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The X-37B “Space Plane”: Still No Clear Mission, at a High Price | Union of Concerned Scientists - http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear...
"Because it is an Air Force project and details about it are classified, and because it does not have a clear mission compared to simpler systems, this project has generated confusion, speculation, and in some cases concern about its purpose. " - Skinner
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Biohackers And DIY Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation | Fast Company - http://www.fastcompany.com/3001309...
Stolen from the Round Table Podcast twitter feed. - Skinner
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The X-37B “Space Plane”: Still No Clear Mission, at a High Price | Union of Concerned Scientists - http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear...
"Because it is an Air Force project and details about it are classified, and because it does not have a clear mission compared to simpler systems, this project has generated confusion, speculation, and in some cases concern about its purpose. " - Skinner
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In S. Korea, the Republic of Samsung - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...
"You can use a Samsung credit card to buy a Samsung TV for the living room of your Samsung-made apartment on which you’ll watch the Samsung-owned pro baseball team. Samsung is South Korea’s greatest economic success, and, more recently, the subject of major controversy. Economists, owners of small- and medium-size businesses, and some politicians say Samsung no longer merely powers the country but overpowers it, wielding influence that nearly matches that of the government." - Skinner
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A Ponzi Scheme for Flappers - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2012...&
"What is clear is that the Shifters had no structure, no leader and no politics — other than an apparent sympathy with another nebulous group of convention-defying jazz-age women: the Flappers. (The Shifters were often classified as a subspecies of Flapper.) Central to the Shifters’ rapid growth was a pyramid scheme of enrollment and enrichment that was encapsulated by the Shifter motto, “Get something for nothing.” A Shifter would tempt a victim into joining, swear her to secrecy, make her pledge to “be a good fellow” and demand an initiation fee of anything from 5 cents to $6. The newly minted Shifter was then dismissed to find fresh victims and make good her investment." - Skinner
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Sanal Edmaruku charged after debunking crying Jesus statue | ksdk.com - http://www.ksdk.com/news...
"But rationalist and atheist Sanal Edamaruku investigated, and said it was actually sewage water percolating through the statue, because of a leaky water pipe. [...] Now he's being charged with blasphemy under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code" - Skinner
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WPI grad creates product to detect 'date-rape' drugs - http://www.necn.com/11...
"DrinkSavvy is developing a product that will identify odorless, colorless, and tasteless so-called "date-rape drugs" that are surreptitiously slipped in one's drink." (Via Hugh O'Donnell) - Skinner
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Sound bullets in water - http://phys.org/news...
Stolen from Ellis - Skinner
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London mapped with language | Neurobonkers | Big Think - http://bigthink.com/neurobo...
Idea: Cross reference with notes regarding Snow's ghost map. - Skinner
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'Terminator' arm is world's most advanced prosthetic limb - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
'Terminator' arm is world's most advanced prosthetic limb - YouTube
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bebionic3 myoelectric hand - Skinner
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Cleidocranial dysostosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Symptoms include: "Partly or completely missing collarbones. If the collarbones are completely missing or reduced to small vestiges, this allows hypermobility of the shoulders including ability to touch the shoulders together in front of the chest." - Skinner
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UNICAT® - going there is half the fun - http://www.unicat.net/en...
When you absolutely positively have to tour the zombie apocalypse. - Skinner
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'Devil's Toy Box'/ Giza Secrets - Shows - Coast to Coast AM - http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show...
Devil's toy box: Inward-facing mirrored box. - Skinner
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Möbius syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"Most people with Möbius syndrome are born with complete facial paralysis and cannot close their eyes or form facial expressions. [...] People with Möbius syndrome have normal intelligence, although their lack of facial expression is sometimes incorrectly taken to be due to dullness or unfriendliness." - Skinner
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Meet the Amazing Robots That Will Compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge - IEEE Spectrum - http://spectrum.ieee.org/automat...
A variety of concepts - Skinner
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Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles | Danger Room | Wired.com - http://www.wired.com/dangerr...
Robot Parkour - Skinner
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Flex LED - Invisible Mercedes - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
How to defeat drones, Step 2 - Skinner
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Gloria Ramirez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"[S]aw an oily sheen covering Ramirez's body, and some noticed a fruity, garlic-like odor that they thought was coming from her mouth. A registered nurse named Susan Kane attempted to draw blood from Ramirez's arm, and noticed an ammonia like smell coming from the tube. She passed the syringe to Julie Gorchynski, a medical resident who noticed manila-colored particles floating in the blood. At this point, Kane fainted and was removed from the room. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Gorchynski began to feel nauseated. Complaining that she was light-headed, she left the trauma room and sat at a nurse's desk. A staff member asked her if she was okay, but before she could respond she also fainted. Maureen Welch, a respiratory therapist who was assisting in the trauma room was the third to pass out. The staff was then ordered to evacuate all emergency room patients to the parking lot outside the hospital." - Skinner
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Egg freezing changing fertility treatments - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2012...
"She went online to a new website that sells frozen donor eggs flown in from other cities. She was pleased to find a much wider selection than with fresh eggs -- dozens of choices instead of one or two -- and for about $11,000 less." - Skinner
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"The world's first hands-free, self-supporting, independently controlled robotic walking device that enables a person with a mobility impairment to stand up and walk." - Skinner
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Logiciels & Robots: Wall-Ye - http://wall-ye.com/
A mean grape-vine-tending machine - Skinner
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World first: Robot “Obelix” moves through Freiburg autonomously | SICKinsight online - http://www.sickinsight-online.com/top-art...
Roaming robot - Skinner
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The Steam Man of the Prairies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Seek out. - Skinner
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Next (restaurant) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
"Rather than stick with one type of cuisine, Next completely changes its style every few months, focusing on a different time period and part of the world for each "season" of its menu." - Skinner
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SimplyScripts - Movie Scripts and Screenplays - http://www.simplyscripts.com/
"[L]inks to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies." - Skinner
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Researchers ponder what’s next in volcanic Yellowstone | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/science...
"But there is bad news. An examination of the shape and composition of crystals formed in previous eruptions indicate that the molten material experienced a rapid ascent to the surface, and didn't end up sitting in pools closer to the surface before being ejected. This suggests that a recharging of the deep magma reservoir could lead to relatively rapid eruptions, and there might not be any clear sign of the magma moving towards the surface from there that would tip us off to the coming eruptions." - Skinner
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Postcards from the Future - An FP Slide Show | Foreign Policy - http://www.foreignpolicy.com/article...
Welcome to the sprawl - Skinner
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Adolfo Constanzo — Spring Break — Crime Library on truTV.com - http://www.trutv.com/library...
Detectives entering a nearby shed found the cult's cast-iron kettle called a nganga brimming with blood, animal remains and 28 sticks—the "palos" of palo mayombe—which Constanzo's disciples said they used to communicate with spirits in the afterlife. Floating in the pot with spiders, scorpions and other items that could scarcely be identified, they found Mark Kilroy's brain. - Skinner
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R.A. Maguire Cover Art - About the Gallery - http://www.ramaguirecoverart.com/about_g...
Instant pulp inspiration - Skinner
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Airtrax Cobra - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Airtrax Cobra - YouTube
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Reinventing the wheel - Skinner
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