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Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphone shipments

October 28, 2011

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Samsung overtook Apple to become the world’s biggest shipper of smartphones between July and September. Research from Strategy Analytics showed that Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones in the three-month period, compared with 17.1 million from Apple and 16.8 million from Nokia. The consultancy said Apple’s growth was hindered by customers waiting for the launch of […]

Stars concoct complex molecules

October 28, 2011

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Chemical factories around young stars may give rise to far more complex molecules than previously thought. Relatively complex, carbon-containing molecules are found in comets and on nearby planets, thought to have been made elsewhere in our Solar System. But a report in Nature suggests even larger molecules may be forged near young stars and flung […]

Google’s Maps Street View service pilots indoor photos

October 28, 2011

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Google has started a pilot project allowing the public to look inside shops and other businesses found on its maps. The feature is an extension of the firm’s Street View technology, which already lets users view 360-degree exterior images. The existing service prompted some privacy complaints from people who claimed the technology was intrusive. However, […]

What are you doing to celebrate the end of the world today? (The Mayan Calendar ends today Oct. 28, 2011, or not)

October 28, 2011

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Someone named Calleman fudged the Mayan calendar and came up with today as the date. The idea spread and many people who are more interested in spiritual growth than archaeology now believe it. “… Calleman’s own made up period which he calls uaxlahunkin (13 x 18 days). This period does not exist in the real […]

Thailand floods: Thousands flee Bangkok

October 28, 2011

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The government in Thailand has declared a 5-day public holiday to allow people to move to safety as flood waters reach the centre of Bangkok. … – Thousands of residents are rushing to leave the Thai capital, Bangkok, which is preparing for potentially severe flooding over the weekend. Authorities have declared a five day holiday […]

Sussex Police begin 24-hour live video broadcast

October 28, 2011

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A 24-hour live video stream has begun broadcasting the work of Sussex Police, allowing visitors to its website to follow officers via video links. Chief Constable Martin Richards said the event would “lift the lid on policing in 2011” and improve the force’s accountability. By midday, the live footage had attracted 18,000 views and more […]

Weird CLOUD falls To The GROUND

October 28, 2011

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Weird CLOUD falls To The GROUND. – YouTube. Not something you see every day … around here anyway.

Weird Cloud Shoots

October 28, 2011

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Weird Cloud Shoots – YouTube. What do you make of this? Video trickery? Cloaked alien ship? HAARP? Sun being focused by another moving cloud in different ways on that one place causing different patterns of ice crystals to light up?