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“..The Strati: a 3D-printed electric car that could be built in 24 hours..”

“..Eventually 3D-printed cars could be designed with their local environment in mind – - such as extreme cold weather – or the desert..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Strati: a 3D-printed electric car that could be built in 24 hours … Continue reading

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“..Never lose a pet again..”

“..Langton and his team are about to launch Pod – a lightweight GPS tracker that can be attached to an animal’s collar – and synced to a mobile phone. The device enables pet owners to track their pet’s movements not … Continue reading

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“..New Startup Sets Out to Bring Google-Style AI to the Masses..”

“..Richard Socher carries a resume that would seem to make him rather attractive to the giants of the internet. He just finished a PhD at Stanford University – where he explored a form of artificial intelligence called ‘deep learning’ – … Continue reading

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“..E-scooter a commuter accessory..”

‘..It’s called the Citysurfer Concept – - and BMW have created it to fold into the luggage area of the Mini – - or any other car for that matter..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> E-scooter a commuter accessory | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Nature makes all articles free to view..”

“..Nature will make its articles back to 1869 free to share to be read online – - but not to be printed or downloaded..” (cont..) ..(ed:..now that is very cool..eh..? ..and let’s hope it is the beginnings of an open-source … Continue reading

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“..The innovators: the rubber piano playing a different groove..”

“..Roland Lamb’s touch sensitive instrument allows the musician to manipulate pitch – timbre and volume – - through the fingertips..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The innovators: the rubber piano playing a different groove | Business | The Guardian.

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“..The Quadrofoil Hopes To Be The Boat Of The Future..”

“..If Teslas are the cars of the future – - the Quadrofoil hopes to be the boat of the future..” (cont..) (ed:..it’s pretty cool..i want one..!..) go to source/story>> The Quadrofoil Hopes To Be The Boat Of The Future.

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

“..A fair trade smartphone option will put pressure on the entire electronics industry to clean up its act..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Finally, a Fair Trade Smartphone – Science and Technology – Utne Reader.

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“..Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries..”

“..Recently discovered wonder-material could have major new applications..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries – Science – News – The Independent.

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“..Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot – That Can Teach Kids to Code..”

“..a low-cost robot called AERobot – - specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED.

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“..This Smartphone Case Prints Your Photos Instantly..”

“..The startup Prynt is developing a smartphone app and case – that works as a printer – - to print pictures straight from a phone..” (cont..) (ed:..now that’s a winner of an idea..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> This Smartphone Case Prints … Continue reading

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“..What We Do in the Shadows review – best comedy of the year..”

(ed:..it gets five stars..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Do in the Shadows review | Film | The Guardian.

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“..Amnesty launches Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on phones and PCs..”

“..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.

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“..Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster – ‘Skyscraper’..”

(ed:..this is pretty out-there/cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster ‘Skyscraper’.

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“..The Culture We Love This Month – From Tarot Decks to Serial..”

“..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.

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“..How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda – and won..”

“..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.

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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

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“..12 weeks to fit in South Auckland: The results..”

“..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

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“..Kiwi tech firms Open Source winners..”

“..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

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“..Baboons And Horses Are Just One Happy And Kinda Strange Family..”

(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.

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“..Francoi”..Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH..”

(..ed:..this is way-cool..!..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Francois Gissy’s Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH.

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“..Defeating Big Soda’s Big Bucks: Berkeley Voters Pass the Nation’s First Soda Tax..”

“..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.

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“..Flying car approaches liftoff – as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled..” (video..)

“..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.

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“..$2m helps put babies into pods..”

“..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

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“..9 Tech Innovators Under 21 – Who Are Changing The World..”

“..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.

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“..Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures..”

“..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.

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“..Why Small – White-Walled – Minimally Decorated Homes Roc..”

“..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”.

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“..Dolphin sleeps with hapless snorkler..”

“..’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

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“..’3D-printed’ WikiHouse 4.0: £50,000 house you can download from the internet..”

“..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.

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“..Take a Ride in a Ridiculously Cool Formula E Electric Racer..”

“..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.

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“..Tiny home at a tiny price..”

“..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

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“..Robot sheepdog technology..”

“..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

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“..This six-second video of the Earth is mesmerising..”

“..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.

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“..Relaxation video for dogs – on world’s first cable channel for dogs..”

“..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.

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“..How Animated GIFs Can Turn You Into a Web Coder..”

“..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

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ed:..this is very cool..!..an election-compass..

“..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

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“..Killer Software That Finally Stabilizes Shaky GoPro Videos..”

“..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

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“..How to feel the bass – and get ahead in business..”

“..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

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| Stuff.co.nz”..Subcontractor to be paid for ripped up car park..”

“..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

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“..9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home..”

“..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.

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