Archive for June, 2012



Prehistoric Fossilized Eocene Epoch Turtles Died Locked In Coitus

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These extraordinary 47-million year old fossils depict prehistoric turtles reproducing. The study was led by Walter Joyce, of the University of Tübingen in Germany, and published in the journal Biology Letters.

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Mysterious Gene Mutation Provides Window into the Biology of Language Cognition

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David Skuse, a psychiatrist and an expert on language development working at the Institute of Child Health at University College London, encountered a mysterious ailment that affected a mother and son that had trouble following conversations and remembering words in their native language.

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TAKTIK Case Adds Substance to Your iPhone

This iPhone case looks extremely sturdy, and you can bet that if you drop your iPhone inside of this thing, it won’t get a scratch. The TAKTIK iPhone case is a robust enclosure that will protect your iPhone no matter what happens.

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The Porsche 911 Bicycle: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet?

I’ve never been a fan of those car company branded bikes, like BMW and Ferrari, but this design is kind of interesting since it’s supposed to be made not just for looks, but for speed. It was created by the Netherlands-based designer Bastiaan Kok and was inspired by the Porsche 911.

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North African Pottery Shards Suggest Yogurt Making Occurred 7,000 Years Ago

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Scientists have discovered that North African people have been making yogurt for more than 7,000 years, thanks to an analysis of pottery shards which was published in the journal Nature. Yogurt left tell-tale traces of fat on the ceramic fragments, which suggests that it might have been a way for these people to tolerate milk as adults.

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Iris Camera Concept Shoots Just What You See

The Iris camera concept is a biometrically-enabled and controlled by your eye. The idea behind the camera is that it would use your eyeball to figure out what you are looking at and allows you to capture exactly what you see. It was designed by the Royal College of Art graduate Mimi Zou.

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O2Amp Mood Divining Glasses Let You See How Others are Feeling

These new glasses are supposed to amplify the wearer’s ability to interpret the emotions and health of other people, by emphasizing the differences in color as well as brightness of their skin tone. The O2amp glasses were developed by 2AI Labs and I’d like to try them out to see how accurately they work.

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Stair Rover Skateboard Ready to Conquer Flights of Stairs

Grinding down flights of stairs isn’t always easy when you are on a skateboard, so Po-Chih Lai decided that skateboards could be improved so that they would have no problem going down steps.

Stair Rover skateboard tackles stairs

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What To Look For When Purchasing a Phone Case

iphn4_snpcs_rostarr05.jpgIt’s not uncommon now for smartphone owners to accessorize their smartphone to match their attire. It’s always good to have a couple of choices. But making sure the case fits and protects while also giving your phone a personalized exterior is equally important. Here are a few tips for making sure the case(s) you purchase fit correctly…

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