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The Federal Aviation Administration Is Looking Into Pilotless Commercial Flights [Aviation]

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The FAA wants to bring the aviation industry into the 21st century, and one particularly terrifying area of their research, announced today, is the possibility of commercial planes that fly themselves. What could go wrong, besides just about everything? More

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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

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The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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The White House Is Full of iPad Users [Apple]

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Gadget-savvy Barack Obama has surrounded himself with iPad owners, it appears. Joe Biden’s got one . Communications/press members Dan Pfeiffer , Ben Finkenbinder and Bill Burton smear fingerprints on theirs

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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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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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Fanboyism and Brand Loyalty [Fanboys]

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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]

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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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