Publication: Gizmodo

First reported 26 mins ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 1 reports

Watch GE Gleefully and Awesomely Destroy Dozens of Random Objects

Remember General Electric's incredible cadre of of machines that exist solely to destroy things ? Well, they've been using them to destroy things like teapots and baseballs and watches just for fun—and the resulting videos are amazing.It may be all for ... [Published Gizmodo - 26 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 1 reports

Anyone Can Buy Google Glass Now

Anyone with $1500 dollars can head over to this page and buy Google Glass right now. Though Google hasn't made a formal announcement about a public launch for the augmented reality specs, the shopping page is live.It's worth noting, that though the page ... [Published Gizmodo - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 2 reports

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Trying to Be Twitter

SToday, Facebook introduced its brand new, real-time gift to newshounds everywhere . Feast your eyes on FB Newswire, an aggregated feed of only the latest and greatest breaking news stories out there. In other words, Facebook just made its own Twitter—and ... [Published Gizmodo - 37 mins ago]
First reported 58 mins ago - Updated 58 mins ago - 1 reports

No, Rome's Collapse Wasn't Caused By Lead Poisoning

SRome was the first city on the planet to have an extensive and efficient municipal water system, thanks to the empire's ambitious aqueduct system that's still found throughout Europe. But that infrastructure was also pumping ancient Romans with lead—up ... [Published Gizmodo - 58 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

The World's Longest Conveyor Belt System Can Be Seen From Space

SThere isn't much in the Western Sahara, but there is this giant conveyor belt running over 60 miles from a Moroccan phosphate mine to the edge of the ocean. Look closely—this could be the future of our global food supply.If you haven't heard of Western ... [Published Gizmodo - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Every Trunk Needs a Backup Phone Battery That Can Jumpstart Your Car

SBy now there are countless backup batteries on the market that promise to revive a dead smartphone when there's no power outlet in sight. But the JUMPR promises to be there for another thing you probably never leave home without—your car.With 6,000 mAh ... [Published Gizmodo - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Battery, Smartphone
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Happy Trails: How a Record-Holding Long-Distance Hiker Plans Her Trips

SThe warming weather and lengthening days are luring hikers to long trails—some to very long trails. This week, the first of the few hundred hikers who attempt to complete the Pacific Crest Trail each summer begin heading to the Mexican border to start ... [Published Gizmodo - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Looks Like Honeywell Is Cooking Up Its Own Nest Thermostat Clone

SWhat's this we have here? We just got a tip from a reader that this is Honeywell's answer to Nest.It looks like a Nest, it smells like a Nest, and the only difference is that Honeywell branding. We're thin on details, but this screenshot reportedly came ... [Published Gizmodo - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Why the HBO-Amazon Deal Is Good for Everyone (Except Netflix)

HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don't need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the Wire to Eastbound & Down . ... [Published Gizmodo - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

The FCC (Still) Stinks at Defending the Internet

SThe FCC's soon-to-be-proposed rules on net neutrality reportedly won't stop broadband providers from giving better service to people that pay for it. That stinks. This was the agency's big chance to lock down a set of regulations that will keep the internet ... [Published Gizmodo - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

Chat with the Woman Who Photographs the World's Oldest Living Things

Artist Rachel Sussman has traveled to all seven continents in her tireless quest to document millennia-old lichen, moss, bacteria, trees, shrubs, and even underground forests. Her book, The Oldest Living Things in the World , gathers 30 of these specimens ... [Published Gizmodo - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

Ask the Man Who Unleashed 1.5 Million Balloons On Cleveland Anything

Way back on September 27th, 1986, the city of Cleveland was taken over by 1.5 million helium-filled balloons. The photos are amazing. The aftermath was not. Tom Holowach, the project manager of Balloonfest '86 , popped by Kinja to say hello, and has kindly ... [Published Gizmodo - Apr 22 2014]

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...would start being worried about drinking that water all your life," said Francis Albarède, who led the study at Claude Bernard University in Lyon. "Even though they probably did not get degenerate, as some people say, or even get more violent, lead pollution might have been something to be concerned about."
...But even though hikers are potentially setting speed records, there may be other challenges. "Low snow years also tend to be big fire years, so, speaking from experience, fires can be a big deterrent to setting a record on the PCT."
...The process also produces some ash—which, if it's reheated, vitrifies, "restructuring the molecules into the homogenous, stable and beautiful black glass that is synthetic obsidian."
...of pharmacology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, stated in reference to other apparent natural occurring "magic antibiotics, "There are natural substances that work in a lab beautifully but then when you give it to a human it's totally inactive or it's toxic."

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