New ocean
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Geologists have ringside seats for an ocean’s birth | The Register. “A rift that opened in Africa after a massive earthquake last September could be the beginning of a new Ocean, scientists say. The crack in the ground appeared along a fault line in the Afar desert in Ethiopia. The crack is heading for the

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Hiroshima
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Scale models of Hiroshima. Before and After.

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Ceramic batmen
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There’s something very beautiful about these melting, ceramic bat -people.

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Speaker Bag
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Really nice design concept for a speaker bag. It has built in speakers, and the red tag acts as a remote for your iPod. Should keep my daughter, who is obsessed with Taggies, happy.

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Water use
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In this time of “drought” in the UK, when we’re all suffering from hosepipe bans, these approaches to water efficiency from Inhabitat might be useful.

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Lenny gets the credit he deserves
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My friend Lenny creates amazing rake art on the beaches of Guernsey, then photographs them with a camera attached to a kite. It’s a hobby. He’s very good at it. Shannon mentioned it the other day in her blog, when he got some much deserved credit on BldgBlog. Now he’s hit the big time with

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Quite amusing Microsoft recruiting video
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Ed Helms from the Daily Show did a short video for Microsoft recruiting.

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Print Gocco
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I’ve been looking for some home (non-PC) printing options for making things like cards ans T-shirts for some time. Actually, I’ve been looking for print-making evening classes for a while, but nowhere locally seems to have a class. Anyway, I’ve just come across the Print Gocco, which is a Japanese home screen-printing unit for making

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New cute car favorite
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Suzuki’s new LC Concept Car goes to the top of my list of cute small cars that I’d love to own. Other contenders include the Nissan Figaro (qhich we haven’t owned, but you can buy as imports here in the UK) and of course the Smart ForTwo (which we have owned, but have now jettisoned

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Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram https://t.co/jxpVwWnvQS via @archdaily
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RT @ChrisBishopMSFT: Great to be invited to @CNBC this morning to discuss the influence of #AI on all aspects of our lives https://t.co/b80…
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"Frodo's trip to Mordor as a Google Map" https://t.co/S7vuML652R
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RT @SimpleHaptics: Happy 25th anniversary Microsoft Research! @MSFTResearch Two amazing & life-defining internships during my PhD.Thx @wasb…
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The Design Products course at the Royal College of Art is seeking a new tutor, for those who may be looking. https://t.co/4DYcjW6nbR @RCA
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One of my favourite @thingameapp collections so far. https://t.co/fCi578Uyoj
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