Category Archives: that’s cool

“..Skype’s real-time translator now available..”

  Microsoft-owned Skype has cleared the way for anyone to use a new feature – that translates video chats or instant messages in real time. Source: Skype’s real-time translator now available – Business – NZ Herald News

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“..The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades..”

The Vortex – a radical new way to generate wind energy – is a bladeless wind turbine that looks like a giant rolled joint – – shooting into the sky. Source: The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades | WIRED

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“..10 songs to play to children to teach them about ..” 

(ed:..there is some good stuff here – and nice to see the divinyls included – i must say..) Source: 10 songs to play to children to teach them about life | Laura Barton | Comment is free | The Guardian

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“..Could this be the world’s most efficient solar electricity system?..” 

Using military technology and a zero-emission engine invented by a 19th-century Scot – Swedish firm seeks to revolutionise solar energy production. Source: Could this be the world’s most efficient solar electricity system? | Environment | The Guardian

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“..Home of Bob Marley Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pot Tourists..” 

Jamaica is being smart and creative about its approach to drug reform. Source: Home of Bob Marley Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pot Tourists | Alternet

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“..Turning pea protein into fake fowl..” 

It looks like chicken and it tastes like chicken – but the ‘meat’ in this stir-fry comes from Canadian yellow peas – – and it could be in supermarket butchery aisles by July. Auckland businesswoman Shama Lee wants to change … Continue reading

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“..Alex and Hannahs flatbed house truck..”

cool old-school flatbed housetruck. Source: Alex and Hannahs flatbed house truck – Property – NZ Herald Pictures

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