for designer, architect and everyone, who would like to have a gadget, which, from an aesthetic standpoint alone, certainly hits the mark.

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Brains! London exhibition looks at humanity's quest to understand what's ... - Washington Post

Brains! London exhibition looks at humanity's quest to understand what's ... - Washington Post | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Boston.comBrains! London exhibition looks at humanity's quest to understand what's ...Washington PostLONDON — Like zombies, human beings can't get enough of brains.
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Hunt is on for pieces of van-sized California meteor

Hunt is on for pieces of van-sized California meteor | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
The remains of an exploding meteor that created a sonic boom and blast over California and Nevada could provide clues to the early solar system's chemistry...
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Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out - life - 05 August 2011 - New Scientist

Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out - life - 05 August 2011 - New Scientist | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Brain scan data backs up what women have been telling men for decades: stimulating the vagina is not the same as stimulating the clitoris...
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Neutrinos: messengers from the underworld

Neutrinos: messengers from the underworld | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

The elusive particles could reveal Earth's origins and inner workings – if only we can catch enough of them

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"We are the robots." Kraftwerk

"We are the robots." Kraftwerk | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
"We are the robots." Kraftwerk ("We are the robots." Kraftwerk http://t.co/zyeTNhyZ...)...
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Dodge ban on quantum clones to trap Schrödinger's cat

Dodge ban on quantum clones to trap Schrödinger's cat | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

FROM the photocopier to the fax to a computer's "copy and paste" function, the ability to replicate information is something we take for granted. At the quantum scale, however, making exact copies should be impossible. Now there's a way to dodge this cloning ban that could also help map the border between the "classical", everyday world and the quantum realm - a goal illustrated by the Schrödinger's cat paradox.

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8 Unexpected Downsides of the Switch to E-books

8 Unexpected Downsides of the Switch to E-books | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
I dug around and tried to find some e-book ramifications that would appeal to the type of people who spend more time preparing for a zombie apocalypse than like, unemployment, or retirement, or something.
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Mind vs. Machine

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In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial-intelligence programs and ordinary people.
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“Han Solo Carbonite” iPhone 4 Case

“Han Solo Carbonite” iPhone 4 Case | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Han Solo Carbonite iPhone Case. An iPhone 4 case designed to look like Star Wars character Han Solo captured in carbonite.
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And now here’s the weather . . . in space

And now here’s the weather . . . in space | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
The UK's Met Office are branching out to forecast the weather in space and on other planets, and could even discover signs of alien life.
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Why the Apple TV Trumps All Other Set Top Boxes | Mac|Life

Why the Apple TV Trumps All Other Set Top Boxes | Mac|Life | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

Apple might insist on calling it a hobby, but the new Apple TV's near-instantaneous shipping delays suggest that the market for streaming set-top boxes is bigger than Tim Cook wants us to believe. It's so big, in fact, that there's a quiet war brewing between top manufacturers, with each of them offering a similarly sized box that effortlessly streams all of your music, movies, and photos right to your television.

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