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Robotic worm could explore inside damaged buildings

Robotic worm could explore inside damaged buildings | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Engineers are building a search-and-rescue robotic worm that they hope will be able to navigate through irregular gaps and holes in damaged buildings.
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You Can Get a New Penis Made from Your Thigh if You Misplace Yours

You Can Get a New Penis Made from Your Thigh if You Misplace Yours | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
It's the singular thought that's been on every man's mind for the past few days: What if it was me? What would happen if my wife cut my penis off and threw it away?
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Google: 6 billion installed apps on Android

Google: 6 billion installed apps on Android | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
During Google's second quarter earnings call yesterday, the company announced it has now seen 6 billion apps installed on Android.
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Full Moon Tonight Has Many Names

Read 'Full Moon Tonight Has Many Names' on Yahoo! News. The full moon of July occurs tonight, and while there's only one moon around Earth, it goes by a veritable crowd of names.
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Amazing maps show Twitter and Flickr activity around the world

Amazing maps show Twitter and Flickr activity around the world | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Amazing maps show Twitter and Flickr activity around the world.
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New Pit Viper Found—One of World's Smallest

New Pit Viper Found—One of World's Smallest | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Dubbed a "surprise gift" by scientists, a new snake species found in China is one of the littlest pit vipers in the world.
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Ten Technology Trends That Will Change the World in Ten Years

Ten in TenTen Technology Trends thatWill Change the World in Ten YearsDave EvansCisco’s Chief Futurist and Chief Technologist for CiscoInternet Business Solut...
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Facebook for Every Phone Aims to Bring Facebook To the Entire World

Facebook for Every Phone Aims to Bring Facebook To the Entire World | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Facebook unveiled a new mobile application yesterday called Facebook for Every Phone designed to bring the social platform to every corner of the globe.
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Astronauts saluted by Elton 'Rocket Man' John

Astronauts saluted by Elton 'Rocket Man' John | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The astronauts making NASA's last space shuttle flight received best wishes Wednesday from the original "Rocket Man," Elton John.
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Harry Potter and the Invisibility Cloak: Part 2. Hidden in time

Harry Potter and the Invisibility Cloak: Part 2. Hidden in time | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Scientists have demonstrated an upgrade of the invisibility cloak.
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Case Closed for Dino Killer?

Case Closed for Dino Killer? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
What happened to the dinosaurs? For more than 100 million years, they ruled the world. Then, suddenly—poof—about 65 million years ago, they were gone. At least that's the way it looks to most scientists, who blame an asteroid hitting Earth for the ancient beasts' dramatic demise. Some researchers are still skeptical about the asteroid hypothesis, but a new fossil discovery in Montana may lend it new impact.
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Triceratops Was Last Dinosaur Standing

Triceratops Was Last Dinosaur Standing | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The 65 million-year-old find suggests a meteor may have wiped out the dinosaurs in a sudden catastrophic event.
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President Obama Reveals Astronauts' Secret Souvenir on Final Shuttle Mission

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President Barack Obama spoke with the astronauts flying NASA's final shuttle mission Friday and revealed a secret payload flying on shuttle Atlantis. The last shuttle crew is carrying an American flag that flew on the first shuttle mission in 1981.
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Sesame Street's Elmo Talks Future with SPACE.com

Sesame Street's Elmo Talks Future with SPACE.com | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
SPACE.com's Tariq Malik and Elmo converse about living in space, shuttle launches, and NASA's asteroid bound future.
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Dark-energy fingerprints found in ancient radiation

The finding bolsters the case for dark energy's existence and could also help to solve other cosmic mysteries...
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Scientists Now Can Predict Miscarriages

Scientists Now Can Predict Miscarriages | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
British researchers have come up with a preliminary index to predict which pregnancies will end in miscarriage, with 94 percent accuracy rate. It requires no equipment and can help doctors inexpensively focus resources on high-risk pregnancies.
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Climate change could kill one in 10 species by end of the century

Climate change is speeding up the rate at which animals and plants are becoming extinct. By the end of the century, one in 10 species could be on the verge of extinction because of the effects of global warming, a study has found.
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Bold new approach to wind 'farm' design may provide efficiency gains

Bold new approach to wind 'farm' design may provide efficiency gains | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom suggests that because we're approaching the theoretical limit on individual wind turbine efficiency, wind energy is now a mature technology.
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When well-known flu strains 'hook up' dangerous progeny can result

When well-known flu strains 'hook up' dangerous progeny can result | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A new University of Maryland-led study finds that 'sex' between the virus responsible for the 2009 flu pandemic (H1N1) and a common type of avian flu virus (H9N2) can produce offspring -- new combined flu viruses -- with the potential for creating...
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Advice to drink 8 glasses of water a day 'nonsense,' argues doctor

The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration 'is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense,' argues GP, Margaret McCartney in this week's BMJ.
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MIT Researchers Print Photovoltaic Cells on Paper

MIT Researchers Print Photovoltaic Cells on Paper | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Technology developed by MIT researchers allows an inexpensive and simple solar cell to be printed using an inkjet printer. The solar cell is formed from special “inks” deposited on the paper and can even be folded and unfolded.
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How Leica Lenses are made

Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect.
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