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  • Aussie Team Smashes Land Speed Record For Solar-Powered Cars
    By on January 9, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    snowdon writes “A record which has stood since 1987, set by General Motors, has been broken (YouTube video) by a university team. The land speed record for a solar powered car was 78km/h, and now stands at 88km/h despite the cloudy conditions… If only Doc Brown had used the metric system!”

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  • Leggo My Eggo! More Waffle Fun with the Maple Leafs
    By on January 7, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    The great Waffle Wars of 2010 continue. The battle front in Toronto is a vicious place to be right now. Fans, armed with an artillery of Eggo Waffles, are being captured by security as they try to lob waffles onto the ice.

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  • Military Set To Develop Smart, Robotic Cameras
    By on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “In a move seemingly straight out of the Terminator movies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this week said it has contracted with 15 companies or universities to begin building software and hardware that will give machines or robots visual intelligence similar to humans.”

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  • Microsoft Kinect FAIL For Gamers Who Use Wheelchairs
    By on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft’s wildly popular Kinect gaming system could have changed the game for players who have disabilities such as cerebral palsy and would otherwise be unable to use a gaming controller. But Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.

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  • Twiblings? Siblings Born Days Apart From Different Wombs
    By on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Melanie Thernstrom, who didn’t meet her husband Michael Callahan until she was 41. The two appeared on the “Today” show Monday to talk about their so-called “twiblings.”The couple are parents to a son and daughter conceived with Callahan’s sperm and donor eggs and placed in two different surrogate mothers. The children were born only days apart.

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  • Stop ‘scapegoating’ bosses – LMA
    By on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    The head of the body that represents football managers in England warns that clubs should not be “treated as the playthings of the super rich”.

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