Text Alerts


I used to be a weather idiot. When it was going to rain, I usually found out by getting wet or by seeing everyone else holding an umbrella or rain coat on public transportation. I wanted something that informed me when it was going to rain (but not something that I had to look for). I wondered if there was a text message alert system for when it rained…

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Ancient Rock Art In Western Australia Maintains Its Vivid Colors Because It Is Alive


(Scale bar = 1mm. Rectangle left shows approximate location of digital micrograph illustrated right).
‘Cherry’ figure. Note that red organisms predominate, but black fungus is also present.

While some rock art fades in hundreds of years, the “Bradshaw art” remains colourful after at least 40,000 years.

Jack Pettigrew of the University of Queensland in Australia has shown that the paintings have been colonized by colorful bacteria and fungi.

These “biofilms” may explain previous difficulties in dating such rock art…

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Scientists Find Evidence For ‘Chronesthesia,’ or Mental Time Travel

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Is your brain aware of more than the time right now?

Researchers have found evidence for “chronesthesia,” which is the brain’s ability to be aware of the past and future, and to mentally travel in subjective time. They found that activity in different brain regions is related to chronesthetic states when a person thinks about the same content during the past, present, or future…

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A Step Closer to a Simple Blood Test That Can Detect Cancer

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Blood test will be able to detect one cancer cell among a billion healthy cells.

A blood test so sensitive it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving a step closer to being available at your doctor’s office, with potentially revolutionary medical implications.


Smartphones Are Thriving in Prisons Despite Being Banned


Cellphones thriving in prisons.

 At a Georgia state prison, a counterfeiter  ticks off the remaining days of his three-year sentence on his Facebook page. He has 91 digital “friends.” Like many of his fellow inmates, he plays the online games FarmVille and Street Wars.


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All Plane Flights in the World in a Day


This one is quite neat. Here’s a YouTube clip showing all of the air traffic in the world in a single day, condensed to a little over a minute:

The yellow dots are airplanes in the sky during a 24 hour period. Stay with the picture. You will see the light of the day moving from the east to the west, as the Earth spins on its axis…

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Netflix Buttons Coming to a TV Remote Near You


BANG! Straight to Netflix.

Just ahead of CES, Netflix has announced that consumers will soon be able to access Netflix content on supported consumer electronics devices, directly from a button on their remote controls.

Netflix has partnered with several consumer electronics leaders to bring a Netflix-branded button to the remote controls for televisions,Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes that support theNetflix Watch InstantlyNetflix Watch Instantly streaming service…

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6 of the Most Dangerous, Health Hazard Foods of 2010


Our nation’s trust in overall food safety this past year has definitely been called into question due to a number of shameful recalls and frightening published studies. It seems the days of completely depending on the federal government to confirm the safety of the foods we eat are gone.

With the mass production of foods, when a recall happens, its repercussions are felt far and wide. Looking back to this year, we’ve seen a number of industries nose dive as a result of epidemic food safety problems. Here are some of the most dangerous foods of 2010:

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Apple Is Now Worth More Than $300 Billion


Did you invest in Apple by buying an iProduct?

Apple has surpassed $300 billion in market capitalization, achieving a distinction shared currently by only one other company in the world.

By Monday at 12:10 p.m. ET, the price of Apple Inc. shares has risen by more than seven points to 329.75, giving the company an approximate market capitalization of $302.47 billion…

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