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Brain Controlled Computer Input Devices Advance a Step

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

Cell phone users can now dial a number just by thinking it, thanks to a brain computer interface device invented by researchers at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. The device brings brain-controlled computer input devices a step closer to practical application, though experts say reducing the size
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Weird Al Lady Gaga Born This Way Parody Dispute Settled

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

Weird Al Yankovic has settled a dispute with Lady Gaga’s manager and will be releasing his new album Apocalpyse complete with “Perform This Way,” a parody Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Earlier this week on Tuesday, Al had announced that a rejection from Gaga’s manager was holding up commercial release of the song, along with a
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iPhone Doubles Apple Profits, but Draws Privacy Concerns

Apr 21st, 2011 | By
iPhone Doubles Apple Profits, but Draws Privacy Concerns

Apple stock soared Wednesday following an announcement of record second-quarter profits, fueled by Verizon Wireless now offering iPhone service. But the good news was dampened by the US Congress and Senate expressing concerns over newly-discovered iPhone privacy concerns. Until January, only AT&T customers were able to buy iPhone. Offering the iPhone through Verizon opened the
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King James Bible 400th Anniversary Gets Shakespearian Reading

Apr 20th, 2011 | By
King James Bible 400th Anniversary Gets Shakespearian Reading

All through Holy Week, Shakespearian actors at the Globe Theater are performing a marathon reading to mark the King James Bible 400th Anniversary (King James Version, or KJV) celebration. The reading began Tuesday and will continue through Easter Monday on April 25. The genesis of the KJV began in 1604, when King James I authorized a committee to create an official translation of the Bible for the Church of England, in response to Puritan challenges to Anglican authority. The project was completed in 1611, and for the next two centuries the KJV remained the standard Bible among English speakers.



Vietnam Creates New Saola Preserve for Asian Unicorn

Apr 19th, 2011 | By
Vietnam Creates New Saola Preserve for Asian Unicorn

Vietnam has set aside a new preserve for the rare saola, known as the Asian unicorn, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) announced Thursday. Quang Nam’s People Committee agreed to the Forestry Protection Department creating a Saola Natural Reserve in the Annamite Range of mountains along the border between Vietnam and Laos. Saola (pronounced
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Pink Floyd, Doors Manzarek-Krieger, B.B. King Play OC Fair

Apr 19th, 2011 | By
Pink Floyd, Doors Manzarek-Krieger, B.B. King Play OC Fair

Today the Orange County Fair (OC Fair) announced a legendary lineup for its Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre during the 2011 OC Fair in Costa Mesa. On Sunday, July 17, the Pink Floyd Experience will perform the band’s classic album Animals, along with other hits. On Friday, August 5, former Doors keyboardist Ray
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Microsoft Launches Photosynth iOS App for Sharing 3D Photos

Apr 18th, 2011 | By
Microsoft Launches Photosynth iOS App for Sharing 3D Photos

Today Microsoft released an iOS app for its Photosynth software, which allows users to create 3d images of objects by combining regular 2d photographs of the object shot from different angles. The new Photosynth iOS app allows users to create Photosynth images out of photos taken on an iPhone or other iOS device. Users can
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Humpback Whale Songs Follow Ocean Top Music Charts

Apr 18th, 2011 | By
Humpback Whale Songs Follow Ocean Top Music Charts

Humpback whales follow their own musical trends, according to a study published in the April 12, 2011 issue of Current Biology. Scientists studying whale songs have found that all humpbacks in the South Pacific follow song trends that start in Australia and change every year or two. Male humpback whales use their large nasal cavities
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World Race 2011 from New York to Paris Begins

Apr 18th, 2011 | By
World Race 2011 from New York to Paris Begins

The World Race 2011 began Thursday. Between April 14 and July 21, drivers will race west from New York’s Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square to San Francisco, then cross the Pacific by ship before continuing from Beijing, to arrive at the finishing line at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 21. World Race 2011
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World’s Largest Dinosaurs Museum Exhibit Opens in New York

Apr 17th, 2011 | By
World’s Largest Dinosaurs Museum Exhibit Opens in New York

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit opened this Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The exhibit lets visitors get at close-up view of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth, and even look inside the bodies of these extinct giants. The World’s Largest Dinosaurs shines a spotlight on the sauropods, the long-necked,
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