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(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.
“..Built using systems from several storied automotive firms – - the 1,764-pound electrorocket represents the thinking of the best minds in the sport..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Take a Ride in a Ridiculously Cool Formula E Electric Racer | WIRED.
“..Cook did not have experience in building but it took him only 12 weeks to get it to a ‘liveable’ standard. The building cost $22,000 – an amount he would save within two-and-a-half years by not having to pay rent … Continue reading
“..Researchers from Swansea University have developed a mathematical shepherding model – - which they say paves the way for a robot that can gather and herd livestock – control crowds – - and even clean up the environment..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..This video of our planet may take just six seconds to watch – - but it represents more than six months of satellite imagery..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This six-second video of the Earth is mesmerising.
“..I find the videos relaxing too. I am a human..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Relaxation video for dogs, on world’s first cable channel for dogs – Boing Boing.
“..Take a look at revisit.link. It’s a simple online engine for building animated GIFs and other wacky images. You upload an pic. You select a few visual effects that can twist – turn – and otherwise transform it..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..Broadcasters – politicians – and academics teamed up and put their opinions aside to produce a new project aimed at being the most accurate voter feedback tool yet..” (cont..) (ed:..what happens is you answer a series of questions on yr … Continue reading
“..It’s all very impressive stuff. But it’s also kind of strange – - in the sense that these algorithms are transforming a very real first-person document of an experience – - into something wholly artificial..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Killer … Continue reading
“..Songs with a heavy bass sound can help get you psyched up for a job interview. But what should you play if preparing for work presentation – – or asking for a pay rise?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to … Continue reading
“..More than $300,000 should go to a Christchurch subcontractor who ripped up a supermarket car park because he had not been paid – the High Court has ruled. Pera Te Amo and his crew ripped up the car park outside … Continue reading
“..nine architects to talk about their stunning projects- – that are not only sustainable – – but beautiful too..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home.
“..It is closer to being a mini-mansion in the tree..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Is Unlike ANY Treehouse You’ve Ever Seen Before.
“..an elevated cyclist roadway over the harbor to ease congestion. This road is the latest addition to one of the most bicycle-friendly city infrastructures in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Copenhagen’s New Bike Skyway Makes Commuting Look Fun | … Continue reading
“..See other impressive buildings up for awards..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 11 Inspiring Small Space Projects From Around The World.
“..The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that ‘more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use’. Even better – the images can be … Continue reading
“..An app-album becomes an educational tool – - to explore creativity – music – and science..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Björk Comes to the Classroom.
“..Community mesh networks let users escape NSA surveillance programs (and high broadband prices) – - by building their own DIY internet..” (cont..) (ed:..that’s a cool idea.. ..i wonder if anyone in new zealand is doing this..?..) go to source/story>>> Community … Continue reading
“..The 17-year-old was chosen to soundtrack and record the lead single for the forthcoming Mockingjay Part 1 film..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lorde appointed as ‘sole curator’ of music for next Hunger Games film | Music | The Guardian.
(ed: cool..!..and happening over the next three days..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lollapalooza livestream: Arctic Monkeys, Outkast and Kings of Leon | Music | The Guardian.
“..If Lorde – Pharrell – Iggy Azalea – and Ed Sheeran aren’t your musical cup of tea – – or names you’ve ever heard before – – then a Victoria University student has just the thing for you. Design innovation … Continue reading
“..The year 13 Burnside High School student says she has always been drawn to music. “I started singing when I was 6 – I started songwriting when I was 11. It has gone from there” Payne says. On March 7 … Continue reading