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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

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BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. Denver Wedding Photographer . Custom Jewelry . roof repair . More

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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter or Stupider? [Intelligence]

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It’s by no means a new debate, but it remains an important one, and today the Wall Street Journal tackles the issue with a pair of essays on what exactly internet’s doing to our noggins. So, which is it? More

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Nanowires Convert Rat’s Heartbeat Into Usable Electricity [Electricity]

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Nanowires inside a rat can convert the power of breathing and heartbeats into electricity, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Review reports these nano-generators could conceivably lead to nano-scale implants and sensors powered by the body. More

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Get Android 2.2 On Your Motorola Droid [Droid]

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Lest your Droid fall out of date, into disrepair, and end up on a Jawa Sandcrawler, MyDroidWorld is serving up a new Android 2.2 ROM, along with full instructions, for bringing your phone up to speed. Apparently it’s got everything except for Wi-Fi, so if you’re hankering for that Froyo, it’s well worth a look.

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The Cutting Edge of Extreme Sports Photography [Awesome]

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The Creators Project assembled this incredible video profile of Curt Morgan, a snowboarder-cum-filmmaker whose team, Brain Farm , uses the world’s most advanced cameras to capture extreme sports as they’ve never been seen before. Think Planet Earth on forty Red Bulls. More

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This Hacked Ikea Furniture Takes Care of Its Own Feng Shui [Hacks]

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When you consider it, we’re not so nice with our furniture. We plop our heavy selves down on some pieces and put drinks on others…sometimes without coasters. We push them around, figuratively and literally. This smart furniture, however, pushes back

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How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft’s Plan for Us All [Cloud]

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Despite its mobile prowess, Apple sucks at the internet . But surprisingly it’s Microsoft—not Google—that’s best positioned for Our Future in the Cloud. SEO . Rubbolite . roofing . Here’s why. More

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Forget Noisy Blimps, Say Hello To the Airfish [Airships]

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The next time you’re at a music festival and see a giant rainbow trout swishing around in the sky, there’s just a chance you might not be intoxicated. It might be scientists testing an airship that moves like a fish. More

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Fanboyism and Brand Loyalty [Fanboys]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 787, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, advertising, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Ati, Bp, Brand, Brands, bus, business, cat, Ces, clear, color, Concept, cv, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Fan, Fanboy, Fanboyism, Fanboys, Feeds, ff, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Loyalty, marketing, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, opinion, order, Pad, Padd, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, Republished, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, things, TI, truth, TV, Us, V, X1

The Misconception: We prefer the things we own over the things we don’t because we made rational choices when we bought them. The Truth? More

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The BP Effort Feels Way Too Much Like This [Humor]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Analog, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, arcade, Ati, Av, Bed, Bp, cat, clear, color, Comic, Comics, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Et, fail, Failure, Fb, Feeds, ff, Fun, Funny, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Id, II, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ISO, Isp, La, Labels, magazine, Magazines, Mic, mid, Mod, Nes, Ny, Oil, Oil disaster, oil spill, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Penny Arcade, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, rip, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, T3, Tag, tech, ted, Tetris, TI, TV, Us, V, Video Games, Watch, X1, XP

Watching BP’s continued, repeated failures would almost be funny if it weren’t so gut-wrenching. If only there were a perfect analogy for how it felt watching the unraveling, in hilarious comic strip form.

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