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“..Aretha Franklin Set To Record Four Tracks With Andre 3000 – For New Covers Album..”

“..As Outkast continues their comeback tour across the country – - Aretha Franklin has summoned one half of the rap duo – Andre 3000 – - to help wrap up her scheduled September covers album..” (cont..) (ed:..an aretha covers-album..?..yum..!..) go … Continue reading

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“..Insane Jet-Powered Hoverboard Lets You Fly Over the Waves..”

“..Catching waves is rad. Flying 16 feet above them on a hoverboard propelled by a stream of high-speed H2O – - is radder..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Insane Jet-Powered Hoverboard Lets You Fly Over the Waves | Gadget Lab | … Continue reading

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“..MIT Invents a Radical New Way to Heat Buildings: Spotlights That Follow You..”

“..These infrared lights can reduce energy consumption up to 90 percent..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> MIT Invents a Radical New Way to Heat Buildings: Spotlights That Follow You | Design | WIRED.

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“..Britain’s cycle revolutionaries: the artisans who hand-craft bikes..”

“..New techniques and materials are bringing an old skill back into fashion – - as frames are sculpted to measure..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Britain’s cycle revolutionaries: the artisans who hand-craft bikes | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian.

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“..Fighter jet sound for electric Harley-Davidson..”

“..Instead of ‘potato – potato – potato’ – - think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier – - for the sound of Harley-Davidson’s electric prototype..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Fighter jet sound for electric Harley-Davidson | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..They’ve legalised it! – Reggae’s classic ganja anthems..”

(..jamaica has decriminslised marijuana.. ..here are some classic reggae pot-anthems.. ..to celebrate..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> They’ve legalised it! Reggae’s classic ganja anthems | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To Fix Slums?..”

“..Residents start with the gray concrete structure – and foundations – - then fill in the adjacent spaces with their own materials over time..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To Fix Slums? | Mother … Continue reading

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“..Harley-Davidson launches the ‘little black dress’ of bikes..”

“..The result is what Harley executives are hoping will become the staple ‘little black number’ – - in every woman’s garage..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Harley-Davidson launches the ‘little black dress’ of bikes – Motoring News – Motoring – The … Continue reading

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“..11 Mesmerizing 3D Chalk Art Masterpieces That Will Melt Your Brains..”

“..There are few joys quite like turning an everyday sidewalk into a gaping cave cascading with rainbow waterfalls. To achieve such an uncanny phenomenon – you can either experiment with some seriously hallucinogenic substances – - or stumble across the … Continue reading

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

“..Fairphone – the first fair trade smartphone – - makes its debut..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Finally, a Fair Trade Smartphone – Science and Technology – Utne Reader.

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“..Science Graphic of the Week: Incredible 3-D Map Shows 300,000 Molecules in a Single Synapse..” (ed:..this is very cool..and should engender a sense of wonder in the viewer..)

“..Synapses are the key to communication inside the brain. These microscopic gaps are where signals jump from one neuron to another. Your brain has trillions of them. Now scientists have created a 3-D portrait of a single synapse – - … Continue reading

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“..Reading Rainbow Is Coming Back – Thanks to $2M From Kickstarter..”

“..Reading Rainbow is coming back. As of today, a Kickstarter to bring the show back has raised more than double its initial goal of $1 million — enough cash to bring the educational program back as a cross-platform app – … Continue reading

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“..Microsoft’s ‘Star Trek’ voice translator available before the end 2014..”

“..Skype Translate demo showed real-time voice-to-voice translation between English and German..” (cont..) (ed:..now that is very cool.. ..a ‘jetsons’-promise finally comes to pass..) go to source/story>>> Microsoft’s ‘Star Trek’ voice translator available before the end 2014 | Technology | The … Continue reading

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“..Laila Harre to lead Internet Party..” (ed:..joy..!..joy..!..joy..!..as a mana member..i couldn’t be happier with this choice..)

“.. Former Cabinet minister and Alliance leader Laila Harre is set to become the Internet Party leader – - it is understood. Harre would not answer calls today – but sources close to Harre confirmed the selection – – and … Continue reading

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“..Give and Feel Good..”

“..For most – long-term benefits – - outweigh the short-term cost of giving..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Give and Feel Good.

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“..The Electric Skateboard of the Future Has Finally Arrived..”

“..A motorized skateboard—an idea so bone-headedly simple- – it makes you wonder why these things aren’t everywhere already..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Electric Skateboard of the Future Has Finally Arrived | Gadget Lab | WIRED.

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“..Easy drawbot how-to..” (video..)

“..nifty gadget that draws Etch-a-Sketch style pictures with two servomotors..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Easy drawbot how-to – Boing Boing.

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“..Lion – tiger – and bear – ‘like brothers’..” (video..)

“..Brown bear – lion – and tiger – - form strong bond after being rescued from drug dealer’s apartment..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lion, tiger and bear ‘like brothers’ | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..5 Wildly Viral TED Talks – That Will Show You The Power Of Courage..” 

“..the best way to find courage in this world – - is to embrace your own unique voice..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage | TEDTalks.

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“..Mark Bekoff Discusses New Study Proving That Dogs Can Feel Human Emotions..”

“..Bekoff’s findings ‘suggest that dogs have a kind of moral code — – one long hidden to humans’. This moral code spans a whole range of human-like emotions – - which Bekoff gave further insight into..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading

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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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