1. good:

15 Coolest Bikes in the World

    good:

    15 Coolest Bikes in the World

  2. thenewrepublic:

George Orwell’s Brilliant Guide to Writing Well
The best writing advice you’ll ever read. Period. 

    thenewrepublic:

    George Orwell’s Brilliant Guide to Writing Well

    The best writing advice you’ll ever read. Period. 

  3. 
A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them John Biggs, techcrunch.com
Robots need love, too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch-force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved and in love. Okay, not really. But now Baxter, a…

    A Unique Fingertip Sensor Helps Robots Touch The World Around Them
    John Biggs, techcrunch.com

    Robots need love, too. That’s why MIT researchers have added a touch-force sensor to the robotic Baxter, allowing him to register gentle caresses, tender hand-holding, and the sense the he is loved and in love. Okay, not really. But now Baxter, a…

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  5. Verizon FiOS customer posts video that proves they throttle Netflix

    bitshare:

    imageIt’s been an ongoing debate for months, with each side pointing the finger at the other side. The issue? Verizon customers watching Netflix with slow playback speeds. The crux of the issue is that when streaming Netflix using Verizon, the speeds seem to be slower than normal causing buffering and a poor viewing experience.

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IBM’s new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little power Joseph Volpe, engadget.com
A lot has changed in the three years since IBM first unveiled a prototype of its human brain-inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single-core prototype has now been significantly scaled up,…

    IBM’s new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little power
    Joseph Volpe, engadget.com

    A lot has changed in the three years since IBM first unveiled a prototype of its human brain-inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single-core prototype has now been significantly scaled up,…

    (Source: smarterplanet)

  7. theeconomist:

    More bang for your buck

    We have dissected data from an international review site with profiles of 190,000 female prostitutes. The results show that gentlemen really do prefer blondes, who charge 11% more than brunettes. The scrawny look beloved of fashion magazines is more marketable than flab—but less so than a healthy weight. Prostitutes themselves behave like freelancers in other labour markets. They arrange tours and thanks to the internet, take bookings online, like gigging musicians.

  8. yahoonewsphotos:

    Smokey Bear

    Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 — but don’t bring any candles to the party, please.

    As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, he’s burning up Twitter. But his message of fire prevention through personal responsibility hasn’t changed much.

    Smokey Bear was created in 1944 because of fears that enemy shelling from Japan would cause forest fires while most U.S. firefighters were in battle overseas. When the war ended, Smokey stuck around _ and he is now at the center of the longest-running public service announcement campaign in U.S. history.

    Research shows he is known by 96 percent of American adults and ranks near Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus for name recognition. (AP)

    Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.

  9. fastcompany:

At Vidcon, thousands of teenagers line up to see their favorite YouTube celebs—and learn how to be more like them.
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    fastcompany:

    At Vidcon, thousands of teenagers line up to see their favorite YouTube celebs—and learn how to be more like them.

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  10. spaceexp:

The surface of Titan.

    spaceexp:

    The surface of Titan.