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“..Dogs allowed to travel in passengers’ laps on Aerolineas Argentinas flights..”

“..Argentine President Cristina Fernandez chose an unexpected theme for her year-end message to the country: – a change in policy at the state-run airline to allow passengers to carry their already notoriously-pampered lapdogs with them on flights..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..Smart pen patented by Apple..”

“..Apple has been granted a patent for a smart pen that could save what you write on a piece of paper – a whiteboard – – or even thin air and transmit it wirelessly to your phone or tablet…” (cont..) … Continue reading

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“..Monkey saves dying friend at Indian train station – video..”

“..A monkey at Kanpur train station in India saves the life of another monkey who had fallen unconscious on the tracks – – after being electrocuted by walking on wires above. The first monkey rubs – hits – and bites … Continue reading

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“..Muhammad Ali’s condition ‘vastly improved’ after mild case of pneumonia..”

(ed:..that is good news..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Muhammad Ali’s condition ‘vastly improved’ after mild case of pneumonia | Sport | The Guardian.

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“..Real Junk Food Project: The Leeds cafe that has fed 10,000 people, using 20 tonnes of unwanted food – and started a worldwide movement..”

“..The Real Junk Food Project feeds punters on goods that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets – independent grocers – and food banks..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Real Junk Food Project: The Leeds cafe that has fed 10,000 … Continue reading

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“..Skype’s live translation feature launches..”

“..Live spoken translation launches with Spanish and English- – and more than 40 written languages..” (cont..) (ed:..now that is pretty cool..the tower of babel gets dismantled..) go to source/story>>> Skype’s live translation feature launches – News – Gadgets and Tech … Continue reading

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“..Football: Auckland City FC’s $2.5m payday..”

“..The amateurs of Auckland City FC are in the money – after a second major upset at the Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco yesterday. The side’s 1-0 quarter-final defeat of African champions ES Setif of Algeria booked the men … Continue reading

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“..Dog brains process human speech in the same way we do..”

“..Sometimes it may seem like your dog doesn’t want to listen. But in our study however – we’ve found that they may understand more than they let on..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Dog brains process human speech in the same … Continue reading

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“..Thousands of International Space Station images used to create stunning timelapse film – video..”

(ed:..v.cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Thousands of International Space Station images used to create stunning timelapse film – video | Science | The Guardian.

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“..video of the Moon’s phases..”

“..A new visualisation from Nasa shows the phases and libration (oscillating motion) of the Moon – – in incredible detail..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This video of the Moon’s phases is also mesmerising.

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“..Young inventor’s intelligent expiry label could save tonnes in waste..”

“..Bump Mark ingeniously uses gelatine to indicate when food has gone off..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Young inventor’s intelligent expiry label could save tonnes in waste | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..The Strati: a 3D-printed electric car that could be built in 24 hours..”

“..Eventually 3D-printed cars could be designed with their local environment in mind – – such as extreme cold weather – or the desert..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Strati: a 3D-printed electric car that could be built in 24 hours … Continue reading

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“..Never lose a pet again..”

“..Langton and his team are about to launch Pod – a lightweight GPS tracker that can be attached to an animal’s collar – and synced to a mobile phone. The device enables pet owners to track their pet’s movements not … Continue reading

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“..New Startup Sets Out to Bring Google-Style AI to the Masses..”

“..Richard Socher carries a resume that would seem to make him rather attractive to the giants of the internet. He just finished a PhD at Stanford University – where he explored a form of artificial intelligence called ‘deep learning’ – … Continue reading

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“..E-scooter a commuter accessory..”

‘..It’s called the Citysurfer Concept – – and BMW have created it to fold into the luggage area of the Mini – – or any other car for that matter..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> E-scooter a commuter accessory | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Nature makes all articles free to view..”

“..Nature will make its articles back to 1869 free to share to be read online – – but not to be printed or downloaded..” (cont..) ..(ed:..now that is very cool..eh..? ..and let’s hope it is the beginnings of an open-source … Continue reading

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“..The innovators: the rubber piano playing a different groove..”

“..Roland Lamb’s touch sensitive instrument allows the musician to manipulate pitch – timbre and volume – – through the fingertips..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The innovators: the rubber piano playing a different groove | Business | The Guardian.

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“..The Quadrofoil Hopes To Be The Boat Of The Future..”

“..If Teslas are the cars of the future – – the Quadrofoil hopes to be the boat of the future..” (cont..) (ed:..it’s pretty cool..i want one..!..) go to source/story>> The Quadrofoil Hopes To Be The Boat Of The Future.

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“..Finally – a Fair Trade Smartphone..”

“..A fair trade smartphone option will put pressure on the entire electronics industry to clean up its act..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Finally, a Fair Trade Smartphone – Science and Technology – Utne Reader.

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“..Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries..”

“..Recently discovered wonder-material could have major new applications..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries – Science – News – The Independent.

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“..Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot – That Can Teach Kids to Code..”

“..a low-cost robot called AERobot – – specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED.

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“..This Smartphone Case Prints Your Photos Instantly..”

“..The startup Prynt is developing a smartphone app and case – that works as a printer – – to print pictures straight from a phone..” (cont..) (ed:..now that’s a winner of an idea..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> This Smartphone Case Prints … Continue reading

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“..What We Do in the Shadows review – best comedy of the year..”

(ed:..it gets five stars..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Do in the Shadows review | Film | The Guardian.

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“..Amnesty launches Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on phones and PCs..”

“..Human rights group says software represents ‘a strike back against governments’ – – over covert surveillance..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amnesty launches Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on phones and PCs | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster – ‘Skyscraper’..”

(ed:..this is pretty out-there/cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster ‘Skyscraper’.

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“..The Culture We Love This Month – From Tarot Decks to Serial..”

“..Whatever it is – if it’s in here – – it’s because we love it..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Culture We Love This Month, From Tarot Decks to Serial | WIRED.

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“..How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda – and won..”

“..Californian city known for its liberal causes defeated powerful opposition over its campaign..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda and won | US news | The Guardian.

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jubilation gospel choir are doing a gig in ponsonby on sat. 22nd november…(and they come highly recommended..)

“..It’s November already and we realised that we couldn’t possibly let 2014 pass without a final sing at “home”.. ..the Unitarian Church in Ponsonby where we meet each and every Tuesday night. SO on Saturday the 22nd of November we’d … Continue reading

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“..12 weeks to fit in South Auckland: The results..”

“..Three months of sweat and tears has finally ended in a spectacular fashion – – for a group of 50 South Auckland women determined to lose weight and get healthy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 12 weeks to fit in South … Continue reading

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“..Kiwi tech firms Open Source winners..”

“..The Kiwi makers of a low-cost 3-D printer – – and a website that helps people make Official Information Act requests – – won gongs at the Open Source awards in Wellington. Auckland companies Diamond Age and Mindkits won the … Continue reading

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“..Baboons And Horses Are Just One Happy And Kinda Strange Family..”

(ed:..this vid will give you both belly-laughs… ..and an extremely wide-grin.. ..and a serious spurt/squirt of feel-good.. ..this much i guarantee..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Baboons And Horses Are Just One Happy And Kinda Strange Family.

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“..Francoi”..Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH..”

(..ed:..this is way-cool..!..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Francois Gissy’s Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH.

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“..Defeating Big Soda’s Big Bucks: Berkeley Voters Pass the Nation’s First Soda Tax..”

“..Berkeley’s success proves that communities can be victorious – – through effective organizing..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Defeating Big Soda’s Big Bucks: Berkeley Voters Pass the Nation’s First Soda Tax | Alternet.

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“..Flying car approaches liftoff – as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled..” (video..)

“..Creators say AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster 3.0 could become regular mode of transport for commuters..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..$2m helps put babies into pods..”

“..Sir Ray Avery’s revolutionary baby incubator has been designed with the best of Kiwi ingenuity – the Auckland scientist and inventor says. His charity Medicine Mondiale has started a $2 million global fundraising appeal – – to get the Life … Continue reading

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“..9 Tech Innovators Under 21 – Who Are Changing The World..”

“..young innovators are blowing our minds – – by turning their big ideas into realities..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Tech Innovators Under 21 Who Are Changing The World.

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“..Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures..”

“..dazzling images of the sky – – ranging from within our solar system – – to far into deep space..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures | Science | The Guardian.

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“..Why Small – White-Walled – Minimally Decorated Homes Roc..”

“..The little white-walled dark-floored studio is only 376 sq ft – – but feels way bigger..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Small, White-Walled, Minimally Decorated Homes Roc | “Global Possibilities”.

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“..Dolphin sleeps with hapless snorkler..”

“..’This ain’t no Sea World’ – drawls an US army vet to my right – as we both begin nervously backpaddling. Observing our sly retreat – the marine biologist we hired to put us in this increasingly nerve-wracking position urges … Continue reading

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“..’3D-printed’ WikiHouse 4.0: £50,000 house you can download from the internet..”

“..Modern take on traditional prefab housing – – may be the answer to housing crisis..” (cont..) go to source/story>> ‘3D-printed’ WikiHouse 4.0: £50,000 house you can download from the internet – New Articles – The Independent.

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