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There is a lizard sex satellite floating in space and Russia no longer has it under control

There is a lizard sex satellite floating in space and Russia no longer has it under control | What if... | Scoop.it
The lusty geckos will have plenty of time alone.
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"Space lizards, out of control"

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Qualcomm MARE (Multicore Asynchronous Runtime Environment), Making Multicore Programming Easier [VIDEO]

Qualcomm MARE (Multicore Asynchronous Runtime Environment), Making Multicore Programming Easier [VIDEO] | What if... | Scoop.it
Multiple cores can help an app run incredibly fast, however the app has to be written to take advantage of more than one core—and most apps today aren’t written that way...
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Study: Smart Robots Are Coming For (Some Of) Our Jobs

Study: Smart Robots Are Coming For (Some Of) Our Jobs | What if... | Scoop.it
An incisive new study from Pew Internet Research takes a look at how robots and artificial intelligence will shape our future.
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Don't Want Drones In Your Space? Johnny Dronehunter Will Shoot Them Down For You

ThisA Utah company is marketing its shotgun silencer through a fictional metalhead who shoots down drones for a living.

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This is amurican. We don't condone drones. 

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Could California's Drought Last 200 Years?

Could California's Drought Last 200 Years? | What if... | Scoop.it
Ocean temperatures, wind, and the weather pattern in the Pacific have contributed to the drought.
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The Science Of Cool

The Science Of Cool | What if... | Scoop.it
What makes one consumer design cool and not another?
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Too much coolness can be uncool.
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Could FanBridge's Channel Pages 'Collaboration Engine' Make YouTube's Ad Products Obsolete?

Could FanBridge's Channel Pages 'Collaboration Engine' Make YouTube's Ad Products Obsolete? | What if... | Scoop.it
FanBridge's new Channel Pages "Collaboration Engine" is going after Youtube ad products.
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If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn?

If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn? | What if... | Scoop.it
Those who study robots and their impact on life foresee a day not too far off when many jobs now held by people will be automated. So, what should students be learning now to stay relevant?

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If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? - Issue 14: Mutation - Nautilus

If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? - Issue 14: Mutation - Nautilus | What if... | Scoop.it
In less than five milliseconds, a Hydromantes salamander can launch its tongue—including the muscles, cartilage, and part of its…
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What Happens When You Quit Caring About Money

What Happens When You Quit Caring About Money | What if... | Scoop.it
Everyone needs money. We need it to buy food, clothing, shelter, transportation, get medical care and everything else we need to live. That makes it hard to not make money the No. 1 thing in life....
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How One Generation Was Single-Handedly Able To Kill The Music Industry

How One Generation Was Single-Handedly Able To Kill The Music Industry | What if... | Scoop.it
The old music industry is dead. We’re standing in the ruins of a business built on private jets, Cristal, $18 CDs and million-dollar recording budgets.
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It's Not Me It's You: Why So Many Artists Want to Break-Up with Major Labels | NOISEY

It's Not Me It's You: Why So Many Artists Want to Break-Up with Major Labels | NOISEY | What if... | Scoop.it
Artists used to sign with an indie if they wanted to be cool and a major if they wanted to make money—but that's changing.
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Journos React to News of a Filtered Twitter - 10,000 Words

Journos React to News of a Filtered Twitter - 10,000 Words | What if... | Scoop.it
Journos React to News of a Filtered Twitter
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves | What if... | Scoop.it
"The things we want are transformative, and we don’t know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation... Never
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"When everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss"

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Forget Coffee, A 7AM Rave May Just Be The Best Way To Start Your Day (Video)

Forget Coffee, A 7AM Rave May Just Be The Best Way To Start Your Day (Video) | What if... | Scoop.it
There's a new dance party craze taking New York City night clubs by storm, and it all happens before your 8 am coffee.
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We need one of these on the west coast :)

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I’m feeling lucky: Can algorithms better engineer serendipity in research — or in journalism?

I’m feeling lucky: Can algorithms better engineer serendipity in research — or in journalism? | What if... | Scoop.it
Some historical collections are aiming to enable serendipitous content discovery, peering beyond the current limitations of search to capture happy accidents.
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How is controlled randomness different from randomness. Is it just that fact that we are doing the controlling in a lab and not the universe?

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The Notorious MSG's Unlikely Formula For Success

The Notorious MSG's Unlikely Formula For Success | What if... | Scoop.it
The "umami" craze has turned a much-maligned and misunderstood food additive into an object of obsession for the world's most innovative chefs. But secret ingredient monosodium glutam...
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Haunting Surreal Photographs from the 60s Inspired by Children's Nightmares

Haunting Surreal Photographs from the 60s Inspired by Children's Nightmares | What if... | Scoop.it
Noted American photographer Arthur Tress is known for his strangely posed and articulated surrealist work. Born in November of 1940, he was merely in his t
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FOLD wants to keep you from tumbling down link rabbit holes

FOLD wants to keep you from tumbling down link rabbit holes | What if... | Scoop.it
Two MIT Media Labbers are developing a "context curation platform" that aims to explain what you need to know without taking you out of the reading experience.
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The SLOW University - work, time and well-being

The SLOW University - work, time and well-being | What if... | Scoop.it
Maggie O’Neill, Durham University Dialogues within and outwith the Higher Education sector are converging  around  the need for a socio-cultural shift towards slowing down the pace of work, life an...

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Mike Gogulski Might Be the First Case of Successful Voluntary Statelessness | VICE United States

Mike Gogulski Might Be the First Case of Successful Voluntary Statelessness | VICE United States | What if... | Scoop.it
In late 2008, Mike Gogulski walked into the US embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia, and renounced his citizenship; later he burned his passport in defiance. He is, in all likelihood, the only person alive…
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We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise | What if... | Scoop.it
NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds...
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How To Create A Culture of Innovation

How To Create A Culture of Innovation | What if... | Scoop.it
An innovative culture begins with accepting that the world really has changed and being open to more changes to come.
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