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Old 2014-02-16, 04:58   Link #2641
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South Korea develops the world first foldable battery (1:39)
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Old 2014-02-17, 08:26   Link #2642
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The myth of the eight-hour sleep

New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries

A new kind of battery stores energy in what researchers are calling “rechargeable fuel”—electrodes in liquid form. The result...theoretically allow an electric car to travel 500 miles on a charge, five times farther than most electric vehicles can now...

Hacking becomes a legitimate subject as businesses seek cyber specialists

Highly porous organic polymer shows promise as carbon dioxide (CO2) trap: Scientists have synthesized highly porous organic polymers to selectively capture CO2 from flue gas and natural gas

Scientists turn pain on and off with a beam of light in mice: "you can essentially turn on and off nerves causing pain at will"

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children: Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children—such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia—according to a new study

Scientists have found a way to efficiently convert CO2 in exhaust fumes into a myriad of useful materials used in car parts, food additives, etc... This could make removing CO2 from atmosphere more attractive.

Researchers have successfully sent and controlled nanorobots inside cells. The technology could one day be used "to treat cancer and other diseases by mechanically manipulating cells from the inside".

Light and heat boost memory capacity: Adding carbon gives iron–platinum nanocrystals the ideal optical properties for heat-assisted magnetic recording
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Old 2014-02-19, 23:03   Link #2643
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Turkish Internet controls ignite public anger
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1I1P920140219

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1I26B20140219

Lockheed tech lets U.S. Apache helicopter pilots aim in color
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1I14220140219
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Old 2014-02-20, 04:03   Link #2644
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Crocodiles can climb trees.

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Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets.

Researchers in the climbing study observed crocodiles in Australia, Africa and North America. The study documented crocodiles climbing as high as six feet off the ground. But Dinets said he received anecdotal reports from people who spend time around crocodiles of the reptiles climbing almost 30 feet.
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Must be terrifying to look up and suddenly see a big carnivorous reptile that looks like it might just pounce on you or something.
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Old 2014-02-22, 10:41   Link #2646
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Apple security flaw could allow hackers to beat encryption
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1L01Y20140222

Hookah is not harmless, experts say
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1K1VX20140221

Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1B22Q20140213
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Old 2014-02-22, 11:03   Link #2647
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22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever

To be fair, some of these old technologies are still being used today.
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Old 2014-02-22, 14:45   Link #2648
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22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever

To be fair, some of these old technologies are still being used today.
Yeah... the idea of "cigarettes" being obsolete is stupid. It's called an addiction for a reason, and it's not because people are addicted to having something hanging off their lips.

"Dedicated wrist watches" is also stupid. No one is going to buy into "smart watch" technology. Or at least, not enough to actually call it an industry. Watches will be a thing for a long time to come still. If nothing else, they'll be a status symbol that business folk wear.
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Old 2014-02-22, 15:11   Link #2649
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Yeah... the idea of "cigarettes" being obsolete is stupid. It's called an addiction for a reason, and it's not because people are addicted to having something hanging off their lips.

"Dedicated wrist watches" is also stupid. No one is going to buy into "smart watch" technology. Or at least, not enough to actually call it an industry. Watches will be a thing for a long time to come still. If nothing else, they'll be a status symbol that business folk wear.
Being a watch wearer myself (and a owner of a Casio F91W which has seen me through highschool, army and now university), a watch is not a status symbol for business folks; it is an attitude towards time.

We wear it because we believe in maximising each 24 hour we are given in our life (some people use smaller timestamps). It is a symbol of personal readiness towards the evil Murphy's law which seeks to vandalise our beautiful plans for the day.

And there will probably be no smart watches for people like us; be it those who see the big picture in analog timeframes, or the immaculately detailed who compare dates with the ticking seconds of a digital display. We are just that......weird.
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Old 2014-02-22, 17:00   Link #2650
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I have never liked wearing a digital wristwatch. I always use to play with the wristband in elementary school and though I could make it look like one of the ships in "Space Invaders" from Atari.

I have use for maybe a pocketwatch or a (non-digital) watch on a beltloop clip, but these days I just use my phone for telling the time.
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Old 2014-02-22, 19:07   Link #2651
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The thing about the wristwatch is that at one time they were seen as something for women. It's only when a pioneer aviator got a jeweller friend to make him a wristwatch because taking out a fob watch when flying an aeroplane was too much hassle, that wristwatches caught on.

I still feel kind of undressed without a watch, and find it much easier to tell the time by glancing at my wrist than faffing about with my phone.

Also, film is not a dead format. Ilford film makes a steady profit for their parent company Harman, they've even released a range of large format cameras. There's also Agfa, Rollei, Foma, Adox, Fuji, and there's still Kodak film.
Some people out there are still making daguerreotypes, and tintypes.
I've got a Kodak No.2 Brownie made in the 1920s, and you can still buy film for it. That's not a deceased format, io9!!!
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Old 2014-02-22, 19:23   Link #2652
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There are still people buying swords and hitting each other with them. It's just that that sort of thing became, well, niche.

But I don't really like that list either. The title's too pretentious. What's on it either hasn't disappeared, or wasn't ever thought as "lasting forever".
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Old 2014-02-22, 20:37   Link #2653
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Self-forming liquid metal just like a TERMINATOR emerges from China lab:

"Scientists in China say they have developed a way to manipulate liquid metal
substances into self-assembling shapes and forms.

The researchers, working out of Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of
Sciences, reckon that by applying an electric charge to liquid metal alloys, they could
control the behavior of substances and build simple shapes."

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02...e_step_closer/
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Old 2014-02-23, 08:03   Link #2654
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22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever

To be fair, some of these old technologies are still being used today.
Anyone who thinks media storage devices are done has to either be dreaming or the most goddamned lazy bum/ ADD ridden/ just plain jaded with zero sentimentality person on the planet....


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Old 2014-02-24, 08:44   Link #2655
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Exclusive: GE to spend another $10 billion on energy research by 2020
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Old 2014-02-25, 10:14   Link #2656
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Exclusive: Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1O0P920140225

India to block U.S. trade probes, ready for fight at WTO
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1O0MH20140225
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Old 2014-02-26, 06:09   Link #2657
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Hundreds of tiny satellites could soon deliver free internet worldwide

Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Egyptian armed forces announce breakthrough machines to diagnose and cure Hepatitis C and HIV infections

IBM says bye-bye to hardware and hello to the cloud

Stonehenge rock source identified however it raises further questions about how the stones were transported

Scientists used bacteria from baby poop to make sausages, which could transform savory meats into health foods much like probiotic yogurts: "We ate them, and they tasted very good."

New study supports Body Shape Index as predictor of mortality: Research supports the contention that the technique, known as A Body Shape Index (ABSI), is a more effective predictor of mortality than Body Mass Index (BMI), the most common measure used to define obesity

MIT Engineers Develop a Paper Strip That Can Detect Cancer In One Hour

Strawberries lower cholesterol, study suggests: A team of volunteers, who ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month, had their bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides reduced significantly at the end of this treatment, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists

The Network-Based Interpretation of Dreams: a research supported by DARPA

Researchers generate electron spin vortex state "skyrmion molecules"
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Old 2014-02-26, 06:16   Link #2658
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Strawberries are expensive. Chickpeas are a better bet and cheaper.
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Old 2014-02-26, 08:57   Link #2659
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Sun-dimming volcanoes partly explain global warming hiatus-study
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1M0W920140223

Rock around the clock: zircon crystal is oldest piece of Earth
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1M12A20140223
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Old 2014-02-26, 09:43   Link #2660
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China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists
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