Saturday, April 28, 2012

Impossible Plant-Animal Hybrid

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Wildly bizarre half-plant/half-animal creature - with a lovely name "Eastern Emerald Elysia"

This beautiful leaf-shaped sea slug Elysia chlorotica lives in shallow pools along Atlantic coast of North America, eats algae with gusto - one meal is enough for its lifetime! - and by using photosynthesis like any other plant, shatters the most basic definition between the "animal" and "plant" kingdoms.

Friday, April 27, 2012

World’s Highest Water Slide Is Called Insano, Looks Pretty Insane

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Ever wondered what it would be like to dive off a 14-storey building? Ok, that sounds a little suicidal, but that’s the kind of sensation you get when you’re sliding down Insano, the highest water slide in the world.

Part of a water park near the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Insano is known as one of the most thrilling water park attractions in the world. Constructed in 1989, it still holds the record for the highest water slide on Earth, at 41 meters high. That’s as tall as a 14-storey building, in case you were wondering. What makes Insano “the most extreme equipment of this type on the planet” (according to the beach park’s official site) is the very steep slide that really lets gravity do its number on anyone crazy enough to try it. Apparently, the whole decent takes just 4 to 5 seconds but during that time you can reach speeds of up to 105 km/h. That’s as fast as a Ferrari.

The Best New Tech Ideas of the Year AT CES 2012

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Kazuo Hirai, executive deputy president of Sony Corp., speaks about Sony's "Music Unlimited" service during a Sony news conference for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada January 9, 2012.

Google Drive An Online Data Storage Drive

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Google Drive has finally made it's official release that offers offer you an online storage and basically it could work as a folder on your computer in which all content would be uploaded to your Google Drive. Then you would be able to access that content from anywhere.

In simple words, Google Drive is an off-site storage where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiance or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload, access and share all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

Damage to the World's Oceans May Cost Trillions

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that environmental problems are a constant part of our everyday lives and discussions about the planet. The costs for the environment itself are more obvious: environmental problems lead to destruction in said environment. But what of the very real financial costs? Deutsche Welle, the international German broadcaster, reports on the costs of oceanic problems. Because being able to combat environmental problems is also about money.

10 Amazing Facts About Snow

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Did you know that each winter one septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) of snow crystals drop from the sky and that it takes about a million little droplets to make one snowflake? As common as it might seem at first glance, snow is actually a very complex type of precipitation. If you are wondering which is the world’s largest snowflake or what is the record for the greatest snowfall in the United States, you have landed on right page. Here are my Top 10 fascinating facts about snow:

10. Funny Snow Terminology

Beauty of Crystal Clear Swiss River

The Verzasca River, in Switzerland, is known all over the world for its clear, turquoise waters, but until now its beauty had only been captured from the surface. Photographer Claudio Gazzaroli decided to change that, so he put on a diving suit, took his waterproof camera and dived onto the riverbed to take some truly mind-blowing photos.

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