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You Can Now Download 400,000 of the Met's Artworks For Free

You Can Now Download 400,000 of the Met's Artworks For Free | News we like | Scoop.it
New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fairly impressive collection of art stashed away—and now you can download almost 400,000 digital images of its pieces for free.
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New Thermal Technology Turns the Entire World into a Touchscreen

New Thermal Technology Turns the Entire World into a Touchscreen | News we like | Scoop.it
Holy crap, somebody invented something that makes Google Glass seem cool. The augmented reality wizards at Metaio just showed off their Thermal Touch technology, a new kind of user interface that basically turns the whole world into a touchscreen.
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One Mistake Fooled an Entire Nation About Who Would Be President

One Mistake Fooled an Entire Nation About Who Would Be President | News we like | Scoop.it
Have you heard of President Alfred Landon? That's odd, because in 1936 everyone, including Alfred Landon, was sure you would. It was all the result of the most extensive political polls ever conducted.
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Flower Power: Collaboration Keeps Rare Plant off the Endangered Species List

Fifteen years ago the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) acknowledged that a rare plant called the Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum georgianum) deserved and needed protection under the Endangered...
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1 Gadget, 8 Kitchen Tools = Total Space Saver

1 Gadget, 8 Kitchen Tools = Total Space Saver | News we like | Scoop.it
Who isn’t looking for ways to reclaim precious cabinet space? (#Tech #Gadgets 1 Gadget, 8 Kitchen Tools = Total Space Saver - Good Housekeeping Magazine (blog): Good H...
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Community-Owned Tidal Power Turbine Goes Online in Scotland

Community-Owned Tidal Power Turbine Goes Online in Scotland | News we like | Scoop.it
The waters of the Bluemull Sound in Scotland are now home to a tidal power turbine that has recently gone online and that is expected to cough out enough clean energy to meet the demand of 30 homes, an ice plant, and the Cullivoe Harbour Industrial...
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Les supercumulards sont socialistes

Les supercumulards sont socialistes | News we like | Scoop.it
Le site Web "Cumuleo", qui donne l’éventail des mandats des milliers d’hommes et de femmes politiques en Belgique, vient de sortir un classement qui va faire mal : le "Top 100" des mandats rémunérés et non rémunérés cumulés pour la période de 2004 à 2012.
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France Spent $20 Billion on Trains That Don't Fit Its Stations

France Spent $20 Billion on Trains That Don't Fit Its Stations | News we like | Scoop.it
France's national railway operator, SNCF, recently ordered 2,000 new trains at a cost of more than $20 billion. Now, it's found out that they're too big for many of the stations they're supposed to pass through.
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Apple Has 20 Days to Prove It Is Not Extorting Customers with Freemium Apps

Apple Has 20 Days to Prove It Is Not Extorting Customers with Freemium Apps | News we like | Scoop.it
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Gameloft are facing a fine of up to €5 million ($6.9 million) if they cannot prove to Italian regulators that they aren’t engaging in unfair practices with their in-app purchasing systems.
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Le Google Play Store ajoute le support de PayPal et plein de petits détails

Le Google Play Store ajoute le support de PayPal et plein de petits détails | News we like | Scoop.it
La nouvelle version du Google Play Store permet de payer avec PayPal et ajoute quelques petits détails graphiques.
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How the NSA Is Transforming Law Enforcement

How the NSA Is Transforming Law Enforcement | News we like | Scoop.it
If you've been imagining NSA surveillance as something distant, with analysts sitting in remote data centers quietly analyzing metadata—stop now. NSA surveillance has become a part of day-to-day law enforcement fabric in the United States.
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Discover the secretive Pyongyang in this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour

Discover the secretive Pyongyang in this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour | News we like | Scoop.it
Aram Pram—a Singapore-based virtual tour photographer—says that he got special permission from the North Korean government to produce this exclusive 22-minute GoPro tour of Pyongyang.
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Flying tire crashes into a car on the road out of nowhere

Imagine cruising down the freeway, possibly on your way to a weekend away from the city, singing songs with your BFF, making future plans about what to do in August, thinking about what kind of food to grab when SMACK.
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Cryptographie : le logarithme discret devenu trop faible ?

Cryptographie : le logarithme discret devenu trop faible ? | News we like | Scoop.it
Une équipe de chercheurs a découvert un algorithme qui serait capable de résoudre le logarithme discret plus rapidement qu'auparavant.
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Video chats connect language students with native seniors looking for conversation

Video chats connect language students with native seniors looking for conversation | News we like | Scoop.it
Speaking Exchange is a service enabling Brazilian students to practise their English through video chats with US seniors in retirement homes.
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70 pirates français arrêtés pour avoir acheté un logiciel espion

70 pirates français arrêtés pour avoir acheté un logiciel espion | News we like | Scoop.it
Comme le rapportait RTL ce mercredi, la Direction centrale de la police judiciaire aurait arrêté, entre lundi et mardi, 70 pirates informatiques soupçonnés d’utiliser le logiciel espion Blackshades afin de piloter des ordinateurs cibles à distance.
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Turn an NYC Subway Map Into an Augmented Reality Adventure

Riding through New York City's subway can be a surprisingly solitary pursuit. Waiting on the platform is even worse.
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The curious story of why the Jedi are called Jedi

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If you're a cinema fan you may know part of this story but, if you aren't, this video is a throughout summary of how American westerns influenced the samurais of Akira Kurosawa—and how the samurais of Akira Kurosawa influenced that galactic western known as Star Wars.
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How Historians Recovered the Only Surviving Nazi "Flying Pencil"

How Historians Recovered the Only Surviving Nazi "Flying Pencil" | News we like | Scoop.it
Many good sea tales begin with a fisherman snagging his net on an underwater object, and this tale is no different.
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The anonymous sharing app, Secret, is now available for Android.

The anonymous sharing app, Secret, is now available for Android. | News we like | Scoop.it
The anonymous sharing app, Secret, is now available for Android. Now everyone can spill the beans without revealing themselves.
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Dubai Police Tests Out Google Glass

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Google Glass is a device that has the world divided – some love it, while others hate it. There is also a third group of people that find the device useful – law enforcement.
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Olive Oil Keeps the Effects of Air Pollution in Check, Evidence Suggests

Olive Oil Keeps the Effects of Air Pollution in Check, Evidence Suggests | News we like | Scoop.it
It's good news for people who live in areas where elevated air pollution levels are an issue.
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Les nouveaux trains français... trop larges pour les quais

Les nouveaux trains français... trop larges pour les quais | News we like | Scoop.it
Les nouveaux trains régionaux, plus larges que les précédents, vont nécessiter des travaux pour élargir 1.300 quais pour un coût de 50 millions d'euros, selon la SNCF et Réseau ferré de France (RFF), qui confirment une information du Canard Enchaîné.
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A GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video

Take a video of roller coaster ride. Then GIF it. Make a flipbook from your GIF. Record a video of that flipbook in action. Put it on Vine. Turn that into a GIF. And this is what you get!
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Bowie Reveals The Secret Origin Of Ziggy Stardust In This Great Cartoon

Bowie Reveals The Secret Origin Of Ziggy Stardust In This Great Cartoon | News we like | Scoop.it
The man responsible for the greatest scifi album of all time is Ziggy Stardust.
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