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Here's a fun little easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier: In the beginning of the movie, we get a peek of Captain America's list of things he missed out on while he was asleep. Things like I Love Lucy and the Moon landing and Steve Jobs fill up his cute "things to catch up on to do list" but the funny thing is that the list is different depending on which country the movie is shown in.Read more...

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Andre Maat had the brilliant idea to play with the shape and consistency of wood in his stop-motion video Woodoo and it warps the naturally stiff material into a living, breathing (and smoking object). The execution is pretty fantastic, each shape fluidly transforms into another. I love it when things do things they're not supposed to.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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NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies. Incidentally, this must be great to cultivate weed.Read more...

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I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the last 200 years, even outdoing the timeless proportions of the Acropolis. It is a coiling green crocodile with blazing spotlights in its eyes.Read more...

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Watch out, the ground will change beneath your feet at the Sacré Coeur in Casablanca. As part of the installation Magic Carpet 2014, an interactive light show swirls, swarms, and shimmers under the cathedral's vaunted arches. It's even more thrilling to watch the lights in action in the video below. Read more...

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Rejoice, the weekend's here. Whether you sprinted or hobbled across the finish line, we made it. Now let's download some apps!Read more...

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Is your living room floor bare? Do you like optical illusions? Do you love Star Wars? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll definitely love this floor runner depicting Han Solo stuck in carbonate.Read more...

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It takes a lot of energy to keep the lights on as you greedily pile ¢59 kitchen dongles and weird cookies into that blue bag, which is why Ikea is making a push to offset its total energy consumption by 2020. This week, it took a big step towards doing so by buying a wind farm in Illinois. Read more...

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Watch snowboarder Xavier de la Rue arriving to the top of a mountain in a helicopter, then rappelling down a rocky cliff in order to be able to speed down an almost vertical virgin snow tube. It feels exhilarating to watch it—I can't even imagine how it must feel in real life.Read more...

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We've been hearing about the rumored 3D Amazon phone forever , but it's never shown up. According to the WSJ, however, Amazon is getting ready to launch this phone this year.Read more...

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Beer might come with some pretty brotastic connotations, but as with everything else in life, it's the nerds who really do it right. Because when the same passion that gave us NASA and Lord of the Rings is applied to booze, the results are phenomenal, delicious, and (most importantly) geeky as hell. Read more...

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You've changed all your passwords (right? ) and done all your taxes (right??), so it's almost time to settle into a nice, long relaxing weekend. Even if you haven't (oops!), come talk to us about whatever is on your mind right now. Read more...

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Engineers have built an interactive display using a tabletop system and mounted personal screens made of fog. Projectors light the fog for each user and a camera system monitors movements, allowing each person at the table to manipulate and share three-dimensional data.Read more...

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The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war here in the U.S., with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding a few feet of precious asphalt while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here's a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic.Read more...

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Of the many problems on Earth, here are two: there are too many jellyfish in the seas , and there are too many diapers in our landfills. An Israeli nanotech start-up called Cine'al says it has found the answer to both in Hydromash, a super-absorbent material made from the bodies of jellyfish. But why stop at diapers? Cine'al says jellyfish tampons, paper towels, and medical sponges could all be part of our absorbent future. Read more...

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A 96-year old Toronto woman is finally moving out of her quaint little house. The story isn't anything out of the ordinary—until you realize that she's lived there for 72 years and apparently hasn't redecorated once. Oh, and she has amazing taste.Read more...

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It's true. After days of speculation over whether the NSA knew about the Heartbleed vulnerability that affected as many as two thirds of the websites on the internet, two anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the NSA didn't just know about it, they used it to gather intelligence. Read more...

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It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fueled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way.Read more...

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This week in our time capsule round-up we have reminder after reminder that burying things in the ground is the absolute worst way to preserve something for the future. Oh, and also zombies.Read more...

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Skyscrapers tend to become lightening rods for the neighborhoods they're in—and nowhere is that more true than in Johannesburg's Ponte City, a hulking 54-story tower has gone from Apartheid enclave to drug dealer haven to symbol of urban renewal. Read more...

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People are always confused about who the hell invented the internet as we know it now. Even if they think they know, common mortals are most probably mistaken. This neat little video explains it clearly. Read more...

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You might not understand the how Heartbleed works , but you definitely heard about it this week. And with it, that drippy, maroon, bleeding heart logo—which is part of what made the story so memorable. In fact, the way Heartbleed was presented by the team that discovered it is a model for how technology issues should be communicated to the public.Read more...

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Hoards of internet enthusiasts crowed in unison, when Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was convicted of computer fraud in 2012 and later sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. And on Friday, those cries were justified. A federal appeals panel just overturned the conviction but not for the reasons some activists might've hoped for. [Wired]Read more...

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