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Planet made of diamond

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The discovery of a small, fast-spinning star known as a pulsar has led to astronomers to detect a companion planet, likely made of diamond.

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The Pocket Survival Kit Can Signal for Help and Light a Fire, Is Still Small Enough to Fit Anywhere

The Pocket Survival Kit Can Signal for Help and Light a Fire, Is Still Small Enough to Fit Anywhere | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
You never know when you'll need a survival kit, or at least the ability to light a fire or signal for help.
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Maintain Focus on Your Goals by Treating Your Life Like a Diet

Maintain Focus on Your Goals by Treating Your Life Like a Diet | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
When trying to lose weight or get healthier, most people clear out the junk food and sugar. The Harvard Business Review suggests treating the rest of your life like this—restructure your environment to focus on your most important priorities.
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Ditch Cable TV This Weekend (and Keep Watching Your Shows)

Ditch Cable TV This Weekend (and Keep Watching Your Shows) | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Cable TV is insanely expensive, and with all the cheap video services out there, it's easy to cut the cord without losing your favorite shows. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for Hulu, Netflix, and other alternative TV sources.
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DeskSMS for iPhone Lets You Respond to Texts via GChat or Your Favorite IM Client

DeskSMS for iPhone Lets You Respond to Texts via GChat or Your Favorite IM Client | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
iPhone (Jailbroken): If you hate responding to texts on your phone and would prefer to do it on the desktop, DeskSMS will let you answer your messages via any IM client that supports Google Chat (or you can just use GChat in your browser).
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The Birth of the iRestaurant

The Birth of the iRestaurant | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Running a restaurant has never been easier, thanks to the iPad. De Santos is the first in New York to run its restaurant completely off Apple's tablets.
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How to make solar power 24/7 - MIT News Office

How to make solar power 24/7 - MIT News Office | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
MIT team designs concentrated solar thermal system that could store heat in vats of molten salts, supplying constant power.
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How to Hack Your Wii for Homebrew in Five Minutes

How to Hack Your Wii for Homebrew in Five Minutes | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Hacking your Wii hasn't been difficult, but it has required a somewhat detailed process. Now we have LetterBomb, which is an incredibly simple way to hack your Wii.
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SDCC2011: "Batman: Year One" Roundtable Interviews- Animation News Discussion Cartoon Community - toonzone news

Animation news and discussion. toonzone provides news, information and community to animation enthusiasts. Founded in August 1998.
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Hack Your Wii for Homebrew without Twilight Princess

Bummed because you've got a new Wii and the Twilight Princess hack won't work on it? Have an older Wii but you don't want to buy Twilight Princess just to install Homebrew?
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Top 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Gear (Without Spending Extra Money)

Top 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Gear (Without Spending Extra Money) | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
The life of a tech junkie is expensive, but you don't always need to spend tons of money to get tons of features. Here are some of our favorite ways to add extra features to your tech without paying an arm and a leg.
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This is how Holland makes their roads

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I am not sure about you, but I didn’t know that you can lay a block-stone road like this. The speed is 2 meters per minute. Bravo, Tiger-Stone (the company which makes the machines).
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Specs that see right through you - tech - 05 July 2011 - New Scientist

Specs that see right through you - tech - 05 July 2011 - New Scientist | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Boring conversation? Accessories that decipher emotional cues could save your social life – or reveal that you're a jerk.
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Heliostat Projects - CerebralMeltdown.com

This page contains an assortment of heliostat projects for the DIYer along with programs for controlling one.
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10 Money Saving Tips for a Million Dollar Neighbourhood | Squawkfox

I shared ten money saving tips on the reality TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood.
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The Ultimate Start to Finish Guide to Your XBMC Media Center

XBMC is a fantastic and free cross-platform media center application we're nuts for.
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FastCustomer Skips Waiting on Hold, Connects You to a Real Person in One Tap

Android/iPhone: If you're tired of waiting forever on the phone with customer service, free app FastCustomer helps you skip the wait on hold and only rings your phone when an actual human being is on the line.
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Memory contaminates perception

Memory contaminates perception | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: Imagery retained in the mind's eye can influence visual perception, according to a new study (RT @itecursos: Memory contaminates perception http://t.co/9IZVuZf...)...
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Power Up with Knowledge - Hack a Day

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The LM317 is a favorite for many people who want quick, cheap, reliable and ajustable power. It only takes a few parts to set up and it does its job rather well. Sometimes though, you just need a power supply.
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Folding Key Chain

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I was browsing around on�instructable's and came across�reconscious�Friendly Folding Keychain�http://www.instructables.com/id/Friendly-Folding-Keychai...
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The Week in iPad Cases: Marching on | Accessories | iOS Central | Macworld

The iPad 2 has been on the market for a while now, but the flood of new cases hasn't stopped. Which is good for us, and you, because it means yet another iPad case roundup.
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Repurpose and Upgrade Your Old Technology This Weekend

Shiny new things tend to take the spotlight, leaving your favorite old tech in a corner collecting dust. If you don't want to (or can't) sell them, it's time to repurpose and upgrade.
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How To Fix the Five Most Common iPhone Injuries

How To Fix the Five Most Common iPhone Injuries | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
iPhones aren't built to last forever, but that doesn't mean you should let a cracked display or dead battery finish your handset. Here are detailed instructions for five of the most common iPhone 4 repairs—courtesy of our buds at iFixit.
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JailbreakMe 3.0 Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 4.3.3 Using Mobile Safari – iPhone Hacks

JailbreakMe 3.0 Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 4.3.3 Using Mobile Safari – iPhone Hacks | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
JailbreakMe 3.0 Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 4.3.3 Using Mobile Safari... --- WOO HOO, BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR THE IPAD 2!!!!
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