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Airports Will Steal Summer's Heat to Thaw Frozen Winter Runways

The winter months are some of the busiest travel times of the year, but they're also the most likely time for an airplane to be delayed. The culprit? Icy runways. Wouldn't it be nice and efficient if we could take some of the excess summer heat, save it, and use it to thaw out airports in the winter? Some of the busiest airports in the world are considering doing just that. Read More >>

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It's Okay to Look Through These Hacked Passwords

If you've ever wanted a Twitter account that has around 10 followers, a randomly generated username, and is following thousands of random people, today is your lucky day. Earlier today, an anonymous hacker dumped 55000 usernames and passwords onto Pastebin. Normally, this would be a real inconvenience — and a worrisome breach — but all the affected appear to be spambots with randomly generated passwords and email addresses. Read More >>

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There Is a Poisonous Alien Caterpillar Threatening to Invade the London Olympics. Seriously.

The Oak Processionary Moth is a nasty little beast. It's native to Europe, but didn't show up in the United Kingdom until 2006, when a few eggs hitched a ride on oak trees transplanted to London. Since then, it's been causing environmental chaos. Now it's threatening to seriously screw up the Summer Olympics. Read More >>

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Is This the World's Most Expensive Bookmark?

You should never save your place in a book by laying it face down. When it's bookmarked that way, its spine breaks and the binding will never be the same again. But if you're reading next to this beautiful book table, you can probably get away with it. Read More >>

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Why Waste an Entire Plate on a Single Slice of Pizza?

Although part of the beauty of a slice of pizza is that eating it requires neither silverware, nor plates, there are still plenty of people who wouldn't think of eating a meal without the proper tableware. They should consider serving their slices on three-sided Pizza Plates that—surprise—are divided into slice-shaped wedges Read More >>

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Watch Saturn and Its Moons Dance in This Video Made Entirely of Stills

Video artist Sander van cen Berg created this winsome video entirely out of still images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions. Because the video is constructed like a flipbook, it also has a retro feel that's hard to beat. Read More >>

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Watch This Balloon Kite Hover Forward by Turning Itself Inside Out

This beautiful floating object isn't quite a kite or balloon, but rather a flying demonstration of a completely new method of moving through the air. As opposed to rotational or linear propulsion, this floating band moves through the air by inversion-driven propulsion. Basically, it turns itself inside out to generate thrust. Read More >>

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Current Windows Phones May Not Be Getting Upgraded After All

Earlier this week, a Microsoft spokesman announced that all Windows Phone 7 devices would be getting the upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Today developer evangelist Nino Silva acknowledged that he, uh, misspoke. Apparently he confusing was application compatibility with device upgrades and cleared things up on his blog today. Read More >>

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Every Windows Phone Ever Might Get the Windows Phone 8 Upgrade

If your phone is running Windows Phone 7, you'll be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it comes out. Yes, even if your handset was among the first to market. Hey Android, are you listening? That's how you do upgrades. Read More >>

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Sony's Smart Outlet Will Make You Pay For Public Power

Last month, Sony announced its intentions to unleash two "smart outlets" on the world that would use NFC and RFID to authenticate users and monitor electricity consumption on a micro level. While it may someday be handy for charging up electric cars, in the near-term it's more likely that in the near future, you'll be paying hard cash to juice up your phone at the airport. Which, hey, pretty awful! Read More >>

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Air Purifier Works Without Your Filthy Hands Touching It

Are you aware of the bacteria on the things you touch daily? Dials and switches are crawling with germs. Read More >>

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What Is This?

Is this a ineffective tent with a hole at the top? Of course not. Maybe it's lasers shooting out of an angry pimple? That's even farther off. Perhaps it's a barnacle with slimy arms clinging to a ship's hull for dear life? Not quite, but close. The answer is a lot more historical than that. Read More >>

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Peeing Frenchman Sues Google Over Embarrassing Street View Photo

Google Street View, long established as a source for photos of unaware naked people, is being sued by a man in France because one of its camera-mounted cars snapped a photo of him pissing into a courtyard on his property and, as any of us surely would, uploaded it to the internet. Read More >>

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