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No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin it, it becomes transparent. Some light passes through, some light gets reflected.Read more...

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How dysfunctional does your relationship have to be when getting carried off by a raptor—its talons cleaving into your skull—is such a decidedly better option than staying in for the night? You'll find out in kokooma's beautifully abstract animation, Each Other.Read more...

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After getting sucked on and eaten by his best friend Patrick Star, scientifically accurate SpongeBob Squarepants as imagined by ADHD is destined for a life of cleaning dishes. That caps a hilariously sad life of basically being immobile at the bottom of the ocean with "friends" who are killer creatures. Real life sure sucks for the always cheery SpongeBob.Read more...

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No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It'll use mud or trees to climb out. What a fascinatingly clever little badger. I hope he never stops coming up with crazy plans to free himself.Read more...

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Tiny homes, classic cars, and mesmerizing cityscapes—those, among other wonders, are the treasures we're working with in this round of the most beautiful items of the week. Check out what we discovered for you below: Read more...

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"In these days of wars and rumors of wars—haven't you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?" Good question, easy answer: Duh. Read more...

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Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike's Digital Sport hardware team, which covers industrial design and engineering for wearables.Read more...

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Last Friday Outkast reunited at Coachella for their first performance since 2002, opening with the 154 bpm banger "B.O.B." Their reception was mixed at best, but the performance was undoubtedly historic. And of all songs to lead with, they chose one of the fastest and most aggressive. Read more...

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Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—'drips' down a glass container. But that takes time. A lot of time with a whole lot of nothing. For the past 84 years, the blob of tar has only dripped 8 times. It finally dripped the 9th time.Read more...

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Whoa. It's happened. Laser-Zeppelin has met its match. The crazy creative folks at Urbanscreen have transformed the cavernous interior of the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany, into a wild light show that looks all kinds of trippy. So long, Stairway.Read more...

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Apparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now own what sounded like the most interesting part of the event.Read more...

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Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography.Read more...

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Is that the Loch Ness monster in this satellite photo used by Apple Maps? Or at least something that looks like a giant biological form underwater? It's strangely similar to the shape spotted in Google's satellite imagery. Could it really be an underwater creature, a long-forgotten aquatic dinosaur?Read more...

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A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your home.Read more...

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Spring is in the air, it's getting just a bit warmer out, and miracle of miracles, the sun is still shining when you get out of work! We're celebrating the only way we know how: by downloading some sweet new Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. Read more...

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Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC. Read more...

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This week in our time capsule news round-up we have the good, the bad, and the boring.Read more...

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Sgt. Star is the U.S. Army's dedicated marketing and recruitment chatbot, and he isn't going to turn whistleblower any time soon. There's no use threatening him for answers either—he's programmed to report that kind of hostility to the Army Criminal Investigation Division.Read more...

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Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which color best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colors of Glass' Titanium Collection . And because this is just about about how great(?) you'll look in Glass, those test units are entirely, 100 percent non-functional.Read more...

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We all wish the United States had better trains. (If you don't, you should.) That's why this subway-style map of every U.S. Highway and Interstate in the country is so much fun. You can almost imagine heading down to your local stop for a quick jaunt up the East Coast. If only…Read more...

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When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center (later renamed Citigroup Center, now called 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world. You can pick it out of the New York City skyline by its 45-degree angled top.Read more...

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Around the world, but especially in America, the feast of St. Patrick—the patron saint of Ireland—on March 17 is celebrated with a pint (or several) of Guinness. Meanwhile, St. George's Day on April 23, when we could be raising a glass to the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, tends to pass by without a mention, let alone a drink.Read more...

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The SpaceX Dragon capsule that just left Earth for the International Space Station is carrying many an important item: a new laser communication system, coffee (which they just ran out of!), a planter for fresh produce, and billions and billions of microbes swabbed from dinosaur bones, sneakers, and spacecraft clean rooms. Over the next few days, we'll find out how well these bacteria grow in space. Read more...

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With marijuana legal in two states and approved for medicinal use in about 20 more, this year's 4/20 is gonna be epic, bro! But even as marijuana is being embraced by the mainstream, its image has been left behind in the 1960s. It's time to rebrand weed.Read more...

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This guy discovered that one measure of Happy is six seconds, exactly like a Vine clip. He then used Vine to record himself and his friends playing different instruments and singing, creating this perfect symphony using multiple iPhones. Read more...

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