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A Pint-Sized Dialysis Machine Gets Its First Taste of Human Blood

A Pint-Sized Dialysis Machine Gets Its First Taste of Human Blood | News we like | Scoop.it
Who needs gigantic dialysis machines? The first portable blood filter has just been approved for testing on humans, and it's practically pocket-sized.
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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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A New Super-Thin Coating Could Cool Buildings Without AC

A New Super-Thin Coating Could Cool Buildings Without AC | News we like | Scoop.it
When it's hot out, buildings have a hard time staying cool: bombarded with ambient heat and generating yet more inside, their air conditioning systems have to work hard to keep temperatures down.
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Why It's A Lot Harder To Spill Beer Than Coffee

Why It's A Lot Harder To Spill Beer Than Coffee | News we like | Scoop.it
I think it's well known that beer is one of mankind's greatest inventions. But aside from the perfect taste, and ability to make in-laws seem magically more tolerable, it turns out that beer also has its very own built-in anti-spill mechanism.
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Facebook: attention, vous êtes (plus que jamais) fliqués...

Facebook: attention, vous êtes (plus que jamais) fliqués... | News we like | Scoop.it
La politique d'utilisation des données du réseau social a été mise à jour cette semaine. Si Facebook joue pleinement la carte de la transparence en expliquant les tenants et aboutissants de cette politique, les utilisateurs peuvent, plus que jamais, se sentir fichés par le géant de Palo Alto...
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Computers Wrote the Caption for This Photograph, and Changed Everything

Computers Wrote the Caption for This Photograph, and Changed Everything | News we like | Scoop.it
Computers at Google now have a machine-learning system that can analyze images like the one above and generate captions for them. The phrase used to caption this image?
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The Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operational

The Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operational | News we like | Scoop.it
Called Topaz, it's located in San Luis Obispo County, California.
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Vultures's Gut Bacteria Make Sure Rotten-Meat Diet Isn't Fatal

Vultures's Gut Bacteria Make Sure Rotten-Meat Diet Isn't Fatal | News we like | Scoop.it
Gut bacteria and strong gastric juices show how the birds can live on decaying flesh.
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Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA

Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA | News we like | Scoop.it
When you think of the US space program, spaceships and satellites may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are plenty of mundane items that we take for granted that we have thanks to NASA and its contractors.
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How English describes color vs how Chinese describes color

How English describes color vs how Chinese describes color | News we like | Scoop.it
Here's a fascinating visualization created by Muyueh Lee that shows the differences between how the English language and Chinese language each describe colors. On the left, you can see the number of English names for color hues (there's a lot!
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Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online

Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online | News we like | Scoop.it
Since 2007, the American Museum of Natural History and the Darwin Manuscripts Project have been digitizing Charles Darwin's writings on evolution, and putting them online.
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The First 3D Printer in Space 3D-Printed Its First Object

The First 3D Printer in Space 3D-Printed Its First Object | News we like | Scoop.it
While you were probably wishing Thanksgiving break would start already, the astronauts on the International Space Station made history. They 3D-printed a spare part for the 3D printer. In space.
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Kindness Boosts Status in Some Cultures

Kindness Boosts Status in Some Cultures | News we like | Scoop.it
Warmth, not ability, earns professional status in collectivist societies
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Report: Regin Spyware Linked to U.S. and U.K Intelligence Services

Report: Regin Spyware Linked to U.S. and U.K Intelligence Services | News we like | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, Syamantec published a report which described a sophisticated piece of spyware called Regin that had been snooping on servers for years. Now, new reports suggest that it's linked to U.S.
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How Many Calories Do You Burn By Laughing?

How Many Calories Do You Burn By Laughing? | News we like | Scoop.it
It's the day after the night before, and you ate way too much. So in the quest for marginal gains, how many calories might you be able to burn off by laughing your way through today? Peter Janiszewski finds out.
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A very Minions Christmas message gets ten million views

A very Minions Christmas message gets ten million views | News we like | Scoop.it
Minions fans will have to wait until July next year to see them back on the big screen, but they got a Christmas treat this week when the creators released a viral video.
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Reality Check: 10 Practical Applications of Illusions

Reality Check: 10 Practical Applications of Illusions | News we like | Scoop.it
Artists invented illusions hundreds and sometimes thousands of years ago. Today we capitalize on those lessons and apply them to new technologies and formats
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Passengers in Siberia Had to Push a Plane Down the Tarmac to Take Off

Passengers in Siberia Had to Push a Plane Down the Tarmac to Take Off | News we like | Scoop.it
Think you have travel woes this Thanksgiving? At least you don't have to push your own plane down a frozen tarmac in negative 61 degree temps like these travelers in Siberia did.
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Tablets Are Broken. Here's How to Fix Them.

Tablets Are Broken. Here's How to Fix Them. | News we like | Scoop.it
What happened to tablets? The harbingers of the post-PC era, the iPad and its ilk were supposed to be a bridge between our smartphones and laptops, an entirely new breed of device.
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Expressiv Is An Irish MIDI Guitar With Some Groovy Light Effects, Man

 Hey, man, is that a MIDI guitar with amazing internal lighting effects? Well turn it up! Hot on the heels of the GTar and the Jamstik we present the Expressive, a guitar designed by Rob O’Reilly.
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Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history? | News we like | Scoop.it
Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now.
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High School Teacher Taught His Class A Simple Yet Powerful Lesson About Privilege

High School Teacher Taught His Class A Simple Yet Powerful Lesson About Privilege | News we like | Scoop.it
If you’re reading this, you’re probably enjoying  quite a few privileges that you may not even be aware of. You may even take what you have for granted: such is the nature of privilege.
It can be a hard thing to understand, even for adults.
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A More Efficient Solar Panel Can Be Made With Old Blu-Ray Discs 

A More Efficient Solar Panel Can Be Made With Old Blu-Ray Discs  | News we like | Scoop.it
Yes, a Blu-ray copy of Police Story 3: Supercop was destroyed for the sake of science. It turns out that the nanostructure of Blu-ray disc makes them especially well-suited to soaking up light—exactly what you'd want with a solar panel.
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The Government Wants to Delete Years of CIA and DHS Emails

The Government Wants to Delete Years of CIA and DHS Emails | News we like | Scoop.it
On September 17, the National Archives published a seemingly routine announcement in the Federal Registrar. Couched in language about preserving records of value is a line about the destruction of records and a list of federal agencies.
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Mathematical Time Law Governs Crowd Flow [Video]

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Pedestrians avoid bumping into each other by anticipating when their paths would collide
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10 of the Worst Reply All Screw Ups We've Heard

10 of the Worst Reply All Screw Ups We've Heard | News we like | Scoop.it
Last week we asked for your worst stories of accidentally hitting Reply All , those horrible moments when you realize that the thing you meant to send one person just went out to the whole office (or company, or family reunion thread, or other...
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What’s Yik Yak and how does it differ from Twitter?

What’s Yik Yak and how does it differ from Twitter? | News we like | Scoop.it
It’s an anonymous messaging app, thought up by US students Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington. You can only communicate with people in your vicinity, but that isn’t stopping investors pouring hundred of millions of dollars into itName: Yik Yak.
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