Archive for November, 2015

Dolphin Encounter [video]

Cat Racing [video]

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Fake Black Friday Ads

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Shopping overload? Laugh at these fake Doorbusters from Obvious Plant.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Space Vehicle [video]

Explore Petra On StreetView

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Petra – Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

Explore Petra On StreetView HERE

Microsoft Windows Just Turned 30 – A Short History Of Everyone’s Favorite OS

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ZDnet published this short history of Windows – from its humble beginnings in 1985 to today.

ZDnet article HERE

Pigeons Can Be Trained To Read Medical Images

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ScienceDaily reported –

With some training and selective food reinforcement, pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast tissue, the researchers found. The pigeons were able to generalize what they had learned, so that when the researchers showed them a completely new set of normal and cancerous digitized slides, they correctly identified them.

Continue reading HERE.

Think Your Wardrobe Is Dated? – Try On These 3000 Year Old Pants

3000yo-pantsSciencenews reports –

Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.

Continue reading HERE.

i-Road – Toyota’s Strange Little Concept Vehicle

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Wired reported –

The i-Road is not a car. It’s a funky electric three-wheeled concept the automaker seems to think we’ll one day use to zip around cities burning nothing but rubber. It combines the advantages of a motorcycle (nimble, thrifty, easy to park) and of a car (enclosed, controls you’re used to, won’t topple) in a vehicle that is as fun to drive as it is weird to see.

Continue reading and watch a video HERE.

Canada and Denmark’s Battle Over Hans Island Continues

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According to WorldAtlas.com –

Canada and Denmark are known for their peaceful and democratic nature; one does not think of them as nations prone to sabre-rattling. Despite this, Canada and Denmark have been engaged in a territorial dispute for almost a century. At the centre of this dispute is a tiny outcropping known as Hans Island.

Continue reading HERE.

Cold Brew Coffee – The Hipster Way [video]

Meet The Coywolf – A New Species In North America

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According to TheEconomist –

Interbreeding between animal species usually leads to offspring less vigorous than either parent—if they survive at all. But the combination of wolf, coyote and dog DNA that resulted from this reproductive necessity generated an exception. The consequence has been booming numbers of an extraordinarily fit new animal (see picture) spreading through the eastern part of North America. Some call this creature the eastern coyote. Others, though, have dubbed it the “coywolf”. Whatever name it goes by, Roland Kays of North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, reckons it now numbers in the millions.

Continue reading HERE.

 


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