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Posts from May, 2013

Video: This Will Be the World’s Tallest Skyscraper In a Few Months

May 31

skyscraperThis impressive video shows how the tallest building in the world will look when it’s completed—just 90 days after construction begins next month. While work didn’t start in March as originally planned, China is still going ahead with its 2,749 feet (838 metres) SkyCity. From our previous coverage: According to the construction company, the skyscraper […]

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DARPA’s Using Smartphone Guts to Build Cheaper, Smarter Drones Faster

May 31

18p7buciz77g9jpgJust a few weeks after President Obama announced plans to scale back the country’s drone program, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA) announced plans to roll out a program for the rapid development and manufacture of sensors to help power unmanned aerial, land and underwater vehicles. The specific technology, the Defense Department says, will […]

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Is This Miniature Instagram Projector Adorable Or Completely Stupid?

May 31

k-bigpic (1)I hate everything but for some reason find this little projector to be the cutest and most adorable thing in the world. Projecteo is a miniature projector—about the size of a jar of Carmex—that transfers nine of your Instagram photos onto a single frame of 35mm Kodak film for you to then show your friends […]

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HTC One Google Edition Brings Stock Android to the Best Android Phone

May 31

k-bigpicOn Stage at the D11 conference, Sundar Pichai confirmed rumours that an HTC One Google Edition running vanilla Android will be available in the US on June 26th for $600 (so probably about £500 over here). That means the best Android phone in the world will be available unlocked without the clunky HTC Sense skin. […]

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10 Beautiful Minerals You Won’t Believe Are Found on Earth

May 31

18p6bx7nmnl6gpngWe’ve all seen our fair share of rocks, and most of them aren’t that pretty. The ones that are though, can be totally mind-blowing. Ryoji Tanaka, a Japanese photographer and chemist, likes to capture some of the most striking elements, minerals, and compounds in close-up (like the Uranium-containing cuprosklodowskite you see above) and the results […]

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This Guy Proposed to His Girlfriend with… Vine

May 31

18p7zr9oe5behpngI don’t even… This is just… I can’t believe… okay. Breathe. Some guy used Vine and Twitter to propose to his girlfriend. As in he recorded a six second Vine video (selfie?) asking her to marry him, with a ring and everything. She didn’t say no. She said yes! Curt Buthman’s exact tweet was this: […]

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The Golden Gate Bridge Looked Even More Stunning Before It Had a Road

May 31

18p7200k8151ejpgThe Golden Gate Bridge is almost certainly America’s most iconic bridge, and one of the country’s most-photographed landmarks. But here, you see it in a state only a handful of people ever witness: reaching across the San Francisco Bay for the very first time. When this photo was taken from the San Francisco side on […]

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How Fluoride Keeps Bacteria from Eating Your Teeth

May 31

18p3e8mbcfj8sjpgPortland, Oregon in the US made headlines last week it became one of the worlds largest metropolis to stop fluoridating its water supply. Why is a simple ion that’s been used for decades still causing such a hubbub? Because 70 years on, we’re still not entirely sure how it works.   What It Is Fluoride […]

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While the Government Ignores These Incredible Feats of Engineering, Here’s How the Private Sector Is Nurturing New Talent

May 31

training mine projectEvery industry group and major company loves to moan to the government about one thing (apart from taxes): the lack of hirable engineers. But, being British, they’ve adopted the stiff upper lip, and are doing what the government can’t (and perhaps shouldn’t): fostering the next generation of incredible engineers and inventions. As one of our readers pointed […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Become One of the First Asteroid Prospectors

May 31

18p6jihfvoawwjpgIt was just over a year ago, back in April 2012, that we first learned the intentions of a company known as Planetary Resources: Asteroid mining. As in going into space, finding an asteroid that’s not-too-far from Earth, and mining it for precious minerals and/or water which could be used as space-fuel for other missions. […]

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