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HAL Suits Could Help Support Nuclear Cleaners

A Tungsten vest provides its wearer fantastic protection from radiation's damaging effects. Problem is — said vest also weighs about 60kg. So how does the Haz-Mat crew of tomorrow gird their loins in this radiation-resistant element? Exo-suits, obviously.

Twitter Attempts to Inspire With Stories

By Sam Gibbs on at

Twitter aims to show us just how powerful a tweet can be with the launch of a spin-off site called Twitter stories. Showcasing 'life changing' tweet, the most inspirational 140-character messages are highlighted and given a backstory.

A Poster Made Up of Your Tweets Is a Scary Thing to Witness

By Kat Hannaford on at

To grab our attention, Firebox has been surprising bloggers with a poster (or #tweetportrait as they're calling it), made up of a bunch of their recent tweets. Step back a few paces, and your horrifically-gurning portrait is revealed. Take a look at the one they sent me (affixed above my messy hellhole cubicle).

How to Be a Citizen Journalist Without Getting Killed

By Roberto Baldwin on at

There's some serious shit going down over in the US as part of the Occupy Oakland protests. Even though there were no official media on the scene, the police's tear gas avalanche was captured and distributed by citizen journalists who were among those being assailed, for the whole world to see.

Even Twitter Founders Get Twitter-Jacked

By Mat Honan on at

You know how sometimes you sign up for what you think is some cool new service, give it access to your Twitter, and then it spams your timeline with a bunch of crap. Yeah -- it even happens to Twitter founders.


The Daily Mail's Eggy-Face Over "Amanda Knox Is Guilty" Story

By Kat Hannaford on at

Look, we all do it. If a website claims not to pre-write certain articles (obituaries; Apple announcements; obituaries about Apple announcements) then they're obviously missing a trick. But actually publishing an incorrect pre-written article? Just ask the Daily Mail, The Sun and even The Guardian how much that hurts.