nbcnews: Oil train derails and catches fire in Lynchburg, Virginia (Photo: City of Lynchburg, Virginia via Reuters) A CSX train carrying tankers of crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday afternoon, according to city officials, exploding into flames and spilling … Continue reading
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armedplatypus: arkane81: prostheticknowledge: SCiO This is a bit future-shock … A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of … Continue reading
usatoday: Shout-out to University of Georgia geography and atmospheric science professor Marshall Shepherd for his help breaking down with this information. He is also a member of NASA’s Precipitation Science Team, which is an awesome team name.
shortformblog: theatlantic: A Eulogy for Twitter We’ve been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform. Something is wrong on Twitter. And people are noticing. Or, at … Continue reading
framesandflames: It got a little stormy in NYC today. I set up this time lapse at my window in park slope in anticipation of the storms. I left to get some food and I came back to catch the onset. … Continue reading
washingtonpost: Evidence of torture within Afghanistan’s intelligence service.
nbcnews: Japan tsunami debris drifts onto Washington coast (Photo: Ocean Shore Police) A small boat that authorities believe to be from the 2011 Japanese tsunami washed ashore Monday morning along the coast at Ocean Shores, Wash. Continue reading
laboratoryequipment: Mom’s Diet Impacts Child’s DNA A mother’s diet before conception can permanently affect how her child’s genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The first such evidence of the effect in humans opens up the possibility … Continue reading
springwise: In Brazil, posters at bus stops collect change so the less well-off can get a ride Poverty is an issue that affects every city, where the most wealthy sections of society walk the same streets as the homeless. However, … Continue reading
joshbyard: Meet the “Protector,” the Modular, Orwellian-Named, Semi-Autonomous Killing Machine HDT’s robot has the ability to fire an M240 machine gun at a target approximately 492 feet away and seems to be a specially modified form of the companies’ Protector robot. The … Continue reading
springwise: Nissan creates the world’s first self-cleaning car Ruining a prized possession with stains and dirt is never a good thing, and it seems there’s currently considerable effort being placed into creating more durable products. We recently saw Silic launch a Kickstarter … Continue reading
nbcnews: U.S. shouldn’t police the world, NBC/WSJ poll shows (Photo: Mohammed Sawaf / AFP – Getty Images, file) A new NBC/WSJ poll shows a major flip in how Americans view world affairs since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. … Continue reading
thetechgets: Nexus 6 leak suggests that it will include iPhone’s top feature Even though Google is reportedly getting ready to ditch the Nexus line in favor of a new Android Silver program that would force interested manufacturers to deliver more Android devices built closely on Google’s guidelines, the … Continue reading
afp-photo: FRANCE, Paris : A bare-chested activist shouts slogans as she is evacuated by police outside the Egyptian embassy in Paris on April 30, 2014 during a demonstration against death sentences handed by an Egyptian court to 683 alleged Islamists. AFP … Continue reading
thetechgets: Here comes Microsoft’s 1TB OneDrive cloud storage offer Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will offer OneDrive for Business users a lot more cloud storage than they have had in the past, increasing the limit from 25GB all the way up … Continue reading
thetechgets: Microsoft adds Printing functionality to Office for iPad Microsoft’s Office suite has been a big hit on the iPad so far but it was also missing a crucial feature when it was first released last month: The ability to print out … Continue reading
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