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“..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
“..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
“..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
(ed:..that is good news..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Muhammad Ali’s condition ‘vastly improved’ after mild case of pneumonia | Sport | The Guardian.
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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
“..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
“..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
‘..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.
“..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
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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
(ed:..it gets five stars..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Do in the Shadows review | Film | The Guardian.
“..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.
(ed:..this is pretty out-there/cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster ‘Skyscraper’.
“..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.
“..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.
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
“..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
“..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
(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.
(..ed:..this is way-cool..!..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Francois Gissy’s Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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
“..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.
“..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.
“..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”.
“..’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
“..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.