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1 the wayback machine
I found this display at Cotton Ginning Days in Dallas, NC on October 11, 2014. He has titled it "Scale Model of the US Government". It is powered by a 1920's vintage hit and miss engine, and doesn't do anything except make noise and lots of lost motions.
2 Ambition the film
Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aidan Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at t
3 Star Wars teaser trailer premieres
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been unveiled online and in US cinemas. It gives fans an 88-second glimpse of the new film, the first new addition to the series since 2005.
4 I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too
I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media and Internet browsing. Oh, and TV too.
5 Like Collaboration And Intelligence In Humans? Thank War
Necessity may be the mother of invention, at least if war is a necessity. And perhaps it is.
6 Graphene shows promise for bulletproof armour
The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour. US researchers carried out miniature ballistic tests by firing tiny silica spheres at sheets of graphene.
7 Man injured by Amsterdam pop-up toilet
A man in the Dutch city of Amsterdam has been injured after a pop-up public toilet sunk into the ground emerged unexpectedly. The man was hit by a moped which was thrown up in the air as the so-called UriLift toilet suddenly rose up. He is being treated in hospital for minor injuries.
8 Myles Bradbury: Cambridge paedophile doctor 'had 170,000 images'
Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, Suffolk, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013. Cambridge Crown Court heard the pen carried 170,425 images of "boys partially clothed... none indecent".
9 Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references
Japan's biggest newspaper has issued a controversial apology for using the term "sex slaves" when referring to women who worked in brothels set up for Japanese soldiers in World War Two. Yomiuri Shimbun said its English version should not have used the phrase as it implied the women were coerced.
10 Immigration: David Cameron outlines benefit restrictions
The prime minister has set out plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants from the EU. David Cameron said EU migrants should have to wait at least four years before receiving benefits such as tax credits or council houses.
11 How Korea helped prostitutes work at US bases
More than 120 former prostitutes who worked near a US military base in South Korea are going to court to seek compensation from the Korean government. They say the authorities actively facilitated their work - and that the system has left them in poverty now that they are old.
12 Google should be broken up, say European MPs
The European Parliament has voted in favour of breaking Google up, as a solution to complaints that it favours is own services in search results. Politicians have no power to enforce a break-up, but the landmark vote sends a clear message to European regulators to get tough on the net giant.
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15 votes 8 answers 799 views Best tool to create ebooks? software tools ebook 22h ago R.K.
14 How I drank urine and bat blood to survive
Mauro Prosperi was 39 years old when he took part in the 1994 Marathon des Sables - a six-day, 250km (155-mile) race through the Sahara described as the toughest race of its kind. Following a sandstorm, the former Olympic pentathlete was lost in the desert for 10 days. Here he tells his story.
15 Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25
Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, officials say, two days after being hit on the head by a ball. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney.
16 Comet landing: UK team's data bonanza from Philae
UK Researchers received "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died. Scientists say they may have detected what might be complex carbon compounds on the surface of the comet the craft landed on two weeks ago.
17 Shakespeare Folio found in French library
A rare and valuable Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, has been discovered in a small French town. The book had lain undisturbed in a library in Saint-Omer, near Calais in northern France, for 200 years.
18 Population bottleneck
A population bottleneck is a sharp reduction in the size of a population due to environmental events (such as earthquakes, floods, fires, or droughts) or human activities (such as Genocide). Such events can reduce the variation in the gene pool of a population.
19 Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. That is the conclusion of a new set of studies into what's become known as geo-engineering.
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