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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. More

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

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, Brain, C5, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, Cognition, color, communication, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, intel, Intelligence, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Net, Neurology, Of, Ogg, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, ps, Psychology, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, RSS, Rv, Science, serve, Smarts, soc, social, street, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, The Internet, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Wall, Wall Street Journal, what, X1

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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ArcAttack: America’s Next Pop Sensation? Or Mainstream Music Machine Victim? [Conspiracies]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, america, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, ArcAttack, Ati, Bp, British, cat, Cia, clear, color, Conspiracies, cow, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Geek, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Light, Lightning, Mac, machine, MER, mid, Mod, Music, Musicians, Nbc, nex, next, nin, Nsa, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Red, Rock, Roof, RSS, Rv, Secrets, serve, Shop, shopping, Sim, Stream, Study, Style, Tag, tech, television, Tesla, teslacoils, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vide, Video, Who, X1

A study in incongruity: ArcAttack, the Tesla-coil playing musical act adored by geeks everywhere , rocking out for Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and That British Guy Who Isn’t Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent. But something else is amiss… More

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The Space Shuttle’s 12 Nightmare Scenarios [Fx]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Amateur, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, cat, Cf, Chu, Cia, clear, Clips, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Effects, Et, Eu, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Launch, Les, Mac, mid, mission, Mod, Nas, Nasa, nin, om, One, Orb, Space, Video

Created by amateur special effects artist The Faking Hoaxer , this video shows the Space Shuttle in 12 different horrifying situations, be it breached or exploding at launch. It’s real enough to be stomach-churning.

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How Many Atlanta Hipsters Carry Gadgets? [Photos]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 638, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Av, Backpacks, Bag, Bp, bus, business, Cam, Camera, Cameras, car, cat, Cell, Cellphone, Ces, clear, color, Content, d8, dash, de, dev, Devices, Disco, Display, Ds, dvd, E, Ea, EC, eco, Et, ff, flickr, Gadget, Gadgets, Gaming, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Graph, graphic, Handbags, Hd, Hipsters, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, IPs, Isp, ISS, Jason travis, Jason travis persona, La, Labels, Mac, MER, mid, Ming, mission, Mod, My, Nes, nin, nintendo, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, ota, Otaku, Pad, Padd, Persona, phone, photo, photograph, photography, photos, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Polaroid, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, snap, Style, Tag, tech, Tent, Tents, TI, time, TV, Us, V, Via, Voyeur, X1

In Jason Travis ‘ photographic mission to snap (mostly) Atlanta residents’ bag contents, he discovered many, many gadgets. Sure, there was at least one cellphone per bag—but also gaming devices, Polaroid cameras, a MacGyver DVD…[ Flickr via Kotaku ] More

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ThunderCats Ho! New Anime Cartoon Network Series Planned [Anime]

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Grab your sword of omens, we need sight beyond sight! Yes, the ThunderCats are planning a return, with the Cartoon Network commissioning an anime series from the same studio that did The Animatrix . [ HollywoodReporter via SFX ] More

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British Airways Ad Implies Osama Bin Laden Is A Frequent Flyer [Airlines]

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Recently, British Airways advertised and discussed its downloadable, paperless boarding passes in an internal staff magazine called LHR News. There was something odd though: The sample boarding pass pictured in the magazine is issued to Mr. Osama Bin Laden . More

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Sony Wants Your Cat To Use Twitter, Too [Twitter]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 30D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Arm, Bp, cat, Cats, Cf, Cia, clear, color, de, dev, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Emi, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, lifecasting, Lifelogging, Lost, mid, Mod, Net, network, Ny, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Research, RSS, Rv, Science, sea, search, serve, Show, soc, social, Sony, Sony lifelogging, Style, Tag, tech, TI, tie, TV, tweet, Tweeting cats, twitter, unit, Us, V, work, X1

When we said we thought Sony has lost its way , we didn’t mean for them to go and invent a tweeting-cat-device. However, their science laboratories research arm has shown off just that. Sigh. More

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Amateur Astronomers Continue to Amaze [Astronomy]

by on May.30, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Amateur, amateur astronomy, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Astronomy, Bp, cat, clear, color, dash, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, ISS, jupiter, kin, La, Labels, Men, MER, mid, Mit, Mod, My, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Replacement, RSS, Rv, serve, Shuttle, Space, Space Shuttle, Spot, Style, Sun, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, time, Tron, TV, Up, V, X1, X37-b, XP

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks for amateur astronomers. Last Sunday, one of their ilk spied the super-secret X37-B space shuttle making the rounds, and this Sunday another has imaged the ISS crossing paths with Jupiter—during the daytime! More

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