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DARPA fights fire with sound and electricity

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DARPA scientists have figured out a way to put out fires with sound waves and electricity. But this breakthrough by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is intended for closed areas –  jet cockpits or ships — not your average Western wildfire. According to the July 12 post on the website: For example, a shipboard [...] [Read More]
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Shy Obamas finally comply on “Kiss Cam”

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By the Associated Press President Obama and the first lady were caught on the “Kiss Cam” during the Men’s USA Basketball vs. Brazil game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Monday night. The president received a loud cheer when he arrived, but like the U.S. players, he got off to a slow start. The [...] [Read More]
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Angry with ISP, man hacks servers, then shows up with ax

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We’ve all been there. We just didn’t grab an ax. A man in Australia, frustrated with his Internet service provider, hacked into its servers, deleting data, and then walked into its offices and threatened the owner with an ax. He pleaded guilty to all this today, the Herald Sun is reporting. A judge remanded Bryce [...] [Read More]
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Beyonce reads personal letter to Michelle Obama

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The mutual love between Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama was apparent back when Michelle told People magazine she wanted to trade places with the famous singer — and when Beyonce joined Michelle’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. Now, Beyonce professes her admiration for the First Lady from a personal letter she previously shared on her blog [...] [Read More]
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Target “coming out” with greeting cards in support of gay marriage

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Target is stocking its shelves with same sex marriage greeting cards. The Huffington Post  reports the cards feature phrases such as “Mr. & Mr.” and “Two very special women, one very special love.” Target has a checkered background when it comes to supporting gay rights. The store previously sold T-shirts with gay pride themes online only a month [...] [Read More]
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Drifting through San Francisco

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Watch pro Ken Block tear up the streets of San Francisco in a heavily modified, 650-hp Ford Focus. Filmed over four days earlier this year, he makes Steve McQueen look like a downright sissy. [Read More]
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Screamotron 3000 snaps a picture whenever you scream. For therapy

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  Scream Portraits by Billy Hunt from Billy Hunt on Vimeo. There is a new invention for the stressed out or angry individual: the Screamotron 3000. The device is a renovated karaoke boombox that snaps a picture when it hears you scream. Billy Hunt, a commercial photographer and the inventor of the unusual device says [...] [Read More]
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Amazing high-speed car crash in New Jersey

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New Jersey traffic cameras captured a dramatic crash after a car police say was speeding through an intersection, was struck by an oncoming vehicle and then went airborne. [Read More]
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