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The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago this month , one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. It was also one of the greatest sacrifices of human life in the name of construction, but tragically, it was far from the most deadly project in modern history.Read more...

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Amazon's third round of pilots are out today, streamable on Amazon Instant Video. There are five shows, three of which are comedies, including Red Oaks from Stephen Soderbergh; The Cosmopolitans, which stars Chloe Sevigny and Adam Brody; and Really, which stars some people I have never heard of. [Amazon] Read more...

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Part of the beauty of Spotify is the ability to share and create playlists—we do it all the time ! Who doesn't love a good mix compilation? Spotify recently tipped us off to its most popular playlists, so we've linked them up for your pleasure. They are as follows: Read more...

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Do you carry around a plastic Nalgene or Camelbak water bottle with you? Have you ever wished there was an easier way to soak a friend or co-worker with it? If you answered yes to both of these questions,, congratulations! You have a pulse, and you'll want to check out the Aquabot. Read more...

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After years of ignoring the promise of NFC, Apple may finally be ready to take the plunge—and one of its major applications may include mobile payments. Sources familiar with Apple's new payment plan spoke with Wired saying that the feature will be included in the new iPhone 6 when it is revealed on Sept. 9th . Read more...

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An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surrealRead more...

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Light the touchpaper and stand well back, because we're about to... make sustainable electricity? That's the idea according to a researcher from MIT, whose vision for future power generation involves a healthy dose of TNT.Read more...

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DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3—set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space—launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth.Read more...

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Whether they're sneaking between cells or turning cockroaches into living 8-bit computers , nanobots are insanely fascinating. Now, they're about to become an army of impossibly small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them once and for all. Read more...

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Cooling modern-day computers is hard work: fans, heat sinks and even pumped liquid struggle to keep the temperatures of our hardware down. But how might we cool tomorrow's computers—those powered using the strange and exotic power of quantum physics?Read more...

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There are few cities in the world as beautiful and full of beautiful people as Stockholm. This time-lapse video by Enrique Pacheco shows it in all its splendor.Read more...

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Matt Roach thought it would be a great idea to mount a camera inside a girandola—a spinning fireworks wheel —launched at the 2014 Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention in Mason City, Iowa, and sent us the video. And a great idea it is, indeed.Read more...

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If you feel like your table tennis set-up needs a little more... oomph, then look no further than Stiga's new Studio table: a regulation playing surface that happens to pack a 2,800 watt sound system. Beer pong will never be the same again.Read more...

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Pandora has released an app for Google Glass that will let you control your music with voice commands and touch gestures. You can also access your radio stations and create new stations using voice. [Pandora Blog]Read more...

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If you've ever wondered what the average Instagram picture looks like, then wonder no longer. The web app Metagramme lets you create an average image based on the last 32 pictures you uploaded to Instagram.Read more...

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While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round , you probably know about Schrödinger's poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there's a picture of the ill-fated feline.Read more...

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A new draft report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been seen by the New York Times, and the message seems to be clear: our planet is at risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" and current attempts to curb it are futile.Read more...

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Hackers broke into the computer networks of at least five U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase and siphoned off gigabytes of data, which included checking and savings account information of millions of customers, the New York Times reports. Security experts are describing the attack as "extremely sophisticated". Read more...

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The original BioShock aka the best game ever has finally landed in the iOS App Store for $14.99. Get it, get it, get it! Read more...

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The cesspool that is the Windows Store available in Windows 8 is finally getting a clean up. Microsoft is finally purging the store of 1,500 fake apps and will refund your money if you fell for a scam. Read more...

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Olympus interchangeable-lens cameras are some of the best out there, and that doesn't change with the new Pen E-PL7. As with the E-PL5 , you get amazing imaging tech crammed inside a very small body. What's surprising is that the redesigned selfie-friendly LCD screen—usually an eye-roller—is so well-conceived that it's the defining feature of the new camera. And maybe that's disappointing for a shooter from such a storied mirrorless pedigree.Read more...

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We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. Read more...

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Gavin Heffernan sent us a compilation of his time-lapse city traffic videos, all of which except one are shot in the City of Angels. A nice way to shut down for the day. Go have a cocktail, Angelenos.Read more...

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Yes, the rumors are true: Samsung just announced a smartwatch with a data connection. The Samsung Gear S is a smartwatch with a 3G data connection. It can make phone calls. Because why the hell not?Read more...

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