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How the Hell Did This Helicopter Land on a Rail?

Helicopters aren't supposed to do this. I know this because I've seen too many military movies (Black Hawk Down, Zero Dark Thirty) where the chopper nosedives into destruction. They're sensitive machines.
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Welcome to our big drawer. Here you'll find plenty of articles and tidbits we thought can be useful, with no specific language or preference.

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DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King's Death 

DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King's Death  | News we like | Scoop.it
Controversy has long surrounded the presumed accidental death of Belgium’s King Albert I in 1934, with conspiracy theorists crying murder.
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Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

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Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic"—a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.
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Internet access is now a human right – Chips with Everything tech podcast trailer

Internet access is now a human right – Chips with Everything tech podcast trailer | News we like | Scoop.it
Our four-part series on the United Nations’ resolution that considers internet access to be a basic human right begins next week. Here’s the preview
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'Pokemon Go' could lead to totalitarianism, says Oliver Stone, warning of 'new level' of privacy invasion

'Pokemon Go' could lead to totalitarianism, says Oliver Stone, warning of 'new level' of privacy invasion | News we like | Scoop.it
Film director Oliver Stone has branded the popular gaming app Pokemon Go a "
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Mysterious black object hovers for 15 minutes above a harbour in Scotland

Mysterious black object hovers for 15 minutes above a harbour in Scotland | News we like | Scoop.it

The UFO was spotted by a teenage boy who managed to pull out his phone and capture the bizarre object on camera
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Human Brain Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

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Nearly 100 previously unidentified brain areas revealed by examination of the cerebral cortex 
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The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

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Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum
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This DIY Pokedex Battery Case Is the Pokémon Go Accessory You Have Been Waiting For

This DIY Pokedex Battery Case Is the Pokémon Go Accessory You Have Been Waiting For | News we like | Scoop.it
Do you own a 3D printer that works? Do you play Pokémon Go? Do you have a driving need to charge your phone while trekking across the city in a hunt of the last Eevee? Then you need this snazzy pokedex battery case.
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Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access. — Backchannel

Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access. — Backchannel | News we like | Scoop.it
Spanish engineer Ramon Roca got tired of waiting for telecom companies to wire his town — so he did it himself.
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Group clones California giant trees to combat climate change

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At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought...
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North Korea’s Broadcasting Strange Codes on the Radio and Nobody Knows Why

North Korea’s Broadcasting Strange Codes on the Radio and Nobody Knows Why | News we like | Scoop.it
Lately some strange radio broadcasts have been coming from North Korea, according to the South Korean government.
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Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

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Bones from the animals people ate—or didn’t—offer a glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary Maya outside the ruling class
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Theresa May's plan to slash employment rights and cut workers' wages revealed

Theresa May's plan to slash employment rights and cut workers' wages revealed | News we like | Scoop.it
Mrs May made George Freeman MP her new policy guru last week, and he believes people working in new firms should have NO employment rights
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Solar panels study reveals impact on the Earth

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Researchers have produced the first detailed study of the impact of solar parks on the environment, opening the door to smarter forms of farming and better land management. 
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What's the Difference Between a $5000 Guitar and a $150 Guitar?

What's the Difference Between a $5000 Guitar and a $150 Guitar? | News we like | Scoop.it
I think the moral of the story (to my peasant ears, at least) in comparing a $5000 Martin D-42 guitar vs a $150 Motion TD-107 guitar is that if you know how to play the guitar, you can make any damn thing with strings sound good. But if you have better ears for audio quality than me, listen to Paul Davids compare the two guitars and see if you can hear the difference in sound. And if you can, is it worth $4850?
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Facebook launches its unmanned solar-powered internet service provider video

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Mark Zuckerberg released a video showing off Facebook's Aquila unmanned solar-powered aircraft, which will beam the internet into remote parts of the world.
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Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

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Your smartphone's radio can be used to spy on you. The exiled NSA leaker teamed up with renowned hardware hacker Bunnie Huang to stop it.
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Why the Metric System Is So Important

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Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America. Those are the only three countries left in the world that don’t use the metric system.
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Mine Kafon Drone

Massoud Hassani is raising funds for Mine Kafon Drone on Kickstarter!

Introducing the Mine Kafon Drone, an airborne demining system developed to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years
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Firefox Will Start Aggressively Blocking Pointless Flash

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Flash is an lingering remnant of an older internet that’s basically been on life support for years now. It’s buggy, insecure, sucks the soul out of your battery, and honestly you should’ve disabled Flash by now anyway.
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Dedicated Artist Films Himself Repainting This Clock Every Minute For 12 Hours Straight

Dedicated Artist Films Himself Repainting This Clock Every Minute For 12 Hours Straight | News we like | Scoop.it
Hanging over one of the lounges at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport is an unusual clock that instead of moving hands, features the work of artist Maarten Haas.
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France Is Mad About Microsoft Collecting Windows 10 User Data Without Their Consent

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France isn’t into Microsoft collecting user data without its consent. The CNIL, France’s National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, issued a formal notice telling the company it has three months to cut it out.
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France orders Microsoft to stop collecting excessive user data

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Microsoft ordered to stop tracking Windows 10 users without consentFrench data authority gives Microsoft three months to comply
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Where the buffalo have evolutionarily roamed

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Once almost wiped out from existence, the mighty bison has recovered to become a symbol of pride for the American West and European conversation efforts.
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Modern off-grid lighting could create two million new jobs in developing world

Modern off-grid lighting could create two million new jobs in developing world | News we like | Scoop.it
Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems.
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