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    Sci/Tech NASA plans mission to capture asteroids using a big space bag

    NASA released new details on its proposed mission to divert a local asteroid into an accessible orbit today. The plan relies on a combination of already-launched proven hardware and some of the cutting edge technology still in development. The first step — picking and choosing a potential target...
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    New CryEngine drops number for fourth iteration, shows appropriately spangly video

    “We have revolutionised many parts of the engine: we have overhauled our entire lighting system, built movie quality character rendering and animation solutions, vastly improved the speed and effectiveness of our Sandbox editor, and even our rendering has changed with tessellation, pixel...
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    Star Citizen’s first playable module arrives with backers next week

    Star Citizen backers are going to get their first taste of the game next week. Not that they’ll be chomping on a large slice of galactic adventure, or even chewing a section of slowly roasted ship combat. Instead, they’ll get to nibble tenderly at the hangar module – the first amuse-bouche that...
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    Battlefield 3 trailer takes a scenic tour of Armoured Kill’s Alborz Mountain map

    DICE are promising to push the Frostbite 2 engine further than ever with September’s DLC pack, Armoured Kill. The maps added by the update will be some of the biggest Battlefield battlefields we’ve ever seen, and it looks as though could turn out to be the prettiest, too. A post on the...
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    Astonishing 'whip' half a million miles long spotted on solar surface

    Nasa today released stunning video showing a 500,000 mile long 'solar whip' on the surface of the sun - and say radiation from it is headed for eath. Captured by from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), it shows a very long, whip-like solar filament extending over half a million miles in...
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    Flask-SQLAlchemy - First unwatched episode from series sorted by last watched

    Hey, I posted a question on stackoverflow.com. But no one seems to know solution, so I try to post it here, might be someone who can help. :) All details and working sample code on...
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    Shear joy! The Austrian alpacas given retro hairstyles at their annual shave

    The annual alpaca shearing is a ritual on the Austrian farm of Alpaca-Land. But this year, the furry animals were given a surprise, with a funky range of retro haircuts. Alpacas are native to South America, but in certain climates they require a springtime shave to keep them comfortable and...
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    Sci/Tech Get money for your crappy old phones

    Brush off those dusty old electronics and broken phones sitting in a drawer. EcoATM has raised $17 million for its electronics recycling “ATM” kiosks, which give you money for handing over old phones, MP3 players, and even laptops. “They’ve got a great business model, [with the] idea of...
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    World New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life

    A tiny microorganism found in Norwegian lake sludge may be related to the very oldest life forms on this planet, a possible modern cousin of our earliest common ancestor. It is not a fungus, alga, parasite, plant or animal, yet it has features associated with other kingdoms of life. It could be...
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    Sci/Tech Honda Car Warns You If Your Driving Style Is Likely to Cause Traffic Jams

    While we wait for our self-driving cars of the future to autonomously deliver us from gridlock forever, Honda is working to help human drivers reduce traffic in realtime by analyzing the driving patterns of individual vehicles and determine if each one is likely to cause a traffic jam. By...
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    Sci/Tech Video: MIT Engineers Design Fog-Free, Water-Repellent, Anti-Glare Glass

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8he2oKAR8IE A new type of nano-structured glass can bounce water and dirt off its surface, cleaning itself and preventing fogging, according to MIT researchers. It eliminates glare, too, allowing light to penetrate with pure clarity. It could be used for...
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    World Mein Kampf: Bavaria plans first German publication since WWII

    The German state of Bavaria is preparing to publish Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf, in 2015, before the book's copyright expires. The book is not banned by law in Germany, but Bavaria has used ownership of the copyright to prevent publication of German editions since 1945. Copyright...
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    Intel launches Ivy Bridge with 37 percent faster processing

    The long-awaited next generation of Intel processors has arrived. Intel announced its 22 nanometer processors, coded-named Ivy Bridge, at a press conference Monday. We all knew Ivy Bridge would be fast, but these new processors are about 20 percent faster than Intel’s previous offerings...
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    Sci/Tech Apple’s enormous Q2 earnings by the numbers: 35.1M iPhones sold, $11.6B profit

    Apple had another humongous quarter in Q2 buoyed by the sale of the new iPad, with results that once again beat high Wall Street expectations. Apple earned a record profit of $11.6 billion on revenue of $39.2 billion and sold 11.8 million iPads. The company followed an already strong Q1, which...
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    Sci/Tech Changing The Teeth On The World’s Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine

    Next year, workers will start digging a 1.7-mile tunnel underneath downtown Seattle using the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine. The 57.5-foot-diameter, $80-million drill, which is currently under construction for the State Route 99 project, has about 600 cutting tools—steel bits and...
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    Sci/Tech Doors Unlock With Keyed Vibrations Sent From Your Smartphone Through Your Bones

    It gives the term skeleton key a whole new meaning: a prototype system from AT&T Labs that beams a unique vibration through a user’s bones to be picked up by a receiver in a door handle, automatically unlocking the door at the touch of the handle. Using piezoelectric transducers, the system...
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