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“..NASA releases ‘Global Selfie’..”

(..ed:..this is very cool.. ..in fact..it is very very cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> NASA releases ‘Global Selfie’ – Boing Boing.

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“..Super cool 1961 catalog of miniature models..”

“..Incredibly neat models of vehicles and other stuff – - are offered in this attractive Topping Inc. – - ‘sales miniatures’ catalog..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Super cool 1961 catalog of miniature models – Boing Boing.

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“..A Seductively Retro E-Bike – Yours for $5,000..”

(ed:..this is one very/seriously cool bike..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Seductively Retro E-Bike, Yours for $5,000 | Gadget Lab | WIRED.

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“..This just might be the most inspiring, riveting and definitive roadmap for clean energy independence..” (video..)

“..Solar Freakin’ Roadways..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Solar Freakin’ Roadways Electrify Clean Energy Generation (Video) | Jeff Biggers.

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“..Leonard Cohen : Anthem..”  (live..) (ed:..a highly-recommeded-watch..)

“..There is a crack in everything – That’s how the light gets in..” (cont..) (ed:..if you know anyone who likes mr cohen..send them this one.. ..they will say thank you/be grateful..) go to source/story>>>  Leonard Cohen : Anthem   : Information … Continue reading

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“..These Mind-Bending Photos Show The Reach Of The Human Imagination..” 

“..Photo wizard Erik Johansson reveals the secrets behind his mind-bending images – - which use retouching to blend real photos into imagined scenes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WATCH: These Mind-Bending Photos Show The Reach Of The Human Imagination | TEDTalks.

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“..Climate Group Backed By Billionaire Progressive Donor – Goes To Koch Brothers’ Turf..”

“..A political action committee backed by the billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer – - has made reservations for a new round of TV ads in both Washington D.C. – and Wichita Kansas – - where Koch Industries Inc. is … Continue reading

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“..Man drives 40,000 miles a year saving dogs from ‘kill shelters’..”

“..For the past ten years Greg Mahle has driven 40,000 miles a year – - rescuing dogs from overpopulated ‘high volume kill shelters’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Man drives 40,000 miles a year saving dogs from ‘kill shelters’ – Boing … Continue reading

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“..The beauty of mathematics – in pictures..”

“..50 images supplied in response to an open call from the worldwide maths community..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The beauty of mathematics – in pictures | Alex Bellos | Science | The Guardian.

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“..Download 55 free online literature courses: from Kerouac to Tolkien..”

(ed:..cool..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Download 55 free online literature courses: from Kerouac to Tolkien – Boing Boing BBS.

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“..Maker Dad: DIY projects for grownups and kids..”

“..The books is focused on teaching girls lifelong skills – - like computer programming – musicality – and how to use basic hand tools – - as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The book’s twenty-four projects include:…” … Continue reading

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“..Leading arts figures to reveal tricks of the trade – in free ‘digital masterclasses’..”

“..The films – around 10 minutes in length – - will be made available – free to view online..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> Leading arts figures to reveal tricks of the trade in free ‘digital masterclasses’ – News – Art … Continue reading

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“..Dharma Punks: Kiwi comic classic kickstarted back into life..”

“..A classic New Zealand comic book series which has been unavailable for a decade is coming back into print through crowd funding. The Dharma Punks – the story of a group of anarchist punks in Auckland in the 1990s – … Continue reading

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“..The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World..” (photos..)

“..Stained glass windows tell stories – - educate – and inspire…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World (PHOTOS).

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“..Mind-Blowing Images Show What’s Right In Front Of You Each Day – But You Never See..” 

“..You’ll never look at the world the same way again..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WATCH: Mind-Blowing Images Show What’s Right In Front Of You Each Day… But You Never See | TEDTalks.

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“..Local dairy goes smokefree..”

“..An Auckland dairy owner has taken cigarettes off her shelves to make the shop more family-friendly. Tam Macken says she and husband Jimmy never intended to sell cigarettes at the Devonport store when they bought it late last year..” (cont..) … Continue reading

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“..the smartest urban crowdfunding projects – in pictures..”

“..From pedestrian bridges to city centre waterslides – - sculpture parks to public pianos – - here are some of the smartest and wackiest crowdfunded projects for urban improvement..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> We built this city: the smartest urban … Continue reading

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“..The end of car washes? – Nissan debuts ‘self-cleaning’ paint..”

“..If it works – this could save a lot of water..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The end of car washes? Nissan debuts “self-cleaning” paint – Salon.com.

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“..CATable desk designed for humans and cats..” (photo..)

“..The CATable integrates crawl spaces to keep your kitty happy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> CATable desk designed for humans and cats – Boing Boing.

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“..20 DIY Lifehacks With Office Junk – That Will Blow Your Mind..”

“..Here are the best of the bunch – - which often require little more than random office supplies – - but make life way way better..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 20 DIY Lifehacks With Office Junk That Will Blow Your … Continue reading

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“..3D printer builds 10 houses in 24 hours..”

“..A Chinese company shows that 3D-printed houses are not a fantasy. And they’re not alone..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 3D printer builds 10 houses in 24 hours – The Internaut – The Listener.

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“..Great Ape Lights Fire – Roasts Marshmallows..” (video..)

“..great ape’s impressive skills..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Bonobo Or Boy Scout? Great Ape Lights Fire, Roasts Marshmallows.

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“..Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot..”

“..Even in today’s rapidly evolving world of technology – - there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Watch the Astounding … Continue reading

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“..Living wage pays off for business..”

“..Chalmers says the decision ‘had huge impacts for their families – and a huge jump in pay for them”. Chalmers Organics staff – at the Henderson tofu factory- – were largely low-skilled food process workers previously earning $15 an hour … Continue reading

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“..British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube..”

“..British Pathe just dumped 85,000 newsreels – - from 1896 to 1976 – on Youtube..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube – Boing Boing.

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“..36 Stoner-Approved Songs For Your 4/20 Smoke Sessions..”

“..While just about every song sounds awesome when high – - some cuts stand above the rest..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 36 Stoner-Approved Songs For Your 4/20 Smoke Sessions.

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“..This California Couple’s Tiny House Redefines What It Means To Have A ‘Dream Home’..” (photos..)

“..For just $30,000 – 31-year-old web designer Alek Lisefski built a tiny house for himself and his girlfriend Anjali – - on an 8-by-12 foot flatbed trailer..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This California Couple’s Tiny House Redefines What It Means … Continue reading

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“..Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies..”

“..Colorful hummingbirds and butterflies flit across the page in constant motion – - like an Audubon guide come to life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies | Design | WIRED.

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“..Guard Dog Adopts Tiny Abandoned Kitten – And The Friendship Couldn’t Be Cuter..” (video..)

“..A 90-pound guard dog and an 8-ounce kitten might seem like an unlikely pair – - but the two can actually make a very sweet duo..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Guard Dog Adopts Tiny Abandoned Kitten, And The Friendship Couldn’t … Continue reading

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“..Shoestring film off to Cannes..”

“..A 15-minute movie by Auckland residents Luke Thornborough and Lisa Fothergill – - will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival in May. Jess has been accepted into the Short Film Corner of the event – - attended by … Continue reading

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“..Keeping Agricultural Land Prices Affordable for Farmers..”

“..To keep agricultural land prices affordable for farmers – - the Ecological Land Cooperative leases plots to people with the skills — – but not enough cash — – to start earth-friendly farms..” (cont..) (ed:..we should offer this option here … Continue reading

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“..Tweak These Settings to Stop Facebook Videos From Auto-Playing..”

“..Videos in your Facebook News Feed will play automatically – - even if you’re away from Wi-Fi – and browsing on your cellular data connection. Stop that bad behavior with this quick fix..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tweak These Settings … Continue reading

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“..Clearance grocery chain growing..”

“..far more stomach-churning is the thought that truckloads of perfectly edible food are going to landfill every day. Enter Reduced to Clear – a chain of clearance grocery stores that set up shop in 2008 – - with a single … Continue reading

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“..This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion – With Just Four Rings..” (video..)

(ed:..this is very cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings.

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“..The skinniest electric vehicle to hit Wellington’s streets caused quite a stir – and not just for its looks..”

“..The speedster, thinner than many motorbikes, was on show in Civic Square yesterday – - touted as the solution to the capital’s traffic congestion problems. The pint-sized roadster – - which accelerates to 100kmh faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia … Continue reading

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“..Brainy Bike Lights..”

“..a fault in our brains that means – sometimes – - even when there is eye contact – - the image of a cyclist does not materialise before it’s too late..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brainy Bike Lights invention represents … Continue reading

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“..Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host..”

“..Host of Colbert Report to switch from Comedy Central to replace outgoing Letterman – - CBS confirms..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host | Media | theguardian.com.

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“..Taite Music Prize: Kiwi Punk more than just a memory..”

“..Kiwi punk acts from the late 70s are getting their dues- – again. The first award from next week’s Taite Music Prize ceremony has been announced – - with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record award given to punk compilation … Continue reading

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“..This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30 – Freaking – Seconds..” (video..)

“..As you can see in the video – - the prototype attaches to a phone – - that is then juiced up in half a minute..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30. Freaking. Seconds..

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“..A Beautiful Super 8-Inspired Camcorder With Modern Smarts..” (ed:..it looks very very cool..)

“..The fully digital – 1080p Chinon Bellami HD-1 – - doesn’t just look like a Super-8 camera. It’s actually built around the same specifications – - with a ?-inch-type sensor – - that’s about the same size as a frame … Continue reading

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