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12:00 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Space Nets Will Catch Space Junk In Space

Ravages via Flickr/Creative Commons

For my money, the space object with the coolest name of all is the Whipple Bumper. It protects the International Space Station against squeezing the Charmin, and against damage from space debris.

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12:00 am
Mon February 14, 2011

New Stable Fly Repellant Chases Bugs Away, Sends Cats Instead

Courtesy of Sonya Carlson

Cows and horses, you may finally have some relief from all those insects. A new report says a catnip oil-based repellant can keep 99 percent of bugs away... for three hours, at least. (The researchers are looking for a way to make the treatment last longer.)

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12:00 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Can Thsrs Give Us a Three Letter Word for Antidisestablishmentarianism?

In the Twitterverse it's not enough to find just the right word - with only 140 characters, you have to find just the right short word. As its name suggests, Thsrs is a site that'll help you swap out a word that's, um, protracted, with a shorter one.

And no, Thsrs doesn't give a three letter word for antidisestablishmentarianism, but I wouldn't hold that against it.  [Presurfer]

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12:00 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Here's What's Awesome!

Groupon – Well that didn’t go well. Groupon’s ads were apparently intended to poke fun at celebrities taking on causes, or something, but they came off as convoluted bordering on offensive and there was a huge backlash on Twitter. The goal here was to introduce Groupon to the mainstream, and unfortunately it’s not the best first impression they could have made.

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12:00 am
Mon January 31, 2011

This is an iPhone, What is Your Emergency?

EEKaWILL via Flickr/Creative Commons

If I've learned one thing in taking CPR classes, it's that time is everything in an emergency. The sooner you can start CPR or get help for someone, the better their chances of a happy ending.

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12:00 am
Fri January 28, 2011

It's a Ghost Ball!

This one in a million shot at the mini-putt course is pretty awesome. 

The running around and screaming after the shot? Not quite so much. [Have You Seen This?]

As always, we hope you'll sink a an awesome link or two into our comments

 

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12:00 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Hypnotic: Tiny Water Droplet Bouncing in Slow Motion

Ever seen a little bit of water sizzle around a hot pan? That's what's going on in this video, only at 3000 frames per second it looks more gorgeous than sizzly. Any slower and it would look like Rover, the nefarious weather balloon from TV's "The Prisoner."

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12:00 am
Tue January 18, 2011

What a Feeling, When We're Browsing the Web On the Ceiling

micah.e via FLickr/Creative Commons

Man, what in the world is happening down in St. Cloud, Minnesota? I don't have a clue! Let's check it out! 

Lionel Richie references aside, what's happening in St. Cloud is a test of a system in which LED ceiling lights provide wireless web access. Most current wireless systems use radio waves, so light waves aren't much of a stretch - the system flickers at a rate that's too fast for the human eye to notice, and the transfer speeds are comparable to DSL

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12:00 am
Mon January 17, 2011

Come On Baby, Don't Fear (Or Hear) The Dentist

susanaudrey via Flickr/Creative Commons

If ever there was a reason for noise-canceling headphones, dental drills might be it. A prototype dental-noise-canceling device piggybacks onto your MP3 player and headphones, blocking out the high-pitched drill and dental noises while letting the dentist's voice through.

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12:00 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Beanbags Hardly Touch the Ground, Walking on the Moon

David Roessli via Flickr/Creative Commons

Beanbag chairs on the moon? Not quite. But a group at McGill University is using the squishy seats as inspiration for a new kind of wheel for moon rovers

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12:00 am
Wed January 12, 2011

Not So Awesome!

Four trends to keep a nervous eye on in the new year.

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12:00 am
Tue January 11, 2011

That Guy Plays a Wicked Ice Horn

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12:00 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Double-Sided, Collated and Recycled

yum9me via Flickr/Creative Commons

Not every office can go completely paperless - so why not make each piece of paper go a little farther? The Eco Printer works like any other printer, except it uses ink that "disappears" after being run under a UV erasing system. And then you can print on that same sheet of paper again And again. And again.

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12:00 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Today is a Good Day to Fly

Today is a Good Day to FlyBy Brady Carlson on Friday, January 07, 2011

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